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Winter 2017 collegians: How they fared

Compiled are the statistics for players who attended high school in North Central Washington and who have advanced to the collegiate ranks in a winter sport (girls basketball, boys basketball, swimming, or wrestling) as of March 8, 2017. If you know of a local athlete that is participating in a winter sport at a four-year university or junior college that is not listed below, email his/her information to sports@wenatcheeworld.com.

Trojans football coach Ward stepping down

MANSON — Manson High School head football coach Scott Ward has decided to step down, according to a school press release issued Monday. In his six-season stint as coach, Ward led the Trojans to a Central Washington 2B League championship and helped Manson qualify for the district postseason in each of the past two seasons. Manson’s search for a new coach will begin immediately.
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Cashmere’s perfect season comes to heartbreaking end

YAKIMA — One last time in its spectacular 2016-17 campaign, the Cashmere girls basketball team put forth a stirring second-half comeback effort to put itself in position to win the 1A state title. But the Bulldogs fell heartbreakingly short.
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Townsend goes off, Okanogan takes third

YAKIMA — Gonzaga-bound Okanogan senior Jill Townsend scored a game-high 28 points on an efficient 11-of-18 from the field as Okanogan handled Granger with ease, coasting to a 59-39 win in the 1A girls basketball third/fifth place game on Saturday at the Yakima SunDome. 

Everybody Out | Riverfront rock gym now open

An exciting moment for the Wenatchee Valley is happening right now. Located only a stone’s throw from Walla Walla Park and the Town Toyota Center, Riverfront Rock Gym celebrated their grand opening this weekend. Riverfront Rock Gym offers a great opportunity for everyone from experienced climbers to novices, youthful seniors to energetic youths, to check it out and learn the ropes.

WVC men beat top-ranked North Idaho

WENATCHEE — In their second-to-last basketball game of the year, the WVC men’s hoops team beat the Northwest Athletic Conference’s top team, North Idaho, by a final score of 108-101. The Knights led 49-40 after the first half and put together a 59-point second half for its highest point total of the season.
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Cashmere girls basketball team brushes off La Center, needs fifth win over Okanogan to reach 1A state final

YAKIMA — It was always going to be difficult for the Cashmere girls basketball team to put up a better first-half showing in Thursday’s 1A state tournament quarterfinal at the Yakima SunDome than Okanogan did in the opening game of the day. But the Bulldogs somehow found a way to upstage their rivals and set up a semifinal showdown for a spot in the state championship.

Wild’s impressive season recognized with three more awards

The Wenatchee Wild have enjoyed a tremendous season, and their accomplishments did not go unnoticed as British Columbia Hockey League coaches voted on Annual Awards. Wenatchee was represented in three categories and after the final votes were cast, the Wild claimed all three, as announced by the BCHL Thursday afternoon.

Cashmere, Okanogan girls hoops teams set eyes on prize

The Okanogan and Cashmere girls basketball teams are on a collision course. If both win their 1A state quarterfinal games Thursday at the Yakima SunDome, the pair of Bulldogs will battle for a fifth time this season on Friday for a berth in Saturday’s state championship game. But in order to set that clash up, each has to cope with the unique challenges it’ll face Thursday against a pair of dangerous squads in the quarterfinals.