With spring training off and running — well, OK, jogging — I am searching for signs that will give me hope about the Mariners. But baseball being baseball, I know how seasons sometimes go south before teams head north.
Karissa Saelee, a wowing freshman, had the state all-around title all to herself with a half of a round remaining until perennial-power Woodinville sent senior Allie McManus to the uneven bars – where she earned the top score of the day and edged Saelee, 38-37.95 for the all-around crown in one of the more thrilling finishes the Tacoma Dome’s Exhibition Hall has seen.
The first hint that Markelle Fultz might be a different kind of one-and-done prospect came last February, when the Washington Huskies hosted the 23rd-ranked Arizona Wildcats before, at that time, the largest crowd to watch a game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in four years.
Rod Simons, a sports broadcaster who once worked at Tacoma-based KSTW, died Monday of an apparent heart attack while covering the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Florida, according to multiple reports. He was 56.