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Photo by Terry MillsThe 2009 Tonasket High School Varsity Baseball Team is: Tyler Monroe, Cody Ayers, Justin Dellinger, Jeramy Dellinger, Kemper Mirick, Jeff Mahlke, Ty Thornton, John Parish, Cody Epps, Patrick Young, Armando Ramos, Corbin Moser, Chase Wi

Tonasket baseball team focuses on fundamentals

TONASKET – The 2009 Tonasket High School baseball team is going to focus on the fundamentals this season.

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Oroville's Brandon Funston, a junior, scored 21 points against White Swan and 11 against Quilcene in two tough games at Spokane's Veteran's Coliseum during WIAA 2B State Tournament play. Photos by Terry Mills

Heartbreakers end Hornets hopes for State title

SPOKANE – The Oroville Hornets saw their chances at a State trophy slip away in two heartbreakers in Spokane including a double overtime loss against White Swan.

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<p class=PhotoByline align=left style='text-align:left;text-indent:.5in'><spanstyle='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:normal'>Tonasket senior Cierra Silverthorn leaps over two LakesideHigh School players during the Lady Tiger’s

Lady Tigers basketball season ends with a hard loss

MOSES LAKE – The Tonasket girls basketball season ended in a hard, ugly loss to Lakeside High School during the loser-out regional basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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<p class=PhotoByline align=left style='text-align:left;text-indent:.5in'><spanstyle='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:normal'>Oroville senior Luke Rowton goes up strong against SoapLake at Districts. The Hornet scored 11 points i

Oroville Hornets win berth in State 2B Basketball Tournament in Spokane

WENATCHEE – After getting off to a shaky start, the Oroville boys basketball team overcame a first round loss to secure a spot at this week’s State 2B Basketball Tournament to be held in Spokane.

After tying with Entiat for the league championships, the Hornets moved on to Districts. They played Entiat at Wenatchee High School on Thursday, Feb. 26, but lost to the Tigers 43 to 53. The winner of this game, the Tigers, earned an automatic advancement to State.

Entiat came on strong in the first quarter, out-shooting Oroville by three points to end the quarter ahead 13 to 10. The Hornets held the Tigers to just eight points in the second quarter, but only made six points themselves and the half ended with Entiat leading 21 to 16. In the second half of the game Oroville continued to have trouble with the bigger team and their zone defense. The Tigers scored 19 points in the third and the Hornets made 15 points, leaving Oroville trailing by nine 31 to 40. The Hornets nearly matched the Tigers in the last quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the nine point deficit.

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Hornets finish 5th at State Wrestling Tournament

TACOMA – Hornet Bryce Woodruff became an OHS wrestling State Champion after being a State runner-up for two years in a row.

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The Lady Hornet's Kayla McKinney brings the ball down court against the Entiat Tigers. McKinney, a 5'5" junior places in the guard position and is one of the Hornet's best ball handlers.

Lady Hornets hope to move up in league standings

OROVILLE – The Lady Hornets faced Liberty Bell and Soap Lake last week, but were unable to come up with their a win.

Oroville took on the league-leading Liberty Bell Lions on the road Tuesday, Jan 27 and fell 27 to 53 in a game plagued by Hornet turnovers.

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Marcus Kinman, a senior for the Hornets, had 16 points against the Bridgeport Mustangs, including four three-pointers. Photos by Gary DeVon

Hornet’s perfect league record marred by ‘ugly’ game

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets had an up and down week, defeating Liberty Bell on the road only to lose to Soap Lake in an “ugly” game at home.

On Tuesday, Jan. 27 the Hornets beat Liberty Bell on the Lion’s home court by a score of 45 to 35. The game started off close, with the Lions only trailing by one after the end of the first quarter. At the half-time buzzer Liberty Bell had hung close and went to the locker rooms down 19 to 21…

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Hornet wrestlers completed undefeated dual league season

A very slim 36 to 35 margin is what it took for Oroville to upset the fourth-in-state ranked Liberty Bell Lions.

Davis Castillo, Nick Perez and Tyler Herrera led the way with first period pins. Matt Kelly, Justin Rounds and Carlos Herrera added forfeit wins to amass the 36 points needed for a perfect league, dual season.

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Tonasket senior Cierra Silverthorn tries to make a shot against the Chelan defense on Saturday, Jan 31. Tonasket won 47-44.

Tonasket Lady Tigers beat number one team in the league

TONASKET – After a hard loss to Lake Roosevelt, the Tonasket girls basketball team came back to beat Chelan, the number one team in the Caribou Trail League.

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Tonasket senior Jeramy Dellinger jumps to make a shot over Joe Harris, a junior from Chelan, on Saturday, Jan. 31 Tonasket lost 81-42.Photo by Terry Mills

Tonasket Boys Basketball showing improvement

TONASKET – The Tonasket boys basketball team improved their performances against Lake Roosevelt and Chelan last week.

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