Category Archives: Mixed Martial Arts
4A 3rd/4th Place Game
Olympia vs. Mead – Sparks Stadium, Puyallup – Noon
SPSCC vs. Alumni – SPSCC Gym – 3:00 PM
Evergreen vs. Lewis & Clark – CRC Gymnasium – 6:00 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Northwest – Marcus Pavilion – 7:00 PM
Mixed Martial Arts
Northwest Fight Challenge XVIII – South Sound Sports Center – 7:00 PM
Big day of sports in the South Sound today with the Capital Lakefair Volleyball Tournament taking place on the Capitol Campus all day and the Kick In the Grass Soccer Tournament at various sites in Tumwater and two spectator sports take place in town tonight that are worth your time…
Mixed martial arts
17 amateur MMA and kickboxing fights are scheduled for tonight’s Northwest Fight Challenge XVII at the South Sound Sports Center in Tumwater. Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP ringside and are available at the door. Doors open at 6:00 PM with fights getting underway at 7:00 PM.
Northwest Fight Challenge XVI featured 13 bouts in front of a near capacity crowd last night at South Sound Sports Center. New laws enacted by the State of Washington tripped some fighters up and a couple of regulated MMA bouts had to be changed to unregulated Muay Thai Kickboxing bouts because the fighters were not licensed through the state to fight MMA, but those fights turned out to be some of the more brutal, thrilling bouts of the night.
Here are the results from Northwest Fight Challenge XVI…
1. David Gines defeated Rocky Olsen – First round tapout
2. Marcus Mendoza defeated Brian Spears
3. Talon Hammons defeated Ryan Edwards
4. Luis Gomez faced Hector Lopez – I Missed the decision of this bout
5. Steve Pederson defeated Josh Cristelli
6. Josh Bean defeated Bryan Reiser
7. Thomas Pierce defeated Curtis Iglesias
8. Nick Coughran defeated Sefo Nansen
9. Julien Martin defeated Armondo Best
10. Joe Briggs defeated Jason Swan
11. Marquis Bryant defeated Omar Petty – TKO after 16 seconds
12. J.D. Cullens defeated Matt Juarez
13. Nick Ryan defeated Woo Johnson – TKO after the first round
Thank you to Dani Shank Johnson and the Academy of Brian Johnson for access and for putting on a well organized (despite a couple of snafus including the fan that collapsed, it looked bad but it sounds like he just fainted) and exciting event.
It looks like it will be a decent, sunny, somewhat chilly day in Olympia and it’s a good thing because there is a ton of baseball and softball to be played today. Not to mention a couple soccer games and the fights in Tumwater, not that they need beautiful weather.
Baseball kicks things off when Capital takes on Tumwater at Tumwater High School starting at 11:00 AM in a game originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Across I-5, Black Hills hosts Shelton in a non-league game with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 PM.
The Saint Martin’s baseball team looks to snap a seven game losing streak against second place Western Oregon in a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 PM at The RAC. The Saints are just 3-19 overall and 1-7 in the GNAC while Western Oregon was picked to win the GNAC but sit in second place at 6-2 in conference. Timberline grad Taylor Hetrick is in his first season with the Wolves after transferring from New Mexico State. The sophomore has made three appearances and has a 2.45 ERA.
At noon the Saint Martin’s softball team takes on Western Washington in doubleheader action. The Saints currently sit in third place in the GNAC at 5-3 in conference and 14-8 overall and the Vikings are one game behind them at 4-4 in conference. The Saints’ Sam Munger is the reigning GNAC player of the week, the second time she was honored this season, and is 7-4 with a 2.16 ERA so far this season. Lacey McGladrey is riding a 14-game hitting streak, the second longest streak in school history.
The days slate of boys soccer games kicks off at 1:00 PM with a non-league game between Capital and Seattle Academy at Ingersoll Stadium. Then at 2:00, Tumwater Stadium hosts a non-league doubleheader beginning with Tumwater and Shelton
and continuing at 5:00 when Black Hills takes on Timberline. This game is actually scheduled for noon.
And finally, Northwest Fight Challenge XVI takes over South Sound Sports Center in Tumwater. The night is presented by the Academy of Brian Johnson in Lacey and features local MMA fighters. Doors open at 6:00 PM with fights getting underway at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at the door for $25. Oly Sports will be at the fights and will have a photo gallery tomorrow night and you can follow along with the action on Twitter at @OlySportsBlog.
High school volleyball
Capital City Classic Tournament – Capital HS – All day
Evergreen vs. Eastern Oregon – Evergreen Pitch – 3:00 PM
Evergreen vs. Warner Pacific – CRC Gymnasium – 7:00 PM
Mixed Martial Arts
Northwest Fight Challenge XV – South Sound Sports Center – 7:00 PM
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.
If you’ve parked your car in just about any lot in Olympia over the last couple weeks, you’ve either pulled a flyer off your windshield or seen a discarded one on the ground for tonight’s Northwest Fight Challenge XIII -Annihilation! Brought to you by the Academy of Brian Johnson, there will be 10+ MMA fights on the card at the former Apex Carting facility in Tumwater. Tickets are $25 or $50 for VIP, doors open at 6:00 PM and fighting starts at 7:00.
The Saint Martin’s baseball team continues it’s series with Northwest Nazarene today at The SMU baseball field. The two teams split yesterday’s doubleheader and will play another two today starting at noon. Capital grad Tommy Deboer will get the start in game one for the Saints.
Across town at South Sound Stadium, Timberline hosts Tumwater in a non-league game at 1:00 PM. The feel of tin on your bottom will make you long for dry rot and a closed grandstand and your own camp chair on the track.