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Kuntz leads WHS at early-season golf tourney

KENNEWICK — Brady Kuntz posted his best score so far this season in a deep field of golfers to lead the Wenatchee boys golf team to a sixth place finish at the Canyon Lakes Invite on Wednesday at Canyon Lakes Golf Course.

WRAC fares well at USTA tournament

Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club was well represented at the United States Tennis Association tournament in Kennewick last weekend.
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Springtime naturalist courses bloom in NCW

Finally we’ve passed the gray months of winter and are headed into the season of color. Consider amping up your outdoor experience this year by taking a local naturalist course. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, native plants or local birds, there are springtime courses for telling the difference between mule’s ear (wyethia amplexicaulis) and the ears mules.

WVC softball: Knights infielders blossoming offensively

WENATCHEE — Before the start of last season, Kinley Pope and Haley Hess battled for the shortstop the Wenatchee Valley College softball team. Hess won out, but Pope wasn’t benched; she eventually won the starting gig at third base.

Rams will rely on newcomers

The Wenatchee Valley Rams have played in the last five Washington Football League championship games, winning in 2012 and 2013.
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Velocity swimmers set records at Northwest Championships

Velocity Swimming, the Wenatchee Valley’s only year-round swim team, competed at the Northwest Age Group Championship last weekend, placing 17th out of 154 teams while setting six new Inland Empire Swimming records, 62 personal-best times and earning 27 top-eight finishes.

‘Heidi’s children’ should inspire us all

In the beloved children’s classic “Heidi,” the climactic passage describes Heidi’s formerly disabled cousin, Clara, after an extended visit to Heidi’s high mountain home, running to meet her father while Heidi dances around her, crowing, “I knew the mountains would make you well! I knew they would make you well!”
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Prep baseball: Cashmere, Cascade built on solid foundations

When Jeff Carlson took over the Cashmere baseball program seven years ago, the Bulldogs were coming off a sub-.500 season in the Caribou Trail League, and after years of nondescript play as a member of the 2A Central Washington Athletic Conference before that, nobody was mistaking Cashmere baseball as a powerhouse.

Sunday: WVC baseball team’s offense comes alive in sweep

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Valley College baseball team withstood a late Green River rally to win the first game of a Sunday doubleheader 13-12, then beat the Gators 8-1 in the second game to complete a sweep at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

WVC roundup: Knights softball team rallies again

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College softball team’s ability to win games no matter the direness of its situation is easier to understand when listening to head coach Shelly Pflugrath talk about her current team and how it relates to the program as a whole, which has won eight straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region titles and won the NWAACC championship last season.