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Versatile Quezada integral to Tigers’ hopes of contending

Entiat quarterback Trang Tran was hospitalized with a health issue in mid-August, but Tigers head coach Brian Bailey said he is optimistic Tran will be able to play a majority of Entiat’s games at quarterback. But the duties could be temporarily transferred to “the second best athlete on the team,” Alberto Quezada.

Next up: Upperclassmen dominate Panthers’ lines

The Wenatchee football team will have to start “too many” players on both sides of the football at its home-opening game at the new and improved Apple Bowl on Friday against Mead, according to Panthers head coach Scott Devereaux.

Catching on: Brewster’s Smith leads efficient air attack

During a hot summer afternoon on the ranch land northeast of Brewster, a brush rig lumbers along to provide support against the rapid advance of wildfires. This is Cade Smith’s first summer helping fight fires with his father Dale, who uses the brush rig primarily for structure protection and initiating back burns. Smith, a senior wide receiver for Brewster, believes he has learned a lot from the experience and sees it as a way to give back to a community that provides its football team with unwavering support.

The power of eight: Eight-man football not to be taken lightly

The birth of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby, until, in 1880, a man named Walter Camp instituted line-of-scrimmage and down-and-distance rules. Nearly 135 years later, 32 professional teams are getting ready to battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 50.

Parents of ex-Bellevue player insist they followed rules

BELLEVUE — The parents of a former Bellevue High School football player have disputed their son’s account of his time on the team, calling a Sunday Seattle Times article on the subject “false and misleading.”

River Dogs win World Series championship

The 2015 Columbia Basin River Dogs baseball team can be considered somewhat of a “Cinderella story,” according to their coach, Randy Boruff.

NCW travel softball program to be launched

Cliff Johnson has a plan for improving the softball scene in North Central Washington. He’s tired of watching talented players being forced to join travel teams based in the Seattle area or the Tri-Cities, so Johnson is starting a local traveling program.

River Dogs return to World Series

It almost wouldn’t seem like a proper Senior Babe Ruth World series without the presence of the Columbia Basin River Dogs.

Softball state tournaments: Chelan falls short on second day

RICHLAND — The route to the 1A softball state tournament was an interesting one for Chelan. The Goats ended Caribou Trail League regular-season play at the bottom of the standings, but beat first-place Cashmere twice in the last week of the season and then again in the first round of the 1A District 6 tournament. The Goats then thumped Omak in the district championship game, and the team was state bound.