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Prep Saturday: Starting pitching lifts Cashmere baseball team over Chelan

CHELAN — Starting pitchers Garrett Tarver and Jay Lightfoot were money on the mound for the Cashmere baseball team Saturday at Mountain Goat Field in Chelan, where the Bulldogs swept Chelan with relative ease. Cashmere’s pitching staff completed the doubleheader without allowing an earned run and the Bulldogs bats came alive as Cashmere won the opener 10-1 and took game two 9-1.

Prep focus: Eastmont softball team cruises in doubleheader against Ike

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont softball team was clicking in all three phases of the game Friday. With a strong offensive showing and a sparkling defensive performance buoying a pair of complete-game efforts from their two starting pitchers, the Wildcats completed a sweep of their first three-game series of Columbia Basin Big Nine play, dispatching visiting Eisenhower in both ends of a doubleheader at Sterling Park in East Wenatchee by 12-4 and 12-3 margins, respectively.

Kansas beats Purdue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas got 26 points apiece from Frank Mason and Devonte’ Graham to defeat Purdue 98-66 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region semifinals Thursday at Sprint Center beford 18,475 fans, mostly clad in Kansas’ crimson and blue.

Wenatchee Thunder lacrosse team beats Southridge

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Thunder lacrosse team beat South-ridge 16-3 on Wednesday. Gray Kolde led the team in scoring with four goals. Nate McCarthy and Robey Jorgensen added three apiece, Cole Loomis and Connor Tilly put home two each and Kyle Schmaltz and Ben Higley tallied a goal apiece.

Schoolhouse Rugby to face off with Spokane on Saturday

WENATCHEE — The Schoolhouse Rugby U-19 team will play Everett at noon at Confluence Park on Saturday, starting the rugby doubleheader. The men’s team, the Schoolhouse Rugby Hellhounds, will play the Spokane Razorbacks at Confluence Park at 2 p.m.

Basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. asks for release from Washington

Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr., considered one of the top boys basketball recruits in the nation, said Wednesday he asked for a release from his letter of intent from the University of Washington. The decision was prompted by the firing of coach Lorenzo Romar.

Prep Thursday: Wenatchee boys golf team wins first CBBN tournament

YAKIMA — While they lack the top-end performance of teams like Eisenhower and West Valley, the Wenatchee Panthers boys golf team proved Thursday why it pays to have the most consistent roster in the league. The Panthers fired a total of five rounds of 94 or lower en route to a team score of 346 and a 20-stroke victory over second place West Valley at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima.

Gonzaga survives, advances to the Elite Eight

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a messy game dictated by fouls and defense, it was defense that won the game for Gonzaga and sent the top-seeded Bulldogs to the Elite Eight after a 61-58 victory over fourth-seeded West Virginia.

Wenatchee School of Karate performs well at championships

YAKIMA — Lauren Van Winkle led the Wenatchee School of Karate by being the third woman ever crowned as the adult black belt grand champion in kata at the Central Washington Championship at Yakima Valley Community College on March 18. Ayden Bailey and Drew Pomeroy took home trophies as the junior grand champions in kata and kumite, respectively.

Wild season over after 3-2 loss to Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild’s season came to end on Wednesday night when the Chilliwack Chiefs came from behind to win 3-2, completing the 4-0 Mainland Division finals sweep over Wenatchee at Prospera Centre north of the border.

Bonds returns to Giants as special adviser

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds is returning to the team with which he had his greatest success as a slugger, joining the San Francisco Giants as a special adviser, the team announced Monday.

Hawks re-sign Shead and Willson

RENTON — The Seahawks on Friday re-signed what might have been regarded as the two most important of their remaining unrestricted free agents — tight end Luke Willson and cornerback DeShawn Shead.

Wild lose Game 3, on the brink of elimination

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — After a scoreless first period in Game 3 of the British Columbia Hockey League’s Mainland division finals, the host Chilliwack Chiefs scored three goals in both the second and third periods to beat the Wenatchee Wild 6-2 on Tuesday night at Prospera Centre.