YAKIMA — When Okanogan boys basketball coach Mike Carlquist and the Bulldogs players look back on their 2014 1A Hardwood Classic semifinal game against King's years from now, their minds will most likely be flooded with painful memories.
YAKIMA — All season long, the Cashmere girls basketball team has thrived because of its defense. The Bulldogs have a lot of athletic, experienced, basketball-savvy players that can excel in a variety of different defensive schemes that head coach Brent Darnell likes to deploy and change at regular intervals.
YAKIMA — It’s a sister act that will be showing this year only for the Cashmere girls basketball team, but Bulldogs senior Lauren Johnson and her younger sibling, freshman Abbie Johnson, are bound and determined to make it a memorable one.
YAKIMA — Justin Rivas had no idea how much time was on the clock when he stole the ball away from a Cedar Park Christian player near midcourt with two seconds left in a tied game Thursday at the Yakima SunDome in a 1A Hardwood Classic quarterfinal contest.
To earn its spot in the Hardwood Classic, the Wenatchee boys basketball team had to beat the defending 4A state champion in a state regional contest. The Panthers did just that, beating Curtis 59-58 on Saturday.
WENATCHEE — At the end of its 1A state regional playoff game Saturday at Wenatchee High School, the Okanogan boys basketball team didn’t celebrate. It didn’t show any emotion. The Bulldogs’ players quietly shuffled off the court in business-like fashion.
WENATCHEE — Every day, before classes begin, Josh Hammons arrives at Brewster High School’s gymnasium, eager and ready for his morning workout. After school, he returns to the gym for practice with the rest of his teammates.