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4A state boys swimming and diving meet: Panthers boys place seventh at 4A state championships

FEDERAL WAY — After Friday’s preliminary round of the 4A WIAA state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center, Wenatchee coach James Elwyn was projecting a 10th-place finish for his Panthers. They exceeded those expectations Saturday, finishing seventh and shaving time off their swims to end their season with a strong showing. 

WIAA Mat Classic XXIX: Chelan’s de la Cruz takes second in 1A 145-pound state final

TACOMA — Chelan senior Juan de la Cruz defeated Ethan Newman of Deer Park 6-3 in the semifinals but lost the final 17-5 to Franky Almaguer of Granger to take second place in the 1A state championships at 145 pounds Saturday in the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome. Mountain Goats teammate Skylar Gordon lost twice in the 170-pound consolation bracket to finish in eighth place.

Prep wrestling: Thirteen area wrestlers advance to day two of Mat Classic

TACOMA — Four North Central Washington wrestlers advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 2017 Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Each is just two wins away from being crowned state champion on Saturday. A total of 13 wrestlers from eight area high schools qualified for the second day of competition and have a chance at a place on the podium.

Prep basketball roundup: Entiat boys basketball team pulls away from Pateros late, punches state ticket

EAST WENATCHEE — When Pateros cut the Entiat boys basketball team’s lead to three points midway through the fourth quarter of the Central Washington 1B League tournament championship Friday at Eastmont Junior High School, it appeared as though the Tigers would have a nervous final few minutes. Instead, Entiat buckled down and pulled away down the stretch to clinch its spot in the 1B state tournament.

Final WIAA RPI rankings released for boys and girls basketball tourney seeding

RENTON — The WIAA’s inaugural basketball RPI was finalized Monday, Feb. 13 following a review period which allowed coaches and athletic directors to confirm their regular-season schedules. These rankings, as currently shown on, will seed the Hardwood Classic after schools qualify through their District Tournaments.

Prep spotlight: Wenatchee boys swim and dive team | Young Panthers swimmers ready to test themselves at 4A state meet

All season long, the Wenatchee boys swimming and diving team has repeatedly found itself in the winner’s circle. As the Panthers prepare for this weekend’s 4A state tournament at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, they know doing so again is a long shot. But with a large group consisting of a handful of fantastic freshmen and a few key veterans heading across the mountains to compete, Wenatchee knows it has the potential to do something special.

WVC men beat Yakima Valley, women fall

WENATCHEE – On a night in which Wenatchee Valley College honored sponsors and donors for their contributions toward the college’s new basketball gymnasium floor, the WVC men’s basketball team gave the fans plenty to cheer about in an 84-76 win over visiting Yakima Valley. It was the men’s third straight Northwest Athletic Conference East Region win.

Wild shut out by Penticton

PENTICTON, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild outshot host Penticton 33-15 on Saturday night in front of 4,142 fans at South Okanagan Events Centre, but were shut out against the British Columbia Hockey League Interior Division’s top team.

Dedication ceremony for new Wenatchee Valley College gym floor on Monday

WENATCHEE – Monday, Feb. 13, the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation and Athletic Department will have a dedication ceremony for the college’s new basketball gymnasium floor. The ceremony will take place at approximately 7:30 p.m. and between the Knights’ basketball games.

WVC Friday: WVC men’s hoops team gets big win over Walla Walla

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team defeated Walla Walla — a team that had been tied for first in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s East Region — in overtime on Friday night at Wenatchee Valley College by a final score of 90-88.

Prep Friday: Brewster girls basketball team pulls away, advances to 2B league finals

BREWSTER — The Brewster Bears girls basketball team used a 20-point fourth quarter to break free in what had been a tight contest against visiting Liberty Bell on Friday night, securing a 58-44 victory and a spot in the Central Washington 2B League championship game Saturday against Tonasket at Bridgeport High School.