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Prep Saturday: Cashmere girls basketball team pulls away from Zillah late

CASHMERE — For the first time since its meeting January 13 with Okanogan, the Cashmere girls basketball team found itself in a highly competitive game. Despite an off night shooting from the floor, the Bulldogs outrebounded Zillah 22-6 on the offensive glass and held the Leopards without a second-chance point to earn a 55-45 victory in a nonleague showdown Saturday at Cashmere High School.

Prep focus: Wenatchee’s comeback bid falls just short

WENATCHEE — A game that each team led by double digits came down to the last shot Friday night at Wenatchee High School. After watching its 11-point first-half advantage evaporate in a hurry in the third quarter, the Wenatchee girls basketball team staged a furious comeback effort in the final frame and found itself in position to shoot for the win against visiting Davis.

Wild doubled up by host Powell River for second-straight loss

POWELL RIVER, British Columbia — Wenatchee’s starting netminder Devin Cooley had to be benched just 13 minutes into the Wild’s 4-2 loss against the host Powell River Kings on Friday night at Hap Parker Arena. It was the Wild’s second-consecutive loss away from the friendly confines of Town Toyota Center.
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Against all odds: Eastmont cheer heading to state

EAST WENATCHEE — From a dream to reality in a very short time. That is the only way one could accurately describe the meteoric rise of the Eastmont Cheer competition team, which will participate in the WIAA state cheer competition for the first time in school history this weekend in Everett.

Tail end of 2016-17 season will not be easy for Wenatchee Wild

The Wenatchee Wild have been a better team at home than they have been on the road this season. That statement might seem a bit obvious knowing Wenatchee has a record of 23-0-2 in games at Town Toyota Center this year, but maybe a bit concerning knowing the Wild are 12-7-2 on the road. 
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Prep focus: Wenatchee wrestling team earns first win of season

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Panthers kept wrestling through adversity this season and their determination finally paid off with their first Columbia Basin Big Nine dual meet win of the season, a 37-33 victory over West Valley (Yak). Ian Tamngin, Carl Brandt, Dillon Bair, and Sam Negrete all capped off their regular season wrestling careers in style with each winning their match in front of family and friends on Senior Night at Wenatchee High School on Thursday.

Wild suffer first loss of 2017 with 7-1 loss in Langley

LANGLEY, British Columbia — During a rare Wednesday evening contest in the British Columbia Hockey League north of the border, the Wenatchee Wild got a wake up call against host Langley in a 7-1 loss to the Rivermen at George Preston Arena.

Goncharoff gets hired at Cedar Park Christian

SEATTLE — Cedar Park Christian principal and athletic director Todd Lundberg announced Monday that the school has hired former Bellevue football coach Butch Goncharoff .

Prep Tuesday: Chelan wrestling team sweeps league duals at Cascade

LEAVENWORTH — The Chelan Mountain Goats wrestling team overcame the loss of varsity wrestler Skylar Gordon and a spirited challenge from its league rivals to earn a 36-34 win over Cascade and a 58-24 victory over Cashmere in the Caribou Trail League meet Tuesday at Cascade High School in Leavenworth.
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Prep focus: Chelan boys basketball team locks down Okanogan

CHELAN — Heading into a matchup Tuesday night with the only Caribou Trail League to defeat his Chelan boys basketball squad, Goats coach Jeff Pearl wanted to see his team come out aggressively on defense and try to force visiting Okanogan into mistakes from the get-go. The Goats did just that.
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Everybody Out | A ski for all snowshoers

Sitzmark Ski Area, Washington — It was a world-record gathering of ‘Hoksters’ with over 75 people either bringing their own Hoks or wanting to test the ‘demo’ Hoks brought to the event by Altai Skis headquartered in Curlew, Washington. “We’ve never had this many people skiing Hoks at one event before,” said Nils Larsen, one of the co-owners of Altai Skis.

Prep Saturday: Cashmere girls basketball team remains unbeaten

CASHMERE — Against Montesano, the No. 5 team in the RPI standings that now determine postseason seeding, Cashmere, which is ranked No. 2, put forth a complete effort and completely dominated the visiting brand of Bulldogs 74-42 at Cashmere High School on Saturday afternoon in a nonleague matchup.

Prep Friday: Cascade wrestling team starts CTL dual slate strong

OMAK — The Caribou Trail League finally kicked off its league dual-meet schedule Friday evening at Omak High School as Cascade defeated Cashmere 50-24 and host Omak 48-26 in a dual doubleheader. Okanogan split its matches, defeating crosstown rival Omak 39-33 before falling to Cashmere 45-27.