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Prep focus: Ephrata boys basketball team zooms past Quincy

QUINCY — Friday’s game between the Quincy and Ephrata boys basketball teams was always going to come down to whichever team could control the tempo of the contest. It was the visiting Tigers who were able to do so.

NCW Alliance FC joins NWPL

NCW Alliance were recently granted membership into the Northwest Premier League (NWPL.)

Wild let lead slip away again in high-scoring overtime loss to Chiefs

WENATCHEE — On New Year’s Eve, the Wenatchee Wild and Chilliwack Chiefs engaged in some holiday fireworks inside the Town Toyota Center, with the teams combining for 13 goals in an offensive explosion. Unfortunately for the Wild, the final goal went to Chilliwack as Chiefs defenseman Davis Bunz tallied the game-winner 2:26 into overtime Saturday night to lift the Chiefs to a 7-6 win over Wenatchee, their third victory over the Wild in four days.

Prep focus: Eastmont, Ephrata wrestling teams shine at Cat Classic

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont and Ephrata wrestling teams each had fantastic days at the Paul Reasor Memorial Tournament, also known as the Cat Classic, at Eastmont High School on Friday. The host Wildcats and Tigers combined to capture seven of the tournament’s 14 championships, with Eastmont senior Jesus Salamanca earning both the 120-pound title and the award for the Most Outstanding Lightweight, given to the best wrestler in the 106-145 pound weight classes. Ellensburg won four individual championships and took home the team title for the second consecutive year.

Wild lose to Chiefs for second straight game

WENATCHEE — For the second time in three days, the Wenatchee Wild fell to the Chilliwack Chiefs in British Columbia Hockey League play. Friday’s loss was tougher to swallow than Wednesday’s, though.

WVC men’s basketball team finishes fourth at tough tournament

The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team played three games at the CDA Inn-vitational in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, this week, going 1-2 and taking fourth place at the tournament, hosted by North Idaho College. But despite finishing with a losing record, the Knights experienced  a highly successful week.

Prep Thursday: Cashmere boys basketball team wins on buzzer beater

YAKIMA — After surrendering the 11-point advantage it had held early in the fourth quarter, the Cashmere boys basketball team found itself struggling from the free-throw line in overtime against Kalama at the Sundome Shootout in Yakima on Thursday. But, trailing by one with just 10 seconds remaining, Noah Phillips blew past his defender at the top of the key and nailed a floater in the lane as time expired to give the Bulldogs a 61-60 victory.

Learning and loving Hok skis

This last week my family and I got a couple of short test days to try out our new Hok skis made by Altai Skis. Here is my take on what I have discovered about these skis from using them thus far:

Prep Wednesday: Cashmere girls basketball team defeats 1B powerhouse Colton

SPOKANE — The Cashmere girls basketball team came out with more intensity than it has in any other game yet this season and broke down eight-time defending 1B state champion Colton’s pressure defense to earn a 73-50 victory at the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High School in Spokane on Wednesday.

Wild stumble against Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild led early in each of the first two periods of their first game in 11 days, but two goals late in the second period and two more late in the third allowed the host Chilliwack Chiefs to squeak out a 5-3 win at the Prospera Centre on Wednesday.