EAST WENATCHEE — The debuts of two heralded freshman were the prevailing stories after a four-team season-opening meet at Eastmont on Thursday.
The Wenatchee girls and Eastmont boys were the team winners, but the schools’ other squads lay claim to the noteworthy athletes: Eastmont’s Rebecca Tarbert began her high school career by winning the girls 100 (13.03 seconds), 200 (27.58 seconds), and long jump (15 feet, eight inches), while Wenatchee’s Isaiah Brandt-Sims kicked things off with an 11.01-second finish to win the boys 100, and a second-place finish in the long jump (19 feet, four inches).
“Just like Wenatchee with (Brandt-Sims), we knew (Tarbert) was coming,” said Eastmont coach Gary Millard. “She did a terrific job. She just kind of went about her business.
“A 100-meter time 13.03, that’s flying this early.”
Wenatchee’s girls won 11 individual events to score 123 points, besting Eastmont (85.5), Cashmere (33.5), and West Valley of Spokane (25).
Returning Class 4A high jump state champ Audrey Ketcham won both the high jump (five feet, six inches) and 100 hurdles (16.86 seconds) for the Panthers.
On the boys side, five individual wins and a good amount of depth helped Eastmont win with 76 points. Wenatchee had 71, West Valley scored 66, and Cashmere had 48.
Cascade 5, Ephrata 0
Five different players scored goals, all of them in the first half, as Cascade won a physical matchup at Ephrata.
Bennie Camerena, Omar Solis, Omar Ambrocio, Fabian Alvarez and Christian Rivas scored goals in the first 35 minutes for the Kodiaks, and Juvenal Avila made five saves to nail down the shutout.
Omak 3, Bridgeport 2
The Pioneers rallied from a two-goal deficit for the non-league victory. Juilan Cervantes and Luis Ortiz scored second-half goals to propel Omak to victory after John Zaragoza had gotten his team on the board in the first half.
Omak 13, Oroville 0
Omak’s Shirlee Ramos and McKenzie Norwill combined on a five-inning no-hitter for the Pioneers, who did most of their damage in an eight-run third inning.
Ramos struck out seven of the first three innings and Norwill struck out six in two innings of relief.
Marci Harris had a pair of hits, including a double, and Shawnee Covington hit an inside-the-park home run.