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Sunday, August 28, 2016 This Week's Paper

Progress knocks out Tacoma Boxing Club

Sometimes one person’s bit of progress is seen as a slap in the face of another. This seems to be the case over the past week concerning the longstanding relationship between the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club and the legendary Tacoma Boxing Club. Over the past week, the social media buzz over the soon-to-be evicted boxing club has become a bit of a firestorm in the Hilltop community and throughout the Tacoma area and beyond.

After recently being awarded an unsolicited grant from the national Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, who run all of the Tacoma area’s clubs, decided that the money would be best put to use at the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

A much-needed injection of capital funds into improvements at Al Davies was met quickly with… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
TACOMA WOMEN’S RUGBY CLUB FOUNDER PASSES

When I first met Meg deGravelles last year, it began with a big smile and a firm handshake. Her rugby team, the Tacoma Sirens, had just wrapped up a match and Meg was thrilled to see some media out at their home turf at the Portland Ave. Playfields. The Tacoma Weekly followed with a well-received story about the Sirens, and the men’s Tacoma Nomads club in the April 10, 2015 issue. While we were no more than a friendly acquaintance, Meg and I became friends on Facebook, and from time to time touched base with a hello or two.

As a horse veterinarian, Meg would occasionally share photos of her work on Facebook, and sometimes they were fairly brutal and gruesome. However, I always found myself having to check them all out, because much like television shows about knee surgeries and such, what she was doing to make these animals… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Puyallup Nation Kings bring home national hardware

The sport of semi-pro football, at its best, is just as exciting and well played as other levels of the sport. On the flip side, there is really no national organizational structure that oversees all of the leagues from coast to coast, so when the seasons wrap up, there seems to be a handful of “National Championship” games that take place around the United States, pitting the best of the league champions against each other.

When we last saw the Puyallup Nation Kings, they had finished dismantling the Wenatchee Valley Rams in the Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA) championship game by a score of 46-13. The blowout victory… Read Full Story

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SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

PT. DEFIANCE UNVEILS NEW FIELD GUIDE AND INTERACTIVE GAME A fun, prize-filled adventure awaits individuals and families alike at Point Defiance Park. Metro Parks Tacoma has a cool new way to discover the Park through its “That's the Point” interactive game. To join in the fun, pick up a free park…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 29 – SEPT. 10
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MONDAY, AUG. 29 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 30 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 – BASEBALL Fresno vs.…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 20 – SEPT. 10
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SATURDAY, AUG. 20 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 21 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 22 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 23 – BASEBALL Las…

2016 TACOMA AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
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TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 13 – SEPT. 10
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SATURDAY, AUG. 13 – FISHING Gig Harbor Salmon Derby Awards Bass Pro Shop – 4 p.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 20 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 21 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 22 – BASEBALL Las Vegas…

KEN GRIFFEY JR. HONORED
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GAMES 2,671 PLATE APPEARANCES 11,304 AT-BATS 9,801 HITS 2,781 RUNS 1,662 HOME RUNS 630 DOUBLES 524 TRIPLES 38 RUNS BATTED IN 1,836 STOLEN BASES 184 WALKS 1,312 STRIKEOUTS 1,779 BATTING AVERAGE .284 ON-BASE % - .370 ON-BASE + SLUGGING .907 TOTAL BASES 5,271 HIT BY PITCH 81 10 GOLDEN GLOVE AWARDS 7…

SPORTSWATCH
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PLU’S MAX BEATTY GETS SECOND CHANCE AT THE PROS Former PLU baseball player Max Beatty knows what it means to take advantage of a second chance, making the most of his opportunity as a professional baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization. At one point in his time at PLU, Beatty had…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUGUST 6 – SEPTEMBER 5
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SATURDAY, AUG. 6 – FOOTBALL Wenatchee vs. Puyallup Nation Kings Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 7 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 5:05 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 8 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 9 – BASEBALL…

SPORTSWATCH
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MARSHAWN LYNCH AND THE BEAST MODE CHALLENGE TO HIT TACOMA CBS Seattle and Fam First Family Foundation welcome the third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge, a family festival to celebrate Marshawn Lynch and his foundation on Saturday, July 30 at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma. The festival site will include…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JULY 28 – AUG. 31
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THURSDAY, JULY 28 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m. THURSDAY, JULY 28 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 29 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m. FRIDAY, JULY 29 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers…