Eastmont Building a Winning Culture


Coach and Players Buying In To Winning Ways

EAST WENATCHEE, WA – Eastmont’s football program has gone to the state playoffs just six times in school history. The last time was 2012 when the Wildcats finished atop the Big 9 standings with an 8-and-2 record, falling in the first round of the playoffs to Auburn. That would have been when the current seniors at Eastmont were nine or ten years old.
For senior defensive back Jordan Jessup and his classmates, they’d like to change that…


Head Coach Michael Don is in his 4th year at Eastmont. His teams have finished 5-and-4, 1-and-9, and 6-and-4. This year, his Wildcats are off to a 4-and-1 start. Don says it’s been a challenge to change the mindset within the program…

Eastmont travels to Davis tomorrow night trying to win its second consecutive Big 9 game and keep pace with Wenatchee and Sunnyside.

Wenatchee Hosts West Valley LIVE on NCWLIFE Friday

The game we’ll feature tomorrow night on the NCWLIFE Channel pits Wenatchee against West Valley. For Panther Coach Scott Devereaux, it will be up to his defense to keep track of the Rams quarterback, 6-foot-1, 223-pound senior Spencer Jolley…


Offensively, the Panthers have found a great target in tight end Riley Kunz. The junior has three touchdowns among his 7-receptions after missing the first two games with a stress fracture. He’s also a huge asset in blocking on the line. So which does he enjoy more?

You can see more from Coach Devereaux and Riley Kunz tomorrow during our pre-game show at 6:45 here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Wenatchee’s at Sunnyside, Eastmont Hosts West Valley

On the Prep Schedule for today in Soccer…
Lake Roosevelt travels to Manson at 4:30. Chelan has a meeting in Omak at 4:30. Cashmere hosts Okanogan under the lights at 6:30. At 7 tonight, Wenatchee’s at Sunnyside while Eastmont hosts West Valley.

NCWLIFE Features Wenatchee and Eisenhower Tonight

On the volleyball courts tonight…
Cascade Christian travels to play Walla Walla Academy at 5:30. Riverside Christian hosts Entiat at 5:30. 6:30 games have Manson at Bridgeport; Waterville-Mansfield is in Soap Lake; Omak hosts Chelan; and Okanogan’s at Cashmere.

Tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel, we’ll bring you LIVE volleyball action between Wenatchee and Eisenhower. Eric Granstrom and LeAnne Branam will be courtside as the Panthers try to rebound from a loss to West Valley Tuesday while the Cadets are looking for their second win of the season. Pregame is 6:50 with the first serve at 7 o’clock right here.

Eastmont Hosts Double-Duel Today & 11-Dive Meet

In the pool today…
Eastmont hosts West Valley and Sunnyside in a double-duel at 4 o’clock. Also, just a heads up that the big 11-Dive Meet is tomorrow, also at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center at Noon.

Yankees Advance to Face Red Sox After Downing A’s

Finally, in the American League Wild Card game last night…
Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Luis Severino was stellar on the mound as the Yankees ended Oakland’s season with a 7-2 victory. Giancarlo Stanton also went deep for the Yankees and Luke Voit contributed a 2-run triple as New York heads to the ALDS against Boston Friday.

The National League Divisional series get underway today with Colorado at Milwaukee at 2:07 on FS1. The Dodgers host Atlanta at 5:37, only available on the MLB Network. The American League Divisional series start tomorrow with Cleveland in Houston at 11:05 a.m. That’s followed at 4:32 by New York in Boston. Both those games will be televised on TBS.