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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 6, 2020 

The Seattle Mariners' upcoming opponents

After a slow start, the Seattle Mariners find themselves in third place at 4-6 in the American League West behind Houston and Oakland. This week they will play the Angels (Aug. 4th-6th) and the Rockies (Aug. 7th-9th) at home, then travel to Texas...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 30, 2020

Major League Baseball is back

Thoughts on the first weekend Major League Baseball is back, but it looks and sounds different this year. Watching broadcasts with no fans in the stands or with cardboard cutouts is odd. Without the...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 23, 2020

NBA playoffs are worth your time this year

Professional sports in America used to be referred to as the four seasons (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), with the basketball season suffering the worst parity. Including the 1979 season when the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA title,...

 

Golf Tournament Results

TVGC Secretary Jay Takemura said the Dayton Country Club hosted a very successful Second Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament at the Touchet Valley Golf Course, last Saturday. Takemura said...

 

Its tee time at the Touchet Valley Golf Course

DAYTON-The Touchet Valley Golf Course will be opening May 5th to those players that have purchased annual greens fees. Tee times will be available between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The course will be op...

 

What is the Florida-Arizona plan, and how will it affect the Mariners?

If we get professional baseball this summer, it is going to look very different from seasons past. A few things are known. There will be fewer games than the standard 162 game season. Doubleheaders...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 9, 2020

A conversation with Tom Tsuchyia

Ever wonder who designs the baseball Hall of Fame plaques? Last year when my brother Howard and I were on the press bus heading into Cooperstown, we happened to meet Tom Tsuchiya who has created all... Full story

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 2, 2020

Veterans Committee Hall of Fame Selects Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons

If you are a baseball fan you are probably aware that the Baseball Writers' Association has elected both Derek Jeter and Larry Walker for 2020 induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. What didn't get...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 26, 2020

Modern baseball statistics revisited

Last year I wrote a series of articles explaining some of the modern statistics that baseball announcers currently use in broadcasts. The series focused on all of the components that produce the statistic Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Those...

 

D-W's winter athletes celebrated at awards banquet

Thursday's Dayton-Waitsburg Winter Awards Banquet had a bittersweet atmosphere, while laughter rang out throughout the Waitsburg Elementary's multipurpose room there was also the realization that...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 19, 2020

Baseball card companies: a brief history

A sporting goods company called Peck and Snyder printed up the first baseball cards in the 1860’s and used them for advertising their products. A picture of a player was on one side and on the back...

 

All-league basketball selections announced for the EWAC East

The Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, which is at the 2B classification level, announced its all-league selections for its East Division. The Dayton-Waitsburg girls received three selections....

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 12, 2020

Mariners fans will need to be patient with retooled team

Even a die-hard Mariners fan may want to buy a baseball program this year. Between the trades made at last season’s trade deadline, Mariner free agents that were not re-signed, and the pitchers the...

 

Sportsmanship shown by the area teams restores enjoyment of basketball

As adults we sometimes get way too involved in our kid's athletic events. I know I have fallen down that rabbit hole a few times with my own kids and now again recently with my semi-adopted kids, the...

 

Baseball-Reference.com has play by play info of your first game

Baseball-Reference.com has been a favorite web site of mine to look up all things baseball. It went online in April of 2000 and has information on professional baseball players and teams going back...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    Sports    March 5, 2020

DW Spring sports gear up for March start

On Feb. 25 coaches, parents, athletes and administrators gathered in the Waitsburg high school auditorium to discuss procedures on how athletes can join teams and what paperwork the parents would...

 

Ready, set, wrestle!

Waitsburg-The Waitsburg Mat Birds Wrestling Team is back on the mat for another season, and all the athletes are working to secure a spot at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament. The Little Guy's...

 

Prescott Boys defeat Pomeroy 53-41 in district playoffs

WALLA WALLA-The Prescott Tigers traveled to Walla Walla Community College to play the Pomeroy Pirates Friday February 21st at the Dome. Since both teams were coming off of first round playoff losses...

 

Prescott Tigers lose to Garfield-Palouse Vikings in district playoffs, 50-31

WALLA WALLA-The Prescott Tigers boys basketball team returned to Walla Walla Community College this time to play the Garfield-Palouse Vikings Saturday February 22nd at the Dome. At stake was a spot...

 

Wa-Hi season one come-from-behind attempt too short

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Devils came up just short of moving on in the postseason as Wa-Hi's Diego Jaques off-balanced three-point shot clanged off the front of the iron as the Ferris Saxons left the...

 

Prescott drops first playoff game to Oakesdale, 60-54

OAKESDALE-Prescott traveled to Oakesdale on Saturday February 15th to kick off the first game of the district 9 tournament. Oakesdale scored first, but #11 Antonio Hernandez answered for Prescott...

 

D-W Boys basketball concludes historic season, look to make more history next year

While they didn’t achieve all their season goals, one of them making the playoffs, it was a season for the history books for this newly combined program between Dayton and Waitsburg and its boys basketball program. After a winless 2018-2019 basketb...

 

D-W Girls basketball fight to the end at the District tournament

GRANGER—The Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball team put its entire heart and soul into its final contest of the season in a difficult loss to DeSales 60-43 at the 2020 Eastern Washington Athletic Conference tournament. Part of the difficulty was...

 

Wa-Hi Boys basketball downs Mead in opening playoff overtime victory

WALLA WALLA—The largest crowd of the season got more than its money worth in the roller coaster of a ride as Wa-Hi boys basketball took its foot off the gas pedal in the fourth before hitting it again in overtime for the 68-61 first round of the...

 

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