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Sox lose third straight; Victoria’s winning streak at 16

WENATCHEE — For the Victoria HarbourCats, it was sweet 16. For the Wenatchee AppleSox, it was sour. After losing their opening three games of the season, the HarbourCats bid farewell to the bitter taste of defeat and have been devouring West Coast League opponents ever since. The Canadian squad’s 16-game league-record winning streak began north of the border with a clean sweep of Wenatchee June 7-9 in Victoria. The AppleSox were Victoria’s victims once again, putting up a fight, but ultimately falling to the HarbourCats 6-3 on Tuesday at Paul Thomas ...

Merz’s Fishing Corner | Report on Columbia River Chinook salmon season starts Friday

The salmon are here! In just a couple of short days, fishing for salmon on the Columbia River opens in North Central Washington and anglers are chomping at the bit to get some tasty morsels on the grill or in the freezer. This is the run of the summer Chinook salmon, which is the largest of the species and usually runs from June through August. There are a few good areas in which anglers converge to catch these fish. These areas are at Confluence Park — just below Rocky Reach ...

AppleSox lose as Victoria wins 15th straight

VICTORIA, British Columbia —Objects in motion stay in motion. So says Isaac Newton. Yes, it’s the middle of summer and few people care to mix the laws of physics with the leisure of baseball, but it appropriately describes the torrid play of the Victoria HarbourCats. Roaring back from a 2-0 deficit, the Canadian squad won its 15th consecutive game with a 7-4 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Monday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

OckWord: The geek who streaked

Defensive alignments have taken over baseball in recent years. The tsunami of information, spray charts and scouting reports has given managers boatloads of data on where hitters tend to direct their balls in play. This has resulted in dramatic defensive shifts, particularly in the infield where positions are temporarily redefined. Third basemen play shortstop; shortstops play second; second baseman play shallow right. It’s a topsy-turvy baseball Bizarro World.

AppleSox fall to Gresham in series finale

GRESHAM, Ore. — That third game has been a killer. For the last three league series, the Wenatchee AppleSox have won the first two games to put themselves in position to sweep. But in each series, game three has been their downfall. Sunday was no exception. After winning big Friday and Saturday, the AppleSox blew a 6-0 lead and lost to the Gresham GreyWolves 11-9 at Oslund Field.

AppleSox take series from GreyWolves

GRESHAM, Ore. — The Wenatchee AppleSox beat the host Gresham GreyWolves 8-3 on Saturday night at Oslund Field, guaranteeing a series win for the visiting team.

Wenatchee steamrolls Arlington behind revived passing attack

ARLINGTON — In case any fans were worried that the Wenatchee Valley Rams had lost their spark after a home loss to Puyallup Nation and a somewhat-shaky road win over the Washington Cavaliers, let Saturday’s 63-0 obliteration of the Arlington Grizzlies serve notice to the rest of the Western Washington Football Alliance that the Rams have put those setbacks behind them.
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Mission Ridge hosts second annual GranDuro race

Racers Jason Walker, at right, and Domenico Futia make their way down the trail between Lake Clara and where the trail intersects with the Liberty-Beehive road. The Mission GranDuro mountain bike race was held Saturday at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. RunDuro runner Craig Vander Hart runs down a steep and rocky section of trail, as biker Joshua Crutcher follows. Starting at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, the GranDuro and RunDuro races on Saturday utilized parts of following trails: Pipeline Trail, Clara Lake Trail, Liberty-Beehive Road, Mission Ridge ...

AppleSox tame GreyWolves on the road

GRESHAM, Ore. — Talk about reverse psychology. After winning the first two contests of their six-game Oregon road trip, the Wenatchee AppleSox lost 9-1 to the Bend Elks on Thursday. Wenatchee flipped that score around on Friday using a 12-hit attack to pound the Gresham GreyWolves 9-1 at Oslund Field.

Caps ready for league-leading Victory

A week after suffering its first loss in nearly a month, Wenatchee FC will try to get back on track Sunday night in what on paper appears to be their toughest test of the season.

Edwards dominant as Wenatchee can’t complete sweep in Bend

BEND, Ore. — The visiting Wenatchee AppleSox allowed five runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the seventh inning in a lopsided 9-1 loss to the Bend Elks in the series finale at Vince Genna Stadium. Wenatchee recorded two hits in the contest.
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Molding the future: WVC holds basketball camp for children grades K-8

Baylee Toftness, 5, passes a ball in between the legs of Cameron Silver, a sophomore player at Wenatchee Valley College, during a passing exercise at a basketball camp hosted by WVC on Wednesday. WVC men’s basketball coach Brett McGinnis, along with WVC staff members and volunteers help put on the camp, which helped ballers in Kindergarten through eighth grade hone their skills during sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the college.
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A veteran presence: Capitals’ Jonathan Rodriguez leads from the back

Jonathan Rodriguez has been around the block once or twice. One of the most experienced players on Wenatchee FC’s roster, Rodriguez has borne witness to the steady, yet sharp, progression of professional soccer in Wenatchee over the past few years. Not long ago, the Wenatchee Fire indoor team was the only option for players wishing to extend their careers past college in the Valley. That’s no longer the case.

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.
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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.