Seahawks draft L.J. Collier

Seahawks Draft L.J. Collier

The Seahawks drafted L.J. Collier during Thursday’s opening round of the NFL Draft. Meanwhile, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was the number one overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals…

Seahawks draft L.J. Collier

For the 8th year in a row, Seattle used its first-round pick to move back in the draft, as it traded the 21st overall selection to Green Bay. The Seahawks used the 29th pick to select TCU Defensive End L.J. Collier, a 6’2, 291-pound All-Big 12 1st-teamer who recorded six sacks and 42 tackles his senior year.

Seattle used the 30th pick it received from Green Bay to trade to the Giants for New York’s 2nd, 4th and 5th round picks. In addition, the Hawks got the Packer’s two, 4th round picks. So the Seahawks entered draft day with four picks and came out with a 1st round defensive end and a total of 8 picks remaining, all in rounds 2-through-5.

The NFL Draft continues with the 2nd and 3rd rounds today beginning at 4 o’clock on ABC and ESPN.

Mariners score 5 in 1st en route to 14-2 win over Texas

The Mariners scored 5-runs in the first inning, bringing 10-men to the plate and went on for a 14-2 win over Texas last night at T-Mobile Park…

Mariners beat Texas 14-2

Marco Gonzales was stellar on the mound, picking up his 5th win of the season, going 7-innings of scoreless ball, allowing six hits and striking out 9.
The bottom of the order came through at the plate with Ryon Healy going 3-for-5 with 3-RBI’s and 3-Runs; Dylan Moore 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI; and Dee Gordon going 3-for-4 with 2-RBI’s.

Seattle and Texas play again tonight at 7:10 with Shelby Miller facing Yusei Kikuchi. Kikuchi is only expected to go one inning as the Mariners limit his workload.

Brewster edges Chelan in 9-innings

Turning to the local baseball action from yesterday…

Prep Baseball Scoreboard

It took 9-innings and three hours, but Brewster edged Chelan in a non-league classic 6-to-5. And, as we mentioned yesterday, Oroville forfeited its doubleheader to Manson.

Defending champs ACH sweep Shocker in softball

On the Les Schwab Prep Softball Scoreboard yesterday…

Prep Softball Scoreboard

Cascade picked up an extra-inning, road win at Cle Elum 7-to-5. And the defending state champion Almira-Coulee-Hartline girls had no trouble with Waterville-Mansfield, sweeping the doubleheader 20-0 and 12-2.

Cascade wins CTL regular season title

On the soccer pitch Thursday…

Cascade wins CTL regular season soccer title

Cascade shut out Okanogan to officially claim the regular season Caribou Trail League title 4-nil. And Manson topped Tonasket 5-to-2.

Wenatchee tennis remains unbeaten

The Les Schwab Prep Tennis Scoreboard looks like this…

Prep Tennis Scoreboard

Wenatchee remained unbeaten by sweeping Davis, 6-1 for the boys and 7-0 for the girls. Eastmont was swept by Eisenhower, 5-2 and 7-0.

Eastmont splits in Big 9 track meet

On the track yesterday…

Prep Track Scoreboard

The Eastmont track team traveled to Moses Lake for an afternoon of running, jumping and throwing. The Wildcat boys beat Sunnyside 99-46 but fell to West Valley 80-65. It was a similar story for the Eastmont girls, falling to West Valley 75-70 and beating Sunnyside 95-52.

Wenatchee lacrosse on NCWLIFE tonight

Coming up on the prep schedule for today…

Prep Lacrosse Schedule

The Wenatchee Thunder lacrosse club hosts Chiawana tonight at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl. We’ll have it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel beginning shortly before 7 with Eric Granstrom and Rod Higley on the play-by-play.

On the pitch this weekend…

Prep Soccer Schedule

Eastmont hosts Eisenhower tonight at 7 while Wenatchee travels to Moses Lake at 7. Saturday, it’s Chelan hosting Tonasket at 11am; Quincy’s at Cascade and Manson hosts Pateros at 1pm.

Eastmont looking for wins vs. Rams

There are a couple Big 9 doubleheaders today…

Prep Baseball Schedule

Wenatchee travels to Sunnyside for two while Eastmont hosts West Valley for a couple games, both beginning at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

On Saturday, Waterville-Mansfield hosts Pateros for a doubleheader bright and early at 9am. The rest of the twin bills start at 11 with Cashmere hosting Chelan; Okanogan’s at Cascade; and Brewster hosts Manson.

Wenatchee hosts Sunnyside softball

In girls fast pitch softball action…

Prep Softball Schedule

Cascade hosts Omak in a doubleheader today at 3:30. Sunnyside and Wenatchee play two at Walla Walla Point Park beginning at 4pm.

Tomorrow, Waterville-Mansfield plays at Pateros with the first of two games at 9am. Cashmere hosts Chelan and Manson’s at Brewster for doubleheaders beginning at 11.

Tennis teams head for Inland Empire Classic

Several local tennis teams will be in Spokane today and tomorrow for a big tournament…

Prep Tennis Schedule

Cashmere, Chelan, Eastmont and Wenatchee tennis teams will play at the Inland Empire Classic at Mead High School today and tomorrow. Also today in league play, it’s Cascade at Quincy while Entiat hosts Pateros at 4pm.

Track teams compete in Peshastin and Wenatchee this weekend

On the prep track schedule this weekend…

Prep Track Schedule

Cashmere, Entiat, Omak and Tonasket are in Peshastin today at 4 o’clock as Cascade hosts the annual Reike Invitational.

Tomorrow, it’s Cascade, Cashmere, Davis, Eastmont, Ephrata, Lake Roosevelt, Okanogan at Pateros at Wenatchee at 10am.

Leonard Evans 150 highlights WVSO racing this weekend

There’s also quite a bit on the weekend sports calendar…

Weekend Sports Schedule

The Horse Lake Trail Run hosted by RunWenatchee is tomorrow morning at 7am and includes a 25-k, 7-mile or 5-mile run.

Riverfront Rock Climbing Gym is hosting a youth competition tomorrow for kids aged 7-to-17. That will get underway at 9am and the public is welcome.

The Leonard Evans 150 is the featured event at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval tomorrow night. Race classes include the Roadrunners, Street Stocks, Northwest Super Late Models and Bandoleros. Racing gets underway on Fancher Heights beginning at 6pm.

And, there’s the Apple Blossom Bash Men’s Softball Tournament tomorrow and Sunday at Walla Walla Point Park.

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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 Wenatchee with his dog Oakley and has one daughter, Gracie (18) who is a freshman at Central Washington University.