In a year full of big local sports stories, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson leading the Seahawks to the best record in the NFC, was the biggest, according to voters in The Seattle Times poll.
Wilson leading the Hawks’ run received 31.9 percent of the 3,396 votes, nearly double the next highest vote-getter among the 13 stories.
Finishing second with 16.4 percent was Chris Hansen failing in his bid to land the Sacramento Kings and third was the exit of UW football coach Steve Sarkisian and the arrival of new coach Chris Petersen at 13.9 percent.
Following are the results:
- Power restored after major, hour-long outage in downtown Seattle
- Trump, Clinton win Washington state primary
- Designed in Seattle, this $1 cup could save millions of babies
- Boeing plans hundreds of layoffs in local IT unit
- Walkoff magic! Leonys Martin’s dramatic homer in ninth lifts Mariners
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Wilson led Seahawks boast best record in NFC: 31.9 percent
Hansen fails in bid to land NBA Kings: 16.4 percent
UW football’s Sarkisian out, Petersen in: 13.9 percent
M’s sign Cano to 10-year, $240 million deal: 11.7 percent
Sounders sign superstar Dempsey: 7 percent
UW coaching legends James, Harshman die: 6.8 percent
New Husky Stadium opens to rave reviews: 3.7 percent
Wedge walks away, derides front office: 2.9 percent
Felix signs 7-year, $175 million deal: 2 percent
Vansant leads UW to volleyball Final Four: 1.4 percent
Bellevue wins 54 games, 6 state titles in row: 1.2 percent
Short-handed Storm loses in playoffs: 0.7 percent
Underachieving Sounders overhaul roster: 0.4 percent