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Wild release 2016-17 schedule

The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) in conjunction with the league have announced the release of the 2016-17 BCHL Official Game Schedule. The schedule in its entirety is viewable on the team website ( and also the league’s official website ( launches new website

Haven’t visited the website lately? Then take a look. Since the start of 2016, the Outdoor Discovery Network (the non-profit organization overseeing WenatcheeOutdoors) has been modernizing the look, simplifying the use and improving the functionality of the WenatcheeOutdoors website. The original website was launched in 2005 and, over the course of a decade, WenatcheeOutdoors became the go-to website for information about person-powered outdoor adventure sports in and around Central Washington. But while the old website was a deep repository of local outdoor information, increasingly it was becoming clunky to ...

Sox squander early lead in loss to Knights

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday night, the Wenatchee AppleSox let an early three-run lead go to waste as Corvallis came back late to win 5-3 at Goss Stadium. The second game began at 8:30 p.m. and finished after the Wenatchee World’s deadline.

AppleSox fall to Corvallis in pitcher’s duel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The American Heritage College Dictionary’s definition of a duel is quite clear: “A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups or ideas.”

Rubens column | Training your soccer eye

On the surface, there aren’t many similarities between Lionel Messi and Mark Noble. The obvious one is both are professional footballers (a term the rest of the world uses to describe soccer players) but, beyond that, it’s difficult to connect the two. Messi is a forward who plays for Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona and is widely considered the best player in the world. Noble is a midfielder for English Premier League upper-middle-class West Ham United and has never played for the England National Team. Messi is a world-class goalscorer, one ...

AppleSox start second half with win

WENATCHEE — Life has begun anew for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Starting the second half of the season with an exclamation point, the Sox lived on the base paths and created constant traffic toward home in a 9-5 win over the Kelowna Falcons at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

Merz’s fishing corner: Salmon season invades the Wenatchee Valley

As many of you know, salmon season opened Friday and with as many boats as there were on the water, you would have thought they were searching for gold. Although there were many successful anglers on the water throughout the weekend, I was not one of them. It wasn’t for a lack of trying.

Wild’s BCHL Showcase foes released

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has released the schedule for the fifth Bauer BCHL Showcase Tournament, slated for September 21-25, 2016 at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Locals dominate River Run races

WENATCHEE — A couple of Wenatchee Valley residents captured River Run on the Fourth 10K titles Monday along the Wenatchee waterfront, while Selah and Mill Creek runners took home the 5K crowns.

Sox rally back but fall short to Kelowna

WENATCHEE — Do you celebrate Boxing Day? The chances are, probably not. For Americans, it is known formally as the day after Christmas. Conversely, the Fourth of July means little to our friends above the border. Though they respectfully stood for both “O Canada” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” just before the game, the Kelowna Falcons did nothing to contribute to the local festivities of Independence Day. Despite a late-inning rebellion by the Wenatchee AppleSox, Kelowna limited the home team’s freedom in a 6-5 win Monday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball ...

AppleSox snap losing streak with offensive explosion

WENATCHEE — The largest crowd of the season came to see the Wenatchee AppleSox on Sunday in part for the annual postgame fireworks show. But fans didn’t have to wait until the final out to see explosions as Wenatchee’s offense erupted to the tune of 13 hits. On a patriotic evening, the AppleSox celebrated their freedom from a seven-game losing streak with a 12-2 win over the Kelowna Falcons at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

AppleSox fall on walkoff hit

LONGVIEW — In another tense battle, the Wenatchee AppleSox were unable to avoid a sweep in their three-game road series with the Cowlitz Black Bears at Story Field in Longview. The game was tied at four in the bottom of the ninth inning with Cowlitz’s Morgan McCullough on at second base when Kenyon Yovan stepped to the plate against Sox reliever Dylan Riddle and drilled a game-winning double off the base of the wall to give the Black Bears a 5-4 victory. Reliever Mac Lardner, who was on the hook ...

Rams’ Johnson becoming major contributor

WENATCHEE — With his high-energy playing style and infectiously positive personality, Martea Johnson has quickly grown into a versatile playmaker and team leader in his first full season with the Wenatchee Valley Rams.

AppleSox lose fifth straight game

LONGVIEW — It didn’t take long for the Wenatchee AppleSox to lose their fifth consecutive game. It was an hour and 53 minutes, to be exact. Games are usually shorter when one team only manages three hits as Wenatchee did in its 3-0 loss to the Cowlitz Black Bears on Friday in front of 857 fans at Story Field. The struggling AppleSox now drop to 8-15 on the season.

The Martea Johnson Story: Part I

WENATCHEE — Fans in attendance at the Wenatchee Valley Rams home games against Renton and Puyallup earlier this season will remember Wenatchee Valley cornerback, wide receiver and return specialist Martea Johnson for the scintillating touchdown returns he had in each contest. But Johnson’s impact on the Ram Family extends beyond the playing field.