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4A state boys swimming and diving meet: Panthers boys place seventh at 4A state championships

FEDERAL WAY — After Friday’s preliminary round of the 4A WIAA state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center, Wenatchee coach James Elwyn was projecting a 10th-place finish for his Panthers. They exceeded those expectations Saturday, finishing seventh and shaving time off their swims to end their season with a strong showing. 

WIAA Mat Classic XXIX: Chelan’s de la Cruz takes second in 1A 145-pound state final

TACOMA — Chelan senior Juan de la Cruz defeated Ethan Newman of Deer Park 6-3 in the semifinals but lost the final 17-5 to Franky Almaguer of Granger to take second place in the 1A state championships at 145 pounds Saturday in the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome. Mountain Goats teammate Skylar Gordon lost twice in the 170-pound consolation bracket to finish in eighth place.

WVC men’s basketball team falls to Treasure Valley

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team came up short Saturday against the visiting Treasure Valley Chukars, falling by a final score of 98-93 at Wenatchee Valley College.

Wild inch closer to division title with 6-1 win

A night after scoring 10 goals in a blowout win over Langley, the Wenatchee Wild had to find a much different way to win Saturday. After a tight first period, the Wild came alive in the second, scoring three times to open up a lead in an eventual 6-1 victory over the Rivermen at the Town Toyota Center.

Prep wrestling: Thirteen area wrestlers advance to day two of Mat Classic

TACOMA — Four North Central Washington wrestlers advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 2017 Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Each is just two wins away from being crowned state champion on Saturday. A total of 13 wrestlers from eight area high schools qualified for the second day of competition and have a chance at a place on the podium.

Prep basketball roundup: Entiat boys basketball team pulls away from Pateros late, punches state ticket

EAST WENATCHEE — When Pateros cut the Entiat boys basketball team’s lead to three points midway through the fourth quarter of the Central Washington 1B League tournament championship Friday at Eastmont Junior High School, it appeared as though the Tigers would have a nervous final few minutes. Instead, Entiat buckled down and pulled away down the stretch to clinch its spot in the 1B state tournament.

Dolphins cut Williams, looking to trade Albert

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins released veteran defensive players Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell on Thursday, freeing up $12.5 million on their salary cap, but starting left tackle Branden Albert wasn't also released as expected.

Wooching to pursue career in rugby

It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school in Hawaii that Psalm Wooching started playing football. A standout rugby player, Wooching before then considered football “a girly sport.”

UW women will try to snap UCLA’s home winning streak

With four games left, the Huskies can't clinch the Pac-12 women's basketball title Friday, but a win potentially removes the biggest obstacle between them and their first conference championship in 16 years.

No. 5 Arizona wipes out Washington State

PULLMAN — Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen broke out of a four-game slump with a double-double, and point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored a career-high 20 points to lead the short-handed No. 5 Wildcats past Washington State 78-59 Thursday night in Pullman, Wash.

Everybody Out | Trip report: Leavenworth - Icicle River

Attractions: A groomed trail system for skate skiers, classic skiing, and snowshoeing. The trails around Leavenworth’s National fish hatchery here are flat and well suited to both beginners or competitive snow lovers out for a work out. The views of the surrounding ridges of the Icicle River Valley are beautiful and, after fresh snow or a heavy frost, the area can be drop dead gorgeous.
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Seven Huskies, two Cougars invited to Combine

Potential first-round picks Budda Baker, Sidney Jones and John Ross III are among the seven Washington Huskies who have accepted invitations to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine beginning Feb. 28.

Cavs’ Love out six weeks

NEW YORK — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee in New York on Tuesday and is expected to miss six weeks.