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Friday, February 12, 2016 This Week's Paper

With playoffs on the line, Tacoma drops a dozen on St. Louis

The fans seem to be having a grand time at Tacoma Stars games recently. It’s been a festive environment for the hometown faithful and the boys from Tacoma have been giving the fan base plenty to cheer. Playing in their first full season in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Stars are not only in the playoff hunt, but are a team that continues to turn heads around the nation as a team that could cause some trouble in the post season.

Now they just have to make sure they get there.

Tacoma (11-5) exploded for a 12-5 thrashing over visiting St. Louis Ambush on Friday, Feb. 5 at the ShoWare Center in Kent and it was enough to make those in attendance dizzy and bewildered. After starting the season with a losing record at home, the Stars have now pushed their home mark to 5-3 with two huge matches coming up in the next two… Read Full Story

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Chief Leschi looks confident this postseason

On paper, the first-round 2B district matchup between Chief Leschi and visiting Toutle Lake looked like a winner for any basketball fan. When it was all said and done, the game between the fourth-seed from the 2B Pacific league and the fifth-seed from the 2B Central league would prove to be the most exciting contest of all the games played in the district’s first round on Monday, Feb. 8. Some clutch shooting and timely defensive stops helped pull the fourth-seed Warriors out of a late-game stalemate with the Ducks as Chief Leschi won 63-55, scoring the final eight points of the game.

The victory advances Chief Leschi (15-5) into the district winner’s bracket and pairs the Warriors up against the two-time defending state champion Morton-White Pass Timberwolves on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Rochester High School at 2:30 p.m. Last… Read Full Story

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NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY ARRIVES FOR SEVERAL LOCAL FOOTBALL STARS

Wednesday, Feb. 3 was a huge day for a select handful of football players from the Tacoma area. It was National Letter of Intent Day and some of the best gridiron athletes celebrated signing their names and committing to their chosen college or university surrounded by their families, classmates, coaches and staff. Here is a rundown of the local signees and where they are headed next fall.

Erik Glueck, Bellarmine Prep, LB/TE, Washington State. Blake Wilcoxen, Bellarmine Prep, WR/DB, Montana State. A.J. Ruffin, Woodrow Wilson, TE/DL, Portland… Read Full Story

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By Justin Gimse

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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As the playoffs arrive, Tacoma’s best look potent
By Justin Gimse

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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