By Susan Fried
Stepping onto the field at a Northwest Premier Junior Football and Cheer League game, one might think the whooping, cheering crowd is watching a National Football League championship. But they’re not. They’re cheering on tiny children, bobble-headed in football helmets.
Continue reading PHOTOS: Youth football league brings community, families to the field
by Susan Fried
The Franklin High School gym floor echoed with the sounds of squeaky tennis shoes and basketballs being dribbled on the hardwood as 16 teams from four states and Canada participated in the 2018 High School Basketball Tournament of Champions at Franklin High School. The teams came from as far away as Miami, Florida. High School teams from all around the state of Washington also showed up for the tournament. Along with the host team from Franklin, Nathan Hale and Cleveland teams also participated.
Continue reading Franklin High School Welcomes Basketball Teams from Florida to Vancouver, B.C.
by Susan Fried
Thousands of people lined the streets around Seattle Center for a parade and filled Key Arena for a rally Sunday, September 16, for the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm. The team traveled a short distance around the Seattle Center in trolley cars to the Key Arena, where they were greeted by the adoring fans and a few dignitaries including Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell. Six-thousand people filled Key Arena and heard from the players and owners, watched highlights from the season, and cheered wildly when veteran Sue Bird said that she would be back next year for her 17th season.
Continue reading Photos: Storm Fans Celebrate Third WNBA Title
by Marissa Jenae Johnson
It’s the beginning of a new football season for the NFL and, like almost every other facet of American life, the movement for Black lives has left its mark. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines weeks ago when he sat for the national anthem during their pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers. When reporters asked why he chose not to stand for the anthem, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Continue reading Stand, Kneel, or Sit: What Today’s Seahawk Action Means For Black Lives Matter
by Jeff Nguyen, Student Intern
It’s incredibly hard to glance over them, even as the in-stadium music comes on over the speakers and the din of the gathering crowd grows to a roar. Singing, chanting, and shouting for 90 minutes on end, skull bandanas and elaborate flags, and an incredible, undeniable passion for the Seattle Sounders, puts a spotlight on CenturyLink Field’s South End, sections 121-123. This is the heartland of the Emerald City Supporters, a central authority in the rise of the Sounders’ fan base. Continue reading Emerald City Supporters: The Sounders Super Fan Base
By Amanda Nguyen
March 7 was day of hope, struggle and heartbreak for the Lady Eagles. The team had defied all odds, once again stepping foot in Tacoma Dome for a state championship title game. Prepared to make history, the defending champions shot for an illustrious three-peat. Continue reading March Sadness: Cleveland High Lady Eagles’ Dream of a Three-peat Falls Just Short
by Shane McMahon
The season for the Rainier Beach High School boys basketball team ended with a 66-51 loss to Garfield High School in the 3A championship game on March 7th, crushing dreams of a four-peat in the state tournament. Continue reading Championship Game Loss Can’t Dampen Season for Rainier Beach Boys’ Basketball
by Kyle Jensen
Graduating from the youth ranks and into the first team was part of a natural progression for Seattle Sounders’ new boy Darwin Jones. After training with the first-team for the past three years, putting pen to paper seemed almost like another day at the office for him. Continue reading Familiar Face Adds Homegrown Dynamism to Sounders
Susan Dodds Ruder
Less than two weeks before the Big Game, we received a surprise opportunity to purchase tickets for the Super Bowl. While the tickets held a hefty price tag, it didn’t take much for us to pull the trigger and head to Phoenix for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Continue reading A Southender Goes to the Super Bowl
by Clint Elsemore
If you’re like me, you never gave up hope the Seahawks could come back against the Packers two weeks ago, but at one point your belief they would somehow pull out the victory started to look colossally unrealistic. The offenses’ ability to go from zero to one hundred during the span of the game’s last few minutes and overtime was stunning. Coupled with an onside recovery and some stiff run defense the improbable comeback became reality. Continue reading Seahawks’ Super Bowl Prediction