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No clear Masters favorite with Woods out

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The echoes within the Augusta National pines provided evidence Wednesday that the excitement of the 78th Masters was kicking up. The annual par-3 tournament produced its usual crowd-pleasing theatrics — from the aces delivered by Matt Jones, Buddy Alexander and Mark O’Meara to the dialed-in, six-birdie victory claimed by Ryan Moore.

WVC baseball: Knights split with Timberwolves

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Wenatchee Valley College baseball team split a doubleheader with host Blue Mountain on Wednesday, winning the opener 9-6 and dropping the nightcap 5-2.
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The Apple Leaf: Duncan’s unusual journey to WHS Hall of Fame

The Wenatchee High School Hall of Fame contains 86 former athletes and coaches, dating as far back as 1905, with an assortment of backgrounds and stories. One of these stories stands out from the rest, and that story belongs to 2013 inductee Ron Duncan.

Mariners top Angels on Corey Hart’s pair of home runs

SEATTLE — It should have been a full-on celebration. With a sold-out crowd of 45, 661 jammed into Safeco Field on a less-than-frigid Tuesday night, the Mariners made their home opener an enjoyable victory for fans, rolling to a 5-3 triumph, thanks to a pair of Corey Hart home runs.

WVC softball: Knights rally to sweep Yaks

YAKIMA — The Wenatchee Valley College softball team rallied from a 5-1 sixth-inning deficit to post a 7-5 victory Tuesday to sweep a doubleheader from Yakima Valley at Dunbar Park.

Marathon expo April 18

More than 20 vendors, businesses and organizations will have booths at the inaugural TedDriven Wenatchee Marathon Expo on April 18 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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UConn claims national title

ARLINGTON, Texas — Among Kevin Ollie’s many notable phrases is “believing in the dark.” He expects his players to believe, even when they can’t see.
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Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams.

Analysis: Wild rise to the occasion in postseason play

The Wenatchee Wild gained strong footing in their North American Hockey League divisional semifinal series against the Minnesota Wilderness with a pair of road wins last weekend. The Wild took two of three contests and lead the best-of-five series 2-1.

Jones sweeps Northwest Cup Finals

WENATCHEE — Mission Ridge’s Alec Jones completed a clean sweep of all three Eigenvector Northwest Cup Finals races with a victory in the men’s giant slalom on Sunday.

Wild fall in playoff tilt, lead series 2-1

CLOQUET, Minn. -- The Wenatchee Wild lost 4-0 Sunday on the road against the Minnesota Wilderness. Wenatchee leads the best-of-five divisional semi-finals playoff series 2-1 and will host game four of the series Friday at the Town Toyota Center.