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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24 January 2013

Bellarmine shuts down Stadium to stay in first

One could forgive Bellarmine Prep coach Bernie Salazar for wondering how his team would respond without one of his star front court players. Sefo Liufau had missed a good portion of the early part of the season due to the extended run to the football 4A finals, and would miss the Stadium game due to his recruiting visit to…

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16 January 2013

Bellarmine Prep tops Olympia to stay in first

No matter the sport, physicality seems to be a factor of every game between Bellarmine Prep and Olympia. And there was no exception on Jan. 11, as the Lady Lions survived 24 foul calls against them and beat the Lady Bears 55-42 to remain atop the Narrows 4A standings.

“This was really an ugly game,” said Lady…

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9 January 2013

Abes take round one of showdown against Foss

Before the start of this season, it was thought by many local observers that this could be one of the great years in Tacoma high school basketball with the infusion of talent throughout the city. One of the greatest examples of this – the matchup between Foss and Lincoln, which has been a great rivalry for the last 40 years…

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9 January 2013

Lute men use depth and defense to top Loggers

Right out of the gate, the matchup between the Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran men had the making of a cross-town classic. It was raining three-pointers, as the Lutes’ Andrew Earnest and the Loggers’ Derek Jobe were finding the range from beyond the arc. Earnest went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc and had 14 first-half…

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9 January 2013

Lady Loggers dominate in crosstown rivalry

Prior to the start of the crosstown rivalry between Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran, Lady Loggers coach Loree Payne wondered which team would show up in their home opener – the team that was swept by Whitman and Whitworth on the road, or the one with high aspirations for this season.

Turns out it was the latter,…

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20 December 2012

Wilson bowls to Tower Classic title

Two-thirds of the way through the 2012-2013 season and in a tie for second place in the Narrows League standings, Wilson coach Ken Richardson was just a little concerned about the recent struggles of his girls bowling team. And with the Rams set to host the sixth annual Tower Classic at Tower Lanes on Dec. 15 – featuring…

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19 December 2012

Thunderbirds share wealth, top Rams

It was common knowledge among some of the local hoop aficionados that Lincoln, Foss and Wilson would be the teams to beat in the 3A ranks. After losing a tight contest the week before to the Foss Falcons, the Mount Tahoma Thunderbirds returned home on Dec. 14 to defeat the Wilson Rams 69-57 to join the local discussion in…

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12 December 2012

Lady Rams cruise over Lions

The intrigue before the start of the game between Bellarmine Prep and Wilson had everyone anticipating a classic showdown. But what ensued was something less than a classic, as 48 combined fouls and 66 foul shots led to a sloppy affair, and the Rams controlled much of the contest to defeat the Lions 70-50 at home on Dec.…

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6 December 2012

Wilson holds off Gig Harbor’s late charge

Coming off of a perfect 10-0 season in the Narrows 3A last year, Wilson coach Dave Alwert did not know what to expect from a team that will be heavy on youth this year. Gone are leading scorers Phoenix Waters, Kevin Johnson, and Jaden Martin. But if early returns are any indication, the next four years in northwest Tacoma…

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5 December 2012

Skyline Tops Bellarmine

Much was made of the build up to the 2012 4A championship game, such as the fact that it was the first time a Tacoma team had appeared in a state title game since Wilson lost to Pasco 17-0 in 1998. This would also be Bellarmine Prep’s first appearance in the title game since 1928.

But what was lost in the pregame…

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28 November 2012

Lions looking to make history

Having seen a team that ran the veer offense the week prior in Gonzaga Prep, the Bellarmine Prep Lions at least had an idea of what they might see on Nov. 24. The Auburn Trojans also brought a myriad of looks to their offensive approach, which helped them prepare to a degree. Despite giving up 314 yards of offense, the Lions…

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20 November 2012

Lions take last-minute win over Gonzaga Prep

It’s been said that the true measure of a good football team is the way it performs in the last two minutes of a game. The Bellarmine Lions took that a step further on Nov. 17. Starting at their own 35-yard line with 4:05 left and the game tied 29-29, Sefo Liufau engineered a 57-yard drive to and Matthew Philici drilled…

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14 November 2012

Vikings fall to Tahoma in state quarterfinals

In a season that saw the maturity of a very young Curtis side, the Lady Vikings gave the nationally ranked Tahoma Bears all they could handle and then some, falling 2-1 in a very physical affair in the 4A state quarterfinals on Nov. 10 at Tahoma.

“I was proud of our girls tonight and all season long,” said Lady…

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14 November 2012

Bellarmine outlasts Bothell for quarterfinal berth

Memories of 2010 were fresh on the mind of Bothell coach Tom Bainter, whose team surrendered a 21-0 lead in the state quarterfinals that year to lose 28-21 to Bellarmine Prep in the final seconds. Feeling confident, Bainter predicted a win in the pages of the Seattle Times leading up to the matchup on Nov. 10.

It…

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8 November 2012

Lions roll to state playoffs again

Having run the table to repeat as Narrows League champions, Bellarmine Prep struggled early in their first playoff matchup against Edmonds-Woodway on Nov. 3, leading just 14-0 at the half. “We told them to just play your game and we’ll be okay,” said Lions head coach Tom Larsen. The message was received, as the Lions…

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31 October 2012

Lutes pull away from Loggers in second half

One can usually expect the unexpected when Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran get together on the football field. It was no different on Oct. 27 at Baker Stadium. Tied 14-14 at the half, the Lutes went on to score 27 unanswered second-half points to record a 41-14 win to improve to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. “We…

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31 October 2012

ABES TOP FALCONS, PREPARE FOR TOUGH MATCHUP

After the Lincoln Abes dispatched the Wilson Rams on Oct. 19, thoughts turned to the Foss Falcons and a seemingly easy walk in the park. But the Falcons were up to the challenge at first, trailing just 12-7 early in the third quarter before Lincoln shifted into another gear and topped Foss 32-7 on Oct. 26. “We did a good…

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24 October 2012

Lions capture Narrows 4A title

With a great week of practice behind them, the Bellarmine Lions headed south to the capital city with their second consecutive Narrows League title clearly in their sight. The only problem was dealing with a hostile Olympia crowd and a tough Bear defense. But Lou Millie ran for 166 yards and a touchdown, and the Lions shut…

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17 October 2012

Bellarmine inches closer to league title

Like a speeding train rolling down the tracks toward a second consecutive league title, the Bellarmine Lions overcame a sluggish first quarter and went on to bury the Yelm Tornados by a score of 56-7 on Oct. 12 to set up a date with the Olympia Bears with the Narrows 4A title at stake. “We got off to a really slow start…

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10 October 2012

Curtis outlasts Emerald Ridge behind big first half

Curtis head coach Frank Hankel has a real dilemma on occasions – his team is loaded with good, young talent that shows flashes of brilliance at times, but can also make young mistakes. This was on display on Oct. 9 at Vikings Stadium, as Curtis would explode to an early 4-1 lead in the first half, only to see it all but…

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