EPHRATA — The Ephrata baseball team ended rival Quincy’s season on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the visiting Jackrabbits. Tigers pitcher Logan Moss got the win for the home team, going seven innings while allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Moss struck out seven while walking two. Quincy put the pressure on Ephrata in the sixth inning with two runs but ultimately could not complete the comeback.
Two years ago, Francisco Alejandrez, or Paco to just about everyone, took the North Central Washington soccer scene by storm. Then a sophomore, the diminutive but dangerous forward tore apart the Caribou Trail League to the tune of 45 goals while helping lead his Quincy Jackrabbits to the state title.
WENATCHEE — A pair of homegrown hurlers will rejoin the Wenatchee AppleSox this season and be a part of the team’s pitching staff. The two local players who will spend their summer with the AppleSox are Wenatchee High School graduate and current Central Washington University right-handed pitcher Kyle Blankenship and Eastmont High School graduate and current Lewis-Clark State College right-handed pitcher Tyler Burch.
BREWSTER — When you’re pitching in your final regular season home game in front of friends and family, you of course want to play well. Brewster senior Raul Olvera obliterated the Billygoats batting order, striking out 10 en route to pitching a perfect game as the Bears took the opening game of Tuesday’s Central Washington B baseball doubleheader 10-0 from visiting Pateros. The Bears also won the nightcap 16-3.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee girls tennis team received a needed tune-up in the last week of the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s regular season. Led by a sweep from their double’s teams and two key singles wins, the Panthers beat West Valley 5-2 Friday at West Valley High School to move their perfect league record to 10-0.
Twice this season, the Chelan and Cascade boys soccer teams have played dramatic, intense and tight contests. Both times, Chelan has come away with big victories. On Thursday, they will meet once more, this time with the Caribou Trail League title on the line, after both posted shutout victories in the first round of the District playoffs Tuesday.
EPHRATA – The Ephrata boys tennis team flexed its collective muscles and tightened its grip as the best team in the Central Washington Athletic Conference with a 3-2 win over rival and second-placed Quincy on Tuesday afternoon.
YAKIMA — In their final regular-season outing, the Wenatchee girls golf team’s seniors put the finishing touches on careers to remember. Kadi Freund and Ali Brandt put forth solid showings in their senior-year swan song as Wenatchee won the sixth and final POD of the Columbia Basin Big Nine season.
Grady Miller should be flying high. He seemingly has it all — a scholarship for baseball, a large sum of friends, and a loving family. However, that’s only from the outside looking in. The route to gaining his scholarship has come with bumps and winds in the road, and his personal life seems to be crumbling.
QUINCY — With both the Quincy and Ephrata baseball teams tied for fourth in the Central Washington Athletic Conference Standings entering Saturday’s Battle of the Basin doubleheader, the right to host a first round district playoff game was on the line.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team was one step ahead of Eastmont throughout its meeting with the Wildcats on Friday night at Eastmont High School, and the Panthers came away with a huge win because of it.
WENATCHEE — And that’s a wrap. In what was simply a matter of time, the Wenatchee baseball team clinched the Columbia Basin Big Nine title with a pair of 10-run victories over Sunnyside on Friday at Recreation Park. The Panthers, who remain the top ranked 4A team in Washington, won the first game 10-0 and then beat the Grizzlies 13-3 to run their flawless league record to 15-0.
PESHASTIN – On a sunny afternoon at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex, five meet records fell and another equaled as the Cashmere boys and Granite Falls girls took home the top spots at the 19th annual Reike Invitational hosted by Cascade on Friday.