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Willie Ives, Omak, Jeremy Ives’ cousin, riding in the Jeremy Ives Open Bull Riding Memorial on Saturday, June 5. Photo by Terry Mills

Over $14,000 paid out at 6th Annual Jeremy Ives Open Bull Riding Memorial

TONASKET – Over $14,000 was paid out among the top 10 riders at the 6th Annual Jeremy Ives Open Bull Riding Memorial, held at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 in conjunction with the 75th Tonasket Founders Day Weekend.

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U.S. Border Patrol seizes ‘BC Bud’ near Chesaw

CHESAW – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately $350,000 worth of high-grade marijuana also known as “BC Bud” near Chesaw on May 14.

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Tonasket junior Brett Hendrick prepares to hit the ball back to his opponent during the State Tennis Tournament in Yakima on Friday, May 28. Hendrick won his first match against Sully Blake of St. George’s 6-0, 6-0, lost his second match against Daniel

Brett Hendrick finished sixth at state tennis

YAKIMA – For the second consecutive year, Tonasket tennis player Brett Hendrick placed sixth at the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 1B/2B/1A State Tennis Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Center, held on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29.

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Tonasket sophomore Damon Halvorsen running in the 3200 meter race on Saturday, May 29 at the State Track meet in Cheney. Halvorsen finished the race in 11th place with a time of 10:27, a personal record and only six seconds behind the seventh place runner

Tigers set personal records at state meet

CHENEY – Three Tonasket track runners competed in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s 1A State Track Meet at Eastern Washington University last weekend with one of them setting personal records in two events.

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The 2010 boys’ soccer team at their banquet on Monday, May 24, where several team members were presented with Caribou Trail All-League awards and many of them also received varsity letters. Photo by Emily Hanson

Awards presented at Tiger soccer banquet

TONASKET – Several Tonasket boys’ soccer players were presented with Caribou Trail All-League Awards and varsity letters during the team’s banquet on Monday, May 24.

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Founders Day weekend activities begin Thursday night

TONASKET – The Founders Day weekend activities will begin tonight, Thursday, June 3, with the annual barbecue and kids’ games at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.

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Leona and Ralph Longanecker, shown here with their miniature schnauzer Shotzie, have been chosen as the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals.Photo by Terry Mills

Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ralph and Leona Longanecker say they are honored to be the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.

“It’s a humbling thing to think of all the people deserving of this honor and you want to represent all those unsung people well,” Ralph said. “It takes a lot of people to make a community function and one person can change the world, but it takes a lot of people to change a lot of things in this world.”

Leona said she wanted to thank everyone who chose her and her husband for this award.

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Lady Hornet Chandra Hutsell stretches to make the forced out at first base a close call going against the Liberty Bell runner. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville Fastpitch heading to State

OROVILLE – After defeating the number three ranked Liberty Bell Lady Lions at home at districts, the Hornets assured themselves a place in the upcoming State Fastpitch Tournament – it was just unforeseen if they would go in as the number one or number two seed.

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Tonasket senior Karl Bharucha (left) stays ready for his Okanogan opponents to send the ball back his way after his teammate, senior Damon Sprague, sent it flying over the net. Bharucha and Sprague won the match 6-1, 6-3 but lost in the finals match to th

Tigers boys’ tennis ties Omak for district title

OMAK – At the conclusion of the district finals tennis tournament in Omak on Saturday, May 22, the Tonasket boys’ tennis team tied the Omak boys’ team for the district title while two Tigers also qualified for the state meet in Yakima this weekend.

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Tonasket sophomore Kyndra Dellinger (left) and junior Jessica Spear running together in the 1600 meter race at the District Six 1A Championship on Friday, May 21. Spear finished in second place at 5:46.85, qualifying her for a trip to the state meet, whil

Three Tigers headed to state track meet

CASHMERE – Three Tonasket track athletes qualified to compete at the state track meet at the District Six 1A Championship on Friday, May 21 in Cashmere.

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