Sports and Outdoors

<p align="right"><em>Photo by Terry Mills </em></p><p>Two Tonasket cross country runners get close to the finish line at Saturday’s meet. The Tonasket boys’ team came in third overall. Photo of Spencer Podkranic, and Tyler Monroe for Tonasket.</p>

Tiger’s Boys Cross Country Takes Third at Meet

TONASKET-Uphill, downhill, over grass, and over rocks, the cross country team runs over it all.

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Hornets off to a great start on the gridiron

REPUBLIC – The Oroville Hornets put one in the win column in their season opener against Republic on the Tiger’s home turf.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Linda Baker </em></p><p>Captain Pat Sutton, Callie Krupkat and Kevin Krupkat fishing on Upper Conconully Lake in a youth bass tournament put on by the Bible Faith Family Church.</p>

Youth bass tournaments finish the year at Conconully

CONCONULLY – The Bible Faith Family Church of Oroville sponsored another successful youth bass tournament on Saturday, Aug. 16, one of several they have organized this summer.

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<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p>    GOOD DAY TO BE A COWBOY - A little bull pen action was taking place above the chutes. The Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo has attracted cowboys (and cowgirls) over several gener

Chesaw cowboys take top honors at Fourth of July Rodeo

CHESAW – Stewart Leslie and Jake Nelson, both from Chesaw, won Senior All Around Cowboy and Junior All Around Cowboy honors, respectively, at the 66th Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo last Friday.

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Submitted photo	National Rodeo Champ John Young has local grandfather and great-grandparents.

Iowa rodeo champ has North County roots

IOWA – A national youth rodeo champion has very local roots.

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submitted by Jim Barker	Although it was Kid’s Fishing Day, all ages were allowed to fish during the event. The church provided onshore games, food, poles and rides in boats to help the young angles hook the big ones.

Local church puts on Kid’s Fishing Day

LOOMIS – Bible Faith Family Church of Oroville puts on a Kid’s Fishing Day every year on free fishing day in June.

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Church plans youth bass tournaments

OROVILLE – The Bible Faith Family Church in Oroville has organized a bass tournament open to young people ages eight to 16.

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<p align="right"><i> Submitted by Dick Mayer</i></p><p>There were 37 kids and almost 20 parents on hand to fish in the American Legion Post Fishing Derby June 10 at Round Lake.</p>

Tonasket American Legion sponsors fishing derby

AENEAS VALLELY – The Tonasket American Legion held a fishing derby for local children last week at Round Lake.

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<p align="right"><i> Photos by Amy Veneziano</i></p><p>From left, Dave Sunde, Trygve Culp and Tom Winsor dump gravel on a newly-installed turnpike at the Antoine Trail last week. This spot is about a mile from Forest Service road access.</p>

Backcountry Horsemen put in hours clearing trails

ANTOINE TRAIL, HAVILLAH – Digging holes doesn’t immediately come to mind as an activity for a group called the Backcountry Horsemen.

But on one rainy spring day, it was exactly the plan.

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<div align="right"><i> Submitted photo</i></div><p></p><p>Hornet catcher Nathan Thompson was selected for the NCW “B” League First Team All League.</p>

Thompson Named to First Team NCW ‘B’ League

OROVILLE – Oroville senior catcher Nathan Thompson was selected by the NCW “B” League Coaches to the First Team All League. Thompson, who batted .419 in the regular season, was a unanimous choice by league coaches.

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