Smoke moves athletic events

TONASKET – Thanks to the continuing issues with smoke in the Wenatchee area, games involving Tonasket and Oroville sports teams have had their locations changed.

Oroville and Entiat’s two upcoming girls soccer games have been flip-flopped. Entiat played at Oroville today (instead of in Entiat) and the Hornets will travel to Entiat on Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m., unless air quality fails to improve.

Tonasket was originally scheduled to play volleyball and girls soccer at Cascade (Leavenworth) on Saturday, Sept. 22. The soccer game will now be played in Tonasket, with kick off at 1:30 p.m., while the Tigers will now travel to Cascade on Oct. 20, instead of hosting.

Volleyball will still travel to Cascade as originally scheduled.

Other Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League games have also been relocated as of Thursday afternoon. The Manson-Liberty Bell and Cashmere-Chelan varsity football games will be played at Okanogan, with the Liberty Bell game beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Central Washington University, which was to host Asuza Pacific for an NCAA Division II football game on Saturday, will instead play at Bothell’s Pop Keeney Stadium.

With a high pressure dome firmly settled over Central Washington, it’s unlikely that air quality will improve in the coming days and more games next week could be moved, canceled or rescheduled.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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