Littler steps down, Leach signs extension at WSU


In Breaking news today, Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler is stepping down from his post…

Bliss Littler Steps Down 2019-12-05

Bliss Littler Steps Down 2019-12-05

Littler says he’s having to step down due to ongoing health issues he’s faced over the past 2-and-a-half years. He says he’ll stay on as General Manager and handle the business side of the hockey club.

In a release from the team today, Chris Clark was named Interim Head Coach and will hold that position for the rest of the season. Clark has been with the Wild since its inception in Wenatchee back in 2008.

Littler joined the franchise in 2012 and has compiled a record of 256-136-and-49 in that time, including leading Wenatchee to a Fred Page Cup and Doyle Cup Championship in 2018.

In 26-years of coaching, Littler has 836 wins and championships in the AFHL, AWHL, USHL and BCHL. He was named Coach of the Year in the AFHL and twice in the BCHL. He was also named GM of the Year in the USHL. Littler has had 30 players under his tutelage be selected in the NHL Draft.

We wish Bliss good health, and the best to Gretchen and their family. Our hope is that they will continue being an integral part of the Wenatchee Valley.

Wild show Vee’s the Wenatchee way

On the ice last night, Wenatchee proved it could play with the BCHL’s best last night by downing the Penticton Vees 4-to-3 at Town Toyota Center…

Wild top Vee's 4-3 in BCHL Hockey

After falling behind 1-nothing in the 1st period, Wenatchee came out in a fury in the second, getting goals from Brett Chorske, Harrison Scott and Matt Dorsey.

The 3-1 advantage was shaved to one shortly into the 3rd, but Nicholas Chmelevski came through with what proved to be the game-winner 98-seconds later.

Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Wenatchee hits the road for three against Vernon, Coquitlam and Trail before returning home next Friday.

Eastmont girls win 2nd straight bowling match

Eastmont is 2-for-2 this week in girls bowling…

Eastmont tops Davis in Girls Bowling

The Wildcats topped Davis at Eastmont Lanes yesterday 4-0 to improve to 3-and-2 on the season in Big-9 play. West Valley also topped Selah yesterday 4-0 to earn its first victory of the season.

Wenatchee is on the road today at Nob Hill Lanes in Yakima to face West Valley at 3 o’clock.

Wenatchee to host first basketball home game of season

Coming up in girls basketball today…

Girls Prep Basketball Schedule

Wenatchee hosts Pasco at 5:45. That’s also the tip-time for Naches Valley at Cascade. Chelan is on the road at Cle Elum at 6. And Waterville-Mansfield begins the season at home tonight at 6:30 against Pateros.

Mixed bag of 1A and 2B boys basketball games offered tonight

Boys Prep Basketball Schedule

On the boy’s side, Chelan plays at Cle Elum at 7. Cascade hosts Naches Valley at 7:15. And the Shockers have a late start time at 8 o’clock against Pateros in Waterville.

Moses Lake hosts swim pentathlon

The Prep Boys Swim season gets underway today in Moses Lake…

Boys Prep Swimming Schedule

Lions Pool is the site for the Moses Lake Pentathlon today as Eastmont, Wenatchee, Davis and Eisenhower pay a visit at 4 o’clock.

Grapplers gather in Moses Lake

Moses Lake High School is the site for a wrestling jamboree today at 5…

Prep Wrestling Schedule

The Wenatchee boys will join Royal and Othello along with the Chiefs for some early-season grappling on the mats today.

Mike Leach agrees to extension at WSU

Mike Leach will be coaching at Washington State for at least another five years…

Mike Leach Agrees to Extension

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun announced today that Leach agreed to an extension of his current contract that will now run through the 2024 season.
Rumors had been swirling about Leach being sought after by Florida State, Ole Miss and Missouri.

Leach has 43 wins across the last five seasons, the best 5-year run in program history. His overall record is 8-seasons is 55-and-46.

Mariners trade catching for pitching

The Mariners have added to their farm system with the addition of pitcher Adam Hill from Milwaukee in exchange for catcher Omar Narvaez…

Mariners trade Narvaez to Milwaukee for Hill

Mariner Vice President and GM Jerry Dipoto announced today that the team acquired the right-handed pitcher and a 2020 Competitive Balance Round B selection from the Brewers. Dipoto says Seattle will stick with Tom Murphy and Austin Nola at catcher as they continue to develop Minor League prospect Cal Raleigh.