Seahawks edge Cardinals 27-24 on Janikowski’s 33-yard field goal


Seahawks end season with last-second win

SEATTLE, WA – The Seahawks are headed to the playoffs as the #5 seed in the NFC following a 27-24 win over Arizona Sunday at CenturyLink Field…
An otherwise dismal day on special teams was bailed out by Sebastian Janikowski’s 33-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired. The Seahawks had two punts blocked and several long returns on kicks, but Coach Pete Carroll would be undeterred…

Pete Carroll on AZ Win 2018-12-30

Pete Carroll on AZ Win 2018-12-30

The offensive line had its own issues, allowing six sacks and the passing attack netted just 109-yards on the day. Coach Carroll was quick to point out the positives with Seattle’s defense playing well…
Pete Carroll on Need for D 2018-12-30

Pete Carroll on Need for D 2018-12-30

Chris Carson rushed for 122-yards on 19-carries with a touchdown while running-mate Mike Davis also punched one in on the ground.

Next up for Seattle is an NFC Wild Card game at Dallas Saturday at 5:15 with the game broadcast on FOX.

Alabama will face Clemson for National Championship

The National Championship in college football is now set following two semifinal yawners Saturday night…
It will be #1 Alabama against #2 Clemson a week from tonight.  The Crimson Tide beat Oklahoma 45-34. Earlier in the night Saturday, Clemson rolled over Notre Dame 30-to-3.

WSU ends bowl-drought for Pac-12 with Alamo Victory

The Washington State Cougars were able to claim victory in the Alamo Bowl Friday night with a 28-26 win over Iowa State…
Gardner Minshew threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Cougars set a school record with 11 wins in a season. Minshew also finished with 4,779 passing yards in a season, breaking the Pac-12 single-season record previously held by California’s Jared Goff.

The Cyclones had a chance to tie the game with 4:02 remaining following a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Josh Purdy. But the Cougar defense rose to the occasion on the ensuing two point attempt, stopping the pass play well short of the goal line.

WSU became the first Pac-12 team to win a bowl game in 366-days after the conference went oh-for following Utah’s win last December.

Huskies to battle Buckeyes in Rose Bowl on Jan. 1

Washington hopes to follow the Cougar’s lead tomorrow night in the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual…
As the Huskies will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 2 o’clock kickoff in Pasadena.

Washington represents the Pac-12 as its Champion while Ohio State is the Big 10 Champs, finishing the season 12-and-1. The Huskies are 10-and-3 and looking for just its second bowl win under Coach Chris Petersen. It’s also the first time for Washington at the Rose Bowl since the 2009 season.

It will be Ohio State’s Urban Mires last game as head coach, but he has since announced he’ll be staying on as an assistant Athletic Director for the University.

Wrestling and Hoops on NCWLIFE TV schedule this week

Here’s what we have on tap this week on the NCWLIFE Channel as we ring in the new year…
We’ll have live wrestling action Thursday night at 7 as the Wenatchee Panthers host the West Valley Rams.

Then on Friday, it’s the annual Litter Box Games as the Wenatchee Panthers take on the Eastmont Wildcats at the Town Toyota Center. We’ll be LIVE with the unified game at 5, followed by the girl’s game at 6 and the boys thereafter at 7:30. Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom will be courtside with your play-by-play.

We’ll have more LIVE basketball Saturday as Eastmont hosts Davis with the girls at 5:30 and the boys later at 7:30.

2018 Year in NCWLIFE Channel Sports was epic

Of course, it wouldn’t be right to end the year without a look back at some of the big stories in sports here on the NCWLIFE Channel. In all, we broadcast 73 LIVE, local high school sporting events between January 2nd and today in 2018. Add in the 43 Wenatchee Wild games we broadcast this past calendar year and NCWLIFE has brought you 116 LOCAL sports events. Let’s take a look back at the year that was in NCWLIFE Channel Sports…

NCWLIFE Channel 2018 Year in Sports

Here’s to another great sports year in 2019!

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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).