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Prep Saturday: Cashmere girls basketball team remains unbeaten

CASHMERE — Against Montesano, the No. 5 team in the RPI standings that now determine postseason seeding, Cashmere, which is ranked No. 2, put forth a complete effort and completely dominated the visiting brand of Bulldogs 74-42 at Cashmere High School on Saturday afternoon in a nonleague matchup.

Wild start fast, cruise to 6-2 win over Spruce Kings

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Wild came out of the locker room fast and never looked back Friday. Dakota Raabe gave the Wild the lead just 14 seconds into the game, Jasper Weatherby doubled it less than two minutes later and Wenatchee maintained its multiple-goal advantage for the remainder of the evening as the Wild beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 6-2 at the Town Toyota Center. It was Wenatchee’s sixth conseuctive win.

Prep Friday: Cascade wrestling team starts CTL dual slate strong

OMAK — The Caribou Trail League finally kicked off its league dual-meet schedule Friday evening at Omak High School as Cascade defeated Cashmere 50-24 and host Omak 48-26 in a dual doubleheader. Okanogan split its matches, defeating crosstown rival Omak 39-33 before falling to Cashmere 45-27.

Prep spotlight: Cashmeres Abbie Johnson has taken the lessons she learned as an underclassman to help lead this year’s Bulldogs to the top of the 1A girls hoops state rankings

Three years ago, Abbie Johnson was a small fish in a big pond; a freshman starter for a veteran Cashmere girls basketball team with high aspirations. Today, the size of the pond is still the same, as Cashmere once again harbors hopes of a deep run in the 1A girls basketball state tournament. But Johnson is no longer the frightened freshman. Instead, the now-senior is the driving force leading the Bulldogs on a season-long journey toward greatness.

Correction on “Game Night at Town Toyota Center” article

In the article “Game Night at Town Toyota Center,” published on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the author refers to public address announcer Ernie Rodriguez as Ernie Williams. The mistake has been corrected in the online version. 

Wild shoot 61 shots, beat Coquitlam

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild made quick work of the visiting Coquitlam Express during a rare British Columbia Hockey League Monday night matchup at Town Toyota Center.

Game night at Town Toyota Center

WENATCHEE – It’s game night at Town Toyota Center, and although the game doesn’t start for another 10 hours, the people who make the building tick are already filtering in. The hockey players and coaches who make up the league-leading Wenatchee Wild are only a fraction of the equation when it comes to hosting a home game at TTC. The Wild organization and employees of Town Toyota Center must act and function as a well-oiled unit – must act like a family if you ask those involved – for Game ...

Prep Saturday: Ephrata takes bronze at River City wrestling duals

POST FALLS, Idaho — The Ephrata wrestling team bounced back from a rough opening-day performance to capture first place in the bronze bracket of the River City Duals in Post Falls, Idaho on Saturday. Tigers freshman Mac Laird and sophomore lightweight Sammy Flores both finished the tournament undefeated.

Wild cruise to comfortable win over Capitals

WENATCHEE — A night after clinching a postseason berth, the Wenatchee Wild kept their momentum going, putting together an impressive performance at both ends of the ice in a 6-0 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Town Toyota Center on Saturday. It was Wenatchee’s fourth consecutive victory.

Prep Friday: Cashmere girls basketball team stays perfect with comeback win over Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The Cashmere girls basketball team has proved throughout most of the season that it can win by putting a pounding on its opponents and the scoreboard, but Friday night at Okanogan High School’s Dawson Gymnasium, Cashmere proved it can also win a defensive slugfest. Cashmere defeated Okanogan 42-34 to remain unbeaten for the season.

Prep focus: Chelan boys basketball team extend lead in CTL with win over Omak

CHELAN — In the program’s first season since the retirement of longtime coach Joe Harris, the Chelan boys basketball team hasn’t missed a beat. The Goats entered Friday’s game with Omak atop the Caribou Trail League standings with a 5-1 record in league games, and they had a chance to separate even further from the pack with the second-place Pioneers visiting Chelan.