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TONASKET - Mike Larson, assisted by Dave Kirk, is back for his second year as Head Coach of the Tonasket Boys basketball team after coaching the Tiger girls varsity team for two years, and sixteen years coaching the Tiger boys JV team prior to that. Larson, who played all four years as a guard while attending THS himself, began coaching right out of high school. He said the joy in coaching for him was sharing the love of the game with the kids, and trying to ignite the same passion for the game in them that he has.

TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/1 12/4 12/5 12/8 12/11 12/12 12/15 12/18 12/28 12/29 1/5 1/9 1/12 1/15 1/19 1/22 1/23 1/26 1/29 2/2 2/5

at Okanogan Jam 5:00 p.m. Republic 7:30 p.m. Kettle Falls 4:00 p.m. Manson 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Bell 7:30 p.m. Omak 7:30 p.m. at Brewster 7:30 p.m. Okanogan 7:30 p.m. at West Valley TBD at West Valley TBD at Lk Roosevelt 7:30 p.m. Oroville 7:30 p.m. at Bridgeport 7:30 p.m. at Manson 7:30 p.m. Liberty Bell 7:30 p.m. Brewster 7:30 p.m. at Warden 7:30 p.m. at Okanogan 7:30 p.m. Lake Roosevelt 7:30 p.m. at Oroville 7:30 p.m. Bridgeport 7:30 p.m.

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The Tonasket boys basketball team includes (l-r) front row: Michael Davis, Eric Owsley, Caeleb Hardesty, Gavin Frazier, Benny Williams, Ethan Smith, Jack Montowski, Quincy Vassar, Jordan Thrasher, Andrew Clawson and Riley Haug. Second row: Ethan Calus, Alex Palomares, Jason Whiteaker, Chad Bretz, Joe Ogborn, Joseph Schell, Dustin Sphar, Riley Morris and Ryker Ayers. Back row: Dylan C. Douke, Camden Field, Conner Timm, Kyle Huber, Sam Nelson, Jesse Ramon, Lucus Scott, Seth Smith, Bryden Hires, Sesar Saldana, Cade Hockett and Adrian Mendoza. Despite only having eight guys on the team last year, the team made it to districts after beating Soap Lake in the ‘play-in’ game. “Just making it to the playoffs was a pretty big deal for Tonasket,” Larson said. “I think 2007 was the last time they went.” Six of the eight players graduated, but this year 34 kids turned out. Asked if the word had gotten out last year that he was a great coach and that’s what inspired so many more to play this year, the coach humbly responded, “It was an easy transition. I’ve known a lot of the kids and their parents a long time.” Of the four seniors on the team, Larson said none of them played varsity basketball before. “So we are an inexperienced and extremely young team this

year,” said Larson. He said returning player Jesse Ramon played a lot last year as a freshman. “We have a really good, strong freshman class this year,” said Larson. “I expect a lot of good to come out of them in the next four years.” Larson said it was unknown how the team’s season would go. “There will be a lot of trial and error, with me learning them and them learning me, being somewhat of a new coach this year. Our weakness will be our lack of experience and youth; but sometimes the youth can be a good thing.” He said the strength of the team would be their depth, with so many players turning out. “I’ve seen a lot of good competition every day in practice.”

A jamboree held in Okanogan December 1 gave the coaches the opportunity to see what this year’s teams had to offer. “They did a lot of good things playing against Liberty Bell,” said Larson. “You can’t judge anything about the season at a jamboree; no one tips their hand about what they are going to do. But it was good to see what this group of kids can do against others who don’t know your plays or have seen what you can do. So a lot of good things came out of it.” Brewster is expected to be this year’s biggest competition, but hopefully the Bears and other league favorites won’t prove unbeatable by this young and enthusiastic team of Tigers.

TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 4 Bryden Hires 32 Dylan Douke’ 34 Caden Field 44 Cade Hockett 22 Seth Smith 23 Kyle Huber 14 Jesse Ramon 10 Jordan Thrasher 10 Ryker Ayers 10 Ethan Smith


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

Head coach: Mike Larson Assistant coaches: Dave Kirk, Steve Williams



3 Lucas Scott 12 Chad Bretz 14 Sesar Saldana 20 Alex Palomares 22 Ethan Calus 23 Riley Morris 24 Conner Timm 32 Jack Montowski 44 Sam Nelson

So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.

C SQUAD ROSTER 3 Adrian Mendoza 20 Joe Ogborn 23 Joe Schell 32 Destin Sphar 1 Michael Davis 2 Eric Owsley 4 Gavin Frazier 11 Andrew Clawson 12 Jason Whiteaker 24 Riley Houg 34 Ben Williams 44 Caeleb Hardesty

Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

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Coach Mike Larson said he hoped to ignite in his players the same passion for the game he has.

In the December 5 Tonasket/ Kettle Falls game (clockwise from upper left), Dylan Douke’ searches for a way past a blocking Bulldog; Jordan Thrasher gets his progress jammed by the Bulldog; Jesse Ramon shoots over the head of a Bulldog; Coach Larson applauds a play by his team; Cade Hockett takes the ball back to the Tigers’ end of the court and Kyle Huber provides some tough defense of his own, with backing from Ramon and Hockett. Katie Teachout/staff photos

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OROVILLE - Jay Thacker, assisted by Brian Martin, is back for his third season of coaching the Oroville boys basketball team. He is greeted by the largest turnout (22) of players since his session in Oroville began. Thacker’s got two returning seniors (Juan Lopez and Dakota Haney), along with three returning starters. “Nathan Hugus, Bryce Glover and Andrew Mieirs are juniors who have been starting or playing significant minutes since their freshman year,” said Thacker. “Also, Juan Lopez has lots of experience as a senior, but was unable to play last year because he was recovering from knee surgery.” Glover and Mieirs were both awarded Honorable Mention All-Conference last year, and Lopez was named to Second Team All-Conference the year before. Thacker said one young player showing promise this year is freshman Spencer Martin, who currently stands 6’3”. “He will be playing major minutes for us this year,” said Thacker. The Oroville Hornets’ goal this season is to “be great teammates and give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time,” said Thacker, who described his coaching style

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The Oroville boys varsity basketball team includes (l-r) Andrew Mieirs, Juan Lopez, Dakota Haney, Ryan Marcolin, Nathan Hugus, Spencer Martin, Blake Rise, Bryce Glover, Sage Sarmiento and Hunter Martin. Not pictured Seth Miller, Caleb Mills, Baixi (Percy) Long and Chadin (Ping) Caipomp. as ‘passionate.’ Thacker said his team didn’t have any particular weaknesses they needed to overcome; they just need to stay healthy. The Hornets finished 6-12 last year, and Thacker said he believed this team has the capability to finish in the top half of the league this year. Asked if he was planning to



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make any big changes in strategy in order to improve over last year’s record and what those changes would be, Thacker replied, “Yes, but the rest of the league is going to have to figure that out for themselves.” OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 3 Joseph Sarmiento 11 Dustin Nigg 25 Jetta Youker 33 Lane Tietje 45 Cody Tibbs 43 Juan Lopez 13 Andrew Mieirs 15 Nathan Hugus 21 Jaxon Blackler 23 Bryce Glover

Pos. G/F G G G/F G/F F G F F G

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

Head Coach: Jay Thacker Assistant Coach: Brian Martin

JR VARSITY ROSTER # Name Pos. 51 Blake Rise F 23 Alfonso Maestro G 43 Chadin (Ping) Caipornp F 15 Baixi (Percy) Long G 45 Nils Fassbender F/C 11 Bobby Sattelberg F Ryan Marolin G/F Hunter Martin G/F 5 Max Turner G 3 Matthew Galvin G 13 Jerry Milholland F

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

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Oroville Oroville boys junior varsity basketball team includes (l-r) Robert Satelberg, Nils Fassbender, Jerry Milholland, Max Turner, Matthew Gavin and Alfonso Maestro.


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TONASKET - Stephanie Schertenleib is excited to have two assistant coaches this year, with the numbers high enough to furnish a C-Squad. Newly hired is Breanne Hanson as C-Squad Coach, with Jessica Hylton returning to coach JV. This is Schertenleib’s third con-

TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name Pos. Gr 10 Morgyne Hjaltason 10 G 12 Ellie Alberts Fr. G/P 14 Ashlynn Willis Jr. G 20 Johnna Terris Jr. G 22 Lexie Wahl Jr. P 24 Camille Wilson So. G/P 30 Madyson Clark So. G 32 Madilyn Larson Fr. G 34 Kayla Willis Jr. G 42 Jenna Valentine Sr. P 50 Kasey Nelson Sr. P JV -Kaylee Bobadilla, Megan Bolich, Tylee Caddy, Emily McCullough, Keann Wilson, Cassidy Caddy, Chelsea Vasquez, Megan Powell, C-Squad -Julie Bello, 14 Deana Camm, 22 Isabel Semer, Lisa Kudlik, 30 Missy Martinez, Cordelia Muth, Nicole Juarez, Brooklynn Ward, Anna McCulloughKuusela, Megan Bolich, Alina Vlahovich, Kasey Nelson, Brooklynn Ward, Sandra Magdaleno, Kallysta Ray and Nicole Juarez.

secutive year as the Tonasket girls basketball coach, and her fifth year as a varsity coach. “Every year’s turnouts seem to be a little different; sometimes we have a small number of incoming freshmen and sometimes we don’t,” said Schertenleib. “This year 11 of our 28 total players are incoming freshmen. I only have two seniors this Schertenlieb year, Kasey Nelson and Jenna Valentine. They are great players to have; very competitive and coachable. I just love having them on my squad.” Schertenleib said her coaching style was ‘intense.’ “I am very passionate about the

SENIORS Valentine


TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/1 12/4 12/5 12/8 12/11 12/12 12/15 12/18 12/28 12/29 1/5 1/9 1/12 1/15 1/19 1/22 1/23 1/26 1/29 2/2 2/5

at Okanogan Jam 5 p.m. Republic 6:00 p.m. Kettle Falls 2:30 p.m. Manson 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Bell 6:00 p.m. Omak 6:00 p.m. at Brewster 6:00 p.m. Okanogan 6:00 p.m. at West Valley TBD at West Valley TBD at Lk Roosevelt 6:00 p.m. Oroville 6:00 p.m. at Bridgeport 6:00 p.m. at Manson 6:00 p.m. Liberty Bell 6:00 p.m. Brewster 6:00 p.m. at Warden 6:00 p.m. at Okanogan 6:00 p.m. Lake Roosevelt 6:00 p.m. at Oroville 6:00 p.m. Bridgeport 6:00 p.m.

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The Tonasket girls basketball team includes (l-r) front row: Anna McCullough, Missy Martinez, Julie Bello, Keann Wilson, Megan Powell, Madilynn Larson, Cassidy Caddy, Deana Camm, Ellie Alberts and Kay Lee Bobadillo. Middle row: Megan Bolich, Nicole Juarez, Camille Wilson, Madyson Clark, E. Morgyne Hjaltason, and Brooklynn Ward. Back row: Emily McCullough, Ashlynn Willis, Lisa Kudlik, Isabel Semer, Chelsea Vasquez, Cordelia Muth, Kasey Nelson, Jenna Valentine, Lexi Wahl, Johnna Terris and Kayla Willis. game, and it seems to come out through my teaching of everything from the x’s and o’s to the basic fundamentals.” Looking forward to the season, Schertenleib said, “If we work hard, play as a team and dedicate ourselves to improving, the results will be evident in our play.

I couldn’t tell you what our record was last season or who scored the most points for us on our team; I don’t care about that stuff. Basketball is a team sport, and no one single player can do it alone.” The Lady Tigers missed districts by one game last year. “Our goal is to not let that

be the case this season,” said Schertenleib. “Every year there are players that are new and ones that come back; ones that challenge you and ones that don’t. I love them all like they are my own children. They make you proud of them, they disappoint you; you laugh with them and you cry

when you have to see them go. This is my favorite part of coaching, it’s like having a huge family. I don’t know that anyone can truly understand this parallel without being a coach. I feel blessed every time I start a new season. My love for the players and the game will never change.”


OROVILLE – Chad Mathews begins his first season coaching the Lady Hornets, after coaching boys high school basketball. Mathews will be assisted by Bill Cottrell, in his third season as assistant coach with the Coach Mathews Lady Hornets. The turnout of 16 girls is larger than the team has seen in a couple of years. The team is made up of experienced

and inexperienced players, with just two seniors and two juniors. “We have a very promising sophomore class of dedicated basketball players,” Mathews said. “We lost a very good player to graduation, but we have four returning starters, two of whom have achieved All-League honors.” Returning senior Mikayla Scott received All-League honors in both her sophomore and junior seasons. Sophomore Hannah Hilderbrand is the other returning starter who made All-League last year, as a freshman. “Faith Martin was our best defensive player and does everything well,” said Cottrell. Jordyn Smith, a junior, is an experienced player the team will be depending on. “We also have Pie Todd, a junior, who is coming back to our





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OROVILLE GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Pos Gr No. Player Pos. Gr. 1 Faith Martin Pg, Sg Sr. 2 Katie Rawley Sg,Pg Fr. 3 Havannah Worrell Pg,Sg So. 4 Sydney Egerton Pg So. 5 Kendal Miller Sg Jr. 10 Hannah Hilderbrand Pf So. 12 Kiana Oliver F, Sf, P Jr. 14 Pie Todd Pf, C Jr. 20 Katherine Egerton Sf, Pf So. 34 Mikayla Scott Pg, Sg Sr. 42 Jordyn Smith Sf, Sg Jr.

JUNIOR VARSITY 2 Katie Rawley 10 Jadyn Mieirs 12 Olivia Matthews 14 Gwen Hankins 20 Mariya Mathis 32 Sheridan Blasseysg, 34 Christina Herrick

F, Sg Fr. Sf, F Fr. Pg, Sg 8th F 8th Sg,G 8th F 8th F 8th

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The Oroville girls varsity basketball team includes (front, l-r) Faith Martin, Mikayla Scott (back) Sydney Egerton, Jordyn Smith, Havannah Worrell, Pie Todd, Hannah Hilderbrand, Kendal Miller, Katherine Egerton and Katie Rawley. team after not being able to play for part of last season,” Cottrell said. “We have a very strong sophomore class coming up. Hannah Hilderbrand, Havannah Worrell, Sydney Egerton and Katherine Egerton will be impact players for us immediately,” said Mathews. “We also have two ninth graders and several eighth graders who we are hoping to develop.” Asked how they expected the team’s performance to be this season, the coaches responded, “If

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our senior leaders do their jobs, and our underclassmen perform up to their capabilities, we like our chances. We went 15-10 last year, and played basketball in a very tough neighborhood. We are

pleased that we were able to play 25 games.” The coaches said some changes in strategy would be made in the hopes of improving in all facets of the game.

The highlight of last season for the Lady Hornets was being successful in league play and in the District tournament, and getting into the State Regionals (Sweet 16) for the second year in a row.







The Oroville wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) John Castillo, Drake Fox, Louie Vasquez, Jeff Rounds, Kacey Dewitt, Rigido Ocampo, (back row) Casey Martin, Nick Clase, Hunter DeVon, Charles Arrigoni, Scotty Hartvig, Zane Scott, David Inequez.

Up against some bigger and stronger teams again BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - The Oroville Hornets will be coached on the mats by Chuck Ricevuto, who has been coaching wrestling for the past 40 years. Ricevuto is assisted again this year by Ed Booker. The team has 14 wrestlers; just one less than last year. “We have a mixture of experience and inexperience, made up mostly of sophomores,” said Ricevuto. The three returning seniors are Co-Captain Scotty Hartvig, Charles Arrigoni and Kacey Dewitte. “We only have two freshmen with limited experience, and nine sophomores with varying degrees of experience,” Ricevuto continued. “Our strengths are few, with a lot of work to catch up on for

those who did not attend summer weights and preseason conditioning. As a result, we will continue to struggle against much stronger and more experienced opponents; especially those teams that were former ‘A’ powers like Tonasket and Warden.” The Hornets faced the challenge last year of the 1B/2B wrestling classification expansion to include a number of state powers that were formerly classified as 1A. Oroville competed at the Davenport Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 5, along with teams from Cle Elum, Lake Roosevelt, Pateros, Colfax, Liberty, Freeman, Kittitas, WCK, Northwest Christian, Reardan and Riverside Christian. The format was a 12-man bracket wrestling to fourth place. Ricevuto reported the following results for the Hornets: Louie Vazquez, competing in the 106-pound weight class, placed fourth; just out of the medals. Drake Fox wrestled at 132 and placed third, with his only loss


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coming to Senior State Veteran Jaspino from Pateros. In the 138 pound weight class, Brigido Ocampo pinned all three of his opponents on his way to a Gold medal championship in a

B-bracket made up of lesser experienced wrestlers. Also at 138, Johnny Castillo wrestled his first two matches, ever going two and out. At 145, Hunter DeVon “wres-



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Name Kacey Dewitt Scotty Hartvig Charles Arrigoni Luiz Vasquez Jeff Rounds Drake Fox Anthony Gurule Nick Clase’

Gr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So. So. So.

Wt. 152 195 220 106 132 126 120 182

tled tough” but had to leave the tournament with an injury. Kacey Dewitte “grappled hard” but went two and out in the 160 pound weight class. At 182, Nick Clase wrestled “with much improvement from last year” but went two and out. Also wrestling in the 182 pound weight class was Zane Scott, who fell one bout short of the consolation medal round. Scott is the other Co-Captain of

Zane Scott David Iniquez Brigido Ocampo Hunter DeVon Yohnny Castillo Ryan Scott

So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

182 145 132 145 138 152

Head coach: Chuck Ricevuto Assistant coach: Ed Booker

the team. In the 195 pound weight class, Scotty Hartvig lost his opening bout to state placer Anderson from Reardon, and “came storming back,” pinning all his other opponents for a third place medal. At 220, Charles Arrigoni wrestled a “hard-fought” 3-6 loss in the finals for a Silver medal. The Hornets will host Brewster and Pateros Friday, Dec. 11, starting at 6 p.m.


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The Tonasket wrestling team includes (l-r) front row: Jeffrey Luna, Chris Freese, Dawson Bretz, Garrett Wilson, Jim Kelse, Trevor Peterson and Austin Wood. Middle row: Jorge Juarez, Vance Frazier, Chase Reid, Reese Caddy, Rade Pilkinton, Rya Rylie, Jose Beltman and Tanner Anderson. Back row: Brandon Bausho, Ian Vanatta, Dylan Kalma, Zach Lofthus, Rycki Cruz, Devin Walton and Austin Rimestead.


TONASKET - The Tonasket wrestling team took third in state last year, and while they lost ten to graduation, returning grapplers include state champions Trevor Peterson and Jorge Juarez, both seniors. Also returning this year is state meet participant Zach Lofthus and state meet alternate Rade Pilkinton, also seniors. But perhaps more importantly,

returning to the wrestling room is Head Coach Dave Mitchell, whose hands-on coaching style includes individualized instruction resulting in a team that consistently shines at state and looms threatening over other league teams throughout the season. Mitchell was a state champion with Issaquah High School before going on to wrestle at the University of Washington. He began coaching at Tonasket High School in 1978. His own three sons all brought home state championships for Tonasket; Martin four times, Kevin twice and Patrick once. Returning as assistant coaches are Cole Denison and Trampas

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continued Mitchell. “Andrew Grillo planced second in state and Trampas Stucker was a state meet participant.” Along with the returning state champs and championship contenders are sophomore Rycki Cruz as well as juniors Vance Frazier, Zion Butler, and Tim Freese who all had good seasons last year, according to Mitchell. The returning squad is augmented by eight talented freshmen. “We should be tough,” said Mitchell of the team he describes

TONASKET WRESTLING SCHEDULE Date 12/5 12/9 12/12 12/16 12/19 12/19 12/29 1/2/ 1/6 1/9 1/12 1/16 1/20 1/23 1/26 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20

Opponent Time at Omak PIT Kettle Falls at Okanogan Invite LR, Oroville, Pateros Oroville HS Tri-State C’DA, Idaho NOHi Oroville HS at Royal City Classic at Schmunk Classic Warden HS at Chelan Chelan HS at Cascade Invite Cascade HS at Omak and Liberty Bell Omak HS Apple Pie Invite Tonasket HS at Cashmere, Cascade Cashmere HS at Dream Duals East Valley HS TBD Okanogan at Oroville Mix and Match Oroville HS CWB Sub Regional Meet Tonasket HS 2B Regional Meet Kittitas State Meet Tacoma, Wa

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as smart and hardworking. The only difficulty Mitchell foresees is filling all the weight classes; a problem shared by most B league teams. “I spend a lot of time with


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Trevor Peterson Rade Pilkinton Jorge Juarez Zach Lofthus Devin Walton Jeffrey Luna Vance Frazier Tim Freese Jose Beltran Zion Butler Austin Rimestad Chase Reid Dylan Kalma

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all of my wrestlers, and they are what have made coaching here so enjoyable, and it hasn’t changed,” said Mitchell. “We still spend a lot of time and hard work together. I love it.” Garrett Thomas Rycki Cruz Branden Baugher Reese Caddy Dawson Bretz Chris Freese Garrett Wilson Austin Wood Tanner Anderson Hector Guevara Isaac Gomez Ian Vanatta Yigit Karaermis

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Head Coach David Mitchell Asst. Coaches Cole Denison, Trampus Stucker, Andrew Grillo



Stucker, joined by Andrew Grillo. “Since I help coach the Little League and Middle School programs, I feel like I have many ‘sons,’” said Mitchell. “I remember my assistant coach Cole Denison as a kindergartener, and going with him to nationals in freestyle. He went on to be a two-time state champion at Tonasket, and wrestled for CWU where he placed at nationals to become an All-American.” “It was the same story with my other assistant coaches,”

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