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Prep focus: Panthers top Wildcats to take home Bridge of Sportsmanship trophy

EAST WENATCHEE — Wenatchee quarterback Austin Blakney took the snap and an Eastmont pass rusher almost immediately flushed him out of the pocket. Blakney kept his eyes downfield as he rolled to his right, and lineman Kyle Byers gave him extra time with a big block. Blakney noticed receiver Paddy Allen wildly waving his arms in the end zone, so he planted his right foot and launched the ball across his body toward Allen.

Prep focus: Wenatchee Valley sends five harriers to state

WENATCHEE — The course at Walla Walla Point Park was wet and soggy Thursday afternoon, but not enough to dampen the spirits of the Wenatchee and Eastmont cross country teams as they welcomed the rest of the Columbia Basin Big Nine to the valley for the 4A District 6 title meet. And while neither the Panthers nor the Wildcats will send a full team to next weekend’s state tournament, both will be represented in Pasco.

AppleSox schedule released

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox will start the 2017 season on the road, taking on the Walla Walla Sweets on Friday, June 2. The home-opening game at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Field will be against the Victoria HarbourCats on Thursday, June 8. The Sox will play their last regular-season game of the summer against the Corvallis Knights on Thursday, Aug. 3. The Kitsap BlueJackets have turned into the Port Angeles Lefties, realigning the two divisions. Starting in 2017, Wenatchee’s division will have six teams.

U.S. Baseball Academy holding winter baseball camp at Quincy High

QUINCY — Quincy High School is hosting a six week baseball camp starting January 8. Quincy coach Andy Harris will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to seven players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Wenatchee native Paton takes third at National Championships

SNOESHOE MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Cole Paton on Saturday took third the men’s club cross-country mountain bike championships held in West Virginia. Paton, who currently attends Fort Lewis College, finished behind only Colorado Mesa University’s Eivind Roed and University of Vermont’s Nicholas Lando. 

Wild end road trip with win over Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — After losing back-to-back games to Surrey and Coquitlam to start the weekend, the Wenatchee Wild staved off a late Chilliwack comeback and rebounded for a 4-3 win over the Chiefs on Saturday night at Prospera Centre.

Hell Hounds rugby runs over Portland to stay unbeaten

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Hell Hounds Rugby Club dispatched of the visiting Portland Pigs on Saturday at Orchard Middle School, putting forth a physical effort and spreading around the offensive production in a 48-7 win. The Hell Hounds improved to 3-0 on the season with the victory.

WVC women’s soccer team blanks YVCC

YAKIMA — Behind AdriAnna Simmons’ shutout in goal, the WVC women’s soccer team needed just one goal to beat Yakima Valley on Saturday afternoon and got it in the 11th minute.

Prep Saturday: Bears volleyball team cruises past Raiders

BREWSTER — The Brewster volleyball team swept Lake Roosevelt in three decisive sets at Brewster High School on Saturday, with set scores of 25-12, 25-7, and 25-18, improving to 7-0 in the Central Washington 2B league and 13-1 overall. 

Wenatchee Wild weekend preview: Big test looms in Chilliwack

Wenatchee Wild coach/general manager Bliss Littler uses the terms “compete level” and “fat and happy” often to describe the way his players need to play and react shortly thereafter to have a chance at continued success.

Town Toyota Center set to host US Figure Skating Regionals

This week, for the second time in three years, the Wenatchee Valley will be host to the United States Figure Skating Northwest Pacific Regionals. This prestigious event is hosted by the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club, and will take place at Town Toyota Center Thursday-Saturday.
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Prep spotlight, Bobbi Hall: A lasting impact

Bobbi Hall feels the pressure of trying to live up to a legacy. But, where others might shy away from expectation, the Pateros High School senior rises to meet its challenges.