MANSON — Manson locked up the No. 3 spot in the CWL North with its win over the Billygoats. Javier Guillen rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries for the Trojans, who will play Warden in the crossover playoffs next Friday night.
LEAVENWORTH — The Chelan High School volleyball team clinched the Caribou Trail League championship on Tuesday with a convincing victory over Cashmere. Now the Goats can turn their focus to bigger goals.
YAKIMA — Two Wenatchee boys placed in the top four and two girls were in the top 10 to pace their teams to third and fourth place respectively in the Big Nine 4A district cross country meet Thursday. “It was about 68 degrees, perfect running conditions,” Panthers coach Susan Valdez said. “I thought everybody ran well.”
SOAP LAKE — Joe Worsham’s résumé is about as impressive as it gets. He’s coached and taught all over the Northwest. He has almost two decades of experience as a school principal in Pateros, Oroville and Neah Bay. And he led the Pateros Billygoats to the 1995 Class 1B state football championship.
LEAVENWORTH — The Cashmere High School girls soccer team knew the importance of its match against Cascade on Tuesday. A Bulldogs win over the second-place Kodiaks would solidify their top standing in the Caribou Trail League and get them one step closer to a Caribou Trail League championship. A Cascade win would have created a virtual tie for first place between the two squads.
BREWSTER — Brewster High School coach Ed Ashworth would like his team to perform better in the first half of games, but he doesn’t have too many issues with the way it closes out contests in the second half. The Bears outscored Pateros 35-6 in the second half on Friday en route to a 42-6 victory. The win pushes Brewster’s CWL North Division record to 4-0 and sets up a showdown game with fellow unbeaten Oroville on Friday.
EAST WENATCHEE — With the regular season winding down, the Eastmont and Wenatchee girls swim and dive teams are right where they want to be. The Wildcats and Panthers, who shared the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center for their dual meets Thursday, cruised to wins over Kamiakin and Walla Walla, respectively.
SPOKANE — The Wenatchee volleyball team finished tied for ninth in the 64-team Spokane Crossover Classic on Saturday and picked up some valuable court time with top-level teams from around the state. Wenatchee went undefeated through its three matches in pool play, earning a spot in the championship bracket.
OMAK — Just one week after lighting up the scoreboard for 77 points in its league opener, Chelan was held to just two scores at Okanogan on Friday night. But that was still enough for the Goats to beat Omak 15-12 and improve to 2-0 in Caribou Trail League play. “Basically it was just a good hard-fought defensive battle,” Chelan coach Darren Talley said.
LEAVENWORTH — For a Class 1A volleyball team, victories don’t get more impressive than this. Cascade was victorious in a crucial third set and went on to beat Class 4A Moses Lake 25-22, 19-25, 32-30, 25-18 in non-league play on Thursday.
EAST WENATCHEE — For the Eastmont Wildcats, Tuesday night was a case of going from bad to worse. In the middle of the Wildcats’ match with Hanford, senior middle blocker Courtney Kwast went down with an as-yet-undiagnosed knee injury. Then, their comeback attempt came up just short as they lost 25-17, 25-15, 23-25, 22-25, 17-15 to fall to 2-5 in Big Nine 3A play.
WENATCHEE — Another week, another record for Jacob Smith. The WHS junior finished second in the 16th annual Wenatchee Invitational at Walla Walla Point Park on Thursday, lowering his own school record for three-mile courses.
WARDEN — Danny Ramirez kicked one field goal in the closing seconds of the first half to pull Brewster within a point at intermission, then knocked home a 37-yarder in the final seconds of the game to give the Bears a 20-17 win over Warden. “Thirty-seven yards, from the left hash, right down the gut,” Brewster coach Ed Ashworth said. “I’m exaggerating, but I think that kick would have gone 50.”
RICHLAND — Wenatchee swimming coach James Elwyn billed Tuesday’s matchup between his Panthers and Richland as a clash of the titans in the Columbia Basin Big Nine 4A Division. Because the meet came so early in the schedule, the Panthers will have to wait until the district meet to get revenge on the Bombers.
CONNELL — Matt Hadley rushed for 134 yards and three scores as the Eagles downed the Goats in a rematch of a state semifinal game from a year ago. With Hadley leading the charge, Connell racked up 281 rushing yards.
ROYAL CITY — It was the perfect strategy. Cashmere stuck mostly to the ground on Friday night, eating up yards and keeping the ball out of the hands of Royal quarterback Alex Myrick on the way to a convincing 40-27 win over the perennial state power. “It was good old-fashioned football,” Bulldogs coach Phil Zukowski said. “We wanted to control the clock and Tyler McNair did a great job of that.”