The Quincy girls cross country team completed an 8-1 campaign in the Central Washington Athletic Conference, which was good for second place. The squad, led by senior Sarah Martinez, was able to defeat all but Ellensburg this season.
The Jackrabbits turn their attention to the Eastern Washington 2A District 5/6/7 Championships at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley on Saturday. They will be joined by their boys team, as well as Basin rivals Ephrata.
The Jacks picked up their final two wins over Selah and host Wapato on Thursday. Martinez covered the 3-mile course in 20 minutes, 33 seconds to place first.
For the boys, Victor Salgado (8th, 17:11) and Gabriel Martinez (17:20) led the way to a win over Wapato, but were defeated by Selah. The Jacks ended their CWAC campaign at 6-3.
The Quincy volleyball team lost a pair of league games to Selah (25-7, 25-8, 25-15, Ellensburg (25-13, 25-16, 25-15) and Ephrata (25-20, 25-12, 25-19) in the past week to finish the yeat at 1-9 in the CWAC. Madison Petersen had 13 digs against Selah, while Sarah Horning had three aces against Ephrata.
The Jacks (1-8) capped their season with 3-0 loss to Ephrata on Saturday. Kacie Reynolds had 14 saves, while the Tigers had 17 shots to Quincy’s 1.
The Ephrata cross country teams both finished with CWAC records of 7-2. On Thursday, both teams defeated East Valley and Grandview at Lakeview Golf & Country Club in Soap Lake. On the boys side, Kyle Charles finished the 5,000-meter course in 16:53, while Grant Kallstrom (17:03) was second. Hannah Gunderson won the girls race in 20:16.
The Ephrata soccer team defeated Quincy 3-0 to close out the season. Lana Sween took an assist from sister Emily Sween in the ninth minute for the only goal of the first half. The Tigers (5-3) added two goals in the second half from Kendall Sage.
Selah defeated Ephrata 25-10, 25-18, 25-12 last week, but it rebounded with a sweep of Quincy Tuesday. In the loss, Kendra De Hoog had eight kills and three blocks.
Girls swim and dive
The Ephrata swim team capped the regular season in Ellensburg Thursday. Kaitlyn Knitter had a personal best in the 500-meter freestyle in 6:26 and Catherine Scellick had a PR in the 100-yard back stroke in a time of 1:15.60. The Tigers head back to Ellensburg Saturday for the Eastern Washington 2A District 5/6/7 Championships.
Kurtis J. Wood is sports editor of the Quincy Valley Post-Register. His recaps of Quincy and Ephrata sports run weekly in the Wenatchee World during the prep season.