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Photo by Brent Baker — The Tigers' Ryker Marchand looks for instruction moments before he pinned his Cashmere opponent on Friday, Feb. 3. Marchand finished third at 126 pounds to qualify for regionals.

Tigers take third at district, send 13 to regionals

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.

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Stats -n- Stuff, Jan. 30-Feb. 4

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 [...]

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John Stedtfeld (10) is mobbed by teammates, coaches and fans after his buzzer-beater lifted Tonasket to its first CTL victory since 2008.

It’s Over!!!

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.

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Oroville's Becky Arrigoni shoots for two points against the Manson Trojans at the Hornet's home game in Coulton Auditorium last Thursday.

Oroville girls top Manson twice in three days

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.

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Alex Alverez also won his match with a pin. Alverez, who was honored at Senior Night, is one of the most improved wrestlers on the Hornet team.

Hornets hit Republic for final league mixer

REPUBLIC – Oroville’s wrestlers spent most of Saturday, Jan. 28, jockeying for district tournament seeding at the final league mixer of the year at Republic, with five of the nine Hornets likely securing top-five positions for next weekend’s tournament.

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Cascade rolls past Tonasket boys

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade’s boys basketball team won just about every statistical battle with Tonasket on Saturday, Jan. 28, which went a long way toward explaining the margin of the Kodiaks’ 53-23 victory over the Tigers.

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Oroville's CJ Mathews heads skyward for a two-point jumper against the Trojans. Mathews had 12 points against Manson. In the previous match up against the Trojans Mathews had a triple double.

Oroville boys take two key games from Manson

MANSON – Oroville’s boys basketball team won its second game against Manson in a three-day period on Saturday, Jan. 28, using a suffocating full court press to break the game open early on the way to a 76-58 victory.

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The Tigers' Caleb Lofthus gets his Chelan opponent on his back at Saturday's dual meet.

Tiger wrestlers gear up for districts

TONASKET – The Tonasket wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with three Caribou Trail League dual meets last week as they geared up for post-season action that begins this Friday, Feb. 3.

The Tigers split a double dual at Cashmere on Wednesday, Jan. 25, losing 39-33 to Cashmere and defeating Cascade 56-24. Chelan topped the Tigers on Senior Night in their final home meet on Saturday, 42-30.

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Stats -n-Stuff, Jan. 24-31

Last week’s box scores; also includes district wrestling seedings, which were released after our print deadline.

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Brewster girls display CWL dominance over Oroville

There probably aren’t a whole lot of tears being shed in the Central Washington 2B League over the prospect of Brewster moving up to the 1A ranks next year. The Bears’ girls basketball team continued its two-year rampage through the league on Friday, Jan. 21, ripping past Oroville with 32 minutes of full court pressure, 63-28.

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