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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild fans choose new season slogan

WENATCHEE -- After a week of open voting on social media sites, the Wenatchee Wild fan base selected the team’s new slogan for the 2016-17 season from a pool of three finalists. This year’s team will adopt the slogan, “Power of the Pack” for the upcoming BCHL season.

A veteran presence: Capitals’ Jonathan Rodriguez leads from the back

Jonathan Rodriguez has been around the block once or twice. One of the most experienced players on Wenatchee FC’s roster, Rodriguez has borne witness to the steady, yet sharp, progression of professional soccer in Wenatchee over the past few years. Not long ago, the Wenatchee Fire indoor team was the only option for players wishing to extend their careers past college in the Valley. That’s no longer the case.

California quarterback commits to Washington

Another “Montlake Jake” is coming to UW. Three-star quarterback recruit Jake Haener received his first scholarship offer from a Power Five school Saturday and accepted his “dream” offer from Washington.

Comcast customers to get all Pac-12 games

The Pac-12 Networks has successfully “flipped” its programming feeds with its biggest cable partner, and that should be welcome news for many fans around the Pac-12 Conference.

AppleSox used 9-run inning to thump Bend

BEND, Ore. — The lengthy bus ride from Wenatchee to Bend lasts over six hours, not including traffic or pit stops. Though far from home, the Wenatchee AppleSox touch home nearly a dozen times Tuesday as they showed no signs of bus legs in an 11-0 thumping of the Bend Elks in front of 1753 fans at Vince Genna Stadium. Wenatchee has now won five of its last six and the game marked the first of 17 straight contests.

Six-run sixth inning propels AppleSox past Seals

WENATCHEE — Grady Miller has been Mr. Sunday for the Wenatchee AppleSox so far this season, working all three starts on the traditional day of rest. For five frames on Sunday, the lefty from Wenatchee dominated and frustrated the San Francisco Seals, fanning eight before giving up two runs in an arduous sixth inning as the Sox fell down 3-1.

USMNT needed win over Ecuador in Seattle

They gathered at midfield in a ragged but ecstatic scrum, players and coaches clasped together and leaping like hyped-up children as Seattle let out one of its lusty soccer roars.