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Brent Baker / staff photo — Matilde Pacheca celebrates with Jesus Alvarez (11) after Pacheca scored the equalizing goal late in the first half of Thursday's upset victory over Okanogan.

Tiger soccer squad upsets Okanogan

TONASKET – If the season had to end without a trip to the playoffs, this was the way to do it.

Tonasket’s soccer team was already looking to next year after surprising Okanogan on Thursday, May 3, 2-1. The Bullodgs went on to win their district playoff opener on Saturday and now play two seeding games on the way to playing in the state tournament.

“This was a great way to finish,” said Tonasket coach Jack Goyette. “We’ve been working hard all season, but we were a little down after a tough week. We’d taken some beatings, so it was nice to end this way.

Okanogan scored first, midway through the first half, but the Tigers got the equalizer just before half on a Matilde Pacheca shot from outside the box.

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Tigers 2nd in CTL; Hornets gear up for post-season

CASHMERE – Cashmere simply overwhelmed the field with sheer numbers at the Caribou Trail League championships on Friday, May 4.

But what Tonasket couldn’t match in quantity, it claimed in quality as the Tigers brought home five individual league titles on the boys side, to Cashmere’s six.

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Late comeback falls short for Oroville baseball

OROVILLE – Waterville’s baseball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and held on for an 8-3 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday, April 17.

Ned Mathis pitched and took the loss for Oroville.

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One-goal losses tough for Hornets

WINTHROP – Liberty Bell avenged an early-season defeat to Oroville on Saturday, April 21, edging the Hornets 4-3 in a Central Washington League game played 7-on-7 due to Oroville’s lack of available players.

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Hornet tennis blanks Wilson Creek

WILSON CREEK – Oroville’s tennis squad traveled to Wilson Creek to take on the Devils, with only three girls matches and no boys contests on the docket.

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Brent Baker / staff photoTonasket's Kjeld Williams was injured in a collision at third base during the Tigers' loss to Chelan last Tuesday.

Chelan comes back to scuttle Tonasket baseball team

TONASKET – The little things proved costly for the Tonasket baseball in team in their Tuesday, April 17, Caribou Trail League game with Chelan. The Tigers briefly took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, but had a golden opportunity to add to the lead that they couldn’t covert into more runs.

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Tonasket soccer stops streak

TONASKET – Luis Rivera scored twice in the opening 12 minutes to give the Tonasket boy soccer team and early lead, and the Tigers went on to defeat Cashmere 3-1 on Saturday, April 21.

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Tonasket Junior Rodeo Results

TONASKET – Results for the Tonasket Junior Rodeo, held Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds, are as follows.

The four saddle-winners were Cayden Diefenbach of Omak for all-around Intermediate/Senior Cowgirl; Zachary Raley of Brush Prairie for Intermediate/Senior Cowboy; Tonasket’s Brooke Richey for all-around Pee-Wee/Junior Cowgirl; and Chantz Popelier of Omak for all-around Pee-Wee/Junior Cowboy.

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Waterville softball overcomes Hornets

The Oroville softball team scored a season-best 10 runs in its first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Waterville, but it wasn’t enough to get the Hornets in the win column as the Shockers claimed an 18-10 victory.

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Oroville soccer battles low numbers

The 4-1 loss at Bridgeport didn’t disappoint Oroville boys soccer coach Mike Pitts in the least bit.

Having to play the game 9-on-11 was another matter.

With only nine players available for their Saturday, April 14, match against the Mustangs, Pitts hoped that Bridgeport would be willing to match the Hornets’ numbers, as other teams have this season.

No such luck.

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