Sports and Outdoors

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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Trey-less Hornets fall at Brewster

Much of Oroville’s success this season has come from its 3-point shooting prowess. So when the Hornets got shut out from behind the arc, while Brewster hit 10 triples in Friday’s contest, the result was predictable. The Bears’ 68-53 victory wasn’t at all surprising in that context.

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Photo by Brent Baker — Devan Utt battles with Omak's Shawnee Covington for a loose ball during the Tigers' loss to the Pioneers on Jan. 19.

Pioneers’ final flurry downs Tiger girls

Tonasket’s girls basketball team had a five point lead and plenty of momentum late in the third quarter at Omak. It wasn’t enough to carry the Tigers to victory as the Pioneers awoke with a 21-5 run to pull away to what ended up as a 53-45 victory for the ladies in red and black.

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Photo by Brent Baker — John Stedtfeld tries to get to the hoop against Omak on Jan. 17, but picks up a charging call for hits efforts.

Slow start costs Tigers against Chelan

For weeks the third quarter proved to be the Tonasket boys basketball team’s undoing. On Friday, Jan. 20, it was the first quarter. The Tigers put together a solid effort over the final 24 minutes against visiting Chelan, but after falling into a 13-5 hole to start the game it wasn’t enough as the Goats held on for a 59-46 victory.

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The Tigers' Kevin Aitcheson hung on against Brewster's Erik Gomez into the third period of his 152-lb. match with Brewter's Erik Gomez before being pinned.

Oroville wrestlers win 12 of 15

Tonasket and Oroville each wrestled just once in the past week, but both had successful outings.

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Stats -n- Stuff, Jan. 17-21

Scores and box scores that didn’t make it into the printed edition. Up-to-date standings can be found by clicking on the links in the right column of the Sports & Outdoors page.

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