A Mini Central District Panther Cheerleader shows some spirit during the Cheer Competition. (Photo by Susan Fried)

These photos of Seattle youth cheer squads are exactly what you need right now

Youth cheer teams from around Seattle and South King County met last weekend to show off their strength and skill.
Nov 10, 2016
Seattle Mariners backup pitcher Steve Clevenger (Screen capture of MLB.com.)

Seattle Mariners suspend Clevenger after anti-Black Lives Matter Tweets

Seattle Mariners suspended backup pitcher Steve Clevenger after racially charged Tweets.
Sep 23, 2016
Doug Baldwin basks in Seattle fans' adoration after winning the Super Bowl. (Photo from Flickr by Jeff)

An open letter to Doug Baldwin

A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 2016
Beacon Hill Cowboy Junior Jarel Craig (center) and his teammates warm up before their game against the Renton Rangers. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: On the field with Seattle’s youth football stars

For hundreds of kids in the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer League, it's as much about gaining life skills and mentorship than it is about football.
Sep 10, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Brook Ward)

The Kaepernick effect and the new power of sports activism

Colin Kaepernick sitting for national anthem has drawn a line in the sand for other athletes. Does sports activism have the power to change our country?
Sep 7, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
David García, Kimberly Gonzalez and Michelle Piñon are ambassadors for the Washington chapter of Latino Outdoors. They all grew up in different parts of southern California and share a passion for the outdoors and the environment. (Photo by Yvonne Rogell)

Latino Outdoors has a simple solution to increase diversity in natural recreation

Why is outdoor recreation is still a predominantly white activity? The local chapter of Latino Outdoors has answers.
Jul 13, 2016
The Muzio family drove down from Kamloops to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi. Copa America action continues Thursaday at CenturyLink with U.S. vs. Ecuador. (Photo by Yiting Lim)

Pan-American soccer fanatics converge on Seattle for Copa America

The whole tournament may be a bit of a gimmick, but Copa America is giving Seattle a chance to prove we're one of the best soccer cities in the hemisphere.
Jun 15, 2016
The Garfield High School drumline comes together for a group huddle before performing at the 8th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Garfield High School BDX is the largest drumline competition in Washington State. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Hundreds get into rhythm at Garfield drumline expo

Hundeds of high school and middle school students from around the region thundered through Garfield High School for the annual Bulldog Drumline Expo.
May 29, 2016
Jackie Robinson posing in his Dodgers uniform in 1954. (Photo by Bob Sandberg and reprinted under a Creative Commons License)

What #JournalismSoWhite can learn from Jackie Robinson

“Jackie Robinson,” the latest Ken Burns documentary, informs a new generation about this great American hero. Still, after 70 years of media coverage, the journalism industry has neglected to absorb the strategic lessons Robinson gives us in plain sight to build a more just playing field. 
May 18, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Keith Allison)

Confessions of a Chinese 12th man

The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.
Apr 27, 2016
Lee has played in six of the seven games at the beginning of the 2016 season.  (Photo by creative commons)

South Korea’s Dae-Ho Lee is giving us a reason to watch the Mariners this year

The Mariners are having a tough time winning at home this year. Fortunately for new arrival Dae-Ho Lee, his is way back in South Korea.
Apr 14, 2016
Marshawn Lynch in Egypt. (Photo by American Football Without Barriers via Facebook.)

Beast Mode rides camel in Egypt on goodwill tour

Marshawn Lynch rode a camel, as he and other professional athletes go on a goodwill tour of Egypt to promote fitness and education.
Mar 3, 2016
(Photo by Ronnie Estoque)

South Seattle’s “Ultimate” high school athletes seek recognition

For hundreds of youth of color in South Seattle, getting Ultimate Frisbee recognized as a varsity sport would be a game changer.
Dec 8, 2015
Former Seattle Sounders player Roger Levesque (Photo by Dan Poss for the Seattle Sounders.)

Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras

U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015
The Emerald City Supporters, one of the official fan clubs of the Seattle Sounders, traveled with the team recently for a game in Honduras and a soccer clinic at a local community center. (Photo by Dan Poss for the Seattle Sounders.)

Fans follow Sounders to Honduras for game, community outreach

Writer Reagan Jackson experiences the intensity of a soccer game in Honduras first-hand after traveling with the Emerald City Supporters.
Sep 11, 2015
Triathelete Chelsea Burns is headed to the Pan-American Games.

Cheer on Northwest athletes in the Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.
Jul 10, 2015
Megan Rapinoe and other members of the US Women's National Team celebrate victory over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team is hoping to bring home it's first World Cup victory in over 15 years. (Photo from REUTERS)

U.S. team headed to Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver

Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.
Jul 1, 2015
Defender Rachel Corsie of Seattle Reign FC plays at Memorial Stadium against China's Women's National Soccer Team Friday night. (Photo by Yiqin Weng)

China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival

Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.
May 27, 2015
Young fans ask La Avispa for pictures and matching autographs after the final match (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lucha Libre has a grip on Northwest wrestling fans

Lucha libre — amateur Mexican-style wrestling — has gained a surprising following in the Northwest.
Apr 30, 2015