WENATCHEE — There is no question Kara Melton, the new girls’ swim and dive coach for Wenatchee, has some big shoes to fill when the season gets underway in March. She’s taking over for a legend in James Elwyn and will lead one of the premier girls’ swim programs in the state.

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WENATCHEE — There is no question Kara Melton, the new girls’ swim and dive coach for Wenatchee, has some big shoes to fill when the season gets underway in March. She’s taking over for a legend in James Elwyn and will lead one of the premier girls’ swim programs in the state.

The calls and emails flowed into Jon Snyder’s inbox at Gov. Jay Inslee’s office, and there were times when he felt like a circus juggler trying to weigh the benefits of return-to-play options for youth sports leagues against the risks of doing so in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox finally acquiesced Tuesday morning, announcing on their website they were canceling their 2020 Training Camp; effectively closing the door for any kind of organized summer baseball at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium this season.

Eastmont High School softball coach Cliff Johnson runs practice for his team in blustery conditions, infield dirt blowing around the players on Wednesday afternoon.

YAKIMA — It was standing room only on Friday night, if you can believe that, in the Sun Dome for the girls’ 1A state semifinal matchup between the number one ranked Cashmere Bulldogs and Hailey Van Lith against defending champion La Salle, the team that knocked them out last year.

For the Wenatchee Wild, the 2020 Interior Conference Quarterfinal Round opens Saturday, Feb. 29 on home ice at Town Toyota Center as the No.4 seed Wild meet the No.5 seed Vernon Vipers in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

McMinnville, Ore. — The Wenatchee S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics team turned in an outstanding performance at the Top Gun Challenge in Oregon on Feb. 7. All four of their teams won tournament titles, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee boys knew a win Friday night against the Moses Lake Chiefs would clinch the third seed in the district playoffs, home court advantage and another matchup against the sixth-seeded Chiefs.