The number three proved simultaneously exhilarating and devastating. The Okanogan and Cascade girls soccer teams played for state championships Saturday in matches with identical scores, one crowning a champion, the other ending a great season.
SUMNER — Drama is the spice of sports. While a win is a win, by definition, victory tastes a little sweeter when flavored by late-game dramatics. The Okanogan girls soccer team enjoyed both drama and victory in a 2-1 shootout win over Adna on Friday in a 1B/2B state tournament semifinal contest at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium.
The Cascade and La Salle girls soccer teams had one loss each entering their 1A state quarterfinal match at Marquette Stadium in Yakima on Saturday. After their 2-0 victory, the Kodiaks are two wins away from a state championship.
WENATCHEE— This one stings. The Venom Vipers injected some late-game venom into the Wenatchee Wild to poison what would have been the home team’s fourth win in a row. But an overtime goal from Vernon’s Jimmy Lambert gave the Vipers a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Wenatchee Saturday in front of 3,011 disappointed fans at the Town Toyota Center.
OKANOGAN — Okanogan continued its run to a second consecutive 2B state football championship Friday night as the Bulldogs dismantled Davenport 52-7 at Okanogan High School in a first-round 2B state tournament game.
YAKIMA – The Cascade volleyball team beat Kiona-Benton and Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) in the first two rounds of the 1A state volleyball tournament on Friday at Yakima's SunDome, advancing to Saturday's semifinal.
TACOMA — The strength of the Wenatchee girls soccer team all season long has been its defense. On Tuesday, the Panthers' defenders were overwhelmed by Bellarmine Prep, which ended Wenatchee’s season with a 4-0 home win in the first round of the 4A state tournament.
The Wenatchee girls swimming and diving team will have 20 splashes (or chances to score points) at Saturday’s 4A state swimming and diving meet in Federal Way. The Panthers qualified for all three relay races and 17 individual swims.
EAST WENATCHEE -- As a second-year program, the Eastmont bowling team took third place at the 4A state meet last year. To dethrone the powerful Wenatchee squad was a feat in itself, but to make it to the podium at state is something much different.