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Proszek to step away from AppleSox

WENATCHEE — Fourth-year coach and second-year head coach AJ Proszek announced Tuesday his decision to not return as the manager of the Wenatchee AppleSox for the 2017 season. Proszek will spend more time in Spokane with his wife and family, while dedicating his summer months to time recruiting and managing his pitching staff at the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Huskies add former Oklahoma receiver Young

It became clear during Washington’s spring drills in April, when UW’s staunch defense regularly suffocated the Huskies’ young offense, that the Huskies desperately needed another playmaker on the perimeter.

AppleSox fall to Bellingham in season finale

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox appeared to be on the way to a West Coast League (WCL) series win in their final set of the campaign, but the Bellingham Bells clawed their way back from a three-run sixth-inning deficit, earning a 7-6 victory Sunday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium as the AppleSox closed out their 17th season.

Offense comes alive as ‘Sox win

WENATCHEE — On Friday night, the Wenatchee AppleSox could only muster runs in one inning as they fell 4-3 to the visiting Bellingham Bells. On Saturday, they only scored in two innings, but the overall offensive production was significantly better in the penultimate game of the West Coast League season.

AppleSox fall to Bells in extra-inning affair

Generally, position players don’t pitch in close games. Everyday players are usually only deployed as pitchers in games that are long-since-decided blowouts, or, occasionally, in the very late stages of an extra-inning contest once a team has run out of relievers. Rarely do these fielders have any success in their short stints on the mound.

Alabama, Clemson top Coaches Poll; UW 18th

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA football preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released Thursday, and there are no surprises at the top. Defending-national-champion Alabama is atop the poll after receiving 55 of 64 first-place votes, while Clemson — who lost to the Crimson Tide in last year’s National Championship game — sits in second. Washington is one of five Pac-12 teams in the top 25 at No. 18. Washington State is fifth in the “others receiving votes” category.

AppleSox bats wake up too late in road defeat to Sweets

WALLA WALLA — After six stagnant innings for the Wenatchee AppleSox’ offense Thursday, the bats came alive in the seventh. Unfortunately for the AppleSox, their outburst wasn’t enough to earn a victory, as Wenatchee stumbled to a 7-3 loss to the Walla Walla Sweets at Borleske Stadium.

AppleSox fall to Sweets in pitcher’s duel

WALLA WALLA — The Wenatchee AppleSox came out on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel Wednesday night, falling 6-1 to the host Walla Walla Sweets at Borleske Stadium.

Merz’s fishing corner: Searching for Kokanee, the fresh water Sockeye

Everyone knows that salmon fishing on the Columbia River and other tributaries such as Lake Wenatchee has yielded great fishing this year. Kokanee fishing has become increasingly popular among anglers during the offseason of salmon fishing, but when the season opens everyone focuses their attention to Kings and Sockeye. Fishing for these fish, also known as “Silvers” or “Blue backs” hasn’t slowed down, but is usually placed on the backburner by most people.

Sports tourism continues to grow in 2016

Numbers for the first half of 2016 have been crunched, and when those numbers are coupled with the schedule ahead, it’s becoming obvious that 2016 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in the world of sports tourism in the Wenatchee Valley.

AppleSox drop series finale to Alaska

WENATCHEE — Panning for a nonleague series sweep, the Wenatchee ApplSox came up empty-handed. With the game tied at 4-4 after six innings, the Alaska Goldpanners pulled away late in the game for a 9-5 win over the AppleSox Sunday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

AppleSox take two from Alaska Goldpanners

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox on Saturday beat the Alaska Goldpanners for the second consecutive night at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

Local hoops stars go undefeated at national tourney

Led by a trio of players from Washington, the Northwest Blazers’ Orange team won the Arizona Elite NCAA-certified high school girls basketball tournament held from July 23-25 in Phoenix.