Sports and Outdoors

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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Can Am Apple Cup holds successful powerboat races on Lake Osoyoos

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.

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T.J. Tjoelker's "Runnin' in the Red" throws off plenty of heat at Saturday's Truck and Tractor Pulls.

Truck and Tractor Pull roars through Tonasket

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.

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Corey Olson of Chesaw throws a loop in the Junior Breakaway Roping at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Olson, who took second place in the Pee Wee Barrels earned Junior All Around Cowboy honors. Photo by Gary DeVon

Kartchner and Olson earn All Around Cowboy at Chesaw Rodeo accolades

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.

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Jonathan Arnold and his Big Fish Award Big Smallmouth poses with MaKenna Reed.

Youth bass tournament results

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.

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Hunter Peebles and his grandfather Dave caught their limit of Kokanee trolling at Liar's Cove using a flasher and Wedding Ring combination

Bass biting at Liar’s Cove

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.

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Tonasket's Trevor Terris was selected as one of six high school juniors to join the WIAA's LEAP committee for the next two years.

Tonasket’s Trevor Terris gets LEAP bid

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.

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Spring All-League Teams and Final Standings

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. [...]

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The kids' chicken "race" is one of the most popular events at the Founders Day Rodeo

Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Results

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.

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State Finals Round-up

Summary of how Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League North Division teams and athletes fared in state tournament competition over Memorial Day weekend.

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