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Evan Webeck

Sports Writer

Seattle, Washington

Evan Webeck

Now: Digital Producer for The Seattle Times.

Then: MLB.com, Sports Illustrated, The Arizona Republic + more.

Alumnus: Arizona State University + The State Press.

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Sonics gone, but hoop dreams still alive with Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford stood opposite his bride, Tori Lucas, in front of friends, family, celebrities and athletes on their wedding day. His life was about to come full circle. On his side were his three of his best friends, exemplifying what he’s stood for all his life: family, community and loyalty. Isaiah Thomas.
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The Process: How Ray Anderson has made nine home-run hires

Ray Anderson sits in his office, the northeastern most point on the sixth floor of the Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center, looking out over Sun Devil Stadium. To be more precise, he’s hunkered over the polished, wooden negotiating table, between his desk and bookshelf, where titles preaching leadership from the likes of Brian Billick, Tony Dungy and Dennis Green are displayed.
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ASU football hails Mary; she answers in dramatic win over No. 16 USC

LOS ANGELES — “That was awesome.” Awesome (adj.): Causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe. Straight from Merriam-Webster, ASU coach Todd Graham described the feelings of every fan, player, coach or alumnus of ASU and USC after a Hail Mary play that even redshirt junior quarterback Mike Bercovici described as a prayer.
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The 'slam dunk of baseball': How the 100-mph fastball transcends the game

"It used to be that the home run was the slam dunk of baseball, now it’s the 100 mph fastball."
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Chase jams: Utley hits slam in return to Philly

The fans had already seen what they came for. They had greeted Chase Utley upon his return to Philadelphia with a standing ovation of nearly 90 seconds. And Utley had returned the favor with a home run and subsequent curtain call in the fifth.
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How Kelsey Plum became the greatest women's college basketball scorer ever

From the time she first laced up her sneakers and stepped on the hardwood for the Huskies, it was evident Kelsey Plum was destined for greatness. With a 57-point barrage to cap her final regular season, Plum now stands alone atop women's college basketball as the No. 1 all-time scorer. Scroll down to take a trip through Plum's historic career and the many, many buckets she's scored with UW.
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Like Ichiro, daily beat demands dedication to craft

In 2001, Konishi became one of more than 100 Japanese reporters on the inaugural Ichiro beat in the United States. The total has since dwindled to about one-tenth of that, but the duties remain the same. Konishi is not reporting on the Marlins, Mariners or Yankees. There is a singularity to his coverage, but it is wide-ranging.
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Meet the first ASU women's hockey recruit: KC McGinley

There were no distractions. KC McGinley had just entered an airplane that she would have no escape from for six hours, as it hurdled through the air across the country. Six hours alone with her thoughts. Cramped with people but nobody to talk to. On this early January day, it was her duty to think.
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Michael Phelps ready to begin journey toward 2016 Olympics in Brazil

The Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz., this weekend is full of firsts for Michael Phelps. Or, at least firsts since. It will be his first time swimming competitively since the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in August 2014. It's also the first time since 2009 that he will swim the 400-meter freestyle.
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In faceoff of flaws, Texas A&M has fewer exposed

Generally in press conferences, there’s rarely anything of substance said. This is especially true in those of the post game variety. And especially, especially true when the losing team’s players and coaches are at the podium. That’s why, as journalists, we’re taught to look for the non-verbal cues. The ones that show the true human emotion and reactions that hide behind the press-trained, cliched responses to our inquiries.
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Remembering a legend: How Tillman Tunnel inspires Arizona State on and off the field

Warm-ups are done. Players are dressed. Pregame speeches are finished. The Arizona State football locker room is ready to rock. AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" blares over the loudspeakers as a Godzilla-sized Sparky marches from Phoenix to Tempe on the big screens in Sun Devil Stadium, destroying everything in his path, hellbent on stomping the opponent's bus.
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Henderson Alvarez emerges as surprise star for the Marlins

Before July 12, Henderson Alvarez thought he’d be spending his All-Star break at home in Valencia, Venezuela, relaxing with his family. But that day, less than 48 hours before baseball’s four-day vacation was to begin, Marlins manager Mike Redmond walked into the team’s visiting clubhouse at Citi Field and announced, “Hey, we got another All-Star!”.
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About

Evan Webeck

Back, finally, in the Pacific Northwest after my introduction to journalism has taken me through Phoenix, New York and Philadelphia, I am currently working as one of two digital sports producers for The Seattle Times.

It's really a culmination of the skills I've acquired through my time at Arizona State's Cronkite School and experience covering the Phillies for MLB.com and Arizona State athletics — mainly football — for The State Press. Over the years, I've built a skillset to specialize in telling powerful stories through multiple mediums for the digital age.

Although my work at the Times keeps my plate full, I'm always eager for more opportunities to write. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need a well-rounded freelancer in the Pacific Northwest.

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Skills

  • Video Editing
  • CMS
  • Web Producing
  • Feature Writing
  • AP Style
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Reporting
  • InDesign
  • Sports Writing
  • News Writing
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copy Editing
  • Photo Editing