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.

 

Fieldhouse House has reworked the former Sam’s Club at the Outlet Collection Mall into a mega sports-play-training complex. COURTESY PHOTO

FieldhouseUSA waiting on COVID-19 to fully open complex in Auburn

Multimillion-dollar facility located at site of former Sam’s Club.

 

Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Emerald Downs concludes season with daily wagering up 61% over last year

Off-track fans bet average of $1.79 million per day during 38-day session

 

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.

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
File Photo/Kent Reporter

Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Tyrel Bauer. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Two Seattle Thunderbird players taken in NHL Draft

Bauer goes to Winnipeg; Rempe chosen by New York Rangers

Tyrel Bauer. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
Courtesy Photo, City of Kent

Riverbend Driving Range reopens temporarily in Kent

Two phases of renovation complete; one remains

Courtesy Photo, City of Kent
Mirror file photo                                Jerome Collins, shown coaching the Federal Way High School boys basketball team in a 2016 state tournament semifinal game.

Ex-Federal Way basketball coach returns to teaching following misconduct allegations

Jerome Collins was on two years of paid leave over 2016 incident at Federal Way High School.

Mirror file photo                                Jerome Collins, shown coaching the Federal Way High School boys basketball team in a 2016 state tournament semifinal game.
The Seattle Mariners honored Ed Pepple, who threw out the first pitch at a game after he retired. Seattle Mariners Twitter

Legendary Mercer Island basketball coach Ed Pepple dies at age 88

Led Islanders to four state titles.

The Seattle Mariners honored Ed Pepple, who threw out the first pitch at a game after he retired. Seattle Mariners Twitter
T-Birds, KIRO 7 TV partner for weekly hockey series

T-Birds, KIRO 7 TV partner for weekly hockey series

Coach Matt O’Dette will join Chris Francis to educate fans each Friday

T-Birds, KIRO 7 TV partner for weekly hockey series
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
Former Kentwood High star Vandersloot sets WNBA assist record with 18 in a game

Former Kentwood High star Vandersloot sets WNBA assist record with 18 in a game

‘I absolutely thought this record was untouchable,’ Chicago Sky point guard says

Former Kentwood High star Vandersloot sets WNBA assist record with 18 in a game
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
Former Kentwood High stars Voth, McGuire face off in majors

Former Kentwood High stars Voth, McGuire face off in majors

Voth retires McGuire twice at Nationals Park

Former Kentwood High stars Voth, McGuire face off in majors
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
Betting surges at Emerald Downs even without fans in grandstands

Betting surges at Emerald Downs even without fans in grandstands

Mobile, off-track wagering breaks $1 million on opening day

Betting surges at Emerald Downs even without fans in grandstands
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