Back to profile

Al Camp

Stories by Al

Years of practice produce top marks

Area athletes spend years of sweating through practices to reach state competitions. But there is a lot of unseen effort by athletes, coaches and parents to get them onto the awards podium.

Covington, Stucker qualify for national high school rodeo

Rodeo club also qualifies competitors for rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tease photo

Roberts speeds to wins at Republic's races

Fever-4 crash destroys two cars, damages three others

Tease photo

Flying high

Cowboys ride tough on bulls and broncs

Francis Marchand of Omak finished second in saddle bronc riding at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on Friday and Saturday.

Tease photo

Liberty Bell, Bridgeport tossed from 2B state

Mountain Lions win opener in eight

Liberty Bell went 1-2 and Bridgeport 0-2 in the state 2B softball tournament Friday and Saturday at the Gateway Sports Complex.

Free fishing arrives

Boy Scouts fix up Camp Bonaparte

This weekend will be a Free Fishing Weekend, thanks to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Licenses will not be required for those two days to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open for fishing in the state.

Terris, Hendrick nab second place

Foes go to eight innings first day

The doubles tennis team of Trevor Terris and Brian Hendrick of Tonasket, both seniors, finished second at the state 1B/2B/1A tournament Friday and Saturday at West Valley High School.

Tease photo

Okanogan comes up one game short of trophy

Bulldogs finish 1A state at 4-2

Okanogan High School’s fastpitch team went 4-2 at state, missing the consolation trophy game by one victory Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Playfields.

Chad Cleveland claims rifle match's top score

Friends of the NRA event coming Aug. 2

Nannies girls omitted from state track meet list

Nannies sending a lot of girls to state 1B track meet

Correction

Okanogan freshman incorrectly identified in May 28 story

Okanogan softball heads to state

Bulldogs open against Hoquiam on Friday in Richland

Tease photo

Bartelson drags home fastest Super Pro trophy

Hiebert cuts a perfect .500 on the lights

Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bullriding set for Saturday

The Ridge Riders will host the seventh annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bullriding on Saturday at the Delano Rodeo grounds, 22209 Alcan Road.

Salmon fishing opens Friday on Icicle River

Rule change allows for salmon fishing on Icicle River through July 31

Colbert Arena barrel results announced

Ralston sets fast time on her horse, Vegas

Bulldogs, Bears soccer move on

Brewster takes on Chelan in finals

Chelan soccer won a shootout, 4-2, over Okanogan in a 1A/2B semifinal tri-district match Wednesday.

Region loves track

Kraske sets 400 hurdle records

Our region produces some great tracksters, especially this year, with school and university records toppling all over the place.

Omak slugs Brewster

Pioneers reach district semifinals

Omak High School’s softball team shook off a 3-run home run to eliminate Brewster, 7-3, in a loser-out district game Tuesday.

Brewster fuels up on Tinoco goals

Bears, Bulldogs reach postseason

Edwin Tinoco scored three goals in five minutes to lift Brewster to a 6-0 win over Medical Lake in a loser-out game Saturday in the opening round of the Tri-District Tournament.

Wildlife area to be feted

Sinlahekin to celebrate 75th

The 75th anniversary of the state’s first wildlife area will be celebrated June 7 at the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area.

Records fall at Tonasket meet

Kathryn Cleman sets school record in pole vault

Four girls track records were set, along with at least one school record, at the Caribou Trail League track championship Friday.

Curlew softball takes No. 1 seed to playoffs

Bears, Omak play loser-out game

Curlew softball earned the No. 1 seed to postseason after splitting with Almira/Coulee-Hartline on Saturday.

Barrels rounded at Colbert Arena

Points mount up for state finals

A National Barrel Horse Association doubleheader was competed Saturday at Colbert Arena north of town.

Auto racing returns to Republic

Roberts zips to two first place finishes

The start of the Republic Eagle Track Raceway’s season was a groovy kind of day Saturday for the Everett Merritt Memorial.

Friendly show returns to Omak

People choose 1940 Ford pickup as best

A huge turnout provided the region with a ton of cars and vendors at the 21st annual Swap Meet and Car Show presented by the Friendly OK Car Club on May 9-11 at East Side Park.

Mule deer banquet planned

Weapons, smoker available in raffles

The newly formed Okanogan Trails Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will put on its first banquet benefiting the foundation Saturday at the Okanogan Eagles Club, 1820 N. Second Ave.

Bear baseball advances

Omak, Okanogan meet in showdown

Bi-district 1A baseball playoffs started yesterday at Larson Field, 2501 W. Broadway Ave. Cashmere (16-4) was slated to play at Lakeside (11-9) in game 1 and Medical Lake (12-8) was at Brewster (17-3) in game 2.

Controversy encircles win

Soccer opens district playoffs

Brewster soccer edged Tonasket, 3-2, in overtime following a controversial Caribou Trail League match Tuesday.

Giant trees inspire

Nash-Mendez runs to record time

The giant old growth redwood forests of northern California were under siege. Rain pelted the giant trees, which let little precipitation hit the ground hundreds of feet below, where waves of runners competed in The Avenue of the Giants Marathon last Sunday.

Error ends bid for perfect game

Brewster came within one base runner of a perfect game in clobbering Omak, 17-0, in a Caribou Trail League game Wednesday.

Pioneer softball topples Bears

Omak softball scored six runs in the sixth inning to get past Brewster, 10-8, in a Caribou Trail League showdown Monday.

Okanogan softball cinches league crown

Omak pulverizes Cascade girls

Liberty Bell claimed the boys track team title while Okanogan was the top girls team at the Draggoo Financial Invitational on Saturday.

State rodeo circuit makes stop in Omak

Riders earn big points toward trips to nationals

Both junior high and high school rodeo competitors competed in the third leg of the Washington High School/Junior High Rodeo circuit May 2-4 in the Omak Stampede Arena.

Power to the Pioneers

Omak claims six state lifting titles

Six Omak High School powerlifters were crowned state champion in their respective classes Saturday.

No. 3 Cashmere sweeps Okanogan

Brewster shuts out Chelan, twice

The league-leading Cashmere baseball team swept Okanogan, 4-1 and 8-4, in a twin bill Friday.

Tonasket upsets league-leading Quincy

Tigers stop Jacks, 4-3, in shoot-out

The Tonasket High School soccer team gave coach Jack Goyette a special going away present Saturday.

Bull on the Loose

Bull tosses chute panel and heads onto soccer field

A bull with a penchant for smelling flowers on a sunny day escaped from the Stampede Rodeo Arena and ended up on nearby soccer fields Saturday.

Kokes still here

Fishing is good in Conconully

Kokanee were caught in the two bodies of water next to Conconully opening day. The Chronicle posted online statistics from the state, which included a note about no kokanee checked at the Conconullies.

Bears step toward postseason ball

’Dogs on verge of elimination by loss

No. 8 state-ranked Brewster won another 1-run baseball game, this time 4-3 over Okanogan on Tuesday in a showdown for third place in the Caribou Trail League.

Replay, good or bad

Does reviewing plays hurt sports?

Would the world be better with or without instant replay?

Track records set

McLean posts top marks at meet

Macen McLean of Mansfield set two meet records while winning the high jump (6-0, record), long jump (21-6.5, record) and triple jump (41-01) at the Iceberg Invitational track meet Tuesday.

Tigers post upset

Trevor Terris and Brian Hendrick of Tonasket, playing for the first time this year, beat previously undefeated Gabe Holz and Morgan O’Dell of Omak 4-6, 6-2 and 6-2.

Tease photo

McMillan claims senior crown at Nespelem Junior Rodeo

Soap Lake boy wins overall crown during Nespelem Junior Rodeo; complete rodeo results posted

Modern rifles used in Saturday match

Flowers scores best of 468

Nespelem rodeo kicks up dust

McMillan captures senior boys crown

Caleb McMillan of Soap Lake edged Chase Nigg of Oroville for the senior boys all-around title at the 37th annual Nespelem Junior Rodeo last weekend, April 26-27.

Omak takes 9 out of 10 matches

Chelan boys hand Lions first loss

Omak won nine out of 10 varsity tennis matches at Quincy on Saturday. The girls finished 5-0 and the boys 4-1.

Run blossoms brightly

Inaugural event draws 200 runners

The idea of running among blooming fruit trees with snow-covered mountains in the distance came to fruition Saturday with the inaugural Omak Orchards in Bloom half marathon and 10K races.

‘Wizard’ arrives in Omak

Two-weekend run begins Friday; show includes ‘Jitterbug’

“The Wizard of Oz” blows into the Performing Arts Center on Friday for its first weekend of a two-weekend run.

Tiger sets record

Republic among fastest in 1B track

Shania Graham of Republic won the 1,600-meter run in a school record at a league meet April 22 in Colville.