WENATCHEE — It took countless hours of cleaning, but the Wenatchee girls swim and dive team was finally back in their formerly smoke-infested pool on Thursday afternoon. It appeared the Panthers hadn’t missed a beat, either.
QUINCY — Did Sergio Magana run into the end zone to score a two-point conversion and give the Ephrata football team a one-point lead over arch-rival Quincy with less than 90 seconds to go in Friday’s Battle of the Basin contest at Jaycee Stadium, or didn’t he? That’s a question that surely will debated in both Columbia Basin towns in the coming weeks, months and possibly years. Heck, even the referees couldn’t agree if Magana had crossed the goal line or not.
WENATCHEE — Shayla White headed in a free kick by Sara Silva to give the Wenatchee girls’ soccer team a 3-all draw against perennial Class 1A powerhouse Seattle Academy Wednesday in a non-league match at the Apple Bowl. The Panthers, playing on consecutive days early in the season, trailed the Cardinals 2-1 in the first 10 minutes of the match.
A number of area teams were dominant on the diamond, track or court this season, and that dominance carried over to post-season awards. The Wenatchee boys tennis team, Panthers boys track squad and Cashmere baseball team are just a few of the teams that racked up awards just like they had victories during the season.
Becky Henderson, a 2006 graduate of Bridgeport High School, will be elected into membership with the PGA of America this June and will begin working as a golf pro at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. Henderson graduated from the University of Idaho in May and completed internships at four golf courses across the country as part of her major in professional golf course management.
EAST WENATCHEE — The spring playoff picture is starting to come into focus across North Central Washington. The Eastmont boys soccer team will host Sunnyside at 4 p.m. today in a Class 3A sub-regional contest in a matchup of the fourth- and fifth-seeded teams from the Big Nine.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont fastpitch softball team launched an early salvo in its battle for the third seed to the Big Nine 3A district playoffs. The Wildcats routed Pasco 12-2 and 16-1 Thursday, and in doing so, launched themselves into the preferred third spot — for the time being.
EAST WENATCHEE — The debuts of two heralded freshman were the prevailing stories after a four-team season-opening meet at Eastmont on Thursday. The Wenatchee girls and Eastmont boys were the team winners, but the schools’ other squads lay claim to the noteworthy athletes: Eastmont’s Rebecca Tarbert began her high school career by winning the girls 100 (13.03 seconds), 200 (27.58 seconds), and long jump (15 feet, eight inches), while Wenatchee’s Isaiah Brandt-Sims kicked things off with an 11.01-second finish to win the boys 100, and a second-place finish in the ...
LAKE ROOSEVELT — The Lake Roosevelt boys played inspired basketball against Oroville on Tuesday night even though the Raiders clinched the North Central Washington League’s North Division title last week. The contest marked the final home game for the Raiders’ seniors. It also came a day after the school’s principal, Steve Breeze, passed away.
OMAK — Tonasket’s long wait for a Caribou Trail League boys basketball victory nearly came to an end Thursday. Instead the Omak Pioneers were able to hold off the Tigers at crunch time for a 58-56 victory.
COULEE DAM — The Lake Roosevelt Raiders’ take over of the Central Washington League North Division is official. The Raider boys handed Brewster a 73-50 defeat on Tuesday night, improving to 9-0 in league play and locking up at least a share of the North Division title with three games to go.
BREWSTER — Friday’s contest between the Pateros and Brewster boys basketball teams had a playoff-type atmosphere, according to Bears coach Dwight Plugrath. That’s not surprising, considering the Billygoats entered the game in second place in the Central Washington League North, and the Bears were in third.
MANSON — Manson boys basketball coach Jeremy Crollard constantly reminds his team of his three keys to winning games: not turning the ball over, making free throws, and rebounding. The Trojans didn’t fare well in any of those categories during their 62-57 loss to Oroville on Tuesday in CWL North action.