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AppleSox tame GreyWolves on the road

GRESHAM, Ore. — Talk about reverse psychology. After winning the first two contests of their six-game Oregonian 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sox use sixth to swat Seals

WENATCHEE — Grady Miller has been Mr. Sunday for the Wenatchee AppleSox so far this season, working all three starts on the traditional day of rest. For five frames on Sunday, the lefty from Wenatchee dominated and frustrated the San Francisco Seals, fanning eight before giving up two runs in an arduous sixth inning as the Sox fell down 3-1.

Rams rebound after first loss in three years, take care of Cavaliers

TUMWATER — It may not have been a masterclass in football aesthetics but a week after dropping their first game of the year, the defending national champion Wenatchee Valley Rams got back in the win column Saturday evening with a critical 28-14 road victory over the division rival Washington Cavaliers. The Rams, whose usually prolific rushing attack was held to just 81 yards by Puyallup’s stellar front seven a week ago, broke out a more balanced offensive strategy that saw quarterbacks Zach Clow and Phil Frost split time under center.

Wenatchee native Gettman drafted by Giants in 34th round of MLB Draft

A local Wenatchee hurler has hit the big time. Cj Gettman — a pitcher who had previously pitched for Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Valley College and the Wenatchee AppleSox — last week was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 34th round of the MLB Draft.

AppleSox blank Seals

WENATCHEE — A starting pitcher’s job is to set the tone for his team, to give his manager innings and his offense a chance to work without the pressure of coming from behind.

AppleSox lose series finale to Sweets

So far, the Wenatchee AppleSox season has been one of streaks. Hopefully for the ‘Sox, their latest loss won’t spark another downward trend. Wenatchee lost to Walla Walla 8-4 on Thursday evening at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium to bring its record to 4-8 on the season.