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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper

SHOCK AND AWESOME

It had been a gorgeous Saturday here in the Puget Sound. After parking my car up on the hill, I began the short walk down to the Emerald Queen Casino. I failed to truly take a good, long look at the sky to see if there was some sort of fantastic, celestial event going on. Had I taken the time, I'm fairly certain I would have witnessed something out of the ordinary. I'm sure our galaxy's planets weren't suddenly in alignment with each other, but what would soon unfold in the EQC showroom would leave me believing that something was going on up there. Never had I witnessed a succession of mixed martial arts bouts that screamed and bled with so much drama.
In short, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for a more shocking night then what enfolded at CageSport 46 on Saturday, July 15.
With a total of eight fights scheduled,… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
SPORTSWATCH

TCC HIRES UW BASKETBALL LEGEND TO LEAD WOMEN’S PROGRAM

Regina Rogers, who finished her basketball career as the 18th-highest scoring player in UW women’s basketball history, has signed on as head coach of the Tacoma Community College Titan women’s basketball team.
A graduate of Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, Rogers played basketball as a freshman at UCLA. She returned to Seattle after the passing of her grandmother in 2007. After sitting out a redshirt year, she began her UW basketball career that would end with Rogers being named an All-Pac-12 First Team player with 1,171 points to her credit. One of the most efficient post players in the Pac-12 Conference, she led her team in field goal percentage in her three seasons at UW.
After leaving college, Rogers decided she… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Tacoma Rainiers suffering an All-Star hangover

It’s been said that baseball’s all-star break wasn’t named a “break” after the physical rest it gives the players, but rather for what it does for the mental monotony that is inherent to a season that lasts well over 100 games. Monotony that is present not only for the players, but sometimes also for the fans. Indeed, that’s a large part of the reason baseball hosts its all-star game in-season. For most, the all-star break is a time to reflect on the first half of the season with a good dose of what went wrong and what went right, and more importantly, how to prepare for the second-half stretch.

For Rainiers fans, however,… Read Full Story

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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