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Poor first inning sets tone for AppleSox in loss

WENATCHEE — Sequels are never as good as the original. That is a generally accepted movie rule, but it can translate to baseball as well. On Monday, the Wenatchee AppleSox recorded perhaps their most exciting win of the season in a 5-4 win over the Gresham GreyWolves that ended in the top of the ninth on a play at the plate off a wild pitch to the backstop.

Wild win: Errant pitch helps Sox snap skid

WENATCHEE — Miceal Taylor didn’t realize the situation until he turned around. When the Wenatchee AppleSox reliever began tossing in the bullpen, his team held a 5-3 lead over the Gresham GreyWolves with no outs and a man on first. 

Three Sox players voted as All-Stars

WENATCHEE — Michael Toglia, Evan Douglas, and Matt Young will each make their first West Coast League All-Star appearances, League President Donnie Marbut announced, Monday, along with the rest of the North and South All Star rosters.
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Salmon season is heating up

As many of you know, salmon season is in full swing here in the Wenatchee Valley and there are plenty of opportunities to be had by catching either Chinook or Sockeye salmon. Last week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife opened the river to sockeye fishing, with a limit of three fish per day.

AppleSox lose fifth straight in extra innings

WENATCHEE — Not all losses hurt equally. Some are blowouts. Some are throw-away games. But, for the Wenatchee AppleSox, Sunday’s defeat carried a particularly painful sting.

AppleSox falter late, drop series opener to visiting GreyWolves

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox couldn’t halt their losing streak Saturday night, dropping the opener of a three-game set to the Gresham GreyWolves 6-4 at Paul Thomas Sr. Field on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College. It was Wenatchee’s fourth consecutive defeat.

Calling all contributors: Thanks for making the sports section tick

The Wenatchee Valley has many great teams to cover in the summertime. The Wenatchee AppleSox have been a staple in the community since 2000, the Wenatchee Valley Rams just won a national championship in 2015 and Wenatchee FC provides soccer fans an outlet to satiate their soccer needs in the summer months.

Wenatchee FC shut out by Yakima United

YAKIMA — Everything seemed to go against Wenatchee FC on Friday night. Facing Central Washington-rivals Yakima United, the Capitals struggled at both ends of the pitch, conceding twice in each half while failing to break through Yakima’s defense in a 4-0 loss at Marquette Stadium.
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Anchoring the line

WENATCHEE — Towering above the playing surface with his intimidating frame, veteran right-tackle Conrad Baty is a cornerstone of one of the best offensive lines in Wenatchee Valley Rams’ team history.

WenatcheeOutdoors.org launches new website

Haven’t visited the WenatcheeOutdoors.org website lately? Then take a look. Since the start of 2016, the Outdoor Discovery Network (the non-profit organization overseeing WenatcheeOutdoors) has been modernizing the look, simplifying the use and improving the functionality of the WenatcheeOutdoors website. The original website was launched in 2005 and, over the course of a decade, WenatcheeOutdoors became the go-to website for information about person-powered outdoor adventure sports in and around Central Washington. But while the old website was a deep repository of local outdoor information, increasingly it was becoming clunky to ...

Sox squander early lead in loss to Knights

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday night, the Wenatchee AppleSox let an early three-run lead go to waste as Corvallis came back late to win 5-3 at Goss Stadium. The second game began at 8:30 p.m. and finished after the Wenatchee World’s deadline.

AppleSox fall to Corvallis in pitcher’s duel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The American Heritage College Dictionary’s definition of a duel is quite clear: “A struggle for domination between two contending persons, groups or ideas.”

Lettermen want Paterno’s statue back

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — More than 200 Penn State football lettermen petitioned the university on Tuesday for the return of an iconic bronze Joe Paterno statue that was removed in the summer of 2012 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
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AppleSox start second half with win

WENATCHEE — Life has begun anew for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Starting the second half of the season with an exclamation point, the Sox lived on the base paths and created constant traffic toward home in a 9-5 win over the Kelowna Falcons at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.
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Merz’s fishing corner: Salmon season invades the Wenatchee Valley

As many of you know, salmon season opened Friday and with as many boats as there were on the water, you would have thought they were searching for gold. Although there were many successful anglers on the water throughout the weekend, I was not one of them. It wasn’t for a lack of trying.