Sports and Outdoors

Speiker’s record-setting weekend

CHENEY – Sierra Speiker runs with such precision, you could calibrate a metronome to her pace. And despite a ruthless drive to achieve sometimes unattainable goals, she has carried herself with such grace that often her vanquished competitors are as excited as Speiker after the Oroville senior leaves them quickly receding in the rear view [...]

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Slideshow | Founders Day Weekend

Founders Day Parade, Shane Proctor Invitational Rodeo, Tonasket Street Dance … we may not have seen it all, but we saw a lot!

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Arrigoni completes jump from small town to big stage

Oroville grad qualifies for NCAA D-1 national meet CHENEY – A bet to get her high school teammate to play soccer, a community college basketball scholarship and the discovery of a new sport were just the beginning for Catie Arrigoni. The 2011 Oroville High School graduate, now attending Eastern Washington University, ran cross country her [...]

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Rain clears out for Oroville invite

Tigers, Hornets gear up for post-season OROVILLE – A monsoon-like deluge delayed the start of Saturday’s Draggoo Financial Oroville Invitational, but once the rain was finished, the weather cooperated on about as nice a day as one could hope for at a spring track meet. That translated into a lot of personal bests for quite [...]

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Spring 2014 Standings, Scores and Schedules

Track & Field Top Performances Oroville team page (athletic.net) Tonasket team page (athletic.net)

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Oroville falls to DeSales, ends breakthrough season | Slideshow

RICHLAND – Oroville’s record-breaking girls basketball season came to an end Saturday in Richland as the DeSales Irish pulled away in the second half to post a 50-32 victory over the Hornets in 2B regional action. DeSales advances to the eight-team state tournament in Spokane next weekend. The Hornets, playing in their first-ever state regional [...]

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Half-Baked

Pay now, or pay later; don’t give Alternative/Outreach the short shrift

A few years ago, my buddy Phil (a youth pastor) and I led a group of high school students on a church mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. For nearly two weeks we split time working with various construction projects and interacting with younger kids in various areas around the city.

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Oroville girls to Sweet 16 | Updated

WENATCHEE – The Oroville girls basketball team had swept Lake Roosevelt in their two regular-season contests. But that didn’t mean a thing Saturday as the Raiders pushed the Hornets into overtime before Oroville pulled away to a 51-38 victory. The Hornets reached the regional round of 16 for the first time in school history. Oroville [...]

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Juarez is state runner-up; three Tigers, one Hornet medal | Mat Classic Day 2

TACOMA – Tonasket sophomore Jorge Juarez got his first shot at a state title on Saturday, Feb. 22. Unfortunately for the 132-pounder, that shot came against three-time state champion Josh Crager. Make that: four-time state champion Josh Crager. Juarez battled into the third period, giving up three takedowns and a three-point nearfall while scoring a [...]

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Tonasket’s Rawley, Juarez reach semifinals | Day 1 final update

Three Tonasket wrestlers, three Hornets survive into second day at Mat Classic   Rundown of Caribou Trail League and North Central Washington area Class 1B/2B wrestlers   1A Team: 1. Blaine 65; 9. Quincy 33; 14. Chelan 30; 16. Tonasket 24; 24. Omak 12; 29. Okanogan 9; Cashmere 9; Cascade 7; 40. Brewster 4.   [...]

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