Rays And Mariners Swap 6 Players In 1st Significant Trade

mariners logo9SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays have completed the first significant trade of the offseason, a six-player swap that sends infielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell.

The teams announced the deal Thursday night.

Miller, Morrison and Farquhar played extensive roles for the Mariners last season, but will not be part of the club's future under new general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais. Morrison played in a career-high 146 games last season, hitting .225 with 17 homers. Miller was moved between the middle infield and outfield, playing in 144 games.

Karns likely jumps into Seattle's rotation after starting 26 games last season for the Rays, going 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA. He led American League rookies in innings pitched and strikeouts.

November 6, 2015

Highclimbers Over Yelm, 44 - 27

shelton yelmfb 110515Kickoff started at 6PM for the last game of the Highclimbers football season. Shelton played the Yelm Tornados at Yelm. Brandon Sparks, on-air broadcaster for KMAS reported that the first six possessions of the game resulted in touchdowns.

With 6:38 left in the second quarter, Yelm and Shelton were tied at 20.

Halftime score was Shelton 27, Yelm 20.

Sparks said it was a fun game through the fog. Final score: Shelton 44, Yelm 27. Great night for Colton Paller, Kyle Kimball, Tyler Giraldes and Gabe Reyna for the Climbers.

November 6, 2015- Information from  Brandon Sparks, @OlySportsBlog

Seahawks' Lockette Released From Hospital After Surgery

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette said on social media that he has been released from a Dallas hospital following surgery to stabilize ligaments in his neck.

Lockette posted messages to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday saying, "Thanks for all the support. I've just been released from the hospital and the road to recovery has started!!!"

Lockette was injured Sunday in Seattle's 13-12 win over Dallas on a hit from Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during a punt return. Lockette was knocked out and laid motionless on the field for several minutes. He was eventually strapped to a backboard and taken off the field.

Lockette underwent surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Monday.

November 6, 2015

Highclimbers Vs. Yelm Thursday Night

game nov52015The last game of the season for the Shelton High School football team will be against the Yelm Tornados. The game will be in Yelm, at the high school stadium starting at 6PM, Thursday, November 5, 2015. Listen on 1030AM, 103.3FM, or online at kmas.com. Brandon Sparks

November 4, 2015

Seahawks Wide Receiver Ricardo Lockette Out of Surgery, Will Likely Spend Week in Dallas

Ricardo LocketteDoctors at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas performed successful neck surgery on Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette Monday. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, but will be up and moving as soon as Tuesday, and his neurological signs are all positive.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll couldn’t provide a detailed update on Lockette Monday because the receiver was still in surgery when Carroll addressed the media. Carroll did, however, say he had talked to Lockette’s father before the surgery, which will help stabilize damaged to his neck that occurred on a hit in Sunday’s game at Dallas, and that Lockette is in good spirits.  

“We don’t have any updates on the results of the surgery for Ricardo Lockette,” Carroll said. “He’s still in surgery. He’s comfortable and everything’s going fine. It’s a long surgery, so we’ll find out later.”

In addition to members of his family and Seahawks medical and P.R. staffs, Lockette’s visitors at Baylor University Medical Center have included Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and left tackle Russell Okung, both of whom stayed behind with their teammate after the team returned to Seattle Sunday night.

“We are really grateful that our medical staff and the emergency staff at the stadium, the medical staff of the Cowboys and also Baylor Hospital were able to really jump at the cause and take great care of him,” Carroll said. “We’re all very hopeful and grateful that they were wanting everything work out great for him and thankful that they did such a good job taking care of him. I did talk to his dad before surgery, and he’s in good spirits and all of that and ready to get right and turn the corner on his recovery and get him going.”

The injury will end Lockette’s 2015 season, but Carroll said it is too soon to know about his long-term prognosis for playing. In the short-term, Lockette, who had feeling in all extremities after regaining consciousness, should be up and moving around soon after the surgery, but will stay in Dallas for about a week, “just to make sure that he’s OK before he leaves, but he’ll be up and moving right away is what they say.”

Lockette’s injury, which happened just before halftime, called on the Seahawks to maintain their composure, and while players were able to do that in a 13-12 victory, they are still coming to terms with the injury a day later, Carroll said.

“It’s caring,” Carroll said. “The emotional part of losing one of our guys, and knowing that he has to go through major surgery and all of that, it’s just very personal to us. That’s all. I think it’s like a family feeling, what happens when someone in your family gets sick, or whatever. Our guys responded in that way. They were very focused to continue to play and the game and all of that, which we found out by the way they played in the second half, and today they’re just concerned for him and his welfare.”

In less serious injury news, Carroll said tight end Luke Willson has a sprained ankle. Defensive end Cliff Avril also had a sore ankle but, “seemed to be in pretty good shape today.” Receiver Chris Matthews, who left the game with an ankle injury, is OK, Carroll said. With the bye week, the Seahawks should return to practice next week mostly healthy, including the return of cornerback Jeremy Lane, who is on the physically unable to perform list because of knee and arm injuries suffered in the Super Bowl.

“With an extra week we should be in really good shape coming back,” Carroll said. “This will be a time for us to see Jeremy Lane have a chance to come back to the practice field when we get back. We’ll look forward to that and see where that fits; we’ll have to figure it out day to day. We’re going to be pretty strong going into the second half.”

Carroll also said receiver Paul Richardson “will be strictly into it now,” after returning to practice last week. “The week he had this week, and now the off week, then coming back, he’ll be part of the rotation. We’re looking forward to it.”

Seahawks News – November 3, 2015