A flu bug swept through the Omak cross country team last week, with the brunt felt by the girls team at the Caribou Trail League Championship on Thursday.
Michael Goble led the boys with a second-place finish in 16 minutes, 50 seconds on the 5K course that was mostly on grass and not steep hills at the Okanogan County Golf Club.
Morgan O’Dell finished third in 17:00.
Rebecca Dykes, who ran for the first time since Sept. 17 after recovering from an injury, was Omak’s No. 1 girl in 10th in 22:30. Right behind in 11th was Kennedy Duck in 22:41.
The flu slowed the girls, who as a team finished third. The boys were second.
The Omak girls soccer team (3-5, 8-5) fell to Cashmere 7-2 on Saturday. The two goals added to the goal scored against the Bulldogs earlier this year are more than any other team has scored against undefeated Cashmere.
Rachael Riggle scored on a penalty kick and on an assist from Maddy Dykes for Omak.
Cashmere beat Omak, 18-1, earlier this season.
The Pioneer volleyball team (4-4, 7-5) fell 3-1 to Okanogan on Oct. 18 and 3-0 to Cashmere on Oct. 22. The losses dropped Omak into a tie with Okanogan (4-4, 7-5) entering the final week of the regular season.
The teams, which split their league matches this season, will meet next Tuesday in a postseason play-in match.
The third-place Bulldogs shut out Omak 3-0 last Tuesday and blanked Chelan 4-0 Thursday. Against Omak, Kaiti Klepec scored twice, Kailey Huner had a goal and two assists, and Aidan O’Connor had an assist.
Against Chelan, Huner scored on an assist from Megan Parks, Parks scored on a penalty kick, Klepec scored on an assist from Kara Staggs and Cameron Moses scored off an assist from Klepec.
If the standings remain the same, Omak will play at Okanogan in a loser-out, bi-district play-in match next Tuesday.
Okanogan knocked off Omak 3-1 last Tuesday, allowing it to move up in league standings. Both Kailey Harris and Maddie Timm had 12 kills, and Caitlyn Behymer added 10 kills.
Okanogan then fell 3-0 to league-leading Chelan on Thursday.
Al Camp is sports editor of the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. His recaps of Omak and Okanogan sports run weekly in the Wenatchee World during the prep season.