Page 1



SPORTING OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT Good luck to all of our student athletic teams in the new school year! We salute our local players’ dedication to success in their sport and in the classroom!


Okanogan Valley

GAZETTE-TRIBUNE High School Fall Sports Special Section

Catch all the action this season!


Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket cheerleading team includes (front row, l-r) Teigan Field, Rose Walts, Camille Wilson, Noni Alley, (back row) Savanna Drew, Shiann McCallum, Katie Henneman, Morgan Tyus, Jannelle Catone, Shelby Gilreath and Olivia Sutton.

Enjoy the season Hornet and Tiger Athletes!


Gary DeVon/staff photo

The Oroville cheerleading team includes (front row, l-r) Pie Todd, Deja Moore, Narya Naillon, Mikaela McCoy, (middle) Bonnie Roley, Faith Martin, Alexis Allenby, Lena Fuchs, (top) Zoe Whittaker and Jadyn Mieirs.











Gary DeVon/staff photo

The Oroville football team includes Jesus Churape, Ben Hickman, Brandon Watkins, Blaine Weaver, Louie Reyes, Logan Mills, Blake Rise, Matt Aubin (second row) Zane Scott, Jerry Milholland, Nils Fassbender, Hunter DeVon, Nick Clase, Klinton Flowers, Max Turner, Bailey Spencer, David Iniguez (third row) Adolfo Delgado, Connor Godwin, Caleb Mills, Nathan Hugus, Jaxon Blackler, Andrew Mieirs, Gilberto Delgado, Seth Miller and Stetson Spears. Not Pictured Charlie Arrigoni.

Hornets plan to step up their offense BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Hornet football head coach Tam Hutchinson plans on upping the tempo on offense this year to improve on last year’s record. Assisted by Brad Scott, Hutchinson is entering his sixteenth year as coach of the Hornets. They have a roster of 28 players, which the coaches say is small compared to past seasons. Hutchinson describes his coaching style as “positive” and sees team cohesiveness and a competitive attitude as the Hornet’s greatest strength. If there is a weakness, he says it is “lack of depth.” Oroville is not without experience, but overall they are a

young team. There are five returning seniors leading the Hornets – Logan Mills (LB), Blake Rise (DT), Charlie Arrigoni (OL), Brandon Watkins (OL) and Blaine Weaver (WR). Mills was chosen for First Team All League for defense last season. Players to watch, according to Hutchinson, include juniors Nathan Hugus (QB), Andrew Miers (WR), Jaxon Blackler (DE), Stetson Spears (WR) and Connor Godwin (LB) and sophomores Caleb Mills (RB), Seth Miller (RB) & Zane Scott (NG). Jerry Milholland (OT), is among the young players showing promise. Last year the Hornets entered the CWL North Division playoff in fourth after bringing their record up 3-7 in some late season upset victories. The underdogs took on the White Swan Cougars and came tantalizingly close to another upset victory, but finished behind 20-28. The

OROVILLE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Sep 4 * White Swan 7:00 pm Sep 11 at Mt. Baker 7:00 pm Sep 19 * at Manson 7:00 pm Sep 25 * Okanogan 7:00 pm Oct 2 at Kettle Falls 7:00 pm Oct 9 * Tonasket 7:00 pm Oct 16 * at Brewster 7:00 pm Oct 23 Connell 7:00 pm Oct 30 at Liberty 7:00 pm Nov 6 # League playoff * League Game # If qualify

Thanks to the Advertisers...

Cougars were the first challengers against the 2015-16 Hornets and Oroville got payback, coming out victorious 32-12. The only big change in strategy to improve over last year’s 3-7 come from behind record Hutchinson sees is to change to a more “up tempo offense,” he said

OROVILLE FOOTBALL ROSTER # Name 10 Andrew Mieirs 11 Nathan Hugus 12 Seth Miller 20 Caleb Mills 22 Blaine Weaver 25 Connor Godwin 32 Maxwell Turner

Pos. Gr WR/DB 11 QB/DB 11 WB/OLB10 RB/OLB 10 WR/DB 12 RB/DB 11 WR/FS 10

34 Drake Fox 38 Stetson Spears 40 David Iniguez 44 Logan Mills (C) 45 Gilberto Degado 50 Nicholas Clasé 54 Ben Hickman 55 Adolfo Delgado 62 Jerry Milholland 64 Zane Scott 65 Nils Fassbender

WR/CB 10 RB/DB 11 WR/OLB10 FB/MLB 12 WR/OLB 9 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 11 DL/OL 9 C/DL 10 OL/DLK 11

66 Charlie Arrigoni G/DT 12 70 Louie Reyes OL/DL 12 75 Jaxon Blackler OL/DL 11 76 Blake Rise G/DT 12 79 Brandon Watkins OL/DT 12 80 Matthew Aubin WR/CB 12 82 Hunter DeVon WR/DB 9 84 Benton Greene WR/OLB12 88 Klinton Flowers WR/DB 10 Head Coach: Tam Hutchinson Assistant Coach: Brad Scott

Coach Tam Hutchinson




Wishing athletes a healthy, successful season! Have Fun

Warm Up Play Hard

Cool Down

39 Clarkson Mill Rd., Tonasket


The High School Sports Special Section is made possible by the advertisers who have placed ads in this special pre-season edition. They have advertised here because they care about the youth in our valley and want to encourage them in their dedication and hard work. By placing an ad here they are saying “good job...we’re proud of you and we care that you succeed, not just in sports, but in life.” You can return that support by patronizing their businesses. Together we can build a storong and healthy community—a community that our kids will be proud to represent in whatever sport or activity they participate in.







Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket football team includes (front row, l-r) (first row, l to r) Jesse Ramon, Spencer Gariano, Chris Freese, Alex Palomares, Joe Ogborn, Jack Montowski, Connor Timm, Christian Garcia-Herrera, Tim Freese, Lloyd Temby, Jeffrey Luna, Chase Reid (second row) Chad Bretz, Tanner Anderson, Devin Kiely, Rycki Cruz, Destin Sphar, Jon Freese, Dylan Kalma, Sesar Saldana, Joe Schell, Wyatt Pershing, Kyle Huber, Zach Lofthus, Austin Rimestead, Ethan Smith, Garrett Thomas

Tiger team full of young guys working hard

Tyler Thrasher, a former football player for the Oroville Hornets, is back for his second year coaching the Tigers. New this year is assistant coach


assisted by Tyler Laurie. “We have a smaller turnout than past years, but we’ve got 30 players who really care about Tiger football,” said Hawkins. “This is exciting for the coaching staff.” Returning players this year



TONASKET - Tonasket football coach Jay Hawkins is back for his fifteenth year as head coach of the Tigers, ready for the second season in the Central Washington B League. Also returning this year is assistant coach Shawn Rader, who has been with the team for twelve years. Rader is the offense and defensive line coach for the Tigers.

Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7

Warden 35-39 L at Lk Roosevelt 7:00pm * at Liberty Bell 7:00 pm * Brewster 7:00 pm * at Bridgeport 7:00 pm * Oroville 7:00 pm * at Manson 7:00 pm * Okanogan 7:00 pm Omak 7:00 pm # League playoff

* League Game # If qualify

HAIR DESIGNZ Good Luck Tiger Athletes!


Coach Jay Hawkins Clint Duchow, who coaches running backs and linebackers. The coaching staff is also

# Name Pos. Gr 1 Christopher Freese RB/DB 9 2 Alex Palomares WR/DB10 3 Vance Frazier-Leslie QB/DB 11 5 Austin Rimsead TE/LB 11 6 Christian Garcia-Herrera RB/DB 12 7 Jordan Thrasher QB/DB 9 14 Rycki Cruz QB/DB10 18 Tim Freese WR/DB11

include seniors Jon Freese, Zach Lofthus, Christian GarciaHerrera and Devon Kiely. “We are a team full of young guys that are working hard to be the best they can be,” Hawkins said, adding, “We will work together in practice and play the

20 Tanner Anderson 22 Jeffrey Luna 31 Ethan Smith 43 Jesse Ramon 48 Jack Montowski 50 Conner Timm 52 Spencer Gariano 53 Lloyd Temby 55 Wyatt Pershing 58 Joe Ogborn 59 Joe Schell 63 Devon Kiely

Have Fun! Lee Frank Mercantile SCHOLZ


Sporting Goods

316 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-2105

9 W. 4th St., Tonasket

Smith & Nelson, Inc.

64 Garrett Thomas 68 Sesar Saldana 73 Chad Bretz 74 Jonathan Freese 85 Kyle Huber 86 Zach Lofthus

Head Coach: Jay Hawkins Assistant Coaches: Shawn Rader, Clint Duchow, Tyler Thrasher, Tyler Laurie.

 Commercial  Farm  Life

& Health

 Crop

We wish all athletes the Best of Luck! OROVILLE: 815 Central, 476-3023 TONASKET: 323 S. Whitcomb, 486-2917 OMAK: 2 N. Main Street, 826-1156 BREWSTER: 538 W. Main, 689-0904

One Stop Grocery Shopping!

 Groceries  Cold Pop  Produce  Snacks  Meats  Chips  Beer

Tonasket, Washington

It’s Game Time. Have a Great Season Tiger Athletes!

"CHECKED FOR QUALITY" By applying the most up-to-date technology, our experienced, dedicated and hard working crew continues to provide the best possible service to both growers and consumers.

We have all your game time favorites! 7 Days A Week: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

212 N. Hwy. 97, Tonasket 486-2183

302 S. Western, Tonasket  486-2104 We support our athletes and wish them all


We Believe in High School Athletics...

Our WINTER Sports Section will be coming out in December!

Don’t miss out...reserve your space now!

GAZETTE-TRIBUNE Contact Charlene at 509-476-3602 or 509-322-5712

We Support our North County Teams!

GRANT’S Home Owned 4 , Tonasket MARKET 18 W.486-2127


OL/DL 11 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 10 OL/LB 12 WR/DL 11 TE/DL 12

 Personal

We wish our North County athletes the best of luck this season!

Shannon, Cheree, Johnna, Lisa & Heather

WR/LB 9 WR/DB11 RB/LB 9 RB/LB 10 RB/DB 9 OL/DB 11 OL/DL 10 OL/LB 11 OL/LB 11 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 9 OL/DL 12

game together. And with that, we will reach our best together.” Hawkins said there were great voices on the team. “Although we are inexperienced, we have the understanding of the importance of togetherness. It will allow us to reach our best.”

— Friendly Service — th




TONASKET GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE Sep 8 Sep 10 Sep 15 Sep 17 Sep 19 Sep 22 Sep 24 Sep 29 Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27

Omak * Manson at Chelan * at Liberty Bell Brewster * Bridgeport * at Oroville * Okanogan at Brewster at Oroville * at Manson * Liberty Bell * at Bridgeport * Oroville * at Okanogan * Brewster


6-0 12-0 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

Head Coach Darren Collins has been coaching the boys and girls high school soccer team for seven years, and coached a recreational league for a few years before that. “I played a bunch before that on club teams and adult league teams. We didn’t have a team when I was in high school,” said Collins, a Tonasket High School * League Game alum. # Playoff schedule TBA, if qualify Assistant Coach Todd Mathews has been with the team for ten years. He said this will be his last year assisting the soccer team, as his daughter will be in high adding, “I’m not about win/lose so much as where school next year we are going to be and he has already at the end of the seamissed too many of son.” her games. Tonasket has five “When she was seniors this year; in little league, we midfielder Jaden would talk on the Vugteveen, forward phone to discuss Rose Walts, defense how our games player Myra Gaytan, went; we were each defense player on different busses,” Esmeralda Flores Mathews said. and JV midfielder He used to coach Lesli Guzman. three sports per year; Four juniors join both boys and girls the varsity team Coach Darren Collins high school soccer along with four as well as junior high sophomores, two boys basketball. “I love teaching the game, espe- freshmen and forward eighth cially to younger kids. You get grader Heidi Cruz. Four freshman play on the JV to see the light bulb come on team, along with five eighth gradwhen they understand something for the first time,” Mathews said, ers.






Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket girls soccer team includes (front, l-r) Heidi Cruz, Amanda Padilla, Morgyne Hjaltason, Leslie Guzman, Maria Garcia, Rubi Capote (second row) Grace Cory, Kayla Willis, Megan Bolich, Ashlynn Willis, Keann Wilson, Natalie Gomez, Jamie Wilson Jennifer Cosino (keeper), Madilynn Larson, Lisa Kudlik, Maria Polito, Jaden Vugteveen, Rose Walts, Ellie Alberts, Cassidy Caddy, Esmeralda Flores, Madison Gariano (keeper).

OROVILLE GIRLS SOCCER Hornet soccer taking it ‘one game at a time’ BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - Tony Kindred is joined in his second year as head Oroville Girls Soccer Coach by Whitney Massart and they plan on their girls playing tough and taking each competitor one game at a time to improve on last season’s record. The coaches feel it is very important to give guidance and to encourage their 21 team members to be fully involved in both practice and on game days. “It is important that all of our athletes understand individual leadership in both practice and games, yet are fully involved in giving to a team agreement,” said Kindred. “Incorporating an interactive and cooperative approach to training is important. We want our girls to understand the importance of goals and the drive that they are Gary DeVon/staff photo responsible for, to meet those goals.” The Oroville Hornet Girls Soccer Team is (front, L-R) Early Dawn Mendoza, Vivana Sanchez, Kambe Ripley, Jennifer Vazquez, Itzel Castillo, Yessica T. While the team is fairly young, Nemecio, Tylynne Watkins, Catherine Alarcon, Alexia Garcia (back row) Liliana Nava, Keyla Layata, Xochil Rangel, Paz Lopez, Areli Ocampo, Marissa with mostly sophomores and Aubin, Tori Kindred, Hannah Sauer, Katherine Egerton, Sydney Egerton and Lindsay Koepke. Not pictured Arin Reger. freshmen, the coaches feel they have a great turnout of girls this All leaguer Kambe Ripley great teamwork so far in prac- Sanchez-Pajarito and Cathryn where it takes them. year. In the past the team has makes a return for the Hornets. tices. Alarcon, say the coaches. Great teamwork, hard work numbered in the low teens and She is a tough player with a ethic and camaraderie come to “Koepke is a seasoned AAU “The girls are working hard was only 12 last whole lot of energy player with one year of varsity and have had three weeks of prac- Kindred’s mind immediately year. all over the field play, however and we are look- tice. They are ready to get on when asked about the team’s “We are still a and Xochil Rangel ing to see great things from her the field. Ready to get to work,” strong points. fairly young team, is back at goalie and but have multiple this year. These and others who said the head coach. They are in As far as weaknesses, he said, is an exceptional athletes that are “You might say a weakness could have turned out such as Syndney agreement that we are focusing player in this posinow into their third be that we have several new playEgerton and Hannah Sauer who one game at a time and look fortion, according to year of play. The will see varsity play, ” said Kindred. ward to some great competition. ” ers and we are young, but we have the coaches. girls are showing All of the young Hornet ladies Being a young team the varsity experience with the larger Tori Kindred, great promise. They Yessica Nemecio, show promise, including Jennifer Hornets have set their goals to part of the team and the young are dedicated to one Marissa Varney, Vazquez, Areli Ocampo, Early work together and play hard. players are learning fast.” another and have a Alexia Garcia, Dawn Mendoza, Liliana Nava, They plan on playing tough and While the girls went winless last great work ethic,” Tylynne Watkins, Itzel Castillo, Arin Reger, Viviana the coaches say they will see year, Kindred sees great improveKindred said, addPaz Lopez, Katie ing there is only one Egerton and returning senior – Lindsay Koepke are Coach Tony Kindred Keyla Layata. all back with all but Layata is joined Koepke with two by senior Viviana years of varsity play experience Sanchez-Pajarito, who is new to and are showing tough play and the team this year.


We wish all the athletes the best of luck this season!

Smile...have fun and enjoy the Sports Season!

Oroville Dental Center


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Great Service & Atmosphere!


1518 Main St., Oroville

Dr. Joey Chen, D.M.D. Family Dentistry

OROVILLE: 1600 N. Main St. Hours: Tues. - Wed., 8 - 5 Tel: 509-476-2151 OMAK: 23 S. Ash St., Omak Hours: Thursdays, 8:30 - 5:30 Tel: 509-826-1930


Oroville Pharmacy PHOTO KIOSK 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

 Unique Gift Items & NEW Jewelry Good  GREAT GUY GIFTS!  Leanin' Tree, Borealis & Hallmark Cards Luck  Russell Stover / Whitman's Chocolates

& Abdallah Caramels

 Physician’s Formula Cosmetics

1416 Main St., Oroville

Keyla Layata

OROVILLE GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE Sep 15 Sep 17 Sep 22 Sep 24 Sep 29 Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 8 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27

* Okanogan 4:30 pm * Brewster 4:40 pm * at Manson 4:40 pm * Tonasket 4:30 pm * at Liberty Bell 4:40 pm * at Bridgeport 4:00 pm * Tonasket 11:00 am * Okanogan 4:30 pm * at Brewster 4:30 pm * Manson 4:30 pm * at Tonasket 4:30 pm * Liberty Bell 4:30 pm * Bridgeport 4:30 pm

* League Game # Playoff schedule TBA, if qualify

ment in skills and maturity. He sees a better overall season is possible this year through tough practices, fundamental work, and good conditioning. Last year’s highlights included improving from the start of the season playing tough and then in second half of the season going from no scores and hard losses to tough play, scoring and reducing the number of goals scored by opponents significantly and “seeing these young ladies make great improvements.”


Athletic Booster Club

Supporting Tiger Athletes!

P.O. Box 2207 Oroville, WA.

Check out our


Hornet Teams! 476-3411

We wish all athletes the best of luck! l Pizza l Calzones l Subs l Lasagna l Salad Bar l Wraps

TONASKET PIZZA COMPANY Open: Tue. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

15 West 4th St., Tonasket




TONASKET CROSS COUNTRY State tournament runners back on the trails, building on experience





TONASKET – Longtime Coach Bob Thornton is back to head the cross-country team this year, along with his assistant coach Chad Portwood. Also returning are several runners from both the boys’ and girls’ teams who went to the state tournament last year. “With both teams making it to state last year, we are building on the experience they gained from last year and continuing to emphasize running as a team,” said Thornton. “We return almost everyone from last year on the girls team, so we are looking strong as a team and individually. We lost a few boys, but have some good runners turning out for the first time; and with the experienced runners from last year we should be good.” Seniors Rade Pilkington, Jenna Valentine and Bryden Hires all competed at state last year; along with juniors Hunter Swanson and Johnna Terris and sophomores Justin McDonald and Katie Henneman. Terris, Hires and Swanson all pulled off season personal bests at the state tournament.

Coach Bob Thornton


Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 6 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24

Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket cross country team includes (first row, l-r) Eric Owsley, Samuel Flores, Javier Hernandez, Adam Steinshouer, Curtis Wilson, (second row) Kylee Bobadilla,Victoria Chervinsky, Hayley Larson, Johnna Terris, Katie Henneman, third row: Riley Morris, Justin McDonald, Hunter Swanson, Zach Clark, Garrett Wilson, Caeleb Hardesty (back row) Rade Pilkington, Jenna Valentine, Bryden Hires. Not pictured: Mitchell Fitzthum, Zion Butler, Alejandra Avilezz.

TBD Nov 7

Tonasket Invitational 3:30 pm at Bridgeport Invitational 3:30 pm at Erik Andersen/Runner’s Soul, Plants Ferry, Spokane Valley 11 am at Manson Invitational 10:30 am at Colville Invitational 9 am at Omak Invitational 3:30 pm at Cascade Invitational 12:30 pm at Oroville Invitational 4 pm at CWB League Meet (site TBA) TBA at League Meet (site TBA) TBA # at State Tournament (site TBD)

# If qualify

OROVILLE CROSS COUNTRY Hornets running, getting motivated for new season

SENIORS Castillo


D. Castrejon

E. Castrejon



OROVILLE – In his second year as Hornet Cross Country Coach, Billie Monroe likes to lead by example, getting out and run-

“...if I am right there doing it with them, I am hoping this motivates them to push themselves harder...”

Coach Billy Monroe


Coach Billy Monroe, Oroville Hornet Cross Country

ning with his team. “I like to get out there and run with the kids and motivate them by example. When we are running hills, I know that it sucks but if I am right there doing it with them, I am hoping this motivates them to push themselves harder especially when they see that their coach is hurting too,” he said. There are ten kids turning out this year, but no high school girls, which the coach hopes he can change in the future. The team has a mixture of experience, with half the team having run two or more years and the rest all new runners. There are four returning seniors – Javier Castillo, Emmanuel Castrejon, Daniel Castrejon and Dakota Haney. Among the young team mem-

Gary DeVon/staff photo

The Oroville cross country team includes (front, l-r) Andrew Del Rosario Elijah Burnell, Yohnney Castillo, Luis Vasquez (back row) Javier Castillo, Daniel Castrejon, Dakota Haney, Mathew Galvan, Emmanuel Castrejon and Sheridan Blasey.


bers showing early promise Monroe includes freshmen Elijah Burnell and Matthew Galvan. “They have good potential

because of their competitiveness,” he said. “Sheridan Blasey is an eighth grader and if she contin-

ues to improve she should have a good shot at making it to state next year as a freshman.”

476-3893 PAUL’S SERVICE V A A J Auto Parts Auto Repairs JUNKIE Fuel Injection Cleaning  Coffee

Drinks Specials  Soft Ice Cream  Footlong Hot Dogs  Covered Seating  Lunch

2306 N. Hwy 97, Oroville

We Wish all Athletes a Safe and Successful Season! Oroville Auto Parts Center

   Performance

Engine Building

Go Hornets & Tigers! Hwy. 97, South, Oroville Phone: 476-2241

Your one stop for complete auto repairs!



512 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-8400

Good Luck to Our Outstanding Athletes!

 Open Daily 


Diane MacFarland, P.T.

Wishing athletes a healthy, successful season! Have Fun Play Hard


# If qualify


Located: Hwy. 97, Oroville

Sept 8 at Tonasket Invitational 3:30 pm Sept 12 at Moses Lake Invitational Sept 15 at Bridgeport Invitational 3:30 p.m. Sept 26 at Tojan Invite (Manson) 11:15 am Oct 3 at Can Am Kettle Falls 3 pm Oct 7 at Omak Invitational 12:00 pm Oct 17 Oroville Invitational 4 p.m. Oct 24 at CWB League Meet (site TBA) TBA TBD at League Meet (site TBA) TBA Nov 7 # at State Tournament (site TBD)

Cool Down

39 Clarkson Mill Rd., Tonasket


Oroville Golf Club "Come visit our World Famous Groundhogs" Pro Shop  Power Carts  Complete Luncheon

2 mi. W. of Oroville on Nighthawk Rd. Ph. 476-2390




Volleyball team looks forward to second season with Coach Leslie

SENIORS Montenegro







TONASKET – Pam Leslie returns to coach Tonasket’s volleyball team for her second year this season, and also returning is C-squad coach Arcelia Carroll. New to the team this year is JV coach Johnna Sutton. Thirty-one players turned out this year, including six returning seniors along with a seventh senior new to the team. Seniors Kasey Nelson and and Vanessa Pershing played varsity last year as juniors, and are joined on the varsity squad this season by classmates Samantha Keller, Kyra Whiting, Alyssa Montenegro, Melanie Gronlund and Corrina Karrer, who didn’t play last year. Freshman Faith Lofthus; sophomores Taylon Pilkinton and Olivia Sutton; and junior Alexa Sutton round out the varsity team. Coach Leslie said the team would continue to build on fundamentals after winning their first league match last season since 2008. “Defensively, we are not yet where we need to be,” said Leslie, adding that she expected the team’s performance to run in about the middle of the league. Leslie said the team’s strengths included their ability to serve and willingness to work on conditioning. “The sophomore class has a number of good athletes in devel-

Coach Pam Leslie Connection, a uniform and athletic supply vendor. “They generously donated practice gear for the girls as well as the Spanx, and discounted volleyball shoes for all the players,” Leslie said. “They have been awesome!”


Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket volleyball team includes (front row, l-r) Brooklynn Ward, Tylee Caddy, Julie Bello, Yamilet Nunez, Missy Martinez, Alexia Gavin (middle row) Corrina Karrar, Sarah Rhodes, Madison Clarke, Ally Mershon, Nicole Juarez, Olivia Sutton, Megan Powell, Carmella Salazar, Sandra Magdaleno, Emily McCullough, (back row) Faith Lofthus, Anna McCullough, Melanie Gronlund, Kyra Whiting, Alyssa Montenegro, Cordelia Muth, Kasey Nelson, Vanessa Pershing, Taylon Pilkingon, Alexa Sutton and Sierra Camiso. Not pictured: Chelsea Vasquez, Vanessa Gronlund. opment,” said Leslie. A challenge faced this year among team members was

Assistant Coach Johnna Sutton and her family losing their home in the Okanogan Complex wild-

fire. Sutton’s daughters Alexa and Olivia are both on the varsity team, and a third daughter plays

volleyball for the middle school. A blessing for the team this year was donations by Team

Sep 10 *Manson Sep 15 * at Liberty Bell Sep 17 * at Brewster Sep 22 * Okanogan Sep 24 * at Lk. Roose. Sep 29 * Oroville Oct 1 * at Bridgeport Oct 6 * at Manson Oct 8 * Liberty Bell Oct 13 * Brewster Oct 15 * at Okanogan Oct. 20 * Lk. Roose. Oct 22 * at Oroville Oct 27 * Bridgeport *League match

3-2 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

# Playoff schedule TBA, if qualify (preceded by JV)


OROVILLE – The Lady Hornets volleyball team is under the tutelage of Nicole Hugus for a second season, with Shawna Nutt serving as assistant coach. “I see myself as a teacher for these girls helping them to be better players and learn and have fun as they do,” said Head Coach Hugus. This year the Hornets have 18 girls turning out, a somewhat smaller team than they’ve had the last couple of years, but still a pretty good turnout, according to the coach. The girls are young,



Burnell OROVILLE VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Sep 10 * at Okanogan Sep 15 * Lk Roosevelt Sep 17 * Liberty Bell Sep 23 * at Bridgeport Sep 24 * Manson Sep 29 * at Tonasket Oct 1 * at Brewster Oct 6 * Okanogan Oct 8 * at Lk Roos. Oct 13 * at Liberty Bell Oct 15 * Bridgeport Oct 20 * at Manson Oct 22 * Tonasket Oct 27 * Brewster *League match

7:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm

# Playoff schedule TBA, if qualify (preceded by JV)

Gary DeVon/staff photo

The Oroville volleyball team includes (front row, l-r)Yaneli Aoalos Cazares, Estifenny Carrilo, Stephanie Ravacaba (back row) Jewel Vanderwaal, Marcela Ocampo, Mikayla Scott, Hannah Hilderbrand, Havannah Worrell, Madison Whiteaker, Katie Rawley. with about one-third being freshmen and just two returning seniors – Mikayla Scott and Ellamae Burnell. The team has two others from last year’s varsity squad Hannah Hilderbrand and Courtnee Kallstrom. “I have talented young players


Booster Club Supporting Hornet Athletes!

coming up with a new setter this year in Jennifer Cisneros, a freshman,” said Hugus. Last season Oroville had a lot of close games, but only won two and the coaches really hope to improve on this season. “I have another year experience and have

worked with these players last year. In prior years these girls have had a different coach every year,” she said. If the team has a weakness, it is that it only has a few returning varisty and a lot of inexperienced players.

“My change in strategy will be for the team to be more versatile and able to change our offense/ defense depending on the opponent. I am excited about this years team and have high expectations,” said the coach.

ROY’S PHARMACY for all your prescription needs!

Good Luck Tiger Athletes! 318 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket Ph. 509-486-2149 Fax: 486-2196

Coach Nicole Hugus


Good Luck Tiger Athletes! 308 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket


We would like to take this opportunity to wish our North County athletes the best of luck with their upcoming


Profile for Sound Publishing

Sports Preview - Fall Sports Preview 2015  


Sports Preview - Fall Sports Preview 2015