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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.

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.

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.

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.

Sox use sixth to swat Seals

WENATCHEE — Grady Miller has been Mr. Sunday for the Wenatchee AppleSox so far this season, working all three starts on the traditional day of rest. For five frames on Sunday, the lefty from Wenatchee dominated and frustrated the San Francisco Seals, fanning eight before giving up two runs in an arduous sixth inning as the Sox fell down 3-1.

Rams rebound after first loss in three years, take care of Cavaliers

TUMWATER — It may not have been a masterclass in football aesthetics but a week after dropping their first game of the year, the defending national champion Wenatchee Valley Rams got back in the win column Saturday evening with a critical 28-14 road victory over the division rival Washington Cavaliers. The Rams, whose usually prolific rushing attack was held to just 81 yards by Puyallup’s stellar front seven a week ago, broke out a more balanced offensive strategy that saw quarterbacks Zach Clow and Phil Frost split time under center.

Wenatchee native Gettman drafted by Giants in 34th round of MLB Draft

A local Wenatchee hurler has hit the big time. Cj Gettman — a pitcher who had previously pitched for Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Valley College and the Wenatchee AppleSox — last week was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 34th round of the MLB Draft.

AppleSox blank Seals

WENATCHEE — A starting pitcher’s job is to set the tone for his team, to give his manager innings and his offense a chance to work without the pressure of coming from behind.

AppleSox lose series finale to Sweets

So far, the Wenatchee AppleSox season has been one of streaks. Hopefully for the ‘Sox, their latest loss won’t spark another downward trend. Wenatchee lost to Walla Walla 8-4 on Thursday evening at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium to bring its record to 4-8 on the season.

Swing Away: Golfing on the Olympic Peninsula

Being a so-called ‘golf journalist’ has its perks. I readily admit that I enjoy the opportunity to be invited to play golf at some of the best courses in the northwest and write about the experience. My most recent outing took my photographer and I to Salish Cliffs Golf Club and the Little Creek Casino and Resort on the Olympic Peninsula just off highway 101 near Shelton. It’s a bit of a trek to get there from Wenatchee, but well worth the effort if you enjoy a world class golf ...

Weekly fishing report: Lake Chelan and Potholes Reservoir

As anglers gear up for the opener of Chinook salmon season, which is July 1, there are many other fishing opportunities to be had throughout North Central Washington. I had the opportunity to fish two lakes this past week: Lake Chelan and Potholes Reservoir.

Evans captures Idaho Tune Up 150 victory

POST FALLS, Idaho — Patience and experience paid off for Garrett Evans on Saturday night as he picked up the win in the Idaho Tune-Up 150 held at Stateline Speedway. It was the two-time and defending series champion’s third victory of the year on the Northwest Super Late Model Series. In a race filled with plenty of excitement, the current points leader kept a late race lead and held off a hard charging Shelby Thompson by less then a car length to grab the win.

AppleSox secure first series win

WENATCHEE — Lou Brown, the fictional manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 baseball comedy Major League, was a dubious motivator. After his team of obligatory rag-tag players gets off to a sluggish start, the Tribe’s skipper gave this inspirational pre-game sermon to his players:

Rams stumble to first loss of season against Kings

WENATCHEE — Saturday night’s heavyweight clash between the Western Washington Football Alliance’s two best teams certainly lived up to its billing. The Wenatchee Valley Rams battled the defending WWFA champion Puyallup Nation Kings to the last second of a physical slugfest before the game’s final pass fell incomplete inside the Kings’ 5-yard line and the Rams suffered their first defeat of the season by a final score of 18-10.