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John Blanchette
FREELANCE COLUMNIST
John Blanchette blanchettejp@gmail.com (509) 844-5558

John Blanchette is a freelance columnist who writes about local sports issues.


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Oct. 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
His previous four passes had sailed or fallen incomplete, and 20 minutes of clock time into the proceedings at CenturyLink Field, it was apparent that Russell Wilson wasn’t Russell Wilson this day. But it was his next throw that would bring clarity to just what that can mean for the Seattle Seahawks.

Oct. 20, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
On Sunday, the Seahawks got their first up-close glimpse of Lamar Jackson, Baltimore’s dynamic second-year quarterback who stole some of Russell Wilson’s fourth-quarter magical dust – spinning and sprinting away from Seattle defenders and leading the Ravens to a 30-16 victory over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

Oct. 19, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Other than Wazzu’s first step into the Pac-12 win column, the best news out of Saturday’s 41-10 drubbing of hapless Colorado was Borghi amassing a career high for touches – 21 – in a splendid evening that included a team-best nine receptions and 105 yards rushing, making him the first WSU running back since Jerome Harrison in 2005 to post three 100-yard games in a season.

Oct. 5, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
On Thursday, the 6-foot-10 senior and presumptive drive train of these Bulldogs underwent surgery on his right knee, and a brief statement from the school said “his status will be evaluated weekly.”