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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.

Prep playoff roundup

KENNEWICK — The last thing the Eastmont Wildcats were worried about heading into the postseason was their hitting ability. Funny how things work out.

Prep playoff picture sharpening

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.

Prep roundup

CHELAN — At the start of the season, Cascade fastpitch coach Todd Gilbert figured his team, loaded with new starters, might struggle a bit to defend its Caribou Trail League crown. As it turned out, the coach was wrong. The Kodiaks didn’t have any problem winning another CTL title.

Prep roundup

EAST WENATCHEE — After his team had controlled play in the first half, Eastmont soccer coach Eric Duffey thought the Wildcats were well on their way to a victory after breaking a scoreless tie in the 50th minute. But Southridge had other plans.

Prep roundup

WENATCHEE — Tuesday’s boys tennis match between Wenatchee and Richland was supposed to be a showdown between two undefeated Big Nine 4A teams. It turned into a rout.

Prep roundup

CASHMERE — The Cashmere Bulldogs’ dominance over the rest of Caribou Trail League took on a new level Saturday afternoon. Nick Tarver and Trenton Johnson threw back-to-back no-hitters as the Bulldogs (9-0 Caribou Trail League) rolled to wins of 27-0 and 26-0 over the Tonasket Tigers.

Prep roundup

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee track teams were dominant on Thursday, as both the boys and girls squads swept Eisenhower, Davis and Moses Lake in a Big Nine 4A quad-meet at home. The Panthers’ superiority was on full display, as Wenatchee’s boys won eight of 10 track events, and the girls took seven of 11, including the top three spots in the 100-meter hurdles.

Prep roundup: That home feeling

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee girls golf team took advantage of its home-course advantage on Tuesday, as three of the Panthers’ top six golfers registered personal-best scores at Three Lakes to help the team to a second-place finish in the third Big Nine 4A pod. Wenatchee junior Jordan Takasugi led the way, firing a 9-over 81 on the par-72 course to rank second among individuals, two strokes in front of Richland’s Kristin Strankman.

Prep roundup

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont High School soccer team lost to Sunnyside in double overtime on March 19. When the two teams got together for a rematch on Saturday, the Wildcats wanted to make sure that the contest wouldn’t need extra time. They did just that, scoring four goals in the first half and adding three more in the second half to record a 7-1 win over the Grizzlies.

Prep roundup

CASHMERE — The Cascade softball team is serving notice that it intends to dominate the Caribou Trail League softball season for a third consecutive season. The Kodiaks received a two-run home run from Laura Hester and went on to post a 10-0 five-inning victory over Cashmere on Tuesday, running their CTL record to 4-0.

Prep roundup

YAKIMA — Geoffry Linn tossed a complete-game six-hitter and went 2-for-4 at the plate to help the Kodiaks to a 13-3 non-league road victory over LaSalle. Linn allowed two earned runs with six strikeouts and four walks, and drove in three runs.

Prep roundup

CHELAN — The power that Brewster’s Danny Ramirez showed during the second game of the Bears’ doubleheader against Chelan on Tuesday surprised even his coach. “I was talking to (Brewster coach) Jerrod (Riggan) after the game, and he told me that (Ramirez) had never hit the ball that hard (before),” Goats coach Jim Burbery said. “Well, he did today.”

Prep roundup: Cashmere sends message

CASHMERE — The defending state-champion Cashmere baseball team tuned up for a big upcoming slate of non-league games by pounding Okanogan 23-4 and 11-1 in a Caribou Trail League doubleheader on Saturday. Cashmere, which will host western Washington powers Vashon Island and Meridian next weekend, couldn’t have played much better against Okanogan.

Prep roundup

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team is still missing that finishing touch. The Panthers created opportunities to score in a home fixture with Chiawana on Tuesday night, but rued those missed chances after the match and the 3-1 loss.

Prep roundup

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee boys track team slipped past Kentwood and Lake Stevens by the slimmest of margins to win the team title at the Ray Cockrum Relays on Saturday on a rain-soaked track at WHS. The Panthers finished with 80 points, a half-point ahead of the Conquerors and a full point clear of the Vikings.