Hi all! For the first time ever, the Wenatchee World sports staff has its very own blog, where all three of us full-time reporters — myself, Brian Adamowsky and the not-so-new-guy Doug Flanagan will provide you with news, notes, opinions and all other kinds of local (or PNW, or national) sports posts.
To start things off, here's what is going on in the world of North Central Washington sports this week:
The Wenatchee AppleSox opened their season by splitting a four-game series with the Bellingham Bells in Bellingham (or as we like to call it here, Almost Canada). The hitters have struggled with consistency, but that's to be expected early on with the collegiate players switching from metal to wooden bats, and with the team missing several players who are still playing in the NCAA postseason. Tonight the Sox make their home debut at 7:05 p.m. against the Bend Elks at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium... or Paul Thomas Sr. Field, depending on if you go by the name on the actual field or the tickets that grant you admission. Real point of contention these days.
Just weeks after announcing Bliss Littler as their new coach, the Wenatchee Wild made another addition to the front office. Don West, who may or may not have sold you a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME GREAT DEAL on sports memorabilia on his Shop at Home Network show in the 1990s (or narrated some TNA Wrestling action you caught on Spike TV in the 2000s), has been hired as the team's new director of sales and marketing. If there's one thing I know from the Shop at Home Network, it's that Don West knows how to sell anything. Can't wait to see what makes it into those classic Don West Brown Bag Specials in the Wild's team store!
Three new lap records were set Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley's Super Oval.
And finally, the Wenatchee Valley Rams brought the Washington Football League championship trophy back to the Valley with an 18-13 win over the Hermiston Hurricanes on Saturday.
Alright, we'll be back soon with all kinds of sports news that YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HIT YA!