Ten Eastern athletes will compete in the NCAA Regional Track and Field Championship West Regional May 30-31, in Northridge, Calif., including four Big Sky Champions. Cameron Moore, Bonnie Millard, Erika Kirley-Price and Aaron Mettler all added their names to the list of competitors in the NCAA West Regionals when they won their respective events at the 2008 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
Eastern’s top four singles players: Mam, Schraeder, Nico Riego de Dios and Kenneth Norling all gave their opponents a run for their money in tough matches. Late into the first sets, Mam was tied 4-4 against number 23-ranked Harel Srugo, de Dios was just behind number 40-ranked Mathieu Dehaine 5-4 and Schraeder had just fallen to number 61-ranked Holden Seguso 6-4.
Ah, Kobe. Boy do I hate you. But dammit, I respect you. When it comes to the best player in the NBA right now, it’s got to be Kobe Bryant. There isn’t a man out there who is more motivated, more egotistical, more blood-driven than Kobe. Ever since his marketable images came crashing down after the rape case in Colorado, he’s been playing with a chip on his shoulder.
Every year, I hope it will be the year that the Mariners finally will bring Seattle a championship. But as each season comes to an end, I say the phrase that I use every year with the Seahawks, “there’s always next year.” That being said, I think it’s time to make my early-season predictions, while my enthusiasm is still high.