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Photo by Brent Baker - The Tigers' Laz Ortega fends off Brewster's Easton Driessen during first round action at the Brewster Christmas Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Tonasket boys bounce back from disappointing loss at tournament

Tonasket turned around 20 hours after its disappointing loss to Brewster to run past Republic 59-26 on Friday, Dec. 30, and take third place at the Brewster Christmas Tournament.

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Sports Stats Dec. 18-24

If you missed the Stats-n-Stuff in this week’s print edition … here they are!

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Photo by Brent Baker - The Hornets' Luke Kindred had two key baskets in overtime to help Oroville finish off its 26-point comeback victory over Omak on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Huge Hornet comeback stuns Omak

OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team gave its fans a Christmas gift that had the Hornets’ own coach scratching his head.

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Photo by Brent Baker - Callie Barker had several key baskets for Oroville during its come-from-behind victory over Omak.

Oroville girls bounce Omak

The Oroville girls basketball team might have thought it would have trouble matching up with Omak with leading scorer Kelsey Hughes sidelined after having her wisdom teeth removed.

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Photo by Brent Baker - Tonasket's Dillon Zemtseff drives to the basket during the Tigers' win on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Tonasket boys throttle Bridgeport

Everyone saw plenty of action for the Tonasket boys basketball team on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as the Tigers built a huge early lead and cruised to a 75-37 victory over Bridgeport.

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Tigers catch fire, nip Fillies with comeback

It took a quarter for the Tonasket girls basketball team to get untracked on defense, and a half to get the offense rolling.

But that was enough for the Tigers, as they bounced back from an 11-point deficit on Dec. 20 to beat Bridgeport 42-37.

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The Tigers' Collin Aitcheson had his way in the 120 pound title bout at Thursday's NOHI tournament, winning by a 16-0 technical fall.

Tigers win Oroville’s NOHI

Tonasket’s wrestling team placed seven wrestlers in the championship matches of their respective weight classes to key a first place showing at Oroville’s North Okanogan Holiday Invitational on Thursday, Dec. 22.

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Sports Stats, Dec. 11-17

Boys Basketball Last week’s scores: Saturday, Dec. 17 Tonasket 77, Liberty Bell 60 (NL) Cheney 54, Okanogan 53 – 2 OT (NL) Pateros 61, Kittitas 51 (NL) Manson def. Waterville Lake Roosevelt 64, Wellpinit 34 (Lake Roosevelt tourney championship) Omak 77, Bridgeport 48 (Lake Roosevelt tourney consolation) Friday, Dec. 16 Cashmere 70, Brewster 51 (NL) [...]

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Photo by A.J. BakerThe Hornets' C.J. Mathews flies in to swat away John Stedtfeld's 3-point attempt during Oroville's victory over the Tigers.

Oroville boys nip Tonasket in rematch

Hornets make clutch plays in final seconds to ice victory

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Oroville girls hang on to edge Tigers

OROVILLE – Oroville’s girls basketball team got a bit of payback on their rivals from Tonasket, but it wasn’t easy. The Hornets held on for a 35-31 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to earn a split of the season series. The Tigers won the first game 10 days earlier, 32-31. “I was kind of disappointed [...]

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