For the 107th Apple Cup, on Saturday, Washington State trotted out as many talismans as it could find: Steve Gleason, the heroic former Cougar afflicted with ALS; Mike Price, who coached the team to two Rose Bowls; even a wintry 19-degree night, the sort mythology holds will inevitably trip up the Huskies.
MOUNT VERNON — After struggling in a loss to Portland on Friday, the Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team once again came out flat in the first half of its Saturday game against Blue Mountain in a Skagit Valley Turkey Tourney contest. The Knights shot 25 percent from the field in the first half against the Timberwolves and went into halftime down by 10 points.
SEATTLE — Danny Shelton is one of the most massive, intimidating players in the Pac-12. He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 339 pounds, and he uses that girth to bully opposing offensive linemen and wreck running plays.
Aaron Ward was named as the Freshman of the Year for the Northwest Athletic Conference East Region last season, during which he averaged 15.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team.