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TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL Tigers believe last year’s playoff appearance is just the beginning BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - For the first time in awhile, there are expectations of success for the Tonasket boys basketball team. “My main focus (last year) was to get them to believe,” says second-year coach Agustin Pedregon. “ “The guys told me all summer they want to win. I said it’s time to walk the walk. Talk the talk is done, man. The bottom line is, they’re hungry. And they’ve been proving it to me that they’re all in.” The Tigers made their first post-season appearance since 2007 last year, and though it lasted just one game, it gave the team a sense that it was building something. Though a 4-10 Caribou Trail League record wasn’t great, it was a far cry from the yearslong league losing streak they’d ended the year before. The biggest thing, Pedregon says, was getting the team to believe that they could beat the better teams in the league. And while they didn’t do that last year, it was rare that even state tournament teams like Cashmere and Okanogan didn’t have to work to get past the Tigers. Now, with the top seven players and all but a total of 17 points of their scoring back from a year ago, the expectations have changed. Dyllan Gage led the team in scoring last year with 15.1 points per game (ppg), but was

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TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name Pos. Gr 2 Kjeld Williams G Sr. 4 Michael Orozco G Sr. 10 Ethan Bensing W Jr. 12 Trevor Terris F Sr. 20 Roberto Juarez F Sr. 22 Jesse Manring G Jr. 23 Derek Sund F Sr. 24 Dyllan Gage G Sr. 32 Colton Leep P Jr. Head coach: Agustin Pedregon Assistant coaches: Jesus Pedregon, Tim Cork, Dave Kirk

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TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/6 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/17 12/20 12/27 12/28 1/3 1/4 1/7 1/11 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/7 2/11

at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm Kettle Falls 6:00 pm Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm at Oroville 7:30 pm at Okanogan 7:30 pm * Chelan 7:30pm Tonasket Xmas Tourn Tonasket Xmas Tourn * at Brewster 7:30 pm * Cashmere 7:30 pm * at Omak 7:30 pm * Cascade 7:30 pm * at Quincy 7:30 pm * at Chelan 7:30 pm * Okanogan 7:30 pm * at Cashmere 7:30 pm * Brewster 7:30 pm * at Cascade 7:30 pm * Omak 7:30 pm * Quincy 7:30 pm # Districts begin TBA

* League Contest # If Qualify

also tied for second on the team in assists and second in steals. Michael Orozco added 11.2 ppg and nearly two steals a game; junior post Colton Leep led the team in rebounds and added 6.4 ppg; Derek Sund was an active presence inside with 7.1 ppg and nearly four rebounds per game;

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The Tonasket varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) head coach Agustin Pedregon, Michael Orozco, Kjeld Williams, Roberto Juarez, Ethan Bensing, Colton Leep, Derek Sund, Trevor Terris, Dyllan Gage, Jesse Manring and assistant coach Jesus Pedregon. and Ethan Bensing added athleticism and 4.8 ppg. Roberto Juarez came off the bench to add rebounding and defense. And Trevor Terris did a bit of everything on the court, averaging 7.2 ppg, leading the team in assists and second in rebounding and third in steals, as well as taking on the toughest defensive assignments most nights.

“They’re mature,” Pedregon says. “They’re hungry. Last year they got to where they could compete. Now they want to win.” If that’s going to happen, defense will be the key. Pedregon likes his teams to be adept at multiple defensive looks, from a variety of zones to man-to-man, to full court or half court traps. “We can’t let teams score 60-70

points,” he says. “We won’t be relevant in the CTL like that. Defensively we have to do a good job. “Offensively I’m not worried. We have to grind games; we can’t try to blow someone out because it’s not going to happen. Too many good teams. It just comes down being able to execute on defense.” Meanwhile, Pedregon admits

that he’s enjoying not being “the new guy.” “It helps both ways,” he says. “I know what I’ve got with the guys, and they know me. “I’m a big believer that what you give is what you’ll get. If I give my best they’ll give me their best and they’ve shown that. And if they give me their best, it will show in the games.”

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL Jay Thacker takes over as coach of youthful Hornet squad BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - League MVP Connor Hughes and his 19 points per game are gone. So is head coach Allen Allie. But under the direction of new coach Jay Thacker, Oroville’s boys basketball team returns four players that saw action in all 20 varsity games last year, plus two others that were in the starting lineup at various times throughout the season. So while it is still a young team with just two of the four seniors (Chase Nigg and Connolly Quick) returning with experience, Thacker has a more seasoned team than it may appear by looking at its roster. Also returning are juniors Joe Sarmiento, Dustin Nigg and Lane Tietje as well as sophomore Juan Lopez. “This team is pretty balanced,” Thacker says. “I think we’ll have nights where one or two kids have big nights, but it won’t always be the same one or two kids. “The kids have done a good job at listening and learning. I think our balance will be a good thing because it is tough to defend. It forces you to guard everyone, so that could be our strength.” Thacker brings a wealth of experience of his own to Oroville. He coached the Goldendale varsity for six years, where his teams ran up a 74-55 record, including 46-21 over the last three years of that stretch. His 2010-11 team went 19-5 before getting knocked out in the regional “first round of state” by Cashmere. “Those last couple of years we had some pretty good teams,” Thacker says. “Any time you win 19 games it’s a good year.” After taking a year off from coaching - he and his wife have a 1-1/2 year old child - he realized how much he missed it. “Basketball has been a part of my life since I was born,” he says. “Taking a year off made me realize how much I loved it.” Thacker played for his father, Jim, at Walla Walla before playing college ball at Walla Walla Community College. He also assisted for three years at Gonzaga University: two years under former coach Don Monson, and one year under current coach Mark Few. And there’s no lack of local connections. Jim Thacker coached at Omak in the early 70s before

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 3 Joseph Sarmiento 5 Chase Nigg 11 Dustin Nigg 13 Connolly Quick 15 Matthew Smith 23 Bryce Glover 25 Lane Tietje 33 Nathan Hugus 43 Sean DeWitte 45 Juan Lopez 51 Cody Tibbs

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Head Coach: Jay Thacker Assistant Coach: Brian Martin

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/14 12/17 12/21 12/28 1/10 1/11 1/14 1/16 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/14 2/18

Curlew 4:30 pm Republic 7:30 pm Tonasket 7:30 pm at Chelan 7:30 pm at Omak 7:30 pm at Columbia 3:00 pm at Kettle Falls 4:00 pm at Pateros 7:30 pm * Kittitas 2:00 pm Entiat 7:30 pm * at Bridgeport 6:00 pm * Riverside Christian 1:00 pm * at Manson 7:30 pm * at Lk Roosevelt7:30 pm * Liberty Bell 7:30 pm * at White Swan 3:00 pm * Bridgeport 7:30 pm * Manson 7:30 pm * Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm * at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm # Districts begin TBA

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moving on to his 29-year stay at Wa-Hi. Jay’s uncle, Mike Thacker, coached at Tonasket for three

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The Oroville varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) assistant coach Brian Martin, Sean DeWitte, Dustin Nigg, Juan Lopez, Nathan Hugus, Joseph Sarmiento, Lane Tietje, Bryce Glover, Connelly Quick, Cody Tibbs, Matthew Smith, Chase Nigg and head coach Jay Thacker. years in the early 80s. “I saw the job opening (at Oroville) and jumped at it,” Thacker says. “I’ve been in the area and really liked it. I have a lot of family ties, so I put in for the job. When it was offered, I didn’t hesitate.” As for what he expects from the Hornets in his first year in

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better,” he says. “Then by the end, we should be in the mix as far as the league goes. It all depends on

how well we develop. The kids have been doing a great job and working hard.”


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OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL MVP Hilderbrand returns to lead Hornets in state tourney bid BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - The coveted prize of a trip to the state tournament once again eluded the Oroville girls basketball team last year. The Hornets did parlay a rare road win at Lake Roosevelt into the co-championship of the Central Washington League’s North Division, however, and despite the loss of four starters to graduation, look to be in the running for a repeat. Except this one, they want for themselves. “I think we’re in a good position to win the league,” says Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “Their goal is to win it outright this year and if things pan out, that’s something they’re capable of.” A big reason for that is the one starter that is back in the fold this year is reigning league MVP Lily Hilderbrand, who averaged 13.8 points per game last year and pulled down a third of the entire team’s rebounds while finishing second on the team in assists. “We lost four pretty good players,” Bourn says. “And a couple of them should have been better appreciated around the league. But I think we have enough depth in the program that we’ll be OK. the young girls are playing well, and Lily has looked good so far. The girls are excited.” A couple of new faces will be assisting Bourn this year. His JV coach is Jerian (Ashley) Swenson, a 2012 Tonasket graduate. And Bill

OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 1 Faith Martin 2 Rachelle Nutt 3 Marissa Garcia 4 Meagan Moralez 5 Kendal Miller 10 Sammie Walimaki 12 Brittany Jewett 14 Kali Peters 20 Kaitlyn Grunst 24 Lily Hilderbrand 34 Mikayla Scott 42 Jordyn Smith 44 Pie Todd

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Head coach: Mike Bourn Assistant Coach: Jerian Swenson

OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/14 12/17 12/21 12/28 1/7 1/11 1/14 1/16 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/15

Curlew 3:00 pm Republic 6:00 pm Tonasket 6:00 pm at Chelan 6:00 pm at Omak 6:00 pm at Columbia 3:00 pm at Kettle Falls 1:30 pm at Pateros 6:00 pm * Kittitas 2:00 pm Entiat 6:00 pm * at Bridgeport 6:00 pm * Riverside Christian 1:00 pm * Manson 6:00 pm * at Lk Roosevelt6:00 pm * Liberty Bell 6:00 pm * at White Swan 3:00 pm * Bridgeport 6:00 pm * at Manson 6:00 pm * Lk Roosevelt 6:00 pm * at Liberty Bell 6:00 pm # Lge. X-Over TBA

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The Oroville varsity girls basketball team includes (front row, l-r) Sammie Walimaki, Jordyn Smith, (back) head coach Mike Bourn, manager Bailey Griffin, Rachelle Nutt, Brittany Jewett, Marissa Garcia, Mikayla Scott, Lily Hilderbrand, Kali Peters, Pie Todd, Faith Martin, Kendal Miller and assistant coach Jerian Swanson. Not pictured are Meagan Moralez and Kaitlyn Grunst. 1970s, will be assisting in the development of Bourn’s post players. “Jerian has been doing a really good job,” Bourn says. “We’re really happy to have her on board. “Bill is in his 60s, but he’s a great guy. He’ll be working with Lily, Kaitlyn Grunst and Pie Todd

a lot.” The Hornets also have three returning seniors that saw plenty of action last year, including Meagan Moralez, Brittany Jewett and Marissa Garcia. Kali Peters, Mikayla Scott, Rachelle Nutt and Kaitlyn Grunst also saw some

late-game varsity time. “There are three state spots from our district again this year,” Bourn says. “Oroville (girls basketball) is the only basketball team from the area to have never been to a state tournament. It’s one of those things that kind

of sticks with you until you can bring it to an end. “Once you can get to state, the girls start to expect it. This team has a chance to do that. We’re not there yet, but this team has a chance to be the best team that has been here in awhile.”

TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL Stephanie Schertenleib returns to lead Tonasket girls hoops squad BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Stephanie Schertenleib returns to the Tigers’ bench this year after Mike Larson stepped down to accept a classified position in the Tonasket School District. That rendered him unable to coach due to contract restrictions; Schertenleib, who coached the Tigers in 200910 and 2010-11, was ready to reclaim her old position. “They are fighters,” Schertenleib says of her squad. “This group of girls has been really fun to coach because the talent they have at each position plays well with each other. I haven’t had a team that has shared the ball as well as they do. They are constantly looking for teammates.” The Tigers return several players with multiple years of varsity experience. Seniors Kylie Dellinger (eight points per game), Kathryn Cleman, Elizabeth Jackson, Baylie Tyus and Carrisa Frazier will lead the way, while sophomore Jaden Vugteveen was a mid-season call-up from JV last year that saw plenty of action. Part of Schertenleib’s task is getting her players mentally ready to take on the top teams in the Caribou Trail League, which annually is the toughest 1A league in the state, especially in girls sports. Last year’s CTL featured three teams in the eight-team state tournament; Brewster won the state title (to follow up on Okanogan’s 2012 championship) while Chelan took third. “You can watch the fear (when taking on a state-caliber foe),” Schertenleib says. “But my overwhelming motto is looking at success. Am I performing to the best of my ability? Is my team performing to the best of its ability?” Schertenleib, who played for the Tigers in a pair of state tournaments in the late 1990s under Gary Smith and later played at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, said she has been going through the late John Wooden’s pyramid of success with her team.

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TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 12 Jenny Bello 14 Johnna Terris 20 Kylie Dellinger 22 Carissa Frazier 24 Hilda Celestino 30 Jaden Vugteveen 34 Baylie Tyus 40 Elizabeth Jackson 42 Kathryn Cleman 44 Myra Gaytan 50 Rose Walts

Ht. Gr 5-5 Sr. 5-5 Fr. 5-7 Sr. 5-4 Sr. 5-2 Jr. 5-9 So. 5-6 Sr. 5-6 Sr. 5-8 Sr. 5-5 So. 6-1 So.

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“Sometimes you have to gage success based on things rather than the final score,” she says. “Sometimes you can play terrible and win, or play fantastic and lose. You don’t have control over

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The Tonasket varsity girls basketball team includes (front row, l-r) Kylie Dellinger, Jenny Bello, (back) manager Amanda Johnson, Carrisa Frazier, Elizabeth Jackson, Jaden Vugteveen, Rose Walts, Kathryn Cleman, Baylie Tyus and head coach Stephanie Schertenleib. that. But you do have control over how hard you play.” She also believe the future is brighter than the recent past for the Tiger basketball programs. “We finally have an AAU program where we have a team in every grade, and not just enough

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back. It was gone for awhile. “When I coached before I was almost forcing the ‘push’ with the

players. Right now I think they want to be pushed. They want more. And that’s nice to have.”


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TONASKET WRESTLING Tigers aim to challenge Quincy, Chelan for CTL supremacy

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TONASKET - Three returning Tacoma Dome veterans and a big group of solid contributors have Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell optimistic about the Tigers' outlook this season. The Tigers finished 10th at state last year and third in the Caribou Trail League. Despite the graduation loss of state medalists Austin Booker (now wrestling at Oklahoma's Bacone College) and Jeff Stedtfeld, the returns of senior Collin Aitcheson (5th place at 120 pounds), senior John Rawley (qualifier at 195) and sophomore Jorge Juarez (6th, 126), along with state alternates Trevor Peterson and Frank Holfeltz, give the Tigers a solid core to begin with. In the Washington Wrestling Report's pre-season rankings, Aitcheson is ranked second in Class 1A (behind Hootie Judd of Lakeside, whom he lost to in overtime the medal match last year); Juarez is ranked fourth at 126 and Rawley is eighth at 195. "Our three returning state meet vets are all looking good," Mitchell said. "Trevor and Frank are also looking good. "Of course, we will have a lot better better idea of how things will go after we wrestle (Dec. 7) at Omak." The Tiger lineup also features four sets of brothers: twin juniors Austin (182) and Eithan (145) Knowlton; senior Dylan (132) and freshman Devin (113)

TONASKET WRESTLING ROSTER Name Devin Walton Vance Frazier Rade Pilkinton Anthony Luna Collin Aitcheson Trevor Peterson Chase Reid Eric Chavez Jorge Juarez Peaches Walton Austin Rimestad Zion Butler Tim Frazier Wyatt Pershing Zach Lofthus Eithan Knowlton Ryan Rylie Caio Baumstein Caleb Lofthus Treven Nielsen Dyllan Kalma Ulukbek Beishekeev Dallas Tyus Lucas Vugteveen Austin Knowlton Frank Holfeltz John Rawley Chad Edwards Jose Lopez

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Head coach: Dave Mitchell Assistant coaches: Cole Denison, Trampas Stucker

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The Tonasket wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Vance Frazier, Devin Walton, Rade Pilkinton, Jorge Juarez, Trevor Peterson, Zion Butler, Bobby Carrier, Nathan Anderson, Collin Aitcheson, (middle) Caleb Lofthus, Zach Lofthus, Peaches (Dyllan) Walton, Dylan Kalma, Ryan Rylie, Caio Baumstein, Wyatt Pershing, Ulukbek Beishekeev, Austin Rimestad, Tim Frazier, Anthony Luna, (back) Tanner Good, Dallas Tyus, Chad Edwards, Eithan Knowlton, Frank Holfeltz, Jose Lopez, Treven Nielsen, Austin Knowlton and Lucas Vugteveen. Walton; junior Caleb (152) and sophomore Zach (145) Lofthus; and junior Tim (138) and freshman Vance (113) Frazier. Other returners that saw frontline action last year include sophomore Rade Pilkinton (113), junior Dallas Tyus (170) and senior Chad Edwards (285). Quincy and Chelan battled it out for the Caribou Trail League

title last year, but the Tigers were a couple of missed opportunities away from breaking into the top two a season ago. While both squads again boast strong lineups, Mitchell expects the Tigers to be a part of the league title chase. "Quincy and Chelan are the teams to beat," he said. "But I expect us to be in the hunt and on their heels."

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OROVILLE WRESTLING Hornets look to improve on last season’s single Tacoma Dome berth

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OROVILLE - Low numbers almost automatically will keep the Oroville wrestling team from being competitive in team scoring in most of the tournaments they enter this season. With a total of 13 wrestlers on the squad mostly bunched into the middle weight classes - the focus will need to be on individual goals. The most accomplished returner is junior Jordan Smith, who earned a trip to the state finals last year at 106 pounds and is slotted to go at 120 this year. Smith rode a late season surge a year ago, winning a match in the Tacoma Dome before bowing out. Taylor Robinson (182), a senior, was a state alternate a year ago and likely would have made it if not for an injury suffered at regionals. Washington Wrestling Report ranks him fourth at 170 heading into the season. "I truly believe he might have been able to win that all-important (winnerto-state) bout with two good arms," said Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto at the time. Others returning to the Hornet lineup include senior Eddie Ocampo (152 or 160 pounds), senior Ruben Renfro (160/172), junior Leo Curiel (132/138), sophomore Charlie Arrigoni (152/160) and sophomore Scott Hartvig (152/160). Ocampo was the closest out of that group to claiming a state finals berth. Of the six new faces on the team, four are seniors. But the good news for Ricevuto and the Hornets is that a

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The Oroville wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Roger Carranza, Ruben Renfro, Leonardo Curiel, Eddie Ocampo, Jordan Smith, John Marquiss, (back) Stephon Robinson, Charlie Arrigoni, Lukas Mieirs, Taylor Robinson and Casey Martin. Not pictured are Scott Hartvig, Diego Santana, head coach Chuck Ricevuto and assistant coach Ed Booker. schools have taken up the practice, with Liberty (Spangle), Selkirk and WilburCreston/Keller producing eighth-grade state medalists.

solid group of eighth graders are waiting in the wings for the chance next year. Ricevuto had hoped to bring them up to the varsity this season. Other B

"We made an attempt to bring up eighth graders," Ricevuto said. "But we will have to wait until next year for their services."

Name John Marquiss Jordan Smith Leo Curiel Diego Santana Stephon Robinson Eddie Ocampo Scott Hartvig Charles Arrigoni Casey Martin Ruben Renfro Roger Carranza Taylor Robinson Lukas Mieirs

Gr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Wt. 106-113 120 132-138 132-138 145 152-160 152-160 152-160 160 160-172 160-172 182 195

Head coach: Chuck Ricevuto Assistant coach: Ed Booker

2012-13 SEASON IN REVIEW BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A)

Team W L PF PA W L PF *$ Okanogan 13 1 67.7 51.4 25 2 67.4 *$ Cashmere 11 3 71.7 53.8 19 9 67.7 * Chelan 11 3 51.4 40.1 17 7 50.3 * Brewster 8 6 54.5 49.4 16 9 55.2 * Quincy 6 8 48.6 51.2 9 11 47.0 * Tonasket 4 10 52.9 64.3 9 12 54.1 Cascade 2 12 45.1 59.6 4 16 45.5 Omak 1 13 42.0 64.1 5 15 44.3 *Postseason qualifier $ State qualifer (Okanogan 4th place; Cashmere 6th place)

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * Liberty Bell 7 * Manson 6 * Bridgeport 6 Lk Roosevelt 5 Oroville 3 *Postseason qualifier

L 4 5 5 6 8

PF 50.5 51.9 49.4 50.6 44.6

PA 42.9 51.4 52.0 54.5 53.5

W 13 12 13 7 6

L 10 10 11 13 14

PF 49.5 53.1 45.9 47.0 46.5

PA 46.3 47.7 49.6 56.3 55.2

W L 17 5 4 17 7 14

PF 58.6 41.4 45.3

PA 45.8 53.8 48.8

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * Riverside Chrst. 9 * White Swan 3 * Kittitas 2 *Postseason qualifier

L 0 6 7

PF 61.7 44.2 42.6

PA 35.7 52.2 51.8

PA 48.0 54.8 41.9 47.7 49.0 59.4 56.4 58.6

GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) Team *$ Brewster *$ Chelan

W 13 11

L 1 3

PF 68.8 55.4

PA 40.4 37.4

W 26 21

L 1 5

PF 68.6 54.3

PA 40.5 38.3

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team * Oroville * Lk Roosevelt * Bridgeport Manson Liberty Bell

W L 8 3 8 3 4 7 3 8 0 11

PF 47.0 54.7 31.5 29.2 28.6

PA 37.4 35.7 46.9 45.5 55.6

W 13 15 7 4 0

L 10 8 14 13 19

PF 42.5 50.6 31.0 29.7 27.9

PA 39.2 44.5 45.5 44.9 57.6

W L 17 8 15 7 6 13

PF 55.3 51.0 39.3

PA 38.9 36.4 49.5

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * $ White Swan 8 * Riverside Christ. 8 *Kittitas 2 *Postseason qualifier $ State qualifier

L 1 1 7

PF 64.6 59.7 37.7

PA 35.1 33.3 56.7

WRESTLING

CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) DISTRICT MEET

Quincy 345, Chelan 273, Tonasket 235.5, Omak 128.5, Cashmere 115, Okano-

gan 89.5, Brewster 73, Cascade 65.

CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE AT STATE

Team Finishers: Quincy 2nd; Chelan 5th; Tonasket 10th; Omak 16th; Cashmere 30th; Brewster 34th; Okanogan 39th.

Individual Medialists:

Brewster – Medina (113, 6th). Brewster girls - Carillo (170, 2nd). Cashmere – Visser (132, 6th); James (138, 7th). Chelan – Garcia (132, champion); Anderson (170, 7th); Schwartz (220, champion); Garcia (285, 3rd). Okanogan – Klepec (113, 8th). Omak – Aguilar (138, 3rd); Trudeaux (152, 6th); Harvill (170, 5th); Cuttrell (195, 8th). Tonasket - Booker (160, 2nd); Stedtfeld (126, 4th); Aitcheson (5th, 120); Juarez (126, 6th). Quincy – Alejandrez (106, champion); Martinez (113, champion); Jimenez (145, 4th); Bushman (152, 4th); Melendez (160, 3rd); Guzman (285, 6th).

OKANOGAN COUNTY AREA 1B/2B AT STATE

Team Finishers: Liberty Bell 1st; Lake Roosevelt 2nd; Pateros 24th; Oroville 30th; Republic DNS. Individual Medalists: Liberty Bell - Skelton (106, 1st); Woodruff (120, 2nd); Ju. McMillian (126, 1st); Ja. McMillan (132, 2nd); E. Fink (138, 2nd); Holsten (145, 2nd). Lake Roosevelt - Pakootas (12o, 3rd); Gross (145, 1st); Waters (220, 2nd); Alejandre (285, 4th). Pateros - G. Ginter (152, 4th)

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