YAKIMA – Tonasket’s Anthony Verhasselt competed Friday, May 25, at the state 1B/2B/1A tennis championships in Yakima, but bowed out after losing his two matches.
Sports and Outdoors
CHENEY – Tonasket’s state 1A finals representatives ran the races they wanted to last weekend.
It wasn’t enough for Damon Halvorsen or the boys 4×100 relay team to bring home a medal, but both came close.
Cashmere baseball, Chelan boys soccer, Okanogan Softball and Cascade softball were the lone Caribou Trail League teams still standing after regional playoff action last weekend, while Pateros and Brewster advanced to the state 2B fastpitch softball tournament.
CHELAN – Oroville’s boys golf team earned a second place finish at the 1B/2B district tournament on Monday, May 14, on the strength of three golfers that qualified for the state finals.
EAST WENATCHEE – Nine Oroville track athletes will be heading to the Class 2B state track and field finals this weekend in 11 events.
It was very nearly a lot more than that.
The Hornets had four individuals and one relay that came one place away from qualifying for state in an additional eight events. Fortunately, most actually did qualify in other events.
OMAK – Tonasket’s Anthony Verhasselt overcame a semifinal loss to win out through the consolation bracket and earn a return trip to the state 1B/2B/1A state finals next weekend.
Verhasselt, seeded fourth entering the two-weekend district tournament, lost his semifinal match to Manuel Perez of Liberty Bell, but bounced back to defeat Omak’s Greg Sklar in straight sets in loser-out, winner-to-state match.
CASHMERE – It wasn’t a great day for the Caribou Trail League at Friday’s Bi-District 6/7 regional meet.
But don’t tell that to Damon Halvorsen or Tonasket’s 4×100 boys relay team.
Halvorsen was one of just five CTL boys or girls to win a regional title in 35 events, and the sprint relay sped to a runner-up finish behind Riverside to clinch the Tigers two spots at next weekend’s 1A state championships.
OROVILLE – Chris Corey and Jerrod Gibbons were the big winners in this year’s May Festival Bass Tournament with a team total of five fish weighing 26.74 pounds.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s track and field teams are peaking at just the right time.
The Hornets, competing against schools their own size after spending much of the regular season going against larger schools at big invitationals, showed they were ready for the post-season Thursday, May 10, with the girls team winning the Central Washington League North Sub-district meet by more than 50 points. The boys were edged by Liberty Bell in a two-way race for the team title.
“The boys and girls really stepped up with 12 PRs,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “We got 19 of our 23 athletes through to the district meet.”
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Baseball, fastpitch softball and boys soccer playoffs are underway, and while neither Tonasket nor Oroville are involved, the Tigers’ soccer squad can at least take some satisfaction in knowing they made their mark against a couple of state tournament-bound squads.