Hawks Win Big In Baltimore

12manflagRussell Wilson threw five touchdown passes, three to Doug Baldwin, and the Seattle Seahawks wore down the injury-depleted Baltimore Ravens 35-6 Sunday for their fourth straight victory. Wilson went 23 for 32 for 292 yards. The five TD throws matched a career high — set earlier this season against Pittsburgh — and gave him 16 over his last four games.  During the game, Seattle rookie running back Thomas Rawls hurt his left ankle in the first quarter of a game against the Ravens and will not return. The injury occurred during the Seahawks' opening drive Sunday. Rawls was hit behind the line and dropped for a 3-yard loss on a play with 5:36 remaining.

Shelton Girls Basketball

Shelton Girls play Capital Friday night, December 11,2015.

Final score: Shelton 40, Capital 44.

Cougars To Face Miami In Sun Bowl

cougarfootball2015PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Cougars accepted an invitation to play in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. PT (Noon MT), Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas announced Sunday.

The Hyundai Sun Bowl will feature the Washington State Cougars against the Miami Hurricanes from the Atlantic Coast Conference. This will mark the first meeting between the two teams.

Under fourth-year head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars finished the regular season 8-4 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 play, the best records, respectively, since the 2003 campaign when WSU went 10-3, 7-2.

“Washington State is excited to be participating in the 2015 Sun Bowl,” said Washington State Director of Athletics Bill Moos. “I can say from experience that both our team and our fans will enjoy the first class hospitality that will be extended by the El Paso community and the bowl itself. This will be a fabulous and deserving reward for our players and a wonderful way to cap off an outstanding season.”

Washington State is making its second bowl appearance in Leach’s four years, a first for a Cougar head coach, and 12th overall as a program. Most recently WSU faced Colorado State at the New Mexico Bowl (2013) and previously played in the Rose Bowl (1916, 1931, 1998, 2003), the Holiday Bowl (1981, 2003), the Aloha Bowl (1988), The Copper Bowl (1992), the Alamo Bowl (1994) and the Sun Bowl (2001). The Cougars are 6-5 in bowl games all time.

“We are excited to play another football game and spend our holiday week at the Sun Bowl,” said Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach. “Our players and coaches have worked extremely hard to get to a bowl game and we are proud to be playing in one of the nation’s longest-standing bowls.”

The Cougars are making their second appearance in the Sun Bowl. In the 2001 game, the 13th-ranked Cougars defeated Pursue, 33-27, as All-American safety Lamont Thompson earned MVP honors after intercepting two passes, deflecting another three passes and registered 10 tackles.

Tickets for the 2015 Sun Bowl may be ordered through wsucougars.com later this afternoon (Sunday, Dec. 6). Fans may also call the Cougar Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-COUGS starting at 9 a.m., Monday morning. Tickets information is also available at www.sunbowl.org.

The Sun Bowl will be aired on KMAS Newsradio.

Additional information on the 2015 Sun Bowl is available at www.sunbowl.org.

Courtesy: Washington State Athletics

Callandret, Sanders Lead Idaho To 78-74 Win Over Cougars

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Perrion Callandret scored 25 points and Victor Sanders added 20 as the Idaho Vandals edged Washington State 78-74 on Thursday night.

The Vandals (6-5) defeated WSU in consecutive years for the first time since winning three in a row from 1988-90. Washington State (5-2) had won 11 in a row against Idaho before losing last year at home.

Josh Hawkinson led the Cougars with 16 points and 12 rebounds in WSU's first road game of the season. Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford both scored 12, Renard Suggs had 11, and Charles Callison recorded 10 points and seven assists.

The Vandals outrebounded their larger opponents 39-22, including 14-1 on the offensive glass. Idaho had a 16-0 advantage in second-chance points and hit 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9 for 16), compared to 36.8 percent (7 for 19) for WSU.

December 11, 2015

Mariners Acquire First Baseman Adam Lind From Milwaukee

mariners whiteSend Brewers minor league right-handers Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki & Freddy Peralta

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto Wednesday announced from the Baseball Winter Meetings that the Mariners acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki and Freddy Peralta.

“Adam lengthens our line-up as a first baseman who gives us on-base percentage and power,” Dipoto said. “First base was a spot we came here looking to fill, and we feel that Adam is a good fit for us.”

Lind, 32, had a .360 on-base percentage to go along with a .460 slugging average (.820 OPS) last season, collecting 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 87 RBI in 149 games. He played 138 games (including 134 starts) at first base. Adam’s 66 walks were 7 more than any Mariners player in 2015 (N. Cruz, 59), while his on-base percentage would have ranked second on the team behind Cruz (.369).

Lind led the Brewers in games, doubles, RBI and walks, and produced his fifth career season of 20 or more homers. All 20 of his homers came off right-handed pitching. Adam hit .336 (44-for-131) with runners in scoring position last season.

Lind, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitter, has an .880 OPS against right-handers since 2009, and his .912 OPS against right-handers since 2013 is 12th-best in the Majors over the past three years.

Since making his Major League debut in 2006, Lind is a career .274 hitter with 228 doubles, 12 triples, 166 home runs and 606 RBI in 1,102 games with the Blue Jays (2006-2014) and Milwaukee (2015). His career on-base percentage is .332 to go along with a .466 slugging mark (.797 career OPS).

Herrera, 19, began professional career with the DSL Mariners-1 in 2015, going 4-2 with a 3.26 ERA (29 ER, 80.0 IP) in 14 starts. He limited opponents to a .228 (68x298) average, while walking 13 and striking out 73. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 21, 2014.

Missaki, 19, was limited to only 6 starts due to an injury with Single-A Clinton in 2015. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list on May 7 and underwent surgery to repair UCL in right elbow (Tommy John). Missaki was originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on May 6, 2013. Over three seasons in the minor leagues he is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA (40 ER, 106.0 IP) in 24 games, 20 starts.

Peralta, 19, went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA (26 ER, 57.0 IP) in 11 games, 9 starts with the Mariners in the Arizona League. He limited opponents to a .242 (52x215) average, while walking 8 and striking out 67 in 57.0 innings. Peralta was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 18, 2013. Over parts of 3 minor leagues season he is 6-12 with a 3.58 ERA (65 ER, 163.1 IP) in 36 games, 31 starts.

To make room on the Major League, 40-man roster, the Mariners have designated infielder Andy Wilkins for assignment. Seattle has 10 days to trade, release or outright Wilkens to the minors.

With Wednesday’s transactions the Mariners 40-man roster remains at 40 players.  

December 10, 2015 - Mariners News