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No margin for error

CHELAN — After the first three sets of Thursday’s volleyball match between Cascade and Chelan, there was virtually no evidence that one team was better than the other. At that point, the Goats had tallied 71 combined points, while the Kodiaks had 69. The biggest lead that one team had over the other in those first three sets was just five points; most of the time, though, one team held a one- or two-point advantage. The squads were so evenly matched that the match seemed destined to go to a ...

Roundup: Ephrata shuts down Selah

SELAH — The Ephrata Tigers are making a case for themselves in the Central Washington Athletic Conference. The running game was hitting on all cylinders in the Tigers’ 23-6 victory over Selah on Friday night, moving them to 3-2 in CWAC play and 4-2 overall.
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WHS volleyball overwhelms Eastmont

WENATCHEE — During the past couple of weeks, Wenatchee volleyball coach LeAnne McGahuey has made it a point to surprise her squad with, in her words, “fun silly things” before a match in an effort to foster team unity. For example, before Tuesday’s tilt with Sunnyside, she told her players that they’d be wearing ‘retro’ uniforms — sleeveless, polyester jersey tops with prominent collars — that dated back to McGahuey’s playing days at Wenatchee in the early 2000s. For the Panthers’ Thursday home match against Eastmont, she decided to have ...

Prep volleyball: Cascade ranked No. 2

The Cascade vollyeball team is ranked second in the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association 1A rankings, released Monday. The Kodiaks sit behind only Castle Rock in the rankings. They’re joined by fellow Caribou Trail League members Chelan, which sits in fourth place, and Brewster, which is ranked seventh.

Roundup: WHS sweeps Davis

YAKIMA — The Wenatchee volleyball team played its first match in a week Tuesday and just its fourth of the season. Apparently, the Panthers didn’t feel like dragging it out further than they had to.

Eastmont soccer scores big shootout win

MOSES LAKE — The Eastmont girls soccer team took a big step in its push for a state playoff berth Saturday, upsetting Big Nine favorite Moses Lake 6-5 on penalty kicks. The game was tied 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods.

WHS swimmers roll past Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — In their first big test of the Big Nine season, the Wenatchee girls swim and dive team passed with flying colors. The Panthers won 11 of 12 events to defeat Moses Lake 124.5-60.5 in their first league dual meet of the season Thursday.

Kodiaks take the reins

LEAVENWORTH — The Cascade volleyball team beat Chelan Tuesday for the first time since 2008. The Kodiaks’ 3-0 win keeps them undefeated after their second league match.

Roundup: Ephrata comes back to beat Quincy

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.
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Panthers take it to Kodiaks

WENATCHEE — The third, fourth and fifth hitters in Wenatchee’s lineup went a combined 9-for-14 as the Panthers beat Cascade 16-6 in six innings Tuesday at Walla Walla Point Park. It was the season opener for both teams.

Tuesday’s prep roundup

LEAVENWORTH — The Cascade girls soccer team came out with a quiet focus in memory of its fallen coach, but the visiting Cashmere Bulldogs defeated the Kodiaks 4-0 on Tuesday. Cascade wore all-black uniforms in remembrance of longtime soccer coach Colin Powers, who passed away unexpectedly over the summer.

CTL soccer: Kodiaks press on after coach’s death; Cashmere ready to roll again

When Cascade girls soccer coach Colin Powers died in July of a heart attack, the Kodiaks players were obviously stunned and distraught. They realized, though, that Powers, a lifelong soccer junkie, would want them to play this season, and play well. That’s exactly what they intend to do under new coach Glen Stefanko, who has been pleased with the way the girls have dealt with the tragedy.

Prep roundup

WENATCHEE — Hannah Bruggman picked an opportune time to set a school record. With the visiting Moses Lake Chiefs on the ropes, Bruggman unleashed a blistering 1:00.77 in the 100 backstroke on Thursday, putting the Panthers ahead to stay in their first Big Nine 4A dual meet of the season.
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Cascade remembers soccer coach Powers

Some were there to play, some just to watch, but all were there to pay their respects to the man who put soccer on the map in the Upper Valley. More than 100 people gathered for an impromptu memorial and pickup soccer game at the Cascade High School soccer field Thursday evening in honor of longtime Cascade soccer coach Colin Powers, who died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday morning.
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All-league lists dominated by top teams

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.

Kodiaks still on top despite coach’s doubts

LEAVENWORTH — At the start of the Caribou Trail League season, Cascade softball coach Todd Gilbert predicted an end to his team’s domination on the diamond. Then his team went out and made a liar out of him.

State soccer roundup

PASCO — No matter how many times the Eastmont Wildcats face elimination, they won’t go away. Hernán Mendoza headed Mauricio Perez’s corner kick into the net in the second overtime to lead Eastmont to a 1-0 victory over Pasco in a Class 3A state tournament opener Tuesday night, giving the Wildcats their fourth straight victory in a loser-out situation.

Prep fastpitch/baseball roundup

LEAVENWORTH — It took a little longer than they expected, but the Cascade fastpitch softball team is the champion of District Six. The District 6 1A tournament was originally set for Saturday in Chelan, but heavy rains washed those games to Tuesday in Leavenworth, where Cascade rolled to a pair of easy wins.

Prep playoff roundup

SPOKANE — All season long, the defending 1A state champion Cashmere baseball team has been defeating its opponents by big margins. On Saturday, however, the Bulldogs had to win two one-run games to claim the Caribou Trail League/Northeast A League Bi-District championship.

Prep playoffs

MOSES LAKE — Walks and errors doomed the Cascade baseball team in Tuesday’s Bi-District playoff game against Colville, as the Kodiaks were eliminated with a 7-2 loss. Cascade’s defense committed five errors, four of which game in the first three innings and led to six runs for the Indians.