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There’s some optimism about the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in their upcoming bowl games, but it’s tepid. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Tepid optimism for UW and WSU in bowl games

Voters lean slightly more toward a Husky win over Boise State than a Cougar win vs. Air Force.

There’s some optimism about the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in their upcoming bowl games, but it’s tepid. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Thre Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies are both looking to salvage their seasons with bowl game victories. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: How do UW and WSU fair in their bowl games?

The Huskies face Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl; the Cougars play Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Thre Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies are both looking to salvage their seasons with bowl game victories. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington head coach Chris Petersen watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Washington won 19-7. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Patterson: Catching up on the news while I was away

Thoughts on Chris Petersen stepping down from UW, Jake Christiansen returning to the Tips, and more.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Washington won 19-7. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec and her Oregon State women were just nosed by King’s High School grad Corey Kispert and the Gonzaga men in this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Kispert’s Zags edge Pivec’s Beavers

Voters picked the King’s grad/Gonzaga men’s hoops to go further than the Lynnwood alum/OSU women — barely.

Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec and her Oregon State women were just nosed by King’s High School grad Corey Kispert and the Gonzaga men in this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll. (AP Photo/John Locher)

In appreciation of Mitch Love, a Silvertips and Everett icon

Love, more than any player in franchise history, embraced Everett as warmly as Everett embraced him.

King’s High School graduate Corey Kispert is hoping to lead the Gonzaga men’s basketball team on a long trip through the NCAA tournament this season. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

POLL: Pivec or Kispert, whose team advances furthest?

Snohomish County is represented in the top 10 by Oregon State’s Lynnwood grad and Gonzaga’s King’s grad.

King’s High School graduate Corey Kispert is hoping to lead the Gonzaga men’s basketball team on a long trip through the NCAA tournament this season. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Cascade grad helped bring the MLS Cup back to Seattle

Chris Henderson played a major role in assembling the Sounders roster that won the 2019 MLS title

No, Snohomish’s Miranda Granger will not be fighting a man

A mistake on the internet fueled some wild speculation about the UFC Fight Night 165 in South Korea.

Lake Stevens was the runaway choice as the Snohomish County team most likely to win a high school football state championship. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens was the runaway choice as the Snohomish County team most likely to win a high school football state championship. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens is one of four Snohomish County high schools that qualified for the football state tournaments, which begin this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens is one of four Snohomish County high schools that qualified for the football state tournaments, which begin this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meeting of ‘The Two Jakes’ did not live up to billing

Friday night’s matchup between Snohomish County products Jacob Eason and Jake Luton was a stinker.

Seattle and Toronto are set to square off for the MLS Cup on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, and the vast majority of poll voters believe the Sounders will win. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: It’s the Sounders in a landslide

Ninety percent of responders believe Seattle will beat Toronto in Sunday’s MLS Cup final.

Seattle and Toronto are set to square off for the MLS Cup on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, and the vast majority of poll voters believe the Sounders will win. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Nicolas Lodeiro, right, and Seattle Sounders FC takes on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

POLL: Which team claims the MLS Cup?

Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC square off for the title Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Nicolas Lodeiro, right, and Seattle Sounders FC takes on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Analysis: Grading the Seahawks at midseason

Seattle is 6-2 at the halfway point, but has it been good or fortunate?

Running back Chris Carson (32) and the Seahawks were given a solid grade for the first half of the season (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks given a good — not great — grade

Sixty-one percent of responders gave Seattle a B for the first half of its season.

Running back Chris Carson (32) and the Seahawks were given a solid grade for the first half of the season (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Record-setting tackle was vintage Bobby Wagner

The Seahawks’ star became the team’s all-time leading tackle in typically understated fashion Sunday.

What grade do you give Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks for the first half of their season? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: How do you grade the Seahawks’ first half?

Seattle went 6-2 in their first eight games and are in playoff position, but questions remain.

What grade do you give Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks for the first half of their season? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Can the Huskies get a little help for Jacob Eason, please?

UW has been disappointing this season, but don’t blame the former Lake Stevens star.

The voters favor Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel (10) and the Houston Astros over the Washington Nationals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Houston favored in the World Series

By a two-to-one ratio, readers believe the Astros will prevail over the Washington Nationals.

The voters favor Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel (10) and the Houston Astros over the Washington Nationals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Patterson: Thomas’ return to Seattle bittersweet

The safety who helped the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl title returned as an opponent Sunday.

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