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Prep Saturday: Panthers, ‘Cats send nine to 4A wrestling regional

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Panthers had their best performance of the season as hosts of the 4A District 6 Tournament at Wenatchee High School on Saturday, advancing four wrestlers on to regionals. Senior captain Ian Tamngin defeated Sunnyside senior J.J. Rodriguez 3-1 to earn the district championship at 160 pounds, while fellow senior Dillon Bair took second at 182 pounds. 

Eastmont bowling team secures first ever 4A state title

UNIVERSITY PLACE — Last winter, after the Eastmont bowling team fell just short of a trip to the 4A state tournament, Wildcats coach Jeremy Anders was approached by three of his bowlers. They told Anders that although the season ended in disappointment, Eastmont wouldn’t have the same problem the next season. The trio told their coach that they’d be lifting the trophy come the end of the 2016-17 season.

Wild to host Surrey for pair of crucial games this weekend

WENATCHEE — The Wild’s lead in the British Columbia Mainland Division standings is down to five points, but a two-game set with visiting Surrey ought to bring Wenatchee some momentum, and more importantly, four points.

Prep focus: Johnson’s late putback keeps Cashmere girls basketball team unbeaten

CASHMERE — In the final home game of her outstanding Cashmere High School career, Abbie Johnson went out with a bang. With her team’s perfect season on the line, the senior forward — already one of the winningest players in program history — stepped up for one last bow on her home floor Tuesday night.
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Photo Gallery: Cashmere girls beat Okanogan in close one

The Cashmere girls basketball team beats Okanogan 52-50 on a basket with just a few seconds left in their basketball game in Cashmere Tuesday night. Okanogan was ranked 2nd and Cashmere 3rd in state going into the game.

Cougars sneak by Sun Devils in high-scoring affair

TEMPE, Ariz. — Before the game Sunday at Arizona State, Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent pulled Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu aside and said he needed them to step up and carry their team.

Ockword | No better time than the present to get hip on NCW’s bowling scene

In almost all cases, shooting (or some variety of that term) your age is either a good or a nearly impossible thing. Think about it. In golf, you’d either be setting a world record or be sitting just a few strokes under par (depending on your age). In basketball, you’d be the top two or three scorer on the court. But in bowling, if you roll your age, unless you were alive during the Civil War, you’re having a bad day full of gutter balls and gap-tooth 7-10 splits. By ...

O’Connell goes from injury-plagued lineman to superstar

A brief moment of total silence. The room was without breath in anticipation. Bright lights that swirled around the room following the announcement stood still and focused on the stage. The anticipation was leading up to the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Outland Trophy, an award for the top offensive lineman in college football. 

Prep Saturday: Cashmere girls basketball team pulls away from Zillah late

CASHMERE — For the first time since its meeting January 13 with Okanogan, the Cashmere girls basketball team found itself in a highly competitive game. Despite an off night shooting from the floor, the Bulldogs outrebounded Zillah 22-6 on the offensive glass and held the Leopards without a second-chance point to earn a 55-45 victory in a nonleague showdown Saturday at Cashmere High School.

Prep focus: Wenatchee’s comeback bid falls just short

WENATCHEE — A game that each team led by double digits came down to the last shot Friday night at Wenatchee High School. After watching its 11-point first-half advantage evaporate in a hurry in the third quarter, the Wenatchee girls basketball team staged a furious comeback effort in the final frame and found itself in position to shoot for the win against visiting Davis.

Wild doubled up by host Powell River for second-straight loss

POWELL RIVER, British Columbia — Wenatchee’s starting netminder Devin Cooley had to be benched just 13 minutes into the Wild’s 4-2 loss against the host Powell River Kings on Friday night at Hap Parker Arena. It was the Wild’s second-consecutive loss away from the friendly confines of Town Toyota Center.

Against all odds: Eastmont cheer heading to state

EAST WENATCHEE — From a dream to reality in a very short time. That is the only way one could accurately describe the meteoric rise of the Eastmont Cheer competition team, which will participate in the WIAA state cheer competition for the first time in school history this weekend in Everett.