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Enough is enough: Bad behavior must stop

An unfortunate trend in Washington and across the nation must be stopped: the bad behavior of coaches, parents and fans at high school and middle school athletic events. We’ve all seen it: the yelling, harassing, berating, disrespecting, and even...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 17, 2022

Seahawks life without Russell Wilson will be fine

The Seattle Seahawks made a big move and traded quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris. I know a lot of...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 3, 2022

Silver linings for the Seattle Kraken's rough season

The Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season has not gone as well as some new hockey fans hoped. As of Tuesday, the Kraken have 37 points, which is the third worst total in the league, ahead of only the Montreal Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes. They have a...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    February 24, 2022

Storm's last dance with Stewart, Loyd and Bird

The best pro basketball team in the state is gearing up for its version of The Last Dance. For those who don’t know, “The Last Dance” is in reference to Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls and the team that won five...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    February 10, 2022

Fearless Super Bowl predictions

Journal reporter Matt Baide asked Mason County’s three head football coaches and other public figures in the county for their take on this Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI. Here are their responses: Justin Johnson, Journal editor The pick: Rams “While...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    January 13, 2022

The Seahawks season is done. What comes next?

The NFL regular season ended Sunday and the Seahawks are getting ready for another postseason run. Just kidding! Seattle didn’t have a good season, finishing 7-10, last in the NFC West, and the only team in the division to not make the playoffs....

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 30, 2021

Looking back at 2021, forward to 2022

2021 is finally coming to an end, and even though all years are almost the same length, this year felt much longer than it was.  The Seahawks lost a playoff game to a quarterback with a bad thumb before an abysmal 2021 regular season. The Sounders...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 2, 2021

The Seahawks are a mess, but how does it get cleaned up?

It’s the end of November, and for the decade before this, it usually meant fans of the Seattle Seahawks watching the team jockey for playoff position and getting ready for a postseason game. But this year, fans have seen a much different product...

 

Washington State football needs leader

WSU football needs a true leader and it's not Nick Rolovich. I am a Washington State Cougar, Class of 2012 (Go Cougs!). I went to WSU in Pullman from 2008 to 2012 and earned my bachelor's degree in communications, and I attended many football games...

 

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