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Wild win big for 2nd straight game

SOLDOTNA, Alaska — Perhaps the Wild will miss Alaska after all. Wenatchee’s last regular season trip to the Last Frontier state has gotten off to an explosive start it has scored 11 goals in the first two games of a weekend series with Kenai River. After a 6-0 throttling on Thursday, the Wild continued to pour it on in the middle game as they beat the Brown Bears 5-1 Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Prep Friday: Entiat boys basketball cruises past league-leading Pateros

PATEROS — The Central Washington B League has a knot of teams all tied for first place and two of them played against each other on Friday, Entiat beat Pateros 81-59 on the road. With the game tied 34-34 at halftime, the Tigers pulled away big time in the third quarter en route to handing the Billygoats their first league loss of the year 81-59 at Pateros High School. With the win Entiat, 7-1 in league play, now finds itself in a three-way tie for first with Pateros and Riverside ...

Velocity Swimming sets championship tone

Velocity Swimming, Wenatchee Valley’s only year-round swim club, swam last weekend in the 2015 Winter Open held in Ellensburg. Swimming in the pool where the Inland Empire Swimming Short Course Championships will be held in four weeks, Velocity set the tone for excellent competition and time drops.

Prep focus: Eastmont wrestling hammers West Valley

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont wrestling team secured its first Columbia Basin Big Nine wrestling dual meet win of the season Thursday with a solid 51-24 victory over visiting West Valley. 

Wild steamroll Brown Bears

KENAI RIVER, Alaska — Behind a hat trick from forward Kyle Stephan, the Wenatchee Wild handed the Kenai River Brown Bears their worst home loss since September with a 6-0 win Thursday.

Prep focus: Sunnyside wrestling handles Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee wrestling team lost to Columbia Basin Big Nine foe Sunnyside 40-24 on Thursday. Five Panthers recorded victories in the dual meet against the visiting Grizzlies.

Ridge to River put on shelf for a year

WENATCHEE — During its heyday, the Ridge to River Relay’s crème de la crème was its paddling leg — with canoeists and kayakers churning away down the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the finish line in Riverfront Park.

Ultramarathons: A true test of endurance

The North Face Endurance Challenge was looming. It boasted breathtaking views along redwood lined forest trails, but along with the scenery came a punishing 6,300 feet in elevation gain. I knew that I would finish, but I also knew that I had injured myself running far fewer miles with virtually no elevation to contend with. So how to get through this without maiming myself irreversibly? I actually trained for this race. And don’t be shocked; I think many of you can, too.

Local lacrosse club looking for players, coaches, referees

The Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse Club is currently preparing for its 10th season. Registration is currently open for our boys youth divisions, as well as our boys and girls high school teams. Our season begins in early March and lasts through May.

Prep focus: Cashmere basketball sweeps Chelan

CASHMERE — The Cashmere boys basketball team knew it needed a win at home Tuesday against Caribou Trail League rival Chelan to even have a chance at the league’s No. 1 seed. 

Wolves on walkabout

In a presentation that was educational and entertaining told to a standing-room-only audience at the Wenatchee River Institute on Jan. 14, biologist David Moskowitz recounted his adventure of following the 1,200-mile-long trail of a GPS-collared wild wolf, named OR7, from its birth place near Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to its new territory near the Oregon-California border in the hills near Ashland, Ore.