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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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 ...

EHS grad stars on club

EAST WENATCHEE — Jordan Osborn helped the Spokane Dodgers, an Under-18 select club team, reach the finals of the Connie Mack Baseball regional tournament over the weekend. Osborn, who graduated from Eastmont High School in 2009, pitched and played third base for the Dodgers, who became the fourth Northwest team ever and the first in 30 years to play in the regional title game.

The places to pedal in the Methow

For road cyclists, the Methow is central to many amazing riding opportunities. While the valley floor is limited in mileage and diversity, the North Cascades and mountainous terrain east of the Methow open up many opportunities for great road riding. Mild: Chewuch Loop

NCW Outing of the Week: Sugerloaf’s scenic tour

The Sugarloaf Lookout is the only fire lookout on the Entiat Ranger District to be staffed throughout the fire season. Plan to make a day of this trip and enjoy a picnic lunch and a panoramic view of the great outdoors. Bear in mind that Sugarloaf Lookout is a working fire watch tower, and at any time you may be asked to leave so watch duties aren’t impaired. Please note that Forest Service roads can be slippery during the rainy seasons or during and right after a rainstorm. Access: From ...

A different kind of speed

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.

Super Oval: Pure Stocks points race gets heated

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.

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.