The Ebbtide

Weird Flex, But Okay

Ed Strong

June 15, 2019

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 advan...

Under Further Review

Under Further Review

CJ Priebe

May 19, 2019

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 happene...

Don’t Sleep On “ZZ”

Don't Sleep On

Ed Strong

May 6, 2019

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...

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs

CJ Priebe

May 5, 2019

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 re...

Sports Calendar – April 19, 2019

Ed Strong

April 24, 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 Me...

Sports Calendar – March 15, 2019

Ed Strong

March 16, 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....

Sports Calendar – February 15, 2019

Ed Strong

February 20, 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 Colle...

How Did We Get Here?

CJ Priebe

February 4, 2019

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 i...

Put the Super in Super Bowl with These Tasty Treats

Elizabeth Joyce

February 4, 2019

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 th...

Test Your Super Bowl Knowledge

CJ Priebe

February 4, 2019

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Pick a Side

Ed Strong

February 4, 2019

SUPER BOWL PERSONALITY QUIZ Time for the big game. The New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, but wait — do you even know who you’re rooting for? Maybe you haven’t watched football in at least a year, but now you’ve been roped into a watch party...

More Cheers, Less Jeers

Ed Strong

January 19, 2019

AN OPEN LETTER FROM AN OPTIMISTIC SPORTS FAN Dear Pessimist, Recently, a close friend and I were both watching the same game — UW women’s basketball was playing at hated rival fifth-ranked Oregon. Despite coming in to the game as massive underdogs, the Huskies had managed to stay close, trail...

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