Wild Compete After Short Summer


Wild Staff Charge Ahead After Short Off-Season

WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee Wild enter 2018 as the defending BCHL Champions and coming off their most successful season in franchise history. The notoriety of last year’s campaign may have resulted in some of their best players not coming back this year because they were noticed by other clubs. Wild Head Coach and General Manager Bliss Littler says he likes the mix of what he has in this team…


Wenatchee played 58-games in the regular season last year and another 35-games in the playoffs with the final contest being in the semifinals of the RBC Cup May 19th. Littler says it made for a short off-season but better than the summer before…

The Wild are off to a good start at 4-and-1 and head to Chilliwack this weekend for the BCHL Showcase.

Eastmont Home and Wenatchee on Road in Soccer

Coming up on the Prep Sports Calendar for today…
Manson hosts Pateros while Cashmere travels to Chelan at 4:30. Eastmont hosts Sunnyside while Wenatchee’s on the road at Moses Lake at 7 o’clock.

Wenatchee vs. Davis Volleyball Featured on NCWLIFE

The volleyball schedule is chalked full…
In Caribou Trail League action, Cascade hosts Omak while Cashmere’s at Chelan at 6:30. On the B floors tonight, Pateros is at Entiat while Manson takes on Waterville-Mansfield at 7. Eastmont will be on the road at Eisenhower tonight at 7 in Big 9 play and here on the NCWLIFE Channel, we’ll feature our very first, LIVE, volleyball match with Wenatchee hosting Davis. Eric Granstrom and LeAnne Branam will be courtside with the play-by-play. The pregame is at 6:50 with the first service set for 7 at Wenatchee High School.

Wenatchee Hosts Davis & Eisenhower in the Pool

And in the pool this afternoon…
Wenatchee hosts a double-dual with Davis and Eisenhower in town beginning at 4 o’clock.

Mariners Bullpen Blanks Defending Champs in 5-Hitter

They call it a “bullpen day”, where a starter from the rotation doesn’t go and they use bullpen guys to get through a game. Such was the case for the Seattle Mariners yesterday in Houston, and for the second time on this road trip, the “bullpen day” came through with a shutout…
Matt Fest made his first-ever Major League start for Seattle. He and six relievers held the defending world champions to 5-hits in a 9-0 shutout of the Astros. Kyle Seager, Mitch Haniger and Guillermo Heredia each hit solo home runs in the 11-hit outburst.
Manager Scott Servais tipped his cap to Fest and the rest for their job on the mound…


Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with 3-RBI’s; Mitch Haniger was 2-for-3 with 3-runs; and Jean Segura was 2-for-4 with 2-runs. Servais can’t help but wonder where that was towards the end of summer…

Seattle took two of three from Houston and won the season-series 9-to-8. The Mariners are off today and begin a three-game series in Texas tomorrow.

Tampa Bay Keeps Pace with Oakland in Wild Card Race

Taking a look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the American League West…
Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in five runs to power the A’s to a 10-0 win over the Angels, which lowered Oakland’s magic number to six.

Tommy Pham hit two home runs and the Rays put up crooked numbers in the second and fourth innings in a 9-3 win over Texas to complete the sweep and keep the Wild Card race interesting.

Tampa Bay is 5-and-a-half games back of Oakland for the final Wild Card spot with 11-games remaining, all against the Blue Jays and Yankees.

Seattle is 7-games back with 10-games left, all against the Rangers and Athletics.

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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).