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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.

Wild’s BCHL Showcase foes released

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has released the schedule for the fifth Bauer BCHL Showcase Tournament, slated for September 21-25, 2016 at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Sox rally back but fall short to Kelowna

WENATCHEE — Do you celebrate Boxing Day? The chances are, probably not. For Americans, it is known formally as the day after Christmas. Conversely, the Fourth of July means little to our friends above the border. Though they respectfully stood for both “O Canada” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” just before the game, the Kelowna Falcons did nothing to contribute to the local festivities of Independence Day. Despite a late-inning rebellion by the Wenatchee AppleSox, Kelowna limited the home team’s freedom in a 6-5 win Monday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball ...

AppleSox snap losing streak with offensive explosion

WENATCHEE — The largest crowd of the season came to see the Wenatchee AppleSox on Sunday in part for the annual postgame fireworks show. But fans didn’t have to wait until the final out to see explosions as Wenatchee’s offense erupted to the tune of 13 hits. On a patriotic evening, the AppleSox celebrated their freedom from a seven-game losing streak with a 12-2 win over the Kelowna Falcons at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

AppleSox fall on walkoff hit

LONGVIEW — In another tense battle, the Wenatchee AppleSox were unable to avoid a sweep in their three-game road series with the Cowlitz Black Bears at Story Field in Longview. The game was tied at four in the bottom of the ninth inning with Cowlitz’s Morgan McCullough on at second base when Kenyon Yovan stepped to the plate against Sox reliever Dylan Riddle and drilled a game-winning double off the base of the wall to give the Black Bears a 5-4 victory. Reliever Mac Lardner, who was on the hook ...

AppleSox lose fifth straight game

LONGVIEW — It didn’t take long for the Wenatchee AppleSox to lose their fifth consecutive game. It was an hour and 53 minutes, to be exact. Games are usually shorter when one team only manages three hits as Wenatchee did in its 3-0 loss to the Cowlitz Black Bears on Friday in front of 857 fans at Story Field. The struggling AppleSox now drop to 8-15 on the season.

Chanticleers take CWS crown

G.K. Young belted a two-run home run to highlight a four-run sixth inning, and Cinderella team Coastal Carolina held on to defeat Arizona 4-3 to win the College World Series best-of-three championship series Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park.

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.