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Everybody out: MSR snowshoes - a reliable choice

I have used many different brands of snowshoes but find those made by MSR particularly reliable. The hinge system is based metal on metal. Others are hinged in heavy plastic or rubber and can wear out or break. Below are thoughts I have about MSR snowshoes in general as well as thoughts about a test pair of MSR snowshoes I am currently using that don’t yet have a name.

4A state boys swimming and diving meet: Panthers boys place seventh at 4A state championships

FEDERAL WAY — After Friday’s preliminary round of the 4A WIAA state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center, Wenatchee coach James Elwyn was projecting a 10th-place finish for his Panthers. They exceeded those expectations Saturday, finishing seventh and shaving time off their swims to end their season with a strong showing. 

WIAA Mat Classic XXIX: Chelan’s de la Cruz takes second in 1A 145-pound state final

TACOMA — Chelan senior Juan de la Cruz defeated Ethan Newman of Deer Park 6-3 in the semifinals but lost the final 17-5 to Franky Almaguer of Granger to take second place in the 1A state championships at 145 pounds Saturday in the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome. Mountain Goats teammate Skylar Gordon lost twice in the 170-pound consolation bracket to finish in eighth place.

WVC men’s basketball team falls to Treasure Valley

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team came up short Saturday against the visiting Treasure Valley Chukars, falling by a final score of 98-93 at Wenatchee Valley College.

Wild inch closer to division title with 6-1 win

A night after scoring 10 goals in a blowout win over Langley, the Wenatchee Wild had to find a much different way to win Saturday. After a tight first period, the Wild came alive in the second, scoring three times to open up a lead in an eventual 6-1 victory over the Rivermen at the Town Toyota Center.

Prep wrestling: Thirteen area wrestlers advance to day two of Mat Classic

TACOMA — Four North Central Washington wrestlers advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 2017 Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Each is just two wins away from being crowned state champion on Saturday. A total of 13 wrestlers from eight area high schools qualified for the second day of competition and have a chance at a place on the podium.

Prep basketball roundup: Entiat boys basketball team pulls away from Pateros late, punches state ticket

EAST WENATCHEE — When Pateros cut the Entiat boys basketball team’s lead to three points midway through the fourth quarter of the Central Washington 1B League tournament championship Friday at Eastmont Junior High School, it appeared as though the Tigers would have a nervous final few minutes. Instead, Entiat buckled down and pulled away down the stretch to clinch its spot in the 1B state tournament.

Rampant Wild speed past Express

COQUITLAM, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild put forth a spectacular offensive display on Wednesday night at the Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, scoring seven goals in the first half of the game and cruising from there in a 9-0 win over the Coquitlam Express.

Final WIAA RPI rankings released for boys and girls basketball tourney seeding

RENTON — The WIAA’s inaugural basketball RPI was finalized Monday, Feb. 13 following a review period which allowed coaches and athletic directors to confirm their regular-season schedules. These rankings, as currently shown on WIAA.com, will seed the Hardwood Classic after schools qualify through their District Tournaments.

Prep Friday: Brewster girls basketball team pulls away, advances to 2B league finals

BREWSTER — The Brewster Bears girls basketball team used a 20-point fourth quarter to break free in what had been a tight contest against visiting Liberty Bell on Friday night, securing a 58-44 victory and a spot in the Central Washington 2B League championship game Saturday against Tonasket at Bridgeport High School.

Strong second period pushes Wild past Vipers

VERNON, British Columbia — After a slow start Friday night, the Wenatchee Wild came alive in the second period, scoring three goals in the frame to down the host Vernon Vipers 3-1 at Kal Tire Place. It was the Wild’s fourth consecutive win and their third of the season against the Vipers as Wenatchee swept the season series between the teams.

Prep Tuesday: Wenatchee boys basketball team storms back to beat Moses Lake

WENATCHEE — Facing a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the second-place team in the Columbia Basin Big Nine standings, the outlook for the Wenatchee boys basketball team didn’t look good Tuesday night. But an alteration defensively set the stage for a stirring Panthers comeback as Wenatchee’s Senior Night ended with a bang.