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Elk season proves to be mixed bag for hunters

YAKIMA — Any elk hunter who spent the last week and weekend of October in the hills northwest of Yakima or northeast of Ellensburg already knows this: The season was, well, just OK.

Wild ice cold against Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Wenatchee Wild lost to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-1 on Thursday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

Wenatchee football to host Skyview in state game

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee football team has focused on the state playoffs since the end of last season, when it was bounced by Chiawana in the second round of the 4A tournament.

Ice Dogs welcome Wild to Fairbanks

After a three-hour bus ride to Seattle and a 10-hour flight to Anchorage, Alaska, the Wenatchee Wild arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska on Wednesday night to start their three-game series against the Ice Dogs.

Ephrata girls soccer wins 1st state game

EPHRATA — The Ephrata girls soccer team beat Fife 3-1 in the first round of the 2A state tournament at the Ephrata High School Soccer Complex on Wednesday.

State volleyball: Cascade gets tough draw

The Cascade volleyball team will play Freeman on Friday morning in a first-round 1A state tournament match, its first challenge on its quest to repeat as state champions.

Ephrata football team’s season ends

CLARKSTON — The Ephrata football team couldn’t overcome a 15-point halftime deficit on Tuesday against Clarkston in the District 5/6/7 playoffs.

Hunting options abound this month in NCW

Waterfowl hunting action can really start to heat up in the Columbia Basin in November if temperatures drop and bring migrant ducks and geese from the north. Expect large numbers of mallards, wigeon, gadwalls, teal, scaup, redheads and canvasbacks. Early season migrant Canada geese (Lesser and Taverner’s) begin to scatter from their initial staging area at Stratford Lake to alfalfa or grain fields near Moses Lake and the Columbia River.

WDFW works to highlight rec opportunities in the Okanogan

OLYMPIA — Recreational opportunities abound through the fall and winter in the Okanogan region, and leaders from Brewster, Bridgeport and Pateros are promoting them in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Local fishing hot, profitable in November

November can be a very profitable time to fish for many species in some of the region’s waterways, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Northcentral Region Fish Program manager Jeff Korth.

Film events to help you weather November

November is a dark, dank, undesirable month that has many of us seeing our motivation sagging like a week-old birthday balloon. With fewer things to do and the need for motivation, ski films, outdoor films and environmental films tend to be popular this time of year. Here in the Wenatchee Valley, for example, all of the following films and festivals are on tap to help get us through the November blahs.