Seattle has been known for having outstanding sports teams, the top of that list being basketball, football, and soccer. Most recently, Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their 4th WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) title, their last title being in 2018. This marked the Seattle Storm as one of the most dominant franchises in WNBA history. The Seattle Storm won the Semifinals and the Finals, not losing a single game out of their 6 playoff games. Breanna Stewart got finals MVP, and the Seattle Storm are bringing home their 4th championship trophy to Seattle. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 right now in the NFL, with their star quarterback Russell Wilson putting up MVP level numbers with a passer rating of 136.7 (this rating means Russell is throwing exceptional amounts of passes, without any interceptions or drops). Although the Seattle Defense is not doing well right now, star safety Jamal Adams is getting healthy recovering from a groin injury, and talks of the Seahawks trading for Defensive star Carlos Dunlap are in the works as of now. Right now, the Seahawks are on track to dominate the NFC, and bring back the Lombardi trophy for the 2nd time in Seattle.
With Seattle dominating the sports industry, we have the NWS high school teams trying to get back at it as well. So far, Basketball and Frisbee teams have started practices. Every precaution has been taken to protect the coaches and students from Covid-19. All the equipment has been sanitized, before and after use. All athletes are to wear masks at all times, including during practice. Most of the workouts, running, and training is outside (except for some basketball drills). After every practice, the equipment and gyms are sanitized by a cleaning crew. Northwest is trying its very best to resume High School sports for this year. We do not know what the future of sports at Northwest will look like, but we do know that Northwest staff and athletes are ready.