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.
Sports and Outdoors
OROVILLE – This weekend offered much to do and see throughout Oroville with Heritage Days, the Fly-in and the Can Am Apple Cup.
Heritage Days featured music in the park and an extended Farmer’s Market, exhibits at the Depot Museum, spinning wheel demonstrations, plant sale and pie and homemade ice cream. There was also a tractor show and competition. The Fly-in featured a breakfast put on by the Boy Scouts, airplane rides and a couple of exciting fly-bys.
The Can-Am Apple Cup, back after a miss last year, was back on Lake Osoyoos off Oroville’s Deep Bay Park last weekend.
“I think it was a great success,” said a tired Jinnie Bartholomew, who with her husband led the move to bring powerboat racing back to Oroville.
TONASKET – Noise, smoke and dirt filled the air at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, July 14, as the Tonasket Comancheros hosted their Third Annual Truck and Tractor Pulls.
Actually, it was a two-day event, with local amateurs making a go at it on Friday. Saturday had its fill of local talent as well, but most of the anticipation was for the professionals of the Moonlighter Pulling Team of Spokane and their modified diesel trucks, smoker tractors and multi-engine tractors.
CHESAW – Talon Kartchner was named Senior All Around Cowboy and Corey Olson Junior All Around Cowboy at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo.
Kartchner, from Republic, took first place in the Bareback and third in the Senior Cow Riding. He teamed up with Steve Kartchner, also of Republic, to take third in the Wild Cow Milking, as well. Olson, of Chesaw, took second in the Pee Wee Barrels.
Submitted by Linda Baker
Bible Faith Family Church
OROVILLE – On June 16th, Bible Faith Family Church hosted their first youth bass tournament of the year on Osoyoos Lake in Oroville. BFFC has been a proud host of these annual events since 2007. Every summer BFFC puts on three youth bass tournaments open to any pair or fishermen (girl or boy) from ages 7-17.
Submitted by Gene Bussell – Liar’s Cove
CONCONULLY – We are full for the 4th of July Celebration and that is nice.
Still, fishing has been a little slow. The bass are starting to bite.
TONASKET – Trevor Terris’s long-range goals involve being involved with sports.
So when he found out he was selected as one of six incoming juniors across the state to be on the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s LEAP (Leadership through Education, Activities, and Personal Development) committee), Terris saw it as a part of his big picture.
Note: honorable mentions list only Tonasket and Oroville entries. BASEBALL All-Caribou Trail League Player of the Year: Kyle Weiler, Cashmere Coach of the Year: Jeff Carlson, Cashmere Sportsmanship: Tonasket 1st Team Kyle Weiler, Cashmere, sr. Colton Loomis, Cashmere, sr. Alex Chipman, Cashmere, sr. Cooper Elliott, Cashmere, sr. Mitchell Darlington, Cashmere, sr. Jake Dilly, Cashmere, sr. [...]
TONASKET – Colby Reily of Stratford, WA, claimed the 8th Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bullriding title at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 1-2, as the only bullrider to score in the short go to conclude the competition.
Summary of how Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League North Division teams and athletes fared in state tournament competition over Memorial Day weekend.