Gonzaga survives to play for WCC Championship tonight


Joel Ayayi scored 12 of his 14-points in the second half and No. 2 Gonzaga outlasted San Francisco 81-77 in the West Coast Conference semifinals last night.

Killian Tillie had 19-points and 10-rebounds, and Ryan Woolridge had 16-points to pace Gonzaga. The Bulldogs will face Saint Mary’s in tonight’s WCC Championship after the Gaels upset #15 BYU in the other semifinal 51-50.

It’s GU’s 23rd consecutive final and the school is seeking its 17th championship. Tip tonight is 6 o’clock on ESPN.

Gonzaga women upset by Portland

On the women’s side of the West Coast Conference Tournament, Haylee Andrews scored on a layup with 3.6-seconds remaining to give Portland a 70-69 upset win over No. 11 Gonzaga…

Women's College Basketball Scoreboard

The Pilots went on to face San Diego in today’s Championship after the Toreros beat Pepperdine 59-44. And Portland pulled off the upset again, downing San Diego 64-63 in overtime to win the WCC Tournament Title.

Brewers walk-off against Mariners

Milwaukee out-homered Seattle in a 2-1 win at American Family Fields of Phoenix last night…

Brewers beat Mariners 2-1

Brewers centerfielder Lorenzo Cain greeted Taijuan Walker with a home run to start the game in the bottom of the 1st. Then Luis Castro won it with a solo homer in the bottom of the 9th off Seattle’s Taylor Williams.

The only run for Seattle came in the 4th on a solo home run by Kyle Lewis. It was his 4th of the spring. Austin Nola went 1-for-2 at the plate and is hitting .304 so far in Cactus League play.

We’re just 16-days away from opening day when the Mariners host Texas at T-Mobile Park.

Norman announces he’s leaving AppleSox as radio announcer

It’s 3-months away from the opener for the Wenatchee AppleSox summer collegiate team, but the team is going to have to scramble to find its voice…

AppleSox Announcer Joel Norman is Leaving 2020-03-10

AppleSox Announcer Joel Norman is Leaving 2020-03-10

Norman has been the radio voice and Director of Communications for the AppleSox the past two seasons. He says the search is already underway for his replacement…

AppleSox Searching for New Radio Voice 2020-03-10

AppleSox Searching for New Radio Voice 2020-03-10

Those interested in the position can reach out to the AppleSox directly at 509-665-6900. Or email info at AppleSox dot com. Wenatchee’s first game is June 4th against the Highline Bears at Paul Thomas, Senior Stadium.

Norman wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to those who welcomed him to Wenatchee with open arms…

Joel Norman Thanks the Wenatchee Valley 2020-03-10

Joel Norman Thanks the Wenatchee Valley 2020-03-10

You can see our entire interview with Joel Norman and Dan Kuntz on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley on our website at NCWLIFE dot com.

Basketball playoffs relived this week on NCWLIFE Channel

We’ll relive some of the basketball playoffs this week on the NCWLIFE Channel Sports Schedule…

NCWLIFE Channel Sports Schedule

It begins tonight with our broadcast of the Cashmere girls against Nooksack Valley in the Regional Tournament at Wenatchee High School. That begins at 7 tonight.

Then Thursday at 7, it’s Hockey Night with the Wenatchee Wild and Vernon Vipers in Game 2 of their playoff series.

Friday is a replay of the Cashmere girls against La Salle in the State 1A Semifinals in the Sun Dome at 7.

Then Saturday, we’ll re-air the Cashmere boy’s 4th place game against River View at 7 o’clock followed at 9 by the Cashmere girls State Championship game against Lynden Christian.

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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).