BRIDGEPORT — After dropping the opening set 15-25, the Bridgeport volleyball team needed players to step up and take control against a Waterville squad coming off a strong four-set win against Soap Lake on Thursday. Yohanna Velazquez and Esmeralda Garcia answered the call. Both players stepped in and converted 100 percent of their serves, leading the Fillies to capture the following three sets 25-10, 25-15 and 25-23 to earn their first win of the regular season.
QUINCY — For most of the first half of Friday’s Battle of the Basin matchup between host Quincy and Ephrata, the Tigers were in full control. With a pair of long drives ending in scores, Ephrata opened up a 10-0 lead with less than two minutes to go in the half, and the Jacks had to that point struggled to get anything going offensively.
PESHASTIN — It would have been easy to pack it in and give up. Four minutes into the second quarter, the Cascade Kodiaks football team had fallen behind the Sultan Turks 25-0, a disappointing start to what would become a wild homecoming night at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports complex.
SUNNYSIDE — In its Columbia Basin Big Nine league opener, the Wenatchee football team got off to a terrific start. But that was about the only thing that went the Panthers’ way Friday night in a 39-7 loss at Sunnyside.
OKANOGAN — The Cascade girls soccer team used a strong second-half performance to earn a 4-1 road victory over Okanogan at the Central Valley Sports Complex. The Bulldogs held a one goal advantage at halftime after Jill Townsend scored off a well-timed pass from Alexis Jones in the 16th minute, but Cascade found the equalizer in the 47th minute. Just nine minutes later, the Kodiaks caught the Bulldogs’ defense out of position to take the lead and quickly added two more goals to finish off the home side.
PATEROS — The Pateros volleyball team took a tight four-set victory from visiting Thorp-Easton on Tuesday, utilizing strong offensive pressure and recovering from a third-set loss of momentum to seal the match and bring their Central Washington 1B League record to a perfect 2-0.
LEAVENWORTH — Cascade volleyball coach Marni McMahon strives each season to test her players with a rigorous nonleague schedule so they are ready for any challenges that may arise in Caribou Trail League play or beyond. After wrapping up their nonleague slate with an impressive win, the Kodiaks are ready for whatever examinations may await.
WENATCHEE — Current Yakima Valley Community College coach Kyle Krustangel will be the next head coach of the Wenatchee AppleSox, team co-owner and assistant general manager Ken Osborne announced, Wednesday.
LEAVENWORTH — Kodiaks players Lauren Richardson, Emily Gaines and Truh Merriman combined to set a Cascade girls soccer program record, becoming the first trio to each record a hat trick in a game as Cascade convincingly defeated visiting Connell 10-0 Saturday in a rematch of last year’s 1A state semifinal.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont football team’s home opener Friday night could hardly have started any better. The host Wildcats forced visiting Mt. Spokane (also nicknamed the Wildcats) to punt on its opening drive, but the snap on the attempted kick sailed over the punter’s head, and he was brought down just outside the red zone. Five plays later, Eastmont quarterback Nate Schwinkendorf hit Jake Ulrich for a six-yard score to give the hosts the lead.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville football team used a relentless ground attack and a solid defensive showing to earn its first victory of the new campaign, beating visiting Bridgeport 46-6 Thursday night at Waterville High School.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee and Eastmont cross country teams competed in their first Columbia Basin Big Nine league meet of the season Thursday afternoon at Franklin Park. The Panthers’ girls team finished with a 5-1 record, defeating Davis and Moses Lake in a pair of 28-29 wins.