YAKIMA — Cashmere’s doubles team of Tasha Kowatsch and Sammi O’Bryan repeated as 1A/2B/1B state champions Saturday, beating Tiffanie Chai and Christian Chai of Forest Ridge 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1) in the finals at West Valley High School.
PASCO — After losing its 4A state semifinal game Friday, the Wenatchee baseball team got back to basics in Saturday’s consolation at Gesa Stadium and played like it did earlier in the season to get to the semifinals in the first place.
SUMNER — Quincy High School hadn’t won a state title in any sport for 16 years before Saturday, when the Jackrabbits won 1-0 against University Prep to clinch the 1A boys soccer state championship at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium.
SPOKANE — The Wenatchee softball squad was eliminated from the 4A state tournament with a 14-2 loss against Moses Lake on Friday at the Merkel Sports Complex, but had plenty of positives to take from the experience.
TACOMA — A pair of long-distance runners from the Wenatchee Valley reached the podium Thursday, the first day of the 4A state track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High School. Wenatchee’s Cole Christman finished fifth in the 1,600-meters with a time of four minutes, 12.36 seconds, and Eastmont’s Betsy Arlt finished eighth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:58.83.
Arturo Guerrero didn’t have any high school coaching experience when he was named as the Quincy boys soccer team’s head man after the only sideline leader in the program’s history, Tom Turner, was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall.
MALAGA — The Wenatchee girls golf team doesn’t have the depth it did last year, but its experience could result in a handful of Big Nine athletes making the day one cut at the 4A state golf championships, to be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vancouver.