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Packers avoid elimination with victory

CENTRALIA - The Apple Valley Packers kept their summer season alive with a win Sunday at the Washington State American Legion Baseball 'AAA' tournament at Wheeler Field in Centralia.

Packers lose 1st-round state game

CENTRALIA — The Apple Valley Packers lost in disappointing fashion Saturday in their first Washington State American Legion Baseball ‘AAA’ tournament game at Wheeler Field in Centralia. But the Packers’ players and coaching staff plan on using that loss as motivation as they head into consolation play today.

Late-season surge propels Packers to state tournament

WENATCHEE — When the Apple Valley Packers were mired in a 13-game league losing streak earlier this summer, the players knew they had a choice of two scenarios that would determine the course of the rest of their summer.

Proposed Waterville-Mansfield athletic consolidation discussed

WATERVILLE — Waterville community members shared their thoughts about a possible athletic consolidation with Mansfield during a forum July 8 at the Waterville High School Career Center, sponsored by the Waterville School Board. Board members Stephanie Stibal, Dale Snyder, Daniel Miranda and Eric Biggar were present. Superintendent Cathi Nelson, principal Tabatha Mires and athletic director Mike Gray also responded to questions. The Waterville forum was preceded by similar event in Mansfield.
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Eastmont football shoring up defense at team camp

WENATCHEE — After giving up the second-most points in the Columbia Basin Big Nine during the 2013 season, the Eastmont football team is looking to solve its defensive problems with a stronger, more confident approach.

Packers advance to state tourney

SPOKANE — The Apple Valley Packers have advanced to the Washington American Legion Baseball ‘AAA’ state tournament.

Packers qualify for postseason play

WENATCHEE — The Apple Valley Packers didn’t let a 12-game losing streak deter them from finishing the Central Washington League regular season strong and clinching a playoff spot.

Velocity takes 3rd in stormy Missoula

When there is rain, wind and thunderstorms looming about, the last thing you may think of is to go swimming. But 40 Velocity Swimmers at the Firecracker Invitational in Missoula, Mont., last weekend (June 26-30) did exactly that. Despite the unreasonable conditions, the team managed many best times and set multiple new team records while finishing third behind host Missoula Aquatic Club and Bozeman. Thirty-five teams participated in the annual event.

Eastmont’s Seabrook 6th in junior qualifier

SPOKANE — Eastmont golfer Aaron Seabrook finished sixth with a 10-over par 152 at the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier at Manito Golf & Country Club in Spokane on Monday.
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Packers hope to sustain strong start

On a cement wall next to the left field bleachers behind the third-base dugout at Recreation Park, gold plaques with rosters from Apple Valley Packers teams throughout the years are displayed. On some of those plaques, the team’s record from that year is shown. Those records show how good of a run the Packers had at various stages during the past few decades.