Smoke Affects Practice and Games

Indoor Practice

Area Football-Soccer Teams Forced Inside

WENATCHEE, WA – Poor air quality in the Wenatchee Valley has once again forced area teams to head inside for practice, including the Wenatchee Panthers.

Coming off a 52-nothing loss at the hands of Mount Si last week, Wenatchee coach Scott Devereaux says it’s been a week of lesson-learning for his squad as they prepare to travel to Lewiston…

Senior linebacker Jaden Christoferson says it was a matter of going back to the basics…

The Panthers will be at Lewison, Idaho for its game tomorrow night at 7 o’clock. We’ll have more of a preview of the rest of the area football schedule coming up tomorrow morning here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Cashmere at Eastmont Soccer Postponed

On the Prep Schedule for today…
In girl’s soccer action, Eastmont has been postponed due to the poor air quality in the valley today. We’re waiting to see about football tomorrow in Pasco and soccer set for Saturday. Also tonight, Cascade travels to Ephrata while Quincy hosts Chelan, both at 6 o’clock.

Volleyball Scheduled Continues on Que

In volleyball play tonight…
Cascade plays at La Salle and Manson’s at Lake Roosevelt at 6:30. Wenatchee hosts Chelan while Eastmont’s on the road at Selah at 7 o’clock.

Wenatchee Wild Name Lucas Sowder “C”

The Wenatchee Wild, who this weekend open their fourth season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced their team captains for 2018-19…
The honor of wearing the “C” as team captain goes to third year forward Lucas Sowder. The Trinity, FL native is committed to play Division I hockey at Minnesota State – Mankato next season. The assistant, or alternate captains are third year defenseman Jacob Modry who hails from El Segundo, CA, third year defenseman Chad Sasaki from Cypress, CA who is committed to Colorado College, and second year forward and Los Angeles native Murphy Stratton, who has committed to play his college hockey at the University of North Dakota.

Wenatchee opens the regular season with their first eleven games on the road, beginning Friday at the Vernon Vipers. The Wild Home Opener will be Friday October 12 against the Nanaimo Clippers, and will feature the unveiling of the Championship Banners, a Ring Ceremony, and more.

Thomas Returns as Seahawks Prepare

Earl Thomas is back with the Seahawks as they prepare to travel to Denver for a season-opener with the Broncos Sunday. Coach Pete Carroll is happy to have him back on the field…

Carroll wouldn’t go so far as to say Thomas would start Sunday, but it sounds like he’s going to play. As far as the team is concerned, Carroll says he and the club are ready…

Seattle and Denver kickoff Sunday at 1:25 on FOX. The NFL opener is tonight with Atlanta travelling to take on defending Superbowl Champion Philadelphia on NBC, kicking off at 5:20.

Mariners Get 3 Home Runs in 5-2 Victory

The Mariners got the long-ball they’ve been missing in a 10-hit, 5-2 win over Baltimore last night at Safeco Field…
Seattle got back-to-back, 2-out solo home runs from Nelson Cruz and Denard Span in the 5th inning following a Mitch Haniger solo shot in the 3rd to spark the offense. Mike Leake evened his record at 9-and-9 by earning the victory on the mound, going 6-innings and allowing 2-runs on 7-hits with 4-strikeouts.

The Mariners have an off-day today and host the Yankees in the first of three games Friday night at 7:10 when James Paxton faces New York’s Masahiro Tanaka.

A’s and Astros Win, Maintain Leads

Speaking of the Yankees, as we take a look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…
New York’s Luis Severino was knocked around for 4-runs in the 1st and 2-more in the 3rd and lasted only 2-and-two-thirds as Oakland won 8-to-2 and took the series. The A’s now trail New York by just 3-and-a-half games for the top Wild Card spot. Oakland’s lead over the Mariners for the final spot is still at 5-and-a-half games.
Houston maintained its 3-and-a-half game lead in the A-L West with a 9-1 win over the Twins. Alex Bregman led the way for the defending champs with a home run and 5-RBI’s as the Astros swept the series from Minnesota.
And Shohei Ohtani was 4-for-4 with 2-home runs to lead the Angels past Texas 9-3.