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LACEY - At this point in the season, every game is a must-win for many teams in the Class 2A Evergreen Conference. North Thurston's 67-54 boys basketball victory over Centralia on Tuesday night, combined with Tumwater's 69-57 win against Aberdeen, allowed the Rams to clinch a spot in the District IV tournament, which begins Feb. 12.
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Tuesday night they'll wear the same title - coach. And aim for the same goal - winning. But this clash of father versus son is not a game that Ron and Tim Brown circle on the calendar, awaiting with anticipation.
North Thurston High School's RAMS in Action safety club teamed up with the Lacey Police Department to issue "tickets" to teen drivers and their passengers who wore seat belts on their way to school Monday morning.
LACEY - With half of the Class 2A Evergreen Conference boys basketball schedule in the books, it's hard to find a clear-cut favorite to win the league title.
FEDERAL WAY - Tumwater and North Thurston girls swimming teams made a big splash in Thursday's opening day of the Class 2A state swimming championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
CHEHALIS – The North Thurston defense is probably wishing Eric Forgione had stuck with his original decision to focus on baseball and forego his senior season of football.
North Thurston's girls swim team picked up a little more firepower Wednesday, qualifying another seven for next week's district meet.
LACEY - A year ago, North Thurston's Lawyer Tillman was an unknown, untested running back coming into his junior season.
Meet Lawyer Tillman, a quiet, unassuming all-league tailback who owns the North Thurston school record for most rushing yards in a game.
LACEY - North Thurston was looking for a bounce-back game after being roughed up last week. A heavy dose of Zack Baldwin and a late offensive surge by Centralia ensured that didn't happen.
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