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Broncos Over Hawks 22-20

flag seahawks081415SEATTLE (AP) -- Brock Osweiler was composed and efficient, leading the Denver Broncos to scores on all five first-half possessions. An impressive effort, even if it came against a makeshift Seattle defense.
Osweiler was 15 of 20 for 151 yards and a touchdown playing the first half in the Broncos' 22-20 win over the Seahawks to open the preseason on Friday.
Starting in place of Peyton Manning, who went through pregame warmups but was just a spectator, Osweiler finished with a 112.7 rating. He capped his night with a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Virgil Green late in the first half for a 19-10 lead. Denver's offense finished with 240 yards in the half, although much of that came with most of Seattle's starting defense standing on the sideline.
Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane and Bobby Wagner all barely played, while Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman didn't suit up for the Seahawks.
While Osweiler picked apart Seattle's defense, Russell Wilson was left to scramble for safety during his two series in the first quarter. Wilson was sacked by Von Miller and fumbled on Seattle's second offensive play. He was sacked on third-and-goal from the Denver 8 and completed only one pass -- a 12-yard connection with new tight end Jimmy Graham that elicited one of the biggest cheers of the night.

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Iwakuma Tosses No-Hitter In Seattle's 3-0 Win Over Orioles

iwakuma nohitterSEATTLE (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three in throwing the first no-hitter by an American League pitcher in nearly three years. He joins Hideo Nomo, who threw two no-nos, as the only Japanese-born pitchers to accomplish the feat.

Iwakuma is the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, joining Philadelphia's Cole Hamels - prior to his trade to Texas - Washington's Max Scherzer and San Francisco's Chris Heston.

Iwakuma is the first American League pitcher to throw a no-hitter since teammate Felix Hernandez tossed a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 15, 2012.

August 13, 2015

Mercury Beat Storm For 9th Straight Time, 83-66

PHOENIX (AP) - Noelle Quinn made three of Phoenix's 10 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to help the Mercury beat Seattle 83-66 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight victory over the Storm.

Phoenix is 1 1/2 games behind Western Conference-leading Minnesota, which clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night.

Cayla Francis and DeWanna Bonner added 11 points apiece for Phoenix (15-8). Mistie Bass had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Ramu Tokashiki and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points for Seattle (6-18). Sue Bird did not play, sitting out the second game of the Storm's back-to-back.

Seattle fell behind 26-17 after one quarter, but Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 points in the second to keep the Storm within reach at 52-42. Seattle only scored five points in the third, going the final 5 minutes without a point. The teams combined for just 13 points in the third.

August 13, 2015

Sounders Sign Panamanian Defender Roman Torres

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Sounders' midseason makeover continues as the club has signed Panamanian central defender Roman Torres.

Seattle announced the signing of Torres on Wednesday, the third major signing by the club in the past 10 days. Seattle has also signed Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez and Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz.

Torres should instantly help a defense that has struggled of late as the Sounders have dropped eight of nine MLS matches.

Torres was previously playing for Millonarios in Colombia and is regarded as the top defender on Panama's national team. Torres has six international goals since 2013 and scored in Panama's loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinals last month. Torres was called for the controversial handball that allowed Mexico to pull even late in regulation on a penalty kick.

August 13, 2015

SHS Fall Sports Are Just Around The Corner

SheltonAxeRegistration and practices begin this month for all incoming 9th through 12th graders.  Fall sports include Football, Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Swim, and Boys’/Girls’ Cross Country

The SHS Athletics Office will be open for fall sports registration and clearance on the following dates:

FOOTBALL Registration/Clearance:  August 13th and 14th from 9-Noon and 1-3 pm

                First day of Football Practice is August 19th

ALL OTHER Sports Registration/Clearance:  August 17th through 21st  from 9-Noonand 1-3 pm

                First day of practice for other fall sports is August 24th

Please note that the Athletics Offices will close promptly at 3 pm, so please plan ahead.

NEW THIS YEAR:  In order to be cleared for practice your sports physical must no expire before the end of your sport season.

FALL season can run through 12/05/2015 for some sports.  Make sure your physical does not expire before that date.

Registration materials can be found by following the ATHLETICS links on the Shelton Schools webpage:

SHS Sports Press Release – August 12, 2015