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History In The Making

History In The Making

Sav'ell Smalls

March 26, 2018


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Thirty one years. Thirty one long years filled with generations and generations of dawgs. Thirty one years since both Garfield boys and girls basketball went to the state championship in the same season. Yes, in the 1986-1987 season both teams won. But win, lose, or draw, on March 3rd, 2018 at the Tacoma...

Check Mate

Check Mate

John Volk

March 26, 2018


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If you’re wondering what a chess article is doing in the sports section, Garfield Junior Roland Feng, the reigning Supernationals champion of chess, would like a word with you. “With chess, like any other sport, you have to train for it and you have to practice for it,” Feng said. “When you...

A Mid-March Miracle

A Mid-March Miracle

Patrick Walsh

March 21, 2018


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  This Tuesday, Garfield basketball crowned a new champion.  In a captivating finale to March Madness, JVC ‘16 knocked out You Got Schooled with a score of 12 to 11. The historically dominant teachers team, You Got Schooled, went in with a plan. “We just have to stick with what we...

Winter Box Scores

January 29, 2018


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Boys Basketball GHS vs Cleveland (W) 81-65 GHS vs Bainbridge (W) 85-32 GHS @ Lakeside (W) 64-54 GHS @ Seattle Prep (W) 83-77 OT GHS vs Ballard (W) 65-16 GHS vs Valencia (W) 97-57 GHS vs Folsom (W) 61-53 GHS vs Bellevue (W) 77-55 GHS vs Capital Christian (W) 85-53 GHS @ Roosevelt (W) 86-60 ...

Dried Up

Dried Up

John Volk

January 29, 2018


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When Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals heaved a 49 yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd to win in the closing moments of a week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens, shockwaves were sent rippling through the world of American sports. 275 miles away from the stadium in Baltimore, the city of Buffalo...

Dominate No More

Dominate No More

Sav'ell Smalls

January 29, 2018


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Ever since Pete Carroll took over as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, the 12th man has been accustomed to winning. Five seasons with ten or more wins, Four divisional titles, two NFC championships, two super bowl appearances, and the only Lombardi trophy in franchise history. It was a...

I’m So Glad

I’m So Glad

Peter Kubiniec

January 29, 2018


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A beloved feature of Garfield sports games is the performance of the thundering marching band. Basketball and football games are punctuated throughout by blasts of traditional and modernized music played by more than 120 members of the historic, renowned marching band. Win or lose, as players leave the...

Bittersweet Loss

Bittersweet Loss

Tsion Belgu

January 9, 2018


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For the past two years, Garfield’s football team has been showing incredible progress and great strength. The hard work of our football team this year, lead them to the State Semi-Finals, which hasn’t been done since 1956. Although the football team’s remarkable journey came to an end against...

On Impact

On Impact

John Volk

January 9, 2018


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Everything seemed to be going normally for Garfield junior Malini Williams during an April soccer game earlier this year. The sun was out but the air stung, a typical spring day in Seattle. As always she provided a watchful eye from her goalkeeper position, scanning the field routinely to make sure her...

Got to Get the Green

Got to Get the Green

Sav'ell Smalls

January 9, 2018


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Selling boxes of fruit, t-shirts, Sounders tickets and more are just a few of the many ways Garfield student athletes have to do to be able to afford basic necessities to play their respective sport. With no funding in place for Garfield athletics, fundraisers by teams have become the norm. Finishing...

Ula Jones

January 9, 2018


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Rituals in sports tend to be confusing, humorous, and very esoteric activities that are often shared among teammates for the sake of team unity and energization if not repetition alone. In fact, this worldwide trend is ubiquitous enough to rear its head among Garfield students as well. Throughout the...

Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls

October 25, 2017


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Antwan Brown Jr At the age of six, Antwan Brown Jr was introduced to the game of football by his cousin. Instantly, he fell in love with the hitting that comes with the game. After a prolific little league career, he’s worked hard to make a smooth transition from playing with kids his own age,...

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