A photo in the Oct. 3 issue of The Chronicle on page B3 should have said it was by Omar Ibarra and those pictured included Denise Perez (12) of Bridgeport going against Addison Hansen (5) of Lake Roosevelt during a match Sept. 24.


Giselle Arciniega and Tanner Hall were named Omak Student Athletes of the Month for September.

“Giselle is one of our captains who leads both on the field and off,” said Omak soccer coach Chris Werner. “She reaches out to all our ladies to see how they are doing. She makes it a point to be with the team at lunch and interacts with the freshmen very well.

“Giselle is one of the hardest workers on the field. She never gives up and always finishes strong. She is honest and rarely misses practice. So far this season, she has tallied 10 goals (school record) and is putting 78 percent of her shots on frame.”

Hall is a running back on offense and defensive back.

“Tanner has had a great season to date by leading our team through five games in rushing with 500 yards and second in receiving with 223 yards,” said Omak football coach Nick Sackman. “This month he set the record for the longest pass reception this season at Lakeside with a 98-yard touchdown reception.

“He is also one of our defensive standouts and is a very sure tackler. In addition to his offensive and defensive abilities, he is very dangerous on special teams. Tanner has worked hard in the last few years to get his body ready to have a breakout year. It is wonderful to watch him take advantage of his opportunities.”


The Brewster High School volleyball team was to have celebrated Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 9.

Bears coach Marcy Boesel said the team and school would remember Alexsandra Vasquez, a former volleyball player who died last August from a brain tumor.

Also recognized was current fifth student Yahir Corona, who is battling metastatic bone cancer.

The coach will be heading to Western Washington University in Bellingham on Oct. 13 to take in Pink Night with her daughter, Brette Boesel, who is in her final year playing volleyball at the school.

“My cousin and Okanogan graduate Dori Greenaway (who is battling cancer) will be the guest of honor at their volleyball match against NNU that night,” Marcy Boesel said.


Jennifer O’Dell of Omak recently was named coxswain for the women’s novice scull at Washington State University.

The Cougars’ rowing team competes in NCAA Division I.

Upcoming competitions include Head of the Spokane on Oct. 13 that is hosted by Gonzaga University on the Spokane River, and a tri-team competition Nov. 3 with host Gonzaga along with WSU and Oregon State on the Spokane River.

O’Dell is majoring in wildlife biology.

Her parents are Jess and Vicky O’Dell of Omak.


Mike Bordner won the men’s closing day golf tournament Sunday at the Okanogan Valley Golf Course.

Bordner finished with low gross of 73 in a 16-player field.

Jason Thompson took low net at 66.

The low team with a Stableford score of 128 was Mike Bordner, Bill Neely, Dale Damskov and Bill Sproule.

Next up is the annual Snowflake Open set for Nov. 3 this year.

“The golf course will officially be closing on Sunday, Oct. 28,” said Sproule. “We are still selling memberships for the 2019 season. If you purchase it now, you can play the remainder of this year on that membership.”


Low gross: 1, Mike Bordner, 73. 2, Jeremy Fletcher, 82.

Low net: 1, Jason Thompson, 66. 2, Larry Talmadge, 68.


Bill Bruton broke through the 8,000-point barrier at 8,060 during Tuesday night pinochle at the Okanogan Eagles.

Play starts at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.

High scores: 8,060, Bill Bruton. 7,980, Alvin Wadkins. 7,740, Dee Tarnowski. 7,320, Mike Serles.

Partners with 300 pinochle: Boyd Walton and Mike Serles; Gail Norman and Valarie Murray; Tommye Robbins and Norma Lawson; Alvin Wadkins and John Harrison; Dee Tarnowski and Ida Laurie; Bonnie Niessner and Debbie Nuehring; Boyd Walton and Tommy Robbins.


An effort to purchase a new Zamboni ice resurfacing machine is ongoing this month with a crowdfunding campaign involving more than 30 non-profit organizations in the Methow Valley.

The effort is called Give Methow and led by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

“Our current Zamboni is 17 years old,” said Connor Walsh, manager at the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink. “Although it has been a significant upgrade from our old tractor, it has had many mechanical issues, as one would expect in a machine of its age.

“We are looking to purchase a newer Zamboni that will help us to create a more enjoyable experience for all of our visitors. It will provide stable and reliable ice resurfacing for many years to come.”

More than 200 area youth participate in various programs at the rink along with more than 50 local adults who participate in drop-hockey sessions each week.

“We had 15,000-plus visitors last year,” Walsh said. “We estimate that our seven weekend hockey tournaments generated over $650,000 to the local economy, with an expected impact of over $875,000 this season and over $1 million next season.

“All of these programs would not be possible without a clean sheet of ice and a reliable, efficient Zamboni to get the job done.”

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