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Prep focus: Pitching boosts Wenatchee to double-header sweep over West Valley

WENATCHEE — With one of its closest competitors in Columbia Basin Big Nine visiting Rec Park on Friday, the Wenatchee baseball team got exactly what it needed. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Panthers’ pitching-inspired doubleheader sweep of visiting West Valley gives Wenatchee some breathing room atop the CBBN with league play heating up.

The Weekly Scoop: Cannon named coach of the year

Welcome to The Weekly Scoop! With this sports column, I will attempt to dig up the best stories from around North Central Washington. Every team, coach, player and school has stories to tell, and The Weekly Scoop will try to unearth some of these great stories from the corners of the local sports world.

The Prep Beat: Miller leading Brewster softball’s CW2BL charge

Markie Miller has never really had an explosion of sorts for the Brewster softball team. Instead, the star of a Bears squad that has started 6-0 in Central Washington 2B League play has steadily improved from year to year. Rather than making a big jump after a season, it’s Miller’s consistency that has been noticed.

Enshrined: Carlson to enter Hall of Fame

Megan (Franza) Carlson will be inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association Hall of Fame in the middle of the day on Wednesday, May 4. The ceremony will enshrine one of Cascade’s most well-known athletes and will cement Carlson’s name in history.

Hot tickets: Streaking teams in action

Temperatures are rising, the sun is peaking its head out of the clouds more and more and spring break is in full fledge around North Central Washington. Still, check out these great prep games in your area:

Prep focus: Nine meet records fall at Eastmont Invitational

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont Invitational record books were under siege Friday as 10 track and field teams descended upon the Eastmont track. On both the boys and girls sides, a combined nine meet records fell, with eight of those coming in the track events.

Prep Thursday: Wenatchee tennis tops West Valley to stay unbeaten

WENATCHEE — Last season, the Wenatchee tennis teams breezed through Columbia Basin Big Nine play, except for those pesky matches against West Valley. The Panthers came into Thursday’s matchup with the Rams in the same boat as last year — undefeated and untested. Well, that changed in a hurry.

Prep track and field preview: Toss, sprint and a jump

The runners have taken their marks, the starting gun has been fired and the high school track and field season is underway. Expectations and beliefs are high for a number of teams across the Wenatchee Valley. Both Columbia Basin Big Nine schools in the area are looking for success at state, while the Caribou Trail League is anyone’s to win. With the season still in its infancy, here’s a quick jaunt around to some of the teams looking to make their presences felt in the 2016 campaign.

Kansky won’t return as Wenatchee girls basketball coach

WENATCHEE — Robin Kansky is out as Wenatchee girls basketball coach after six seasons at the helm. Kansky had an overall record of 69-63 (.520) since taking the reins of the program prior to the 2010-11 season.

Leavenworth skier two-time All-American

Nathan Wells of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club returned from the 2016 Cross County Junior Nationals held in Cable, Wisconsin as a two-time All-American athlete, having placed within the top 10 in two races.