AppleSox leaders still hoping for baseball this summer

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If 2020 were given a name, “Unscripted” would be appropriate. Plans by anyone on the planet have been thrown out the window by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the world of sports.

Locally and across the northwest, baseball teams in the West Coast League have had to plan, un-plan, revamp, rewrite, wait, and plan again. AppleSox General Manager Ken Osborne is still holding out hope that Wenatchee will have some sort of season this summer…

AppleSox owner Jose Oglesby has been watching the conversation about phases closely in Washington. He knows Phase 3 would be necessary for baseball to return but hopes the nature of the game would help with starting the season…

Jose Oglesby on Advantage 2020-06-01

Jose Oglesby on Advantage 2020-06-01

The West Coast League season as we knew it has been cancelled. Oglesby says AppleSox season ticket holders have been offered to receive credit towards next summer. In the meantime, he and the league are still working on some kind of plan to have baseball in July with the remaining teams.

You can watch Dan’s entire interview with Oglesby here, or with Ken Osborne here. By the way, the AppleSox season would have begun this Thursday.

BCHL says 2020-21 season on schedule

The BCHL is moving forward with plans for hockey as scheduled this fall…

BCHL Season On Schedule

In a release today, the hockey league’s Executive Director Steven Cocker said, “the BCHL is fulling planning on playing this fall, as soon as we receive approval from Hockey Canada and Health Authorities.”

An important element for hockey to remain on schedule was today’s opening of the Hockey Canada Registry or H-C-R. This means that Canadian Junior Hockey teams will be allowed to start making acquisitions to build their rosters for the upcoming season.

Earlier in May, the BCHL created a Return-to-Play Task Force, which is responsible for outlining several scenarios on how and when the league can resume its schedule. We hope to speak with officials with the Wenatchee Wild on their plans for the upcoming season this week.

Collier ready to prove his worth in second season with Seahawks

If there’s one Seattle Seahawk with a burning desire more than others to get on the field, it’s L.J. Collier. The former first-round pick has had a career filled with injury and disappointment. Getting back and showing what he can do on the field is the fuel that feeds him during the pandemic…

L.J. Collier Desire to Show 2020-06-01

L.J. Collier Desire to Show 2020-06-01

Collier suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him for six weeks. He said he learned a lot while rehabbing, which he thinks has made him a better football player…

L. J. Collier on Injury 2020-06-01

L. J. Collier on Injury 2020-06-01

Collier and his teammates are having to wait until late July before they’ll get on the field for training camp. In the meantime, he says he’s working out and will be ready to show the world what he can do.

Watch Collier’s entire press conference below…

L.J. Collier 2020 Offseason Press Conference

L.J. Collier 2020 Offseason Press Conference

College Commitment Night for Wenatchee High seniors is Thursday

The Wenatchee Panther Boost Club, in conjunction with the NCWLIFE Channel, present a college commitment ceremony for 20-seniors Thursday night at 7…

Wenatchee High Signing Night

Find out where a group of Wenatchee High School seniors have committed to play college sports with this virtual ceremony. Again, that’s 7 o’clock Thursday night here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Five high school graduations to be broadcast on NCWLIFE this week

We’re all about graduation this week on the NCWLIFE Channel. In our normal spots for sports, we’ll be featuring virtual graduation ceremonies…

High School Graduation Schedule

We’ll feature Eastmont’s commencement ceremony Friday at 6 followed by Wenatchee High School’s graduation at 8. Then on Saturday, we kick it off with Quincy’s drive thru ceremony at 1, followed by the virtual ceremony for Cascade High at 5 and Cashmere’s class of 2020 at 7 o’clock.

For the complete list of broadcast times, head to our website and click on Class of 2020.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).