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Cashmere, Entiat volleyball teams will also have new leaders when fall begins
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee athletics program tapped into the college ranks in its search for a new girls soccer coach. Katie Fox, who led the program at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. last season, will take over the Panther program this fall.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Merchants 10-under girls fastpitch softball team recently took sceond place in the Summer Heat tournament in Moses Lake. “It’s our first trophy in our young history,” Merchants coach Erik Vasquez said.
Commandos are all that stand between them, title
EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Rams will play in their third Washington Football League championship game in as many seasons on Saturday, and if the Rams are going to be crowned champions for the second time in that span, they’re going to have to do something they have failed to do in two previous tries this year: Beat the Okanogan Commandos. While both regular-season games were close, both went to the Commandos, who prevailed 18-14 in Okanogan in early April and 21-17 in East Wenatchee in early May.
WVSO’s rolling billboards offer wide variety of content
EAST WENATCHEE — At the highest levels of the sport, every single square inch of most cars is covered by sponsors’ logos, decals or sloguns. But go a couple rungs lower on the auto racing ladder, and big-money endorsement deals are a little harder to come by. That means drivers have to get a little more creative when getting their cars race-ready.
One hoping to make team, other has another ‘Plan A’
WENATCHEE — The two players Wenatchee selected in the 2011 draft have very different attitudes about their selections. Storm Wahlrab was hoping to land in Wenatchee, while Shane Shiring is planning to end up somewhere else.
East Wenatchee native misses cut at U.S. Open Qualifier
BREMERTON — Nine holes in, Nick Ellis was two under par and near the top of the leader board. But things slowly got away from Ellis after that, as the Eastmont High School and Washington State University grad failed to qualify for the U.S. Open.
YAKIMA — Eastmont’s Ian Sagdal and Brewster’s Stockton Taylor have both been picked to play in the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima. Four teams will play Saturday and Sunday in Yakima. Sagdal and Taylor have both been assigned to Team Rainier, which will take on Team St. Helens at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Team Adams will meet Team Baker at noon Saturday. The third-place game is 10:25 a.m. Sunday, followed by the championship at 1:35 p.m.
WINTHROP — For the first time in the organization’s history, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is looking for a new executive director. The new director will replace Jay Lucas, who has served in that role for the past 30 years.
Wenatchee Valley’s year is over as furious rally falls short
WENATCHEE — The Tri-Cities Fever are going on to the playoffs, while the Wenatchee Valley Venom are going back to the drawing board. The Venom’s second season came to a close with a 58-52 loss the Fever on Saturday in a game that saw the Venom fall behind early, then have a furious rally fall just short in the final seconds.