NCWLIFE teaming up with WVSO to broadcast inaugural race of 2020

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The NCWLIFE Channel is teaming up with Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval to bring you the first race of the 2020 season LIVE. We met with WVSO manager Jeremy Anders at the track this morning to finalize the deal…

WVSO Announcement 2020-06-11

WVSO Announcement 2020-06-11

Again, that will be Saturday, June 27th beginning at 6 o’clock here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

WIAA says fall sports will happen for state high schools

The WIAA says the fall sports season is on, no matter what. At its June 7th meeting, its Executive Board set guidelines regarding the anticipated re-opening of schools and activities for the upcoming school year. This was done by answering four questions formulated by the National Federation of High Schools…

WIAA says fall sports will happen in Washington

1. Will the WIAA conduct a regular season or championship if schools statewide are closed to in-person learning?
Yes, assuming the DOH supports the recommendation. At this time, the WIAA plans to begin the fall season as scheduled but is also examining a delayed start of September 7, 2020 (September 5 for football).

2. Will there be sports/activities in the fall if some schools are closed in COVID-19 “hotspots” in Washington?
Although not ideal, yes, even if all schools are not able to participate.

3. Will there be sports/activites deemed “lower-risk” for COVID-19 transmission while cancelling considered “higher-risk”?
The WIAA intends to conduct all scheduled fall athletics/activities that are approved by the DOH.

4. Could there be modified seasons or rules?
The WIAA intends to create work groups to recommend and evaluate modifications to rules.

Hancock becomes 3rd straight number one pitcher pick for M’s

The Mariners used their 6th-overall pick in yesterday’s first round of the Major League draft to select right-handed pitcher Emerson Hancock…

Mariners pick RHP Emerson Hancock in MLB draft

The 21-year old out of Georgia becomes the third-straight 1st-round pitcher chosen by the Mariners in the last three drafts. Amateur scouting director Scott Hunter was pleased with Seattle’s selection…

Scott Hunter on Emerson Hancock 2020-06-11

Scott Hunter on Emerson Hancock 2020-06-11

Seattle will have five more picks in today’s final 4 rounds of the draft.

Torkelson taken number 1 overall

Detroit made 3rd-baseman Spencer Torkelson the number one overall selection in yesterday’s Major League draft. The Arizona State Sun Devil joins the likes of David Price, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole as the number one pick…

Top 5 picks in MLB draft

Here’s a look at the top 5 selections in yesterday’s draft by the Orioles, Marlins, Royals and Blue Jays.

In 30-selections, 19 of which were college players while 11 were graduating seniors out of high school. 11-pitchers, 10-infielders, 6-outfielders and 3-catchers were chosen in the first round.

The draft continues with rounds 2-through-5, plus compensatory and competitive balance rounds this afternoon at 2 o’clock.

AppleSox coach discusses baseball format for this summer in Wenatchee

A very-bearded Ian Sanderson joined us on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this morning. Sanderson was hired last September to take over as the Wenatchee AppleSox head coach. Of course, his first season was claimed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wenatchee and Portland remain the last two teams standing in the West Coast League that hope to host some form a baseball this summer. Sanderson says it will be an opportunity for training…

AppleSox Coach Ian Sanderson on Summer Plans 2020-06-11

AppleSox Coach Ian Sanderson on Summer Plans 2020-06-11

Watch the entire interview between Dan and Ian on our website at www.NCWLIFE.com.

WestSide High School graduation ceremony is tonight in NCWLIFE

Finally, don’t forget we’ve forgone sports to bring you the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

NCWLIFE Graduation Schedule

And that will include the broadcast debut of WestSide High School’s commencement tonight at 7 o’clock. We’ll re-air Eastmont ceremony tomorrow night at 7. Then on Saturday, watch Wenatchee’s at 2; Cascade’s at 5; and Quincy’s at 7 o’clock here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

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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).