The Walla Walla Swim Club (WWSC) closed out its long course season with the Sizzlin' Summer Splash on July 9-11 in Moses Lake, with many qualifying for the Inland Empire Swimming Junior Olympics in Spokane on July 23-25.
After Chris Carson and coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media Wednesday, July 28, the following feels true: The Seahawks running back is poised to have his finest season yet.
There’s magic happening at T-Mobile Park, and it’s time to reward the architects of the most unexpectedly meaningful season in recent Mariners history.
Simone Biles felt it hours before she took the floor in Tokyo, a nervousness she couldn’t explain as she waited to deliver what everyone except her was sure would be a gold medal for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
With the July 30 MLB trade deadline looming, questioning the sustainability of this season's success is out of the question for the Mariners' front office.
Matty Beniers' Michigan teammate, Owen Power, was selected first overall Friday, but there were a few mock drafts that had Beniers in that top spot.
The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three sides by towering rows of seats.
With Lake Union and the Seattle skyline in the backdrop, the Kraken unveiled its roster with captivating flair.
It would be hard to call the debut season of the SRX auto racing series anything but a success.
For a long time, the hardest thing about being a Louis Oosthuizen fan was figuring out how to pronounce his last name.
It wasn’t that long ago that NCAA President Emmert was arguing that the very future of college sports was at stake should rules against accepting money be wiped off the books.
The Legion of Boom's story had been about bonding, friendship, overcoming adversity and proving doubters wrong. Now you just hope the players can find their way to a better place in their lives. And that the people they impacted can find peace in theirs.
The MLB All-Star Game, returning after a year's COVID-19 absence, is back to doing what it does best — pomp and ceremony, honoring the connection between stars of the past and present, and, for those willing to absorb it, providing a fun interlude in the long slog of a season.
When Yusei Kikuchi is in total command of his arsenal, when his emotions are fully charged, when he's attacking hitters with such aggressiveness that he emits sounds like a hard-serving tennis player, Mariners pitching coach Pete Woodworth said he knows he's seeing an All-Star pitcher at the height of his game.
DENVER — Standing in the American League dugout Sunday, July 11, for a prospects showcase he’d just as soon have been ineligible for, Jarred Kelenic calmly stated his desire to return to the Mariners.
When it comes to the Home Run Derby, I've always been a big fan of watching and covering them, especially when MLB wised up and began to use juiced baseballs to ramp up the action. I'll throw an "allegedly" in there, but I believe it (and support it) wholeheartedly.
Since the last time he came to Seattle in late April, Shohei Ohtani has become a true baseball sensation. No one has ever seen his simultaneous combination of pitching prowess and hitting dominance — not even from his most common comparable, Babe Ruth.
Leigh Steinberg, the longtime agent, likened the mad scramble on Thursday, July 1, for endorsement deals by college athletes to the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889.
You're a long-suffering Mariners fan whose team is in the midst of a 20-year playoff drought. You haven't sat in T-Mobile Park for a postseason game since "Malcolm in the Middle" was a thing.
When Ali Aguilar was a kid, she dreamed of playing for USA softball. But then softball (and baseball) were yanked from the Olympics after 2008. The sport is back for at least this year's Tokyo Games and the former Husky star is finally a softball Olympian at age 25.
The halfway point is here. Eighty-one games in the can. The Mariners have won 42 times, lost 39 — about as entrenched in the middle as a squad can get.
I think it’s pretty safe to say Hector Santiago was not the whale that MLB may have envisioned snaring when it decided to step up its enforcement of foreign substances on baseballs.
It took just a split second after setting our eyes on the Minam River to know our hopes for a wonderful weekend of fishing were dashed.
Heading down the grade east of Elgin, we could see the river was high.
Her hardwood success took root during four productive seasons at Walla Walla High School.
Spoiler alert: The Mariners aren’t going to make the playoffs, for the 20th year in a row. But they deserve praise, grudging or otherwise, for what they’ve accomplished this season.
The Kraken showed some audacity and fearlessness by hiring Dave Hakstol. The safe route would have been to select one of the big names that had been bandied about for months.
The Storm is one of the more successful WNBA franchises ever, but this feat is particularly distinct. To have one squad produce three members for what is universally considered the best women's basketball team in the world is impressive.
The enforcement of NCAA v. Alston will not massively change college sports. But the ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision, particularly the concurring opinion by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, are profound, and potentially revolutionary.
In one of the league's great reclamation projects, Nate McMillan has positioned Atlanta to return to the NBA Finals for the first time in 60 years.
The main reason the Mariners can still dream of a playoff berth at this point in the season is because of their ability to convert winning opportunities into actual wins.
Pete Carroll and the Seahawks have been "impressed" so far with Shane Waldron. Does that mean the new OC will be allowed to cook, or has he solved balancing Carroll's desire to establish the run?
Gabe Porter's journey continues. Just not where he expected it to take him several months ago.
When it comes to College Football Playoff expansion, 12 is the perfect number of teams. Here are three big reasons why, writes Matt Calkins.
Naomi Osaka's situation at the French Open drives home the point that it’s inhumane to force people into interview settings that so clearly cause distress.
Julio Jones, who has led the NFL in receiving yards per game three times, could make the Seahawks the most dangerous offensive team in football.
Lou Gehrig Day will take place Wednesday around MLB, including at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park as the Mariners face the A’s. The links between baseball and ALS go beyond Gehrig and Jim "Catfish" Hunter, another Hall of Famer who died of the disease.
Just because the Mariners have decided on an individual level that they don't all need to be vaccinated doesn't mean that fans have to be happy about it.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an inadvertent benefit for wrestling fans in the Walla Walla Valley.
After the NCAA Division I Softball Committee revealed that the Huskies — ranked fifth in the country in the USA Today/coaches poll — were seeded 16th in this year’s NCAA tournament, players walked out of the auditorium in utter revulsion.
This Mariners’ rebuild so far has played better in theory, in Jerry Dipoto’s vivid accounts of its potential, and in daydreams of the hoped-for payoff at an indistinct point in the future, than it has in reality.
Can you believe that May 2021 is upon us and the spring season is well established? April brought vastly different weather nearly every few days, from downright chilly, cold nights to very warm summer-like days at times.
In March the UW men's basketball program looked about as fertile as the Mojave — a place you avoided if you wanted to develop or ... what's the word? Win. Now, though, fresh seeds have been planted. The question is: Can Mike Hopkins make them grow?
After spending most of the winter hidden in a hovel of injuries and irrelevancy, the Lakers have emerged from hibernation to find themselves exactly where they need to be.
One thing is certain in Seattle after Day 2 of the NFL draft. The Seahawks have added speed to their already speedy receiving corps with the versatile D'Wayne Eskridge.
If the mock drafts are correct — and they occasionally are — Alabama will have more first-round picks than USC, Oregon and Washington combined, the SEC will double the number of Pac-12 selections, and the conference on the West Coast will once again be left behind on one of the grandest stages in sports.
There’s a scene in Ted Lasso when his fictional Premier League team, AFC Richmond, is facing the growing prospect of relegation. During a team meeting, one of the Richmond players, Colin, says grimly: “We got relegated when I was at Cardiff. It was my family’s team. My Nana never spoke to me after that.”
Character may play a role in how the Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider construct their roster. But it's clear that it doesn't play as big a role as talent.
Tommy Lloyd, who this week was hired as Arizona's men's coach, may be the best international recruiter in college basketball. He carved out a niche over the past two decades and now is the star of the room whenever he walks into a gym overseas.