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The Migrating Raiders Bird

January 27, 2014

Filed under Other, Sports

A Prominent Symbol of Pierce College Expands its Horizons Cameron Cyprain Contributing Writer This upcoming May will mark the 28th anniversary of Pierce College’s official logo. The Board of Trustees in office during May 1986 adopted the design, which features ‘Pierce College’ in a specialized type that is unique unt...

Raider Cheer Hosting Annual Kids Camp

January 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Raider Cheer is hosting their annual kids camp on Jan. 29. This camp consists of three days of learning choreography, cheers, and how to work as a team mate. The cheers and half time routine that are being taught will be used on the Feb. 1 Raiders basketball game. Registration fee is $35 dollars, includes a camp t-shirt and...

Pierce offers intramural sports

November 7, 2013

Filed under Campus, Sports

Kaitlyn Turner Contributing Writer Intercollegiate sports have been offered at Pierce for years, but with the construction of the HEC building 5 years ago came a new idea—that the gym would be the place to host intramural sports teams. According to Doug Carlson, Pierce’s women’s volleyball coach and HEC and intramurals ...

Raider’s baseball Halloween costume fundraiser

November 7, 2013

Filed under Baseball/Softball, Campus, Sports

Aaryn Kornbau Staff Writer The Raider’s baseball team held their second annual Halloween game on Thursday October 24 at Heritage field in Puyallup, to raise money for new Jacket and sweats. The players sold tickets to students for $5 and $10 for adults, children got in free. The team sold approximately, 400 tickets. The boys ...

Thunderbird’s take down third place Raiders

October 18, 2013

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Justin Harmon Staff Writer It was a tale of two nights for Pierce’s women’s volleyball team. In a match-up pitting the second place Highline Thunderbirds against the third place Pierce Raiders viewers witnessed two talented teams go head to head Wednesday night as they get ready for the upcoming playoffs. Early on it looked as ...

Seattle Sounders lose 1-4 against Vancouver Whitecaps

October 14, 2013

Filed under Soccer, Sports

Austin Lewis Features and Sports Editor Seattle Sounders lose second game in a row, causing distress for the fans and the players On Wednesday, October 4th the Seattle Sounders faced off against the Vancouver White Caps for the third time this season. Unfortunately they lost 1-4, making this the second loss in a row. Th...

Raider Sports Schedule

September 27, 2013

Filed under Sports

Men's Soccer      Saturday September 28, 2013  2:15pm  Home game against Bellevue      Saturday October 5, 2013 2:15pm   in Bremerton against Olympic Women's Soccer      September 28, 2013 2:15 at Heritage against Bellevue      October 2, 2013 2:00pm at Clackamas, Oregon against Clackamas Volleyball   ...

pierce’s baseball team in championship game

May 30, 2013

Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

Joseph Henrickson Staff Writer Pierce College has been busy, with both the girls’ softball team and the boys’ baseball team entering the playoffs this past week.  The girls started off the tournament losing their first game to Spokane ten to three and tried to fight their way up through the loser’s bracket. Following the loss, they played Highline Community College and won that game f...

raider’s mens baseball team is a tough one to face

May 15, 2013

Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

Joseph Henrickson Staff Writer The Pierce Raiders baseball team completed another 4 game sweep May 4and 5, this time it was against Grays Harbor Community College. The Raiders outscored their opponent 23 – 6 in the four game set and continue to lead the NWAACC West Conference with a record of 16 and 4. Leading th...

softball team clinches division title, heads to playoffs

May 15, 2013

Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

Friday, May 10, the softball team had already secured a spot in the playoffs but was looking for a sweep of a double header against Grays Harbor Community College to clinch first place. Since April 27, the team had raised the bar and had their sights on making the playoffs but had a lot of work to do.  That is exactly wh...

student services budget gives money to athletic program

May 13, 2013

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Lloyd Shisler Staff Writer Student Services and Activities Budget [S and A] is a budget that supports and funds Pierce programs such as athletics, tutoring, theater, pioneer, writers studio, music program and many more. Cameron Cox, director for student life, mentioned that Pierce’s tuition was raised last year at 1...

from south africa and here to play

May 6, 2013

Filed under Sports

Joseph Henrickson Staff Writer In South Africa, baseball has been around since the late 1800’s, but still does not have the notoriety that it has here in the United States with Major League Baseball. In fact, still to this day there has never been a native South African in the MLB, but a few recent draft picks look...

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