Brent Stecker

Brent Stecker
Brent Stecker is the assistant editor of and additionally provides coverage of Husky football and the Mariners for the site. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2013 after six years of covering sports for The Wenatchee World. Hailing from Ephrata, Wash., he is also an avid musician. Follow Brent: @Stecker710

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Scott Servais received an assist from a particularly vocal Danny O'Neil on a disputed call. (AP)
Listen: Manager Scott Servais on Mariners’ eye-opening players
Brent Stecker | March 29, 2017 5:21 pm

Which players have caught the attention of Mariners manager Scott Servais with their play in spring training? He discussed that and much more on “Danny, Dave and Moore.”

The return of Azeem Victor from a season-ending leg injury will be a big boost for UW's defense in 2017. (AP)
Listen: Huard says Huskies could have ‘best front 7 they’ve ever had’
Brent Stecker | March 29, 2017 12:47 pm

Brock Huard explained on Wednesday’s Blue 42 why the 2017 Washington Huskies may have their most dominant front seven ever — even better than the vaunted 1991 team.

Jake Browning has shown a knack for scrambling that Brock Huard believes can be further improved upon. (AP)
Huard: How UW QB Jake Browning can progress physically in 2017
Brent Stecker | March 28, 2017 3:58 pm

“The same things that Tom Brady works on at 40 years of age, I think Jake Browning can at 20,” Brock Huard said while talking about how the Huskies quarterback can improve.

Ken Griffey Jr.: "I never really flipped the bat. I mean, I tried to lay it down real nicely." (AP)
Listen: Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr on baseball’s influx of emotion
Brent Stecker | March 28, 2017 12:24 pm

Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. told ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” that while in-game celebrations in baseball are drawing a lot of attention, they are nothing new to sports.

Mike Hopkins said Syracuse "raised him" after he spent over 20 years on Jim Boeheim's staff. (AP)
Family ties to Seattle a big part of Mike Hopkins’ decision to become Huskies head coach
Brent Stecker | March 25, 2017 6:00 am

Mike Hopkins may have spent over 20 years as an assistant coach at Syracuse, but it was family ties to Seattle that helped him decide to take the Huskies’ head coaching position.

Mike Hopkins: "One of the reasons why I took this job is I felt like the talent that is here is very good." (AP)
New Huskies coach Mike Hopkins on meeting with Michael Porter Jr’s family, what drew him to UW
Brent Stecker | March 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Mike Hopkins, the new UW men’s basketball coach, discussed his conversations with Michael Porter Jr.’s family and much more on “Bob, Groz and Tom” Friday.

Scott Servais on Jean Segura: "He hits the ball from the right field line to the left field line." (AP)
Video: Jean Segura homers in 2nd game back with Mariners
Brent Stecker | March 22, 2017 5:14 pm

After a decade of poor production from the shortstop position, the Mariners had to have to liked seeing Jean Segura’s impressive second homer of the spring on Wednesday.

Sidney Jones underwent Achilles surgery and said his doctor expects him to return at some point in 2017. (AP)
Huskies CB Sidney Jones expects to play in NFL as rookie in 2017 after surgery to repair Achilles
Brent Stecker | March 21, 2017 12:14 pm

Don’t count UW’s Sidney Jones out from playing in the NFL this year despite an Achilles injury. He tweeted his doctor expects him to be recovered by the end of the 2017 season.

Video: Mariners’ Robinson Cano hits HR in final at-bat of WBC
Brent Stecker | March 18, 2017 11:56 pm

The Dominican Republic fell short of the World Baseball Classic semifinals with a 4-3 loss to the USA, but Robinson Cano’s impressive opposite field home run kept the DR in the game late.

Video: Mariners prospect Tyler O’Neill hits long HR off 3-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw
Brent Stecker | March 18, 2017 2:10 pm

How do you make a case that you’re ready to make your MLB debut sometime in the next season? Homering off Clayton Kershaw, like Tyler O’Neill did, is a pretty good start.