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Huskies up to No. 4 in national rankings

Washington’s playoff hopes got a small boost Sunday when the Huskies rose one spot to No. 4 in the media and coaches polls, UW’s highest ranking since the end of the 2000 season.

Wild end road trip with win over Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia – After losing back-to-back games to Surrey and Coquitlam to start the weekend, the Wenatchee Wild staved off a late Chilliwack comeback and rebounded for a 4-3 win over the Chiefs on Saturday night at Prospera Centre.

WVC women’s soccer team blanks YVCC

YAKIMA — Behind AdriAnna Simmons’ shutout in goal, the WVC women’s soccer team needed just one goal to beat Yakima Valley on Saturday afternoon and got it in the 11th minute.

Everybody Out: Biking the Ancient Lakes loop

I was introduced to this super-scenic route and the complex terrain around the many lakes and ponds surrounding Ancient Lake area (fed by Columbia Basin irrigation water) by friends Fred Rose and Frank Wycoff. Fred and Frank had spent a lot of time poking around these parts, and had strung together threads of jeep roads and single track into an amazingly interesting and scenic loop. Unfortunately two-thirds of the way through my introduction to this loop, I hopped off a little rock shelf, lodged the front tire, and took a ...

WSU’s Leach wary of ASU’s reputation for stealing signals

PULLMAN — One of the enduring images of the 2015 college football season is that of five Oregon assistant coaches running up and down the sideline with a huge sheet during the Ducks' game against Arizona State, shielding the offense's signals from the prying eyes of the Sun Devils.

Huskies’ winning streak on the line against Oregon State

The hit from Azeem Victor hardly fazed Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage, who bounced off the would-be tackle, broke two more attempted tackles from Washington defenders and broke free along the right sideline.

Big test looms for Wild in Chilliwack

Wenatchee Wild coach/general manager uses the terms “compete level” and “fat and happy” often to describe the way his players need to play and react shortly after that to have a chance at continued success.

Don’t overlook that other Washington team

PULLMAN — Let us now give proper respect to the other rampaging Pac-12 team in our midst — or, to be more accurate on a gloomy, gloppy Saturday night in the Palouse, in our mist.

Chelan brothers set to run entire length of Washington PCT

WENATCHEE — Last winter, when Niles and Cyrus Desmarais first started tossing around the idea of running the length of Washington’s Cascades, they pondered the thought of doing it by traversing the mountain range tops from Canada to Oregon.

Everybody Out: The magic of awe

A recent article in Parade Magazine discussed the power of awe in buoying happiness, healing psychological issues, and maintaining health. Some interesting quotes from the article:

Wild rise to No. 4 in CJHL rankings

The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the BCHL, moved up a slot to No. 4 in the weekly CJHL Top 20 rankings, released Monday morning. 

WSU lands WR recruit

Derrion Grim, a wide receiver who signed with Nebraska earlier this year, verbally committed to Washington State on Monday night.

Huskies are real national title contenders

EUGENE, Ore. — Chris Petersen is going to ban this column from campus and lay into any player who reads it. He is going to wince at every word, cringe at every paragraph, and possibly punch a wall before getting to the tagline.