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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    October 21, 2021 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Saints

The Seahawks (2-4) will host the New Orleans Saints (3-2) on Monday night football airing on ESPN at 5:15 pm. Last week, Seattle’s loss at Pittsburgh keeps them at the bottom of the NFC West and now four games behind the division-leading Arizona...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Steelers

Seattle (2-3) travels to Pittsburgh (2-3) this Sunday to play at 5:20 pm on NBC. This is the first game in Russell Wilson’s career that he will miss. Until now, he had played in 149 straight games to start his career. The injury is a ruptured...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    October 7, 2021

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs Rams

This week, the Seahawks return home to host the Rams on Thursday, October 7, at 5:20 pm. This is the first week of the season where the Thursday night game is not exclusively on the NFL network. The game will also be shown on FOX as well as Amazon Pr...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. 49ers

Seattle is once again on the road this week. This time against a San Francisco team that lost to Green Bay last week in the game’s final seconds. The Seahawks (1-2) and 49ers (2-1) are looking up in the standings at the Rams and Cardinals, who are...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Vikings

Seattle travels to Minnesota this week to play the Vikings. After dropping a very winnable game last week against the Titans, the Seahawks are last place in the NFC West as other teams in their division have won both of their games. It’s a little...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Titans

This week Seattle hosts the Tennessee Titans in their first home game of the season. The early schedule for the Seahawks looks like a typical division one school’s three-game tune-up against junior colleges. Last week, the Seahawks won 28-16...

 

Breaking down the Wildcard Race

With about four weeks left in the regular season, the Mariners are still within reach of a playoff spot. Although the Mariners front office claimed that this team could compete for a wild card spot at the beginning of the season, few fans likely...

 

Rollen Stewart "The Rainbow Man"

Rollen Stewart was born in 1944 and grew up in Spokane, Washington. He had a difficult childhood, losing both parents before he was fifteen. As a young adult, he was interested in drag racing and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 26, 2021

Mariners still in contention

With thirty-six games left to play, the Seattle Mariners find themselves still competing for a playoff spot. Though the Mariners are unlikely to catch the Houston Astros for the division title, they are only three games behind the second wild-card...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 12, 2021

Brief History of Men's Olympic Basketball

The U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team won its fourth straight gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last week. They beat France 87-82 for the gold medal, avenging their opening game loss in pool play. Aside from Kevin Durant team USA didn’t have top...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 5, 2021

Reviewing the Mariners Trade Deadline moves

SEATTLE—As expected, the Mariners made some moves during this year’s trade deadline. Most fans were probably hoping the team would attempt to pick up some players to help during this season’s playoff. Instead, they shuffled the roster around a... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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