Seahawks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Hawks Edge Panthers

Seattle’s 30-27 Win Boosts Playoff Hopes

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – The Seahawks earned a much-needed win on the road at Carolina Sunday with a last-second field goal by Sebastian Janikowski to edge the Panthers 30-27…
Carolina had a chance to take the lead with under 2-minutes to go on a 52-yard field goal, but Graham Gano missed. 3-plays later, Russell Wilson hit Tyler Lockett on a 47-yard pass play to the Panther’s 10-yard line. Seattle ran the clock down to 4-seconds and put Janikowski out for the game-winner from 31-yards.

Wilson finished the game 22-for-31 for 339-yards and two touchdowns. Lockett caught 5 balls for 107-yards and a score as the Seahawks improved to 6-and-5 with the win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Coach Pete Carroll was understandably excited in the locker room afterwards…


Seattle returns home Sunday to host the 49ers at 1:25 on FOX.

Wild Come From Behind Twice to Sweep Warriors

The Wenatchee Wild hosted the West Kelowna Warriors in two games at the Town Toyota Center and swept both 6-3 and 4-2…
On Friday, the visitors jumped out to a 3-1 lead at the end of the first period and it didn’t look good for the home team. But AJ Hodges and PJ fletcher made sure Wild fans would leave happy, scoring goals in the 2nd to tie it and then pitching a 3-0 shutout in the 3rd to win it.

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


Saturday would again be another similar theme where West Kelowna would jump out to an early lead, but the Wild and Matt Gosiewski (go-CHEF-ski) would reel them back in.
Back to the highlights with Arch Ecker…

The wins helped Wenatchee leapfrog into 3rd place in the BCHL’s Interior Division, just 5-points back of first-place Penticton, whom they’ll host Wednesday night at 6 before hitting the road for games Friday at Salmon Arm and Saturday in Vernon.

ACH Earns Trip to Tacoma to Face Odessa in 1B Final

The State 1B semifinals were held under blue skies at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl Saturday…


In game one, Almira-Coulee-Hartline’s Parker Roberts takes it in from 7-yards out for the score. Then, it’s Naselle’s Jimmy Strange going around the left end, making a move and getting into the end zone. But the Comets would be no match for the Warriors as A-C-H wins it 82-28. The Warriors head back to Tacoma to try to repeat as State 1B Champions. But whom would they face?

The Quilcene Rangers took on the Odessa Tigers in the other semifinal with Odessa’s Marcus King taking the pitch right, then cuts back left and takes it 36-yards for the opening score. The Rangers would keep it close early as Holden Elkins finds Ben Bruner on the 50-yard touchdown pass. But King would take the ensuing kickoff back 91-yards for an Odessa touchdown and the Tigers would leave no doubt who the number one ranked team in State 1-B football is.
Odessa would go on for the 62-6 victory and will face Almira-Coulee-Hartline for the 1B title in the Tacoma Dome Saturday at 4 o’clock…
In fact, all the Gridiron Classic Finals are now set with Kalama and Napavine playing for the 2B title Friday at 4. That will be followed at 7:30 by the 3A championship between O’Dea and Eastside Catholic.

On Saturday, Newport faces Colville for the 1A title at 10am. That’s followed at 1 by Lynden and Hockinson for the 2A championship. Then at 7:30 Saturday night, it’s the 4A title matchup between Lake Stevens and Union.

First Basketball Game Coming Up Friday on NCWLIFE

Here’s what we have on-tap for the NCWLIFE Channel this week in sports…
It begins with Hockey Night on Thursday as we’ll bring you last Friday’s Wenatchee vs. West Kelowna game at the Town Toyota Center at 7 o’clock. We’ll have our first basketball game of the year LIVE Friday night at 7:30 as the Eastmont boys hosts a non-league game against Cashmere. Then on Saturday, we’ll bring you the Eastmont at Wenatchee girls bowling match at 2 o’clock followed by a repeat of the Eastmont vs. Puyallup playoff football game at 7.

Apple Cup Dominated by Washington

And Washington will play for the Pac-12 Championship after downing Washington State in Friday’s Apple Cup 28-15…
Miles Gaskin and the Husky’s rushing attack was unstoppable, as the senior rushed 27-times for 170-yards and three touchdowns in the driving snowstorm at Martin Stadium. Washington will face Utah for the Pac-12 Title Friday night at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara at 5 o’clock on FOX.