Seahawks look for defense in NFL Draft

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Seahawks Draft Day

The Seahawks will have the 21st and 29th pick in today’s first round of the NFL Draft. After trading Frank Clark to Kansas City this week, Seattle is definitely in need of help on the defensive line…

Seahawks NFL Draft

In addition, Seattle will be looking to add a cornerback and safety, offensive lineman as well as wide receiver. News about Doug Baldwin needing further surgeries has heightened the possibility of his retirement.

Heading into the Draft, Seattle only has 5-picks. Some experts say there could be more trades from the Seahawks to add more picks.

Seattle traded its second-round pick in this year’s draft to Houston for Duane Brown in 2017. They’ll have the 29th selection in the 3rd round; 22nd pick in round 4; and 21st pick in round 5. The Seahawks traded their 6th round selection to Green Bay for backup quarterback Brett Hundley last year. Seattle also traded away its 7th round pick to Oakland for safety Shalom Luani.

The draft takes place in Nashville on ABC and ESPN at 5 o’clock.

Mariners look to end 3-game losing streak with Texas in Seattle tonight

Felix Hernandez had his best game in recent memory, allowing just one run on 3-hits in 7-innings with 8 strikeouts, but the Mariners fell to San Diego 1-nothing Wednesday afternoon…

Mariners host Texas

The Padres’ Chris Paddack was equally as dominant, allowing 1-hit in 7-innings with 9 strikeouts. The only run of the game came in the second inning on a solo home run off Hernandez by Ian Kinsler.

With his 8 strikeouts, Felix surpassed Don Drysdale on the all-time strikeout list in Major League history with 3,488.

The Mariners will try to snap their 3-game losing streak tonight when they host Texas in the first of a four-game series at T-Mobile Park. Adrian Sampson will take the ball for Texas while Marco Gonzales will go for the Mariners.

Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard

There was a scattering of Wednesday games played around the region, so let’s open up the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

Prep Scoreboard

In baseball, Chelan clobbered Waterville-Mansfield 25-to-2. The Chelan girls softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader to Pateros in non-league play 19-6 and 14-6.

And in boys lacrosse, Richland moved into 1st place alone in the 4A Central Washington League by downing Wenatchee 10-to-7. The Bombers are now 8-and-oh while the Thunder dropped to 8-and-1. Wenatchee will try to bounce back tomorrow night at home against Chiawana. We’ll have the game LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and Rod Higley beginning at 7 o’clock.

Scattered small ball on tap today

Coming up on the prep sports schedule today…

Prep Baseball Schedule

First, in baseball, Chelan hosts Brewster while Cascade travels to Liberty Bell at 4:30. The planned doubleheader between Oroville and Manson is a forfeit by the Hornets and goes down officially as a Trojan win 1-0 and 1-0.

Prep softball schedule

On the softball diamonds today…

Prep Softball Schedule

Liberty Bell plays a doubleheader at Manson at 3. Waterville-Mansfield travels to Almira-Coulee-Hartline to face the Warriors in the first of two games at 3. And at 4:30, Cascade plays a single game at Cle Elum.

CTL soccer season winds down

The Caribou Trail League soccer season is winding down…

Prep Soccer Schedule

Cashmere plays its final game of the regular season today at Chelan at 4:30. Cascade hosts Okanogan at 4:30. And, it’s a 4:30 kickoff as well for Tonasket at Manson.

Wenatchee tennis travels to Davis, Eastmont hosts Ike

The Wenatchee tennis teams will try to remain unbeaten today at Davis…

Prep Tennis Schedule

Their matches begin at 3 o’clock. Also at 3, Eastmont hosts Eisenhower. Coming up at 4, its Cascade and Okanogan.

Big 9 boys golf teams play in Yakima

It should be a gorgeous day for golf around Eastern Washington…

Prep Golf Schedule

The Wenatchee and Eastmont boys will group up with the rest of the Big 9 for a POD at the Yakima Elks Golf Club today at Noon. The Omak and Cascade boys and girls have a 2:30 tee time at Leavenworth Golf Club. Okanogan and Chelan will also tee off at 2:30 at Lake Chelan Golf Course.

Track squads meet in Sunnyside and Moses Lake today

And in high school track today…

Prep Track Schedule

Eastmont is in Sunnyside along with West Valley and Davis for a Big 9 track meet at 4. Wenatchee and Eisenhower will run, throw and jump at Moses Lake, also at 4 o’clock.