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Cinderella, above, portrayed by Becky Taylor, dances with Prince Phillip, played by Cody Burse, after they discover the special ballet slipper fits her. The two are among dozens of local residents in Children’s Dance Theater’s production of “Cinderella,” which opened Dec. 7. At right, ugly stepsisters Marissa Carter, left, and Danielle Corson, right, flirt with the dance master, played by Marty Darling. The production’s final performance is at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 9, in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

OKANOGAN – Four gay couples received marriage licenses in Okanogan County on Dec. 6, the day the state’s samesex marriage law went into effect. The licenses carry a threeday waiting period, meaning the first same-sex nuptials could come as early as Dec. 9. First in line were Lionel J. “Quail” Orr Jr., 43, and Steven Wade Nicholson, 42, both of Omak. “I’ve been waiting for 20plus years for this moment,” Orr said as he signed the license. Both said they didn’t think they’d ever be able to take out a marriage license. They’ve been registered domestic partners since Jan. 28, 2008, and plan a Dec. 12 wedding at the Omak Longhouse.

After a few failed attempts to get the neutral-gender paperwork to print correctly, applause broke out in the Auditor’s Office as Recording Deputy Sherry Hutton handed Orr and Nicholson their license. Next up were Rock Island residents Jeffrey William Droullard, 26, and Travis Lane Droullard, 41, who’d waited while Orr and Nicholson’s license was issued. The two have been together eight years and already had gone to court for a name change. They said they don’t yet have a wedding date set. Hutton said two other samesex couples took out licenses Thursday: Nespelem residents Raymond William McClung, 71, and Harvey George Jr., 54, and Moses Lake residents Gisella Jai Tuttle, 46, and Glorianna Jeanne Hoff, 55. Rounding out the list of Thursday licensees were the

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Pot possession OK, but buying remains illegal

Four gay couples to marry By Dee Camp The Chronicle

OKANOGAN – Ray L. Campbell’s official title now is “commissioner-elect.” The 61-year-old rancher and real estate broker maintained his 10-vote lead over incumbent District No. 2 County Commissioner Don R. “Bud” Hover after a hand recount of ballots was completed Dec. 4. “We’ve got a whole lot to do here in this next year,” Campbell said. “It’s Campbell going to be a challenge. I can see that.” Results were certified Dec. 6 by the county Canvassing Board, one month after the general election. Board members are County Commission Chairman Jim DeTro, Auditor Laurie Thomas and Deputy Prosecutor Steve

Bozarth. “Some people say their vote doesn’t count,” but the race was decided by a handful of ballots, Election Administrator Mila Jury said. County-wide, more than 17,000 voters turned out. Campbell had 7,190 votes, or 49.52 percent, and fellow Republican Hover had 7,180 votes, or 49.45 percent. Another 149 write-in ballots were cast, or 1.03 percent of the vote. Campbell’s margin of victory was 0.07 percent. Campbell, who attended the Canvassing Board’s certification meeting, said he’s looking forward to serving. Among the commission’s first duties will be Hover selecting a District Court judge to succeed Hank Rawson, who is moving to Superior Court, and helping pick a successor to state Sen. Bob Morton, R-Orient. Morton is resigning at the end of the year. “The recount kept me on

Licensed production, retail sales a year away By Roger Harnack The Chronicle

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Steven Nicholson, left, and Quail Orr display their marriage license Thursday in the Okanogan County Courthouse. heterosexual couple of Rebecca Ann Severini, 38, and Brian

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OMAK – Marijuana may be legal in the state, but don’t bust out your brownies just yet. “Possession may be decriminalized, but there is no legal way to obtain it,” Police Chief Larry Schreckengast said Thursday, the day pot possession became legal in Washington state. Under Initiative 502 approved by voters Nov. 6, residents can legally possess an ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of baked or infused-solid goods or 72 ounces of infused liquids. The law also allows for the licensed production, processing and retail sale of marijuana, but that portion of the ballot measure doesn’t take effect for another year. “Basically, the only part of this law in effect now is the



permits possession,” Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney Karl Sloan said. Sloan cautioned residents not to openly display their Sloan pot – that’s against the law and open consumption can result in a ticket of $103. According to Sloan, there is “no legal way to obtain it (marijuana).” That’s the “weirdest” part of the two-step process that made possession of less than an ounce of marijuana legal last Thursday and the production, processing and retail sale legal late next year. “Possession of between 1 ounce and 40 grams is a misdemeanor,” Sloan said. “And more than that is a felony.”

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Santa Claus is coming to Omak and Okanogan Chambers collect donations for area food banks The Chronicle OMAK — Santa Claus will make his annual tour through Omak and Okanogan this coming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The tour, sponsored by the Omak and Okanogan chambers

of commerce, will begin at about 6 p.m. nightly and meander the streets of both cities, allowing Santa to mingle with children. Youngsters will also receive candy canes from Santa. At the same time, residents can donate non-perishable goods to area food banks — Santa’s entourage will collect the items nightly and present them late in the week to food banks. Parents and residents

should listen for horns and Christmas music, chamber officials said. On Tuesday night, Santa will tour the North Omak area, from Omache Shopping Center to the Wildwood subdivision and downhill to the Bartlett Avenue area. Wednesday’s tour will continue from the Bartlett area and cover the remaining parts of Omak near downtown, Omak High School and in South Omak.

Mayor Cindy Gagne said she is planning to assist Santa. On Thursday, the jolly ol’ elf will head to Okanogan, where he will travel the Second, Third and Fourth avenues before heading to southern parts of town. An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office deputy is expected to lead the group Thursday night. Officials hope each night’s tour will conclude shortly after 8 p.m.

Parents and others wanting to share in the magic of Christmas are encouraged to follow the nightly tour using The Chronicle’s Facebook page. This isn’t the only activity still to come in Omak. The Happy Holiday Home and Business Decorating Contest is getting under way. City Councilwoman Nattalie Cariker is organizing the event. Residents and businesses can decorate and register their theme by Dec. 14 at City Hall.

Categories are traditional, creative and most lights. Judging will be Dec. 20.

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Recount from 1 edge a little bit, but thought there would not be that much change” from the initial count, Campbell said. “It was commendable they were able to do it in just a couple days. I’m pleased with the results of the recount.” Winthrop resident Hover, 57, has declined since election day to comment on the race. He could not be reached after the recount for comment. “It’s tough to go up against the incumbent,” Campbell said. “He has done a great job in a lot of ways.” But, the commissioner-elect said, he disagrees with Hover on a number of issues. And, referring to the close vote, Campbell said he looks at Hover’s votes as being for Hover and not against him. “I’m sure a lot will get behind me” now that the election is over, he said. “I want to get out and get acquainted with everybody. “I’ve got a lot to tackle right out of the gate.” During the recount, the Auditor’s Office tallied 2,645 “under votes,” or ballots on which neither candidate was marked; 14 “over votes,” or ballots on which both candidates were marked, plus the 149 write-in votes. Each candidate lost four votes in his final tally, compared to the totals posted after the initial, computer-

counted results. The recount began Nov. 28, with Auditor’s Office workers separating the paper ballots by precinct. The actual count began Dec. 3. Campbell’s 0.06 percent margin in the computer count, certified Nov. 27, sent the results to the recount. Under state law, a 0.25 percent difference triggers a hand recount. County-wide voter turnout was 80.48 percent. Election officials had expected the recount to take all week. Jury said the last countywide recount was in the 2004 governor’s race between Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi. At that time, the county was still using punched ballots, so the recount crew had to hold up each ballot and squint to see which tiny hole had been punched. This time, the paper ballots contained the candidates’ names with filled-in boxes beside them. That made counting a lot faster, she said. Campbell will join Republicans Sheilah Kennedy and Jim DeTro on the county commission. Kennedy, also a commissioner-elect, won her seat Nov. 6, defeating Democrat Albert Roberts 58.3 percent to 41.7 percent. DeTro, the current president of the board, was not up for reelection.

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From Brewster Police Department reports Dec. 5 Malicious mischief on West Main Avenue. Dec. 4 Vehicle crash on North Bridge Street. Malicious mischief on South Bridge Street. Dec. 3 Malicious mischief on South Bridge Street. Dec. 2 Vehicle prowl on West Indian Avenue. Burglary on West Cliff Avenue. Malicious mischief calls on Hospital Way, two on West Cliff Avenue, South Seventh Street, three on West Main Avenue, and South Bridge Street. Dec. 1 Malicious mischief calls on U.S. Highway 97 and in Columbia Cove Park on West Cliff Avenue. Vehicle prowl on South Seventh Street. Stereo taken. Nov. 30 Malicious mischief calls including four on West Main Avenue , Columbia Cove Park on South Seventh Street, South Fourth Street, South Bridge Street and West Jay Avenue.

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Marriage from 1 Keith Farrens, 41, both of Omak. They said they plan to marry Wednesday – 12-12-12. Okanogan County’s four same-sex couples were among 910 couples of both genders who took out licenses statewide Dec. 6, state statistics show. King County did not separate its licenses. Ferry and Douglas counties did not issue any marriage licenses the first day. Chelan County issued nine licenses, six of them to same-sex couples, and Grant County issued four, two of them to gay couples. Orr and Nicholson said earlier they hoped Referendum 74, the voter-approved law allowing same-sex marriages, will grant them the same rights

as other married couples. Orr, a Colville tribal member, said he has been asked to address the Colville Business Council about the topic. The tribe currently does not recognize same-sex marriage, Chairman John Sirois said.

From Douglas County Sheriff’s Office complaints Dec. 6 Suspicious activity at intersection of state Highway 17 and Road 12 Northeast, Coulee City. Alarm at 1111 Douglas Ave., Bridgeport. Agency assist at 638 state Highway 173, Bridgeport Bar. Fraud/forgery at 762 state Highway 173, Bridgeport Bar. Civil complaint at 37 Richards Ave., Bridgeport Bar. Dec. 5 Agency assist in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue, Bridgeport. Traffic offense at intersection of 11th Street and Douglas Avenue,

Pot from 1 It’s also illegal to smoke weed and drive. Under the statute, motorists accept an implied consent for a blood draw if officers believe a driver is under the influence of marijuana. In Omak, police will make the decision on whether or not to require a blood draw based on a roadside sobriety test, Schreckengast said. That’s not the case on the Colville Indian Reservation or in national forests, offices, campgrounds or other amenities. Under federal law, marijuana remains illegal. In a statement released by U.S. Attorney Michael C. Ormsby, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is reviewing the legalization of marijuana, not just in Washington, but also in Colorado where a similar ballot measure passed. “The department’s responsibility to enforce the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged,” Ormsby said. “In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on Dec. 6 in Washington state, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.” According to Ormsby, anyone who is in possession of marijuana on federal property – including all federal buildings, national parks and forests, military installations and courthouses – could be arrested and charged. The Colville Reservation also falls under the jurisdiction of federal law. The federal government isn’t the only entity with a “zero tolerance” position when it comes to marijuana. Employers and some municipal governments are also taking a stand. “Our policy is zero tolerance,” Pateros Mayor Gail Howe said. “We plan to continue zero tolerance.” The city of Omak is taking a similar position. “We do not intend to license businesses for that purpose,” City Administrator Ralph Malone said. “It is still against federal law.” But it may not be that simple


Graffiti at 431 15th St., Bridgeport. Graffiti at 1419 Douglas Ave., Bridgeport.

Dec. 3 Graffiti at the intersection of 24th Street and Foster Creek Avenue, Bridgeport Bar. Traffic offense at 233 Third St., Bridgeport. Burglary at 635 16th St., Bridgeport. Burglary at 2135 Tacoma Ave., Bridgeport Burglary at 929 Maple St., Bridgeport. Dec. 2 Driving while under the influence at milepost 136.5 state Highway 17, Bridgeport. Suspicious activity at 2165 Columbia Blvd., Bridgeport. 911 call at 1908 Columbia Blvd., Bridgeport. Domestic disturbance at 1151 Jefferson Ave., Trailer No. 4, Bridgeport. Suspicious activity at 131 Crane Orchard Road, Bridgeport Bar. Public assist at 2004 Foster Creek Ave., Bridgeport. Recovered stolen vehicle near bin pile at 131 Crane Orchard Road, Bridgeport Bar. Dec. 1 Trespassing at 230 Third St., Bridgeport. Graffiti at abandoned hotel, 2402 Monroe Ave., Bridgeport. at Bridgeport Trespassing Elementary School, 1400 Tacoma Ave., Bridgeport. Liquor violation at 800 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Nov. 30 Theft at 1222 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Harassment/threats at 1507 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Fraud/forgery at 1705 Fisk Ave., Bridgeport. Traffic offense at 1626 Fisk Ave., Bridgeport. Weapons violation at intersection of Tacoma Avenue and 16th Street, Bridgeport. Graffiti at 2348 Foster Creek Ave.,, 2220 Foster Creek Ave., and 2004 Foster Creek Ave., all Bridgeport. Graffiti at Orchard Apartments, 2402 Monroe, Bridgeport. Graffiti at 535 21st St., Bridgeport.

Oroville Police From Oroville Police Department reports Dec. 5 Vehicle theft on Central Avenue. Dec. 2 Malicious mischief on 16th Avenue. Vehicle prowl on 14th Avenue. Dec. 1 Vehicle prowl on Main Street.

tonasket Police From Tonasket Police Department repots Dec. 4 Vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97. Dec. 3 Vehicle crash on Fifth Street. Dec. 2 Assault on South Antwine Avenue. Nov. 29 Malicious mischief on South Tonasket Avenue.

twisp Police From Twisp Police Department reports Dec. 3 Theft on Days Lane. Prescription medication taken. Nov. 30 Theft on East Methow Valley Highway. Nov. 29 Vehicle crash on state Highway 20.

Winthrop Marshal From Winthrop Marshal’s Office reports Nov. 29 Vehicle crash on Bridge Street.

Coulee Dam Police From Coulee Dam Police Department reports Dec. 5 Two malicious mischief calls on Bureau Range Road.

for the city to prohibit marijuana sales. The city may be able to prevent licensing businesses specifically geared for the sale of marijuana, but the state Liquor Control Board will manage procedures that allow already licensed retail businesses to obtain a permit to sell marijuana. “We don’t know what’s entailed yet,” agency spokesman Mikail Carpenter said Friday, noting public comments have just started coming in. After the agency has received comments for about two months, then officials will begin crafting rules governing production, processing and the sale of marijuana. Preliminary rules are expected about May 18, he said, noting there will be a second opportunity for public input on proposed rules. “These things take time,” Carpenter said.

But it didn’t take area residents to begin weighing in on the measure. Since the passage of the measure, city officials have met with several “extremely active” residents “dedicated to preventing the establishment” of marijuana sales outlets in the city, Malone said. “We do not intend to issue business licenses for things that are illegal under federal law,” he said, adding that city employees will also continue to face zero tolerance policies. Many businesses are planning to do the same. That may leave only the unemployed smoking pot, Malone said. While municipal governments and their law enforcement agencies hammer out policies regarding marijuana possession, Schreckengast offers this advice: “Leave it (marijuana) at home. Don’t stand on the street corner and smoke it.”









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Jail Christmas project continues High carries on work of longtime Chaplain Baggett By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Chaplain Scot High is trying to carry on the work of his predecessor: To provide every local inmate with special for something Christmas. High volunteers in the Okanogan County Jail, carrying on the mission of the late Bob Baggett. Baggett, who died in September, often quoted from Matthew: “Whenever you’ve done this to the least of my brethren, you’ve done it unto me.” Those are powerful words when considering how some people treat those incarcerated in the jail, Baggett used to say. Yes, those in jail have done something to end up there, but

they’re still human, High said. “We want to make their life a little more comfortable,” he said. “It is, after all, a correctional facility. The idea is to give them a chance.” Everyone will get gifts, regardless of religious beliefs or the type of crime they’ve committed or are accused of. “Nobody will be left out,” High said. “We treat everybody equally.” “It’s a neat thing Bob set up,” Sheriff Frank Rogers said. “It’s worked great for years.” “Kudos to the community and Scot High for stepping into some very large shoes to fill with the loss of Chaplain Baggett,” Jail Administrator Noah Stewart said. Baggett volunteered in the jail for more than 20 years. Inmates have a lot of time on their hands and the presents give them a bit of a diversion, he said. The opportunity to give is there for “anybody who has a heart who wants to,” High said.

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” “We do this out of a choice of our heart.” Community members can give free-will donations of cash or goods, he said. The jail provides the basics – pants, a shirt and scuff-type shoes – plus meals and bed. Many other items – from underwear and socks to snacks aren’t included. That’s where the jail ministry can help. Each gift bag will contain items such as underwear, hygiene products, hard candy and board games.

In past years, some inmates burst into tears upon receiving their gifts. Others hugged the plain shopping bags of goodies and expressed gratitude that someone cared. High said 150-200 inmates will receive gifts on Christmas Day. Suggested donations include large tube socks, men’s briefs, plain white T-shirts, sports bras, women’s panties, women’s socks, thermal underwear, stocking caps and gloves; hygiene products such as toothpaste, shampoo and soap

(Irish Spring is requested by many inmates); personal care items such as hair ties, plastic combs, plastic hair picks and reading glasses (100-400 power); new, still-wrapped board games such as Monopoly, chess, dominoes, Scrabble, Risk, checkers, Battleship, Yahtzee, dice, jigsaw puzzles, plastic cribbage boards, Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and word searches; food items such as hard candy, candy bars, store-bought cookies, pepperoni sticks and beef jerky; reading materials such as Bibles, Christmas literature, fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, and dictionaries; and supplies such as notebook paper, computer paper, sketch paper, envelopes, large erasers, coloring books and so on. No metal items or homemade foods are allowed for security reasons. “Bulk items, such as shampoo, can be broken down” into individual containers, High said.

Donations of cash, checks and gift cards to local stores also are welcome. Gift cards can be used to fill in items that come up short, or the donor may work with a store and specify the card be used only for, say, shampoo, he said. Checks should be made out to High, with a designation in the memo line for the jail Christmas fund, he said. The jail ministry is separate from the jail. “The joy of doing it is the reason I’m there,” High said. He said the ministry accepts donations all year, and what isn’t given to inmates at Christmas often comes in handy at other times. Warm clothing is given in an individual basis when an inmate is released and has no appropriate clothing, or is serving on an outdoor work crew. Donations may be left at the jail next to the county courthouse, 149 N. Third Ave., or arrangements can be made with High, 509-422-7230 Ext. 7562.

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Students perform for packed house The Chronicle BREWSTER – Students in preschool through fourth-grade presented their holiday concert to a packed house Dec.6. Teachers Alicia Pulsifer and Amy Becker led the students. “Year after year, they put together a quality show for parents and community members to enjoy during the holidays,” Superintendent Eric

‘American Pickers’ Winthrop show airs WINTHROP – An “American Pickers” episode featuring the White Buck Trading Co., 241 Riverside Ave., will air at 9 p.m. Dec. 10 on the History Channel. The show stopped in Winthrop last summer and

Death Susan Diane Seeger OMAK – Susan Diane Seeger, 57, died Nov. 30, 2012. Services were Dec. 8 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church. Graveside services followed at Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel.

Driessen said. Mike Spurr and Stacie Sattler help the music teachers get organized and manage students. Classroom teachers, staff members and older students also help manage elementary students behind the scenes by lining them up, playing with them while they wait to sing, and entering and exiting them on and off stage. filmed at the White Buck Trading Co., 241 Riverside Ave. “Out in Washington state, Mike and his brother, Robbie, stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley,” a synopsis of the show said. “Later, the guys pick a collection that’s three generations in the making and fine an antique bear trap that

Santa (Brian Ginter) and Ms. Holiday (Susan Maitland) visited the concert. “Music and singing are just a part of the wonderful opportunities we try to provide for students in Brewster,” Driessen said. Fifththrough 12thgraders will give their holiday concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 in the High School gym, 503 S. Seventh St. could be worth up to $6,000.

Elementary offers winter shows BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport Elementary School plans its winter concerts at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 13 at the school 1400, Tacoma Ave. — The Chronicle

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Okanogan girls down Warriors Bulldogs shut door on possible upset By Al Camp The Chronicle

Jerry Metellus

“Iron” Mike Tyson brings his one-man play to Spokane in March.

Tyson hits the boards Former champion to be in Spokane Former boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson continues to take punches despite being retired from the ring. The controversial Tyson, now 46, refuses to dodge theater critics by taking his Broadway show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” on the road, including a stop in Spokane at Inland Northwest Bank Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls, on March 15. The 10-week, 36 city tour starts Feb. 12-13 in Indianapolis, where in 1992 Tyson was convicted of raping a beauty contestant a year earlier. In the show, which was directed by Spike Lee and ran for 11 days on Broadway in New York last summer (and showed in Las Vegas, Nev., last spring), Tyson strongly denies committing the crime, for which he served three years in prison. The tour for the convicted felon was announced Nov. 27 on the Jimmy Kimmel television show. Iron Mike dominated heavyweight boxing like few others in the mid-1980s after winning his first belt. Known as a brutal puncher, Tyson won 44 of his 58 fights by knockout. Tyson’s live-performance version of his life has him coming out swinging for a few more rounds in a show billed as “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.” The play finds Tyson, who retired in 2006, talking about growing up in Brooklyn, his disqualification after biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in a 1997 fight and his contempt for former wife Robin Givens and boxing promoter Don King. He also talks about the accidental death of his 4year-old daughter, Exodus, in 2009. Now, the boxing legend is trying not to be knocked out by critics, who gave the show mixed revues in August. The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph called the show “an amusingly honest, if at times selfindulgent, two hours.” The New York Times called the summer show “among the odder spectacles Broadway has seen in a while.” The Times also said the “incongruous, almost childlike Tyson charm pokes through occasionally and makes you momentarily forget how ham-handed and manipulative the show is.” The New York Daily News said the production was “entertaining, fascinating and messy.” Tickets went on sale Thursday for $59.50 to $175, which could help the boxer get out of bankruptcy declared in 2003. For now, I am keeping my ears out of range of Tyson. Al Camp is the sports editor at The Chronicle. Email him at

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan High School girls basketball team overcame a slow start to take out Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 68-31, in a non-league game Dec. 4. “We were just not ready to play tonight,” Okanogan coach Bryan Boesel said of the defending state 1A champion. “We got in foul trouble, so it forced us to play a zone to protect our players.” Okanogan led, 29-23, at the half against the Warriors, who finished third in the state 1B tournament last year. The Bulldogs opened last season with four straight wins before ACH edged them, 53-52, in Coulee City. Okanogan avenged the loss, 64-51, at home a month later. This time the Bulldogs let it be known in the second half there would be no upset. Okanogan held ACH, which lost for the first time this year, to eight points — four coming from free throws. “I think that’s what we should have done in the first half,” Boesel said. “They worked really hard the second half.” Kara Staggs scored 31 points, including two 3-pointers to close out the game. Caitlyn Behymer worked the inside for 16 points and Cameron Moses the outside for 10 points. Karlee Martin paced ACH with 15 points. Okanogan (3-0) was to play a non-league game at Colville (0-2) on Saturday before opening Caribou Trail League play at Tonasket (1-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Bulldogs will play four league games before Christmas — at Tonasket, at home against Cascade Dec. 14, at Omak on Dec. 18 and at Quincy on Dec. 21. ACH (2-1) was to play Brewster (1-0) on Dec. 8 and Kittitas on Dec. 14. ACH (31) – Karlee Martin 15, Kinzie Ashley 0, Julianna Hughes 0, Allison Fox 0, Bryanna Stevens 6, Monique Isaak 2, Reinnee Rockett 3, Katie Emerson 5, Brenna Oliver 0. Okanogan (68) – Cameron Moses 10, Kara Staggs 31, Megan Parks 3, Keanna Egbert 2, Janice Romero 2, Vanessa VanderWeide 4, Caitlyn Behymer 16, Kelsey Chiles 0. ◆◆◆◆◆ COULEE DAM – The Lake

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Caitlyn Behymer of Okanogan clears the ball following a defense rebound against Karlee Martin. Roosevelt girls basketball team, like a boa constrictor, cut off Tonasket’s scoring to the point that the Tigers did not score in the fourth quarter of a nonleague Dec. 4 game. Lake Roosevelt pulled away to beat Tonasket, 60-36. The Raiders led, 30-27, at the half, then restricted the Tigers to 9 points in the third quarter and none in the fourth. Danielle Laramie scored 20 points and Katelynn Schilling 10 for Lake Roosevelt (1-1). Kylie Dellinger scored 12 and Devan Utt 8 for Tonasket. Lake Roosevelt (1-1) remains at home for Entiat on Monday, Dec. 10. Okanogan (2-0) is at Tonasket (1-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Tonasket (36) – Kelly Cruz 6, Kathryn Cleman 4, Elizabeth Jackson 0, Kylie Dellinger 12, Baylie Tyus 3, Raven Goudeau 0, Amanda Johnson 2, Ameerah Cholmondeley 0, Carrisa Frazier 0, Devan Utt 8.

Lake Roosevelt (36) – Riley Epperson 4, Rickyna Sam 8, Hailey Chaney 7, Amanda Palmer 0, Regine Wilson 0, Keya Fast Horse 9, Johnny McCraigie 0, Danielle Laramie 20, Tanecia Stanczak 2, Alana Epperson 0, Katelynn Schilling 10. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – The Republic High School girls basketball team handed Oroville its first loss of the year, 44-23, in a nonleague game Dec. 4. Demi Jo Vaughn scored 14 points for Republic. Callie Barker scored 6 points for Oroville. Oroville (1-2) returns home for Omak (0-2) on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Curlew (2-2) is at Republic (2-0) on Tuesday. Oroville (23) – Briana Moralez 4, Callie Barker 6, Katie Tietje 4, Meagan Moralez 0, Ali Miller 0, Becky Arrigoni 3, Brittany Jewett 0, Marissa Garcia 2, Lily Hilderbrand 4. Republic (44) – Haley McRae 3, Teayana Dillon 5, Alex Rollins 0, Demi

Jo Vaughn 14, Brianna Brown 8, Savannah Bowe 2, Sierra McQuay 0, Kacie Lane 12. ◆◆◆◆◆ WATERVILLE – Bridgeport won a low-scoring affair, 28-25, over Waterville on Dec. 4. Bridgeport led 16-8 at the half before Waterville closed the gap to 22-18 after three quarters. Deycy Monje-Lopez scored 9 points for Bridgeport. Elaina Thompson scored 10 for Waterville. Wilbur-Creston (2-1) is at Bridgeport (1-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Waterville is at Liberty Bell (0-1) on Tuesday. Bridgeport (28) – Anabel Valdovinos 2, Deycy Monje-Lopez 9, Anita Velazquez 6, Ayana Herrejon 2, Alex Martinez 2, Jennifer Salazar 3, Aisha Herrejon 4. Waterville (25) – Hanna Clements 4, Alex Landon 5, Diana Davila 2, McKaylin Gormley 4, Elaina Thompson 10.

◆◆◆◆◆ WINTHROP – The Pateros High School girls basketball team put together a strong outing on both ends of the court to top Liberty Bell, 55-11, on Dec. 4. “We had a much better second half in our second outing,” Pateros coach Sheri Mortimer said. “We scored 22 points in the third quarter. I was pleased with our defensive effort. I also was pleased that every girl scored.” Wilson Creek is at Pateros on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Waterville is at Liberty Bell (1-2) on Tuesday. Pateros (55) – Gelstin 0, Figueroa 10, Woodward 5, Rhiannon Easter 6, Wilson 12, Vazquez 2, LeDoux 12, Steggal 4, White 4. Rebounds: Vazquez 4, Steggal 4, Wilson 3, Figueroa 2, LeDoux 2. Assists: LeDoux 5, Steggal 5, Easter 2, Wilson 2, Vazquez 2. Steals: Steggal 7, LeDoux 6, Wilson 4, Figueroa 4, Vazquez 2, Easter 2.

State 1B champs can’t stay with ’Dogs Dec. 11: showdown of unbeaten teams By Al Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – The Okanogan High School boys basketball team dismantled defending state 1B champion Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 74-40, on Dec. 4. The teams were tied at 13 after the first quarter before Okanogan outscored the Warriors, 46-15, over the next two quarters. “We just created a lot of turnovers and started taking the ball to the basket,” Okanogan coach Mike Carlquist said of the team’s scoring burst. “Early, we took too many jump balls that did not go in.” Okanogan won on turnovers — 14 for Okanogan to 27 for ACH — and the backboards, 38 rebounds to the Warriors’ 27. Jim Townsend led Okanogan with 25 points, including 9-for-9 shooting free throws. “It’s the first time he’s played without twisting an ankle or something,” Carlquist said. “He shot 3-for-9 at Medical Lake from the line. After that last game, he could not run. So all he did in practice was shoot free throws.” Thunder Wellhausen led ACH with 11 points. The Warriors could be a power again in the 1B ranks with a roster that includes eight seniors and a freshman. The Caribou Trail League season opens Tuesday, Dec. 11, with Okanogan (3-0) going to Tonasket (2-0) in a battle of teams that were undefeated heading into this weekend. “Tonasket is better. We will have to come to play well to beat them,” Carlquist said. “They have some kids. They have a couple good guards and the post players run the floor and work hard.” Okanogan has averaged 76 points a game and won by an average of 28 points. The big margins have allowed the

Bulldogs to play all 10 of their varsity players. “All 10 of our kids have gotten to play lots of minutes,” Carlquist said. “A lot of games the starters don’t play one second in the fourth quarter. Our young kids are getting better all the time. I think that is a real plus. Our depth is getting better. “You never know when someone gets sick, or gets an ankle injury or something” and you need a young player to come off the bench, the coach said. Other Tuesday CTL matchups include Cashmere at Quincy. Non-league games include Omak at Oroville and Royal at Cascade. ACH (40) – Dallas Isaak 8, Drew Isaak 6, Michael Evans 4, Jake Johanson 1, Jon Heathman 0, Thunder Wellhausen 11, Mitch Hunt 4, Simon Beardsley 0, Logan Thompson 6. Okanogan (74) – Jason Perez 9, Quinton Oliver 11, Justin Rivas 7, Tyler Morris 4, Clay Ashworth 3, Ben Cate 0, Colton Crowson 2, Jim Townsend 25, Trevor Hathaway 9, Justin VanderWeide 4. ◆◆◆◆◆ COULEE DAM – The Tonasket High School boys basketball team knocked off Lake Roosevelt, 57-44, in a nonleague game Dec. 4. “We started out a little slow, but picked up the intensity defensively in the second quarter,” Tonasket coach Augustin Pedregon said after his team gave up 20 turnovers. “We gave easy buckets on our turnovers in the third quarter.” Dyllan Gage, who led the Tigers with 18 points, hit some big shots in the third period to keep the Raiders off the lead, the coach said. “(Michael) Orozco played solid and did a great job taking care of the ball,” Pedregon said. Drew Saxon led the Raiders (0-2) with 16 points. Tonasket (2-0) is at home against Okanogan (3-0) on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the start of Caribou Trail League play. Lake Roosevelt (0-2) is at

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Quinton Oliver of Okanogan swipes a rebound away from ACH’s Thunder Wellhausen on Dec. 4. home against Wilson Creek (12) on Tuesday. Tonasket (57) – Orozco 9, Terris 12, Leep 6, Sund 10, Gage 18, Juarez 2, Young 0, Hires 0, Baller 0, Bensing 0. Camron 0. Rebounds (36): Gage 7, Leep 7, Sund 7, Terris 6. Assists (15): Orozco 6, Gage 3, Juarez 2. Steals (11): Orozco 3, Terris 3, Gage 2, Juarez 2. Lake Roosevelt (44) – DeWinkler 5, Black 0, Rosenbaum 4, Garvin 9, Picard 4, Rivera 0, Saxon 16, Piccolo 2, Nicholson 2, Campobasso 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ WATERVILLE – The Waterville Shockers used a

strong second quarter to beat Bridgeport, 51-37, on Dec. 4. The Mustangs led, 15-11, after the first quarter before the Shockers went on a 16-5 second quarter scoring run. Waterville outscored Bridgeport, 24-17, in the second half. Bailey Evenson scored 10 points and Miguel Garza 9 points for Bridgeport. Walter Edgar led Waterville with 19 points. Wilbur-Creston (1-2) is at Bridgeport (0-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Waterville is at Liberty Bell (0-1) on Tuesday. Bridgeport (37) – Rafa Cruz 0, Miguel Garza 9, Bailey Evenson 10, Cameron Cavadini 6, Juan Picazo 0, Esiquio Martinez 0, Marc Martinez 0, Kevin Alvarez 2, Jamison Schroeder 2, Hector Saucedo 2, Nain Sanchez 2. Waterville (51) – Newcomb 7, Laney 0, Parcells 1, Clements 7, Abrahamse 4, Mires 1, Edgar 19, Peterson 4, Shafer 8. ◆◆◆◆◆ WINTHROP – The Liberty Bell Boys picked up their first win of the season by beating Pateros, 46-41, in a non-league game Dec. 4. “This was a tight game throughout,” Liberty Bell coach Kyle Acord said. Liberty Bell used a small run to get a 10-point lead in the second, only to see Pateros make a comeback, cutting the lead to a point. “Liberty Bell took control the last minute of the game,” Acord said. Wilson Creek is at Pateros on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Waterville is at Liberty Bell (1-2) on Tuesday. Liberty Bell (46) – Mickey Michael 0, Cesar Dominguez 2, Austin Watson 22, Jaymis Hanson 9, Logan Szafas 6, Willy Duguay 0, Daniel Sonnichsen 0, Liam Daily 5, Wes Pilkinton 2. Rebounds (32): Szafas 8, Hanson 6, Daily 6. Assists: Dominguez 2, Hanson 2, Daily 2. Steals: Hanson 3, Dominguez 2, Watson 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – Republic used a 19-2 run in the second quarter to beat Oroville, 59-37, in a non-league game Dec. 4. Oroville outscored Republic, 22-20, in the second half. Aaron Fritts scored 17 points, Saxon Brown 14 and Prestin Hopper 13 for Republic (1-1). Lane Tietje scored 7 points for Oroville (1-2), which had four players with 7 points. Oroville (37) – Gil Ildelfonso 6, Chase Nigg 6, Dustin Nigg 4, Connelly Quick 6, Joseph Sarmiento 2, Conner Hughes 6, Lane Tietje 7. Republic (59) – Saxon Brown 14, Aaron Fritts 17, Garrett Weller 5, Prestin Hooper 13, Dan Slagle 8, Angelo Rivera 2.

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