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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 11, 2019 

How are recently-traded Mariners doing?

Since we are at the All-Star break, it's a good time to take a look at some of the players the Mariners traded away this year. Fans are usually very critical of trading away their favorite players...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 4, 2019

Daniel Vogelbach is Mariners All Star representative

Daniel Vogelbach will be going to the baseball All Star Game for the Mariners this year. He was picked up in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 20, 2016 with Paul Blackburn for Jordan Pries and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 27, 2019

A look at some Mariner prospects close to the majors

Since the season has gone off the rails and more trades are likely on the way, I thought it would be a good time to look at some prospects that are close to major league ready in the farm system....

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 20, 2019

Edwin Encarnación traded to Yankees for Juan Then

Another Mariner player was traded over the weekend. This time it was the current American League home run leader Edwin Encarnación. He was sent to the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Juan...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 13, 2019

Mariners criticized over pitcher-heavy early draft

The Mariners took pitchers in nine of their first 11 picks in this past weeks baseball player’s draft. Overall, out of their 41 picks they took 23 pitchers. That works out to 56% of all picks in this year’s draft. The average team takes about...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 6, 2019

What to expect from the Mariners the rest of the way

SEATTLE—It was fun while it lasted. After getting off to a 13-2 start to the season, the Seattle Mariners have hit a wall. They are now in last place in the American League West division after...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 30, 2019

DW Softball falls to Onalaska and Friday Harbor at State Tournament

YAKIMA—A pair of early losses ended play for DW at the the Washington State Class B on Friday, May 24. A 14-4 loss against Onalaska pushed DW into the consolation bracket where they fell 10-9 after...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 23, 2019

DW Softball heads to State in #2 spot

MOSES LAKE, Wash.- The DW softball team was one of eight teams competing in the regional tournament in Moses Lake at the Paul Laurier Athletic Complex on Sat., May 18. Qualifying District 5 teams...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 9, 2019

DW girls slide into #2 seed in District playoffs

RICHLAND, Wash.-Sat., May 4, the DW softball team played a doubleheader against Liberty Christian, securing the number two seed at districts. In game one, DW scored two runs in the top of the first...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 9, 2019

Mackenzie Forney and Sadie Seney home runs propel DW to sweep over DeSales

DAYTON-Sat., April 30, the DW softball team played a doubleheader against DeSales. In game one, errors by DW led to a big four-run inning in the 2nd by DeSales. DeSales would lead 9-5 going into the b...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 9, 2019

DW Boys lose in extras drop doubleheader to Liberty Christian

RICHLAND, Wash.-The DW baseball team came very close to their third win of the season in game one against Liberty Christian on Sat., May 4. After giving up three runs in the first inning they would...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 9, 2019

DW Boys sweep White Swan in doubleheader

WHITE SWAN, Wash.—The DW baseball team had their best games of the year on April 27, taking a doubleheader on the road at White Swan. A balanced attack with contributions from everyone in the lineup put this one away quickly. White Swan was...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 2, 2019

Neylan Bryan Homers Twice as DW Sweeps Lyle-Wishram

DAYTON-The DW softball team continued its great play on the season, scoring early and often against Lyle-Wishram on April 25. After giving up a run in the top of the first, DW batted around three...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 2, 2019

DW tracksters fought the elements at April 27 Udeberg Invitational

RITZVILLE—The DW track and field team traveled to Lind-Rtizville High School for the Udeberg Invitational on April 27, where high winds and hail made for a tough day on the field. “Weather had a huge impact with winds averaging 20-25 mph, gusts...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 2, 2019

Evan Harvill places second at Wine Valley Invitational

WALLA WALLA-Four area players from the golf team were invited Wednesday April 24th to the Wine Valley Invitational. Ashton Phinney and McKellyn Bradham represented DW while Evan Harvill and Will Neylo...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 2, 2019

DW Softball Sweeps White Swan

WHITE SWAN—April 27, 2019 the DW softball team won a pair of games in White Swan, 23-10 and 8-2. This improves their league record to 10-2 and overall record to 11-3 on the season. Up next is DeSales in Dayton for senior night. Game One 1st 2nd...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 2, 2019

DW Boys drop doubleheader to Lyle-Wishram

WAITSBURG—Thursday, April 25, the DW baseball team played a doubleheader against Lyle-Wishram. In game one, the offense managed only a single by #20 Ashton Loper in the fourth inning, falling 13-0. In game two all of DW’s scoring would take...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 25, 2019

DW boys drop doubleheader to Kittitas 16-5, 17-10

WAITSBURG- On Sat. April 20, the DW baseball team played a doubleheader against Kittitas. In game one, the boys dropped the opener 16-5. Due to a bad inning this game was put out of reach early. In...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 25, 2019

DW duffers enjoy MF course

MILTON-FREEWATER-On April 16, the DW golf team traveled to Milton-Freewater where they played 18 holes on the city course. "This was a fun match for our kids; it's the first time they were able to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 25, 2019

Evan Harvill ties for 1st at Columbia Point

RICHLAND—“Today was a beautiful day for golf but the conditions wore on the kids. It was 85 degrees in Richland. Columbia Point has lots of rolling hills and is over 6000 yards long. It’s been difficult this spring to prepare for that!” said...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 25, 2019

Dayton Col. Co. Rural Transpo. defeats Waitsburg Lions 4-3 in Little League

WAITSBURG-On Sat. April 20, the Waitsburg Lions rallied to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but Dayton's Carson Potter made an unassisted double play on a catch and touch of second base to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019

Burbank's Evan Harvill travels with DW to finish first overall at Pasco

PASCO – The first 18-hole par 72 course of the year proved to be challenging for the players on DW's golf team. Casey Brooks and Tom Elder participated in their first high school golf matches this...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019

Finney and Miller place well at Kittitas and Pomeroy

KITTITAS, Wash.-DW made a good showing at the K-Valley Rally track and field meet at Kittitas High School on Fri., April 12. Sophomore Mason Finney beat seven competitors to win the boys 3200 with a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019

To rebuild or not to rebuild, the Russell Wilson Dilemma

Russell Wilson and his agent have given the Seahawks an April 15 deadline to get a multiple-year extension done. If the date passes without one, he claims he will not sign another with Seattle. The next move would be either a trade (presumably for...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 11, 2019

Are the Seattle Mariners for Real?

After series wins over the A's, Red Sox, Angels, and White Sox, the Seattle Mariners find themselves at the top of the AL West with the best record in baseball at 9-2. The hot start has been punctuate...

 

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