AppleSox official cancel all 2020 plans

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It really comes as little surprise, but the Wenatchee AppleSox officially canceled any chance of a baseball season today.

In a message on its website, owner Jose Oglesby announced the cancellation. He said, “to our fans, sponsors, community members, host families and employees, we thank you for your support as we navigate these unprecedented times together. After much deliberation between our front office and coaching staff and careful analysis of all facts available, the Wenatchee AppleSox are cancelling the 2020 AppleSox Training Camp.”

As with the rest of the West Coast League, the AppleSox hope to cue it up and play ball again in the summer of 2021.

NCWLIFE agrees to broadcast two more races at WVSO

We had so much fun last weekend at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, we’re going to do it again!

WVSO Racing Action 2020-06-30

WVSO Racing Action 2020-06-30

WVSO bRoll 2020-06-30

In fact, we’re actually going to do it two more times! WVSO’s next race is July 11th and we’ll be there broadcasting it LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel. The Thunder Cars and Pro Late Models will be racing on North Valley Mechanical Night…

WVSO Race July 11

They’ll be joined by the Mountain Dew Jr. Late Models, the Plumb Perfect Roadrunners, Northwest Vintage Modifieds and Dwarf Cars.

Unless a miracle happens in the next 12-days, there will be no fans allowed in the grandstands once again. Due to COVID restrictions on gatherings, that may also be the case for the race the following week July 18th…

WVSO Race July 18

We’ll broadcast the Thunder in the Valley night with racing featured by the Economy Midgets – Northwest Focus Midget Series; Granite Super Sprints – Speed Tour Super Sprints; Northwest Mini Stock Tour; and the West Coast Vintage Racers.

Be sure to tune in at 6 o’clock for each of the races LIVE on NCWLIFE.

Russell Wilson in trouble with NFL Players Association

The head of the NFL Players Association is not happy with Russell Wilson and Tom Brady…

Russell Wilson in Hot Water

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the star quarterbacks should not be holding workouts with teammates during the pandemic. He appeared in an interview with USA Today saying if Wilson or Brady contract COVID-19 while taking part, they could land on their team’s non-football injury list, meaning they would not be paid until they were able to come off the list.

Players Union Dr. Thom Mayer advised players to stop activities immediately while the NFL and players association figured out how to move forward 10-days ago. Both Brady and Wilson posted videos later of working out with teammates…

Mariner manager Scott Servais ready to restart

The Mariners are going through last-minute preparations for players to restart spring training tomorrow at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Manager Scott Servais is excited to get players back together and finish what they started in early March…

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Major League Baseball’s revamped, 60-game schedule has not been released yet. The Mariners are expecting to play 40-games, or 10-each against their division opponents (Los Angeles, Oakland, Texas and Houston).

Meanwhile, Seattle signed its last draft pick from the 2020 draft yesterday in inking a deal with right-handed pitcher Connor Phillips. The competitive balance round B pick (64th overall) signed for a one-million dollar bonus.

That makes all six draft picks from earlier this month officially signed as Seattle restarts training camp tomorrow.

8-year old catches huge fish

Talk about a fish tale!

8-Year Old Catches Big Mackinaw

Jeff Witkowski is a fishing guide on Lake Chelan with Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service. This is from this morning! This lucky 8-year old, who only weighs 55-pounds, caught this mackinaw that weighed in at 26.7 pounds!

Jeff told me that Dad had to support the rod, but the youngster did every turn of the reel himself. Dad never touched the reel. It took him 15-minutes, but he got her done!

Sockeye season opens tomorrow on Upper Columbia

Speaking of fishing, the Upper Columbia River opens for sockeye salmon fishing tomorrow morning…

Sockeye Fishing the Upper Columbia 2020-06-25

Sockeye Fishing the Upper Columbia 2020-06-25

Below Wanapum, Rocky Reach, and Wells Dams are popular spots for the fantastic table fare. Another hot spot will be off the mouth of the Okanogan River in the Brewster Pool. The limit is two sockeye per day and must be at least 12-inches long. Any other salmon caught must be released.

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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).