Emerald Downs Changes Plan to Re-Open


6/5/2020 (Auburn, WA) Emerald Downs was ready to open their 25th season with no fans in attendance and only wagering on-line on Monday, June 22nd. Those plans have been changed and now they will open on Wednesday, June 24th. The track is set to run only 2 days a week […]

Heartfelt Message


5/31/20 By Paul Beattie The title of this piece is as simple as I can make it. This is a long piece and I hope you will read it all for the full impact of my point to this writing. We are facing such hard times right now in this […]

Is New Media killing Traditional Sportscasting?


5/25/2020 By Paul Beattie, ESN (Centralia, WA) ESPN once again is changing their Monday Night Football announcing crew. As I was reading the story I noticed in the comments the clamoring for old school announcers. Names like Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, Keith Jackson, Dick Enberg and although still on the […]

Emerald Downs set to open next month


5/13/2020 (Auburn, WA)  The Washington State Horse Racing Commission voted on Friday, May 8 to approve a 44-day race meet at Emerald Downs in Auburn beginning on Monday, June 22. This is a change from the originally scheduled opening date of April 18. The current Corona virus epidemic of course […]

WIAA passes new rules for next year


5/11/20 (Renton, WA) The WIAA representative assembly recently concluded their voting period on 23 proposed changes from the Winter Coalition meeting this past January. There were several eye catching changes mixed in with what could be called cleaning up other issues. The WIAA is a private, non-profit organization which schools […]

AD’s on the move


5/6/20 (Correction: Nick Mullin is still teaching at Timberline, we apologize for our mistake.) The Spring time is known for baseball, track, better weather and Seniors gearing up for graduation. This is also the time traditionally teachers, coaches and administrators announce retirements or decide it’s time to step down or […]

Opinion: Sports, the great escape!


4/22/20 By Josh Kaiser, ESN Broadcaster As the state of Washington is a little over the one-month mark of being locked down, it’s given me a new perspective on so many things in life. Such things include going to the park, the beach, hanging out with friends and extended family, […]

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