Steve Mullen

was born and raised here and have spent all of my time here to this point. I've been an avid sports fan , especially of the local high schoolers who have gone on to bigger and better things. Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore), Ron Cey, Ron Medved, Jon Kitna, and Lawyer Milloy have have been just a few of the great Tacoma high school athletes. I also have many friends and family here who I stay in touch with regularly and I plan to spend the rest of my life here in this laid back town with it's low cost of living. Go T-Town.!!

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1 May 2013

Stadium tops Bellarmine, falls short of postseason

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…

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24 April 2013

Baker Bulldogs come back to top Giaudrone Huskies

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…

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17 April 2013

Paxton impresses, but Bees top Rainiers

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…

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10 April 2013

Lutes cruise past winless Loggers for sweep

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…

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10 April 2013

Late rally not enough for Rams

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…

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3 April 2013

WILSON HOLDS OFF NORTH THURSTON

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…

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27 March 2013

Loggers use dominant pitching to sweep Lutes

Searching for a way to put an end to an eight-game losing streak, the Puget Sound baseball team turned to a tried and true old formula – pitching, pitching and more pitching. Behind a solid weekend from their starters, the Loggers swept their crosstown rivals in a three-game series at home on March 23-24 to creep to within…

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27 March 2013

Wilson holds off Mount Tahoma to stay in first

Wilson maintained its early position atop the Narrows 3A standings, holding off a late

charge from a quickly improving Mount Tahoma squad for a 2-1 win over the Thunderbirds

March 26 at Stadium Bowl.

“Credit to them, they played tough and they made it hard for us to break them down,” said

Wilson…

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20 March 2013

Local players face off in state all-star game

Postseason all-star games usually go one of two ways – blowout wins with a few highlight-reel plays sprinkled throughout the game, or exciting matchups that have the fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

Circle the latter. The much-ballyhooed contest between the 3A and 4A high school boys squads…

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20 March 2013

O’KEEFE LEADS WILSON PAST STADIUM

Pitching and defense have been synonymous with success in the game of baseball for many decades. And it was no different for Wilson on March 18, as Brady O’Keefe scattered seven hits over five and two-thirds innings and the Rams won 8-3 over Stadium.

“Brady competes every pitch, and he’s a real professional…

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6 March 2013

Wilson routs Bellevue to take third at state

The sting from their state semifinal loss to Seattle Prep remained in the hearts and minds of every single Wilson coach and player as they prepared to take on Bellevue for third place on March 2 at the Tacoma Dome.

But the Lady Rams sprinted to an early double-digit lead and coasted to an easy 51-30 win over the Wolverines,…

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27 February 2013

Lincoln’s strong defense too much for Columbia River

Lincoln head coach Aubrey Shelton has been through it all for the black and gold, both as a coach and as a player. League, district and state titles are nothing new to him. So when his Abes took the court for a shot to return to the state tournament, the same tried and true formula was put in place – good defense equals…

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27 February 2013

Wilson blows by Bonney Lake for state berth

It’s been a long and winding road for the Wilson Lady Ram seniors, who have been on the cusp of the state tournament but came up empty the previous three years. But on Feb. 22 at Mount Tahoma, they could finally begin to dream about state possibilities as they rolled past Bonney Lake 55-35 to claim their first trip to state…

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20 February 2013

Curtis rolls over Bellarmine for title

Curtis coach Tim Kelly has seen it all before. Big regular season games, district games, and state games – he’s been there and done that. And as it turned out, Feb. 18 at the ShoWare Center in Kent was no different as Kelly’s Vikings rolled to a third consecutive 4A West Central District title with a convincing 53-29…

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20 February 2013

Crisp leads Clover Park past Sequim

It’s been quite a year so far for Clover Park head coach Mel Ninnis. Last summer he lost key players Isom Brown to Curtis and Ahmaad Rorie to Lincoln, both of whom were at the ShoWare Center on Feb. 18 with their respective squads along with the Warriors.

But Ninnis and his team added a positive ending to the season,…

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13 February 2013

Titan men wipe out Thunderbirds

With a stinging loss earlier in the season to Highline weighing heavy on his mind, Titans head coach Carl Howell wondered which team would show up on Feb. 11 at home – the one that took the court in Burien that night, or the one that is now at full health with point guard Josh Lord back from a seven-game stint on the injured…

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13 February 2013

Sanchez again leads Lady Titans in victory

In a game that could only be classified as crucial, Tacoma Community College women’s coach Heidi Collier needed someone to step up and deliver to keep the team in the hunt for a NWAACC postseason playoff spot. Enter Angie Sanchez, who poured in 31 points to go along with five rebounds as TCC coasted to a 64-55 win at home…

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13 February 2013

Bellarmine tops Rogers in overtime

Not a lot of things had gone right for Bellarmine Prep in the last two weeks. First, they lost starting point guard Jasmyne Holmes to injury, and then fell to Yelm at home in the season’s final game to settle for second in the Narrows 4A. If that was not enough, they would have to face Rogers and their sharpshooting guard…

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6 February 2013

Wilson Rams pull off back-to-back upsets

After beating first-place Lincoln on Feb. 1, the Wilson Rams did not have long to celebrate if they wanted to cling to hope for a post-season berth. The Foss Falcons rolled in to Wilson’s gym on Feb. 4 in a familiar must-win scenario for the Rams. But the Rams responded again with a 63-56 win, as Ivy Smith scored a team-high…

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30 January 2013

WILSON STOMPS SECOND-PLACE TIMBERLINE

The Wilson Lady Rams have had a relatively easy time throughout their Narrows 3A schedule this season. But they were coming off of a loss to highly ranked Cleveland in the Martin Luther King Holiday tournament at Seattle Pacific and they were in need of some justification against Timberline, the league’s second-place squad.…

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