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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016

Washington Mat Classic XXVIII

Washington Mat Classic XXVIII – FINAL RESULTS STATE 4A TEAM SCORES—Lake Stevens 121, Moses Lake 103, Tahoma 89, Curtis 74, Sunnyside 67.5, Union 66, Todd Beamer 61.5, Central Valley 61, Rogers (Puyallup) 59, Chiawana 56, Puyallup 53.5, Kent Meridian 53, Kentridge 53, Mead 53, University...

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015

Hey Mom, thanks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is a day to say thanks. Thanks to all of you mothers out there. When it comes to sports, you are the engine that makes the whole thing go. Read on.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2015

SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Mat Classic XXVI results

Full medal results are now posted, including the Championship Finals. The Spokesman-Review has three people at Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome and will bring results of Friday's quarterfinals and Saturday's trophy matches. Check back here for updates throughout the tournament.

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

Titans qualify 10 to Mat Classic

University took care of the first order of business in its quest for a State 4A wrestling championship. The Titans qualified 10, four of them champions, four of the second, to next weekend's Mat Classic in Tacoma.Its 2A counterpart, two-time champion Deer Park, did likewise,...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2009

Deer Park will repeat, 9 finalists for GSL

Deer Park put all its wrestlers in the finals today - Blake Adams, Drew Acorn, Billy Rhoads, Brandon Leliefield, Cody Miller and Shawn Burton - to wrap up its second straight State 2A championship in convincing fashion. As coach Matt Jorgensen said yesterday, it's all...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

The world's oldest and greatest sport 

More than 130 wrestlers from this area converge in Tacoma for the extravaganza that has become Mat Classic. In it's 31st year in the Tacoma Dome, there will be six tournaments going on simultaneously (with state gymnastics going on nearby). And I get to spend...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 2009

Local wrestlers advance to state 11 

Regional wrestling is over. Next up is Mat Classic XXI in Tacoma Feb. 20-21. How did teams fare? Pretty well actually. East Valley in 3A, Deer Park in 2A and Republic in B appear to be the teams most likely to contend for state titles.The...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Knights strategize, Mead prevails

East Valley attempted to get the most out of its Greater Spokane League wrestling match against Mead by juggling its lineup around. But the move didn't work when Jake Trotter pinned Dakota Lawson in a match of the league's best 215 and 189 pound wrestlers....

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