The most humiliating day of his life inspired hit comedy 'Next Goal Wins'
MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — Sports has always been about more than a final score. Nobody knows that better than the man refereeing a Sunday afternoon game in Maple Valley. "I just want people to learn how to respect other cultures and how to respect the game," said Nicky Salapu.
WIAA 4A football championship preview: Lake Stevens, Graham-Kapowsin go at one more time
Editor's note: This Class 4A preview package was written up by SBLive WA staff for the WIAA state program. Game predictions made by reporters Todd Milles, Hailey Palmer and Tri-Cities-based Evans Rankings' founder Matt Evans. --- Graham-Kapowsin, which won both the Class 4A football title and Geico ...
Football Takes Down Lincoln Way East for Another State Championship Title
Loyola Academy Ramblers defeated Lincoln-Way East Griffins 26-15, becoming the 2023 IHSA Class 8A State Champions at ISU’s Hancock Stadium on Saturday, November 25. Led by new head coach Beau Desherow and rookie quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald, the Ramblers football team ended the Griffins undefeated streak while adding a fifth state championship to the Ramblers football program.
Mountaineers lose opener at Eatonville
The Rainier boys basketball team led late but couldn’t hold on Tuesday, dropping its season opener to Eatonville 64-59. “We played well enough to win for three and a half quarters,
Tacoma hosts the 2023 US Figure Skating West Coast Sectionals
The picturesque setting of Tacoma, Washington, played host to the US Figure Skating Sectionals 2023 at the Tacoma Twin Rinks, where the rink echoed with the triple salchows and lutzs that have become increasingly prevalent in women’s figure skating. This competition marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of the sport, reflecting a seismic shift in expectations and training routines, as echoed by skaters, coaches, and a rising sense of competitiveness in the air.
WATCH: How can you not love this? Willow shows her soccer skills
The Sounders needed Willow, the muskox calf. Willow is at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. More from Point Defiance Zoo: Sumatran tiger makes debut at Tacoma Point Defiance Zoo. She’s soccer fit, but alas, she will have to wait until next season as the Sounders lost in...
Pacific 68, MVSU 65, OT
MVSU (0-7) Reynolds 2-2 0-0 5, Waldon 0-1 0-0 0, R.Brown 8-14 7-10 24, D.Sanders 7-13 0-0 15, Minton 0-1 0-0 0, Gipson 3-8 6-8 12, Washington 2-5 0-0 4, Ivory 0-3 0-0 0, Umeh 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 1-1 2-2 4, Mayhan 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 0-0 1-2 1, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-48 16-22 65.
‘Just get me in range’ — walkoff FG lifts Graham-Kapowsin to 4A state title game
The Eagles are headed to the 4A state title game for the second time in three seasons.
Anacortes topples Enumclaw in WIAA 2A semifinals, advances to first title game: 3 takeaways
ANACORTES, Wash. – The Anacortes football team just keeps checking boxes. The first was unseating Lynden from the 2A Northwest Conference throne. The second was advancing to its first WIAA state semifinal game. Following a 34-20 win over Enumclaw Saturday evening, the Seahawks can now check ...
A Perfect Game: Exploring Tacoma's Top 3 Bowling Destinations
In this article, we explore three exceptional bowling alleys in Tacoma. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Bracket Breakdown: WIAA 3A state football tournament semifinal previews, stat leaders, game picks
It will be hard to top last season’s Class 3A state football championship game between Yelm and Eastside Catholic. It was an instant classic - a bang-bang, last-minute 20-13 Tornados' victory in Puyallup. Can the sequel, albeit in the state semifinals Saturday, top the original version? * CLASS 3A ...
The Lakewood Jingle Bell 5K is back
The City of Lakewood and the Lakes Cross Country Boosters Club partnered to return the Jingle Bell 5k run/walk & 1-mile Kid’s Run to Fort Steilacoom Park. Join us for this family-friendly fun run on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. Strollers, well-behaved dogs on leashes and participants of all ages...
Fall sports all-league awards announced
Eatonville High School's athletes basked in the glow of success as the 1A Evergreen All-League awards were unveiled, honoring outstanding performances in various sports. The football team took center stage with an impressive journey to the state competition, while the girls' soccer team showcased their talent in the district playoffs.
Bethel’s Skoog Finishes As National Runner-Up
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Bethel’s Joseph Skoog finished as national runner-up in the 2023. Men’s Cross Country National Championship in Vancouver, Washington Friday afternoon. Jackson Wilson of Rocky Mountain (Mont.) was the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Individual Champion. The. senior completed his championship race with a time...
Williams’ Buzzer Beater Leads Eastern Over Gators
In an epic ending to one of the most competitive matchups so far in the season, the USU Eastern men’s basketball team clinched a heart-stopping 97-95 victory over Green River Community College, and the defining moment belonged to none other than Martel Williams. With seconds ticking away and the Gators up by one, Williams delivered a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, sending fans and onlookers into frenzy.
La Center girls soccer earns fourth in state, best finish in program history
The La Center girls soccer team earned its best finish in program history after claiming fourth place in the 1A state tournament at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, ...
Gobble Gobble! It’s Time for the Norpoint Classic
Attention all runners, walkers, and strollers: It’s time to dig out those turkey hats for Metro Parks Tacoma’s annual Norpoint Classic Thanksgiving fun run this Thursday. The run starts and ends at the Center at Norpoint with options of a chip-timed 5K or a 2-mile run/walk. The $40 registration includes a T-shirts; kids younger than 5 can participate for free with a registered adult. Participants can pick up race packets tomorrow from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, the race lineup begins after 7:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.
Riverside senior Ava Lear wins 3A state diving crown
Auburn Riverside High School had an extremely productive fall sports season. Football, volleyball and soccer all made the state tournament for the first time all in the same season. But senior diver Ava Lear might be the best story in the fall for the Ravens. On Nov. 9, Lear won...
Tornados defeat Thunderbirds, 29-12, in 3A state quarterfinal matchup
The Yelm Tornados punched their ticket to the 3A state semifinals after defeating the Mount Tahoma Thunderbirds, 29-12, in a contest filled with smash-mouth football on Nov. 17. With the victory, ...