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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 This Week's Paper

South Sound women shock Spokane, men suffer upset

The early season hype of the Spokane Shadow women’s team ran into a heaping dose of reality on Sunday, May 15 as Tacoma’s own South Sound FC sent the east siders back home with a shocking 2-1 victory in Northwest Premier League (NWPL) action. What was originally looking like a “David versus Goliath” sort of match turned into another solid performance by the hometown women, who are now 2-0-1 on the season.

Spokane entered the match a perfect 3-0. While records can often be deceiving, the Shadow had seemingly backed it all up by outscoring their opponents by an incredible 23-4 margin in three contests. Coming into the match, the two teams had played against one common foe; the Twin City Union FC. South Sound FC shutout Twin City in the first week of the season by a score of 2-0. The following weekend, Twin City travelled… Read Full Story

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Femme Fianna skates away from Trampires for Dockyard Derby Dames’ title

May 14 marked a milestone in the lore of the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s Women’s’ Flat Track Roller Derby league. The night saw the Femme Fianna crowned the league’s season 10 champions as they won a 258-174 victory over the Trampires.
The size of the victory is testament to the defensive skills of Femme Fianna’s blockers as much as to the wiles of the Fianna jammers. The lead jammer percentage was evenly split between the two teams. The Fianna won the lead in 22 jams while the Trampires were close behind with 20 lead jams. Defensive play made up the difference.
There were several occasions during which the Trampires found themselves in a power jam (with the Fianna jammer relegated to the penalty box and thus unable to either score or call off the jam). Yet the Trampire jammers were effectively stymied by the… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 19 - 28

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – TRACK & FIELD
3A & 4A District Meet
French Field, Kent – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – BASEBALL
Iowa vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – TENNIS
Girls’ 3A District Tourney
Sprinker Rec. Center – 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – SOFTBALL
3A District Tournament
Sprinker Rec Fields – 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – BASEBALL
NWAC – Edmonds vs. Columbia Basin
Mt. Tahoma HS – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 –… Read Full Story

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Defending champion Kings stop Bengals in opener
By Randy Rutledge Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

he Puyallup Nation Kings and their rival Pierce County Bengals of the Western Washington Football Alliance opened their season at Chief Leschi Stadium on Saturday, May 14, in a matchup of the previous two WWFA champs, the Kings being the defending champs and the Bengals having won in 2014. The Kings…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

PACIFIC LUTHERAN BASEBALL BEGINS POSTSEASON JOURNEY IN SPOKANE It has been three weeks since the Pacific Lutheran baseball team captured the Northwest Conference Tournament and earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Regionals. Late Sunday, May 15, the team learned they will travel to Spokane…

Playoff seeding a real burn for some league champs
By Justin Gimse

As the high school athletic season enters the final phase, we’ll take a quick look at which area teams are still alive, and who looks like they could make a little noise at the state tournament level. It’s been an exciting year for several Tacoma-area teams, with a few trophies, as well as some…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 12-22
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER 3A District Playoffs Mt. Tahoma HS – 5 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER 2A District Playoffs Franklin Pierce HS – 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER 3A District Playoffs Stadium HS – 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER 3A District Playoffs Mt. Tahoma HS – 7…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT NIGHT ARRIVES The tenth season of the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s roller derby league, comes to its grand finale May 14 with the league’s championship bout. The night is a double header. The first bout will see the DYDD’s longtime champion Marauding…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

WILSON HIGH GRAD ROLLS HIS WAY TO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP By Brenda Zimmerman Wilson High Grad, Daniel Hanson, bowled his way into the history books Saturday, April 23 as he captured the 2016 Intercollegiate Singles Title in Wichita, Kansas. A freshman at Robert Morris University Illinois, Hanson…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 5 - 15
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MAY 5 – SOFTBALL Capital vs. Foss Heidelberg Field – 3:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 5 – BASEBALL Salt Lake vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 6 – BASEBALL Clover Park vs. Foss Foss HS – 4 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 7 – BASEBALL Lower Columbia vs. TCC Tacoma Community…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

LUTES CLAIM NWC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 6-5 ROAD WIN The Pacific Lutheran baseball team are Northwest Conference champions for the second consecutive season as the Lutes knocked off No. 14 Whitworth 6-5 on Sunday, April 24 at Merkel Field in Spokane. The Lutes (25-16) entered the day…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 28 – MAY 8
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER Bellarmine vs. Gig Harbor Gig Harbor HS – 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER Lincoln vs. Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER Shelton vs. Wilson Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – BASEBALL Shelton vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma…

Playoff picture still a puzzle in 2A SPSL
By Justin Gimse

Winning a league championship is pretty difficult. Hanging onto a first-place lead for all, or most of, the season seems even tougher sometimes. Not only is every team gunning for you because you’re team is the best, they’re also giving it their all, because if they’re a decent squad, chances…