Sports

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

 

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo

New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

 

File Photo/Kent Reporter

Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

 

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo

WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo

WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the upcoming school year Tuesday evening (July 21), and football is moving to the… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24

Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24

Live racing to return at Auburn track but without fans

Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24
COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs announces revised 2020 stakes schedule

Racing starts June 22; first featured race Aug. 2

COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Emerald Downs
Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

No fans initially at Auburn track; fans can wager from home

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22
FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

T-Birds issue ticket refunds, exchanges for cancelled games in Kent

17,000 tickets sold for three March contests at ShoWare Center

FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft

T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft

Seattle trades goalie Roddy Ross to Regina for three draft picks

  • Apr 23, 2020
T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft
No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities
Emerald Downs still plans to have horse racing season in 2020

Emerald Downs still plans to have horse racing season in 2020

Horse training continues at Auburn racetrack

Emerald Downs still plans to have horse racing season in 2020
There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces
T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

Dauner is a center from Fargo; Mackie is a defenseman from Anchorage

  • Mar 26, 2020
T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft
The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)

WIAA still hoping to hold state championships in May

But if the school shutdown extends past April 24, those championships could be in jeopardy.

The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)
The Lindbergh boys swim team took home the 2A SPSL championship title on Feb. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of Kayoka Bushaw.

Lindbergh boys swim placed second in championship

The Lindbergh boys swim/dive team competed in the West Central District III championship swim/dive meet on Saturday, Feb. 15. The team scored 202 points and… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020
The Lindbergh boys swim team took home the 2A SPSL championship title on Feb. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of Kayoka Bushaw.
State Qualifiers & Coaches (left to right):Assistant Coach Colton Maddy, Matt Haines (3rd), Dmytro Hayday (3rd), Head Coach Mike Pine, Jeffrey Myers (2nd), Treavor Atkins (2nd), Assistant Coach Deven Maddy.                                 Photo by Vicki Maddy.

Lindbergh wrestlers qualify for state

Lindbergh High School competed in the Boys 2A Regionals tournament on Sat, Feb. 15, which determined which wrestlers would be moving on to State. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020
State Qualifiers & Coaches (left to right):Assistant Coach Colton Maddy, Matt Haines (3rd), Dmytro Hayday (3rd), Head Coach Mike Pine, Jeffrey Myers (2nd), Treavor Atkins (2nd), Assistant Coach Deven Maddy.                                 Photo by Vicki Maddy.
Hazen High School cheer team took third place during the coed competition at the WIAA State Central Cheerleading Tournament on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brian Kaelin.

Renton, Hazen cheer earn spots at state tournament

Hazen and Renton High School cheer teams earned applause at the WIAA Central Cheerleading Tournament where each team took third place. The tournament was held… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020
Hazen High School cheer team took third place during the coed competition at the WIAA State Central Cheerleading Tournament on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brian Kaelin.