Driver injured at WVSO Saturday released from hospital

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It was a pretty good season for Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval as far as safety. Ballard Ambulance, or the most part, was not very active. That all changed last Saturday during the season-finale when a driver in a Northwest Super Late Model car hit the wall head-on…

Driver Injured at WVSO 2020-10-01

Driver Injured at WVSO 2020-10-01

Trevor Flora suffered a fractured sternum, a blown vertebra and some other cracked bones and damage to his spine. He was released from the hospital Tuesday but faces a long road to recovery with a back brace and missing work as a construction worker.

Trevor’s wife, Jerica, set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses. The couple is expecting their 4th child in February, so you can imagine they’re in a tight spot. They’ve also set up other avenues to help donate through PayPal and Venmo.

Shaquem Griffin has spent his life bouncing back from adversity

Shaquem Griffin has overcome a lot in his 25-years. Doctors amputated his left hand when he was four following a birth defect that left it undersized and unusable. He rose to be a multi-sport athlete and played college football at the University of Central Florida alongside his twin brother Shaquill. After becoming the feel-good story of the 2018 NFL Draft and joining his brother with the Seahawks, he was cut from the team this season. He eventually came back and was signed to Seattle’s practice squad.

Shaquem credits his brother Shaquill in helping him bounce back after being cut…

Shaquem Griffin on Bouncing Back 2020-10-01

Shaquem Griffin on Bouncing Back 2020-10-01

Shaquem was called up from the practice squad for last Sunday’s game as a backup following the season-ending knee injury to Bruce Irvin. He was called on during the final drive to help stop Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense. He said he was prepared for whatever came his way…

Shaquem Griffin on Playing Again 2020-10-01

Shaquem Griffin on Playing Again 2020-10-01

Bobby Wagner says Griffin played a big role in Seattle making the final stop of the game to preserve a 38-31 victory. He says Griffin’s story is a good lesson for others facing adversity…

Bobby Wagner on Shaquem Griffin 2020-10-01

Bobby Wagner on Shaquem Griffin 2020-10-01

Coach Pete Carroll on Monday said it’s not a matter of feeling sorry for anyone, but a fact that injuries are a part of the game and he needed Griffin to step up…

Pete Carroll on Shaquem Griffin 2020-10-01

Pete Carroll on Shaquem Griffin 2020-10-01

As of today, Shaquem is still listed on Seattle’s practice squad. But he’s expected to be called up again Sunday and be ready when the team travels to Miami to take on the Dolphins.

Braves move on to NLDS by shutting out the Reds

Let’s catch you up to date on Major League Baseball’s Wild Card playoff series…

Braves top Reds 5-0

Ian Anderson and three relievers combined on a 2-hit shutout of Cincinnati today as the Braves won 5-nothing to wrap up the Wild Card series. Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall hit homers to play add-on in the 8th for Atlanta, who now awaits the winner of Chicago and Miami for Game 1 of the NLDS Tuesday. The Cubs and Marlins game today was rained out and will be made up Friday.

During the busiest day in the history of Major League Baseball’s playoff schedule yesterday…

A's top White Sox 5-3

Chicago gave up two runs on a throwing error in the first and then Oakland’s Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to give the A’s a 5-3 victory Wednesday. That evens up the best-of-three series at 1-1 with a final game underway today.

Tampa Bay ousts Toronto from playoffs with 8-2 win

Hunter Renfroe’s grand slam home run highlighted a 6-run second inning as Tampa Bay advanced to the Divisional series with an 8-2 win over Toronto Wednesday. Former Mariner catcher Mike Zunino also hit a two-run shot for the Rays, who face New York in the next round…

Yankees top Indians 10-9 to upset Cleveland to advance to ALDS

New York came back twice in the same game, finally scoring 2-runs on a sacrifice fly by Gary Sanchez and RBI-single by DJ LeMahieu in the top of the 9th to beat Cleveland 10-9. The win sends the Yankees to the American League Divisional Series against Tamp Bay beginning Monday.

St. Louis stops San Diego 7-4

Paul Goldschmidt’s 2-run home run highlighted a 4-run first inning as St. Louis knocked off San Diego 7-4 in game one of their National League Wild Card series. Game 2 is today on ESPN.

Dodgers beat Milwaukee 4-2

Brent Suter issued two, bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the first inning and the Dodgers cruised to a 4-2 win over Milwaukee in Game 1 of their National League Wild Card series. Corey Seager came through with an insurance home run in the 7th and Los Angeles pitchers struck out 15 Brewer batters. Game 2 is tonight at 7:08 on ESPN.

Hockey Night begins sports week on NCWLIFE Channel tonight

Here’s a look at our sports schedule over the next few days here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

NCWLIFE Sports Schedule

It begins with Hockey Night tonight as the Wenatchee Wild host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a game from last October 26th at the Town Toyota Center. Arch Ecker has the call starting at 7 o’clock tonight.

Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson will have the call of Eastmont and Davis in a Big-9 football game from last October 11th tomorrow night at 6:30.

Then on Saturday, we have Cashmere and Eastmont girls soccer at 2 o’clock followed by the broadcast of the season finale at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, featuring the Neal Newberry 125 at 6 o’clock.