PULLMAN — Jim Mora’s “business trip” to Seattle last weekend was an undeniable success. The UCLA coach returned to the city where he grew up, where he played college football at the University of Washington and coached the Seahawks and left with a 44-30 win over the Huskies.
LEAVENWORTH — The Cascade girls soccer team had its state title hopes dashed on Tuesday, as LaSalle junior Lauren Newman scored two goals, and the Kodiaks lost 2-1 in extra time in a first-state 1A state tournament game.
Waterfowl hunting action can really start to heat up in the Columbia Basin in November if temperatures drop and bring migrant ducks and geese from the north. Expect large numbers of mallards, wigeon, gadwalls, teal, scaup, redheads and canvasbacks. Early season migrant Canada geese (Lesser and Taverner’s) begin to scatter from their initial staging area at Stratford Lake to alfalfa or grain fields near Moses Lake and the Columbia River.
OLYMPIA — Recreational opportunities abound through the fall and winter in the Okanogan region, and leaders from Brewster, Bridgeport and Pateros are promoting them in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
November can be a very profitable time to fish for many species in some of the region’s waterways, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Northcentral Region Fish Program manager Jeff Korth.
At one point, during a timeout, Luke Falk invaded a defensive circle on the sideline and patted shoulders, lending encouragement. Then he ducked over to a bench where offensive teammates were sitting and slapped a few shoulder pads there, too.
SEATTLE — Nigel Williams-Goss seriously considered the NBA. He put time and thought into calling his college career good after one season at Washington and seeing if his game was ready for the professional level.
PULLMAN — The fact Ernie Kent is even at Washington State means that he has a tall task ahead of him to make the Cougars a competitive team. If the team hadn’t sunk to a level where it barely reached double-digit wins, then his old friend, athletic director Bill Moos, would never have come calling, and Kent would still be watching WSU games as an analyst for the Pac-12 networks.
In the second half Sunday, the Seahawks were the Seahawks again. It was unmistakably so, as a stingy and opportunistic defense combined with an overpowering, run-based offense to pound the New York Giants.
November is a dark, dank, undesirable month that has many of us seeing our motivation sagging like a week-old birthday balloon. With fewer things to do and the need for motivation, ski films, outdoor films and environmental films tend to be popular this time of year. Here in the Wenatchee Valley, for example, all of the following films and festivals are on tap to help get us through the November blahs.