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Friday, July 01, 2016 This Week's Paper

Cheney welcomes home first place Rainiers

It’s not easy being a baseball fan. We’re not talking about a simple passing interest in the game itself, but an actual zeal for the game and a ball club. As the hopes of a new season are rekindled sometime around Spring Training, it’s the long days of summer that test the mettle of any true baseball believer.
While a Major League Baseball season is an incredible marathon of 162 games, the Triple-A version isn’t far behind with 144. When people talk about being invested in a team, due to the sheer enormity of contests in a given season, there’s probably not a larger, emotional investment than the blood, sweat, heartache and tears of a diehard baseball fan.
Everyone knows that it’s much better to be able to root for a team that is winning games and in the thick of a run for a championship. Sure, the heart rate… Read Full Story

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SOUNDERS WOMEN REMAIN PERFECT AT 7-0 WITH PLAYOFFS ON HORIZON

The Sounders Women made the long trip to Portland to play the Westside Metros and CU Diamonds over the June 24 weekend. With two more wins in these games, the Sounders Women sit atop the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Northwest Division standings at with a 7-0 record.

On Friday, June 24, the Sounders Women handed Westside Metros a 10-1 thrashing. Natalia Kuikka continued her dominant play in the WPSL with five goals. Samantha Kokaska recorded two goals with Izzy Butterfield, Dom Bond-Fiasza, and Stephanie Spiekerman also tallying goals for the ladies in rave green.

On Saturday, after a quick recuperation and limited substitutions, the Sounders Women beat the CU Diamonds 1-0 to remain unbeaten and untied through with just three… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 30 – JULY 31

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 – BASEBALL
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 1 – BASEBALL
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 2 – BASEBALL
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 – BASEBALL
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 9 – FOOTBALL
Cavaliers vs. Puyallup Nation Kings
Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m.

THURSDAY,… Read Full Story

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NSA Archery Development League participates in First Grand Tournament
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Exciting finishes, sportsmanship and fun competition in the first league championship was just what the founders of Next Step Archery Youth Development League had hoped for. It was the brainchild of four coaches from four different archery programs in the Central Puget sound region: Brad Owen from…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 25 – JULY
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – SCOT GAMES Tacoma Highland Games Froniter Park, Graham – 8 a.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – FOOTBALL Puget Sound vs. Puyallup Nation Kings Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – FOOTBALL Cowlitz Cobras vs. PC Bengals Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 6 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 26…

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TACOMA RAINIERS ANNOUNCE OPEN AUDITIONS FOR NEW RHUBARBS Have you ever dreamt about becoming a part of one of the best minor league baseball organizations in the United States? If so, this just might be your summer. The Tacoma Rainiers are looking for Grit City’s wildest, craziest party animal.…

League rules may harm South Sound FC
By Justin Gimse

Under normal circumstances, a weekend that includes a win and a tie in two soccer matches would be considered a positive outcome for most teams. When the weekend’s battles were over for the South Sound FC women’s team, the very same outcome may have proven to be a deathblow for the Shock’s championship…

Tacoma Rainiers come home clinging to first place
By Justin Gimse

The month of June hasn’t exactly been a delight for the Tacoma Rainiers’ record, but with all of the other great things going on around the organization, the current 6-7 mark by the ball club doesn’t really look so bad overall. With a team still sitting in first place in the Pacific Coast League’s…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS June 17 – July 3
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – SOCCER Kitsap Pumas vs. Sounders U23 Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 5:05 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 – FOOTBALL Kitsap…

More state championships for Tacoma’s preps
By Justin Gimse

It was an exciting, and sometimes heartbreaking year in sports for Tacoma high school athletes, and when it came down to the final weekend of the year, several of our cities finest saved their best for last. After a thrilling weekend of state track and field performances, including an historic 3A…

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

4A NARROWS ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL Most valuable player: Mike Toglia, Gig Harbor, sr. Pitcher of the year: Austin Whalen, Timberline, sr. Coach of the year: Pete Jansen, Gig Harbor FIRST TEAM Pitchers: Lucas Reid, Timberline, sr.; Derek Downey, Olympia, jr.; Indigo Keeslar, Yelm, sr. Catchers: Alex…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 9 – JULY 3
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – SOCCER Crossfire vs. Sounders U23 Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – BASEBALL Reno vs.…

Lincoln Abes capture state track title
By Justin Gimse

It’s been a rough school year for Tacoma public schools on the fields, courts and diamonds. While Tacoma rightfully boasts some of the finest athletes in the state of Washington, the winning combination hasn’t been coming together for Grit City’s best when it comes to getting their hands on…

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