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Friday, May 27, 2016 This Week's Paper

South Sound women take over first, men back in the hunt

It has taken a grand total of four games for the new women’s soccer team in Tacoma to take over first place in the new, statewide Northwest Premier League (NWPL). The South Sound FC women have quickly put the other six teams on notice that they are going to have to bring their top game to overcome the firepower, and especially the staunch defense of the Shock.

Following a 4-0 shutout of the visiting Olympic Force on Sunday, May 22, the South Sound FC women’s club sits at 3-0-1 with 10 points in the NWPL standings. If early season trends hold up, it is already looking like it may very well be a two-team race for the league championship as the Spokane Shadow (3-1-0) trail the Shock with nine points, and have also lost their first of two head-to-head matches. The two teams will not meet again until the final game of the season… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Tacoma welcomes the state’s best track stars

The best high school track and field athletes descend upon Tacoma for the 2A, 3A and 4A state championships on May 26 thru May 28 at Mt. Tahoma Stadium. There are several Tacoma-area athletes that are legitimate contenders for individual state championships. The Lincoln Abe boys’ track team also looks like a possible contender for a coveted team title. After two relatively light years for Tacoma’s athletes, it looks like Grit City will be well-represented this year.

We’ve put together a rundown of the Tacoma-area athletes who will be competing at the state meet, along with their qualifying time, distance or height.

In the boys’ 100 meter dash, Xzavier Weston (10.99) from Lincoln and Elijah Jones (11.26) from Wilson will compete in the 3A event. In the 2A, D’Angelo Biggs (11.27) and Alex Blackwell (11.19) of Clover… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 26 – JUNE 12

THURSDAY, MAY 26 - TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 27 – TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28 – TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 9:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 31 – BASEBALL
Salt Lake vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 6:05 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 – BASEBALL
Salt Lake vs.… Read Full Story

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

PACIFIC LUTHERAN’S WILD RIDE ENDS IN WEST REGION FINALS The 2016 Pacific Lutheran baseball season has come to a close, but not after the Lutes advanced to the NCAA Division III West Regional championship game. The Lutes finished the season 29-19 after dropping the regional final game to Trinity…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 19 - 28
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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…

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…