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DEMOLITION DERBY

On April 16, 1960, Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium played host to its first game, between the Tacoma Giants and the Portland Beavers. Though Tacoma’s new ball club, which had moved from Phoenix over the winter, ultimately fell short in that contest, at least one significant first was recorded for the ballpark. Matty Alou smacked a two-run shot that would go down as the first home run in Cheney’s history. A Dominican who stood just 5’-9” feet tall and weighing just 160 pounds, Alou was never known for his power. He amassed just 31 career homers over 6,220 trips to the plate at the Major League level as one-third of San Francisco’s notorious Alou brothers outfield. Nevertheless, for that brief moment in history, he was the only man to ever send one over the outfield walls at the then brand-new Cheney Stadium.
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Most Valuable Pitcher: Michael Newstrom, Puyallup, sr.
Most Valuable Player: Michael Spellacy, Puyallup, sr.
Coach of the Year: Casey Adcox, Sumner
FIRST TEAM
Pitcher: Jake Roten, Emerald Ridge, sr.; Derek Downey, Olympia, sr.; Gabe Smith, Sumner, sr.; Peter Allegro, Bellarmine Prep, jr.; Ayden Ruminski, Rogers, soph.
Catcher: Jake Gehri, Sumner, jr.; Kleus Spacher, Rogers, sr.; Tyler Wheeler, Graham-Kapowsin, jr.
First Base: Carter Wallace, Puyallup, sr.; Sammy Abbott, Curtis, sr.
Second Base:… Read Full Story

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VIKINGS BEGINNING TO PICK UP STEAM

CURTIS VARSITY SCHEDULES

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
11/29    @GIG HARBOR                        L 54-51
12/02    BELLARMINE                            L 54-39
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Viking Girls Back To Winning Ways

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Potts-Woods too much to handle in All-Star Game

With the regular and post-seasons completed for the Curtis Viking basketball team, a few of the players were given the honor of participating in the Cloud Nine South Sound All-Star Game held Friday, March 18 at Auburn High School. Aushanti Potts-Woods, Glenn Jordan and John Moore suited up for the…

SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES

CURTIS HS BASEBALL 3/30 @Graham-K 4 p.m. 4/1 Todd Beamer 4 p.m. 4/2 Hazen 12 p.m. 4/5 Puyallup 4 p.m. 4/6 Bethel 4 p.m. 4/8 Rogers 4 p.m. 4/12 Graham-K 4 p.m. 4/13 @Span. Lake 4 p.m. 4/15 @Puyallup 7 p.m. 4/19 @Em. Ridge 4 p.m. 4/20 @Rogers 7 p.m. 4/22 Bellarmine 4 p.m. 4/26 Span. Lake 4 p.m. 4/27…

Vikings capture impressive hardware in 2015

As we close the book on 2015, it fair to say that it was another banner year for Curtis High School athletics. Not only did the Vikings capture several South Puget Sound League titles, several Curtis teams and athletes went a step further and excelled at the state tournament level. There were even…

CURTIS WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES

CURTIS BOYS BASKETBALL 12/04 @Bellarmine 7:30 p.m. 12/08 @Rogers (Puy) 7 p.m. 12/09 @Kentwood 7 p.m. 12/11 Spanaway Lake 7 p.m. 12/15 @Puyallup 7 p.m. 12/17 Winter Classic 4 p.m. 12/18 Winter Classic 4 p.m. 12/19 Winter Classic 4 p.m. 12/22 Bethel 7 p.m. 01/05 @Graham-Kap. 7 p.m. 01/07 Emerald Ridge…

Volleyball and swim title cap successful fall
Justin Gimse

It was a championship weekend for the Curtis High School volleyball team as the girls took their 4A South Puget Sound League title, as well as a district crown on the road to Kennewick on Nov. 13 and 14 to see if they could add one final trophy to the 2015 Vikings’ haul. With a field stacked with…

CURTIS ROLLS INTO PLAYOFF SHOWDOWN WITH BELLARMINE
Justin Gimse

It was a festive atmosphere at Curtis Viking Stadium under threatening skies on Friday, Oct. 30. It was to be the final football game for the Viking seniors, a non-league matchup against an upstart Stadium squad, and all the while, Curtis’ playoff chances were in the hands of another team playing…

A new voice for University Place
Justin Gimse

Welcome to the first edition of the University Place Press Sports section. We at the Pierce County Community Newspaper Group are proud and excited to be the new, bi-weekly resource for all things University Place. Throughout the year, we will be dishing up the sports news from the likes of Curtis…

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