Category Archives: Sports

Photos: Storm Fans Celebrate Third WNBA Title

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.

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Stand, Kneel, or Sit: What Today’s Seahawk Action Means For Black Lives Matter

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

Emerald City Supporters: The Sounders Super Fan Base

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

March Sadness: Cleveland High Lady Eagles’ Dream of a Three-peat Falls Just Short

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