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Keston Hiura setting AppleSox hitting records

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Victoria 21, Wenatchee 10 last night. Next game here tomorrow vs. Walla Walla at 7:05. Hittin' Hiura Keston Hiura, the AppleSox center fielder, has set two team season records, tied another and is nearing one more. - 20 doubles. Old record 18 by Ryan Barr in 2013. - 4 triples. This ties with Tim Preston 2005, Zach Mandelblatt 2007, Mitchell Gonsolus 2012 and Sam Brown 2014. - 28 extra base hits (20 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs). Old record 23 by Taylor Sparks in 2012. ...
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Linda Holmes-Cook Dahlias 1

Linda Holmes-Cook | In search of joy: Tips to help dahlia growth

My grandniece Kharma Jo came along with me yesterday as I headed out to weed my dahlia gardens. She quickly learned to identify the spotted spurge and purslane, goathead and morning glory, and was full of questions about why I liked to grow dahlias. I tried to explain the joy of the bloom, but with very few flowers in bloom yet, it was hard to illustrate this for her. All the same, she had a great time and wants to come back to help again. My experiences with weeding this ...

AppleSox backs to the wall regarding playoffs

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Victoria 8, Wenatchee 6 last night. Victoria (24-22) at Wenatchee (21-26) 6:05 tonight. What a ContrastThe three games in the previous home series with Yakima Valley averaged a very fast 2 hours, 14 minutes apiece...the last two nights have not been quite the same - 3 hours, 11 minutes.

Wenatchee vs. Victoria tonight at 7:05

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Victoria 10, Wenatchee 5 last night. Victoria (23-22) at Wenatchee (21-25) 7:05 tonight. July...What Gives?The local nine was 13-14 for July.  For some reason the seventh month has been the worst for the AppleSox.  - Six times in 44 months of play over 16 years they have had a losing record, four of those have been in July.- By months: August 68.5% (85-39), June 64.6% (224-123) and July 58.6% (228-161).- This is the second July in a row with a minus was 12-13 in 2014. No Parkas Needed94.1 ...

AppleSox beat Kelowna, fourth win in last five games

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 6, Kelowna 4 last night. Wenatchee (20-23) at Kelowna (27-15) 6:35 tonight. AppleSox Among League LeadersBatting- Batting average - Mitchell Holland .338, 6th and Keston Hiura .329, 8th.- Hits - Mitchell Holland 49, tied for 6th and Keston Hiura 48, 7th.- Doubles - Keston Hiura 15, 2nd.- Triples - Keston Hiura 3, tied for 2nd and Nick Nyquist 2, tied for 5th.- Home runs - Evan Douglas 7, 2nd.- Runs - Keston Hiura 29, 8th.- RBI - Keston Hiura 28, 7th and Mitchell Holland 24, tied for ...

Wenatchee wins big, tops Yakima Valley 11-4

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 11, Yakima Valley 4 last night Yakima Valley (21-19)  at Wenatchee (18-22)  7:05 tonight. Good Stuff  - Wenatchee has won three of four and of six of their last nine.- They  have three consecutive wins at home.- The 7-margin of victory last evening was their largest in league play this season.  Previous high was six, twice.- The victory broke a 5-game losing steak to the Pippins...and all on the local diamond.  Wild Wild-Card RaceFor the moment let's assume the three division leaders hold their positions until the ...

AppleSox vs. Pippins, first home game in nine days

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 4, Kitsap 3 last night Yakima Valley (21-18)  at Wenatchee (17-22)  7:05 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Yakima Valley - This series started a year ago and is tied at 6-6.- After leading six games to one, the Sox have dropped five in a row.- Strange, but true.  Wenatchee is 5-1 in Yakima and 1-5 at home.- Of 15 games remaining, six are against he Pippins. AppleSox Among League LeadersBatting- Batting average - Keston Hiura .341, 6th and Mitchell Holland .326, 10th.- Hits - Keston Hiura 44, tied for 9th.- ...
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Paula Walters | Every book club has its own unique backstory: Regional library system serves hundreds of clubs

Are you a reader? Are you someone who would like to discuss the books you read with others? Would you like to start a book club? If so and if you would like some guidelines, coming soon to your library will be a free class on how to start and maintain a book club. Watch for posters in your library that will be announcing these programs.

AppleSox complete set wilth BlueJackets tonight. Series 1-1.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Kitsap 5, Wenatchee 2 last night Wenatchee (16-22) at Kitsap (14-24) 6:35 tonight. The AppleSox record against all West Coast League teams (including former) since Day 1 in 2005.  League games only and current through last night:Klamath Falls 20-4 83.5%, Cowlitz 15-3 83.3%,  Victoria 11-4 73.3%,  Kelowna 57 -23 71.3%,  Moses Lake 26-10 72.2%,  Kitsap 38-18 67.9%,  Spokane 15-9 62.5%,  Bellingham 35-23 60.3%,  Medford 7-5 58.3%, Corvallis 30-30 50.0%,  Yakima Valley 6-6 50.0%,  Walla Walla 21-22 48.8%,  Bend 24-30 44.4%

Wenatchee topples Kitsap again for 11th straight win in Bremerton

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 9, Kitsap 3 last night Wenatchee (16-21) at Kitsap (13-24) 6:35 tonight. Good Stuff- The AppleSox have won four of their last six.- They have won 20 of their last 21 vs. Kitsap.- They have an 11-game winning streak at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. BlueJackets Singing the Blues- Kitsap has had a tough life in the West Coast League.  Their first season in 2005 they finished seventh in a 7-team league and the following year fourth in an 8-team league.  The WCL then went to divisions where they ...
Lifestyle | Food | Wine

Winemaker's Journal -- Milbrandt pairs wines with meals on video

Butch Milbrandt may be best known as half of the team of two brothers who pioneered vineyard planting along the Columbia Basin's famed Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes regions. With nearly 3,000 acres of vineyard today sourcing dozens of award-winning wineries as well as their own rapidly growing wine label, the Milbrandt brothers are major players in Washington still developing wine industry.

AppleSox 19-1 over BlueJackets in last 20 games

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (15-21) at Kitsap (13-23) 6:35 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Kitsap Started in 2005, the first year of the West Coast League. Wenatchee: - leads 37-17 overall (all league in games). - at one time led a close series 18-16, but has since reeled off 19 wins in 20 games. - is 17-10 at Gene Lobe Field and has won 10 consecutive games (last loss was 8/4/10). - has won eight straight 3-game series. - and Kitsap have had 42.6% of their games decided by one run ...