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It was another banner year for high school football in the City of Destiny. Four teams from within the Tacoma city limits were able to advance through the district playoffs and into their respective state tournaments’ round of 16.
Now that all of the teams’ seasons have come to a close, it’s time to take a glance back and unveil our 2015 Tacoma Weekly All-City Football Teams.
For much of the season, it seemed as though the Lincoln Abes were living a charmed life on the football field. Despite beginning the 2015 season with a new coach, a new quarterback and a bevy of starter spots that needed to be filled, the Abes just kept on winning. Even a broken collarbone, suffered by junior quarterback Joey Sinclair in the fourth week of the season, was unable to stop the Lincoln machine from chewing through… Read Full Story

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Stars return home 4-0 and face biggest test yet

Around 30 years ago, the rocking sounds of Thin Lizzy’s 1976 hit “The Boys are Back in Town” would welcome the Tacoma Stars back to the Tacoma Dome following a road trip by the team. The fans loved it, some sang along and it seemed like a fitting reminder to the boys that they were back amongst their people. It fired up the crowd and I’m pretty sure that, in turn, it gave a jolt of juice to the team.

Whether or not they’ll be playing it Friday night, Nov. 20 when the Stars return home to the ShoWare Center in Kent, the bottom line is that the boys are back and boy are they looking fantastic right now.

“Guess who just got back today
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven't changed that much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy.”
- Thin Lizzy, “The Boys are Back… Read Full Story

Bonney Lake edges Lincoln in playoff thriller

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 after a long postseason drought.
The undefeated Abes would draw first blood, marching downfield behind sophomore quarterback Willie Hamilton, who accounted for 63 of the drive's 80 yards, capped by a six-yard touchdown pass to Tristian "Crazy Legs" Kwon in the flat.
Bonney Lake answered quickly with a 31-yard touchdown pass… Read Full Story

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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,…

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The time has finally arrived for Tacoma Stars head coach Darren Sawatzky to unleash his new Major Arena Soccer League team and get this first full season under way Friday night, Nov. 6 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. First kick is set for 7:35 p.m. With a lineup stacked with veterans, as well as hot,…

Is this the year that UPS tames the Lutes?
By Justin Gimse

It’s time to start talking about that little rivalry game that happens once a year between Tacoma’s two institutes of higher learning. For years, the football game between the University of Puget Sound Loggers and Pacific Lutheran Lutes was some serious business among local sports fans. …

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29 – VOLLEYBALL 4A SPSL League Tournament Curtis High School – 5 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 29 – FOOTBALL Life Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 29 – SOCCER Bellarmine vs. Stadium Lincoln Bowl – 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 30 – VOLLEYBALL Willamette…