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.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee United FC keeps finding ways to hinder its winning chances, and Saturday’s 3-2 loss against the Spokane Shadow was no exception. The Capitals (0-4-0) drew a penalty kick in the seventh minute of a handball call, which set the Shadow up for an easy opportunity to go ahead 1-0.
EVERETT — The Quincy Jackrabbits boys soccer team almost suffered an epic collapse late in the second half in Saturday’s 1A state quarterfinal contest that would have haunted it for some time. But even after giving up goals in the 78th and 79th minute, Quincy found a way to keep its season alive.
EAST WENATCHEE — Last year, the Cashmere and Cascade baseball teams advanced to the 1A state semifinals, where they played each other. On Saturday, the Bulldogs and Kodiaks were looking at the possibility of playing each other again, this time in a state quarterfinal contest, with the winner moving on to the semis.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee Panthers baseball squad compiled a pair of dominant wins Saturday to advance to the class 4A state semifinals. Wenatchee defeated Lewis & Clark 3-0 in the opening round of state and went on to beat Big Nine rival Moses Lake 13-3 in the quarterfinals.
EAST WENATCHEE — There were close races, technical difficulties and a lot of state berths for athletes from the Wenatchee Valley on Thursday at the first day of the 4A District 6 track and field championship at Wildcat Stadium.