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Tag: Mount Tahoma


Avery Bradley’s hoops pro-am at Mount Tahoma this weekend

Tacoma native Avery Bradley will stage his first pro-am basketball tournament this weekend at Mount Tahoma High.

But Bradley, who starred at Bellarmine Prep and now plays for the Boston Celtics, won’t be able to play because he’s recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the NBA playoffs. Bradley will coach a team and be on hand to sign autographs and take photos, said Darnell Williams, who is coordinating the pro-am and is a longtime friend of Bradley’s.

Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas and Seattle’s Jamal Crawford are expected to play, while Federal Way’s Jason Terry and Tacoma’s Abdul Gaddy will be in attendance. Williams said other “name” players could show up, too.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Williams said.
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Football: Mt. Tahoma rally falls short in loss to CK

Contributing Writer

Central Kitsap running back Nicholas Zawadski ran for a career-high 336 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, but it took a 52-yard scoring pass from Joshua Schweiterman to Greg Cleveland with 59.5 seconds left in the game to seal a wild 38-34 Narrows League victory over Mount Tahoma Friday night.

The Cougars led most of the game, but Mount Tahoma quarterback Junior Gillespie lofted a 52-yard touchdown strike to Robert Donald with 2:01 remaining that gave the host Thunderbirds a 34-31 lead.

But whatever momentum Mount Tahoma had collected, Central Kitsap stole it right back with one flip of the wrist from Schweiterman, its senior quarterback.
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Lakes’ offense is on pace to shatter the SPSL 3A’s single-season scoring record. Through six games, the Lancers have scored 305 points, averaging 50.8 points per game. Lakes owns the current record of 438 points, which it set in 2009. The Lancers have been quick starters in 2011, outscoring opponents 248-16 in the first half. Lakes has gotten its point-scoring production from an ensemble cast – five players have scored four touchdowns or more.

White River can take a big step toward claiming the SPSL 2A title and a inch closer to a worst-to-first turnaround with a win on Friday against Franklin Pierce. A victory would give the Hornets a two-game lead in the conference with two regular season games remaining. However, a Cardinals win would move Franklin Pierce into a first-place tie with White River and set the stage for a wild finish, like last fall when numerous tie-breaker scenarios were possible.
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Mt. Tahoma stuns Gig Harbor in 2OT

Mount Tahoma scored a huge upset of Gig Harbor on Thursday night, stunning the Tides 42-40 in double-overtime.

Gig Harbor (3-5, 3-4 league) opened the second overtime period with Troy Castle breaking free for a 28-yard touchdown run, his third score of the game. Gig Harbor’s conversion failed, giving the Tides a 40-34 lead.

The Thunderbirds answered quickly, scoring a touchdown and a two-point conversion to give them their second win in three weeks. It also marked Mount Tahoma’s first win over Gig Harbor in at least a decade, and erased the memory of last season’s 42-8 Tides’ win.

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Mount Tahoma stuns Sumner for first win

With less than two minutes left in the game, Mount Tahoma was staring at a sixth consecutive loss. The Thunderbirds had led Sumner the entire game, right up until Aaron Clark barrelled into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Spartans the lead moments earlier.

Mount Tahoma did’t sulk. Didn’t quit. The T-birds answered by covering 88 yards in 1 minute, 22 seconds and quarterback Josh Lord culminated the drive by throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mason Koester with 12 seconds left. The strike secured Mount Tahoma’s first win of the season, a 22-15 victory Thursday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.

“We went to the spread and worked the clock,” Mount Tahoma coach Kevin Hanis said. “We made catches we needed to make. Our kids did what they had to do.”

Mount Tahoma running back Keonta’ Davis scored the T-birds’ first two touchdowns.

Results from other Thursday night games:

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