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Baker leads a deep and talented Washington secondary into the season

Beautiful day, it was, when Jimmy Lake took his first steps toward constructing one of college football’s best defensive secondaries. Ideal day, actually, for a stroll around the Factoria neighborhood that was home to one of the nation’s most coveted safeties.

The next big thing: Huskies TE Daniels

SEATTLE — Three years after the departure of the most acclaimed tight end in Huskies history, Washington is still seeking a player to fill the tremendous void created when Austin Seferian-Jenkins left a year early for the NFL.

D-line has skills to offset size restraints

PULLMAN — The transition from high school to college is tough for everybody, even harder for football players and particularly challenging for those who play on the defensive line.

UW coaches impressed with linebackers

True freshman middle linebacker Brandon Wellington had “an unbelievable” scrimmage Friday night at Husky Stadium, UW co-defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said after practice Saturday.

WSU offense impresses

Washington State held its final scrimmage of fall camp at Martin Stadium on Saturday. The Cougar offense threw for two touchdowns and rushed for three scores, while the defense registered seven sacks and two interceptions and recovered a fumble.

Ten takeaways from Washington’s fall camp

In just 15 days, the Huskies open the 2016 season at Husky Stadium against Rutgers, kicking off a season of great anticipation for the Washington program.

WSU wideout Marks returns to practice

PULLMAN — Washington State’s star wide receiver, Gabe Marks, fully participated in the Cougars practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury during practice on Aug. 8.

Taylor excels at two positions

PULLMAN — Just catching the ball with one hand did itself make Robert Taylor’s interception the most impressive play of Washington State’s preseason camp in Lewiston.

Top WSU recruit Hodgins decommits from Cougars

Washington State lost one of its commits for the 2017 recruiting class when wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins announced on Twitter Monday night that he had withdrawn his pledge to the Cougars.

AppleSox 1B Toglia named WCL MVP

On Monday morning, the West Coast League all-league info was released and AppleSox first baseman, Michael Toglia, was selected the league’s Most Valuable Player. The slugging young man from Gig Harbor led the league in home runs (7), RBI (40), extra base hits (22), total bases (93), slugging percentage (.547) and tied in triples (5). In addition, he was tied for second in walks (28), fifth in on-base percentage (.402), sixth in hits (52), tied for sixth in doubles (10), was eighth in batting average (.306), ninth in on-base percentage ...

Saved: Save the Peshastin Waterfront Coalition purchases old mill site for recreational use

PESHASTIN – The Save the Peshastin Waterfront Coalition, made up of outdoor recreationalist groups and individual sportsmen, recently raised enough money to buy a mile of Wenatchee River coastline habitat for recreational use. The group initially was $35,000 short of the $453,000 price tag, but needed only 10 days of the granted 60-day extension to raise the difference needed.