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Local and regional sporting events have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.   read more

Skagit Valley College Athletic Department announces Male and Female Athletes of the Year

(MOUNT VERNON)- The Skagit Valley College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. This annual award goes beyond more than athletic performance, as it recognizes academic success, community involvement, work ethic, commitment, dedication and many other qualities that are representative of Cardinals Athletics. Co-Male Athletes of the Year- Jaime Vasquez was a two-year starter for the men’s soccer team. He was a two-year captain and led by example both on the field and off. He always had a smile on his face and was a motivator to his teammates. Jaime   read more

Skagit Valley College selects Mitch Freeman as its new Athletic Director

(MOUNT VERNON)- Skagit Valley College has announced that Mitch Freeman is SVC’s new Athletic Director. Freeman brings more than 15 years of experience to the Skagit program, including men’s basketball coaching and leadership positions with the Seattle University Redhawks and the Cal Poly University Mustangs. He also served as Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for the Peninsula College Pirates. Most recently, Mitch served as Men’s Basketball Head Coach for the Corban University Warriors. In his two years at the helm at Corban, Freeman led the Warriors to a record of 34-27 (.557), headlined by   read more

MLB announces 2020 regular season

(SEATTLE)- According to mariners.com, Major League Baseball has officially announced a plan to return to play that features players reporting for training by July 1, leading up to a proposed 60-game regular-season schedule anticipated to begin on July 23 and 24. “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.” The decision was reached Monday by a unanimous vote of the 30 MLB clubs under the   read more

First-round pick Hancock signs with Mariners

(SEATTLE)- According to mariners.com, first-round pick Emerson Hancock officially signed with the Mariners on Thursday as the club announced three of its six selections in the shortened 2020 MLB Draft have now passed physical exams and finalized their contracts. Hancock, 6-foot-4 right-hander out of Georgia, agreed to a $5.7 million signing bonus, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. That number is just shy of the assigned slot value of $5,742,900 for the No. 6 slot, which is where Seattle picked the talented 21-year-old two weeks ago. "Emerson Hancock fits everything we’re doing with the Seattle Mariners, both in terms of   read more