CASHMERE – After plenty of non-league tuneups, the Caribou Trail League season is officially, and finally, under way. And while only one game has been played, Cashmere coach Phil Zukowski and his staff lightly joked about how good it feels to be in first place. That honor comes thanks to a big 54-7 win over Omak on Friday at Cashmere High School.
WENATCHEE – Wenatchee quarterback Rowan Parmenter tossed three touchdown passes to three different receivers as Wenatchee beat Sunnyside 22-7 on Friday at the Apple Bowl for its first Columbia Basin Big Nine win of the season.
SEATTLE — A Pateros High School football player was reported in satisfactory condition Friday in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center a week after he collapsed as he was walking off the field during a game against Waterville High School.
A committee looking to alter the state high school boys and girls basketball tournaments is still in favor of resurrecting the 16-team, single-site, double-elimination format that died following the 2009-10 school year.
TONASKET – Rachelle Hamilton and Emmy Engle. Those were the only two scorers on the Okanogan girls’ soccer squad’s score sheet Tuesday in a 3-2 Bulldogs win over host Tonasket in a battle of top teams in the Central Washington 2B League North division.
One of the reasons Wenatchee cross country coach Susan Valdez takes her team to Portland for the Nike XC Invitational each year is to get her runners big-time exposure while taking them out of their comfort zones in a comfortable environment. Saturday’s event seemed to live up to the hype.
EAST WENATCHEE – The Eastmont girls swimming and diving team went unbeaten in its four-team meet with Yakima-area schools at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center on Thursday. Eastmont beat Eisenhower 97-86; Davis 127-42; Sunnyside 106-79; and Wapato 142-25.
MILL CREEK – The Wenatchee girls swimming and diving team beat host Jackson but fell to Newport in a titanic triple dual at West Coast Aquatics on Wednesday. Two new state qualifying times were met for the Panthers.
It’s no secret that the Cascade volleyball program has been and is a powerhouse in the 1A ranks. For the past 15 years under the tutelage of coach Marni McMahon, the Kodiaks have made seven state appearances, winning five state trophies and one state title. What remains a bit of a secret, though, is how McMahon gets her players to buy in to what she is selling.