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Seahawks defense focusing on pursuit

After the Seahawks concluded their minicamp last week, coach Pete Carroll said one of the team’s priorities during the offseason is to emphasize pursuit and effort.

Molding the future: WVC holds basketball camp for children grades K-8

Baylee Toftness, 5, passes a ball in between the legs of Cameron Silver, a sophomore player at Wenatchee Valley College, during a passing exercise at a basketball camp hosted by WVC on Wednesday. WVC men’s basketball coach Brett McGinnis, along with WVC staff members and volunteers help put on the camp, which helped ballers in Kindergarten through eighth grade hone their skills during sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the college.
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A veteran presence: Capitals’ Jonathan Rodriguez leads from the back

Jonathan Rodriguez has been around the block once or twice. One of the most experienced players on Wenatchee FC’s roster, Rodriguez has borne witness to the steady, yet sharp, progression of professional soccer in Wenatchee over the past few years. Not long ago, the Wenatchee Fire indoor team was the only option for players wishing to extend their careers past college in the Valley. That’s no longer the case.

Wild fans choose new season slogan

WENATCHEE -- After a week of open voting on social media sites, the Wenatchee Wild fan base selected the team’s new slogan for the 2016-17 season from a pool of three finalists. This year’s team will adopt the slogan, “Power of the Pack” for the upcoming BCHL season.

Cavs get hero’s welcome in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A beaming LeBron James returned home to wild celebration on Monday when he stepped off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ team plane carrying the long-coveted NBA title he promised to deliver for the city’s long-suffering fans. The mere sight of James set off loud cheers from adoring fans who showed up to thank the greatest basketball player on the planet for leading Cleveland past the Golden State Warriors in a decisive seventh game of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

USGA regrets distraction and delayed Johnson ruling

OAKMONT, Pa. — U.S. Open organizers on Monday said they regret “the distraction caused” by their delay in handing champion Dustin Johnson a one-stroke penalty until after Sunday’s final round was completed. The U.S. Golf Association (USGA), however, stood by its decision to penalize Johnson one stroke after the round.

Simmons promised No. 1 pick by Philly 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday told former-LSU forward Ben Simmons the franchise would pick him first overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Simmons will join fellow big men Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid in the ‘6ers’ frontcourt.

California quarterback commits to Washington

Another “Montlake Jake” is coming to UW. Three-star quarterback recruit Jake Haener received his first scholarship offer from a Power Five school Saturday and accepted his “dream” offer from Washington.

Rookies transitioning into Seahawks

RENTON — One of the greatest attributes for a football player on the field also can be one of the greatest curses off it, says Mo Kelly, the Seahawks’ vice president of player development.
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Mariners lose in walkoff fashion

DETROIT — Justin Upton’s first homer put the Tigers back in the game in the seventh inning. His second homer won it for them in the bottom of the 12th.

AppleSox used 9-run inning to thump Bend

BEND, Ore. — The lengthy bus ride from Wenatchee to Bend lasts over six hours, not including traffic or pit stops. Though far from home, the Wenatchee AppleSox touch home nearly a dozen times Tuesday as they showed no signs of bus legs in an 11-0 thumping of the Bend Elks in front of 1753 fans at Vince Genna Stadium. Wenatchee has now won five of its last six and the game marked the first of 17 straight contests.

Comcast customers to get all Pac-12 games

The Pac-12 Networks has successfully “flipped” its programming feeds with its biggest cable partner, and that should be welcome news for many fans around the Pac-12 Conference.

Wild add another member to front office

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Wild have been busy this offseason with a restructuring of the front office, and the organization is pleased to welcome their latest addition, Katie Lenerville, who will serve as the Director of Sales and Marketing.
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Merz’s fishing corner: Wenatchee Valley fishing gets competitive

Fishing on any body of water is always a cheap and affordable way to enjoy being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Getting paid to do it, however, makes it that much better. Such was the case with the Wenatchee Pike Minnow Derby that occurred June 18-19, which was held by the East Wenatchee Rotary Club and the generous sponsors of Bob Feil Boats and Motors, Hooked on Toys, Weinstein Beverages, Bi-Mart, and the Chelan County PUD.

Storm can’t blemish Lynx’s perfect record

Selfishly, Sue Bird wanted to give Minnesota its first loss if for no other reason than to jump-start the Storm out of an early-season malaise that threatens to ruin its postseason chances.