WENATCHEE — After giving up the second-most points in the Columbia Basin Big Nine during the 2013 season, the Eastmont football team is looking to solve its defensive problems with a stronger, more confident approach.
When there is rain, wind and thunderstorms looming about, the last thing you may think of is to go swimming. But 40 Velocity Swimmers at the Firecracker Invitational in Missoula, Mont., last weekend (June 26-30) did exactly that. Despite the unreasonable conditions, the team managed many best times and set multiple new team records while finishing third behind host Missoula Aquatic Club and Bozeman. Thirty-five teams participated in the annual event.
We’ve reached the end of the prep season and summer is near, but there’s plenty of stuff going in the North Central Washington sporting scene, and a lot to catch up on from the past few weeks. Here’s a sampling:
On a cement wall next to the left field bleachers behind the third-base dugout at Recreation Park, gold plaques with rosters from Apple Valley Packers teams throughout the years are displayed. On some of those plaques, the team’s record from that year is shown. Those records show how good of a run the Packers had at various stages during the past few decades.
WENATCHEE — After reaching the state tournament for the first time since 1998, Wenatchee High School chose not to renew the contract of its head boys basketball coach Ron Stone — creating an opening for a new face.
You have to be impressed by the showing of the Waterville Shockers at the state 1B track and field championships. The boys placed fourth and the girls placed fifth. “Not bad for having to run on a track that has to be graded every few days and we have to pick rocks to keep from rolling ankles,” quipped coach Justin Grillo.
YAKIMA — Cashmere’s doubles team of Tasha Kowatsch and Sammi O’Bryan repeated as 1A/2B/1B state champions Saturday, beating Tiffanie Chai and Christian Chai of Forest Ridge 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1) in the finals at West Valley High School.