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West Coast League clubs producing runs willy-nilly

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Kelowna 13, Wenatchee 4 last night Wenatchee (14-12) at Kelowna (8-18) 6:05 tonight. Scoreboards Are Blowing OutWhat’s with all the offense?  Where’d all the runs come from?  West Coast League teams are making like slow-pitch teams.  Well, not quite, but they are pushing runners across home plate in record numbers.  Through last night’s games the teams are combining for 11.18 runs per game.  That is a 23.4 percent increase over the average of 9.06 runs per game for the previous four seasons.  Fifty times a team has scored in ...
Sports

Home fireworks in the air and on the field...hopefully

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Bellingham 6, Wenatchee 2 last night Bellingham (14-5) at Wenatchee (13-10) 7:05 tonight. Ouch Again!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won seven of the last eight from Wenatchee... the first time ever the Sox have lost seven of eight to one team. No Outta Town Brooms AllowedSince West Coast League play began a decade ago the AppleSox have never been swept at home in a three-game series.  Tonight is no time to break this string.  Although when one goes back to the old days, Wenatchee did lose three-game league ...
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Wendell George | Sports are part of Indian culture

Little Joe watched as the excitement peaked at the end of the basketball game. The point guard deftly twisted and turned through the other team to the roar of the home team crowd. As he neared the basket, the tall opposing post collapsed on him, so he smoothly bounce-passed to his teammate, who made a layup unopposed. Neither boy cherished credit for the win as they felt they were just part of the teamwork necessary to succeed.
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Chris Rader | Wenatchee became electrified through Squilchuck

With Thomas Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb in 1879, and the first transmission of electricity over a 20-mile line from Niagara Falls Buffalo in 1896, the world had a bright future. Electric power became available in most cities and towns across the U.S. within the next decade (though many rural residents had to wait till the 1930s).
Sports

High temps, low thefts, trouble with Bells

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Bellingham 8, Wenatchee 1 last night Bellingham (13-5) at Wenatchee (13-9) 7:05 tonight. Ouch!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won six of the last seven from Wenatchee and three of the last four at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium. Law Abiding SoxThefts on the decrease.  Wenatchee is averaging 0.86 stolen bases per game in 22 WCL outings.  This ranks 13th in team history.  Only in 2000 (0.83) and 2004 (0.75) did they swipe less.   Hot JuneThe month just completed tied for the second warmest June in the AppleSox 15 ...
Staff Arts

Watch out for those health insurance subsidies

Many people are going to be shocked to learn they owe penalties or additional payments when they send in their taxes. People being people, some are probably underestimating their income in order to get subsidies when they signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Others may not be reporting it when their income goes up. So as soon as they send in their tax information that documents a higher income, they'll be expected to pay back the subsidies that they shouldn't have gotten.
Sports

Everything you want to know about doubleheaders

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 5, Corvallis 2, last night Wenatchee (12-7) at Corvallis (10-9) 6:40 tonight. June 28 GamesThe Sox are batting .667 the 28th of June...they are 8-4.  They are 7-1 in league games and 3-2 on the road, and they have won on this date each of the past three seasons. DoubleheadersTwin bills are far and few between for Wenatchee these days.  That wasn’t always the case though.  In the days of the Pacific International League “let’s play two” occurred quite a bit.  The AppleSox have participated in 44 of these ...