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Entiat boys basketball team starts slow, falls in regional round of 1B state tournament

WENATCHEE — A slow start from Entiat and a lightning-fast one from Tacoma Baptist made all the difference in Saturday’s 1B state tournament regional round game at Wenatchee High School.The Crusaders finished the first quarter with an 18-0 run that turned a 6-5 game into a 24-5 one, and the Tigers couldn’t get themselves back into the game, eventually falling 58-34 in a 1B state tournament loser-out game in Wenatchee. Entiat’s season comes to an end with the defeat.“We just couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn,” Entiat coach ...

Brewster boys basketball team fights back, but comes up short in regional round

WENATCHEE — Trailing by double digits midway through the third quarter of Friday’s 2B regional round game against Northwest Christian (Colbert), the Brewster boys basketball team staged quite the comeback to eventually take the lead on the defending 2B state champion Crusaders. But the Bears couldn’t hang on to it.

Ready for battle: Six NCW basketball teams are geared up and gunning for a state title shot

Six North Central Washington basketball teams will take to the Wenatchee High School gym floor this weekend as they search for bids to their respective state tournaments. On Friday, both the Brewster girls and boys teams will battle for berths in next weekend’s 2B state tournament quarterfinals in Spokane, and the Entiat girls and boys teams will do the same in the 1B ranks on Saturday. Then, the Okanogan and Cashmere girls squads will look to punch their tickets to the 1A quarterfinals at the Yakima SunDome. As each gets ...

4A state boys swimming and diving meet: Panthers boys place seventh at 4A state championships

FEDERAL WAY — After Friday’s preliminary round of the 4A WIAA state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center, Wenatchee coach James Elwyn was projecting a 10th-place finish for his Panthers. They exceeded those expectations Saturday, finishing seventh and shaving time off their swims to end their season with a strong showing. 

WIAA Mat Classic XXIX: Chelan’s de la Cruz takes second in 1A 145-pound state final

TACOMA — Chelan senior Juan de la Cruz defeated Ethan Newman of Deer Park 6-3 in the semifinals but lost the final 17-5 to Franky Almaguer of Granger to take second place in the 1A state championships at 145 pounds Saturday in the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome. Mountain Goats teammate Skylar Gordon lost twice in the 170-pound consolation bracket to finish in eighth place.

Prep wrestling: Thirteen area wrestlers advance to day two of Mat Classic

TACOMA — Four North Central Washington wrestlers advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 2017 Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Each is just two wins away from being crowned state champion on Saturday. A total of 13 wrestlers from eight area high schools qualified for the second day of competition and have a chance at a place on the podium.

Prep basketball roundup: Entiat boys basketball team pulls away from Pateros late, punches state ticket

EAST WENATCHEE — When Pateros cut the Entiat boys basketball team’s lead to three points midway through the fourth quarter of the Central Washington 1B League tournament championship Friday at Eastmont Junior High School, it appeared as though the Tigers would have a nervous final few minutes. Instead, Entiat buckled down and pulled away down the stretch to clinch its spot in the 1B state tournament.

Final WIAA RPI rankings released for boys and girls basketball tourney seeding

RENTON — The WIAA’s inaugural basketball RPI was finalized Monday, Feb. 13 following a review period which allowed coaches and athletic directors to confirm their regular-season schedules. These rankings, as currently shown on, will seed the Hardwood Classic after schools qualify through their District Tournaments.