Author: Jennifer Beekman

Reenergized Washington Spirit Sits Atop NWSL Standings

Photo | Jane Gershovich, isiphotos.com After a 1-1 draw against Reign FC on the road in Tacoma, Washington, on June 15, The Spirit maintains sole possession of first place in the NWSL standings.

Fans are the lifeblood of every professional athlete, first-year Washington Spirit head coach Richie Burke said. Players  “absolutely thrive when they hear that roar behind them, chanting their name.” But after making consecutive National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) playoff appearances…

Trusting the Process Pays Off for Quince Orchard Track

Photo | Submitted Danejah Kyle, Alexis Martin, Zakaiyah Bright and Kyra Lyles won state titles in the 400-meter and 800m relays.

Athletes and teams who are strictly outcome driven are setting themselves up for failure, longtime Quince Orchard High School track and field coach Seann Pelkey said. In a situation where one either wins or loses, there is no focus on…

Foundry Fitness Celebrates Opening of New Location

Photo | Submitted Foundry Fitness celebrated its grand opening in Kentlands Market Square on Saturday, May 11.

Foundry Fitness was founded by owner Eric Pellicci in 2011 and just celebrated the grand opening of its all-new, bigger and upgraded location at 205 Market St. West. “We designed the new Foundry Fitness to create an even better product…

Northwest Softball on Pace to Contend for Another State Title

Photo | Submitted The Jaguars defeated Magruder, 10-0, on April 23

There is only a short list—a handful or less, Northwest High School softball coach Mike Horton surmised—of softball pitchers who have been able to lead their teams to state championships as freshmen. But current Jaguars junior hurler Amber Yuille is…