Category Archives: Cycling

Today (5/31): Capital Criterium; Cougars Play For State Title; Much More

Capital Stage Race – Downtown Olympia and Capitol Campus – All-Day

The Capital Stage Race is already underway as I type this. It begins with a time trial down the Deschutes Parkway and continues later today at the Capitol Campus with the Capitol Criterium beginning at 2:30. The pro men’s cyclists will run a 60 minute race around the campus at 6:00 and the pro women will race for 40 minutes at 8:00. For more information, click here.

High school baseball
2A State 3rd/4th place game
Tumwater vs. Anacortes – Yakima County Stadium – 10:00 AM

High school softball

3A State Tournament – The RAC – 9:00 AM

2A State Tournament Consolation
Tumwater vs. Anacortes – Carlon Park, Selah – 10:00 AM

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

West Olympia Linx vs. Tumwater Brewers – The RAC – 11:00 AM
West Olympia Linx vs. Hawks Prairie Cardinals – The RAC – 3:00 PM
Nisqually Silvers vs. Olympia A’s – The RAC – 6:00 PM

Boys soccer

2A State ChampionshipRadio
Capital vs. Squalicum – Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner – 5:00 PM

Capital hasn’t allowed a goal in five straight postseason matches now but will be thoroughly tested in the state title game against Squalicum, who raced past Toppenish with five goals in the semifinals. The Storm are unbeaten this season at 20-0-2 and have allowed just five goals total. They have outscored their opponents in the postseason 26-0. The Cougars lost just two games but have struggled to score goals in the state tournament winning two 1-0 games and taking another scoreless game to a shootout.

Auto racing

Super Late Models, Legends, Baby Grands, Bumbleeds – South Sound Speedway – 6:30 PM

Today (7/13): Sound Invitational, Racing in Rochester, Dixie Cup, Black Lake Regatta, STP

Baseball – Puget Sound Invitational Tournament


Thurston County Senators vs. Seattle Studs – Saint Martin’s – 9:00 AM
Everett Merchants vs. Northwest Honkers – Saint Martin’s – 12:00 PM
Seattle Studs vs. Northwest Honkers – Saint Martin’s – 3:00 PM
Thurston County Senators vs. Everett Merchants – Saint Martin’s – 6:00 PM

With the cancellation of the Kamloops Tournament originally scheduled for this weekend, the Seattle Studs, Thurston County Senators and other Northwest teams scrambled to put together a tournament for this weekend and the Puget Sound Invitational was born. The Studs, Senators, Northwest Honkers and Everett Merchants play the second day of the tourney today at Saint Martin’s with four games including two Senators tilts. The tourney will wrap up tomorrow at Curtis High School in University Place.

Auto Racing

july_13th_websiteStreet Stocks, Legends, Baby Grands, WMRA, Vintage Modifieds and Bumblebees – South Sound Speedway – 6:30 PM
Dixie Cup pro motorcycle and quad racing – Rainier Flat Track – 7:00 PM

Boat Racing

Black Lake Regatta – Evergreen Shores Beach Club – 10:00 AM


And don’t forget that the Seattle To Portland Bicycle Classic hits Thurston County today passing through Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda on the way to the halfway point in Centralia.

Today (6/2): Capital Stage Race, PSCL baseball; Underground Derby


Capital Stage Race, Queen Stage – Rochester Primary School – 9:30 AM

Stage three of the Capital Stage Race is a 90 mile race for category 1, 2 and 3 men riders, a 67 mile race for category 1, 2 and 3 women and a 47 1/2 mile race for every other class that begins at Rochester Primary School at 9:30 AM. The 90 mile race goes all the way to Satsop and back. The men’s and women’s long loops get started at 1:20 PM.

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics vs. Tumwater Brewers – The RAC – 1:00 PM
Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 3:30 PM
Lacey Saints vs. Nisqually Silvers – The RAC – 6:00 PM

Roller Derby

Underground Derby – Skateland! – 6:00 PM

Today (6/1): PSCL season kicks off; Capital Stage Race; Speedway Saturday

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics vs. Hawks Prairie Cardinals – The RAC – 11:00 AM
Tumwater Brewers vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 3:00 PM
West Olympia Linx vs. Nisqually Silvers – The RAC – 6:00 PM

The Puget Sound Collegiate League returns for another season kicking off with a triple header at The RAC beginning at 11:00 AM.

The PSCL is a developmental summer wood bat league featuring players primarily from Northwest community colleges and other local four year schools. The season runs most days for the next two months from today, June 1st, until the championship game on July 31st.

I hope to publish a PSCL preview sometime in the next week.


Capital Stage Race, time trials – Heritage Park – 7:00 AM
Capital Stage Race, Capital Criterium – State Capitol Campus – 1:40 PM

As I type, the Capital Stage Race has taken over Deschutes Parkway from Heritage Park for the time trial stage of the two day, three stage event.

The race continues this afternoon with the Capital Criterium, a timed race around a circuit at the State Capitol Campus and Capitol Way. Racing at the Capitol begins at 1:40 PM continuing until at least 7:00 PM.

Auto racing

The season at South Sound Speedway is underway despite the weather and it looks like racing should be on tonight. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for teenagers, seniors and military, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for the little ones.

Sunday scoreboard: Owen, Audrain win Capital Stage Race; Bombers drop Cascades

Capital Stage Race

General Classification winners – Full results here

Men Pro 1/2
1. Logan Owen – Hagens Berman
2. Patrick Stanko – Kryki Sports

Bremerton 17 year-old Logan Owen won the last two stages of the Capital Stage Race including winning the Queen Stage Road Race on Sunday by over two and a half minutes to win the overall title. Owen entered Sunday in 8th place overall. Ian McKissick, the leader coming into Sunday, finished 6th overall.

Women Pro 1/2/3
1. Ivy Audrain – Stranamanti Cycling
2. Rosyln Zylkowski – Keller Rohrback Cycling/Stranamanti Cycling

Seattle’s Ivy Audrain won three of four stages in the Capital Stage Race to take home the overall title. Jennifer Burtner of Olympia Orthopaedics Associates finished in third place.

Men 3
1. Warren McAndrew – Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team
2. Todd Baumeister – Apex Racing Team

Men 4/5
1. Mark Fry
2. Andrew Austin – Old Time Bicycle

Master Men 35+ 1/2/3

1. Robert Campbell – CBC Racing
2. Todd Gallaher – Guiness Cycling

Master Men 40+ 4/5
1. Douglas Wilcox – Herriott Sports Performance
2. Timothy Hughes – Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Master Men 50+

1. Scott Torkelson – Old Town Bicycle
2. Steven Holland – United Finance/Emerald Velo

Women 4

1. Justine Clift – Glotman Simpson
2. Linda Moul – Union Bay Cycling/


Pierce County Roy Hobbs baseball

Capital City Bombers 12, Tacoma Cascades 5

Today (6/17): Bombers baseball; Capital Stage Race wraps

If you need your Father’s Day morning baseball fix, head over to Crandall Field at Olympia High School to see the Capital City Bombers adult baseball team take on the Tacoma Cascades. First pitch is at 10:00 AM.

The Capital Stage Race comes to a close today following the queen stage, a 47-90 mile road race that starts in Grand Mound, goes all the way to Satsop for the pro men’s divisions and back. Ian Mckissick of Audi/Kryki Sports is leading the men’s pro division after three stages but Jesse Reams of Hagen Berman is just 40 seconds off the pace. Ivy Audrain of Stranamanti Cycling leads the women’s pro division but there are ten cyclists within a minute of the overall lead heading into the final stage including Jennifer Burtner of Olympia Orthopaedics Associates.

Racing starts at 9:30 AM from Rochester Primary School and the pro and advanced divisions start their rides at 1:20 PM.

Today (6/16): Capital Stage Race; Tons of baseball; Fight night; Racing

I hate to short change this full day of sports but I’m pressed for time this morning so we’ll keep this short…

As I type this, stage two of the Capital Stage Race has begun, a time trial from Heritage Park down Deschutes Parkway and back. Stage three, the Capital Criterium gets underway at the State Capitol Campus this afternoon. Visit my viewers guide for more information.

The Capital City Bombers adult baseball team plays this morning at Crandall Field at Olympia High School. First pitch is at 10:00 AM. Sorry, the Bombers game is tomorrow.

The PSCL plays six games today, three sets of doubleheaders, at both the RAC and Saint Martin’s University. At the RAC, the action begins at noon with a doubleheader between the Nisqually Silvers and West Olympia Linx. Over at Saint Martin’s, the Tumwater Brewers face the Lacey Saints for a double dip starting at noon. Then, in the nightcaps, the Olympia Athletics square off against the Hawks Prairie Cardinals in two games starting at 5:00 PM.

South Sound Speedway continues its season tonight. As always, qualifying begins at 5:00 PM and racing begins at 6:30. Tickets are $12 for adults.

And finally, South Sound Sports Center hosts Northwest Fight Challenge XIV. A whole host of MMA action hits Tumwater at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $50 for VIP ringside seating.

Capital Stage Race Viewers Guide

The Capital Stage Race returns to the Olympia area tomorrow morning and runs for three days with the final stage taking place on Sunday. 200-300 cyclists will compete in the four stage event that starts with a ten mile loop in and around the Capitol State Forest on Friday, moves to downtown Olympia for stage two and three on Saturday and ends with a 47-90 mile ride from Grand Mound to Elma and back on Sunday.

Emmett O’Connell of Olympia Time sent me this tweet earlier this week…

And so today I took a little drive out to where the first stage and fourth stages are taking place to scout it out and see if I can help. So here’s a little viewers guide to the Capital Stage Race, I hope this helps.

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