Bennett on CWU transfer Moore: “He’s a wonderful young man”

August 14, 2012 by  

It’s true that Tavoy Moore, a senior transfer to Central Washington’s football program from Idaho State, was kicked off the Bengals team last season. But it’s also true that those familiar with ISU head coach Mike Kramer would not necessarily consider that to have been a bad thing. As Moore noted in an interview with [...]

M’s promote Zunino to Class AA Jackson

August 14, 2012 by  

Mike Zunino, who was pretty much tearing up the Northwest League as a member of the Everett AquaSox, has been promoted to Class AA Jackson, Tenn. The Mariners’ first-round draftee, chosen with the third pick last June, was batting .373 in 29 games with the AquaSox, had hit a league-high 10 homers and had driven [...]

This just in … Boise’s Rock Shoulders wins Moniker Madness title

August 10, 2012 by  

Rock Shoulders of the Boise Hawks has won the 2012 Moniker Madness title held by Minor League Baseball. Yakima’s Yogey Perez-Ramos had reached the contest’s second round, but was defeated by Helpi Reyes. For the championship, Shoulders won out over Rougned Odor. This year’s contest had more than its share of outstanding names, including Goose [...]

Odds and ends from last Bears series

August 10, 2012 by  

IMPENDING NUPTIALS: Daniel Watts, a starting pitcher for the Bears, is  getting married after the season. Watts and Chelsea Pelletier will be wed on Nov. 10 in Atlanta. They met while both were students at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. “We?ll have close to 200 people there,” Watts said Friday. “It?ll be a pretty special [...]

Ex-Washington, Idaho State players among Central transfers

August 9, 2012 by  

Johri Fogerson, a former Washington tailback from Seattle’s O’Dea High School, and ex-Idaho State players Tavoy Moore and Austin Schnizler are among nine transfers who have joined Central Washington’s football team, coach Blaine Bennett has announced. Fogerson, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, will compete for Central’s starting running back job, Bennett said. Moore is a 5-6. 193-pound [...]

Bighill CFL’s defensive player of the week — again

August 8, 2012 by  

It should come as no surprise, given Adam Bighill’s meteoric rise to Canadian Football League prominence, but the former Central Washington linebacker has been named the CFL’s defensive co-player of the week. Bighill recorded a team-high seven tackles while also recording a sack and interception during the BC Lions’ 18-9 victory over the Toronto Argonauts [...]

New NWL power rankings, new GNAC assistant commish, etc.

August 2, 2012 by  

Now that we’re into the second half of the Northwest League season, it’s time for my second attempt at NWL power rankings.1. Everett AquaSox (Now that the Big M’s are winning, Frogs will probably not be promoted en masse to Seattle)2. Eugene Emeralds (Ems reportedly have not only Phil Knight on the bandwagon, but Bobby [...]

Clift’s hiring at Fairbanks official; no word from SPU on Simon

July 31, 2012 by  

Back from a few days off to see that former Central Washington point guard and assistant coach Jon Clift has officially been named the top assistant at Alaska Fairbanks.Clift came to CWU from Spokane, where he was an NWAACC standout for the Sasquatch before becoming a two-year standout for coach Greg Sparling, after which he [...]

Go Ichiro … and thanks

July 23, 2012 by  

Some quick thoughts on Ichiro becoming a Yankee.First, I’m glad he’s on a team that has a true chance at not only making the playoffs, but playing in and winning a World Series.Second, I’m grateful to have had the chance to watch a genuinely remarkable player in Seattle for 11-plus seasons.And my Mom, who passsed [...]

CWU’s Bennett speaks out on Penn State sanctions

July 23, 2012 by  

Most people have strong opinions, pro or con, regarding the severe NCAA sanctions imposed against Penn State football. And Central Washington’s Blaine Bennett, who spent six years as a Big Ten assistant coach — five at Purdue and one at Michigan State — was not at all reluctant to voice his own thoughts when I [...]

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