He calls it “the world’s most realistic looking fake slug.” It’s a small, slimy prop that Cashmere girls coach Brent Darnell keeps tucked away in his coaching bag. During the team’s first bus trip last season, he decided to jokingly bug his star player, whom he describes as “nasty, fiery and competitive” on the court.
FEDERAL WAY — Wenatchee took 18th place out of 36 teams at the Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday. Eastmont placed 21st.
TACOMA — Eastmont grappler Julian Arellano was on a 2-0 win streak at Mat Classic XXVII when he fell to Moses Lake’s Trey Long on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. The 9-0 loss knocked him down to the consolation bracket, where he was eventually able to climb back up to a fourth-place finish.
WENATCHEE — Five days after losing by 18 points at Sunnyside, the Wenatchee girls basketball team turned around and beat the Grizzlies 69-55 on Thursday in a 4A District 6 tournament first-round game to clinch a state regional berth and advance to Saturday’s district title game at Moses Lake.
Just from watching Eastmont swimmer Henry Bergstrom complete laps in a pool, it’s easy to see that he feels just as at-home flip-turning to head down the final stretch as he does walking down the street.
WENATCHEE — The valley’s local wrestling squads struggled to hold their own in the 4A regional wrestling tournament on Saturday at Wenatchee High School. However, one Eastmont wrestler and one Wenatchee grappler found their way into the state tournament with a pair of fourth-place finishes.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Brewster boys basketball team punched its ticket to the 2B state tournament with a dominating 65-39 win over Lake Roosevelt Saturday in the 2B District 6 tournament at Eastmont High School. With the win, Brewster will play Okanogan next Saturday to decide seeding for the state tournament.