Sports and Outdoors

Tonasket dodges Oroville’s upset bid

Despite playing short-handed, Oroville gave Tonasket everything it could handle in Tuesday’s non-conference volleyball opener for both teams. Tonasket’s Devan Utt served up three straight aces to put the Tigers in control of the fifth and decisive game of a 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-6) victory.

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Oroville School Board OKs eighth graders in some high school sports

OROVILLE – After tabling the issue two weeks ago, the Oroville School Board approved a one-year pilot program allowing eighth graders to participate in high school sports. The eighth graders can only play in sports that do not offer junior high teams in these particular sports though. And, the decision has to be approved by [...]

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Brewster stymies Hornets to start season

The stakes weren’t as high, but the result was the same. Oroville’s football team suffered a 21-6 loss in its opening contest of the season Friday, Aug. 31, managing just 140 yards of offense and committing a pair of costly second half turnovers.

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Tigers blast Bridgeport in opener

Tonasket’s football team dominated Bridgeport in its season opener on Friday, Aug. 31, behind four touchdowns by Michael Orozco.

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UPDATED HIgh School Sports Schedule, Aug. 30-Sept. 8

Friday, Aug. 31

Football (varsity) – Brewster at Oroville, 7:00 pm

Football (varsity) – Bridgeport at Tonasket, 7:00 pm

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Brent Baker / staff photoTonasket's Collin Aitcheson, shown here at last year's WIAA state wrestling tournament, competed in July at the USAW Junior Greco Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.

Tonasket’s Aitcheson competes at Greco nationals

TONASKET – Collin Aitcheson probably didn’t know what he was getting into when he and some of his Tonasket High School wrestling teammates started dabbling in Greco-Roman wrestling last spring.

For Aitcheson, it meant a summer filled with the kind of training in a new variety of the sport and a trip to Fargo, North Dakota, in July to compete in the USAW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals tournament.

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Brent Baker / staff photoForty years after a disastrous Olympics experience, Doris Heritage is still providing wisdom and encouragement to athletes -- and, occasionally, their parents.

Half-Baked: An encounter with my favorite Olympian

I’m one of those people who can’t quite get enough of the Olympics. I won’t confess to being a rhythmic gymnastics addict, but I love watching some of the lesser-known sports and seeing the same levels of skill and passion we often see elsewhere. Watching a bunch of NBA stars jumping around like high school kids after winning gold was pretty cool.

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Tonasket youth football sign-ups Monday

TONASKET – Registration for Tonasket Youth Football will take place on Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Tonasket High School football field.

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Brent Baker / staff photoViews of the Similkameen River abound on the trail, particularly on the more rugged upper half.

Strolling the Similkameen trail

OROVILLE – Sometimes it’s those things in your own back yard that are least appreciated.

It’s pretty early in the game to render a final verdict on whether or not the Similkameen Trail is properly appreciated, but its easy access, dual starting points and status as part of the Pacific Northwest Trail make it one of the area’s most family-friendly trails.

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Brian Tanzman at the Similkameen Trailhead in Oroville. Tanzman is hiking the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and Oroville is the halfway point. He spent a few days resting up at the Camaray Motel before continuing his journey up the Sim

Take a hike

OROVILLE – Brian Tanzman, just back from hiking 2,000 miles in New Zealand, decided he’d like to try the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT). Oroville is the halfway point on his journey, which began in Glacier National Park on June 26.

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