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Setting New Goals: SCC women’s soccer team kicks back

Three games into the season, SCC women’s soccer already had exceeded their 2018 season totals for goals and positive results. A very late coaching change, no returning players from the 2017 roster and a rash of injuries to the already-miniscule roster: 2018 was a season to remember for all the wrong reasons. The Phins finished…

Weird Flex, But Okay

ATHLETES HAVE A RIGHT TO CELEBRATE Cinderella had a little extra kick in those glass slippers this time. The Oklahoma State Cowgirls softball team hadn’t been to the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in over two decades. They were the only team ranked outside of the top eight to advance there this year. Playing in…

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Under Further Review

THE INSTANT REPLAY PROBLEM Instant replay is a mechanism for sports officials to check to see if they got a call correct or not. And, recently, it has taken over professional sports. This year, for the first time ever at the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse was disqualified. And it happened 22 minutes after the…

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Don’t Sleep On “ZZ”

POSITION CHANGE HELPS PLAYER TAKE CENTER STAGE Zane Zurbrugg has all of the tools that make baseball scouts salivate. He’s tall, with a quick, compact swing, a powerful arm and record-breaking speed. Three years ago, he barely made a blip on anyone’s radar. Recruitment “I wasn’t even recruited coming out of high school,” Zurbrugg said….

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs

THE BATTLE FOR BASKETBALL’S BIGGEST HONOR Currently there are eight teams vying for a chance to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, which goes to the team that ultimately clinches the NBA championship. Nothing short of sixteen wins will bring it home, and each of the following eight teams remaining still has a fair chance…

Sports Calendar – April 19, 2019

Baseball 1 & 4 p.m., April 20; at Olympic College (Bremerton) 12 & 3 p.m., April 21; at Meridian Park (Shoreline), vs. Olympic College 1 & 4 p.m., April 27; at Edmonds CC 12 & 3 p.m., April 28; at Meridian Park, vs. Edmonds CC Softball 12 & 2 p.m., April 21; at Meridian Park,…

Sports Calendar – March 15, 2019

Baseball 12 & 3 p.m., March 16; at Green River College (Auburn, WA) 12 & 3 p.m., March 17; at Meridian Park (Shoreline), vs. Green River College 1 & 4 p.m.,; March 20; at Centralia CC 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., March 23; at Blue Mountain CC (Pendleton, OR) 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., March…

Sports Calendar – February 15, 2019

Men’s Basketball 4 p.m., Feb. 16;@ SCC Gym, vs. Bellevue College 7 p.m., Feb. 20; @ Skagit Valley College (Mount Vernon) 4 p.m., Feb. 23; @ SCC Gym, vs. Whatcom CC 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27; @ SCC Gym, vs. Peninsula College Women’s Basketball 2 p.m., Feb. 16; @ SCC Gym, vs. Bellevue College 5 p.m.,…

How Did We Get Here?

New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams (in Atlanta, Georgia) The Evil Empire vs. the Mad Hatter Super Bowl LIII (“53” for the non-Romans) is a rematch of the very Super Bowl that sparked the Patriots’ current dynasty. The Patriots had been mediocre from the ‘80s until 2000, until it all turned around when a…

Put the Super in Super Bowl with These Tasty Treats

Guacamole Ingredients 3 ripe avocados 1-2 limes ½ small white or red onion 2 roma tomatoes Salt and pepper Instructions 1. Cut avocados in half,  remove pit and skin and place in a medium bowl. Mash avocados with a fork until smooth with some small chunks. 2. Dice the onion and tomatoes and add to…

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