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Apple Bowl student section moving temporarily

WENATCHEE — For the foreseeable future, Wenatchee High School’s student section for all athletic events at the Apple Bowl will switch to the east side of the stadium, said athletic director Jim Beeson. The change comes after a row of bleachers gave way underneath jumping students during the Panther football team’s home opener last Friday. Beeson said it’s unclear how long the switch will last.

Prep focus: Panthers impress, but fall to West Valley late

WENATCHEE — Before the 2016 season started, the Wenatchee girls soccer team knew that to reach its goals, it would have to go through West Valley. The Rams are the defending Columbia Basin Big Nine league champions, and their only loss last season came in the 4A state title game. Last season, they beat Wenatchee three times by a combined 8-0 margin.

Prep Saturday: Wenatchee girls swimming and diving team starts season strong

WENATCHEE — Not even the absence of an All-American could deter the Wenatchee girls swimming and diving team on Saturday. Without star senior Jessica Wierzbicki (away on a recruiting trip), the host Panthers took first place at the Wenatchee Invitational, cruising to a 50-point victory over second-place Tahoma at the Wenatchee High School Pool.

Prep CTL Friday: Balanced offensive attack shoots Omak football team past Brewster

BREWSTER — Omak football coach Nick Sackman said when his Pioneers entered the halftime locker room up 21-6 over host Brewster on Friday night, they thought they had missed a chance at a big half. Omak then scored 35 unanswered points in the third quarter to put to rest any doubt of which team was superior. At the end of the fourth quarter, the scoreboard read 49-6 in favor of Omak.

Prep focus: Wenatchee football team dropped by top-ranked Richland in home opener

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee football team started its home opener Friday night against Richland with a bang. After winning the coin toss, the Panthers chose to kick, and coach Scott Devereaux called an onside kick. Wenatchee recovered at the Bombers’ 41-yard line to start the contest with terrific field position.

Wild set to return to local airwaves for the 2016-17 campaign

The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce they have renewed their broadcast agreement locally with Cherry Creek Radio to air all 58 regular season games in addition to playoffs.

Kleyn back at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval to take on star-studded field

WENATCHEE — The town of Quincy is known for its famous potatoes and corn it grows. Mitch Kleyn has been growing as a top Northwest Super Late Models Series driver and bringing spotlight on the small town around the racing community. On Saturday, Kleyn will look to make a victory trip back to Quincy from the Neal Newberry 125 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.

Prep Saturday: Okanogan girls soccer team opens season with overtime win over Warden

WARDEN — Tensions ran high Saturday at Warden High School as the Okanogan girls soccer team fought a grueling match against the host Cougars. The scoreboard read 1-1 from the 11th minute of the first half until the fourth minute of overtime, when Megan Patrick found the net to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 win in their season opener.

Wenatchee football team’s comeback bid falls short

KENNEWICK — In the opening game of its 2016 campaign, the Wenatchee football team fell behind early before putting forth a stirring comeback attempt that fell just a bit short, with the Panthers eventually falling 32-18 Saturday to host Southridge at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.