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November 26, 2013 at 7:28 AM
LAKESIDE, Ore. (AP) — A 34-year-old Lakeside man who was looking for the boy who elbowed his 10-year-old son in a football game is accused of punching a 13-year-old in the head.
Coos County investigators arrested Mark Andrew Colton on Saturday on a charge of second-degree assault.
Tthe incident happened in October when Colton’s son was playing football in a Lakeside park, KVAL reports. He was elbowed in the face during a play and went home and told his dad.
Deputies say Colton went to the field and demanded to know who had hit his son. Deputies say the 13-year-old — who had not struck the boy — spoke up. They say Colton struck him in the temple, knocking him unconscious. He was treated at a hospital for a concussion.
October 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM
The University of Washington football team has a combined grade-point average of 2.78, and 74 percent of Husky football players graduate from college within six years — the second-highest in the PAC-12, UW athletic officials reported Thursday.
The university spends $1.6 million annually in academic support and teaching life skills to the 650 student athletes at the university.
The numbers were part of an annual report delivered to the UW Board of Regents Thursday by athletic director Scott Woodward and Kim Durand, the associate athletic director for student development.
The school with the highest graduation rate in the PAC-12 is Stanford, with a 90 percent rate. The lowest is the University of California at Berkeley, with a 48 percent graduation rate.
The UW men’s basketball team has a 78 percent graduation rate.
Among men’s sports, the sports with the lowest graduation rates were baseball, with 67 percent, and soccer, with 64 percent. Durand said that’s because many baseball and soccer student-athletes leave college early because they’re offered professional contracts in their sports.
Women athletes did considerably better. The women’s sports with the lowest graduation rates were track and field, with an 88 percent rate, and tennis, with an 86 percent rate.
The six-year graduation rate of all student-athletes is 81 percent, which is the same as the overall graduation rate for all undergraduate students, Durand said.
She said that a large number of student athletes come to the UW with undiagnosed learning disabilities. The UW uses 15 full-time staff and 90 tutors to help student-athletes in their academic classes.
“The most important work, in my opinion, is fixing what we inherited, playing catchup,” Woodward said.
October 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM
We can’t offer guarantees on anything as notoriously changeable as Puget Sound area weather, but it looks like a splendid weekend is headed our way.
Chances are you’ve already noticed the golden glow outside, as the showery start to the week has yielded to mostly sunny skies. And Thursday afternoon is shaping up as a 59-degree scorcher, says the Weather Service forecast.
Friday could arrive wrapped in morning fog and switch to afternoon clouds, but is expected to remain dry.
Then comes a bright weekend: We’re talking a mostly sunny Saturday and a partly sunny Sunday, each notching a high of about 56.
Sounds like made-to-order football weather, and it should keep fans comfortable as the Huskies, favored by two touchdowns, host Colorado on Saturday. The Seahawks, though, are sitting this out as a bye weekend.
If you love getting out in precious fall sunshine, take note: Sunshine is expected to continue through Monday and Tuesday with temperatures each day edging toward 60, a normal high here in mid-October.
And a tidbit for all you rain-watchers: Wednesday’s trace of rain at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport marked the first day this month without measurable precipitation. September, in contrast, had only six days of measurable wetness for the entire month.
October 10, 2011 at 1:53 AM
Sometimes the pros get out of hand and attack one another on the field, but on Saturday, it was the young players who got out of control at Memorial Field in a football game between the Ballard Beavers and their Garfield High opponents.
Eight players were ejected — three from Ballard and five from Garfield — and that will make them ineligible for this week’s upcoming games. Out preps sports writer Sandy Ringer has the details.
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