The speeds that Sam Verderico hits on his racing motorcycles are not for the faint of heart. The East Wenatchee resident has gone up to 190 miles per hour on his custom-built 1,000 cubic centimeter-engine bike, and he makes no bones about how dangerous the sport is.
EAST WENATCHEE — Michelle Kennedy is still the leader in the Pure Stocks class at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, but she has company at the top. Thanks to his second place finish in Saturday’s main race, J.R. Turner (1,232 points) is just three points shy of the standings leader.
OMAK — Registration for the Omak teams in the North Central Washington Youth Football League will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and Aug. 9-10, at the high school football field. Registration forms are available at Hamilton Farm Equipment or by calling Steve Springer at 826-5553. Anyone interested in helping with the league is also encouraged to call.
EAST WENATCHEE — The American Junior Golf Association will make its only 2010 stop in the state in a little over a week when the AJGA Junior comes to the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. It’s the third year that the AJGA has come to Wenatchee, and the field is expected to again include some of the best young golfers from the U.S. and Canada.
CHELAN — As successful as the fourth-annual ChelanMan Multisport Weekend was, race organizers feel that making the event bigger would take away from the smooth operation and flow that made Saturday and Sunday’s events such a smash. About 2,200 triathletes and runners signed up for the weekend’s 12 races — 500 more than in 2009 — and registration for the triathlons had to be closed two weeks prior to the event.
When you look at the best routes to bicycle in our community, think of the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail as the hub of the bike wheel, with several roads as the spokes that allow you to get anywhere you want in town in an enjoyable and safe manner. As part of its long-term vision, the city of Wenatchee is working to increase the number of bicycle and pedestrian access points to the loop. The more spokes we put on this wheel, the stronger a bike community we become. Here’s ...
WENATCHEE — The Entiat Valley is the destination for the June 5 Apple Century Bike Ride. The 23rd-annual event is expected to attract hundreds of bicyclists from all over the Northwest for 50-mile and 100-mile rides beginning and ending in Wenatchee.
CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Ski Club, operator of the Echo Valley Ski and Tubing Hill in Chelan, is having a fundraising auction on eBay from June 3-8. Items donated so far for the auction include day passes to Slidewaters, Woodland Park Zoo, Echo Valley, Ohme Gardens, and the Seattle Art Museum; season passes to Mission Ridge and Echo Valley; an overnight stay at Stehekin Valley Ranch; gift certificates; and food items.
WENATCHEE — Before more people commute on bicycles, we must learn from current commuters. So here is my advice. I have actually found myself commuting more than once a week because I enjoy riding outside with a breeze in my face. I smell flowers, hear birds and roll alongside the Columbia instead of feeling confined and polluting.
Jim Fletcher (not pictured) and his son, Chris Fletcher, ride their mountain bikes down Butler Ridge above Cashmere as part of a four-hour ride last spring. Jim Fletcher says the pair try to mountain bike, hike or fish together once a week.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — After Mark Bathum left the Mission Ridge Ski Team in 1978, he nearly gave up skiing altogether. But now, 32 years later, he is getting ready to compete as an Paralympian. “When I left Wenatchee, I really didn’t pick up my skis for a long time,” Bathum said. “I was frustrated over not making my goals of making the U.S. Ski Team and making the Olympics as an able-bodied person.”
The dates: Jan. 7, 8, 9; The group: Terry Van Dorien of Wenatchee, Steve Pauly of Wenatchee, A.J. Jackson of Wenatchee, Jeff Whiteman of Wenatchee, Mike Brittain of Wenatchee, Matt Rumble of Wenatchee, Kent Heminger of Wenatchee, Matthew Jarmin of Wenatchee, Brad Duffy of Oregon, and Franz Douglas of British Columbia
Terry Van Dorien has been heliskiing in British Columbia for 10, maybe 11 years now. But this last trip in January may have been the best yet. “It’s the first time we had a full crew of brothers — bros, if you know what I mean,” says the Wenatchee resident. “We’re all good friends and get along together.”
This is a fun classic cross-country ski and groomed snowmobile route that follows along the Entiat River. Although skiers share this route with snowmobilers, there’s plenty of quiet time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of ice falls high up among the rock cliffs or snowy ice sculptures found along the slow-moving Entiat River.
WENATCHEE — More than 160 youth skiers are expected Saturday and Sunday when the 19th-annual Stemilt Apple Cup Invitational races take place at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort. The races are geared for three age divisions — 11- and 12-year-olds, 9- and 10-year-olds, and 8 and under. Ski racers from around the state are expected to descend on the mountain, said Claudia Yamamoto, a Mission Ridge Ski Team coach.
EAST WENATCHEE — Kevin Bull of East Wenatchee won the Thunder Cars race Saturday after winning the heat race with a track record-setting time o 14.64 seconds around Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval quarter mile track. Tire rule changes for the 2013 season in the TC class which allow Hoosier Super Late Model take-offs helped in the record-setting finish.