Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.

‘Let Us Play’: Student-athletes give testimonials

Campaign urges less strict COVID-19 metrics to allow prep sports

Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.
FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif.  Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NBA: LeBron, the Freak and the return of Steph

By Tim Reynolds | The Associated Press And … it’s back. The NBA’s new season started Tuesday with a pair of games; Kevin Durant and… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2020
FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif.  Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PREPS: Shining a light on local athletes

THE WINTER SOLSTICE and the snowfall received Monday in parts of the North Olympic Peninsula had me thinking about the passage of time as we… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) breaks away from Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) to begin his 50-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

SEAHAWKS: Defense comes up big to preserve win over Washington

Russell Wilson asked Carlos Dunlap to make a play to get the Seattle Seahawks into the… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2020
Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) breaks away from Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) to begin his 50-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Washington State running back Deon McIntosh (3) scores against Utah safety Vonte Davis (19) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PAC-12 FOOTBALL: Cougs blow 28-7 lead against Utes

Drew Lisk seriously considered ending his football career at Utah following the end of his… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2020
Washington State running back Deon McIntosh (3) scores against Utah safety Vonte Davis (19) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) drives the baseline against Iowa defender Luka Garza (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No rust for the Zags as they roll over No. 3 Iowa

In early December, Gonzaga paused all activities because of the coronavirus. The top-ranked Bulldogs had five games canceled… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) drives the baseline against Iowa defender Luka Garza (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)
Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

SEAHAWKS: Washington looks to copy Seahawks’ formula of sustained success

Quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner already are assured of a ninth consecutive winning season —… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura passes against Southern California in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Utah awaits an eager Cougars squad

Washington St. to play just second game in a month

Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura passes against Southern California in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
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PREP SPORTS: As schools given OK to reopen, what about sports?

Now that many schools in Washington have been given the go-ahead from Gov. Jay Inslee to open up more in-person instruction in the… Continue reading

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga's Drew Timme goes to the basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Indianapolis. Coach Mark Few of top-ranked Gonzaga says the suspension of basketball activities for the past two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic has ''not helped us in any way, shape or form.″ (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Zags finally return to action against No. 3 Iowa

In a way, Mark Few feels like No. 1 Gonzaga is starting over. The Bulldogs… Continue reading

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga's Drew Timme goes to the basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Indianapolis. Coach Mark Few of top-ranked Gonzaga says the suspension of basketball activities for the past two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic has ''not helped us in any way, shape or form.″ (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll claps as player warmup around him before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

No playoff bubble for Seahawks, other teams

Seattle has 99 percent chance of making the postseason

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll claps as player warmup around him before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Rolovich: No bowl game for Cougars

Season will end Saturday against Utah

Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Ron Francis talks to reporters in Seattle, after he was introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Scouts for Seattle's expansion NHL franchise have become a common sight at arenas around the league. In one corner of the second floor at the Seattle Kraken’s future training center sits the office of the general manager, complete with a view of the primary practice rink below. It’s a space Ron Francis will become very familiar with sometime in the summer of 2021 when that portion of the facility is completed.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Kraken’s tendrils reach far and wide

GM Ron Francis working remotely during pandemic

FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Ron Francis talks to reporters in Seattle, after he was introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Scouts for Seattle's expansion NHL franchise have become a common sight at arenas around the league. In one corner of the second floor at the Seattle Kraken’s future training center sits the office of the general manager, complete with a view of the primary practice rink below. It’s a space Ron Francis will become very familiar with sometime in the summer of 2021 when that portion of the facility is completed.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mariners trade for reliever

The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Rafael Montero from the Texas Rangers. The 30-year-old… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is pictured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEAHAWKS: K.J. Wright showing his versatility this season

Linebacker has become a mainstay of the defense in final year of contract

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is pictured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Cleveland Indians will change name after 2021

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when.… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
Washington coach Jimmy Lake celebrates with the team after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Huskies forced to pull out of Pac-12 title game

Washington has no offensive linemen available

Washington coach Jimmy Lake celebrates with the team after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris gestures after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 Nov. 28 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SPORTS BRIEFS: Huskies in Pac-12 title game Friday

Cougars hoops team improves to 5-0; Huskies men nearly knock off Oregon

  • Dec 14, 2020
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris gestures after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 Nov. 28 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is upended on a carry against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle back on track after crushing hapless Jets 40-3

Early in the third quarter, Pete Carroll approached Geno Smith. The backup quarterback who had never seen… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2020
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is upended on a carry against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

PENINSULA COLLEGE: NWAC championships canceled by COVID-19

The Northwest Athletic Conference announced Friday that no NWAC championships will be played for any sports this current academic… Continue reading