CHELAN — On August 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit famously strung a high wire across the Twin Towers of World Trade Center in New York City. With no harness, no nets and a 26-foot pole for balance, he successfully walked from one tower to the other, 110 stores and 1,362 feet above the lower Manhattan streets.
BREWSTER — When you’re pitching in your final regular season home game in front of friends and family, you of course want to play well. Brewster senior Raul Olvera obliterated the Billygoats batting order, striking out 10 en route to pitching a perfect game as the Bears took the opening game of Tuesday’s Central Washington B baseball doubleheader 10-0 from visiting Pateros. The Bears also won the nightcap 16-3.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee girls tennis team received a needed tune-up in the last week of the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s regular season. Led by a sweep from their double’s teams and two key singles wins, the Panthers beat West Valley 5-2 Friday at West Valley High School to move their perfect league record to 10-0.
Twice this season, the Chelan and Cascade boys soccer teams have played dramatic, intense and tight contests. Both times, Chelan has come away with big victories. On Thursday, they will meet once more, this time with the Caribou Trail League title on the line, after both posted shutout victories in the first round of the District playoffs Tuesday.
EPHRATA – The Ephrata boys tennis team flexed its collective muscles and tightened its grip as the best team in the Central Washington Athletic Conference with a 3-2 win over rival and second-placed Quincy on Tuesday afternoon.
YAKIMA — In their final regular-season outing, the Wenatchee girls golf team’s seniors put the finishing touches on careers to remember. Kadi Freund and Ali Brandt put forth solid showings in their senior-year swan song as Wenatchee won the sixth and final POD of the Columbia Basin Big Nine season.
The past month has taken the Olympic chase all over the globe. At the end of March, shortly after the last time I checked in, I boarded a flight in Seattle, my bags checked to Buenos Aires. That started what has now been a month on the road; four weekends of racing on three different continents; two trips back and fourth across the equator, and another over the international date line; Argentina, L.A., Monterey, Calif., and Australia.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Super Oval fans witnessed an interesting Northwest Super Late Model Series Leonard Evans 150 on Saturday night as the series made the first of two planned stops at WVSO in the 2016 season. The race included several lead changes and Shelby Thompson dominated the second half to take home his third career NWSLMS win.
Grady Miller should be flying high. He seemingly has it all — a scholarship for baseball, a large sum of friends, and a loving family. However, that’s only from the outside looking in. The route to gaining his scholarship has come with bumps and winds in the road, and his personal life seems to be crumbling.
QUINCY — With both the Quincy and Ephrata baseball teams tied for fourth in the Central Washington Athletic Conference Standings entering Saturday’s Battle of the Basin doubleheader, the right to host a first round district playoff game was on the line.
WENATCHEE — And that’s a wrap. In what was simply a matter of time, the Wenatchee baseball team clinched the Columbia Basin Big Nine title with a pair of 10-run victories over Sunnyside on Friday at Recreation Park. The Panthers, who remain the top ranked 4A team in Washington, won the first game 10-0 and then beat the Grizzlies 13-3 to run their flawless league record to 15-0.
PESHASTIN – On a sunny afternoon at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex, five meet records fell and another equaled as the Cashmere boys and Granite Falls girls took home the top spots at the 19th annual Reike Invitational hosted by Cascade on Friday.