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.
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.
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.
Ed Knaggs has remarked often this spring about how quickly the prep baseball season flashes by. The Wenatchee baseball coach has led the Panthers onto the field for 12 regular-season game dates since March 15, and will do so again today in the postseason.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont fastpitch softball team launched an early salvo in its battle for the third seed to the Big Nine 3A district playoffs. The Wildcats routed Pasco 12-2 and 16-1 Thursday, and in doing so, launched themselves into the preferred third spot — for the time being.
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.
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.
TACOMA — Eighteen NCW wrestlers, including a pair of defending champions, are still in the hunt for state titles after the first day of action at Mat Classic XXIII in the Tacoma Dome. Only one of the remaining champs will defend his title, as Cashmere’s Roman Velazquez and Tonasket’s Keegan McCormick are semifinalists in the 171-pound bracket.
PASCO — The Eastmont wrestling team qualified two wrestlers for next weekend’s Mat Classic state meet during Saturday’s Region IV 3A tournament. Fabian Wickham and Johnny Martinez will represent the Wildcats in next weekend’s state meet.
MANSON — By virtue of its 77-41 victory at Manson on Thursday, the Brewster boys basketball team secured the No. 2 seed from the Central Washington League’s North Division, finally breaking a three-team logjam. The Bears, who had four double-digit scorers in its win over the Trojans, will play Kittitas, the CWL South’s No. 3 seed, at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Eastmont High School to begin the postseason.
LAKE ROOSEVELT — The Lake Roosevelt boys played inspired basketball against Oroville on Tuesday night even though the Raiders clinched the North Central Washington League’s North Division title last week. The contest marked the final home game for the Raiders’ seniors. It also came a day after the school’s principal, Steve Breeze, passed away.