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Outside shooters return to lead Tigers By Brent Baker Staff Writer T O NA S K E T – The Tonasket boys basketball team has struggled to match up with other Caribou Trail League teams in recent years. That doesn’t concern head coach Glenn Braman too much. He wants the Tigers’ focus to be internal rather than focusing on their opponents. “Every team in the CTL is 0-0 right now,” Braman says. “Nobody has played a league game yet. Of course, I know what they have, as each of them know what we have. I honestly don’t waste a lot of time thinking about other people’s teams. I need to keep focused on my team.” Braman’s team returns just three players from last season – senior guards John Stedtfeld, Damon Halvorsen and Kevin Aitcheson. That, in a nutshell, explains what fans will see from the Tigers this year. Their experience and much of their scoring will come from the perimeter. Tonasket Boys Basketball varsity ROSTER # Name Pos Gr 2 Dyllan Gage G 10 3 Kevin Aitcheson G 12 4 Michael Orozco F 10 10 John Stedtfeld F 12 12 Trevor Terris F 10 13 Damon Halvorsen G 12 14 Zach Villalva F 11 23 Dillon Zemtseff C 12 33 Zac Davis F 09 34 Lazaro Ortega C 12 44 Dakota Bogart C 12 Head coach: Glenn Braman Assistant coaches: Tim Cork, Dave Kirk

The Tonasket varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) Kevin Aitcheson, John Stedtfeld, Dyllan Gage, Damon Halvorsen, Dillon Zemtseff, coach Glenn Braman, Zac Davis, Trevor Terris, Dakota Bogart, Lazaro Ortega, Zach Villalva and Michael Orozco.

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“ We need to be c o n s i st e n t with our perimeter shots,” Braman says. “If we can shoot 40 percent or more from outside (3-point range), we’ll be in good shape. Shooting 33 percent from out there is like shooting 50 percent from inside. We’re built to be that kind of a team.” Stedtfeld and Halvorsen, along with sophomore Dyllan Gage, give

the Tigers a number of outside shooting threats and insurance against one of them having a cold night. And while the Tigers still are on the small side, they did pick up a 6-4 freshman transfer from Idaho, Zac Davis, as well as sophomore Trevor Terris, to anchor down the middle. Seniors Dakota Bogart and Lazaro Ortega, while standing under six feet, have proven to be solid assets down low, especially on

defense. “We set individual game goals and team goals for each game,” Braman says. “They’re usually tied to the little things we need to accomplish. I want their goals to be tied to things we value, hustle and effort type stats, rather than scoring.” In that spirit, the Tigers aim to hold opponents under 40 percent shooting, outrebound their opponents and commit fewer than 15 turnovers per game. “Our motto is to focus on the little things to ensure that great things happen,” Braman says.

“We don’t need to worry about what other teams bring, and we can’t do anything about it. We’ll Tonasket Boys Basketball Schedule 12/1 at Pateros 63-57 W 12/3 Oroville 77-67 W 12/6 at Bridgeport 85-27 W 12/10 Pateros 56-57 L 12/13 at Oroville 7:30 pm 12/17 Liberty Bell 7:30 pm 12/20 Bridgeport 7:30 pm 12/29 at Brewster Trn TBA 12/30 at Brewster Trn TBA 1/3 at Republic 7:30 pm 1/6 * at Chelan 7:30 pm 1/7 * Cascade 7:30 pm

concentrate on doing the little things right with our own team. That’s our goal.” 1/10 * at Okanogan 7:30 pm 1/14 * at Cashmere 7:30 pm 1/17 * at Omak 7:30 pm 1/20 * Chelan 7:30 pm 1/28 * at Cascade 7:30 pm 1/31 * Okanogan 7:30 pm 2/2 * Omak 7:30 pm 2/4 * Cashmere 7:30 pm 2/8-12 # at District TBA 2/14-19 # at Bi-District TBA 2/25-26 # at Regional TBA 3/1-3 # at State TBA * League Contest # If Qualify

Youthful Tonasket girls shift into high gear By Brent Baker Staff Writer

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TONASKETMike Larson takes over as the Tonasket varsity girls basketball coach, and he’ll be the first to admit that he knows very little about his team. Larson has been coaching the Tigers’ junior varsity boys for several years, meaning his teams played during the girls varsity games, and he was assisting the boys varsity while the girls JV played. “At this point I actually know more about the boys teams than my own,” Larson says. “Not only did I not get to see last year’s (girls) teams play, but we have a number of girls turn out this year that didn’t play last year.” As much as anything, Larson was thrilled with the number of girls that turned out. “We have 34 playing this year,” he says. “I don’t care where we finish as far as wins and losses go, that already makes this a successful s e a son.” O f course, Larson h o p e s there will b e more

tangible signs of success as the season progresses, and it could take some time for the

12/1 at Pateros 36-53 L 12/3 Oroville 32-31 W 12/6 at Bridgeport 25-27 L 12/10 Pateros 38-49 L 12/13 at Oroville 6:00 pm 12/17 Liberty Bell 6:00 pm 12/20 Bridgeport 6:00 pm 12/29 at Brewster Trn TBA 12/30 at Brewster Trn TBA 1/3 at Republic 6:00 pm 1/6 * at Chelan 6:00 pm 1/7 * Cascade 6:00 pm 1/10 * at Okanogan 6:00 pm 1/14 * at Cashmere 6:00 pm 1/17 * at Omak 6:00 pm 1/20 * Chelan 6:00 pm 1/28 * at Cascade 6:00 pm 1/31 * Okanogan 6:00 pm 2/2 * Omak 6:00 pm 2/4 * Cashmere 6:00 pm 2/8-12 # at District TBA 2/14-19 # at Bi-District TBA 2/25-26 # at Regional TBA 3/1-3 # at State TBA * League Contest # If Qualify

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The Tonasket varsity girls basketball team includes (l-r) head coach Mike Larson, manager Madilynn Larson, Kelly Cruz, Elizabeth Jackson, Kylie Dellinger, Ali Hill, Megan Beyers, Devan Utt, Baylie Tyus, Kathryn Clemans, Amber Kilpatrick, Alicia Edwards and assistant coach Jessica Hylton. Tigers to adjust to a new system with a very inexperienced squad. “It’s all about developing the right habits,” he says. “Both in practice and during the game, and that’s why we want our practices to simulate what it’s like during a game. “We want to play fast, fast and faster. We want to press a lot, and the girls have never

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Larson will have at least two years with most of the girls currently on his roster. Of the two seniors, Amber Kilpatrick last played basketball as a sopho-

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Oroville boys mix youth and experience By Brent Baker Staff Writer OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team had an up-anddown season a year ago. Up-and-down may actually be an understatement. How else to describe a team that could lose by 50 points at home to Brewster, and then beat the state tournament-bound Bears on the road two weeks later? The Hornets did play their best basketball at the end of last season, winning six of their final seven regular season games to finish in a three-way tie for second place in the Central Washington League’s North Division and giving White Swan and Kittitas all they could handle in Oroville Boys Basketball Schedule 12/2 Republic 69-42 W 12/3 at Tonasket 67-77 L 12/6 Oliver, BC 82-74 W 12/8 at Okanogan 35-78 L 12/10 at CBSS 61-47 W 12/13 Tonasket 7:30 pm 12/21 Omak 7:30 pm 12/29 at Cashmere 7:30 pm 1/7 * at Bridgeport 7:30 pm 1/10 * Pateros 7:30 pm 1/13 * at Lk. Roos. 7:30 pm 1/17 * Liberty Bell 7:30 pm 1/20 * at Brewster 7:30 pm 1/24 * Manson 7:30 pm 1/28 * at Manson 7:30 pm 1/31 * Bridgeport 7:30 pm 2/3 * at Pateros 8:00 pm 2/4 * Brewster 7:30 pm 2/7 * Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm 2/9 * at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm 2/13-18 # at District TBA 2/24-25 # at Regional TBA 3/1-3/3 # at State TBA * League game # If qualify

a pair of tight district tourney losses. With five key players returning – including four starters – first-year head coach Allen Allie feels he has a team that can improve on last year’s finish. “Our goal is to be in the top two in our league and make the state playoffs,” Allie says. “I think you need to set goals high but reachable. Our kids can reach their goal if they focus.” A league title might be tough, as defending champion Lake Roosevelt returns most of a squad that finished fourth at last year’s 2B state tournament. The Raiders’ roster still includes University of Idaho-bound senior Ty Egbert, who at 6-8 last year dominated a league that doesn’t have anyone else of that size. “When we are playing well I feel we can play with anyone in our league,” Allie says. “We can’t have many off nights or our goal will be hard to reach. I think most teams in our league match up pretty well, with the exception of Egbert.” The other question mark heading into the season will be how well the team adjusts to the new style of play Allie is implementing, particularly at the defensive end, where the Hornets will play more man-toman defense than in the past.

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The Oroville varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) assistant coach Chad Mathews, Dustin Nigg, Luke Kindred, C.J. Mathews, Connor Hughes, Zack Speiker, Michael Garrett, Dylan Rise, Lane Tietje, Chase Nigg and head coach Allen Allie. The Hornets lost point guard Preston Iverson to graduation, but return the rest of their usual starting lineup intact. Senior Zack Speiker gives the Hornets and inside presence, while another senior, C.J. Mathews, provides additional rebounding and is most effective while slashing to the basket. Juniors Michael Garrett and Con-

nor Hughes give Oroville a pair of legitimate 3-point threats who are each capable of busting out for 20 or more points a game, while sophomore Luke Kindred also saw some quality playing time at the varsity level as a freshman. Depth, however, could be an issue as there is precious little varsity playing experience coming off the bench. “We don’t have a deep or experienced bench,” says Allie.

“We’re going to rely on sophomores and freshmen to fill in as needed.” The Hornets should be welltested by the time they reach league play in January, as six of their eight non-conference oroville Boys Basketball varsity ROSTER # Name 3 C.J. Mathews 5 Chase Nigg 11 Dustin Nigg 13 Zack Speiker

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games are against larger schools, including a Christmas Break trip to Cashmere. But if they can stay healthy and their bench develops, the Hornets could be playing deep into February and possibly into March. 15 Michael Garrett 21 Connor Hughes 23 Luke Kindred 25 Lane Tietje 33 Dylan Rise


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Hornet girls look to break state tournament drought By Brent Baker Staff Writer

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OROVILLE – The Oroville girls basketball team has never made the state tournament. Mike Bourn and his young but seasoned group of Hornets aim to break that unenviable streak this year, but it won’t be easy. The Hornets came one win away from that elusive prize last year. But before they can think about navigating their way through the district tournament, they face a season of competing in a league that includes two of last year’s top four 2B girls basketball teams at the top. Central Washington League No r t h D iv i s i o n c h a m p i o n Brewster, unchallenged in 12 league games last year, finished fourth at the state 2B finals after many of the Bears contracted the flu during week of the tournament. League runner-up Lake Roosevelt, which started its season 3-6, won 17 of its final 20 games, took third at state and came within one basket of playing for the state championship. Brewster lost just three seniors, including key starter Corina Gebbers, while the Raiders pulled off last year’s run without oroville GIRLS Basketball varsity ROSTER # Name 1 Briana Moralez 2 Callie Barker 3 Katie Tietje 4 Meagan Moralez 5 Ali Miller 10 Becky Arrigoni 12 Brittney Jewitt 14 Naomi Peters 20 Sierra Speiker 24 Lily Hilderbrand 34 Kelsey Hughes

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The Oroville varsity girls basketball team includes (l-r) Ali Miller, Sierra Speiker, Katie Tietje, Becky Arrigoni, Kelsey Hughes, head coach Mike Bourn, Naomi Peters, Lily Hilderbrand, Briana Moralez, Callie Barker and Brittany Jewitt. a senior on their roster. “Brewster and Lake Roosevelt are pretty much huge favorites,” Bourn says. “But then we should be right there. We have a great chance to finish in the top three. “Lake Roosevelt last year showed what happens when everything comes together. They started playing well together, made a couple of game-winning shots and surprised some people.” If the Hornets want to become this year’s Lake Roosevelt, they will need to pick up where they left off at the end of last season,

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Rebuilding Tiger wrestlers keep expectations high By Brent Baker Staff Writer TONASKET – Teams with an overabundance of youth aren’t often considered dangerous, except in terms of their potential. A notable exception to that rule is the Tonasket wrestling squad. All it takes is a look at the portraits of past state champions that line the practice room and the prodigious list of state medallists that Hall of Fame coach Dave Mitchell has mentored through the years. So when he says his young Tonasket wrestling ROSTER Wgt Name 106 Tim Frazier 106 Christian Diaz 113 * Jared Stedtfeld 120 ^ Collin Aitcheson 126 Jeff Stedtfeld 126 Levan Sabakhtorashvik 132 * Ryker Marchand 132 Dyllan Walton 132 Marwin Baron 138 ^ Dalton Wahl 138 Joel Cosino 138 Ethan Knowlton 145 Austin Knowlton 145 Esgar Mendez 152 * Austin Booker 160 Travis Deggeller 160 Marshall West 170 Quinn Mirick 170 Caleb Lofthus 182 Morgan O’Brien 195 John Rawley 220 Frank Holfelz 220 Daniel Ortega 285 Chad Edwards 285 Tanner Good 285 Jose Lopez

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t e a m s h ows promise, he’s to be believed. “ Th e r e ’s a lot of potential,” Mitchell said after the Tigers’ first meet in which he sent six freshman and two sophomores to the mat. “There’s only one way for us to go. It’s just a matter of how soon we get there. In a couple of years we should be tough as nails, but I want to get there sooner than that.” Despite graduating eight seniors, the Tigers aren’t totally without some quality, experienced wrestlers. They have a solid core of returners that include seniors Jared Stedtfeld (projected to wrestle at 113 pounds) and Ryker Marchand (132) – both state 1A tournament veterans – and junior state qualifier Austin Booker (152). Junior Dalton Wahl (138) and sophomore Collin Aitcheson (120) were regional qualifiers last year, while juniors Jeff Stedtfeld (126), John Rawley (195) and Dyllan Walton (132) were solid as well. “We have a core of pretty tough guys,” Mitchell says. “We have several freshman and first year wrestlers who are looking

* State finals participant ^ Regional participant Head coach: Dave Mitchell Assistant coaches: Cole Denison, Trampas Stucker, Keegan McCormick

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The Tonasket wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Tim Frazier, Dyllan Walton, Esgar Mendez, Marwin Baron, Travis Degeller, Collin Aitcheson, (middle) Marshall West, Caleb Lofthus, Ethan Knowlton, Jared Stedtfeld, Dalton Wahl, Quinn Mirick, Morgan O’Brien, Jeff Stedtfeld, assistant coach Cole Denison, (back) head coach Dave Mitchell, Ryker Marchand, Frank Holfelz, Daniel Ortega, Tanner Good, Joel Cosino, Austin Booker, Austin Knowlton, John Rawley, Chad Edwards and assistant coach Josh Lofthus. good and show a lot of promise.” The Tigers should again be Caribou T r a i l League title contenders, depending both on how their o w n talent d e -

velops and on the health of a couple of other teams, most notably defending CTL champ Omak.

But getting through the league season, tough as it is, is only the beginning for the Tigers. “We intend to battle all year,”

tonasket wrestling Schedule 12/3 at Omak PIT Tournament 12/7 Oroville (dual) 12/10 at Ephrata Invitational 12/14 at Liberty Bell (dual) 12/16 at Couer d’Alene Tri-State Invite 12/22 at Oroville NOHI Tourney 12/29 at Royal Invitational 1/7 at Warden Invitational

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Mitchell says. “We want to improve and peak so we can be competitive in District, Regionals and State.”

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Hornet wrestlers make push for state finals By Brent Baker Staff Writer O R OV I L L E – Class B wrestling took a turn to the tough side a year ago when Warden, among other schools, dropped out of the 1A ranks. Not only did the Cougars go on to dominate the region and win the state championship, it meant that a number of state medallists from previous years didn’t even make the state finals last year. That wasn’t all that worked against the Oroville wrestling team last year. Injuries and eligibility issues plagued the Hornets, and both are trends Chuck Ricevuto hopes to see his team reverse. “We want to make sure every wrestler gets one percent better after each practice, and get all seniors to set an example of great leadership,” Ricevuto says. Four of his seniors have state tournament experience. Nick Perez (145 pounds) has three state medals to his name, including one third place and a pair of state runner-up finishes. Michael Lynch (138) has been to state twice, including runnerup finish in 2009, but last year was caught in the same weight

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state champion Anfim Kalugin from Springdale. Duke Sykes (170) also qualified for state last year at 171. Though he didn’t earn a medal, he lost 2-1 to the eventual state champion in

oroville wrestling Schedule 12/3 at Davenport Tournament 7th place 12/7 at Tonasket (dual) 21-60 L 12/9 Pateros / Ephrata JV (nonleague mixer) 12/10 at Okanogan Invitational 3rd place 12/13 at Okanogan (dual) 6:00 pm 12/17 at Mary Walker Springdale Tourney 10:00 am 12/20 at Lake Roosevelt (league mixer) 6:00 pm 12/22 Oroville NOHI Tournament 10:00 am 12/29 at Freeman Invitational 10:00 am

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2010-11 Season in Review

Boys Basketball Caribou Trail League League Overall Chelan 10 0 628 467 21 7 1635 Cashmere 7 3 638 578 16 10 1562 Cascade 6 4 523 503 11 11 1110 Okanogan 5 5 598 548 13 10 1362 Omak 2 8 494 617 8 12 1105 Tonasket 0 10 538 706 9 11 1154

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Central Washington League North Division League Overall Brewster 12 0 880 397 24 3 1687 Lk. Roosevelt 10 2 745 498 20 9 1573 Oroville 7 5 476 480 12 11 889 Pateros 7 5 633 553 9 13 1090 Bridgeport 3 9 377 628 4 16 636 Liberty Bell 2 10 380 620 5 15 681 Manson 1 11 315 630 3 15 459

1007 1273 940 1070 1083 950 899

Postseason: Chelan - bi-district champion, 5th place at state 1A tournament Cashmere - 3rd place at bi-district, eliminated at state 1A regional round Cascade - eliminated at CTL sub-district Okanogan - eliminated at bi-district

Postseason: Brewster bi-district champion, 4th place at state 2B Lake Roosevelt 3rd place at bi-district, 3rd place at state 2B Oroville eliminated at bi-district Pateros eliminated at bi-district

Central Washington League North Division League Overall Lk. Roosevelt 12 0 801 395 23 5 1728 Pateros 8 4 623 469 14 9 1136 Brewster 8 4 768 537 12 13 1440 Oroville 8 4 690 649 10 12 1306 Manson 4 8 526 678 9 10 921 Liberty Bell 2 10 400 686 3 17 724 Bridgeport 0 12 364 758 1 19 672

Wrestling Caribou Trail League Duals Omak 5 0 Tonasket 4 1 Chelan 3 2 Cashmere 2 3 Okanogan 1 4 Cascade 0 5

1183 1005 1297 1303 1026 1131 1275

Postseason: Lake Roosevelt bi-district champion, 4th place at state 2B tournament Brewster 2nd place at bi-district, eliminated at state 2B regional round Pateros eliminated at bi-district Oroville eliminated at bi-district Girls Basketball Caribou Trail League League Overall Okanogan 10 0 584 314 21 6 1396 987 Cascade 7 3 458 421 15 9 1062 1051 Cashmere 6 4 552 436 15 7 1246 1008 Chelan 5 5 434 392 7 15 922 909 Tonasket 2 8 326 527 8 12 772 965 Omak 0 10 320 584 4 16 733 1049 Postseason: Okanogan - 3rd place at bi-district, eliminated at state 1A regional round Cascade - eliminated at bi-district Cashmere - eliminated at bi-district Chelan - eliminated at CTL sub-district

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145 – Brenden Aguilar, Omak, 5th 152 – Jorge Villasenior, Chelan, 7th 160 – Dustin Silverthorn, Tonasket, 7th 171 – Roman Velazquez, Cashmere, 2nd; Keegan McCormick, Tonasket, 3rd; Kyle Trudeaux, Omak, 4th 189 – *Cole Schwartz, Chelan, 1st; *Dylan Green, Omak, 2nd; *Arnie Lopez, Chelan, 8th 215 – Jordan Velasco, Omak, 1st; Brandon Hudson, Tonasket, 4th; *Alex Cortez, Chelan, 7th 285 – Brad Ives, Omak, 4th 1B/2B District: Kittitas champion, Oroville 2nd, Liberty Bell 3rd (tie), Lake Roosevelt 3rd (tie), Pateros 5th, Springdale 6th, Selkirk 7th, Brewster 8th, Kettle Falls 9th, Wellpinit 10th, Republic 11th Regionals: Warden regional champion; Lake Roosevelt 4th, Liberty Bell 9th, Oroville 10th, Pateros 11th, Brewster 14th Oroville state qualifiers: Davis Castillo (119), Nick Perez (140), Duke Sykes (171), Alex Alvarez (alternate). (Alex Kelly and Michael Lynch qualified in 2009 and 2010) 1B/2B State: Warden state champion. Liberty Bell 6th, Lake Roosevelt 7th, Pateros 10th, Oroville 16th, Brewster 18th.

1A District 6 CTL Tournament: Omak district champion; Tonasket 2nd, Cashmere 3rd, Chelan 4th, Okanogan 5th, Cascade 6th Regionals: Omak regional champion; Tonasket 3rd, Chelan 4th, Cashmere 6th, Okanogan 9th, Cascade 11th. Tonasket state qualifiers: Jared Stedtfeld (112), Enrique Ortega, alternate (125), Tyler Laurie (135), Peter Williams (140), Lee Leavell (145), Austin Booker (152), Dustin Silverthorn (160), Keegan McCormick (171), Brandon Hudson (215). 1A State: Orting state champion. Omak 4th, Cashmere 9th, Tonasket 13th, Chelan 17th, Okanogan DNS, Cascade DNS 1A State medal winners from CTL schools: 125 – Michael Huckins, Omak, 8th 130 – *Michael Goble, Omak, 7th 135 – Randall Chipman, Cashmere, 3rd 140 – Dillon Miller, Cashmere, 2nd; Peter Williams, Tonasket, 6th


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1B/2B State medal winners from county schools: 103 – *Taylor Woodruff, Liberty Bell, 3rd 112 – *Brandon Medina, Brewster, 2nd 125 – Randy Gross, Lake Roosevelt, 2nd 130 – *Orrin Gross, Lake Roosevelt, 2nd 135 – *Ali Valdovinos, Pateros, 2nd 140 – *Nick Perez, Oroville, 2nd 145 - *Gunnar Doggett, Liberty Bell, 1st 160 – Chuck Myers, Liberty Bell, 3rd 171 – Sterling Shephard, Lake Roosevelt, 4th 189 - *Dalton Ginter, Pateros, 2nd *underclassman

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune • December 15, 2011


Oroville Seniors

Alex Alvarez Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 152 lb. Parents: Alejandro and Martha Alvarez Season Goal: Make state wrestling finals. Favorite Athletic Memory: Going to state wrestling last year as an alternate and seeing how awesome it was. Favorite Team: Seattle Seahawks Favorite Athlete: Marshawn Lynch Favorite Class: Lunch Favorite Food: Chinese Favorite TV Show: Law and Order Favorite Music: Any

C.J. Mathews

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Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Parents: Chad and Dawn Mathews Season Goal: Beat Tonasket for sure Favorite Athletic Memory: When I first dunked at Eastern Favorite Team: Baltimore Ravens or Oklahoma City Thunder Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow, Aaron Rodgers Favorite Class: CAD Favorite Food: Grannies cookies Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Favorite Music: One song - I’m Sexy And I Know It Hobbies: XBox Live

Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 145 lbs. Parents: Nicolas Perez Season Goal: Win state championship Favorite Athletic Memory: Hitting someone so hard I knocked their helmet off during a football game. Favorite Food: Chinese

kaylee harris Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 155 lb. Parents: Amy and Sean Harris Season Goal: Kick butt Favorite Athletic Memory: Haven’t had any worth telling yet, but this season I will! Favorite Team: Oroville Hornets Favorite Athlete: Michael Vick Favorite Class: English Favorite Food: Tofu, anything organic Favorite TV Show: That 70s Show Favorite Movie: Star Wars Favorite Music: Classical

terra sienna mullikin Sport: Cheerleading Parents: Susan and John Marcille Season Goal: To be able to do a full extension stunt Favorite Athletic Memory: When we ordered a special cake in volleyball this year. Favorite Team: Washington State Cougars Favorite Class: English and Yearbook Favorite Food: Everything Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother Favorite Music: Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon Hobbies: Cheerleading and photography

Tonasket Seniors

ivan rodriguez Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 160 lb. Favorite Team: Us Favorite Athlete: Us Favorite Class: School Favorite Food: Everything Favorite Music: Hip hop and rap Hobbies: My car

naomi peters Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Parents: Laara Peters, Stephen Kessler Season Goal: To lead our team to our first state tournament! Favorite Athletic Memory: Basketball team night, it was crazy fun. Favorite Team: Pittsburgh Penguins, U.S. Soccer Team Favorite Athlete: Sydney Crosby and Maria Sharapova Favorite Class: English Favorite Food: Pizza! Favorite TV Show: The Vampire Diaries and Glee Favorite Music: Anything upbeat and danceable Hobbies: Running and reading

David Sanchez Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 182 Season Goal: Get better and go to state Favorite Athletic Memory: Working hard and getting better Favorite Team: Oroville Favorite Class: Welding Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Movie: Step Brothers Favorite Music: Rock Hobbies: Working out

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kelsey hughes Sport: Basketball Position: Guard / Forward dylan rise fernanda perez

Alex Kelly Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 132 lb. Parents: Rick and Heather Kelly Season Goal: Be in the state finals. Favorite Athletic Memory: Finishing 4th at state my sophomore year. Favorite Team: Seattle Seahawks Favorite Athlete: Marshawn Lynch Favorite Class: Lunch Favorite Music: Any

Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 118 lb. Parents: Luis Perez and America Perez Season Goal: To try something new and get to be good at it. Favorite Athletic Memory: It will be when I win my first match Favorite Movie: Avatar

oroville seniors not pictured Breanna Dodd MIchael Lynch

Sport: Basketball Position: Guard / Forward Parents: Brian and Christina Rise Season Goal: To go to state Favorite Athletic Memory: Making fun of my coach Favorite Team: Los Angeles Lakers Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant Favorite Class: Lunch Favorite Food: Shirley Temples and chocolate covered strawberries Favorite TV Show: Two And A Half Men Favorite Movie: The Hangover Favorite Music: Skrillex and Tech N9ne Hobbies: Modern Warfare 3

Sport: Basketball Parents: Jon and Susan Speiker Position: Forward / Guard Season Goal: Make it to state Favorite Athletic M e m o r y : Ta k i n g third at state cross country Favorite Team: Ohio State Favorite Athlete: Aaron Craft

duke sykes Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 170 lb.

kevin aitcheson Sport: Basketball Position: Point Guard Parents: Fay and Jay Aitcheson Season Goal: TO have fun with my teammates and do whatever it takes to win a league game Favorite Athletic Memory: The bus rides back home Favorite Team: University of Hawai’i Warrors Favorite Athlete: Ray Lewis Favorite Food: Orange chicken and white rice Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Favorite Movie: Due Date Favorite Music: Rap Hobbies: Riding dirt bikes

dakota bogart Sport: Basketball Position: Post Parents: Tim Bogart and Barb Bogart Season Goal: Be a role player and keep my team motivated Favorite Athletic Memory: Bus rides on long road trips in the back Favorite Team: Seattle Seahawks Favorite Athlete: LeBron James Favorite Class: Ag Science Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite TV Show: Two And A Half Men Favorite Movie: Coach Carter Favorite Music: Rap Hobbies: Shooting hoops

kyndra dellinger Sport: Cheerleading Parents: Ron Dellinger, Misty Dellinger, Jen Wells Season Goal: To finish out the season and stay positive. Favorite Athletic Memory: Going to state cross country my junior year. Favorite Team: Dallas Cowboys Favorite Class: English, Lifetime Sports Favorite TV Show: Switched at Birth, Criminal Minds Favorite Music: Rock Hobbies: Running, baking

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Ryker Marchand Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 132 lbs. Parents: Brandi Clark, Tony Marchand Season Goal: To go to the Dome (state finals) Favorite Athletic Memory: Junior year, winning the Oroville Tournament as a team.

lazaro ortega Sport: Basketball Position: Post Parents: Emperatriz Ortega and Lazaro Ortega Season Goal: To make it a game everyone wants to see. Favorite Athletic Memory: In football, when I kicked a field goal (to beat Tri Cities Prep on the final play) and everyone rushed at me and surrounded me. Favorite Team: Anaheim Mighty Ducks Favorite Actor: Emilio Estevez Favorite Class: Traffic safety Favorite Food: Anything my mom cooks Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Movie: The Hangover Favorite Music: Rap Hobbies: Being with friends in sports.

jared stedtfeld Sport: Wrestling Position: 113 lbs. Parents: Jeff and Robin Stedtfeld Season Goal: To win state! Favorite Athletic Memory: Beating the returning champion at Omak Favorite Athlete: Dave Mitchell Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Movie: Anger Management Favorite Music: Rock / metal

john stedtfeld Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Parents: Jeff and Robin Stedtfeld Se a s on Goa l: Ge t a league win. Favorite Athletic Memory: Beating Tri Cities Prep with a game winning field goal. Favorite Team: Gonzaga, North Carolina Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant Favorite Class: Conditioning Favorite Food: Enchiladas Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Movie: Lion King Favorite Music: Anything Hobbies: Playing sports

melody wolen Sport: Cheerleading Parents: Megan and Jim Huckaby Season Goal: To not fall in front of everyone! Favorite Athletic Memory: The rides to away games, and team dinners. Favorite Class: English Favorite Food: Apples! Favorite Music: Everything ... but country!

Dillon Zemtseff Sport: Basketball Position: Post Parents: Barbara Dean (mom) and Patte Deane (grandma) Season Goal: To be the best I can be at basketball. Favorite Athletic Memory: Going to summer ball with Coach and the team. Favorite Team: Chicago Bulls Favorite Athlete: Derrick Rose Favorite Class: Ag Mechanics Favorite Food: Pepperoni spaghetti Favorite TV Show: Sons of Guns Favorite Movie: Transformers Favorite Music: All Hobbies: Fishing polemaking and trapshooting

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ali hill Sport: Basketball Position: Post Parents: Terry and Heather Hill Favorite Athletic Memory: Last season with the freshmen at Brian’s Pizza. I was their teacher! Favorite Team: Gonzaga Bulldogs Favorite Class: English Favorite Food: Noodles

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amber kilpatrick Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Parents: Don and Leilani Kilpatrick Season Goal: To get a shooting percentage higher than 80% each game. Favorite Athletic Memory: Freshman year, team bonding at Jayden Hawkins’ house and playing hide and go seek. Favorite Team: Miami Heat Favorite Athlete: LeBron James Favorite Class: P.E. Favorite Food: Smashed “taders” Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Movie: Space Jam Favorite Music: Eminem Hobbies: Playing sports

Damon Halvorsen Sport: Basketball Position: Point Guard Parents: Darin and Elaina Halvorsen Season Goal: Have fun, help lead my team to a league victory Favorite Athletic Memory: Getting 13th at state cross country this year Favorite Team: Duke Favorite Athlete: Steve Nash Favorite Class: History Favorite Food: Chinese Favorite TV Show: ESPN Favorite Movie: More Than a Game Favorite Music: Rap Hobbies: DJing

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Nicolette flores Sport: Cheerleading Parents: Stacey and Joe Flores Season Goal: To pump up the crowd and have a great last year. Favorite Athletic Memory: When my All-Stars team went to Nationals in Portland, OR Favorite Team: San Diego Chargers Favorite Class: P.E., Housing and Furnishing Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Project Runway Hobbies: Design clothes, baking

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