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