(Centralia, WA) The Eli Sports Network is excited to announce our expanded Fall sports coverage with the addition of ESN 4 radio stream. We also have two special focused Football channels this season.
On Eli’s ESN 1 you will find the usual mix of Football, Girls Soccer and Volleyball. On tap are 21 football games, 10 Volleyball matches and 3 Girls Soccer matches. ESN 2 will offer 9 Football games and 13 Girls Soccer matches. ESN 1 & 2 focus on the 4A, 3A and 2A levels from Kent to Centralia.
ESN 3 is our Vancouver station with a heavy focus on GSHL 4A with some 3A and 2A along with 1A Trico action mixed in. ESN 3 will have 16 Football games, 8 Volleyball matches and 7 Girls Soccer. We are continuing to look into expanding another stream into the Vancouver and SW Washington area to focus more on the 2A and 1A schools but we are not quite there yet.
Our newest addition is ESN 4. This stream will focus on the new Central and Pacific B Leagues. We have 10 Football games and 8 Volleyball matches scheduled at this time.
Now we will hedge our bets a little here at the beginning of the season. First and foremost our schedule is always subject to change, especially later in the season where we will give games with play-off implications priority. Second, we are in the process of activating our 3rd stream and implementing our 4th stream with our streaming company. It is taking longer than expected but our goal is to have our full slate of games up and running by this coming Thursday.
Assuming we will get this accomplished we will be offering a grand total of 56 football games, 23 Girls Soccer matches and 26 Volleyball contests for a total of 105 regular season broadcasts from September 1 thru October 31.
This does not even count the huge post season coverage we offer with full tournament coverage of selected classifications of Girls Soccer and Volleyball and all 6 State Football Championship games.
Additionally, Eli will be celebrating the 49th and final season of the State’s winningest High School Football Coach Sid Otton of the Tumwater T-Birds. We will carry as many games of the T-Bird season as possible with the goal of all games. Coach Otton comes into this season with 384 wins, 82 more than the next closest. ESN will also do a season long series on the history of Coach Otton and how he came to be the most dominating Coach in Washington State history. Otton has 6 career State Championships and 3 runner-up finishes and many other State tournament appearances. In his 43 years as coach of the T-Birds he has only 7 losing seasons and only 2 since 1979. Look for the Tumwater page on the Eli-on-the-Air drop down menu.
Our 2nd specialty program this season is a focus on the new North Puget Sound League. It will be a special Thursday/Saturday schedule of 10 games focused on the Auburn, Kent, Federal Way and other NPSL schools. That schedule is also on the Eli-on-the-Air drop down menu.
One other note for those looking for games on the air we have also linked another 125 games set to be broadcast by other radio stations through-out Western Washington. So if you are looking for a game on the air go to Eli-on-the-Air and click on the Eli Radio live broadcast button on the drop-down menu and all 181 of these football games will be at your finger-tips.