Kevin Simons works out on the rings at Alpha Strength and Conditioning. - Shawn Skager/Reporter

Kevin Simons prepares for Crossfit world games

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 4:17PM

Now that two of this season's three major Crossfit competitions are in the bag, all that's left for Kevin Simons is the big one: the 2015 Crossfit World Championships that start on July 22 in Southern California. For Simons, a 27-year-old graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School who qualified by finishing seventh at the Crossfit Regional games May 29-31 at the Tacoma Dome, it's all about getting ready for the world games — four grueling days of various exercises aimed at finding out who is the fittest all-around athlete of them all.


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Thunderbirds pick Sweden forward in CHL Import Draft

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 1:17PM

The Seattle Thunderbirds selected forward Gustav Olhaver from Sweden on Tuesday in the first round, 44th overall, of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft.

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Barzal 16th overall pick in NHL Draft; three other Thunderbirds also chosen

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 11:18AM

The New York Islanders selected Seattle Thunderbirds center Mathew Barzal in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft on Friday in Sunrise, Fla., at the BB&T Center.

Belle Hill powers to victory in Irish Day Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 9:17PM

Belle Hill unleashed a powerful wide rally and rolled to a four-length victory over Seeking the Light in Sunday's $50,000 Irish Day Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.

Canadian invader takes feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 9:59AM

Canadian invader Remembertobreathe collared Grinder Sparksaglo in the final stride for a head victory Saturday in the $21,500 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

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