Seattle Sidelines

Looking for a new sport to try? How about lawn bowling

The obscure sport is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest.

POLL RESULTS: M’s made right call yanking Felix from rotation

More than 90 percent of voters agreed with the decision to move Hernandez to the bullpen.

POLL: Were the M’s right to remove Felix from the rotation?

Declining effectiveness caused Seattle to send Hernandez, after 398 straight starts, to the bullpen

Herald sports writer, Nick Patterson, with his wife, Chelsea Kearns make their way through an orienteering course Wednesday afternoon at Forest Park in Everett on July 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Finding the finish line as a 1st-time orienteerer

Participants use a map, a compass and their legs to locate checkpoints in the fastest possible time.

Herald sports writer, Nick Patterson, with his wife, Chelsea Kearns make their way through an orienteering course Wednesday afternoon at Forest Park in Everett on July 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks fans have Earl Thomas on the mind

The star safety’s possible holdout received the most votes, but the OL changes also received backing.

Patterson: Doubters should fuel Seahawks

Seattle always played its best football with a chip on its collective shoulder.

Everett native Chad Douglas rides his wakeboard on Lake Washington. (Photo by Rob Adams)

VIDEO: What to expect at Wakeboard Nationals on Lake Tye

The 2018 Natique WWA Wakeboard National Championships begin Wednesday in Monroe.

Everett native Chad Douglas rides his wakeboard on Lake Washington. (Photo by Rob Adams)

POLL: Which Seahawks issue are you watching closest?

There’s several situations worth monitoring when training camp opens Thursday in Renton.

Plenty to ponder as Mariners get back to business

Surprising Seattle returns from the All-Star break Friday on a bit of a skid.

POLL RESULTS: Voters stump for Diaz as M’s MVP — barely

Seattle’s closer edges Segura for MVP at the All-Star break in a vote that was spread across the map.

Poll: Who is the Mariners’ MVP at the All-Star break?

Vote for the player you think has been most responsible for Seattle’s surprising first half.

Mitch Love, former Everett Silvertips assistant coach, is the new Saskatoon Blades’ head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tips legend has moved on, but holds special place for Everett

It’s been a ‘busy’ few months since longtime Everett player and assistant Mitch Love became Saskatoon’s coach.

Mitch Love, former Everett Silvertips assistant coach, is the new Saskatoon Blades’ head coach. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

What should the M’s do with Robinson Cano?

Seattle will have a difficult decision to make when the All-Star 2B returns from an 8o-game ban.

POLL RESULTS: Sounders fans trust in Raul Ruidiaz

Voters believe the his signing will change the season, but are split on if it means a playoff run.

POLL: Will the arrival of Ruidiaz save the Sounders’ season?

Struggling Seattle is counting on the Peruvian international forward to jump-start its campaign.

POLL RESULTS: Curling is the king of non-traditional sports

More than half the voters in this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll chose curling as the sport to try.

VIDEO: Summer Showdown practice at Evergreen Speedway

The Monroe racetrack’s premier event for Super Late Models is this weekend.

POLL: Which unusual sport are you most interested in trying?

Competitive boomerang throwing is just the latest non-mainstream sport to hit Snohomish County.

Snohomish County hockey is on the rise

It’s been a heck of a couple of months for hockey in Snohomish County. In mid-May, the Everett Silvertips completed their most successful campaign in… Continue reading

VIDEO: Learn the events in competitive boomerang throwing

The US Boomerang National Championships take place this weekend at Lake Stevens Community Park.