The Sideline

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 This Week's Paper

Focusing on the local sports community, The Sideline offers a blog space dedicated to quick game recaps and other info that may not make it into print. Check here for updates on the big-time games and athletes within the city limits!

U.S. Open Picks! Who is your pick?

I decided to roll a little gentleman's bet with my Dad. We pick our Top-5 finishers, with two wild cards. At the end of the tournament we'll add up the players' winnings and decide the winner.

What is tour Top-5?

Justin Gimse Picks -

1 - Michael Putnam 2 - Phil Mickelson 3 - Martin Kaymer 4 - Hideki Matsuyama 5 - Tiger Woods Wild Cards Patrick Reed Cheng-Tsung Pan

Arnie Gimse Picks

1 - Phil Mickelson 2 - Jordan Spieth 3 - Rory McIlroy 4 - Justin Rose 5 - Rickie Fowler Wild Cards Jordan Day Brandt Snedeker

It was a brutal first half for the Stadium boys basketball team. Nothing was going right. Layups, jumpers, passes and free throws all going awry, which led to a 27-20 halftime deficit to visiting Kentlake. By no means was Kentlake setting the nets on fire or putting on a dazzling display of basketball.

It seemed as though Kentlake had one game plan for the 4A West Central District contest, and that was to stop the probable 4A Narrows MVP from scoring. No matter what.

Stadium's Bobby Moorehead entered the game averaging 26.2 points a game and the Falcons limited him to 13. Mission…

The 4A Narrows champion Bellarmine Lady Lions opened West Central District tournament play like the talented, veteran team that they are and quickly put the visiting Emerald Ridge Jaguars out of commission with a 65-27 thumping in front of the home crowd at Bellarmine Prep High School.

Junior guard McKenzie Alton filled up the nets for 17 points in the first half, pacing the Lady Lions to an insurmountable 43-14 advantage at the break. Alton finished with a game-high 20 points on the night. Freshman center Shalyse Smith scored 13 points in extended playing time as all-league center Claire…

The Tacoma Weekly has just received word that the sale of the Seattle Impact professional indoor soccer team to Tacoma's Lane Smith is happening.

The Tacoma Stars will take over the remainder of the Seattle Impact's Major Arena Soccer League scheduled games and it appears likely this will be starting THIS Friday night as the Stars host their old MISL rival San Diego Sockers at the Showare Center in Kent.

First kick would be at 7:30 p.m. - Stay tuned as more details will be forthcoming.

According to a new report from and the Tacoma Stars, Lane Smith, majority owner of the Stars is in talks to take over the ailing and controversial Seattle Impact FC franchise, which is currently in the midst of its first season in the national Major Arena Soccer League.

The Impact will be immediately rebranded the Tacoma Stars and will finish out the MASL season, if all goes according to plan. The Stars, currently 8-0 are in first place if the inaugural Western Indoor Soccer League and would reportedly finish out the WISL season as well.

Here is the full release from…

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