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Big series with Sweets continues tonight for AppleSox

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 16, Wenatchee 9 last night. Walla Walla (13-15) at Wenatchee (15-13) 7:05 tonight.  Last Night Game Stuff - Another three-plus hour home game (3:08).  That’s eight in 18 games.  Average time this season 2:51...historical average 2:33.- The 16 runs scored by Walla Walla is the most by WW in the 36-game Sox/Sweet series.  Old mark 15 last month when they won 15-5.- The 25 combined runs were also a record.  Previous mark 20...see line above.- 100 was the high yesterday at the airport.  The third straight day ...
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Andy Dappen | Rocky Reach Trail — North End opens

“This has been 20 years in the making,” Bob Parlette said as he addressed a crowd of about 75 people at Lincoln Rock State Park who had assembled for a ribbon-cutting celebration of the Rocky Reach Trail on July 2. “There were times I wasn’t sure I’d live long enough to see this happen.”

Heat, runs, records, time at the ball park

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Everett Merchants 14, Wenatchee 8 last night. NW Star Academy (can’t find their record) at Wenatchee (18-13) 7:05 tonight. This is the final of five nonleague games, and also the beginning of the second half of the home schedule...16 down, 16 to go.  NW Star Academy is headquartered in West Linn, OR and the AppleSox have played them seven times before...three times in both ‘06 and ‘07 and once in ‘08.  The Sox lost the first two and won the next five.  The Academy team is the second most ...
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Kelli Scott: Bid now for restaurant discounts on The World’s website

After 109 years in Wenatchee, The World has made more than a few connections with other local businesses. This week, we are putting those connections to use for the benefit of our readers by offering a chance to purchase gift cards to restaurants and other businesses across town at deep discounts. It’s called the “Bite Me! Again” online auction, so named because The World recently published a restaurant guide called “Bite Me!”

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 ...

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).

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 ...