PENDLETON, Ore. – The Wenatchee Valley College volleyball team was swept by three-time defending Northwest Athletic Conference champion Blue Mountain on Saturday, finishing its Oregon road trip with a 1-1 record.
CASHMERE – After plenty of non-league tuneups, the Caribou Trail League season is officially, and finally, under way. And while only one game has been played, Cashmere coach Phil Zukowski and his staff lightly joked about how good it feels to be in first place. That honor comes thanks to a big 54-7 win over Omak on Friday at Cashmere High School.
WENATCHEE – Wenatchee quarterback Rowan Parmenter tossed three touchdown passes to three different receivers as Wenatchee beat Sunnyside 22-7 on Friday at the Apple Bowl for its first Columbia Basin Big Nine win of the season.
SEATTLE — A Pateros High School football player was reported in satisfactory condition Friday in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center a week after he collapsed as he was walking off the field during a game against Waterville High School.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA champion Golden State Warriors could be without head coach Steve Kerr for the start of the 2015-16 season after he took a leave of absence on Thursday as he recovers from back surgery. Kerr, 50, who guided the Warriors to the NBA championship in his first season in charge, had surgery to repair a ruptured disc in late July and then a follow-up procedure last month.
CHICAGO — Former All-Star point guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after having surgery on Wednesday to repair a facial fracture, the National Basketball Association team said. Rose was struck by an accidental elbow during the team's first day of practice on Tuesday and sustained a left orbital fracture.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tony Stewart, one of auto racing's biggest names, announced on Wednesday he would retire from NASCAR driving after the 2016 season, saying: "Deep down you know when it's time to do something different." The mercurial 44-year-old Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champion and winner of 48 races at the circuit's top level, said Clint Boyer would get behind the wheel of the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet after next season.
PITTSBURGH — The St. Louis Cardinals waited until after their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates ended on Wednesday before celebrating their third successive National League Central title, though they could have started after the third inning. The Cardinals wrapped up the division title with an 11-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates as Jason Heyward had a third-inning grand slam among his three hits.
SEATTLE — Two days later, Chris Petersen wasn’t interested in picking apart all the shortcomings of Washington’s offensive performance in Saturday’s 30-24 loss to California. The UW coach is more interested in picking up his young team with positive reinforcement.
WENATCHEE – Some ties are better than others. For the Wenatchee Valley College men’s soccer team, its draw with Walla Walla on Wednesday felt like a win, in some ways – or at the least much better than a loss.