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Softball home Friday & Saturday and baseball Saturday & Sunday

BASEBALL (0-0, 0-6)Saturday & Sunday, Shoreline (7-4) home.* Hopefully the old saying, “the third time is the charm” applies to the Knights this weekend.  Saturday and Sunday Wenatchee Valley has home games scheduled…two doubleheaders with Shoreline.  This is not the first time they’ve had a pair of twin bills scheduled.  For that matter it is not the second.  Both the first and second weekends this month a total of eight games got deleted when the home field was unplayable.* The Knights will pursue their first wins of 2017 when Shoreline ...
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Hillary Schwirtlich | Tiny seeds and baby plants

Even though the snow is lingering late this year, a hike on your local trail reveals that spring is on its way. How can we tell? Tiny plants have begun to sprout! Take a close look at the ground and see the little green leaves pushing their way out of the ground. Whether these leaves are part of a plant that grows back year after year, or a baby plant just getting its start, they all started with a seed.

Softball heads east, baseball west for games this weekend

SOFTBALL (1-4)Friday, Walla Walla (5-3) away.* The games the 17th are the beginning of East Region play.  When May 13 comes around each squad will have 32 league contests.* In the past 4-1/2 seasons the Knights have been on a roll against the Warriors, winning 15 of 18 and taking the series lead.  After 94 games WVC now leads 51-43.* Oh yes, St. Patrick’s Day.  The “Wearing of the Green” has been a good day for the Black and Silver.  After dropping their first two March 17 games they have ...

Soccer record win streak, boys golf in Purple Cup, tennis has new coaches

BASEBALLFriday, Richland away.* Wenatchee opens the season against former league foe Richland.  The Panthers and Bombers were both CBBN members from the beginning in 1967 and until 2012 when several schools broke away and formed the Mid-Columbia Conference.* A year ago WHS took a season opening doubleheader at Rec Park from RHS.* Richland has had the upper hand in the 91-game series with 65 wins to Wenatchee’s 26.* The Panthers are 33-17 in their season openers since 1967.  They are 1-0 vs. Richland.* This isn’t any old season opener, it’s ...

WVC baseball and softball to give it another try this weekend

BASEBALLSaturday & Sunday, Green River home.* The gentlemen of Wenatchee Valley College will take another whack at it this weekend.  Mother Nature interfered and deleted four games scheduled for last Saturday and Sunday.  This time Green River is slated for doubleheaders on both the 11th and 12th.  * The Gators and Knights have played 34 times with 29 of those contests right here on the local diamond.  The Auburn school leads the series 24-10, but the Knights have won the last three.
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Winemakers Journal: 10 wines for $50

Friends and former co-workers Linda and John Barta presented me with an all too generous, but perfect and most appreciated retirement gift a few weeks ago. I was instructed to spend the $50 gift certificate to Grocery Outlet entirely on wine.
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Teri Fink | Museum offers ice age experience to 3,000 students

Thanks to generous support from the Wenatchee Central Lions Club, a $9,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, and $6,000 in community donations, Wenatchee Valley Museum is offering Ice Age Adventures at no cost to students in second, fourth and fifth grades throughout the region. Wenatchee School District is a taking advantage of this great educational opportunity.
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Greg Asimakoupoulos | A winning game plan

When Ed Pepple was 12 years old, he stood on a street corner of Wenatchee Avenue hawking copies of the Wenatchee Daily World. Descriptions of a world at war dominated the front page of the papers he sold in 1944. At that time, young Ed had no way of knowing how the war would end. Neither did he have any idea he would be making headlines of his own before long.

WVC, final home basketball games this evening

MENS BASKETBALL (5-9, 9-17)Wednesday, North Idaho (13-2, 25-3) home.* Final home game of the season.* North Carolina comes to town tonight, well, actually it’s North Idaho, but for what the Knights have experienced the past three-and-a-half decades it might as well have been the Tar Heels.  WVC and NIC have played 32 times since 1981 and the latter was victorious in every one of them.  Overall they lead the series 49-9 and 19-9 in Smith Gym.* On the plus side, kind of, the closest WVC game ever played at Coeur ...