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Quincy Downey and Bryson Butterfly each earned a saddle for being the all-around winners in peewee/junior divisions at the annual Tonasket Junior Rodeo last weekend. Kaelyn Marchand and Wade Bruemmer won saddles for being winners in intermediate/senior divisions. Chase Nigg was the lone senior boy to ride a bull, scoring a 72. Brent Griffin scored a 62 in bareback for senior boys. In senior girls, Bailey Nachigal scored a 72 for first and Kaelyn Marchand a 63 for second in cow riding. Quincy Downey hung on for a 69 to claim first in peewee girls calf riding. Jadya Taylor scored a 63 and Sage Olmstead a 35. Braeden Signor-McLaughlin scored a 63 to win peewee boys calf-riding. Age group all-around winners are: Girls Little People – Rocksie Timentwa, 24 points, first in California stake race, barrel racing and pole bending; second dummy roping; third goat tail untying; fourth mutton busting. 2, Lucchese Ford, 16 points. 3, JayCee Goodwin, 14. Peewee – Quincy Downey, 21 points, first calf riding, goat flanking and barrel racing; second pole bending, California stake race and dummy roping. 2, Sage Olmstead, 18 points. Junior – Karlie Jo Richey, 12 points, first in goat tying and breakaway roping; second in steer daubing; fourth in barrel racing. 2, Abbi Popelier, 7 points. Intermediate – Krista Marchand, 11 points, first in goat tying and breakaway roping; second in steer daubing. 2, Makenly Davis, 10 points. Senior – Kaelyn Marchand, 13 points, first in boat tying and steer daubing; second in cow riding; third in pole bending. 2, Bailey Nachigal, 10 points. 3, Haley Wainright, 8 points. Boys Peewee – Bryson Butterfly, 18 points, first in pole bending, California stake race and dummy roping; second in goat flanking and barrel racing. 2, Brier Selvidge, 15 points. 3, Braeden Signor-McLaughlin, 12 points. 4, Diesel Downey, 8 points. Junior – Clay Buchert, 13 points, first in barrel racing and steer daubing; second in pole bending; third in goat tying. 2, Brayden Schmidt, 10 points. 3, Tyler Popelier, 9 points. Intermediate – Wade Bruemmer, 15 points, first in calf stake tying, breakaway roping and steer daubing; second in chute dogging. 2, Dylan Beck, 10 points. Senior – Chance Stucker, 11 points, first in calf roping and steer wrestling; second in chute dogging.

Kodiaks defeat fifth-ranked Bulldogs

No. 1 Brewster remains unbeaten

Cascade twice found ways to push across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to sweep a baseball twin bill from Okanogan, 4-3 and 9-8, on Saturday. Okanogan, which entered the Caribou Trail League matchup ranked No. 5 in the state, did a lot right, coach Ed Ashworth said. In the opener, Jim Townsend gave up 2 unearned runs on 6 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1. Clay Ashworth closed the final inning and one-third, striking out two, walking one and giving up no earned runs and 2 hits. “We made some mistakes that allowed Cascade to run the base paths,” Ashworth said. “But our four errors and their eight hits helped provide the Kodiaks with the win.” Dakota Fingar chased down a fly ball for a catch over his left shoulder while the bases were loaded and two outs. “(He) made the best high school baseball catch I’ve ever seen in center field,” the coach said. “The team played their guts out and kept grinding the whole game.” Okanogan (3) – Ashworth 1-3, 2RBI, HBP; Townsend 2-3, 2B, HBP; Fields RBI; Cate 1-3; Lawson 1-2, SAC. “Game two was more exciting than the first,” coach Ashworth said. Okanogan went up 3-0 in the top of the third, only to be matched by 3 runs by Cascade in the bottom of the inning. The Bulldogs trailed 6-4 after four innings before putting up a 3-spot in the top of the fifth for a 7-6 lead. Okanogan pushed across one more run in the top of the seventh only to watch Cascade win the game by scoring 3 runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. “A walk, a hit batter and a well-placed hit by Cascade gave them another win,” the coach said. “It came down to whoever had the last at-bat would most likely win. And, unfortunately for us, we were on the road.” Okanogan out hit Cascade 13-8. Clay Ashworth pitched the first three innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 2.

Cashmere gets past Omak; Okanogan boys win

Liberty Bell sweeps Lake Roosevelt

Cashmere nipped Omak in 1A high school tennis, 3-2, in both boys and girls matches Saturday. “The Pioneers fought hard against Cashmere today, but both the boys and girls teams came up a little short in the team score against the visiting Bulldogs,” Omak coach Lance O’Dell said. Omak won both girls and boys doubles matches, while Cashmere won all the singles competitions. On the boys side, state veterans Morgan O’Dell and Gabe Holz won No. 1 doubles (6-0, 6-0) and Brady Layton and Caleb Riggle took No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-0). The boys title swung on a tough No. 3 singles match, where Cashmere’s Cameron Moser edged Cody Smith, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-2. Cashmere’s Mikaela Sites slipped past Omak’s Hannah Love, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7) and 6-1 in a deciding match at No. 3 singles. Quincy is at Omak on Thursday before the Pioneers go to Chelan on Saturday. Boys No. 1 singles – Chad Raven, Cashmere, def. Devyn Grillo, Omak, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles – Alexander Robertson, Cashmere, def. Matt Pearce, Omak, 6-4, 6-3. No. 3 singles – Cameron Moser, Cashmere, def. Cody Smith, Omak, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. No. 1 doubles – Morgan O’Dell/Gabe Holz, Omak, def. Blake Badgley/Trey Michael, Cashmere, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 doubles – Brady Layton/Caleb Riggle, Omak, def. Armando Estrada/Ian Lindell, Cashmere, 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 1 singles – Tasha Kowatsch, Cashmere, def. Mady Sandoval, Omak, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles – Sammy O’Bryan, Cashmere, def. Rocio Cruz, Omak, 6-3, 6-2. No. 3 singles – Mikaela Sites, Cashmere, def. Hannah Love, Omak, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1. No. 1 doubles – Danielle Berntsen/Alex O’Dell, Omak, def. Megan Reinhart/Dani Kenoyer, Cashmere, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 doubles – Anelise Goodall/Daniela Carroll, Omak, def. Aidan Darlington/Stephanie Preheim, Cashmere, 7-5, 6-0. LEAVENWORTH – Okanogan High School’s boys tennis team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, 3-2, over Cascade. Nathan Linklater and Blake Chesledon teamed for the first time this season for doubles and won 6-0, 6-1. The deciding match was No. 3 singles, where Jose Alvarez in his first singles match prevailed 4-6, 6-0 and 6-1, coach Jeff Cheeseman said. Cascade won the girls side, 3-2. Megan Patrick won at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (7-5) and 6-3. Luisa Cardenas took No. 3 singles 6-2 and 6-1. Liberty Bell is at Okanogan on Thursday. Quincy is at Okanogan on Saturday. TONASKET – Chelan won by identical 4-1 scores in boys and girls tennis at Tonasket in a rescheduled match Friday. “Best Tonasket weather we’ve ever played in,” Chelan coach Marty Rothlisberger said. “Madi (Villalva) played one of her best matches of the season and continues to get better,” Tonasket coach Mark Millner said of his girls No. 1 player. “She’s worked hard and it’s nice to see her get a win in this league where girls singles is very competitive.” Tonasket is at Cashmere on Thursday. Girls No. 1 singles – Madi Villalva, Ton., def. Allie Schwantes, Chelan, 6-4, 6-4. No. 2 singles – Sarah Kunkel, Chelan, def. Jenny Bello, Ton., 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 singles – Abby Phelps, Chelan, Def. Abby Gschiel, Ton., 6-0, 6-1. No. 1 doubles – Megan Robinson/Shelby Dietrich, Chelan, def. Brisa Leep/Bailee Hirst, Ton., 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 doubles – Kaylee Kronbauer/Vanessa Miller, Chelan, def. Norma Ramos/Anna St. Martin, Ton., 6-0, 6-0. Boys No. 1 singles – Eli Jenkins, Chelan, def. Brian Hendrick, Ton., 7-5, 6-1. No. 2 singles – Trevor Terris, Ton., def. Bon Malana, Chelan, 6-3, 6-4. No. 3 singles – Bryce Robison, Chelan, def. Walker Marks, Ton., 6-1, 6-4. No. 1 doubles – Tanner Hendricks/Matt Barnes, Chelan, def. Colton Leep/ Morgan O’Bryan, Ton., 6-3, 6-4. No. 2 doubles – Javier Navarro/Collin Hendricks, Chelan, def. Levi Schell/Jesse Holan, Ton., 6-4, 5-7, 6-0. GRAND COULEE – The Liberty Bell High School boys tennis team swept Lake Roosevelt, 5-0, in a league match Friday. Carlos Perez won 6-1, 6-1, to lead the boys. Jesse Schulz won 6-0, 6-0. Stoney Hulon won 6-1, 6-1. Fletcher Rickabaugh and Daniel Sonnichsen won in doubles, 6-0, 6-1. D.J. Haley and Josh Frey won 8-6, 6-2. The girls lost 2-3. Tulie Budiselich won a single match, 6-3 and 6-0. Erin Frey and Logan Butler won 8-6 and 6-2. Liberty Bell is at Okanogan on Thursday. CHELAN – Chelan shut out Pateros, 5-0, in both boys and girls non-league matches Thursday. In a close boys No. 1 singles match, Chelan’s Tanner Hendricks defeated Jorge Caballero of Pateros 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 and 6-0. Chelan’s Vanessa Miller edged Julia Karkaainen of Pateros, 8-5. Pateros is at Liberty Bell on Thursday before returning home for Oroville and White Swan on Saturday.

Liberty Bell boys take third in big meet

Speiker, McLean, Daily, Klemmeck capture firsts

A half-dozen regional track teams competed at the Cashmere Invitational, which drew 22 teams including a third of the state’s 1A schools Saturday. Mansfield’s Macen McLean earned all 20 points for the Kernels (11th), winning the high jump (6-4) and the long jump (21-6). Liberty Bell’s boys finished third with 50.25 points behind Zillah at 87 points and King’s at 71.25 points. Mountain Lion boys winning included Liam Daily in the 800 (2:01.27) and Ben Klemmeck in the 1,500 (4:17.77). Austin Watson was second in the long jump (20-01) and fourth in the 100 (11.85). Klemmeck was fourth in the triple jump (38-3). Jaymis Hanson was sixth (19-00.75) in the long jump. The Liberty Bell 4x100 relay was third (45.69) with Cesar Dominguez, Hanson, Jose Dominguez and Watson. The 4x400 relay was third (3:41.14) with Kelsey Jensen, Hanson, Cesar Dominguez and Daily. Hanson tied for sixth in the high jump (5-10). Jensen was sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.50). Oroville’s Tanner Smith was third in the 100 (11.79). Okanogan’s Mason Guerrette was fourth in the long jump (19-5.5). Omak’s Marcos Ruiz was fifth (19-1.75) in the long jump and Sam Goble was seventh in the 3,000 (10:18.10). On the girls side, Tonasket produced 16 personal records, led by Cassie Spear finishing fourth in the 400 in one minute, 2.08 seconds. “That’s the eighth best in state 1A this season,” Tonasket coach Bob Thornton said. The Tigers’ Rose Walts finished second in the 100 hurdles (17.15) and fourth in the triple jump (33-1). Tonasket’s 4x100 relay was fourth (54.64) with Spear, Jaden Vugteveen, Walts and Bonnie Siegfried. Alissa Young was sixth (85-11) in the discus. Tonasket girls finished 11th with 25 points. “There were some great races” in Cashmere, Thornton said. Sierra Speiker pushed the Oroville girls to 12th by winning the 3,000 (10:17.24), taking third in the 1,500 (4:55.87) and fifth in the 800 (2:32.64). Okanogan (14th) was led by the 4x200 relay, which was fifth (1:55.09) with Emmy Engle, Alexis Jones, Keanna Egbert and Cayden Diefenbach. The Okanogan 4x400 relay was sixth (4:33.01) with Diefenbach, Egbert, Jones and Engle. Engle was fourth in the discus (92-4) and fourth in the javelin (112-06). Okanogan’s Cayden Diefenbach was sixth in the 400 (1:06.31). Teammate Keanna Egbert was seventh (104-05) in the javelin. Yvonne Kilgour finished second in the shot put (35-1.5) for Omak. Omak’s Haley Little tied for seventh in the high jump (4-8), seventh in the triple jump (31-7.5) and was eighth in the long jump (14-11.50). Diane Hilderbrand was seventh in the discus (84-03). Liberty Bell’s Sarina Williams was fifth in the javelin (111-10).

Tonasket soccer tops Chelan in shootout

Quincy tops Brewster in battle of unbeaten teams

TONASKET – Tonasket soccer shocked Chelan, 2-1, following a shootout Saturday in a Caribou Trail League matchup. “Both teams battled each other and the wind,” Chelan assistant coach Jim Broome said. Tonasket led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Elias Abrego on an assist by Isaiah Albright. “It was an excellent team effort,” Tonasket coach Jack Goyette said. “I am very proud of the team. This was our best team effort this year. We hope to sustain it.” Chelan’s Humberto Ramirez tied the game 30 seconds into the second half. The teams fought through two five-minute sudden-death overtimes before the shootout. The Goats finished with 31 shots on goal compared to 9 for the Tiger. “Tonasket’s goalkeeper had a great game stopping the Chelan attack,” Broome said. Tonasket (3-5 overall, 1-5 league) is at Cashmere (2-5, 1-4) on Friday. QUINCY – Quincy took over first place in the Caribou Trail League soccer standings with a 2-0 win over Brewster on Saturday. “It wasn’t one of our best games,” assistant coach David Garcia said. Both teams entered the game undefeated in the CTL. Brewster finished with 3 shots on goal (1 in the first half; 2 in the second half). Brewster’s Victor Chacon had 8 saves. Cascade (3-3-1) is at Brewster (6-1, 5-1) on Saturday. LEAVENWORTH – Justin Rivas scored three goals and Okanogan clamped down on third place in the Caribou Trail League with a 3-2 road victory over Cascade on Saturday. Okanogan assists were by Nathan Carter, Jason Perez and Fabian Rodriguez. “It was an evenly played game most of the way,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “We pulled ahead with about five minutes left and then held them off as they sent most of their team up the field.” Quincy (5-2 overall, 5-0 league) is at Okanogan (5-2, 4-2) on Saturday. NEWPORT – Newport edged Oroville, 5-4, in a shootout during a non-league match Saturday. Oroville’s Cristian Diaz scored on a penalty kick five minutes into the match. Aldo Perez and Abe Capote followed for a 3-0 Hornet lead at the half. The Grizzlies roared back in the second half, scoring four straight goals. Capote scored on a penalty kick, following Cristian Diaz being fouled, with a minute to go in regulation to tie the game. “Both teams decided to do a shootout,” Oroville coach Mike Pitts said. “Both teams took eight penalty kicks and in the end we lost 5-6. “I couldn’t be happier with how far we’ve come as a team and working out these kinks before league play is what’s it’s about.” Oroville (1-4-2 overall, 0-1 league) is at Liberty Bell (6-1, 1-0) on Thursday. OMAK – Cashmere blanked Omak, 10-0, in a Caribou Trail League soccer match Saturday. “They beat us to nearly every ball in the air,” Omak coach Chris Werner said. “The wind in the first half was big for them. We didn’t take advantage of that in the second half.” Omak (0-7 overall, 0-5 league) is at Chelan (3-4-1, 3-3) on Saturday. OMAK – Liberty Bell stopped Omak, 5-2, in a non-league soccer match Thursday. The Mountain Lions finished with 17 shots on goal, where the Pioneers’ goalkeeper had 12 saves, compared to 5 shots on goal for Omak. German Ramirez scored both of Omak’s goals, one on an assist by Helin Perez. Oroville (1-4-2 overall, 0-1 league) is at Liberty Bell (6-1, 1-0) on Thursday. LEAVENWORTH – Cascade edged Tonasket, 1-0, in a league soccer match Thursday. OROVILLE – Oroville and the Moses Lake C-squad fought to a 4-4 draw in a non-league match Thursday. Moses Lake scored first before Oroville responded with two goals by Abe Capote and a goal by Aldo Perez. Down 4-3, Oroville’s Cristian Diaz tied the match on an unassisted goal. “We haven’t had many tight games, so I was happy to see them fight it out,” Oroville coach Mike Pitts said. “We need games like this going into league play.”

Chelan topples ’Dogs

Staggs, Baum lead Okanogan

Chelan golf teams won by default over Okanogan, which could not field complete boys or girls teams in the Caribou Trail League matchup Thursday. For Okanogan, Joey Staggs finished with a 102 to lead the boys. Ana Baum carded a 104 to lead the girls. Eli Christenson of Chelan took medalist honors for the boys with an 89. Elijah Larson was close with a 91. Chelan’s Casey Jackson was medalist for the girls with a 96. Omak and Okanogan were to face off Tuesday at Okanogan Valley Golf Club. Cascade is at Okanogan on April 21 and Quincy takes on the Bulldogs on April 24. Quincy is at Omak, played at the Okanogan Valley Golf Club, on April 21. State golf is May 28-29 at various sites around the state. Okanogan boys: Joey Staggs (56, 46) 102. Zach Mostad (66, 64) 130. Steven Roberts 96 on nine. Rowan Bauer 87 on nine. Okanogan girls: Ana Baum (52, 52) 102. Karina Baum (90, 84) 174. Raelee Woolschlager (97, 90) 187.

’Dogs, Bears win

Okanogan came from behind to top Tonasket, 4-1, in a Caribou Trail League soccer match Tuesday. “In the first half with the wind, we struggled with getting scoring opportunities,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “In the second half against the wind, we did a much better job of controlling the ball and making good passes to set up scoring opportunities.” Tonasket got on the board first. The scorer was not reported. Okanogan’s Fabian Rodriguez scored unassisted to tie the game.

Tonasket tennis splits matches

Okanogan split with Tonasket in Caribou Trail League tennis Tuesday. The Tigers boys won, 4-1, while the Bulldog girls swept, 5-0.

Too few players: Omak cancels game

Okanogan baseball blanks Tigers, 10-0

Omak came up a player short Tuesday and canceled its game with Brewster.

Chelan tops Pioneers

VanderWeide cards sterling 95 round

The Chelan boys knocked off Omak, 378-403, in a Caribou Trail League golf match Tuesday at Okanogan Valley Golf Club.

Brewster moves to 5-0, No. 1 ranking

Bears climb past Meridian and Reardan

No. 1 state-ranked Brewster topped Reardan, 10-1 and 16-3, in a non-league baseball doubleheader Saturday.

Thomas and Starz Six race to top barrel time

NBHA plans 4D open at Tonasket Junior Rodeo

Sandra Thomas on Starz Six posted the fastest time during barrel races Saturday at Colbert Arena north of town.

Trio wins bowling

Jayna Hubbard, Panda Dunckel and Lynn Hoover finished first (25 points, 4,339 pins) in a Swiss Trio bowling tournament Sunday at Valley Lanes.

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High school sports resume following spring break

Several sporting events are scheduled for this week

Brewster knocks off No. 1 Meridian

League baseball starts up Tuesday

BELLINGHAM – No. 2 state-ranked Brewster used some heavy hitting to turn back No. 1 Meridian, 5-4, in eight innings of a non-league baseball game Wednesday.