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Prep Thursday: Brewster girls hoops team solidifies top spot in CW2BL

WINTHROP — In a battle between two of the top four girls basketball teams in the Central Washington 2B League, Brewster put forth a solid defensive effort to beat host Liberty Bell 46-33 on Thursday night. With the win, the Bears pulled ahead of inactive Tonasket atop the CW2BL standings, with Lake Roosevelt and Liberty Bell lurking behind.

Youth Sports Fair starts Saturday morning

Families and individuals in the Wenatchee Valley interested in connecting with local youth sports organizations will once again have that opportunity Saturday, Jan. 21. The Wenatchee Valley Youth Sports and Activities Fair will take place in the lower level of the Wenatchee Convention Center from 10a.m.-2p.m. 

Wild welcome in Spruce Kings for two-game set at Town Toyota Center

WENATCHEE — When the Prince George Spruce King come to town for a two-game set against the Wenatchee Wild at Town Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday, the mini-series could be a preview of the British Columbia Hockey League Mainland Division semifinals.

Porter leads No. 8 Nathan Hale over No. 7 Oak Hill

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Nearly 3,000 miles separate Nathan Hale High School and Springfield College’s Naismith Court at Blake Arena. Michael Porter Jr. and the rest of the Raiders felt no jet lag from the trip, putting away Oak Hill Academy 80-77 Monday.

Prep spotlight: Cashmeres Abbie Johnson has taken the lessons she learned as an underclassman to help lead this year’s Bulldogs to the top of the 1A girls hoops state rankings

Three years ago, Abbie Johnson was a small fish in a big pond; a freshman starter for a veteran Cashmere girls basketball team with high aspirations. Today, the size of the pond is still the same, as Cashmere once again harbors hopes of a deep run in the 1A girls basketball state tournament. But Johnson is no longer the frightened freshman. Instead, the now-senior is the driving force leading the Bulldogs on a season-long journey toward greatness.

Wild shoot 61 shots, beat Coquitlam

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild made quick work of the visiting Coquitlam Express during a rare British Columbia Hockey League Monday night matchup at Town Toyota Center.

Game night at Town Toyota Center

WENATCHEE – It’s game night at Town Toyota Center, and although the game doesn’t start for another 10 hours, the people who make the building tick are already filtering in. The hockey players and coaches who make up the league-leading Wenatchee Wild are only a fraction of the equation when it comes to hosting a home game at TTC. The Wild organization and employees of Town Toyota Center must act and function as a well-oiled unit – must act like a family if you ask those involved – for Game ...

Prep Saturday: Ephrata takes bronze at River City wrestling duals

POST FALLS, Idaho — The Ephrata wrestling team bounced back from a rough opening-day performance to capture first place in the bronze bracket of the River City Duals in Post Falls, Idaho on Saturday. Tigers freshman Mac Laird and sophomore lightweight Sammy Flores both finished the tournament undefeated.

Prep Friday: Cashmere girls basketball team stays perfect with comeback win over Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The Cashmere girls basketball team has proved throughout most of the season that it can win by putting a pounding on its opponents and the scoreboard, but Friday night at Okanogan High School’s Dawson Gymnasium, Cashmere proved it can also win a defensive slugfest. Cashmere defeated Okanogan 42-34 to remain unbeaten for the season.

Prep focus: Chelan boys basketball team extend lead in CTL with win over Omak

CHELAN — In the program’s first season since the retirement of longtime coach Joe Harris, the Chelan boys basketball team hasn’t missed a beat. The Goats entered Friday’s game with Omak atop the Caribou Trail League standings with a 5-1 record in league games, and they had a chance to separate even further from the pack with the second-place Pioneers visiting Chelan.

Wild first BCHL team to clinch postseason berth with win over Alberni Valley

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Wild became the first British Columbia Hockey League team to clinch a postseason berth on Friday night. When West Kelowna beat Surrey just moments after Wenatchee’s 4-1 win over Alberni Valley at Town Toyota Center, the Wild proved they are one of the four best teams in the BCHL’s Mainland Division, and will play hockey after the conclusion of the league’s regular season.

The Apple Leaf | Splashes of talent: Elwyn common denominator

It’s 2 p.m. in Federal Way, home of the 4A girls swimming and diving state meet. The gray, swirling clouds begin to drop raindrops on the roof of the King County Aquatic Center, creating a harmonious rhythm. A gray charter bus slowly limps into the parking lot, its brakes screech as it comes to a stop.

Nathan Hale boys hoops now the top-ranked team in whole United States

SEATTLE — If you want to be No. 1, beat No. 1. That’s what the Nathan Hale Raiders did last week by beating Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, Calif., in the championship game of the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore. That win put the Raiders (9-0) into the top spot in the High School Top 25 boys basketball national rankings.