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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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Photo by Bob ThorntonJacob Longmire of Tonasket at the two mile point at the state meet in Pasco on Saturday.

Tiger Jacob Longmire runs well in his first time at state

PASCO – Tonasket Tiger Jacob Longmire was the sole runner from the cross country team to make it to state this year and ran one of his smartest races, according to Coach Bob Thornton.

“Jacob ran very well in his first ever state cross country meet,” said Thornton.

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The Lady Tigers traveled to Chelan to take on the Lady Mountain Goats last Tuesday, Oct. 23, but were unable to change the fortunes of the league-leading team.Tiger Coach Nellie Kirk said it’s hard to play the team that hasn’t lost as your last league

Tonasket takes sixth at district tourney

LEAVENWORTH – Tonasket ended their season with a sixth-place finish in the Caribou Trail League district volleyball tournament held at Cascade last Saturday.

Finishing sixth in the league with a record of five wins and nine losses was enough to edge the Lady Tigers into the tournament. They took on third-place Okanogan in the first round of district play and the Lady Bulldogs won the match in three games straight 25-21, 25-18 and 25-19.

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