28 May 2014
It’s long and storied tradition has seen many great high school baseball players with or without Tacoma baseball roots go onto bigger and better things at the collegiate and professional levels.
Ron Cey, Jon Lester, Willie Bloomquist and Travis Jackson are among just a handful of players who have gone onto the big…
14 May 2014
The Pierce College Raiders, winners of the last three Western Region division championships, have been in this spot before. Having swept the TCC Titans on Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School, all they needed was a split of the Mother’s day twin bill to claim their fourth in a row.
In the opener, TCC’s Justin…
7 May 2014
To say that rain played havoc with the Tacoma Community College Titans’ weekend series with the Lower Columbia College Red Devils is an understatement. After losing their first league game of the season 6-3 to Lower Columbia in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, rain washed out the second game with TCC ahead 2-0…
30 April 2014
In his 27 years at Henry Foss High School, veteran Falcon coach Roy Young had seen it all. Add the April 28 meltdown to the list of seen it all’s as he watched his team squander a 4-2 lead late in the baseball game against Stadium at Foss Field and lose the game 8-4.
“They walked the house and we…
30 April 2014
After losing seven players off of last year’s Narrows League championship team, Lady Lions tennis coach Lyta Smith wondered in the off season how her team would respond. Despite bad weather early in the season her young team responded by going 4-1 in non-league play and there was only one question to answer, how would they…
16 April 2014
The Rainiers were riding high after a 8-6 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes in New Mexico city on Monday night, which extended the team's winning streak to four games, and with the much anticipated rehab start of Taijuan Walker on Tuesday night at home, there was excitement in the air.
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.