Sports

The waiting game

High school spring sports put on hold as officials hope for a change to salvage play

Western Hockey League cancels playoffs for 2020 because of COVID-19

No more games this season for Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds

  • Mar 23, 2020

Applications being accepted for Smart Choices Scholarships

High school seniors encouraged to apply; deadline is April 1

  • Mar 19, 2020
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)
Courtesy Photo, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds
                                COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

Western Hockey League announces conclusion of regular season

Still hopes to have playoffs; Kent-based Thunderbirds qualify for postseason

  • Mar 18, 2020
Courtesy Photo, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds
                                COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds
COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds close hockey office, store; release players to go home

WHL season remains suspended

  • Mar 17, 2020
COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds
COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

Western Hockey League, Thunderbirds season put on ice; officials suspend play, for now

Western Hockey League Commissioner Ron Robison announced Thursday the 2019-20 WHL season will be paused until further notice. Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2020
COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

WIAA postpones drama festival, state dance/drill

Any regular season contests or practices are held at the discretion of each member school and school district

  • Mar 12, 2020

T-Birds to play next 2 games without fans at ShoWare

The Seattle Thunderbirds will adhere to the mandated guidelines from Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation Wednesday morning, prohibiting public gatherings of more than 250 people through… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020
1The Thunderbirds’ Keltie Jeri-Leon handles the puck in front of the Silvertips’ Ethan Regnier and goalie Dustin Wolf during WHL action Sunday at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Thunderbirds battle but fall just short to Silvertips

Jeri-Leon, Mount score in 3-2 loss

  • Mar 9, 2020
1The Thunderbirds’ Keltie Jeri-Leon handles the puck in front of the Silvertips’ Ethan Regnier and goalie Dustin Wolf during WHL action Sunday at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Ravens’ Pedro, Park honored for their performances

Auburn Riverside High School’s +, wrestling, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week. Q: What is your favorite subject in school? A: History.… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Olympia turns back Auburn at Hardwood Classic

Trojans’ sound season ends with 48-43 loss to the Bears at 4A state tournament

  • Mar 5, 2020
Auburn Riverside coach Marcus Yzaguirre instructs his team during their 34-7 loss to Federal Way in a North Puget Sound League Valley Division opener at Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019. The Eagles went on take the division title later in the season. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way hires Auburn Riverside’s Yzaguirre as head coach

‘Coach Izzy’ returns to familiar school, community where he coached for 6 seasons

Auburn Riverside coach Marcus Yzaguirre instructs his team during their 34-7 loss to Federal Way in a North Puget Sound League Valley Division opener at Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019. The Eagles went on take the division title later in the season. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Federal Way Mirror
The Thunderbirds’ Henrik Rybinski pushes the puck up the ice with the Winterhawks’ Jaydon Dureau in pursuit. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Thunderbirds’ comeback comes up just short against Winterhawks

Gottfried, Bruggen-Cate, Williams score in 6-3 loss to Portland

  • Mar 1, 2020
The Thunderbirds’ Henrik Rybinski pushes the puck up the ice with the Winterhawks’ Jaydon Dureau in pursuit. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Trojans’ 4A state regional playoff game moved to Shorewood High School

Student contracts coronavirus virus at Jackson High, original site of game

  • Feb 29, 2020
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Pacific Raceways turns 60, releases schedule

33rd NHRA NW Nationals anchors busy 2020 slate

  • Feb 28, 2020
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Reporter honors Trojans’ Hester, Wilson for their top performances

Auburn High School’s Darrell Hester, basketball, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week. Q: What is your favorite subject in school? A: Physics.… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Thunderbirds Foundation breaks $1 million mark for donations to youth sports

Fundraising began in 2009 at ShoWare Center hockey games

  • Feb 27, 2020

Four Ravens grace 4A all-state team

Shell, Gutierrez, Saarenas and Wate make WSSCA’s 16-member first-team lineup

  • Feb 26, 2020

Federal Way denies Auburn, grabs district’s No. 5 seed to regional playoffs

Eagles erupt in fourth quarter for 60-49 win; season series split 2-2