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Gems swept at Wenatchee

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems jumped on the Wenatchee AppleSox, taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but the East Division leading AppleSox kept fighting back to win 6-4 and sweep the series with Klamath Falls. With the loss, the Gems fall to 2-16, but have finally past the stretch of...
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OIT’s Schell wins CCC award

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Oregon Tech AD Michael Schell is the Cascade Collegiate Conference Athletic Director of the Year. The conference announced Thursday that Schell is the winner of the award after OIT won a national championship in men’s basketball and hosted the conference track and field championships, among other accolades. Schell was also...
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Former Duck Eaton breaks decathlon world record

From U.S. Track and Field press release EUGENE, Ore. – Ashton Eaton brought a record capacity crowd to full roar Saturday at Hayward Field as the Oregon graduate set a world record in the decathlon, scoring 9,039 points to break the previous record of 9,026 set in 2001 by the Czech Republic’s Roman Sebrle....
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Wenatchee catches up to take game one over Gems

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems took the first lead of the game and held onto it for a while, but it wasn’t enough as the Wenatchee AppleSox scored in the sixth and eighth innings to win 2-1. Klamath Falls starter Mitch Merten threw four scoreless innings, but left in the fifth for...
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Gems look to make win streak

The 2012 Klamath Falls Gems season has been short of expectations so far, but it is also far from over. Beginning the year 1-13 in West Coast League play, the Gems ended another long losing streak Wednesday with a 14-2 victory over Bellingham. It is now a road trip to Wenatchee that will determine...
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Arizona tops FSU, reaches CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona coach Andy Lopez couldn’t imagine taking a hotter team to the College World Series finals. That’s where the Wildcats are heading after their 10-3 victory over Florida State on Thursday. They’ll go into the best-of-three championship round Sunday coming off nine straight wins and 16 in their past 18 games. ”I’m...
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Hammer throw standouts make team

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Kibwe Johnson’s grandparents have someone special to cheer for in London. Johnson won the hammer at the Olympic trials with a throw of 245 feet, 11 inches Thursday to earn a trip to the London Games. ”My grandparents have been to every Olympics since 1976, I think,” he said. ”And now they...
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Catcher wristbands help coaches signal in pitches

OMAHA, Neb. – It’s been said that the catcher is the quarterback of a baseball team. These days, some catchers are looking more like their football counterparts with the playbook wristbands they wear. South Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner wears a wristband on his left arm that has a grid chart listing number combinations corresponding with...
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BCS changes: Who wins and loses?

CHICAGO – College football is headed toward a new era, with a four-team playoff deciding the champion starting in 2014. As the conference commissioners have said over and over during the six months it has taken for them to come up with a playoff plan to present to university presidents for approval, ”The devil is...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems hammer Bells in finale

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems bats lit up on Wednesday night at Kiger Stadium, propelling them to a 14-2 win over the Bellingham Bells. The Klamath Falls victory ended a six-game losing streak for the Gems in West Coast League play while erasing a winning streak of the same length for...
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