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EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont soccer coach Eric Duffey will take a win any way he can get one, but at the same time, he’d like to see his team put away its opposition earlier in games. The Wildcats scored four second-half goals to break open a tight game and pull away for a 5-1 win over Hanford on Saturday.

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.

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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.

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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.

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MOSES LAKE — Max Angilley scored in the 73rd minute to lift the Wenatchee boys soccer team to a 2-1 league win at Moses Lake on Tuesday. Each team had a first-half goal — Wenatchee’s Ozzy Mejia scored in the 10th minute, and Moses Lake’s Derrick Gonzalez answered in the 27th minute — and the game was deadlocked at 1-1 for more than 45 minutes before Angilley put Wenatchee back in front.

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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 ...

Tennis preview: Time for a breakthrough? Eastmont’s Waterhouse is eyeing state

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont tennis player Bekah Waterhouse has been in the mix to qualify for the state tournament twice before, only to be denied. But now she’s a little bigger, a little stronger, and just may have the experience to finally reach the big dance. Now a junior, Waterhouse is just one of 10 tennis players or doubles teams of note the World has picked out for this spring’s season.

Golf preview: Strong start for WHS junior

Jordan Takasugi is already off to a solid start in 2011, placing fifth and seventh, respectively in her first two tournaments. The Wenatchee junior is one of a number of local high school golfers of note heading into this season. Here’s a look at her and nine others to keep an eye on out on the links this spring.

Ephrata post seals All-Star OT victory

WENATCHEE — Ephrata’s Abby Smith scored 21 points, including untimed free throws to force overtime, to lead her Red Lion Hotel team to a 67-57 victory over Eastmont’s Kendra Scott (15 points) and the Farmers Insurance squad in the NCW Lions Club girls prep All-Star Game on Saturday at WHS. Smith was fouled trying to tie the game with a four-pointer at the buzzer, and wound up getting the game to overtime anyway.

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YAKIMA — Bekah Waterhouse lost in the No. 1 singles championship match at the Coke Classic to highlight the Eastmont tennis teams’ opening weekend of the season. Waterhouse won her first two matches in straight sets before bowing out against Nora Tan of Mercer Island 6-3, 6-1 in the final. On the boys side, the No. 1 doubles team of Jake Omer and Devin Erho took third place, winning twice in the consolation bracket after dropping its opening match.

No. 1 Prosser beats Ephrata again

ELLENSBURG — Top-ranked Prosser got the best of CWAC foe Ephrata for the fourth-time this season, sending the Tigers to the brink of elimination with a 65-43 victory in the first round of the girls Class 2A state tournament at Central Washington University. The Mustangs, who beat the Ephrata handily in the regular season (twice) and in the district tournament last weekend, played two distinct halves in the fourth meeting, both successful.

Ephrata streaks into state

EPHRATA — The Ephrata girls basketball team’s dynamic weekend at the Class 2A regional tournament — an upset of Clarkston followed by a pasting of Wapato to earn a No. 2 seed to state — put them on the statewide map. This was a team that finished the regular season 12-8, and would not have been picked to still be playing in late February by many observers in the region.

New-look for hoops

March is approaching, which means one thing in Washington state: the state prep basketball tournaments are almost here. Except this year, there’s a new look to it all.

Ephrata stuns No. 4 Clarkston

ELLENSBURG — It’s been a long road back to the state tournament for the Ephrata girls basketball team, but the Tigers are back in the big dance. Just two years removed from a one-win season, Ephrata is headed back to state after shocking No. 4 Clarkston 52-50 in the Class 2A regional tournament on Friday at Central Washington University.