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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 This Week's Paper

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TWELVE LUTES BUILD CHEMISTRY WITH SOUTH SOUND FC CLUB

For collegiate athletes, there is no such thing as an offseason. The Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team proves that to be true with 12 Lutes playing for the South Sound FC Shock, an elite adult amateur team in the Northwest Premier League (NWPL). PLU student-athletes and coaches anticipate that year-round play together will benefit the team heading into the 2016 season.

Lute student-athletes on the South Sound FC Shock include goalkeepers Natalie Robinson and Takara Mitsui along with field players Lauren Larson, Kelly White, Kaylie Rozell-Pidge, Machaela Graddy, Rachel Ross, Lena Moreno, Hailey Smoot, Jordan Haggerty, Katie Coronado, and Liz Griffith.

“Playing in the offseason with other PLU teammates is extremely beneficial,”… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Griffey and Ichiro own the news cycle

As time passes by, there are some sports memories that remain seared into one’s brain, never to be altered or magnified, even if it makes for a better story. Then there are the sports memories that have gotten a little hazy over the years, but enough still resides in the old noggin to justify it becoming “one of those tales” over the years. When it comes to Ken Griffey Jr. I have one of those hazy sort of memories that I’m quite sure is absolutely true, other than the fact that I can’t really add it all up any longer, even with the help of the Internet.

It was July, 1993 when it was all going down. Griffey began his eight consecutive games home run streak on July 20 in Yankee Stadium. The third game of the streak saw the Mariners travel to Cleveland to face the Indians for a four-game tilt. After hitting home runs in… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 20 – SEPT. 10

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 Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 29 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 30… Read Full Story

More Sports
2016 TACOMA AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 13 – SEPT. 10
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JULY 21 – AUGUST 23
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, JULY 21 – BASEBALL Oklahoma City vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 23 – RUGBY Tacoma Aroma 7’s Tournament Portland Ave. Playfield – 9 a.m. {body_image_1} SATURDAY, JULY 23 – MMA Super Fight League America Emerald Queen Casino – 7 p.m. SUNDAY, JULY…

Kings and Bengals ready for WWFA playoff run
By Justin Gimse

The season’s fortunes of two Tacoma-area semi-professional football teams will be on the line Saturday, July 23, as the Puyallup Nation Kings and the Pierce County Bengals both host first-round playoff games to open postseason play in the Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA). The Bengals…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JULY 14 - 31
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, JULY 14 – BASEBALL Colorado Springs vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 15 – BASEBALL Colorado Springs vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 15 – SOCCER Calgary vs. Sounders U23 Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 16…