Sports & Outdoors

Sports & Outdoors

The nuance of sport

By Eli Thomas Athletics and specifically sports discussion has its own nomenclature, which can often be difficult to digest. For example, a player kneeling in the end zone can be a rather innocuous play as part of a football game, or a reason Mike Pence might leave the same game. As much as some may treat sports with a religious fervor, a “Hail Mary” is simply a play where all the receivers run down the football field vertically with hopes of catching a long pass before time expires. Football has...
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Seven sensational hikes to enjoy this spring

By Zachary Fletcher Green Mountain via Gold Creek Trail A 50-minute drive from the Puget Sound campus, Green Mountain is a five-mile, 1,000-foot elevation gain out-and-back hike on the Kitsap Peninsula. After some time through a forest there are beautiful views of the Olympic mountains and a panorama landscape of Seattle and the Puget Sound at the top. The trailhead is just off of Gold Creek Road and requires a Discovery Pass for use, making for a great day hike, rain or shine. Rattlesnake Lake Located in the Snoqualmie region...
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Puget Sound Ultimate making a splash

By Kevin White This past weekend, the University of Puget Sound Ultimate Frisbee teams dominated at the Northwest Challenge. The teams went a combined 11-1, with Clearcut winning the women’s tournament and the Postmen finishing second in the men’s tournament. Clearcut, who has placed third at the past two national tournaments, has continued its run of dominance. Senior Neeyati Johnson (Denver, Colorado) felt good about the results, saying “Clearcut has decisive wins over most teams but was challenged by our division rival PLU.” Clearcut defeated the crosstown rivals 11-7 in...
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Mariners hope to end playoff drought as season begins

By Eli Thomas Regardless of success, the approaching Mariners season will be memorable. Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, one of the most famous Mariners and a hero to many, has returned. Following stints at the Marlins and Yankees, Ichiro has returned for what many surmise will be his last season. Ichiro’s production has stagnated over the past few years but he remains a valuable fill-in player, especially considering the injury-laden Mariners outfield. The most notable acquisition this offseason was then-Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon; the Mariners have transitioned Gordon to center field,...
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MLB season brings excitement to fans at Puget Sound

By Zachary Fletcher Thursday, March 29 marked the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Going forward, there will be baseball almost every day for the next seven months. Fifteen games were played across both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) on Opening Day, according to MLB.com. The defending World Series champions, the Houston Astros, opened the season against the Texas Rangers while the 2017 National League champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers, went up against the San Francisco Giants. The Seattle Mariners also started the season...
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Women’s sports at Puget Sound revisited (Part II)

By Gabi Marrese History has a way of explaining the foundation of many organizations, and in particular, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). “Most of the nation was involved in one way or another in the war effort. Women, who were formerly homemakers, left their homes to support the war by taking jobs in factories that were converted into making munitions and other military machinery. This change in the traditional occupation of women made the environment much friendlier for accepting women as professional ball players,” the official website of...
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NCAA under fire after FBI investigation

By Kevin White Corruption! Wiretaps! Illegally paying an adult man $100,000, which is still somehow less than he deserves! Another opportunity to try and slip calling the National Collegiate Athletic Association past my editor! On Feb. 23, Yahoo! Sports announced that their reporters had discovered spreadsheets detailing payments to top recruits, which were key to an FBI investigation. That same day, ESPN reported that the FBI had wiretapped a conversation between Sean Miller, head coach of the University of Arizona men’s basketball team, and Christian Dawkins, an associate of former...
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