Sports and Outdoors

Hornet volleyballers make All-League Honorable Mention

OROVILLE – Three Lady Hornets have been selected for Honorable Mention to this season’s 2B All-League team.

Lacy Forrester, Jessica Hutsell and Daniela Ortega from Oroville were selected for the honor in the Central Washington B League ballot.

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State champion Sierra Speiker at last Saturday’s tournament held in Yakima. Photo by Bob Thornton

Sierra Speiker is 2010 State B Cross Country champion

YAKIMA – Freshman Sierra Speiker, Oroville’s top cross country runner, broke course records all season long and now has earned first place in the State B Cross Country meet held in Pasco last Saturday.

Speiker led her next closest opponent, Morgan Wilson from Colfax by nearly 13 seconds to win her race. Speiker controlled the race, staying about ten meters ahead of Wilson, then accelerated up Heartbreak Hill and pulled away to win by a comfortable margin.

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Quarterback Preston Iverson stretches for the goal line bringing the ball within striking distance for the Hornets. Iverson rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries in the State playoff game against White Swan. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville football defeats White Swan in State playoff game

OROVILLE – The Hornets’ 37 to seven victory over the White Swan Cougars gives them a third seed in the State playoffs and sets them up for a game against Waitsburg/Prescott Cardinals at Waitsburg High School on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

“The defense stepped up and played a great game,” said Hornet Coach Tam Hutchinson about the White Swan game. “Tyler Clark had his best game this year with 10 primary tackles and five assist.”

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Hornet Football defeats Liberty Bell 60 to 0

OROVILLE – After suffering their first season loss at home against the Brewster Bears, the Hornets hit the road to ring Liberty Bell’s bell 56 to six last Friday.

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The Oroville Hornets Girls Cross Country team of Sierra Speiker, Catie Arrigoni, Callie Barker, Katie Tietje, Ali Miller and Reinna Quick have all qualified for State. Zach Speiker has qualified for the Oroville boys.

Hornet girls’ team qualifies for State

WENATCHEE -The Oroville Hornets Girls Cross Country team has qualified for state by winning at the regional meet in Wenatchee.

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Tonasket senior linebacker Dustin Silverthorn (33) wraps up an Okanogan Bulldog with the help of sophomore linebacker Dalton Wahl (66) as senior linebacker Keegan McCormick (6) heads in to help. Also on the way to help with the tackle are senior defensive

Senior night loss to Bulldogs for Tigers

TONASKET – The 14 seniors on the Tonasket Tigers football team had a rough final home game on Friday, Oct. 29 when they lost to the Okanogan Bulldogs 42-7.

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Four Tonasket cross country runners (left to right): Jake Hickman, Jessica Spear, Kyndra Dellinger and Damon Halvorsen qualified for the State Cross Country meet with their races at the District 6/7 Championships. Submitted by Elaina Halvorsen

Four Tigers headed to state cross country

WENATCHEE – With strong races at the District 6/7 Championship on Thursday, Oct. 28, four Tonasket Tigers qualified for the State Cross Country meet to be held at the Sun Willow Golf Course in Pasco on Saturday, Nov. 6.

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All Tigers qualified for districts meet

OMAK – Ten Tonasket cross country runners qualified for the District 6/7 Championship in Wenatchee with their performances at the Caribou Trail League Championships, held in Omak on Thursday, Oct. 21.

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Tigers keep victory over Chelan

LEAVENWORTH – With the disagreement over Tonasket’s home victory over Chelan settled, the Lady Tigers now officially have two league wins and are keeping their hopes alive for post-season play.

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Preston Iverson catches a 36-yard from CJ Mathews to score one of Oroville’s only two touchdowns against Brewster Friday. Photo by Gary DeVon

Hornet drop big game to Bears

OROVILLE – Perhaps the Hornets had gotten too complacent easily defeating all comers, when they met the Brewster Bears it was a much different story.

The Brewster Bears, the only other team in the NCW B League took Oroville to school besting them 24 to 12. The Hornet’s first league loss was compounded by the fact that took place on Oroville’s home field in their Homecoming game.

“Fumbles and penalties played a big part in the 24-12 loss to Brewster. Our game plan offensively was do to do want we’ve done all year, run at them, but continued to shoot ourselves in the foot with fumbles or penalties every time we got something going,” said Head Coach Tam Hutchinson after the game.

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