The fact that the Columbia Basin River Dogs will be participating in the 2014 Babe Ruth 16-18 Year Old World Series, which begins tonight at Johnson-O’Brien Stadium in Ephrata, is certainly no surprise; as the host team, the River Dogs earned an automatic berth, and even if they hadn’t, they’re a good enough team that they probably would’ve qualified anyway. The River Dogs have a long history of success, and this year is no exception.
PATEROS — In the wake of devastation, determined communities seem to find a common theme to rally around. In Pateros, that theme could be as small as a phrase on a hat. The hats, which read, “Pateros Strong, Rising from the Ashes 2014” will be available at Pateros High School and various Pateros businesses as early as this morning.
CENTRALIA — The Apple Valley Packers saw their summer season come to an end Monday with a 5-4 loss to the Hanford Flames at the Washington State American Legion Baseball ‘AAA’ tournament at Wheeler Field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.