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Aaron Johnson with the Eastmont Metro Parks & Recreation unhooks broken netting from a backstop at the Eastmont Community Park's four-diamond baseball fields Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Wednesday was the first day Apple Valley Fence was on site to begin repairs they estimate will take at least one month to finish. After taking off the fencing, they will pull all 40, 28-foot-long support poles of the backstops and reinstall new ones. Recent snow collected on the nets, the weight bending the poles and ripping the netting.

WENATCHEE — Friday afternoon was sunny and brisk in the valley. Notable snow hasn’t fallen in a month, though the remnants still make outdoor recreation a challenge. Indoors, around 40 residents were active at the Wenatchee Racket and Athletic Club playing what may soon be Washington’s offic…

Luke Doherty, Wenatchee, returns a tennis shot to his girlfriend Shannon Callery during a game at the one tennis court cleared of snow at Walla Walla Point Park on Monday. They said they played most of the year last year at the park. "We do a drive-by to check" the condition of the court, Callery says. "Thank you to whoever cleared it!"

WENATCHEE — It’s a familiar story with similar versions scattered throughout pop culture: Grisled cop takes troubled youth under his wing, offers boxing as a way off the wrong path.

Nordic skiing offers one of the best ways to experience our beautiful surrounding areas. With Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Chelan, and the Methow trails to the North; Wenatchee has access to more cross-country ski trails than any other population in the country. All of these areas offer mile…

Josh is someone we heard about in the rumblings of the outdoor community a while back, a local nurse who completed the Tour Divide by mountain bike in record time. We were fortunate enough to track him down recently and interview him for this Athletic Life series.

WENATCHEE — Come join our Wenatchee area community for the first two weeks of October 2021 during the Wenatchee Moves campaign! Get to know local organizations, make new friends, exercise and experience fun activities at a variety of locations with Wenatchee Moves.

WENATCHEE — It hasn’t been the worst year for salmon returns. It hasn’t been the best year for salmon returns.

PACKWOOD — Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens stood staunchly against the sky, silent silhouettes so big you felt you could reach out and touch them.

Foothills Middle School student Anthony Garcia Mendoza avoids a diving Leo Salgado from Orchard Middle School to score a touchdown in a flag football jamboree tournament at Triangle Park in Wenatchee on Wednesday. There was plenty of action at the park and the Apple Bowl as the Wenatchee School District’s middle school football teams competed. Because of COVID-19 concerns, teams normally playing contact football — with pads and helmets — in the fall moved their competition to the spring and played flag football instead. Wednesday’s competitions were their only games of the season against other schools. A total of 16, 20-minute games were held in the afternoon. Two 40-yard fields were mown and lined at Pioneer Park with teams playing seven students.

A second post-race drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed a prohibited substance was present, a lawyer for the horse's trainer said on Wednesday, raising the possibility the dark bay colt might be disqualified.

PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will play a charity golf match next month in Montana against U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, Turner Sports said on Wednesday.

The Lava Links par 3 golf course meanders through a vacant lot on Second Avenue in Soap Lake on Thursday. The 9-hole course is played from sand tees blocks to sand greens using only a 9 iron and putter. The course is on private property, according to Soap Lake City Clerk Ruth Wade. Volunteers maintain the course and there is a suggested donation of a couple of dollars to play.

Masters runner-up Will Zalatoris could not catch Hideki Matsuyama at Augusta National Golf Club but did track the Japanese major champion down on Tuesday ahead of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas.

While T-Ball coach Jaime Flores was throwing ground balls for the infield, Maxine Shoaf, 4, and Wyatt Childress, 5, danced and challenged each other to moves in right field. Wednesday was the team's second practice of the season as they get ready for league play in less than two weeks. Asked by their coach what they should name their team, Maxine's choice of the "Flowers" was upstaged by the "Tigers" although they ended up deciding to choose a different name each week.

With the sun going down in front of them, Hallie Huffaker, left, and Jamie Withrow, both of Wenatchee, hit softballs at Walla Walla Point Park's fields on Tuesday. They said they are excited to begin league play again this spring, having been out of games for 1 1/2 years because of COVID-19 restrictions on playing fields. They both play for teams in the Apple Valley Softball league.

Novak Djokovic's "unbelievable" performance to win his ninth Australian Open final was a statement to the young guns looking to break the stranglehold of the "Big Three" on Grand Slam titles, according to seven-times major winner Mats Wilander.

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Lanes is facing another financial crisis, says community member and avid bowler Auna Lundberg, who on Sunday started a GoFundMe for the Wenatchee Valley’s lone bowling alley.