SPOKANE — Pateros capped the season with a 35-27 loss to Wilbur-Creston on Saturday and a fifth place finish at state. The Nannies had a hard time coming up with points in their last two outings, scoring just 38 points in a semifinal loss against Sunnyside Christian on Friday.
TACOMA — A misstep drove Asa Schwartz all season long and repentance propelled him onto the first-place podium Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Schwartz (220 pounds) clinched his first state title as a junior and helped Chelan to a fifth place team finish in a 6-4 overtime win by scoring a takedown.
OMAK — The Caribou Trail League dominated the Northeast A League in the bi-district basketball tournaments. CTL teams lost just one game to NEA squads during the course of the tourney, which began last weekend in Spokane and concluded Friday and Saturday in Omak and Okanogan.
EPHRATA — The Pateros Nannies have seen their share of close games this season, and most often they’ve been on the wrong end of the decision. On Thursday night, the Nannies made sure that was no longer the case.
EPHRATA — Despite leading nearly the entire game, the Pateros boys basketball team lost 68-64 to Soap Lake in overtime on Tuesday at a 1B district basketball contest. The Billygoats’ Carlos Cineceros hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left in the fourth quarter to force the overtime. Mikey Piechalski and Cineceros scored 21 points each to lead Pateros in scoring.
SPOKANE VALLEY — Every time the Chelan girls basketball team plays Okanogan, the game — and the result of the game — means a little bit more to the Goats. The two squads have developed a nice rivalry over the past couple of years. That’s not entirely surprising considering the fact that the teams have played each other eight times in the past 15 months.
Waterville overcame a sluggish third quarter and used an aggressive press to turn defense into easy offense to pull out a 40-30 win and clinch a second place finish in the 1B North league. The Shockers took a seven-point lead into halftime, thanks to solid outside shooting in the second quarter, and led for the remainder of the game.
WENATCHEE — In 2010, the Wenatchee High School volleyball team advanced to the 4A state tournament. “We felt like we were lucky (to get there that year),” said coach LeAnne McGahuey. “We got there by chance.” The next year, the Panthers earned a repeat trip to state. “The second time, we worked really hard for it,” McGahuey said, “but it still took a little luck.”
EAST WENATCHEE — In Jeff Carlson’s mind, it’s only fitting that the 10 seniors on his Cashmere baseball team will be able to finish up their prep careers at Yakima County Stadium next weekend, vying for a state championship. Three years ago, the Bulldogs advanced to the state 1A semifinals. In 2010, Cashmere, featuring a number of those seniors (then sophomores) at key positions, won the 1A state title. Last season, though, the Bulldogs couldn’t get back to Yakima to defend their title, falling in a first-round state playoff game ...
Four NCW basketball players — two boys and two girls — were selected to the 2012 Associated Press All-State teams, which were releasted Thursday after a statewide vote of media members. Okanogan had a pair of honorees, as Joe Townsend and Kara Staggs were chosen to the boys and girls Class 1A teams, respectively.
WENATCHEE — The Eastmont baseball team fell victim to the big inning on Tuesday, as Wenatchee scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 6-2 victory in the first leg of the home-and-home series at Recreation Park. Eastmont led the Panthers 2-1 entering the pivotal frame, but a walk and an error set the stage for Wenatchee third baseman Adam Grubb, who lined a two-run single past a drawn-in infield to plate the tying and go-ahead runs.
PASCO — The Wenatchee girls golf team opened the Big Nine 4A season by finishing second at the Chiawana POD meet at Sun Willows Golf Course. The Panthers shot a team total of 389, finishing behind only winner Richland (334).
With a full side and a full head of steam, the Eastmont Wildcats left no doubt as to which side of the river is home to the premier boys soccer program. The Wildcats controlled their annual derby with Wenatchee from the opening whistle, registering a 3-0 win over the Panthers Thursday at the Apple Bowl.
SPOKANE – As quickly as Brewster raced to a halftime lead on the undefeated Reardan Indians in the Class 2B girls state championship game Saturday, the bottom fell out on the Bears with similar speed. Reardan defended its title in a 65-57 victory over the Bears at Spokane Arena, closing the game on a 9-0 run as the Brewster offense went cold.
SPOKANE — Tim Taylor, Dale Smith and Mike Boesel have played or coached in 10 state championship games between them, all for Brewster High School. Their daughters — Becky Mae Taylor, Chandler Smith and Brette Boesel — appeared in their first title clash Saturday for the Bears, and the three dads offered similar pearls of wisdom to the team’s top three players.
Brewster girls basketball coach Randy Phillips has spoken effusively in recent weeks about the evolution and maturation of sophomore guard Brette Boesel into a bona fide weapon, a worthy complement to all-state duo Chandler Smith and Becky Mae Taylor. In the biggest game of her young career Boesel took another giant step forward, lifting the Bears to the brink of a state championship.
SPOKANE — Wahkiakum coach Bill Olsen joked with his staff before the Mules’ Class 2B state elimination game with Lake Roosevelt that if his defense could hold Raiders’ star post Ty Egbert to fewer than eight dunks, it would have a chance to win. The Mules accomplished than and more in a rugged 65-60 victory at Spokane Arena on Friday, as Lake Roosevelt’s season ended when Wahkiakum weathered a furious comeback.