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Registration for Omak youth football league this week

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.

Learning from Ted

Always moving. Always doing. Always showing. Those are the images of Ted Finegold that come to mind.

Junior association coming back to Wenatchee golf club

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.

ChelanMan to be capped

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.
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Best spokes

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 ...

Apple Century ride coming up June 5

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.

Echo Valley holding online auction

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.

Bike commuting in Wenatchee: Tales of joy and fear

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.
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Reader scrapbook: Down we go to Cashmere town

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.
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Reliving his Ridge days

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.”
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Heliskiing in British Columbia

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
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Where nobody is ever home

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.”

Trail of the week: Box Canyon

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.

Stemilt Apple Cup Invite nears

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.

WRAC squad wins title

SUNRIVER, Ore. — The Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club 65-and-older men’s tennis team won the United States Tennis Association/Pacific Northwest section championship last week.
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E. Wenatchee man sets track record at Super Oval

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.

Golf

Game: Even holes 1/2 handicapDivision ILow Gross lst Barb Rayburn 43 2nd Claudia Speer 43 3rd Bev Peer 43Low Net lst Carol Averett 28.5 2nd Doris Thompson 31.5 3rd Donna Pershall 31.5Division IILow Gross lst Mary Hammond 45 2nd June Dorner 46 3rd Sherry Barker 48Low net 1st Sue Neel 27 2nd Sharon Paine 29 3rd Darlene Pinkston 30KP Barb Rayburn on #2Chip in Becky Potterff #13Birdie Barb Rayburn #5

Title week at WVSO

EAST WENATCHEE — The first week of championship races at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval is set for Saturday.