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Tacoma Stars prepare for Dallas after first loss

The Tacoma Stars fell back to earth a little bit on Friday, Nov. 20 as the hometown boys were unable to match the heat of the visiting Soles de Sonora, and suffered their first defeat 6-4. Sonora entered the game as the highest scoring team in the Major Arena Soccer League, averaging over 12 goals per game. While the Stars were able to cool off Sonora’s intense offense, Tacoma found themselves facing an equally stifling defense from the visitors.

With an excited crowd of 2,218 in attendance at the ShoWare Center in Kent, the two teams traded goals throughout the match in a thrilling display of near-misses, exceptional defensive stops and enough theatrics to keep everyone either on the edge of their seats or on their feet.

Even with the loss, Tacoma (4-1) remains in first place in the Pacific Division of the MASL, ahead… Read Full Story


The 2015 girls’ soccer season in Tacoma was a success as five high school teams from within the city limits advanced to the playoffs, out of seven schools that fielded teams. Things are also looking up for the future, as several teams were stocked with juniors and underclassmen. Let’s take a look back at how the season unfolded for Tacoma’s teams.

Bellarmine Prep (9-1-3 4A Narrows, 12-4-4 overall) finished second in the 4A Narrows behind rival Gig Harbor, and was in the running for the league championship for much of the season. The Lions actually split with the Tides, with each team winning on the other’s home turf. Bellarmine went on to shutout Emerald Ridge (3-0) and Kentridge (2-0) in the district playoffs. The Lions would then crush Wenatchee 4-0 in the opening round of the state tournament. The victory… Read Full Story

Crusaders settle for second after gutsy state final

While several Tacoma high school teams entered the postseason with state championship aspirations, as it turns out there was only one school that made it all the way to a state title game in their respective sport, and it was from one of the smallest schools in the 253. The Crusaders of Tacoma Baptist brought an impressive 16-1 record into the state 1B/2B boys soccer championship game against the St. George’s Dragons from Spokane, with hopes of carrying off the big trophy out of Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner on Saturday, Nov. 21.
A big problem stood in the Crusaders’ path, and that was a St. George’s team that looked as… Read Full Story

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FRIDAY, NOV. 27 – FOOTBALL 1B – Lummi Nation vs. Neah Bay Tacoma Dome, Semifinals – 1 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 27 – FOOTBALL 3A – Eastside Catholic vs. Lakes Tacoma Dome, Semifinals – 4 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 27 – BASKETBALL Men – Trinity (TX) vs. UPS Pacific Lutheran – 6 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 27…

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TACOMA STARS RESERVES UPENDED 6-5 FOR FIRST-EVER WISL DEFEAT The Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) kicked off its second season in three Washington cities on Saturday, Nov. 21, with the home sides winning all the standings points and a total of 40 goals lighting up the scoreboards. In Everett, Sporting…

Bonney Lake edges Lincoln in playoff thriller
By Randy Rutledge Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

Although the weather would play a crucial role in Friday night's second round playoff game between the Bonney Lake Panthers and the Lincoln Abes at Tacoma's historic Lincoln Bowl, it wouldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the home crowd - a fan base that has recently become accustomed to playoff football…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19 – VOLLEYBALL NWAC Tournament Tacoma Convention Center – 9 a.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – VOLLEYBALL NWAC Tournament Tacoma Convention Center – 10 a.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – BASKETBALL Women – St. Thomas vs PLU Doug McArthur Classic UPS Memorial Fieldhouse – 2 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV.…

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TACOMA STARS RESERVES PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR WISL CHAMPIONSHIP The Tacoma Stars Reserves are getting ready to defend their 2104-15 Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) Championship. The Reserves will open their season Saturday Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Everett Soccer Arena against Sporting Everett…

Wilson Rams pull off 2-OT thriller to advance
By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

The Wilson Rams met up with the Lake Washington Kangaroos Saturday, Nov. 7 at Mount Tahoma Stadium in a 3A playoff matchup. As to how a team from Kirkland has a kangaroo for a mascot, we have no idea, but let's just move on. Both teams had similar records (Wilson 5-4 and Lake Washington at 6-3) for…

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TCC TITAN MEN MOVE TO NWAC FINAL FOUR AND GRAB SEASON HONORS The Tacoma Community College men’s soccer team defeated Edmonds 3-1 on Nov. 4 in the first round of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship soccer tournament. Facing long odds, the Titans would travel to Vancouver…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 12 – WATER POLO State Qtrs. – Curtis vs. Gig Harbor Curtis HS – 8 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – WATER POLO State Semifinals Curtis HS – 6 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 3A – Bonney Lake vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. {body_image_1} FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 2B – Life…

A title shot for Gavronski at Battle at the Boat 103
By Justin Gimse

After a string of impressive victories inside the ropes, Tacoma boxer Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski will be fighting for a title belt this time around at Battle at the Boat 103. Don’t bother asking him how he feels about it though, hoping for some wistful, starry-eyed response, because he’ll…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5 – SOCCER - * Denotes playoff game 3A Girls – Auburn Mtn vs. Wilson * Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, NOV. 5 – FOOTBALL Stadium vs. Auburn Auburn HS – 7 p.m. THURSDAY, NOV. 5 – SOCCER 2A Girls – TBA vs. Fife * Bonney Lake HS – 7:30 p.m. {body_image_1} THURSDAY,…