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Washington State Upsets Oregon 45-38 In 2 OTs

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Falk threw for season-high 505 yards and five touchdowns, including an unusual scoring pass in the second overtime, and Washington State snapped an eight-game losing streak to Oregon with a 45-38 victory in overtime over the Ducks.

Knotted at 38 in Saturday's match-up, an unnecessary roughness foul on the Ducks helped the Cougars in the second OT, and then Falk appeared to hit River Cracraft with a pass that landed in the hands of Robert Lewis for a 4-yard touchdown.

The play withstood review, and Oregon's subsequent drive ended in an interception - sending the Cougars rushing onto the field in celebration.

Falk had marched Washington State (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) downfield in the final two minutes of regulation, capping the drive with an 8-yard pass to tie the game at 31 and send it to overtime.

Jeff Lockie hit Bralon Addison with a 9-yard touchdown pass for the Ducks (3-3, 1-2) on the opening possession of the extra period. The Cougars answered with Falk's close 1-yard keeper that withstood a review that again tied the score.

October 12, 2015

Eastern Washington Shocks Cal Poly 42-41 In Overtime

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Kendrick Bourne scored on Eastern Washington's first play of overtime before Cal Poly lost the ball on a two-point conversion attempt and the Eagles shocked the Mustangs 42-41.

Bourne caught a short pass from Jordan West, broke a tackle at the 20, fended off two other tacklers inside the 10 and dove over the pylon to give the Eagles (3-2, 2-0 Big Sky) their first lead on Saturday.

Cal Poly (2-4, 1-2) countered with Chris Brown's third touchdown, a 1-yard run, but his option pitch went off the facemask of Kori Garcia and bounced way.

West, who completed 27 of 35 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns, forced overtime with a 16-yard TD pass to Nic Sblendorio with 57 seconds in regulation and two-point conversion to Terry Jackson after the Mustangs were called for holding when intercepting the first PAT attempt.

Brown rushed for 173 yards and Joe Protheroe had 121 yards and two TDs as Cal Poly piled up 503 on the ground - and just 16 passing.

October 12, 2015

Collison's 18 Points Lead Kings To 94-90 Preseason Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Darren Collison scored 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 16 to lead the Sacramento Kings to as 94-90 preseason victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Kings ran off 12 straight points in the fourth quarter Saturday night and held Portland scoreless for more than 5 minutes in taking a 91-84 lead.

CJ McCollum hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 of 30 points in the third quarter for Portland, which has lost to Sacramento twice in six days.

October 12, 2015

High School Football

football highschoolAfter Tyler Tubbs hit Kaleb Bates on a five yard touchdown pass with 1:29 left to play, the Shelton special teams came up huge with a blocked PAT and the Highclimbers held on to a 28-27 win over league leading Central Kitsap at Highclimbers Stadium.

Colton Paller scored three touchdowns in the first half for the Highclimbers including a 30 yard touchdown with 3:48 left in the first quarter. He added runs of five and six yards in the second quarter and Shelton built a 21-7 lead.

The Cougars cut the lead to 21-14 after a pair of Climbers penalties kept the final drive of the first half alive. Tubbs threw his second touchdown of the first half with 39 seconds left, when Bates spun off a pair of Shelton tacklers and sprinted into the end zone for a 23 yard touchdown reception.

After a scoreless third quarter, junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes extended the Shelton lead to 28-14 with a 23 yard strike to Marshall McCullough and everything seemed to be coming up Highclimbers when Skylar Ross picked off his second pass of the game mid way through the fourth quarter.

But on the next play, the Central Kitsap defense recovered a fumble on the 13 yard line and four plays later, Isaiah McGee plowed in from one yard out to get the Cougars within seven points, 28-21.

After a three and out, Tubbs hit Alika Sorano for an 18 yard gain followed by a 22 yard rumble by McGee to give the Cougars a first down and goal. Shelton stuffed McGee on two straight runs and forced Tubbs to throw an incompletion on third down before Tubbs found Bates on a quick slant for the five yard touchdown that got them to within a point.

Shelton blocked the extra point, Central Kitsap kicked the onside kick out of bounds and Giraldes took a knee three times to preserve the 28-27 win and knock the Cougars out of the ranks of the unbeatens in the 3A Narrows League. The Highclimbers improved to 2-2 in league play and 3-3 overall while Central Kitsap fell to 3-1 in the Narrows and 3-3 overall.

Paller rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns and Willy Ruiz added 102 yards on the ground. Giraldes wasn’t asked to do a lot and was very efficient passing for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Tubbs passed for 196 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars.

Shelton will face North Thurston, who are also 2-2 in the 3A Narrows, on Thursday night at South Sound Stadium at 7:00 PM. Central Kitsap gets a visit from the #3 team in the state, Lincoln, at 5:00 PM on Friday.

In other action…
Olympia 44, Stadium 6 | Bears 6-0, face Gig Harbor next week.
Wilson 17, Capital 16
Lincoln 41, North Thurston 0
Black Hills 41, Port Angeles 0 | Christian Williams, 4 TD passes.
Tumwater 49, Centralia 0 | Barret, Trakel, Jones with 2 TDs apiece.
River Ridge 48, Washington 34 | Hawks remain unbeaten at 6-0.
Rochester 25, Eatonville 22 | Tiki Hickle with a 95 yard INT TD in 4th Quarter
Tenino 38, Aberdeen 7

by Brandon Sparks,

Lloyd Mcclendon Will Not Return As Mariners Manager In 2016

mcclendon marinersEdgar Martinez, Chris Woodward, Rick Waits and Chris Prieto expected to return to Organization. SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Friday that Lloyd McClendon will not be returning as Mariners manager in 2016. 

Among the coaching staff, batting coach Edgar Martinez and infield coach Chris Woodward have been invited to return to the big league staff. Pitching coach Rick Waits and coach Chris Prieto have been invited to return to the Mariners organization.  

Bench coach Trent Jewett, third base coach Rich Donnelly, outfield coach Andy Van Slyke and bullpen coach Mike Rojas will not be returning to the Mariners organization in 2016.

“I have a great deal of respect for Lloyd, as a person and as a manager,” Dipoto said. “It is a credit to his professionalism that the team continued to play hard through the final day of the season. However, after extensive conversations it became clear to me that our baseball philosophies were not closely aligned. On behalf of the Mariners I want to thank Lloyd and his staff for their hard work the past two seasons, and I wish him the best moving forward.” 

McClendon was named Mariners manager on Nov. 5, 2013. He compiled a 163-161 record in two seasons in Seattle, including a 76-86 mark in 2015. He has a 499-607 career mark as a big league skipper with Pittsburgh (2001-2005) and Seattle (2014-2015). 

Mariners News - October 9, 2015