WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee girls swim team capped off the regular season with a pair of dominant wins over Richland and Hanford.
Wenatchee defeated Richland 118-68 and beat Hanford 130-56.
The Panthers marked this meet on their calendar as one of the premier contests.
“It was one of the more important meets of our schedule for sure, and we tried to go into districts with a little momentum,” coach James Elwyn said, “so we swam a lot of girls in the meets they normally swim. We had a lot of fast times.”
All three relay teams swam state-qualifying times and recorded first-place finishes.
Wenatchee swept the 50 freestyle and the 500 freestyle, locked up first and second in the 400 free relay and the top 200 medley relay team of Hannah Bruggman, Katherine Robinson, Jessica Wierzbicki and Rachel Wilt finished with a time of 1 minute, 53.9 seconds.
Kayli Elwyn, who has dropped time in the 500 free in three consecutive swims, won the event with a 5:30.03 and Tori Peterson and Rebecca Bay finished second and third, respectively, against both opponents.
Cascade 3, Tonasket 0
The Kodiaks dominated from the service line and won 25-7, 25-11, 25-1.
Cascade limited its mistakes and completed the third set without a single error.
“We kept the errors to a minimum and that’s what we need to do right now is just stay in control of the offense,” coach Marni McMahon said.
Kaycee O’Brien served 21 straight points and finished the match with eight aces. Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley led the team with 25 kills and Gabby Brulotte had eight kills.
Cashmere 8, Omak 0
The Bulldogs clinched their 12th consecutive league title — combined between the Central Washington Athletic Conference and Caribou Trail League — on Saturday at Omak.
Cashmere’s Tianna Helm had a hat-trick and a pair of assists. Her teammate Tessa McCormick added a trio of scores to go along with a helper as well.
“It took until our sixth shot until we found the back of the net and as that happened it opened up a little more and became easier for us to score,” Bulldogs head coach Dennis Tronson said after the game.
Tronson highlighted a stretch toward the end of the first half that more or less put the game away.
“We were giving the younger kids a chance and it took a little while to get the rhythm together,” he said. “But once we got that, as it has been this season, we have been able to score in bunches. Scoring three in the 24th- 26th- and 35th minute — that was a good thing to see.”
The Bulldogs (12-0-0 in the CTL) will host Chelan in their next game of the season.
“Even though we beat them soundly at their house, you never know, crazy things can happen,” Tronson said. “Hopefuly we’ll come prepared and have our girls healthy.”