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Wild get back to winning ways against Grizzlies

VICTORIA, British Columbia — A night after suffering a disheartening 4-3 double-overtime loss, the Wenatchee Wild bounced back Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Victoria Grizzlies at the Q Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. Two third-period goals proved to be the difference as the Wild beat the British Columbia Hockey League Island Division-leading Grizzlies.

Billies and Nannies each get impressive victories

PATEROS — The Pateros girls basketball team got a star performance from its star player. Senior standout Bobbi Hall scored 31 of Pateros’ 57 rebounds, and added 17 rebounds and four steals as the Nannies rolled to a 57-19 thrashing of Wilson Creek.

East Wenatchee native Tarbert sets EWU sprint mark

CHENEY — Rebecca Tarbert, a sophomore from East Wenatchee, Wash., opened her season by breaking the Big Sky Conference record in the 55-meter dash at Eastern Washington University’s Candy Cane Invitational IX. She blazed to a time of 6.78 seconds, eclipsing the previous conference record of 6.86 seconds held by Portland State University’s Geronne Black from 2013.

Wild embark on another long road trip

Treatment, hydration, fuel and rest. These four recovery tools are what Wenatchee coach Bliss Littler and his staff preach to the Wild players after every day in the life of a top-tier junior hockey player. That regimen will be crucial to Wenatchee’s success over the next five days.

Burchett takes the Wild road less traveled for junior hockey career

When the Wenatchee Wild’s U-16 affiliate team, the Wenatchee Wilderness, took on the Iowa Wild AAA Hockey Club’s affiliate team, U-16 American, on Dec. 2 in Blaine, Minn., it was more than just two teams doing battle on the ice. For Isaiah Burchett, it was like playing for his hometown team for the first time, only instead he was playing against it.

CBBN girls wrestling preview: Eastmont program set to take off as participation continues to grow

With an initial turnout of 24 athletes in just its second season as an official program, the Eastmont girls wrestling team is primed for a meteoric rise under head coach Hugh Chang. What the squad lacks in top-end talent after the graduation of Morgan Jones, who placed second at state in the 125-lb division, it more than makes up for in depth, and the Wildcats could be poised to reach even greater heights in the coming years.

Prep Saturday: Eastmont, Ephrata wrestling teams place 13 at Davis Invite

YAKIMA — Eastmont opened its season Saturday with a strong showing at the Davis Invite. Three wrestlers finished the tournament with third-place efforts and an additional six earned fifth-place finishes. Ephrata also enjoyed a successful tournament with four wrestlers taking home third place.