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Elliot Morris finally recovered, pitching like pro

April 17, 2012

Filed under News, Sports

  The Raider’s secret weapon is ready to show the league what he has, and how far he can help take the team Andrea Bell Staff Writer With a pitch clocked at 93 miles per hour, Elliot Morris is almost ready to show the league just how far he can help take the team. Morris is still in the process of recovering from Tomm...

Baseball and softball seasons spring into action

March 18, 2012

Filed under Baseball/Softball

       Photos by: Terry Qualls and Andrea Bell Baseball and softball teams ready to take on challenges once again to try and take teams to NWAACC Andrea Bell Staff Writer Spring sport seasons begin and with only seven returning sophomores, Mike Nadeau Raider baseball’s head coach, will have a challenge...

Lady Raiders break 20-year streak

February 29, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Andrea Bell/Tamara Kelly Staff Writers As the winter sports season wraps up the women’s team still pushes forward as they advance to the next step of their season, which is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, or NWAACC for short. This is a form of play-offs that decides what team is the best ...

Cheerleaders unite the Raider teams and fans

February 16, 2012

Filed under Other, Sports

Eleven hard working athletes work to unite as a family, team, and hard-working group of people Andrea Bell Staff Writer Lost among the many sports taking place on campus are the cheerleaders, and even though cheerleaders often get top billing and everyone knows whom they are, the hard working cheerleaders at this coll...

Crossing the line

February 16, 2012

Filed under Other, Sports

Athletes train year-round for the physical strain put on them while competing in triathlons and marathons Tamara Kelly Staff Writer For many runners there’s no better feeling than making it across the finish line and knowing they’ve given their all. Pushing themselves beyond the limits is part of the internal d...

Lady Raiders dominate the competition

February 6, 2012

http://youtu.be/YbB2nEBG_gU Our very own lady Raiders dominating the competition.

Lady Raiders volleyball team optimistic for next year

January 5, 2012

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

  Freshmen head into the offseason prepared for Coach Carlson’s strength and conditioning program Sarah Carlson and James Cooks Staff Writers Despite an entirely new team this year, with a team built entirely on freshman, the Pierce College Volleyball program was represented well with a “good” season, according to Coach Doug Carlson. So how has this f...

Raiders Roll on after Shootout with Shoreline

January 5, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Bill Mendelson returns for his ninth season as head coach and looks to add to the success he has brought to Pierce College. Mendelson is Pierce College’s winningest coach with a record of 131-98 while collecting his 250th career college win last season. The Raiders return to the court after a tremendous season las...

Mixing it up with Grady Duncan

December 27, 2011

Filed under Other, Sports, Video

Here's our exclusive interview with Grady Duncan after his submission win by rear naked choke at the Battle Of The Belts. Held in Pierce College Fort Steilacoom's Health Education Center. http://youtu.be/Wa3mMg-0hO4   Here are the highlights from the night! http://youtu.be/PHgWVLsoNAE Part 2 http://youtu.be/nfEDmJa2QPM

Lady Raiders Start Strong

December 27, 2011

Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

The lady Raiders enter the 2012 season hungry for a playoff run after missing the postseason by just one game last year. Coach Brain Purugganan led his team to an 8-8 league record last season and looks to improve on that record in his third season. The Lady Raiders have an experienced group, retaining most of their starters...

Basketball On the roll

December 27, 2011

Filed under News, Sports

DHFT student Daniel Clarke has been a paraplegic sense the age of 15, injured in a playground accident in August of 1991 fracturing his back at his T3. Daniel moved to Pierce County in 1992 with his family from Hawaii. With in six months he hooked up with his friend Dave Stump and began playing wheelchair basketball. Daniel...

Training Gets Personal

December 27, 2011

Filed under Campus, News, Other, Sports

Diane Lynch a recent graduate of the DHFT certification program is the new personal trainer at the Hec. Diane’s Passion for staying fit led her to leave her job as a pharmacy technician and attend Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician certification course. Diane became interested in health and fitness...

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