Wenatchee’s James Elwyn remembered as much more than a swimming coach

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In late April, James Elwyn went for his morning run trying to stay fit during a pandemic. By the end of the day, he was struggling finishing his thoughts and dragging one foot. Scans at the ER showed that the swimming coach at Wenatchee High School had a mass in his brain.

The race was on, but the battle just couldn’t be won. And on Saturday, Elwyn passed away. A GoFundMe page was set up shortly after being hospitalized in April with a goal of $7,500. It currently sits at over 40-thousand. The outpouring of support for Elwyn and his family has been incredible.

Elwyn began coaching Wenatchee’s girls program in 2005. His team amassed 12 district titles in 14 years and placed at state in each of the past 7-years. The boys program has also placed in the top 3 at state in each of the past three years. Elwyn was recently selected as the WIAA 4A Boys Coach of the Year.

Wenatchee High School offered Zoom video conferences earlier today for support to students and staff. James Elwyn was 51-years old.

Parkinson out for up to 3-months following foot surgery

It’s a good thing the Seahawks are deep at the tight end position. Rookie Colby Parkinson has had foot surgery and will be out two to three months…

Seahawks Colby Parkinson out after foot surgery

It was revealed Monday that Parkinson underwent Jones Fracture surgery June 2nd. The procedure generally involves the placement of plates or screws down the shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone. Other professional athletes such as Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol and Dez Bryant have also had this injury.

Parkinson was a fourth-round draft pick out of Stanford in this year’s draft. He was listed on the depth chart behind Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister.

Wilson leads trio of Seattle athletes in ESPY open supporting BLM

Russell Wilson was part of a trio of Seattle athletes who hosted the ESPY Awards last Sunday on ESPN. Wilson was joined by soccer’s Megan Rapinoe and basketball’s Sue Bird in a power opening scene…

Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird call for unity against racial injustice | 2020 ESPYS

Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird call for unity against racial injustice | 2020 ESPYS

The awards show was presented virtually for the first time with restrictions due to the pandemic.

NASCAR rallies in support of Bubba Wallace

One day after a noose was allegedly found hanging in the parking garage of NASCAR’s only black driver, Bubba Wallace, the race world responded in a big way…

NASCAR Supports Wallace

Prior to Monday’s delayed-start at Talladega, all 39 other drivers and their crews marched down pit road escorting Wallace’s car in a show of solidarity. Bubba climbed out of his car with tears streaming down his face as he grabbed a selfie.

Wallace didn’t finish first, but he definitely won the race.

WVSO 2020 kickoff set for Saturday on NCWLIFE Channel

Speaking of racing, we’ll have some exciting racing here on the NCWLIFE Channel this Saturday…

WVSO racing is Saturday on NCWLIFE

We’ll be out at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval to broadcast their inaugural race of the 2020 season. No fans will be allowed to attend, but we’ll have wall-to-wall coverage here in NCWLIFE.

WVSO came out with the timetable for the week last night. Friday’s practice will run from 5-to-8pm. Saturday’s sign-in for crews begins at 2 o’clock and practice begins at 4.

Our cover on NCWLIFE starts LIVE at 6 o’clock with racing beginning at 6:30. We’ll have the race on TV as well as streaming on our website at NCWLIFE.com and our Facebook page.

MLB stands firm on 60-game season

Major League Baseball owners voted to implement a 60-game season Monday, hours after the MLB Players Association rejected a 60-game proposal that would have included an expanded postseason…

MLB says 60-game season or nothing

The season would begin around July 24th with players to arrive at home stadiums to prepare by July 1st. Players will also have to sign off on a health-and-safety protocol before arriving at facilities as well.

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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).