YAKIMA -- Brent Darnell decided to channel his inner Gene Hackman. With his young team displaying an acute case of big-game jitters, the Cashmere girls basketball coach paraphrased a moment from the iconic film "Hoosiers" to ease the nerves of the anxious Bulldogs.
PASCO — The Wenatchee girls basketball team's season ended Saturday as missed opportunities early led to a big deficit in a 65-38 loss to Walla Walla in the 4A state regional at Chiawana High School in Pasco.
He calls it “the world’s most realistic looking fake slug.” It’s a small, slimy prop that Cashmere girls coach Brent Darnell keeps tucked away in his coaching bag. During the team’s first bus trip last season, he decided to jokingly bug his star player, whom he describes as “nasty, fiery and competitive” on the court.
FEDERAL WAY — Wenatchee took 18th place out of 36 teams at the Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday. Eastmont placed 21st.
TACOMA — Eastmont grappler Julian Arellano was on a 2-0 win streak at Mat Classic XXVII when he fell to Moses Lake’s Trey Long on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. The 9-0 loss knocked him down to the consolation bracket, where he was eventually able to climb back up to a fourth-place finish.