Brewster’s Brooklynne Boesel was selected for the all-state 2B volleyball team and teammate Karste Wright to the second team.

The announcement was made by the Washington State Coaches Associations last week.

The pair are part of eight juniors on this year’s team that will graduate one – Elizabeth Stam – and went undefeated to win the Central Washington 2B League (8-0).

Boesel was the league’s MVP while Wright was named to the CWL’s first team for the Bears, which finished fifth in state.

Also expected back next year are three sophomores.

In 1A, Chelan's Lexie Gleasman and Emma McLaren were named to the first team.


The sister and brother Sadie Bjornsen and Erik Bjornsen of Winthrop are skiing great at World Cup races in Lillehammer, Norway.

Both skiers are on the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski team.

Sadie Bjornsen finished third in a women’s sprint on Friday, which gave her a World Cup podium in every discipline.

Then she finished ninth in the 10K classic freestyle on Saturday and 10th in the 10K classic pursuit on Sunday at the rainy races.

She was ranked sixth in the World Cup standings prior to Sunday.

After the Saturday race Sadie told the Anchorage Daily News via email that her thoughts included the Friday earthquakes back home in Anchorage.

There was a water leak in her house; it was turned off by a retired APU teammate.

“I am mighty thankful for friends,” she said in the email. “But, as you can imagine, all the images and worry left me pretty distracted for these last 24 hours, despite the fact I knew there was really nothing I could do.

“Without much sleep, I tried to get my head in the race today (Saturday), but it took a little longer than I hoped to get there. After climbing up the big long climb at 3.5K, I finally found my rhythm and my craving for the pain cave. From there I kept pushing myself and tried to cut some time off the leaders.”

Erik Bjornsen was third in the men’s 15k classic pursuit on Sunday.

“My thoughts are with everyone in Anchorage, who have a big job of cleaning up,” Sadie Bjornsen said. “I am so thankful everyone seems to be safe, and there have been no announced casualties in a serious shaking.”


Bridgeport High School announced that boys’ basketball coach Pat McFadden will not be coaching the team this year.

McFadden coached the football team this fall while working to get his family into a new home after their house burned down last spring, badly burning McFadden and his son.

Former head boys’ basketball coach Dan Cavadini stepped up to coach the boys this winter.

He will be assisted by his son, Cameron Cavadini, and current assistant Henry Austin.

“Our head football and basketball coach Pat McFadden and his family have had quite the tough year,” said Bridgeport athletic director Scott Darwood. “We were fortunate enough to have Pat return to coaching for us this year in football, but due to understandable circumstances Pat stepped down due to personal reasons.”


Chandler Smith of Brewster, who plays on the Gonzaga University women's basketball team, scored 10 of her 20 points late against No. 8 Stanford for a 79-73 victory on Sunday.

Jill Townsend of Okanogan scored 15 points for the Bulldogs (8-1), who avenged a loss to Stanford in the first round of the 2018 NCAA tournament.

Gonzaga's lone loss this year was to No. 1 Notre Dame.


Maguire Isaak, a senior and quarterback on the Almira/Coulee-Hartline football team, was named the Washington Interscholastic Association’s Athlete of the Week for week 13 (Nov. 8-24).

Isaak led the Warriors to a win over Naselle in the state 1B semifinals by completing 11-of-11 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns. He added three rushing touchdowns on 13 carries and 162 yards to put ACH into its second-straight 1B state championship game.

“Maguire is well deserving of the Athlete of the Week award,” ACH coach Brandon Walsh said. “Everything in our offense goes through him. When he plays great it usually leads to us being successful. Last Saturday (Nov. 24) was a great example of that, which is why he earned that honor. We are proud of him and happy that he was recognized for his accomplishments.”


Tommye Robbins was busy Tuesday night, putting down a round robin, a 300-pinochole and finishing with high score of 8,030 at the Eagles in Okanogan.

Right behind was Lisa Turner at 8,020.

Pat Byrd and Valerie Murray twice teamed to have 300 pinochle.

Play starts at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.

High scores: 8,030, Tommye Robbins. 8,0202, Lisa Turner. 7,650, Tim Norman. 7,630, Joe Feddersen.

Partners with 300 pinochle: Paul Steuermann and Tim Norman; Tommye Robbins and Dee Tarnowski; Valerie Murray and Dee Tarnowski; Tommye Robbins and Alvin Wadkins; Pat Byrd and Valerie Murray; Doug Ralston and Norma Lawson; Tim Norman and Joe Feddersen; Yank Clark and Buck Workman; Lisa Turner and Norma Lawson.


The Sitzmark Ski Hill is having a work day at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, said Sandra Sutton with the Sitzmark Ski Club.

“We will be trimming small trees, cutting, splitting and stacking wood,” Sutton said. “Bring a lunch, clippers, warm gloves.”

Sutton can be reached at 509-485-2223.

Al Camp is the sports editor at The Chronicle. Email him at

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