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Much More Than Sumo

The Wild World of Japanese Pro Wrestling
Sylvester Gross-Hamburger, Staff Member May 29, 2023

As American martial arts undergo a crisis, with UFC spiraling under the concussed reputation of Dana White’s PowerSlap and growing infighting within major wrestling promotions like WWE/F, a new scene...

AAPI Allstar Athletes

A highlight of exceptional AAPI athletes.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual and Jeremy Cogswell May 26, 2023

Interview with Katie Fiso and Zoe Ozretich:  Q: What sport do you play and how long have you played it?  Zoe: I have been playing soccer since I was in first grade. They kind of just gather up...

Spring Serves

Boys volleyball becomes the newest spring sport.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual April 28, 2023

Introducing the most recent addition to spring club sports! Inspired by watching the girls volleyball practice and Erik Shoji play for America, a group of athletes banded together to start the Boys’...


Freshman athletes that are making their impact this spring.
Imbie Jones April 28, 2023

  The transition to highschool sports is already hard enough, so just imagine being a freshman on varsity! The pace, strength, IQ, and knowledge of varsity athletes is something most younger players...

An Easy Intro Into E-sports

What were the most popular eSports in 2022?
Lea Shaw, Staff April 28, 2023

E-sports can be traced all the way back to when Atari held the first major tournament in 1980, gathering 10,000 players. Now the industry is booming with 29.8 million viewers in 2022, and an estimated...

Next Up This Season…

Totally real, not fake at all GHS sports predictions.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual and Michelle Tong April 7, 2023

Boys’ Soccer changes mascot to Handsome Squidward Although Garfield has chosen the tough, sprightly bulldog to represent our athletic prowess since the opening of our school, the Boys’ Soccer...

A Legend in the Making

A Legend in the Making

Sophomore Legend Smiley steals the court.
Ali Merz March 24, 2023

From the moment he stepped onto the court, Legend Smiley was destined to be – well, a legend. Smiley’s dad, Roydell Smiley, was a co-coach for the Girl’s Varsity team this past season. He is...

Sticking to it

The struggles and prevails of the girls lacrosse team.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual March 24, 2023

It’s a common misconception that there is a Garfield lacrosse team. Although a lacrosse team practices at Garfield, students from Franklin, Bush and other Seattle high schools make up the team. While...

$tipendous $ports

$tipendous $ports

The vigorous path of sports budgeting at Garfield.
Olivia Thompson, Avalon Doll, and Havana Hakala March 24, 2023

Behind each and every sporting event is an array of logistics. Each Super Bowl, World Cup, and highschool football game involves a great deal of planning. And with this planning comes debate on hot topics...

Power-Packed Performance

Power-Packed Performance

How to fuel your body: An Athlete’s Nutrition Guide
Nikhil Choudhury March 10, 2023

For all types of athletes, nutrition is vital for performance and progression. So, what can you do to make sure you have a healthy diet? The number one thing to remember is to eat all your meals. “I...

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Garfield Basketball Program Takes State

Image credit to the Bulldog Sports Journal
Olivia Thompson and S. Avalon Leonard March 10, 2023

Spring it On

Garfield spring sports preview
Kennedy Greenfelder , Eli Silver, and March 10, 2023

 February 27th marked the beginning of the spring sports season, and with five teams running full force on campus, it is Garfield’s busiest sports season of the year. Here’s a look at the teams.   Track:  A...

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