Another Wildcat senior football player receives chance to play at the next level….plus this week’s college hoops preview

Good Wednesday morning. No volleyball for you this morning, as holiday weekend tournaments as far as we know didn’t take place this past weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When news develops on that front, we’ll be back with that weekly segment here.

We’ll have our other regular weekly item in a moment, and that is from the hardwood. We do, however, have one piece of news for you this morning, and it’s a nice one from Mount Si High School’s football program, and no, it’s not the news about Clay Millen getting preseason recognition (second-team) from MaxPreps as the Wildcat season approaches. It instead concerns his senior teammate Landon Reynolds.

The Wildcat defensive back yesterday became the latest in the 2021 senior class to land an opportunity to play at the next level. He announced that Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA school in Billings, MT, had made that scholarship offer. This offer we are told is his lone football offer thus far, although he has been accepted elsewhere for academic-based studies at other schools. If Reynolds accepts the Rocky offer, he would join Millen, Cole Norah, Caleb Dalgleish, Daniel Harrison and Andrew Edson as Wildcat 2021’s to get college opportunities this fall. That list is likely at some point to also include kicker Colby Ramsey, but he as of yet has not as far as we know announced anything on his college future.

A congrats to Reynolds and his family on this news. Now to hoops.

A look at what Valley college hoopsters are up to this week…..
Time now for our regular weekly feature as we preview the college hardwood action for Valley athletes as the regular season winds down. As we told you yesterday, Snoqualmie’s Tyler Patterson and his Montana State University squad became the latest team featuring local athletes on the hardwood to temporarily shut things down amidst a COVID-19 virus concern in their program, so their scheduled games this week with Idaho State University were scrubbed. Those would have been tomorrow and Saturday. However, the remainder of the local group is in action, so let’s have a look at what to expect and how you can tune in and support your fellow Valleyites. We lead it off with the ladies, and the University of California, with Sela Heide.

California women (Sela Heide): After having scrubbed both legs of their Oregon road trip last week – against both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University – Snoqualmie’s Heide and the Bears are back home for their final home games of the regular season, hosting the Arizona schools in Pac-12 play. They host the University of Arizona Friday for a rare afternoon 12:30 p.m. tip which will be seen nationally on the Pac-12 Network, so fans in the Valley will be able to see this game on Xfinity locally. Arizona State University rolls in on Sunday and that 1:00 p.m. tip will be on Pac-12 Now live streaming, which will be the in-arena Cal broadcast from Haas Pavilion.

St. Mary’s men (Jabe Mullins): The Gaels have just one game this week before one early next week. Tomorrow, they head to Spokane to meet Gonzaga University inside the Kennel, which this week was allowed to have fans for the first time this season. So there will be some noise in there as Snoqualmie’s Mullins will look for his first college action on home soil in Washington. ESPN has the broadcast, and we have learned one of their top announcer crews, that of longtime ESPN announcers Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas, will have this call. The game tips at 6:00 p.m., then next Monday afternoon, they’ll make up one of their postponements from earlier in the year, against Pepperdine. This game will tip at 3:00 p.m. and will be seen in the Bay Area on NBC Sports Bay Area, which some of you in the Valley may be able to get if you have the DirectTV SportsPack.

Pacific Lutheran men (Brett Williams): North Bend’s Williams and the rest of the Lutes are now home for the remainder of what has been scheduled for the truncated as a result of COVID-19 regular season. Friday and Saturday nights, they’ll host Whitworth University inside the Olson Auditorium on the PLU campus. Tip times for both games are at 8:00 p.m. and both contests will be live streamed on the NWC Digital app, available on phones, tablets, and set-top devices. The Lutes and Pirates had their meetings in Spokane at the end of last month scrapped after a COVID-related matter popped up at Whitworth so this weekend set is likely to be their only meetings of the season.

Portland men (Hayden Curtiss): The Pilots are winding the season down, and they have their final home game of the regular season on Saturday for their only game of the week. North Bend’s Curtiss and Portland host the University of the Pacific from California, who the Pilots fell to last week on the road. Game time Saturday afternoon is at 1:00 p.m., and the game will be on NBC Sports Northwest, likely with Ann Schatz on the call. That channel is available for some of you locally on Xfinity, but for most of you, you will be able to stream this broadcast on the WCC Network.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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