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Al Camp

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Start them young

The maxim that starting your children early in sports will lead to success in high school and beyond was on full display last weekend in Spokane.

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Games must go on

Teams shrug off rain downpours

Okanogan edged Oroville, 2-1, a shootout during a non-league soccer match Tuesday.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Thursday additions

Randalle takes first in pinewood derby championship

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Wednesday additions

Collection of possible entries for newspaper column

Omak tennis tames Lions

OMAK – The Omak High School tennis teams swept Liberty Bell in non-league play Saturday.

Brewster soccer shuts out Okanogan, 4-0

BREWSTER – Brewster blanked Okanogan, 4-0, in a non-league soccer match Saturday.

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Fast, chilly track meet

What was scheduled as a track meet jamboree with a few teams ended up with extra teams Thursday.

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Baseball incurs blowouts in spring games

Brewster High School baseball fans got to see a lot of hitting in a double header with Oroville on Saturday.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Okanogan Valley Martial Arts students place at state competition

Okanogan Valley Martial Arts students compete in Yakima

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Girls named all-state

Shania Graham of Republic and Jill Townsend of Okanogan were announced as Players of the Year at the annual Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state basketball games Saturday.

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Slip, sliding into spring

The Omak High School softball team shrugged off not being on dirt, except for two days, and knocked off Tonasket, 22-3, in a non-league game Thursday.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: NCAA picks made

My NCAA basketball champion-ship bracket got filled out just as the first game tipped off Thursday.

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UPDATE: Two dead in semi-pickup accident

Washington State Patrol troopers and the Okanogan Fire Department investigate a crash on Highway 97 around 2 p.m. March 16 in which a pickup truck and tractor-trailer collided at the intersection with Cameron Lake Road.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Teams relay at Loup

The second Loup Loup Community Challenge Relay drew 19 teams of three people each to the ski hill Saturday.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Aguilar takes seventh

Alex Aguilar, an Omak High School graduate, finished seventh for North Idaho College at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Feb. 24-25 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Republic takes State B title over ACH, 51-29

SPOKANE - Republic completed the 1-2-3 in reverse at the state 1B girls basketball championship, easily dispatching Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 51-29, on Saturday at the Arena.

Republic to play ACH in State B final

REPUBLIC - Slight of hand works for magicians, and for Republic girls’ basketball coach Ted Torzewski in the state 1B semifinals Friday night.

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Republic girls reach state 1B semifinals

SPOKANE - The Republic girls raced out to a 40-plus lead early in the third quarter and rode a running clock the rest of the way in topping

Card players trump

Buck Workman and Valorie Murray had 1,500 trump in diamonds during pinochle Feb. 21 at the Eagles Club in Okanogan.

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Week 8: Friday night football scores

Tonasket hangs on for 20-16 win over Oroville; Okanogan falls at Cascade, Omak blasts Highland

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Erickson claims all-around title at Omak Stampede rodeo

Eagle Boy captures overall championship in World-Famous Suicide Race

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Woosta slides into contention for Suicide Race title

Bulls shutout riders on Saturday night at the Omak Stampede rodeo

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Rodeo: Bull riders win Friday night

Suicide Race: Top 3 repeat

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Spring Plantin reaps top bronc ride at Stampede

Eagle Boy claims Thursday's Suicide Race

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PHOTOS: Field set for World-Famous Suicide Race

Runoff races Sunday trim race to 20 fast horses

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Engle takes state 2B javelin crown

Crown nabbed in dramatic final throw at state 2B at EWU

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Middle school track athletes ranked in state's Top 10

Okanogan girls' relay is ranked No. 1 amongst all of the state's middle schools

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Omak powerlifters win state titles

Three state records set

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Brewster sweeps to district finals

Brewster swept through two baseball games and reached the District 5/6 championship Saturday at Paul Lauzier Athletic Complex in Moses Lake.

Omak’s hold on first weakens

Cashmere crept closer to Omak in the Caribou Trail League fastpitch standings with a 4-3 victory Saturday in Cashmere.

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Records fall at Ritzville

RITZVILLE — For the second time this season, Okanogan claimed both the girls and boys’ track titles in the same meet, this time at the Undeberg Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Lind-Ritzville High School.

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Okanogan track teams finish second at Quincy

Liberty Bell hosts meet; Republic competes at Freeman

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Okanogan tops Omak, 4-0, in non-league soccer

Brewster stays in lead with 1-0 over Manson

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Okanogan baseball stays undefeated in league

Liberty Bell, Tonasket, Brewster

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Okanogan rolls to track team titles

Area athletes post some of state 2B's best efforts

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Chelan sweeps Tonasket in tennis

Tigers take on Bulldogs

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Omak fastpitch falls at Colville

Oroville splits with L.B., loses catcher

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Snow’s gone, bring on soccer season

BREWSTER – Snow is about gone and soccer teams are hitting the pitch in preparation for the first matches this week.

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Omak powers to first

ROYAL CITY – Omak High School’s powerlifting team swept aside the competition Saturday.

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Steelhead fishing to close on Okanogan, Similkameen

Closure takes affect an hour after sunset Wednesday

The upper Columbia, along with the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers, close to steelhead fishing an hour after sunset Wednesday.

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Republic girls finish with second-place trophy

Colton knocks off Tigers, 54-40, in title game

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Okanogan girls claim second-straight 2B state crown

Bulldogs top Napavine, 60-51, and finish 27-0

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Brewster boys finish third in state 2B tournament

Bears top Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, 63-46, for the hardware

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Republic to play Colton girls for 1B championship

Tigers play strong in second half to knock off Evergreen Lutheran in semifinal

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Northwest Christian hands Brewster boys first loss

Bears to play for third- and fifth- at 1 p.m. Saturday

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Okanogan girls reach state 2B championship

Bulldogs to take on Napavine in the finals Saturday

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Republic advances to state 1B semifinals

Tigers to play familiar foe, Evergreen Lutheran

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Brewster boys easily roll into state semifinals

Bears to meet familiar foe in semis: Northwest Christian-Colbert

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Okanogan girls dispatch Adna

Bulldogs (25-0) reach state 2B semifinal

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Okanogan girls claim District 5/6 title

Bulldogs, Tigers advance to regional games

The state No. 1 ranked 2B Okanogan High School girls basketball team topped Mabton, 64-51, for the District 5/6 championship Saturday.

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