Sports

Snoqualmie Casino unveiled the first immersive Seahawks-branded table game experience Sept. 18, 2020, in a ribbon cutting dedication with Snoqualmie Tribe Council members and Snoqualmie Casino executives. Courtesy photo

Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting

Agreements with 15 tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.

  • Jun 14, 2021

 

The Emerald Downs horse racing track will reopen May 19 with a limited number of fans allowed. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs to allow fans this horse racing season

At 25% capacity under state guidelines; fans were banned last year due to COVID-19

 

Jennifer Whitaker atop 2020 Horse of the Meeting Dutton at the opening of training March 5 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs

Training begins at Emerald Downs for 2021 season

210 horses at Auburn track

 

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO

WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

  • Jan 7, 2021
Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
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.

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
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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.

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

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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.
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
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Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

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Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
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
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King County announces $600K in grants for youth sports

On July 27, King County announced the recipients of the 2020 Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program, who will share in $600,000 of funding. And… Continue reading

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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
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Emerald Downs announces revised 2020 stakes schedule

Racing starts June 22; first featured race Aug. 2

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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

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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