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‘How one sport changed everything’ for NCW transplant

In September, I moved to Wenatchee from the Southeast. Growing up in South Carolina, there was little opportunity to go skiing. Every year, however, my dad took my older brother and me skiing on the Martin Luther King weekend at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

Animals seeking higher elevations for mid-winter

A drier and warmer-than-usual winter has at least some of the north central region with little or no snow cover, resulting in some wildlife being more scattered and sometimes less visible.

Columbia reservoirs yielding variety of fish

Although fishing for steelhead in the north central region has been slow, opportunities continue until further notice on the mainstem Columbia River from Rock Island Dam upstream to 400 feet below Chief Joseph Dam.

Prep Tuesday: Okanogan boys basketball gets third win in five days

WINTHROP — The Okanogan boys basketball team found itself trailing 23-22 at halftime Tuesday against host Liberty Bell due to a sloppy start. Bulldogs coach Mike Carlquist said Monday’s senior night game against Manson took a lot of energy out of his team.

Local skiers qualify for Junior Nationals

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club’s Nathan Wells, Ivy Spiegel Ostrom and Moses Lurbur qualified for Junior Nationals in cross-country skiing last weekend while racing in Utah at the Soldier Hollow SuperQualifier. With the largest turnout ever — more than 700 competitors this year — it’s the largest Nordic skiing competition in the West, and included the top junior racers from five of the 10 national divisions.

Velocity Swimming sets championship tone

Velocity Swimming, Wenatchee Valley’s only year-round swim club, swam last weekend in the 2015 Winter Open held in Ellensburg. Swimming in the pool where the Inland Empire Swimming Short Course Championships will be held in four weeks, Velocity set the tone for excellent competition and time drops.