The West Coast League today announced it was delaying the start of its summer collegiate baseball season a month. Bellingham announced two weeks ago it could not field a team this summer because of the closure of its stadium due to COVID. Now, the WCL has postponed its June 5th opener and is now targeting early July for the return of baseball.
In today’s release, the WCL sited dour examples of moves made by local municipalities as the reason for a postponement. “This week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said fans will likely not be allowed at sporting events until October. Wednesday in British Columbia, the announcement of “re-open guidelines” dimmed our hopes for league games north of the border. As a result of these and other governmental directives, we anticipate that the WCL’s Bend Elks, Corvallis Knights, Kelowna Falcons, and Victoria HarbourCats will soon join the Bellingham Bells in canceling their 2020 seasons. Meanwhile, the league’s other teams continue to pursue all their options, with the potential for attracting a great number of terrific collegiate-level players.”
We’ve reached out to WCL Commissioner Rob Neyer for a Zoom video conference and will have that for you Monday.
Seahawks 2020 schedule includes four prime time games
The NFL came out with its 2020 schedule last night and the Seahawks will have four prime time games, three of which at home…
The season is scheduled to begin for Seattle on Sunday, September 13th at Atlanta. They’ll face the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Seattle September 20th. Then host Dallas the 27th to wrap up September.
October will begin on the road in Miami the 4th, then another Sunday Night Football game at home against the Vikings on the 11th. Seattle’s bye week is the following week and they’ll complete October on the 25th at Arizona.
The Seahawks have five games in November, beginning the 1st at CenturyLink against the 49ers. Then they’ll travel to Buffalo and LA to face the Rams before returning home the 19th to host the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. They’ll wrap up Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia on November 30th with a Monday Night Football matchup.
Seattle has three home games in December, starting the 6th against the Giants followed by the Jets on the 13th. After a trip to Washington to face the Redskins on the 20th, the Hawks host the Rams on the 27th. The regular season ends January 3rd at San Francisco.
Seahawks preseason schedule pending COVID cloud clearing
The Seahawks also know they’re scheduled to spend the month of August playing pre-season football at home against the Raiders, on the road against the Texans in Houston, home against the Chargers and finish in Minnesota against the Vikings.
Dates and times for the preseason are still to be determined, IF there will be a preseason due to the coronavirus.
Seahawks suprise fans on front line with season tickets
The Seahawks wanted to make sure the schedule release was a special day for 12 important people in the community. So, they surprised them with a video message…
Prep leagues in NCW remain largely same except Quincy & Okanogan
High school league shuffles have been finalized now that the WIAA has completed reclassification for the next four year cycle. Big-9 fans won’t see any changes. The Caribou Trail League and Central Washington B League did have some changes…
The Columbia Basin Big Nine remains the same with Davis, Eastmont, Eisenhower, Moses Lake, Sunnyside, Wenatchee and West Valley.
The Caribou Trail League has a net-zero change, still consisting of five schools, however Quincy drops down from 2A to a 1A school and joins the CTL while Okanogan drops from a 1A to a 2B school and out of the league.
Here you see Okanogan joining the Central Washington 2B League with Brewster, Bridgeport, Lake Roosevelt, Liberty Bell, Manson, Soap Lake, Tonasket and Waterville-Mansfield.
The Central Washington 1B League looks the same with Cascade Christian, Easton, Entiat, Moses Lake Christian, Pateros, Riverside Christian and Wilson Creek.
AppleSox baseball on NCWLIFE tonight
Here’s a reminder of the rest of our sports schedule this weekend…
We have AppleSox baseball tonight at 6:30 from last July as the ‘Sox host the Bellingham Bells.
The first of two Great Games of our Past Saturday features girls basketball from the NCW Showcase from December of 2017 between Rogers of Puyallup and Eastmont at 2 o’clock. Then at 6:30, it’s Eastmont and Sunnyside football from October of 2018.
Sunday’s doubleheader features Eastmont and Wenatchee volleyball from October of 2018 at 2 followed by the Wild and Vernon Vipers from this year’s playoffs at 7.