OMAK — Jocelyn Moore of Lake Roosevelt is the latest to sign a letter of intent to compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference for state community colleges.

Moore, who signed Aug. 17, will be competing in women’s basketball at Peninsula.

Others competing at NAC schools include (athlete, high school, college, sport):

Derek Alumbaugh, Liberty Bell, , Skagit Valley, baseball.

Clay Ashworth, Okanogan, Yakima Valley, baseball.

Michelle VanSlyke, Republic, Big Bend, women’s basketball.

Tasheena Kohler, Inchelium, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), women’s basketball.

Jordan Peart, Bridgeport, Wenatchee Valley, volleyball.

Keanna Egbert, Okanogan, Walla Walla, women’s soccer.

Shania Graham, Republic, CCS, women’s basketball.

Megan Patrick, Okanogan, CCS, women’s tennis.

Alex O’Dell, Omak, CCS, women’s tennis.

Edgar Najera, Brewster, CCS, men’s basketball.

Trisha Priest, Omak, Wenatchee Valley, women’s soccer.

Rhaney Harris, Omak, Bellevue, softball.

Nashoni Boyd, Omak, Bellevue, softball.

Ashlynn Willis, Tonasket, Lower Columbia, women’s soccer.

Kayla Willis, Tonasket, Lower Columbia, women’s soccer.


Speaking of athletes starting their first year of college competition, let me add a few more.

Jenna Bucsko of Omak is heading to CCS to play tennis.

Ryan Nilles of Omak got a call this month to participate in football practices at Eastern Washington University.

I can just hear Omak athletic director Joe LaGrou cheering, “Go Eagles!”

Annaliese Fanning of Curlew will be walking on at Community Colleges of Spokane to play softball.

Those at Okanogan playing on scholarship include Jill Townsend at Gonzaga in women’s basketball, Jordyn Boesel at Saint Mary’s University in women’s basketball, Shelby Walker at Whitworth University in women’s tennis and Dakota Fingar at Corban University in Salem, Ore., in baseball.

I also have from Okanogan, Victor Morales-Perez playing soccer at Wenatchee Valley and Montanna Schreder-Guerrette on scholarship at Grays Harbor Community College in women’s wrestling.

Other Omak athletes moving to college teams include Pete Campbell at Evergreen State in men’s basketball and Wyatt Utt-Picking at Walla Walla Community College in golf.


A spaghetti fundraiser for Dallas Joe, who will be competing at the AAU Powerlifting World Championships, is planned for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Eagle Next Community Center.

Or, as organizers say, until the spaghetti is gone.

There is a cost per plate, which must be cash.

Donations can also be done through Joe's PayPal account.


“I still have a few people fishing now and the weather has been great,” Gene Bussell said at Liar’s Cove Resort in Conconully. “I see a few fishermen fishing on the upper Conconully Lake also, so they must be catching and just not telling me.”


Buck Workman and Alvin Wadkins produced the best pinochle hand Tuesday with 1,000 aces at the Okanogan Eagles.

Play is every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Couples with 300 pinochle included Vicki Harlan and Lisa Turner; Boyd Walton and Dick Fuller; JoAnn Harrison and Mike Serles; Peggy Myers and Millie Jewell; Body Walton and JoAnn Harrison; Buck Workman and Peggy Myers; Dee Tarnowski and Boyd Walton.

High scores: 8,450, Buck Workman. 7,480, Doris Richardson. 7,150, Valorie Murray. 7,110, Millie Jewell.


Right now, you can smell the aroma of a new floor in the Oroville High School gym.


Cuffs vs. Axes (police vs. firefighters) charity softball game is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Brewster City park.

There will be a hot dogs, chips and a drink.

Admission is free, but there is a small, suggested donation.

Al Camp is the sports editor at

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