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Monday Night

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Tuesday Night

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Trojans football coach Ward stepping down

MANSON — Manson High School head football coach Scott Ward has decided to step down, according to a school press release issued Monday. In his six-season stint as coach, Ward led the Trojans to a Central Washington 2B League championship and helped Manson qualify for the district postseason in each of the past two seasons. Manson’s search for a new coach will begin immediately.

S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics shines at 2017 Apple Cup

The S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics competitive team had a fantastic Saturday at the 2017 Apple Cup in Wenatchee. S.P.O.R.T. won the all-around and floor exercises in every age group at the bronze, silver and gold divisions of the five-team meet as a busy March started with a bang for S.P.O.R.T.

Hell Hounds Rugby team beats Kitsap

BREMERTON — The Wenatchee Valley Hellhounds Rugby Club opened up the spring Pacific Northwest Rugby Union season with a victory over the Kitsap Renegades 33-17. The game was played in Bremerton on Saturday.

Brewster boys basketball team fights back, but comes up short in regional round

WENATCHEE — Trailing by double digits midway through the third quarter of Friday’s 2B regional round game against Northwest Christian (Colbert), the Brewster boys basketball team staged quite the comeback to eventually take the lead on the defending 2B state champion Crusaders. But the Bears couldn’t hang on to it.

WVC basketball teams fall in Spokane

SPOKANE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s and women’s basketball teams went to Spokane on Wednesday and came away empty handed. Against the Northwest Athletic Conference East Region leading Spokane Sasquatch, the WVC women struggled offensively in an 85-54 defeat, while the men had similar problems and fell 88-65 against the Sasquatch. Both teams will look to get back on track Saturday when the Knights visit Blue Mountain.

Wild put away Langley late, win fifth straight game

LANGLEY, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild had to work hard to extend their winning streak to five games Thursday, but they did just that, outlasting the Langley Rivermen 4-2 at George Preston Arena in the penultimate game of their regular season. Wenatchee has already clinched the British Columbia Hockey League Mainland Division title and will play Prince George in the first round of the playoffs, which begin next weekend.

Ready for battle: Six NCW basketball teams are geared up and gunning for a state title shot

Six North Central Washington basketball teams will take to the Wenatchee High School gym floor this weekend as they search for bids to their respective state tournaments. On Friday, both the Brewster girls and boys teams will battle for berths in next weekend’s 2B state tournament quarterfinals in Spokane, and the Entiat girls and boys teams will do the same in the 1B ranks on Saturday. Then, the Okanogan and Cashmere girls squads will look to punch their tickets to the 1A quarterfinals at the Yakima SunDome. As each gets ...

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.