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Prep Saturday: Starting pitching lifts Cashmere baseball team over Chelan

CHELAN — Starting pitchers Garrett Tarver and Jay Lightfoot were money on the mound for the Cashmere baseball team Saturday at Mountain Goat Field in Chelan, where the Bulldogs swept Chelan with relative ease. Cashmere’s pitching staff completed the doubleheader without allowing an earned run and the Bulldogs bats came alive as Cashmere won the opener 10-1 and took game two 9-1.

Prep focus: Eastmont softball team cruises in doubleheader against Ike

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont softball team was clicking in all three phases of the game Friday. With a strong offensive showing and a sparkling defensive performance buoying a pair of complete-game efforts from their two starting pitchers, the Wildcats completed a sweep of their first three-game series of Columbia Basin Big Nine play, dispatching visiting Eisenhower in both ends of a doubleheader at Sterling Park in East Wenatchee by 12-4 and 12-3 margins, respectively.

Prep Thursday: Wenatchee boys golf team wins first CBBN tournament

YAKIMA — While they lack the top-end performance of teams like Eisenhower and West Valley, the Wenatchee Panthers boys golf team proved Thursday why it pays to have the most consistent roster in the league. The Panthers fired a total of five rounds of 94 or lower en route to a team score of 346 and a 20-stroke victory over second place West Valley at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima.

Gonzaga survives, advances to the Elite Eight

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a messy game dictated by fouls and defense, it was defense that won the game for Gonzaga and sent the top-seeded Bulldogs to the Elite Eight after a 61-58 victory over fourth-seeded West Virginia.

Wenatchee School of Karate performs well at championships

YAKIMA — Lauren Van Winkle led the Wenatchee School of Karate by being the third woman ever crowned as the adult black belt grand champion in kata at the Central Washington Championship at Yakima Valley Community College on March 18. Ayden Bailey and Drew Pomeroy took home trophies as the junior grand champions in kata and kumite, respectively.

Wild season over after 3-2 loss to Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild’s season came to end on Wednesday night when the Chilliwack Chiefs came from behind to win 3-2, completing the 4-0 Mainland Division finals sweep over Wenatchee at Prospera Centre north of the border.

Wild lose Game 3, on the brink of elimination

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — After a scoreless first period in Game 3 of the British Columbia Hockey League’s Mainland division finals, the host Chilliwack Chiefs scored three goals in both the second and third periods to beat the Wenatchee Wild 6-2 on Tuesday night at Prospera Centre.

Prep baseball preview: Swinging for the fences | NCW teams ready for another season on the diamond

A long winter has slowed the start of the baseball season considerably, but that has done little to dampen the optimism around the diamonds of North Central Washington, even if most teams haven’t been able to actually get out on those diamonds often. And — despite many groups being forced to spend the first few weeks of their seasons inside — there’s good reason for that optimism.

Wenatchee tennis team’s state returners come back swinging

With eight state-qualifying players returning to the Wenatchee varsity tennis team — four boys and four girls — the group is chock-full of veterans aching for another chance at the state tournament with a new captain at the helm. 

Sollom | Swinging in the rain

When my wife informs me that she is hosting book club for 10 of her gal pals, my first thought is, “Maybe I should get out of town for a day or two and, what else, play golf.”