Sports and Outdoors

<div align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></div><p></p><p>Tim Roberts from Molson was the Grand Prize winner for 2008 for his single heaviest fish of 2 lbs., 4.2 oz. A happy Roberts took home a bright yellow NuCanoe valued at over $1,100.</p>

Over 400 people attend fourth annual NCW Ice Fishing Festival

MOLSON – Although the number of anglers was down somewhat from last year, the overall attendance at this year’s fourth annual North Central Washington Ice Fishing Festival was more than 400, according to event organizer Robin Stice.

The Grand Prize winner for 2008 was a “local,” Tim Roberts, from Molson. For his single heaviest fish of 2 lbs., 4.2 oz. Roberts took home a bright yellow NuCanoe valued at over $1,100. The newfangled, lightweight and very stable craft was donated by the manufacturer after being contacted by Ed Lawrence, owner of Extreme Adventures in Oroville.

Taking first prize in the Youth Division was 11 year-old Connor Forthun who was fishing with his grandpa Bud Forthun on Saturday. Connor’s fish weighed 1 pound, 3.5 oz. and was good enough to win him a $100 cash prize donated by Choice Auto of Omak and a $25 Gift Certificate from Yo Yo’s Restaurant in Oroville. Selah Valencia from Chelan took second place in the Youth category with her 7.3 ounce fish and won $50 donated by Harts Automotive of Oroville.

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<b> The 2007-2008 Oroville Hornet Boys Basketball team is: </b> (front row, L-R) Jesse Barker, Preston Iverson, Brandon Funston, Sawyer Werner, Zach Neal, Blaine Wagner, Tyler Clark, Charlie Demartino, (middle row) Luke Rowton, Austin Nigg, David Peters,

Oroville Hornet Basketball number one seed for playoffs

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets traveled to Liberty Bell last Friday hoping to prove once and for all who would be the sole league champ, but came away from a loss that had them sharing the title with not only Liberty Bell, but Kittitas as well.

Despite the tie, Oroville had the luck of the draw and will be the number one seed at the playoffs with Liberty Bell seeded second and Kittitas third. (see full story for schedule details).

“We ended the season with a three way tie for the league championship with

Kittitas and Liberty Bell, but we got the tie breaker for the #1 seed because of a higher draw,” said Oroville Coach Carl Iverson. “We play Saturday at 2:30 at Wenatchee High School against the winner of Soap Lake at Bridgeport game.”

Against Liberty Bell on the Mountain Lion’s home court the game was perhaps closer than its 65 to 51 score might lead one to believe. Oroville trailed after the first quarter by four, but cut the Mountain Lion’s lead to just three going into the locker rooms at half time. However in the third quarter Liberty Bell outscored the Hornets two to one, increasing their lead to 12. Oroville was unable to come back from the deficit and their rivals for top league honors finished ahead by 14 points.

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Photo by Terry MillsTigers Katy Keeton and April Webber make a tough defense against Omak.

Tonasket girls take two home wins

The Lady Tigers rallied last week for two wins at home, improving to a 7-4 league record and 11-6 overall.

They beat Omak 59-36 Jan. 29, then Cashmere 50-46 Feb. 2. This week, they played Chelan Feb. 5 (scores unavailable at press time) and will play at Brewster Feb. 9. At press time, Brewster and Chelan were the top two teams in the league, tied at 11-1 in league wins and 14-3 overall. Tonasket is ranked third behind the tied teams.

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Photo by Gary DeVon	Kevin Kinman credits his teammates with much of success on the basketball court. He’s been playing ball with many of them since the third grade.

Kevin Kinman scores 1000th point of his high school career

OROVILLE – They might just have to start calling Zac Kinman the “K” man — “K” as in one-thousand — one-thousand points scored over a standout high school career playing basketball for the Oroville Hornets.

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Photos by Terry MillsTonasket’s Josh Brazil won in a 10-3 decision against Carlos Herrera Dec. 20 at Tonasket High School.

Tonasket takes the victory in wrestling against Oroville

A regional match-up between Oroville and Tonasket proved victorious for the Tigers, including pins from Peter Williams, Keegan McCormich and Rafael Padilla.

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Photos by Terry MillsTonasket’s Grant Leavell takes a shot during the game.

Hornets best Tigers in annual hardwood battle

Oroville won the annual battle with Tonasket Dec. 13, besting their southern rivals 69-62.

Both teams played well in what Tonasket head coach Glenn Braman, a WSU graduate, called “The Apple Cup of the north.”

“Zac Guenther was the difference,” said Oroville head coach Carl Iverson. “He took the game over in the last 11 minutes. He scored 12 points in that time, but as importantly, he had five big assists in that time. That, along with Luke Rowton hitting three threes in the second half, ended up being the difference.”

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Hornet wrestlers open season by hosting Jamboree

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornet Wrestling program opened its season by hosting a Jamboree in Coulton Auditorium on Nov. 29 and several of the home team wrestlers posted perfect performances.

“Bryce Woodruff, Davis Castillo, Tyler Herrera, Justin Rounds and Carlos Herrera led the Hornet attack by posting perfect 2 to 0 performances,” said Hornet Coach Chuck Ricevuto.

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Tonasket Lady Tiger Cierra Silverthorn takes to the sky in a volleyball match against Lake Roosevelt. Silverthorn was among those named for an honorable mention by the Caribou Trail League.Silverthorn earns honorable mention for CTL All-League Volleyball

Silverthorn earns honorable mention for CTL All-League Volleyball

The Caribou Trail League announced the all-league players in girls’ volleyball.

The CTL All-League Volleyball MVP was Izzy Barth (Chelan) and Libero was Amanda Van Diest (Chelan). First team was Katie McQuaid (Chelan), Hilary Parton and Ashley Wright (Cascade), Liz Rosas and Reghan Thronson (Okanogan) and Brooke Springer (Omak).

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Tonasket Tiger forward Karen Keeton (above, in a match against Chelan) was named to the second team in CTL’s All League Team. Tigers Rachel Rillera and Jessie Hedlund made honorable mention.

CTL Soccer All League chooses Keeton, Hedlund and Rillera

The Caribou Trail League announced the all-league players for girls’ soccer and Tonasket Tiger Karen Keeton at forward was named to the second team and teammates Rachel Rillera and Jessie Hedlund made honorable mention.

On the first team, goalkeeper Tara Marchand (Okanogan), defense Nadine Downey (Okanogan) Maria Guzman (Cascade), Brisieda Bravo (Chelan) and Betty Angel (Brewster). Midfield players were Kelly Downey (Okanogan), Taylor Smith (Cashmere), Kate Peer (Chelan) and Jackie McCormack (Brewster). Forwards were Corina Gebbers (Brewster), Kylie Brunner (Cashmere) and Kayla Werner (Cascade).

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Tonasket Tiger Quarterback Sean Timmerman draws back for a pass. Timmerman made the first team for the CTL All League Football as a quarterback on offense and as a lineman on defense, as well as a punter.

CTL selects first team honors

The All-League football team for the Caribou Trail League in fall 2007 has been announced with Tonasket Quarterback Sean Timmerman on the first team for offense and linemen Timmerman and Jeff Hunlock on first team for defense. Brewster Bears Coach Eddie Ashworth was named Coach of the Year.

The first offensive team includes linemen Gabe Webster (Brewster), Juan Melendrez and Ross Rumann (Cascade), Andrew Gubsch and David Parker (Cashmere) and Cody Olsen (Chelan). Running backs were Jon Betz and Dylan Emmons (Cascade), Tanner Wood (Cashmere) and Derrick Talley (Chelan). Quarterback was Sean Timmerman (Tonasket) and Derik Todd (Cashmere). Tight end was Lucas McComas (Cascade). Wide receivers were Jasen Brown (Brewster), Trevor Davis (Cashmere) and Brett Linehan (Chelan). Kicker was Herman Hernandez (Cashmere).

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