Former Leach assistants lead list of WSU Coaching candidates


Now that Mike Leach has left Washington State for Mississippi State, the search for a new football coach in Pullman is underway. News broke yesterday morning with a Tweet by the Athletic Director at MSU, saying the deal was done and that they’d signed Leach away from WSU.

Possible candidates to replace Leach are his former defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who is the d-coordinator at Oklahoma. Also mentioned as possible candidates are Boise State coach Bryan Harsin; Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain; and USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.

WSU Athletic Director Paul Chun has the task of replacing the man who was the third-winningest coach in Cougar history.

Wenatchee extends Big-9 bowling lead

Let’s dive right into the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Thursday. First, in girl’s bowling…

Prep Bowling Scores

Wenatchee swept two games and two bakers from Sunnyside to top the Grizzlies 1,974 pins to 1,477. Kylah Hankins led the way with a 210 and 184. Elisha Ferguson rolled a 181 while Mackenzie Munro bowled a 180 and Jaiden Thompson a 176. The Panthers improved to 8-and-2 on the season with the win.

Panthers top Wildcats in pool

The Wenatchee Panthers hosted the Eastmont Wildcats in boys swimming and diving Thursday…

Prep Boys Swimming Scoreboard

And Wenatchee came out on top 136-to-46 at the Wenatchee High School Pool.

Prep Boys Swimming Schedule

Coming up tomorrow, Eastmont, Moses Lake and Wenatchee will take part in the Kentridge Invite beginning at 9am.

Grizzlies top Wildcats in wrestling

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Wrestling Scoreboard from last night…

Prep Wrestling Scoreboard

Sunnyside beat Eastmont 61-18. Moses Lake had no trouble with Davis, winning 72-to-6. And Othello beat Ephrata in CWAC wrestling 52-19. And in girls wrestling last night at Eastmont High School, Sunnyside came out on top 72-to-6.

Prep Wrestling Schedule

Coming up this weekend, Ephrata is in Post Falls, Idaho for the River City Duals today at 3 and tomorrow morning at 9. Also tomorrow, Chelan wrestles at the Warden Invitational beginning at 9. At 9:45, Cashmere begins its quest at the Sky Valley Invitational in Sultan. The Brewster, Eastmont and Quincy boys will join 12 other teams at the Cascade Invite beginning at 10am.

The Ephrata, Quincy, Moses Lake and Wenatchee girls teams are at the Kelso Invite beginning today at 3:30 and resuming tomorrow morning at 10.

Waterville-Mansfield girls continue to roll

In girls basketball last night…

Prep Girls Basketball Scoreboard

Brewster mauled Manson 46-to-14. Pateros topped Entiat 49-34. And Waterville-Mansfield continued its winning ways with a 61-to-11 win over Bridgeport.

Prep Boys Basketball Scoreboard

On the boy’s side last night, Brewster scored 95-points in a 43-point win over Manson. Pateros topped Entiat 63-52. And in double-overtime, Bridgeport edged Waterville-Mansfield 79-77.

Basketball Showcase has Litterbox Battle at Town Toyota Center

Coming up tonight in girls basketball…

Prep Girls Basketball Schedule Friday

It all begins at 5:45 with Moses Lake traveling to Eisenhower. Ephrata hosts Othello. Toppenish plays at Quincy. Omak hosts Cashmere. And Highland plays at Cascade. At 6, Chelan is on the road at Okanogan. And at 6:30 tonight at the Town Toyota Center, Eastmont takes on Wenatchee in the Basketball Showcase.

By the way, we’ll have three games from the TTC tonight on NCWLIFE, beginning at 6:30 with the Unified game. We’ll follow that up with the girls game at about 7:30. Then the boys game at about 8:45 as Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom bring you all the action here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Prep Boys Basketball Schedule Friday

Let’s take a look at the rest of the boy’s schedule for tonight. Games beginning at 7:15 have Othello at Ephrata; Toppenish at Quincy; Cashmere in Omak; Okanogan hosting Chelan; and Highland at Cascade. Moses Lake plays at Eisenhower at 7:30. And the boys game between Wenatchee and Eastmont at the Town Toyota Center will tip up at about 8:15 tonight.

NCWLIFE will have Wenatchee and Eisenhower basketball Saturday

Coming up tomorrow in girls basketball action…

Prep Girls Basketball Schedule Saturday

Cashmere hosts Medical Lake at 3. Prosser’s at Ephrata while Quincy travels to Selah at 3:30. At 5:45, it’s West Valley at Moses Lake; Eastmont at Davis; and Wenatchee hosts Eisenhower, which we’ll have LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel with Grant Olson on the play-by-play. Then at 6 it’s Warden at Chelan; Manson hosting Omak; and Lake Roosevelt plays at Waterville-Mansfield.

Prep Boys Basketball Schedule Saturday

Here’s the schedule for tomorrow in boys basketball. It begins at 4:30 in Cashmere where the Bulldogs host Medical Lake. Prosser plays at Ephrata while Quincy’s in Selah at 5. Then at 7:30, Eastmont plays at Davis; Moses Lake hosts West Valley; Eisenhower is at Wenatchee and we’ll have that LIVE on NCWLIFE with Grant. Also at 7:30 tomorrow night Chelan hosts Warden; Omak’s at Manson; and Waterville-Mansfield hosts Lake Roosevelt.

Wild campout reaches 500 ticket goal

We’re pleased to report that David is off the balcony at the Town Toyota Center…

Wenatchee Wild Campout is Over 2020-01-10

Wenatchee Wild Campout is Over 2020-01-10

David Rayfield has been camping out on the balcony this week selling tickets and raising money for the Bunker and Thomas A. Biddle Foundation to help veterans. He reached his goal of selling 500 tickets yesterday afternoon, just in time to avoid today’s forecast snow storm. Military Appreciate Night is coming up January 18th.

Wild travel to Powell River and Nanaimo this weekend

Wenatchee Wild Schedule

Meanwhile, the Wenatchee Wild are on the road this weekend for a game tonight at Powell River at 7. Then Sunday afternoon at 2 they’ll play in Nanaimo.

Wenatchee’s next home game is a week from tonight when they’ll host Cowichan Valley.

Seahawks have many offensive line questions marks headed to Green Bay

The Seahawks have several question marks on the offensive line heading into Sunday’s playoff game at Green Bay…

Seahawks play at Packers Sunday

Duane Brown is still nursing a sore knee after surgery. Mike Iupati is still recovering from a neck stinger. And George Fant didn’t practice yesterday because of a pulled groin. All three players were put on the questionable list yesterday.

That left side of the offensive line will have its hands full with the Packer’s Za’Darius Smith, who comes in with 13-and-a-half sacks this season.

Green Bay is bracing for a snow storm to hit Lambeau Field tomorrow night with 6-to-8 inches of snow and heavy winds. Sunday’s forecast is for sunshine and 23-degrees.

NFL Playoff Schedule

Here’s a look at the playoff schedule for the weekend. It’s supposed to be sunny at 67 tomorrow afternoon in Santa Clara where San Francisco hosts Minnesota at 1:35 on NBC. Then the Titans and Ravens kick off at 5:15 in Baltimore under rain and temperatures in the 60’s in CBS.

There’s a winter storm warning in Kansas City tonight but things are supposed to moderate with temperatures in the mid-30’s for Sunday’s 1:05 kickoff between the Chiefs and Houston Texans on CBS. The Seattle and Green Bay wrap up the weekend with a 3:40 kickoff at Lambeau Field.

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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).