3 Chiefs make college commitments

Print Article

Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake's BJ Mullin (Whitworth University), Spencer Skeesick (North Dakota State College of Science) and Zach Phillips (Northwest College) made their college choices official on Tuesday.

MOSES LAKE — It was a packed house in the Moses Lake High School office on Tuesday afternoon.

Several family members, friends, coaches and teammates were in attendance to witness three Chiefs make their college choice official.

Football players BJ Mullin and Spencer Skeesick signed with Whitworth University and North Dakota State College of Science, respectively. Basketball player Zach Phillips made a commitment to Northwest College.

Mullin battled injuries throughout his junior and senior seasons, but remained a dynamic two-way player for Moses Lake.

“It feels great,” he said. “Just blessed to play football because I love to do it. Blessed to play another four years at a school that I feel like I will love playing there and playing for.”

Mullin joins Brett Moser and Rehn Reiley as Moses Lake graduates to play for the Pirates.

Skeesick was a reliable kicker for a Moses Lake team that finished its Columbia Basin Big Nine schedule undefeated. Skeesick connected on 29 extra points and two field goals, placing him in the top 15 of CBBN scoring leaders. What’s more, Skeesick’s booming kickoffs prevented many lengthy returns from the opposition.

“I’m just ready for the new chapter,” he said. “Can’t wait to play college ball. It’s always been a dream to play at the next level. I’m ready for it.”

The Wildcats finished their 2017 schedule 5-4 overall.

Phillips had a meandering road toward Northwest College.

After a move to Utah, Phillips returned to Moses Lake before his senior season of basketball where the Chiefs reached the district semifinals. Phillips was named the CBBN Player of the Year as a junior and was voted all-league first team as a senior.

“It’s kind of a relief or stress off my shoulders, but then it’s kind of like a new challenge,” he said. “So, I’m excited to get started.”

Print Article

Read More High School

Ephrata hurdlers reach finals at Day 1 of state track

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald TACOMA — Ephrata hurdlers McCall DeChenne and Brad Flanigan were able to reach finals on the first day of the Class 2A state track meet. DeChenne was fifth in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles, cloc...


Read More

Othello’s Patrick Azevedo finishes fifth in 2A Boys State Golf Tournament

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald RICHLAND — Defending state medalist Patrick Azevedo from Othello had his sights set on going low on Wednesday after finishing the first round in a tie for 10th at the 2A Boys State Championships at C...


Read More

Kenedee Peters makes the shot of the tournament to win third 2A state medalist honor

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald RICHLAND — Kenedee Peters not only won her third 2A state medalist honor in the past four years, she hit the shot of the tournament on the finishing hole, leaving no questions asked as to why she’ll ...


Read More

CWAC all-league tennis, golf

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald CWAC girls golf Golfer of the Year: Kenedee Peters, Ephrata Coach of the Year: Andrea Bannister, Ellensburg Sportsmanship Award: Ephrata First team: Kenedee Peters, Ephrata; Morgan Baum, East Val...


Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy