Runner Connor Hughes takes first at home meet against LB

Hornet Connor Hughes of Oroville came in first at an “unofficial league meet” held at the state park in Oroville. Hughes and Liberty Bell’s Taylor Woodruff battled for top spot over the course’s entire three miles, according to Oroville’s Coach

Hornet Connor Hughes of Oroville came in first at an “unofficial league meet” held at the state park in Oroville. Hughes and Liberty Bell’s Taylor Woodruff battled for top spot over the course’s entire three miles, according to Oroville’s Coach

OROVILLE – Oroville and Liberty Bell had a duel meet on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park.

“I guess it could be called unofficially a league meet since we are the only two cross country teams in the North

Central Washington B League,” said Hornet Coach Doug Kee.

In the boys’ race Connor Hughes of Oroville and Taylor Woodruff of Liberty Bell battled for the entire three miles,

Hughes finally won by a mere one second with a time of 19:17. In third place was Nolan Jensen of Liberty Bell, fourth Michael Garrett, Oroville; fifth Connor Thompson, Oroville; and sixth Tim Lewis, Liberty Bell.

The girls’ champion was Brita Ness of Liberty Bell with a time of 22:50. Coming in second was Callie

Barker of Oroville and third Nella Kelkka of Liberty Bell.

“The flu bug insured that neither school had a complete team so there were no team scores,” said Coach Kee.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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