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Calhoun Drives Angels Past Seattle 3-2 For 5th Straight Win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kole Calhoun drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels completed a sweep of the Seattle Mariners with their fifth consecutive victory overall, 3-2 Sunday.

David Freese homered in the fifth for the Angels (81-74), who remained a half-game behind Houston (82-74) for the second AL wild-card playoff spot. With eight wins in 10 games overall, Los Angeles also moved just three games behind the AL West-leading Rangers (84-71), with four games in Texas to end the season.

Pinch-hitter Mark Trumbo hit a tying homer off Fernando Salas (5-2) in the eighth inning for the Mariners (74-82), who lost their final five road games to guarantee their fifth losing season in six years.

September 28, 2015

Dwyer Gives Sporting KC 1-1 Tie With Seattle Sounders

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Dominic Dwyer scored in the 79th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, further tightening the Western Conference standings.

The Sounders opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Obafemi Martins shouldered off defender Kevin Ellis to finish a long ball from Gonzalo Pineda for his 14th goal.

Sporting KC scored five minutes after Dwyer entered the game. Jacob Peterson fed Amadou Dia on a nice overlap on the left side of the box for a low cross that a sliding Dwyer on the right side redirected past keeper Stefan Frie. It was his 11th goal.

Seattle (14-13-4, 46 points) is fourth in the Western Conference, four points behind first-place Los Angeles. Kansas City (12-9-9) is fifth, a point behind Seattle.

September 28, 2015

Friday Scoreboard: Wolves, Bears, Hawks and T-Birds Remain Unbeaten

Tristian Kwon broke a 64 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and the Lincoln Abes never looked back in a 54-3 win over Shelton on Friday night.

Dionte Simon rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns and Joey Sinclair passed for two touchdowns but both went down with injuries in the second quarter. Sinclair broke his collarbone on a broken option play while Simon was hurt on an 11 yard run that ended with a fumble. Simon did not see the field again after the fumble and was seen leaving the field at halftime with his hand wrapped in ice.

Kwon added a 66 yard touchdown with 6:33 left in the fourth quarter and finished with 147 yards on just five rushes and the Abes improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the 3A Narrows.

Junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes passed for 126 yards for the Highclimbers, who fell to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in league.

In other action…
Black Hills 46, Columbia River 20 | Wolves move to 4-0 for the first time.
Capital 46, Foss 14 | Capital gets their first win of the season.
Olympia 49, Timberline 25 | Scott Gunther rushes for three TDs.
Rainier 59, Ocosta 19 | Anderson, Bichler, Stancil & Carlson with two TDs each.
River Ridge 35, Orting 14 | Hawks move to 4-0, tied with Fife for 2A SPSL lead.
Rochester 49, Forks 7 | Warriors move to 2-2.
Tenino 39, Elma 20 | Thomas Pier rushed for 212 yards and three TDs.
Tumwater 35, Lake City, ID 21 | T-Birds remain unbeaten.
Yelm 49, South Kitsap 29 | Daylon Matthews threw for four TDs.

by Brandon Sparks,

Artesians Set To Return For 2015-2016 Season

olytownartesiansNew home and new coach, tryouts set for second season -  OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians received approval from the Western Indoor Soccer League to use The Pavilion on the campus of The Evergreen State College as their home venue and will return to the WISL for the 2015-2016 season.

STALNIK NAMED HEAD COACH: The Artesians have named Matt Stalnik as the head coach for their second season in the local indoor soccer league. Stalnik scored four goals in the first three games of the inaugural WISL season before he suffered a torn ACL immediately after scoring the game winner with 12.5 seconds left against the Arlington Aviators. The former goalkeeper will likely miss the season on the field but will take over for Nate Salveson on the Artesians’ bench. This is his second stint as an indoor soccer head coach. Stalnik served in the same position for the Tumwater Pioneers in 2012.

THE PAVILION: The sale of the former Harbor Wholesale warehouse in Tumwater forced Olympia Indoor Soccer to find a new facility. After a long search for a new home over the summer, Oly Indoor and Artesians owner Tim Smith came to an agreement with The Evergreen State College to run programs out of The Pavilion.

The Pavilion features the only indoor surface and boards in the Olympia area and serves as the training facility for the Evergreen soccer teams. An indoor/outdoor facility, improvements have already begun to ensure comfort for players and fans throughout the winter and will provide the most unique home field advantage for any WISL team.

TRYOUTS SET FOR OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH: Tryouts for the new season are coming up quickly with the first set of trials scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 AM to noon and Sunday, October 4th from 4:00 PM to 6:00. The cost to tryout is $20. Please, no cleats. For more information or to RSVP, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information about the 2015-2016 season will be released shortly.

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by Brandon Sparks,

Royals Clinch AL Central By Beating Mariners 10-4

mariners logo9KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals clinched the AL Central for their first division title in 30 years, beating the Seattle Mariners 10-4 Thursday night.

Johnny Cueto picked up his first victory in nearly six weeks, and the win, coupled with the Minnesota Twins' 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, ensured a title. The Royals have dominated the division, leading by as many as 14 games.

It's the Royals first division title since 1985, when they won the AL West en route to their only World Series championship.

The Kauffman Stadium announced crowd of 32,244 cheered when the Twins' final score was shown on the scoreboard in the top of the ninth.

Kansas City became the first team to wrap up a division title this year. St. Louis and Pittsburgh have secured playoff berths in the NL.

Cueto (3-6) was 0-5 in his previous six starts.

Logan Kensing (1-1) took the loss.

September 25, 2015