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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 29, 2021 

Mariners have good week as trade deadline looms

After dropping the opening game of the Oakland series in Seattle, the Mariners rebounded with three straight wins by one run to win the series. They also beat the Astros on Monday, coming back from an early seven-run deficit to win 11-8. This...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 22, 2021

Mariners second half outlook and Draft

The Seattle Mariners are currently in third place in the American League West behind the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s at 50-44 on the season. They are also just three games out of the second wildcard spot. With forty games left against AL West...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 15, 2021

Overtime Elite League paying salaries to high school players

The NCAA hasn’t had a good year. First, they lost a Supreme Court ruling; then, in a rush to respond to the name, image, and likeness state laws some states had passed, the NCAA quickly pushed out t...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 8, 2021

Jack "Lucky" Lohrke

Jack Lohrke started his minor league baseball career in 1942 at age eighteen when he signed with the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. After seven games he was sent to Twin Falls, Idaho,...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 1, 2021

Why is July 1 Bobby Bonilla Day?

We’ve all heard stories about professional athletes that have squandered millions in salary and ended up homeless. The following story is not one of those. It is about a great decision made by a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 24, 2021

Supreme Court decision will change college athletics forever

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court sided with the plaintiff Shawne Alston against the NCAA. It essentially ruled that the NCAA could not place limits on education-related benefits schools may...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 17, 2021

An interview with Prescott's Athletic Director, Jeff Foertsch

The following is a brief interview with the Prescott School District’s Dean of Students/Athletic Director, Jeff Foertsch. We discussed summer activities, school sports schedules, Esports, and the Prescott School District App, which can be found by...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 10, 2021

DW Girls Basketball Team has rough week

A combination of injuries and graduations have challenged the depth on the team and provided an early look into what the team may look like next year. As a result, the DW Girls basketball team dropped their last three games to Mabton, WWVA and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 3, 2021

DW Boys pull off dramatic come from behind win 51-41 over WWVA

DAYTON-The game started out with the boys taking advantage of four Walla Walla Valley Academy turnovers in the first quarter to take the early lead in the game. From that point until halftime, it was...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 3, 2021

An interview with Walla Walla Sweets GM Cody Miller

On May 26, 2021, I had a chance to interview Cody Miller, the general manager of the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball team. In three years, this WSU graduate from Twinsburg Ohio, rose through the ranks to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 27, 2021

DW Girls Basketball Team start season 1-2

DAYTON-The DW girls basketball team opened their season with a 50-46 overtime win against Walla Walla Valley Academy. Since then, they have dropped consecutive games against Mabton 67-38 and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 27, 2021

DW Boys Basketball Team starts season 2-1

DAYTON-With the first week of play complete, the DW boys basketball team started with a 2-1 record on the season with wins on the road over Walla Walla Valley Academy 42-27 and Riverview 54-44. The...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 20, 2021

Mariners drop into third place

Seattle began the week by dropping both games in the Dodgers series and losing the first game of the Cleveland series. This put their losing streak at five games and made it their longest of the season. The first game in Los Angeles was particularly...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 13, 2021

Mariners hang on in second place

The Mariners (18-17) continue to be tied with the Houston Astros for second place in the American League West. It was a disappointing week in which they lost two out of three games to both the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. In the Orioles...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 6, 2021

Mariners in second place in American League West

If the Oakland A’s hadn’t put together a thirteen-game winning streak, the Mariners would still be first place in the AL West. The Mariners are only two games behind the A’s in the standings and would have been only a game back if not for a bad...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 29, 2021

Native American mascots in public Washington State schools banned

Monday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1356, a ban on public schools in Washington State from “..the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names.” The new law will...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 22, 2021

Mariners take the lead in American League West

Being outscored by your opponents for the season, starting pitching’s lack of quality starts, and too much reliance on the bullpen were the reasons I was prepared to list why the Mariners' quick start can’t last. Then the series with the Houston...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 15, 2021

Recapping the Mariners season start

The Mariners have started off the season going 5-4 through the first nine games. They have won series against the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. They lost a series to the Chicago White Sox, a team that several baseball analysts are...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 8, 2021

Gonzaga's dream season ends one victory short

After defeating UCLA in dramatic fashion in overtime to win 93-90, the #1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs advanced to the championship game against #1 seeded Baylor Bears. For Gonzaga, it was a chance to be the first undefeated basketball team since Indiana...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 1, 2021

Gonzaga and three PAC-12 teams advance to Elite Eight

The PAC-12 continued its dominance this week in the NCAA tournament, with three teams advancing to the Elite Eight. USC, UCLA, and Oregon State each won their third games of the tournament. Only Oregon failed to advance, losing to USC 82-68. A great...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 25, 2021

Three of four local teams advance in NCAA tournament

It is often difficult to determine how strong a conference is going into the national tournament. This year was especially difficult, with most teams limited to games inside their own conference. Based on the results so far, the PAC-12 conference...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 18, 2021

March Madness is here again

Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, and Oregon State were all selected to the NCAA Division I tournament this year. Due to COVID-19, the entire tournament will be played in Indiana across multiple locations in the state. If a team chooses not to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 11, 2021

Seahawks have no reason to trade Russell Wilson yet

Rumors have continued to swirl around whether or not Russell Wilson will be traded this offseason. One of the teams on Wilson’s trade list, the Dallas Cowboys, has just signed Dak Prescott to a four-year $160 million extension with a full no-trade...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 4, 2021

Is James Paxton enough to make Mariners competitive?

The Mariners have signed free agent pitcher James Paxton to a one-year $8.5 million contract with bonuses that could push that up to a total of $10 million. The incentives are based on the number of...

 

MLB Baseball team Presidents are better seen and not heard

Mariners team President/CEO Kevin Mather resigned this Monday over comments he made during a Bellevue breakfast rotary club meeting on February 5th. Before today I couldn't have told you his name or...

 

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