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Quincy boys soccer at a glance

With a win over 3A stalwart Eastmont already under its belt this season, Quincy appears to have rebounded from last year's disappointing finish.

Panthers down Wildcats on diamond

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.

CWAC capsules

Previews of Ephrata and Quincy

New coach aims to rebuild Quincy baseball

QUINCY — In the program’s final year in the Central Washington Athletic conference, the Quincy baseball team is undergoing a makeover. Matt Tait, a longtime assistant on the west side of the state, will undertake his first head coaching job with the Jackrabbits, and intends to remake the team in a scrappy, smallball-oriented group.

’Cats shut out Panthers

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.

Ephrata out with weekend split

CHENEY — CWAC champion East Valley of Yakima kept its march for a state title alive by defeating Ephrata 49-32 in a 2A girls basketball state tournament regional game Saturday. Ephrata, which beat Cheney in a play-in game Friday night, finished its season at 16-8 overall.

3 locals named athlete of the week

Three North Central Washington girls basketball standouts were selected as WIAA State Athletes of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

Classes of the mat

TACOMA — Only a bloody nose could slow Chelan’s Cole Schwartz on his march to a second consecutive Class 1A state championship. The 182-pound title bout between Schwartz and Royal’s Damien Delarosa had to be stopped three times to clean up the blood, but the delays only prolonged the agony for the Knights wrestler.

LR boys, Brewster girls repeat as district champs

EAST WENATCHEE — Before Saturday’s Central Washington 2B League boys basketball district championship game, there were doubts concerning Lake Roosevelt’s ability to keep up with the speed of White Swan. After the Raiders’ convincing 79-55 victory for their second straight district title, it’s safe to say they answered those doubts loud and clear.

Southard’s 40 leads Entiat to 2OT win

EAST WENATCHEE — If you’re trying to measure how much Mandy Southard wanted to play in her fourth state tournament, her performance Friday speaks volumes. Southard scored 40 points to lead Entiat to a thrilling 73-70 double-overtime victory over Pateros in Central Washington 2B League loser-out district tournament play.

Ephrata girls advance to semis

EPHRATA — Kelsey Yenney hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions during the third quarter Tuesday night to help the Ephrata Tigers beat Ellensburg 57-40 in the first round of the CWAC districts. The Tigers eliminated the Bulldogs from the tournament and advanced to the semifinals with the win.

Tigers fight past fatigue, Raiders

EAST WENATCHEE — It’s been a crazy week for the Entiat girls basketball team. The Tigers finished their regular season with scheduled games against White Swan and Riverside Christian, the top two finishers in the CW 2B South, on Thursday and Friday.

Wenatchee’s Lesmeister wins regionals

MOSES LAKE — For the first time in six years, Wenatchee High School is home to a regional wrestling champion. Kyle Lesmeister won 3-2 overtime decisions in both the semifinals and finals to win the Class 4A 220-pound Region 4 title and help the Panthers take fifth in the team standings Saturday.

CCA moves onto Friendship Tourney title game

WALLA WALLA — Cascade Christian Academy advanced to the championship game of the Walla Walla Friendship Tournament after escaping with a 46-43 win over Puget Sound Adventist Academy on Friday. The Wolverines, who played with just five players, were led by Christopher Ringering’s 19 points. CCA will take on Walla Walla Valley Academy in Saturday’s championship contest.

Grinding it out

QUINCY — The Quincy boys basketball team got the game they wanted, but not the result. In its emotional home finale Tuesday night against archrival Ephrata, the Jacks slowed the pace way down, but the Tigers finally made enough shots to navigate their way to a 34-30 victory.

Defense allows Goats to leapfrog Kodiaks

LEAVENWORTH — A dominant defensive performance in the second half keyed the Chelan boys to a 59-39 victory over Cascade Friday night, moving the Goats past the Kodiaks into the third seed to next week’s district playoffs. Though the Kodiaks led 26-21 at halftime, they managed just 13 points on four field goals in the second half.

Roundup: Bulldogs hold off Goats

OKANOGAN — When the Chelan boys team erased a 10-point second-half deficit Friday against Okanogan, the Bulldogs knew exactly who they had to turn to in order to stave off the feisty Goats. Joe Townsend converted a three-point play with less than a minute remaining to break a tie and send Okanogan to a 65-59 victory that clinches at least a share of the Caribou League Trail championship for the Bulldogs.

Tonasket ends 4-year skid

TONASKET — After four long years, the Tonasket Tigers have finally taken the monkey off their back. And it couldn’t have come in more dramatic fashion. John Stedtfeld banked in a running layup just before time expired to lift the Tigers to a 56-55 win over the Omak Pioneers on Thursday, snapping a 48-game losing streak in Caribou Trail League contests.

Roundup: Goats knock off L.R.

Courtney Dietrich had 21 points and Abby Phelps added 16 to lead Chelan to a 62-56 nonleague win over host Lake Roosevelt. Hailey Chaney paced the Raiders with 14 points.