Seahawks fall to Vikings 25-19

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DeShawn Shead with 88yd Interception Return TD

The Seahawks were on the road in Minneapolis last night for week two of the preseason and fell to the Vikings 25-19…

Vikings top Seahawks 25-19

The first-string offense looked good and Russell Wilson was in mid-season form, connecting on 6-of-9 passes for 82-yards, including several nice balls to Jaron Brown and Tyler Lockett. It was also the first time Seahawks fans were able to see Chris Carson run the ball, who carried 5-times for 25-yards.

Coach Pete Carroll says there was plenty to be happy about, but also much that needs to be improved upon…

Pete Carroll on Vikings Game 2019-08-18

Jason Meyers connected on four field goals, the longest 52-yards and DeShawn Shead scored Seattle’s lone touchdown on an 88-yard interception return. Shead also collected a sack in the end zone last week for a safety and coach Carroll was happy to see the veteran come through…

Pete Carroll on Shead Pic-6 2019-08-18

Coach Carroll’s post-game press conference also included the news that rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will have to undergo minor knee surgery this week, but will hopefully be ready when the season starts.

With its preseason record now 1-and-1, Seattle returns home to continue training camp and prepare for another road game this week in Carson, California against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday.

Kikuchi has best game as a Mariner

The Mariners wrapped up an impressive weekend in Toronto with a 7-0, complete-game shutout by Yusei Kikuchi Sunday…

Kikuchi throws complete-game shutout in Seattle's 7-0 win over Toronto

Kikuchi had his best game as a Major Leaguer, earning the 2-hit shutout with 8-strikeouts and 1-walk. He improved his record to 5-and-8 with the win.

The Mariners did the damage at the plate with home runs, four to be exact, with one each by Kyle Seager, Austin Nola, Tom Murphy and Keon Broxton.

Seattle took two of three from the Blue Jays in the weekend series and are in Tampa Bay today to begin a three-game set with the Rays at 4:10. Marco Gonzales will get the start against Brendan McKay.

Twins top Texas, Halo’s down Sox and Astros edge A’s

Also in the American League West on Sunday as we open up the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

American League West Scoreboard

Jorge Polanco’s bases-clearing triple in the 8th was the difference as Minnesota topped Texas 6-to-3.

Matt Thaiss hit a 3-run home run while going 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Angels over the White Sox 9-to-2.

Zach Greinke earned his 200th career win by going 7-innings and allowing 1-run on 4-hits with 6-strikeouts to lead Houston past Oakland 4-to-1. Alex Bregman helped the cause at the plate for the Astros, going 4-for-4 with 3-RBI’s and hitting his 30th home run.

Corvallis completes 4-peat in WCL

The Corvallis Knights are once again the champions of the West Coast League…

Knights win WCL Championship

The Knights beat the Victoria HarbourCats 11-1 on Sunday evening at Goss Stadium to clinch the team’s fourth consecutive title. Corvallis is the first team in WCL history to achieve a four-peat. The title is the seventh overall for the Knights.

Tevita Gerber limited the HarbourCats to one run on 4-hits over 6-innings to earn the victory. At the plate, Corvallis was led by Brooks Lee, who was 3-for-5 with 2-runs and an RBI.

The Knight’s record-setting season ends with a 54-and-14 record. This is the second-straight West Coast League Championship Series between Victoria and Corvallis to go three games with the Knights winning 2-games-to-1.

Windy and wild night at WVSO

The weather cooperated, albeit windy, for some great racing action at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday night…

Wenatchee Valley's Super Oval Results

RT Greiner of East Wenatchee won the Plumb Perfect Roadrunners main event. Portland’s Kenny Burns took the checkered flag in the WMRA Midget main event. There was also plenty of carnage in the Johnson Electric Bump 2 Pass main with 21 cars in the race. And the fan-favorite of the night was the boat race.

WVSO will having racing again September 7TH with the Jerry Berschauer Memorial 100 presented by Jerry’s Auto Supply.

Panthers look to rebuild defense for 2019 high school football season

High school football season begins this week with local teams hitting the fields Wednesday for their first official day of practice. Wenatchee Panther Coach Scott Devereaux is hoping the off-season work by his improving team can wipe the memory of the way 2018 ended with losses to Sunnyside and Eastmont…

Wenatchee graduated quite a few guys off a defense that was 2nd-best in the Big-9 last year and Devereaux says that provides the challenge coming into the 2019 season…

We’ll continue to preview Wenatchee and Eastmont all week as preparations get underway for opening night on September 6th.