High School JV / Varsity Sports This Week Friday, Feb. 17 WR – Oroville / Tonasket qualifiers at State Finals, Tacoma Dome – first session begins 10:00 a.m. BB (Var) – Oroville vs. Manson at 2B District 5/6 Tournament – at Eastmont High School 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 WR – Oroville / Tonasket qualifiers [...]
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OROVILLE – There wasn’t much that Oroville girls basketball coach Mike Bourn liked about the Hornets’ 61-22 loss to Brewster on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Bears threw their relentless full court pressure at the Hornets – for all 32 minutes, even though the game was quickly in hand – and were never challenged in handing Oroville a decisive defeat.
COULEE DAM – Seven of eight Oroville wrestlers survived Saturday’s Class B sub-regional at Lake Roosevelt to advance to next weekend’s regional tournament and a chance to qualify for the state finals.
Kittitas claimed team honors, edging Liberty Bell by 12 points for the top spot. Oroville placed eighth out of 12 teams.
TONASKET – With one mad full-court dash to cap a desperate fourth quarter rally, four years of frustration ended in sweet, tearful bedlam for the Tonasket boys basketball team.
Just as the Tigers cut down a 49-game Caribou Trail League losing streak with Thursday’s 56-55 victory over Omak, so did they cut down the net as part of an emotional post-game celebration with families and classmates that was more a catharsis than it was pure jubilation.
TONASKET – Defense may win championships, but not without the rebounding and offense to go with it
Though the score didn’t show it, the Tonasket girls basketball team played a far better overall game against Omak in their second meeting with the Pioneers on Thursday, Feb. 2, than it did a couple of weeks ago. Difficulties with rebounding and scoring proved to be the difference in a 47-30 loss that was was much closer than that through the first three quarters.
When it comes to high school sports, it’s always about much more than just the final score.
Admittedly, moments like those following Tonasket’s streak-breaking, 56-55 victory over Omak last Thursday that make the value of school sports easier appreciate.
It was a sweet victory for the Tigers, to be sure. And while it’s easy to get excited about a one-point buzzer-beater, the depth of emotion in the post-game celebration spoke to a lot more than just a victory in a game.
At the start of the season, even Tonasket wrestling coach Dave Mitchell wasn’t sure what to expect from his youthful squad. With 13 Tigers advancing to this weekend’s regional meet, including four freshmen and four sophomores, Tonasket’s third place finish Saturday at the 1A District 6 tournament was what Mitchell had hoped for.
High School JV / Varsity Sports This Week Thursday, Feb. 9 BB (JV/Var) – Oroville at Liberty Bell 6:00 / 7:30 p.m. GB (Var/JV) – Oroville at Liberty Bell 6:00 / 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 WR – Oroville qualifers at Regionals (at Kittitas) TBA Saturday, Feb. 11 WR – Tonasket qualifiers at Regionals (at [...]
John Stedtfeld went coast-to-coast in the final 4.9 seconds and hit a short jumper at the buzzer to lift Tonasket to a 56-55 victory over Omak on Thursday, Feb. 2. It snapped a 49-game Caribou Trail League losing streak for the Tigers dating to Jan. 29, 2008, when they beat Omak 58-54.
MANSON – Oroville’s girls basketball team moved into a virtual tie for third place in the Central Washington League North Division with a pair of victories over Manson last week, including a 45-21 win on the Trojans’ home floor on Saturday, Jan. 28.