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AppleSox give up early lead, fall to Cowlitz

LONGVIEW — The Wenatchee AppleSox played deep into the night Thursday. In the first of a three-game set against the Cowlitz Black Bears at Story Field in Longview, Wenatchee jumped out to an early lead, gave it up, tied the contest and sent it to extra innings.

The Martea Johnson Story: Part I

WENATCHEE — Fans in attendance at the Wenatchee Valley Rams home games against Renton and Puyallup earlier this season will remember Wenatchee Valley cornerback, wide receiver and return specialist Martea Johnson for the scintillating touchdown returns he had in each contest. But Johnson’s impact on the Ram Family extends beyond the playing field.

Calkins: Summitt meant everything to the game of basketball

About 90 minutes before tipoff, just as I was preparing to talk with Storm rookie Breanna Stewart about Pat Summitt, a press-row wag curled his eyebrows and asked, “What’s Stewie going to say? She didn’t even play against Pat’s team.”

Sox drop third straight to HarbourCats

WENATCHEE — The Victoria HarbourCats have left the Wenatchee Valley and are now taking their talents back across the border. Don’t expect any thank-you cards or fond farewells from the Wenatchee AppleSox. After losing all six games of the season series against the ‘Cats, Wenatchee is happy to bid adieu to Victoria until next season.

UW hoops gets three-star recruit

The Washington men’s basketball team added three-star shooting guard Harold Baruti to its incoming freshman class Monday, the university’s athletic department announced.

Summit dead at age 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in U.S. Division I college basketball history, died on Tuesday at the age of 64 after battling early-onset dementia, the University of Tennessee said. Summitt coached the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols women’s team and helped build women’s college basketball into a national sport.

Sox lose third straight; Victoria’s winning streak at 16

WENATCHEE — For the Victoria HarbourCats, it was sweet 16. For the Wenatchee AppleSox, it was sour. After losing their opening three games of the season, the HarbourCats bid farewell to the bitter taste of defeat and have been devouring West Coast League opponents ever since. The Canadian squad’s 16-game league-record winning streak began north of the border with a clean sweep of Wenatchee June 7-9 in Victoria. The AppleSox were Victoria’s victims once again, putting up a fight, but ultimately falling to the HarbourCats 6-3 on Tuesday at Paul Thomas ...

AppleSox lose as Victoria wins 15th straight

VICTORIA, British Columbia —Objects in motion stay in motion. So says Isaac Newton. Yes, it’s the middle of summer and few people care to mix the laws of physics with the leisure of baseball, but it appropriately describes the torrid play of the Victoria HarbourCats. Roaring back from a 2-0 deficit, the Canadian squad won its 15th consecutive game with a 7-4 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Monday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

OckWord: The geek who streaked

Defensive alignments have taken over baseball in recent years. The tsunami of information, spray charts and scouting reports has given managers boatloads of data on where hitters tend to direct their balls in play. This has resulted in dramatic defensive shifts, particularly in the infield where positions are temporarily redefined. Third basemen play shortstop; shortstops play second; second baseman play shallow right. It’s a topsy-turvy baseball Bizarro World.

Ex-UW star Roy hired as Nathan Hale hoops coach

Former Washington Huskies star Brandon Roy has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School, Seattle Public Schools executive director of athletics Eric McCurdy confirmed Friday.
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U.S. falls to Colombia for Copa bronze

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carlos Bacca’s first-half goal was enough to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States in the third-place playoff at the Centenary Copa America in Arizona on Saturday.

AppleSox fall to Gresham in series finale

GRESHAM, Ore. — That third game has been a killer. For the last three league series, the Wenatchee AppleSox have won the first two games to put themselves in position to sweep. But in each series, game three has been their downfall. Sunday was no exception. After winning big Friday and Saturday, the AppleSox blew a 6-0 lead and lost to the Gresham GreyWolves 11-9 at Oslund Field.

Mission Ridge hosts second annual GranDuro race

Racers Jason Walker, at right, and Domenico Futia make their way down the trail between Lake Clara and where the trail intersects with the Liberty-Beehive road. The Mission GranDuro mountain bike race was held Saturday at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. RunDuro runner Craig Vander Hart runs down a steep and rocky section of trail, as biker Joshua Crutcher follows. Starting at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, the GranDuro and RunDuro races on Saturday utilized parts of following trails: Pipeline Trail, Clara Lake Trail, Liberty-Beehive Road, Mission Ridge ...

AppleSox take series from GreyWolves

GRESHAM, Ore. — The Wenatchee AppleSox beat the host Gresham GreyWolves 8-3 on Saturday night at Oslund Field, guaranteeing a series win for the visiting team.

AppleSox tame GreyWolves on the road

GRESHAM, Ore. — Talk about reverse psychology. After winning the first two contests of their six-game Oregon road trip, the Wenatchee AppleSox lost 9-1 to the Bend Elks on Thursday. Wenatchee flipped that score around on Friday using a 12-hit attack to pound the Gresham GreyWolves 9-1 at Oslund Field.
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Molding the future: WVC holds basketball camp for children grades K-8

Baylee Toftness, 5, passes a ball in between the legs of Cameron Silver, a sophomore player at Wenatchee Valley College, during a passing exercise at a basketball camp hosted by WVC on Wednesday. WVC men’s basketball coach Brett McGinnis, along with WVC staff members and volunteers help put on the camp, which helped ballers in Kindergarten through eighth grade hone their skills during sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the college.