Sunday, December 04, 2016 This Week's Paper

New beginnings for Henry Foss

When the new Washington Interscholastic Activities Association enrollment numbers came out late in January of last school year, there was a bit of surprise and grumblings emanating from the center of Tacoma. After crunching their numbers over the previous years, the WIAA issued a net enrollment number for each school and the result could very well move a high school into a higher or lower state classification.
While it wasn’t much of a surprise to see Stadium High School move back down to 3A, it came as quite a shock to many folks when it was announced that Henry Foss High School would be moving to the 2A classification this school year.
What it meant for Foss was a sudden change of scenery, and it wasn’t necessarily embraced by the entire Falcon family.
The move to 2A would uproot Foss from competing in a league… Read Full Story

Lady Abes turn up pressure for win

When you roll into a season-opening basketball game and leave a couple of hours later feeling as though you just witnessed a playoff showdown, it’s safe to say that you’re off to a good start. As has been the case in recent years, the Lincoln Lady Abes have made it a practice of scheduling historically tough teams to round out their non-league schedule. When the Lincoln schedule first came out, the name Cleveland sat atop the schedule like a bright red warning sign. The perennial powerhouse was set to bring their game down south for a visit to Lincoln on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and it was safe to say that they were probably going to put the Lady Abes to the test.
By the time the smoke had cleared on a barnburner of a finish, it was clear that both teams had put each other to the test, with Lincoln holding on for a 38-34 victory.Read Full Story

Life Christian and Foss stand out at jamboree

You never know what you’re going to get at a basketball jamboree. They take place before the start of the season, and often the teams look a little rusty out there. It’s bound to happen when you’re dealing with teenagers and maybe a dozen practices or so. However, one thing a jamboree can offer up is a little glimpse as to who might have an edge in the city of Tacoma.

With two high school jamborees going down simultaneously in Tacoma on Saturday, Nov. 26, we headed over to Bellarmine with an eye on four Tacoma schools spanning four WIAA classifications. When it was all said and done, it was actually two previous Tacoma Weekly… Read Full Story

More Sports
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THURSDAY, DEC. 1 – BASKETBALL Girls – Gig Harbor vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – 2B FOOTBALL Napavine vs. Liberty Tacoma Dome – 4 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – BASKETBALL Girls – Bellarmine vs. Curtis Curtis HS  – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Bonney Lake…

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TACOMA STARS WELCOME BACK TY HALL; WALTMAN AND KEITZ HONORED The Tacoma Stars acquired forward Ty Hall as part of a trade with the Harrisburg Heat, the club announced Monday, Nov. 28. Full details of the trade will be announced at a later time. Hall, 27, returns to Tacoma after logging time in 16…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 26 – BASKETBALL Boys – Bellarmine Jamboree Bellarmine HS – 2:30 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – BASKETBALL Girls – Cleveland vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – BASKETBALL Boys – Timberline vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 7 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – BASKETBALL Boys…

Title chase ends for TBS Crusaders
By Justin Gimse

It was a wild ride for the Tacoma Baptist football team this season. After the school dropped down to the 1B classification following the most recent realignment by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, it was going to be a new start for the Crusaders. While they would now play against…

Tacoma’s Gavronski and Keys claim ring victories
By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

The latest installment of the long running Battle at the Boat series took place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Showroom. There was a good crowd and the room felt very electric as they awaited the undercard, and more importantly, the return of hometown favorite Mike Gavronski…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17 – FOOTBALL Neah Bay vs. Tacoma Baptist Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 18 – STATE 3A SOCCER Girls – Southridge vs. Blanchet Sparks Stadium – 2 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 18 – STATE B SOCCER Girls – Adna vs. Kalama Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 2 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 18 –…

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TCC TITANS CLAIM FIRST NWAC MEN'S SOCCER TITLE IN 16 SEASONS Ranked second in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) West Region, Tacoma Community College’s Men’s Soccer team pulled off a stunning upset this weekend, defeating NWAC East Region first place team Spokane to win the championship…

Magic ride ends for Franklin Pierce
By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

High school football at this time of the year is a fun thing to watch. As teams move through the playoffs, the cream rises to the top and the matchups get very interesting. There is more at stake every weekend. Saturday, Nov. 12, marked the first weekend of the state playoffs and brought the West…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – SWIMMING State Swim and Dive Meet King County Aquatic Center – 8 a.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – SOCCER Men – Pierce College vs. TCC Starfire Stadium, Tukwila – 5 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – FOOTBALL Lynnwood vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – FOOTBALL Crescent…

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PLU WOMEN TO FACE CLAREMONT-MUDD IN NCAA D-III SOCCER TOURNEY Southern California is the destination for the Northwest Conference Champion Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team as the NCAA unveiled the 64-team bracket for the NCAA Division III Tournament on Monday, Nov. 7. The Lutes (16-0-4,…