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.
CHELAN — Chelan needed one win against Omak in its final doubleheader of the regular season Friday, and got it in the first game. The Goats came into the day a game up on the Pioneers for the third and final playoff spot from the Caribou Trail League, so their 4-3 victory in the first game was enough to put them over the top.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Southridge boys and Hanford girls won the Big Nine 3A golf circuits’ first stop at the Highlander Golf Course this year, an Eastmont-hosted POD meet on Monday afternoon. Rain drizzled on the course throughout the day, and it was shortened to a 16-hole par-65 due to construction on the second and third holes. The renovation is scheduled to be finished by the time the Big Nine girls teams return for their district tournament on May 16.
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.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont baseball team won an uncharacteristic pitcher’s duel in the first game of a Big Nine 3A doubleheader against Hanford on Friday, but lost the nightcap in extra innings. Ian Sagdal tossed a complete-game five-hitter for the Wildcats, out-dueling Hanford ace Dan Schiebe in a 3-0 victory.
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.
KENNEWICK — Despite getting beaten by a strong Southridge squad, Eastmont track coach Gary Millard came away from Thursday’s meet pleased with the performances of a number of athletes. “All in all it was a good meet,” he said. “We had some illnesses going around and we’re still working out some of the early season (kinks), but it was a good meet.”
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.
WENATCHEE — Wednesday’s tears were replaced by smiles Friday for the Lake Roosevelt girls basketball team. Two days after losing a heart-breaker to White Swan, the Raiders rebounded for a 47-39 victory over Riverside Christian to clinch a state tournament berth.
WENATCHEE — The Entiat girls basketball team made the fifth-ranked Brewster Bears sweat for a little while on Wednesday night, which is more than most teams can say this season. Entiat led the Bears by three after a spurt to begin the second quarter, but Brewster regrouped and went on to thump the ninth-ranked Tigers 74-43 in a Class 2B district semifinal game at Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE — The Pateros girls basketball team had the element of surprise. Entiat had Mandy Southard. Southard made the Nannies pay for trying a man-to-man defense against the Tigers, scoring 37 points in Entiat’s 69-47 victory Monday during the first round of the Class 2B district tournament at Wenatchee High School.
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.