Spencer Martin, a senior at Oroville High School, was named by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as the WIAA/Wendy’s Athlete of the Week for Week 14 (Nov. 25 to Dec. 1).

Martin scored 29 points, grabbed 22 rebounds and dished out five assists in a game against Tonasket on Nov. 30.

The game also marked his reaching the career 1,000-point mark, finishing the game with a total of 1,015 career points.

“Spencer understands that being good is a process and not a destination,” Oroville coach Jay Thacker said. “He just keeps getting better. Spencer’s best is still yet to come.”


Trinity Fjellman and Dillion Anderson were named Omak’s Student/Athletes of the Month for November.

“Trinity Fjellman is a freshman and a starter on the girls’ varsity basketball team,” said coach Mike Ables. “She comes to practice every day with a great attitude and always gives 110 percent. She has taken everything we’ve taught her this year and applied it to her game.

“She continues to show improvement and has a positive attitude no matter the situation. She has not missed any practices, is never late and is a great student. She is one of our most reliable girls. We never have to question her commitment. Trinity is a great asset to our team and our program, and we are very excited to have her for the next four years.”

“Dillion has worked hard from the beginning of the season, so that he can be ready to compete at a high level,” wrestling coach Dean Agee said. “Dillion has been to every practice when at school. He has been a vocal leader and is pushing others to work hard in the wrestling room.

“Dillion was heard at our home tournament encouraging his teammates to be on task and act responsibly. Dillion has wrestled some good matches so far. Even though he has not won a match yet, he has not lowered his work level in the wrestling room. If anything, his work ethic has elevated with the extra motivation to win a match.


It’s never too early to mark your 2019 calendar for the 15th annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake this Jan. 19.

There are events in the Molson Grange, including a craft fair, a pancake breakfast, food and a raffle.

Also at the lake there will be food and an ice hut contest.

All are sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.


Amanda Raup has been named the new Snowsports School director at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl.

She replaces Chad Rosentine, who retired after last season.

“Amanda’s career in the snow sports industry began eight years ago in parallel with her career in the corporate world as an IT project manager and business analyst,” said Loup general manager Dave Betts.

While working in the IT industry, Amanda said she “learned a great deal about teamwork, discipline, time management and how to lead others. Yes, it made me realize where my passion truly lies - teaching and the outdoors.”

“Amanda began making a full-time career in the snow sports industry was when she taught full time at Edelweiss, a resort in Germany,” Betts said. “She began her path with PSIA-AASI certifications and membership. She is working on advanced certifications in both ski and snowboarding”

“I continue to seek out growth opportunities to advance my skills as a teacher and rider,” she said. “I am so excited to share my knowledge and skills with others at the Loup.”

Raup began her instructing career at Round Top Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, a ski hill she says is “very similar to the Loup.”

“We're excited to have Amanda on board and believe her combination of passion for instructing and her business background will both be brought to bear for the school and its students,” said Betts.


Clancy Andrews, a senior at Okanogan High School, competed in his final cross country race as a Bulldog on Dec. 8 at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Reno, Nev.

“At his 3 p.m. race time, the temperature finally reached 32 degrees,” said mother Laurie Andrews of the race at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

“This was the most brutal race in his four years of cross country. The course consisted of snow, slush and mud. His time was 19:59.5. He came in 131 out of 245 runners in the race that included two age groups, 15-16- and 17-18-year-old runners. Last year he was 140th in the race.”


Lisa Turner was high scorer with 8,600 points during Tuesday night pinochle at the Eagles in Okanogan.

Play is 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

High scores: 8,600, Lisa Turner. 7,830, Millie Jewel. 7,530, Valerie Murray. 7,430, Vicki Harlan.

Partners with 300 pinochle: Mike Serles and Gail Norman; Mike Serles and Bill Bruton; Vicki Harlan and Ida Laurie; Lisa Turner and Boyd Walton; Lisa Turner and Peggy Myers; Debbie Nuehring and Tommye Robbins; Dee Tarnowski and Diana Sauceda; Alvin Wadkins and Millie Jewell; Buck Workman and Diana Sauceda; Gail Norman and Millie Jewell.


Omak High School will be putting on a basketball mini-cheer camp at 4 p.m. Dec. 12-13 at East Omak Elementary, 715 Omak Ave.

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

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