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Prep spotlight: Cashmeres Abbie Johnson has taken the lessons she learned as an underclassman to help lead this year’s Bulldogs to the top of the 1A girls hoops state rankings

Three years ago, Abbie Johnson was a small fish in a big pond; a freshman starter for a veteran Cashmere girls basketball team with high aspirations. Today, the size of the pond is still the same, as Cashmere once again harbors hopes of a deep run in the 1A girls basketball state tournament. But Johnson is no longer the frightened freshman. Instead, the now-senior is the driving force leading the Bulldogs on a season-long journey toward greatness.

Correction on “Game Night at Town Toyota Center” article

In the article “Game Night at Town Toyota Center,” published on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the author refers to public address announcer Ernie Rodriguez as Ernie Williams. The mistake has been corrected in the online version. 

Wild shoot 61 shots, beat Coquitlam

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild made quick work of the visiting Coquitlam Express during a rare British Columbia Hockey League Monday night matchup at Town Toyota Center.

Game night at Town Toyota Center

WENATCHEE – It’s game night at Town Toyota Center, and although the game doesn’t start for another 10 hours, the people who make the building tick are already filtering in. The hockey players and coaches who make up the league-leading Wenatchee Wild are only a fraction of the equation when it comes to hosting a home game at TTC. The Wild organization and employees of Town Toyota Center must act and function as a well-oiled unit – must act like a family if you ask those involved – for Game ...

Prep Saturday: Ephrata takes bronze at River City wrestling duals

POST FALLS, Idaho — The Ephrata wrestling team bounced back from a rough opening-day performance to capture first place in the bronze bracket of the River City Duals in Post Falls, Idaho on Saturday. Tigers freshman Mac Laird and sophomore lightweight Sammy Flores both finished the tournament undefeated.

Wild cruise to comfortable win over Capitals

WENATCHEE — A night after clinching a postseason berth, the Wenatchee Wild kept their momentum going, putting together an impressive performance at both ends of the ice in a 6-0 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Town Toyota Center on Saturday. It was Wenatchee’s fourth consecutive victory.

Prep Friday: Cashmere girls basketball team stays perfect with comeback win over Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The Cashmere girls basketball team has proved throughout most of the season that it can win by putting a pounding on its opponents and the scoreboard, but Friday night at Okanogan High School’s Dawson Gymnasium, Cashmere proved it can also win a defensive slugfest. Cashmere defeated Okanogan 42-34 to remain unbeaten for the season.

Prep focus: Chelan boys basketball team extend lead in CTL with win over Omak

CHELAN — In the program’s first season since the retirement of longtime coach Joe Harris, the Chelan boys basketball team hasn’t missed a beat. The Goats entered Friday’s game with Omak atop the Caribou Trail League standings with a 5-1 record in league games, and they had a chance to separate even further from the pack with the second-place Pioneers visiting Chelan.

Kapeikis takes his figure skating talents to biggest stage

WENATCHEE — As soon as he could walk, 12-year-old figure skating prodigy Liam Kapeikis was on skates. Both of Liam’s parents, Louise and Paul Kapeikis, skated with Disney on Ice years ago and Liam’s sister Kaela currently skates for the dazzling Disney program.

Prep Tuesday: Omak boys basketball team storms back to beat Okanogan

OMAK — Big things are happening for the Omak High School boys basketball team. As the Pioneers compete for their first Caribou Trail League title in recent memory, their challenge Tuesday was the second of three meetings this season with cross-town rival Okanogan. 

Prep focus: Entiat boys basketball team holds off Pateros

ENTIAT — The Entiat boys basketball team didn’t have its best game Tuesday night. After jumping out to an early lead, the Tigers watched visiting Pateros get right back into the game to set up a tense second half.
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Prep focus: Ephrata boys basketball team zooms past Quincy

QUINCY — Friday’s game between the Quincy and Ephrata boys basketball teams was always going to come down to whichever team could control the tempo of the contest. It was the visiting Tigers who were able to do so.