CHELAN — It is hard to beat a quality opponent three teams in the same season. The Chelan boys soccer team completed that feat by beating Cascade 2-1 Thursday afternoon in the CTL championship game. The win gives the Goats the No. 1 seed moving into the District 5/6 tournament crossover with the Central Washington 2B League whoch starts on Tuesday.
Back in the 1800s when the new marshal came to town, the mayor gave him a gun and a badge and sent him out to uphold the law. Not so, it seems, when you’re the new course marshal at Desert Canyon Golf Resort. Nope. No badge and no gun. It’s probably just as well because unlike the old west, being a course marshal is much more civilized. Or so I thought.
EPHRATA — The Ephrata baseball team ended rival Quincy’s season on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the visiting Jackrabbits. Tigers pitcher Logan Moss got the win for the home team, going seven innings while allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Moss struck out seven while walking two. Quincy put the pressure on Ephrata in the sixth inning with two runs but ultimately could not complete the comeback.
Two years ago, Francisco Alejandrez, or Paco to just about everyone, took the North Central Washington soccer scene by storm. Then a sophomore, the diminutive but dangerous forward tore apart the Caribou Trail League to the tune of 45 goals while helping lead his Quincy Jackrabbits to the state title.
WENATCHEE — A pair of homegrown hurlers will rejoin the Wenatchee AppleSox this season and be a part of the team’s pitching staff. The two local players who will spend their summer with the AppleSox are Wenatchee High School graduate and current Central Washington University right-handed pitcher Kyle Blankenship and Eastmont High School graduate and current Lewis-Clark State College right-handed pitcher Tyler Burch.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Mariners' first sweep of the season didn't come easy. They overcame a lackluster outing from starter Felix Hernandez and a four-run deficit after five innings by rallying with five runs — powered by a pair of homers from Dae-Ho Lee — to cap an improbable 9-8 victory over the A's.
DALLAS, Texas — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked by police in Dallas County on Wednesday and posted bond on a charge of beating his ex-girlfriend earlier this year, police said. Manziel had a mug shot taken and posted bond of $1,500, police said. He is set to make his first court appearance in the case on Thursday in Dallas.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Jordan Spieth says he has come to terms with his shocking Masters meltdown with the help of family and close friends, and is ready to challenge for the year’s second major, next month’s U.S. Open at Oakmont in Pennsylvania. The American world number two was five strokes ahead with nine holes to play in his title defense at last month’s Masters but astonishingly ran up a quadruple-bogey at the par-three 12th as he threw away the coveted Green Jacket.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The New York Yankees placed designated hitter Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. A-Rod had an MRI on Wednesday morning after injuring his hamstring in Tuesday night’s 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
MADRID — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will go down in history as one of the sport’s best players helped by his status as the Champions League’s all-time top scorer. The three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner has netted 93 goals in Europe’s elite club competition, including five hat-tricks. His closest rival is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is 10 goals behind him in the Champions League scoring charts.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz each had three hits, and the Seattle Mariners withstood a two-homer game by Khris Davis to defeat the Oakland A's 4-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday night.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — NBA referees admitted Tuesday that the officials on the floor missed a foul call late in a Western Conference playoff game on an inbounds play that they had never seen before Monday night.
CHELAN — On August 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit famously strung a high wire across the Twin Towers of World Trade Center in New York City. With no harness, no nets and a 26-foot pole for balance, he successfully walked from one tower to the other, 110 stores and 1,362 feet above the lower Manhattan streets.
BREWSTER — When you’re pitching in your final regular season home game in front of friends and family, you of course want to play well. Brewster senior Raul Olvera obliterated the Billygoats batting order, striking out 10 en route to pitching a perfect game as the Bears took the opening game of Tuesday’s Central Washington B baseball doubleheader 10-0 from visiting Pateros. The Bears also won the nightcap 16-3.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee girls tennis team received a needed tune-up in the last week of the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s regular season. Led by a sweep from their double’s teams and two key singles wins, the Panthers beat West Valley 5-2 Friday at West Valley High School to move their perfect league record to 10-0.
Twice this season, the Chelan and Cascade boys soccer teams have played dramatic, intense and tight contests. Both times, Chelan has come away with big victories. On Thursday, they will meet once more, this time with the Caribou Trail League title on the line, after both posted shutout victories in the first round of the District playoffs Tuesday.