Justin Gimse

Justin Gimse is a native of Tacoma and member of the Tacoma Baptist Athletics Hall of Fame. He has written for several magazines and began his writing career as a Sportswriter for the Colorado Springs Gazette. Gimse is also a local musician and radio personality.

Email: jgimse@tacomaweekly.com

26 August 2015

Chief Leschi hands the ball off to experience

There is a feeling of excitement and renewal these days at quite the unlikely locale. In the past 11 years, the Chief Leschi Warriors have suffered through some really tough football seasons. During this span, the school has fielded just two teams that finished the season at .500. That’s the good news. Four seasons have…

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26 August 2015

My fantasy football curse must come to an end

When this time of year comes around, and if you’re anything like me, you’re pretty excited about another year and another crack at your fantasy football league. Of course, if you’re anything like me, you also have pretty much stunk at it for approximately 20 years now.

What’s it going to take to end this string…

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19 August 2015

Tacoma Stars begin kicking it up with new pro season looming

Things are really beginning to hop and bounce in the world of the Tacoma Stars soccer organization. Following a couple of successful promotion nights during Tacoma Rainiers games, as well as two big name player signings to the Stars’ professional squad, the action returned to the pitch at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Aug.…

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19 August 2015

Tacoma fighters go 2-0 at Battle at the Boat 102

Roy Jones, Jr. was once asked to describe being in a fight. He talked about it being a matter of survival, a case of one's body wanting to shut down and not take any more punches, of one's brain sending repeated messages that the body just can't go on with the physical exertion. He said that the hardest part of being a fighter…

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19 August 2015

SPORTSWATCH

TACOMA’S CHIEN-MING WANG NAMED PCL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma Rainiers right-hander Chien-Ming Wang has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 10 to 16, the league office announced today.

Wang, 35, made one start during that period, tossing a nine-inning…

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29 July 2015

Final tune-up has the engine growling for Kings

The Puyallup Nation Kings have kicked things into overdrive as the post-season looms, and their offensive and defensive potency was on full display as they blasted the visiting Snohomish County Thunder by an eye-covering score of 85-0 on Saturday, July 25 at Chief Leschi Stadium. With the win, the Kings finished the Western…

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29 July 2015

Sounders U-23 win the West and will host PDL Final Four

Call it the luck of the draw, or just good planning and common sense, but the bottom line is the Sounders U-23 men’s soccer team is still in the running for a national championship and they’ll be hosting the final four right in their own backyard.

The decision came down quick from the head brass at the Premier…

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22 July 2015

Montero back to Tacoma? Good thing for us

For lifelong Mariner fans, this rough season should come as no surprise. After decades of toil and trouble, with a few glimmers of sunshine sprinkled around, one would think we had become accustomed to the usual excitement and anticipation, followed by the usual (and often dramatic) letdown.

This season it just seems…

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22 July 2015

Bengals can’t match Kings’ intensity and fall from unbeatens

It was billed as the championship rematch, and it played out like a statement game for the Puyallup Nation Kings. After struggling through an early season that saw two coaching changes and some surprising non-league losses, Puyallup set its sights upon the league-leading and unbeaten Pierce County Bengals and put the Western…

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22 July 2015

South Sound FC brings home National Championship Trophy

Sometimes the third time isn’t a charm. Sometimes a team needs to raise several thousands of dollars and venture east for a fourth time before magic will strike.

In the case of the South Sound FC U-23 team, it worked out to be less magic, and simply way more talent and firepower that would drive the boys from Tacoma…

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15 July 2015

Bengals and Kings set for rematch of 2014 title game

The Puyallup Nation Kings and Pierce County Bengals have taken markedly different roads this season since the two teams locked horns in the Western Washington Football Alliance championship game. The Bengals walked out of Renton Stadium with the trophy, while the Kings would have to pick themselves up following their only…

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