Holiday basketball tournaments kick off today

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Area prep teams compete in holiday hoops

WENATCHEE, WA – Even though school’s out for the holiday break, several local basketball teams are back at it in various holiday tournaments over the next several days…
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In boys basketball, Chelan is hosting its holiday tournament with boys play today at Noon between the Wenatchee freshman squad and Chelan’s JV. Oroville takes on Cedarcrest at 4 followed at 8 o’clock by Chelan and Highland.

Eastmont and Wenatchee begin play at the Avista Holiday Tournament today at Lewiston High School. Eastmont faces Lewiston at 3 o’clock while Wenatchee takes on Clarkston at 6.

Cascade is hosting a Holiday Tournament in Leavenworth today and tomorrow. At 1:30 today in boys basketball it’s Manson and Vashon Island. Then at 4:30, Cascade plays against Forks.

Girls teams to play in Chelan, Leavenworth & Lewiston

In girls basketball tournament play today…
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At the Chelan Holiday Tournament, it’s Oroville and Cedarcrest at 2 followed by Chelan and Highland at 6. In the Avista Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College, Eastmont faces Lewiston at 4:30 with Wenatchee and Clarkston to follow at 7:30.

And in the Cascade Holiday Tournament, Manson plays Royal at Noon followed at 3 o’clock by Cascade and Forks.

Cashmere basketball teams playing in SunDome Tourney

Cashmere is in Yakima for the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout…
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The Bulldog boys face LaSalle at 1:30 today with the Cashmere girls at 4:30 against Zillah. Then tomorrow, the Cashmere girls face LaSalle at 1:30 with the boys taking on W.F. West at 3.

Hockey Night features Wenatchee and Vernon tonight

A reminder that tonight is Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel…
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The Wild hosted the Vernon Vipers. Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

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Watch for the entire game tonight at 7 on your exclusive television home for Wenatchee Wild Hockey, NCWLIFE Channel.

NCWLIFE Channel features basketball Friday night

And here’s what the rest of the schedule looks like…
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After Hockey Night tonight, it’s Eastmont and Pasco basketball tomorrow with the girls game at 5:30. This is a replay of a game from a last Tuesday with Grant Olson on the call.
The boys game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats will follow at 7:30.

It’s a “Wild Weekend” of hockey on NCWLIFE

That’s all tomorrow night here on the NCWLIFE Channel. Then on Saturday…
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We begin our “Wild Weekend” with the Wenatchee Wild and Merritt at 2 o’clock followed by the Wild and Trail Smoke Eaters at 7. ON Sunday, the 2pm game features Wenatchee and Cowichan Valley follow3ed by Prince George and the Wild at 7 o’clock.

Seahawks will attack Arizona game just like others

The Seahawks have surpassed everyone’s expectations except their own by making the playoffs this season. As they prepare for the regular season finale at CenturyLink against Arizona Sunday, Coach Pete Carroll says he can’t believe they’re in week 17 already…

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Carroll says he is not going to rest players or sit players Sunday, saying the message to the team is the same each week…

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There is some speculation that Larry Fitzgerald may be playing his final game of his 15-year career for Arizona Sunday. Carroll says the future Hall of Famer deserves all the credit in the world…

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Bobby Wagner says he saw what kind of player Fitzgerald was by the hit Larry DIDN’T make early in his career…

The Seahawks and Cardinals kickoff at 1:25 Sunday on FOX.

Nelson Cruz is now a Minnesota Twin

Nelson Cruz has officially bid farewell to Seattle and will be a Minnesota Twin next season. The home run hitting designated signed a one-year, 14.3-million dollar deal with the Twins with a team-option 12-million dollars in 2020…
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Cruz bid farewell to his former team and fans in Seattle on on Instagram.

Cruz – “I would like to thank the Mariners ownership especially John for all you have done for me and my hometown, the organization, the coaching staff, my teammates, Ryan, Billy and everyone else in the clubhouse, Rick Rizzs and all of the other reporters I came across, and most importantly the fans for all of your support over the last four seasons. Seattle, you hold a special place in my heart as you embraced me from the start even when skeptics said I would not succeed in a pitcher friendly park. I hope you enjoyed hearing Dave Sims say Boomstick Baby as much as I did.”

In the past 5-seasons, Cruz’s 203 home runs is more than anyone in baseball. At 38, Cruz is actually older than his new manager with the Twins, 37 year old Rocco Baldelli.