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Local athletes make runs at Ironman Canada titles

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Two Wenatchee residents finished in the top-three of their respective age groups in the Ironman Canada 2013, which was held Sunday in Whistler, British Columbia.

Rain forces postponement of LLWS game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Little League World Series game between Northwest champion Sammamish, Wash., and New England champion Westport, Conn., has been rescheduled for today at noon.

Washington LLWS team plays tonight on ESPN2

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Rob Chandler, originally from East Wenatchee, will lead his Sammamish-based Little League team into an elimination game against the New England team from Westport, Conn.

Washington wins LLWS elimination game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Manager Rob Chandler, of East Wenatchee, decided a quick change of strategy was in order after watching the first six Sammamish, Wash., batters strike out — five of them looking.

Semi-pro soccer league announces new additions

WENATCHEE — The Evergreen Premier League is making steady progress in its process of assembling a semi-pro soccer league that may include a Wenatchee Valley team.
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Stevens Pass Bike Park: Downhilling with the times

Much like the surge of new skateboard parks being built during the past decade, mountain bike parks have been consistently popping up in parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe, and their popularity is spawning a new generation of gravity-fueled enthusiasts pushing the boundaries of what can be done on two wheels.

3 local golfers compete at state tournament

CLE ELUM — Ephrata’s Aaron Whalen shot a two-day total of 150 in the boys 16-17 division at the Washington Junior Golf Association 2013 state championship, held July 31-Aug. 2.

Local softball teams fare well

WENATCHEE — The East Wenatchee-based SKANGERS softball team placed first in the E division at last weekend’s National Softball Association tournament in Wenatchee.

Rowing team competes in summer regatta

SEATTLE — The Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club Masters Rowing Team competed at the Green Lake Summer Extravaganza Regatta in Seattle on Aug 3. Competitors included Dan Garrison, Allison Brodine, Laura Valaas, Lindsay Taylor, Dave Hyde, Jeremy Lee and David Bentsen.

New course, starting spot for River Run

WENATCHEE — The River Run Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K will unveil a new course and starting point when it’s held Sept. 21 as part of the Taste of the Harvest Festival.
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Your sports

Chelan’s Courtney Dietrich (No. 2) and Abby Phelps (No. 3) and Brewster’s Brette Boesel (far right) competed at the 2013 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships in Dallas from June 28-July 1.
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Basketball camp

Katelyn Ostrowski, 13, of Ephrata, at left, works on her footwork and shooting skills during the Wenatchee Valley College advanced offensive skills basketball clinic on Thursday.
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Taking aim

Archers Gerald and Liane Hickman of East Wenatchee won championships in their respective master senior divisions at the National Field Archery Tournament, held last week in Darrington.

Golf pro sets course record

CHELAN — A golf professional broke the course record at Lake Chelan Golf Course on Sunday.

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Young athletes on the way to becoming Olympians

WENATCHEE — One day, Danny George and Mason McRae want to be Olympians like some of their bigger friends. Like basketball player Duane Gaddis, or ice skaters Chris Amerson and Michael Elliott. Danny and Mason, both 9, will be on the sidelines this year when the Washington State Winter Special Olympics are held this weekend. They’ve been training with some of the older athletes who will compete Saturday and Sunday, but aren’t quite ready for competition themselves. Both of the Wenatchee boys have Down syndrome.

State gymnastics meets to feature more than 500 competitors

WENATCHEE — The S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics training club of Wenatchee will host the Eastern Sectionals and Xcel state championships today through Sunday at Wenatchee High School. S.P.O.R.T. owner and director Sue Harris and co-director Taryn Harris brought the meet — which will feature 515 competitors — to Wenatchee by bidding on it last spring.
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Classy climbing

The “School of Rock” met for the third consecutive year not too long ago. “The School,” as it is affectionately called, was born as an opportunity for some of my elementary school teaching partners to try out the sport of rock climbing. WenatcheeOutdoors editor Andy Dappen was on the inaugural trip in 2008 and posted a report called “School of Rock” worth reading on the website. My wife, Janet, and I have hosted this event now about a half-dozen times over three summers. A core group seems to come back ...