26 November 2013
They’ve seen each other before. And just when you would think that the third meeting could not be any better than the first two meetings, think again.
Drew Griffin’s interception on the goal line in overtime sealed another improbable win for Bellarmine Prep, as they beat the Bothell Cougars 20-17 in the 4A state…
5 November 2013
Guarding against overconfidence can be a tricky proposition, even in a crosstown rivalry that has spanned over eight decades. That thought had crossed the mind of Pacific Lutheran coach Scott Westering as his 16th-ranked Lutes prepared to face the University of Puget Sound – which has managed to win only one game in the…
30 October 2013
As the Bellarmine Prep seniors prepared for their final game at Memorial Field, two things weighed heavy on their minds – winning their final appearance on their home field and clinching their third consecutive Narrows League 4A title. But Olympia – and their 6-foot-5 senior running back Cedar Frost – torched the Lions’…
15 October 2013
At the start of fall practice, Wilson head coach Don Clegg would sound a few alarm bells not heard around the north Tacoma campus in a long time.
“We’re a little small this year along both interior lines and we’ll need some bodies to step up and take charge,” he would say.
Whatever deficiencies that…
3 September 2013
A far cry from the first half of the season, the second half saw the Tacoma Rainiers’ offense slump – with many of the promising young stars being called up to the Mariners – and with it a once-promising start fell apart. The Sacramento River Cats ended the Rainiers’ season on a sour note on Sept. 2, topping Tacoma…
14 August 2013
Making changes in any way, shape, or form is never easy regardless of the situation in one’s life. For former Bellarmine wide receiver and defensive back Michael Rector, it was just a matter of getting used to his new environment as a freshman at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. last year.
“I was excited…
24 July 2013
Coming off of a long off-season, local high school football coaches wonder if the weight-room work put in by their returning players will result in improved play on the field, both in individual play, plus wins and losses – the ultimate measuring stick for any football program.
The annual gathering of some of the…
16 July 2013
Living with reality in Triple-A baseball means finding ways to win when the parent club calls up players to the big leagues. The Tacoma Rainiers are struggling with that reality right now, with the recent call up of shortstop Brad Miller – who had been swinging a hot bat with Tacoma and is off to a hot start with the Mariners…
9 July 2013
A packed house, 80-degree weather, and a host of Seattle Seahawk players – along with the always colorful Terrell Owens – added up to fun, excitement, and even some on-the-field hijinks as Team Russell Wilson defeated Team Marcus Trufant by a score of 21-20 on July 7 at Cheney Stadium in the first annual Richard Sherman…
26 June 2013
After stellar careers at both Curtis High School and the University of Washington, Isaiah Thomas decided two years ago to do something for the community and city that helped him reach the pinnacle of basketball. For the second straight year, Thomas held the Isaiah Thomas Youth Skills Academy, which ran from June 24-27 at…
11 June 2013
Of the 16 coaches gathered at Bellarmine Prep for this year’s version of Hoops on the Hill on June 7-9, you would probably find 16 different opinions of what each was looking for.
In the end, Dave Alwert’s Wilson Rams rode their tenacious 90 feet of defense to win the title over the host Lions by a score of 48-36…
21 May 2013
The recently-sent-down Blake Beavan scattered four hits over seven and two-thirds innings of work, and Carlos Peguero hit his sixth home run of the year to propel the Tacoma Rainiers to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Sounds on May 20 and back into first place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Division.
15 May 2013
It’s been on the minds of many, if not all, of the returning players on Stadium’s soccer team, and that is last year’s heart wrenching defeat to Emerald Ridge that ended their 2012 season. To say that there was a lot of resolve to put last year’s loss to rest is a gross understatement, as Stadium got goals from Max…
8 May 2013
Decatur second baseman Brandon Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two runs batted in, and starting pitcher Chris Carns threw four overpowering innings, limiting Wilson’s offense to just two hits as Decatur ended the Rams’ season with a 6-1 win in the 3A district playoffs on May 7 at Heidelberg Park.
1 May 2013
It’s been a trying first season for Stadium baseball coach Barry Fretwell. But with their backs to the wall in a must-win situation, the Tigers beat the Bellarmine Prep Lions 9-4 on April 26 at Heidelberg Park.
Leading the way for Stadium was senior right-hander Ryder Destunder, who gave up only two earned runs…
24 April 2013
The Baker Bulldogs had been through the scenario before, but with a less positive outcome. Down 12-0 early in the first half to Giaudrone, the Bulldogs came up big this time, fighting back to take a 13-12 win over the Huskies at home on April 19.
“One of the fundamentals we’re trying to work in with these kids…
17 April 2013
With an intriguing group of prospects ready to show their wares and a large opening night crowd waiting in eager anticipation, everything was in line for a great night of baseball for the Tacoma Rainiers on April 12. But Mother Nature intervened at Cheney Stadium, and the Rainiers ultimately fell 8-4 in the contest that was…
10 April 2013
The Puget Sound softball team was looking for any sort of break to get them into the win column as they faced their crosstown rival and defending national champion Pacific Lutheran in the second half of two straight doubleheaders against the Lutes on April 2-3. But the end results would be more of the same for the Loggers…
10 April 2013
The much anticipated softball matchup between Narrows 3A preseason favorites Wilson and Timberline had everything that a fan could want to see. Despite a furious comeback by Wilson, the Blazers edged the Rams 7-6 on April 8 behind home runs from Ellie Jones and Aundrea Temple.
“We did not put the ball in play when…
3 April 2013
The Wilson Lady Rams exploded out of the gate, scoring seven runs in the first three innings, but had to hold on late for an 8-6 win over North Thurston on March 29 at home.
“We really were swinging the bats today, but we almost let it slip away,” said Lady Rams head coach Ron Balmer, who saw his team improve…