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FBI offers reward for anti-Muslim incident

CHELAN — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for anti-Muslim slurs written on a rental car in Chelan last month. On Sept. 1, racial slurs were written in black marker on a BMW that was rented by several Seattle-area Muslims who were spending the day in Chelan.

Chelan volleyball No. 1

The Chelan volleyball team moved up to the No. 1 spot in the latest Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association 1A rankings. The Goats moved up to the top spot after knocking off Caribou Trail League rival Cascade last week. The Kodiaks moved down from No. 2 to No. 5 in the poll.
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No margin for error

CHELAN — After the first three sets of Thursday’s volleyball match between Cascade and Chelan, there was virtually no evidence that one team was better than the other. At that point, the Goats had tallied 71 combined points, while the Kodiaks had 69. The biggest lead that one team had over the other in those first three sets was just five points; most of the time, though, one team held a one- or two-point advantage. The squads were so evenly matched that the match seemed destined to go to a ...
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Amsel cleared to play for Chelan

CHELAN — At the start of the Chelan football team’s Thursday practice at Sargent Field, Goats head coach Darren Talley sought out Michael Amsel, Jr. and gave the senior a big hug. It was obviously an emotional moment for both of them. Earlier in the day, both men found out that Amsel’s long quest to gain athletic eligibility had ended. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has granted Amsel a waiver of its residence/transfer rule, thus giving the star athlete immediate eligibility for varsity-level participation in all interscholastic activities at Chelan ...
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Assessor candidates seek transparency

Deanna Walter thinks her education and experience are tailor-made for the job as Chelan County assessor. DeWayne Crater thinks voters need a choice, and he's a good one to choose.

Roundup: Ephrata shuts down Selah

SELAH — The Ephrata Tigers are making a case for themselves in the Central Washington Athletic Conference. The running game was hitting on all cylinders in the Tigers’ 23-6 victory over Selah on Friday night, moving them to 3-2 in CWAC play and 4-2 overall.
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WHS volleyball overwhelms Eastmont

WENATCHEE — During the past couple of weeks, Wenatchee volleyball coach LeAnne McGahuey has made it a point to surprise her squad with, in her words, “fun silly things” before a match in an effort to foster team unity. For example, before Tuesday’s tilt with Sunnyside, she told her players that they’d be wearing ‘retro’ uniforms — sleeveless, polyester jersey tops with prominent collars — that dated back to McGahuey’s playing days at Wenatchee in the early 2000s. For the Panthers’ Thursday home match against Eastmont, she decided to have ...
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Roundup: Home sweet home for EHS

EAST WENATCHEE — It took a month, but the Eastmont girls soccer team finally had the benefit of playing a Big Nine opponent in front of its home crowd. The Wildcats shined during a momentary break from the smoke Tuesday at a spruced-up Wildcat Field, shutting out Eisenhower 5-0.

Hospital offers suicide prevention classes

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Community Hospital is offering free suicide prevention classes Friday, one at 3 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m., in the hospital’s boardroom. The class is a one-hour educational program for people who want to recognize a mental health emergency, and know how to get the necessary help.

Roundup: WHS runners look good in 2 states

PORTLAND — The Wenatchee cross country team was split up Saturday, with most of the Panthers’ varsity runners participating in the Nike Pre-Nationals meet in Portland, while another group, consisting mostly of junior varsity and younger harriers, competed at the Pasco Invite. The fact that Wenatchee was able to participate in two different meets — in two different states, no less — and have a large amount of runners take part in competitive races was the best part of the day for coach Susan Valdez.

Panther swimming returns to ‘normalcy’

WENATCHEE — It took countless hours of cleaning, but the Wenatchee girls swim and dive team was finally back in their formerly smoke-infested pool on Thursday afternoon. It appeared the Panthers hadn’t missed a beat, either.
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Amsel’s appeal denied by eligibility committee

CHELAN — Chelan star athlete Michael Amsel Jr.’s appeal to a district committee to regain his eligibility as a student-athlete at Chelan High School has been rejected, according to Chelan superintendent Rob Manahan. According to an e-mail sent to the World by Manahan on Thursday, the North Central Washington Activities Association District 6 eligibility committee held a hearing to listen to Amsel’s case on Wednesday evening.

Roundup: WHS sweeps Davis

YAKIMA — The Wenatchee volleyball team played its first match in a week Tuesday and just its fourth of the season. Apparently, the Panthers didn’t feel like dragging it out further than they had to.
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No homes burned, but Mission Ridge still threatened

WENATCHEE — A fire near Liberty in Kittitas County became so massive and powerful on Wednesday afternoon that it began to threaten homes several miles away, near Mission Ridge. Officials issued evacuation notices to about 200 homes in the Mission Ridge area Wednesday evening, after the 9,500-acre Table Mountain fire blew up, sending a column of smoke about 35,000 feet into the sky.
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How bad is it? Experts say take smoke levels seriously

WENATCHEE — If you think breathing smoke for a few days or even weeks while wildfires rage on is no big deal, you’re wrong. Health officials say even short-term exposure to the hazardous air in Wenatchee that’s persisted since last week is dangerous for everyone, not just those with health problems.