A photo in the Jan. 2 edition of The Chronicle should have said Erika Santana of Bridgeport was playing against Republic players on Dec. 19. The photo was by Brad Skiff/Special to The Chronicle.

The Loup Loup Ski Bowl opened for full operation Dec. 31 (Story and photo in the Jan. 5 newspaper).

The hill, which is open 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. now includes the chairlift to the top of Little Buck Mountain plus the poma lift, rope tow and Wild Wolf tubing hill.

You must be 42 inches or taller to go on the tube run.

Regular operation days are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus President’s Day in February.

As of Jan. 7, the Loup had 20 inches at the base, 22 inches at the top and had seen a half inch of snow fall over the weekend for a total of 25 inches so far this season.

Skiers and snowboards should use caution since early conditions exist.

Also open is the Bear Mountain Luge Experience, The Bear Mountain trails a(12K), Little Buck Café, Wolf Den (hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and ski shop.


Jim Townsend of Okanogan finished with two assisted tackles and a solo tackle for Eastern Washington University (12-3) in its 38-24 loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision at Frisco, Texas.

Townsend, a 6-4, 265 pound redshirt junior, finished the season with 22 unassisted and 25 assisted tackles from his defensive end position. He also finished with five unassisted tackles for a loss, sixth on the team, and four sacks.

Also on the team was Ryan Nilles (56), a 6-6, 260 redshirt freshman, at reserve left offensive guard.

Both Townsend and Nilles earned a scout team player of the week in 2017.

The Eagles (they play on the only red surface in college football) trailed 17-3 in the first half and 31-17 in the second half before closing to seven points twice , the last with 2:19 left in the game.

Eta Ena, a 1992 Inchelium graduate and on the 1991 state 1B champion team, is associate head coach/defensive front plus coordinator for the defensive line.


The Valley Lanes high school bowling team in Omak inched closer to second place in the Central Washington Travel League on Sunday at Valley Lanes.

The Omak No. 1 team finished with 33 points, closing the gap behind Wenatchee to 1.5 points. Omak had been eight points back.

The Omak No. 2 team finished with 17 points and Omak No. 3 with nine points.

High scores (game, series): Bryden Goyne 244, 568; Clay Goetz 197, 500; Maesun Matt 168, 488; Bishop Stensgar 179, 470; Carlie Reddington 174, 465; Logan Stensgar 173, 464; Josh Fleming 173, 464; Bryson Goyne 169, 460; Ayden Pierce 170, 444; Burt Moomaw 149, 439; Jayson Hubbard 132, 385; Julianna Utigard 143, 382; Skyler Christie 145, 354.

Standings: 1, Moses Lake No. 1, 156.5. 2, Wenatchee 135.5. 3, Omak No. 1, 134. 4, Eastmont 111. 5, Omak No. 3, 68. 6, Omak No. 2, 60. 7, Moses Lake No. 2, 40.

In junior varsity action, Omak No. 1 won 29 points and Omak No. 2 won 12 points.

High scores (series): Jovan Mercado 564; Deacon Matt 556; Aspen Hoover 425; Ryan Goyne 388; Garrett Hoover 362; Jaylenne Hubbard 348; Kylee Goyne 283; Malikh Matt 283.

Standings: 1, Eastmont No. 1, 126. , Omak No. 1, 119. 3, Moses Lake 83. 4, Omak No. 2, 60. 5, Moses Lake No. 2, 59.

The next match will be the league finals Jan. 27 at Lake Bowl in Moses Lake.

The Washington State Bowling Proprietors State Tournament is Feb. 15-17 at Paradise Lanes in Tacoma.

Dec. 30 results:

High scores (game, series): Bryden Goyne 227, 214, 664; Josh Fleming 211, 575; Jovan Mercado 226, 563; Aspen Hoover 190, 535; Carlie Reddington 215, 529; Logan Stensgar 197, 526; Maesun Matt 197, 490; Skyler Christie 182, 472; Clay Goetz 181, 467; Alberto Moomaw 171, 431; Ayden Pierce, 157, 422; Bryson Goyne 138, 397; Bishop Stensgar 164, 373.

Standings: 1, Moses Lake No. 1, 126; 2, Wenatchee 109; Omak No. 1, 101; Eastmont No. 1, 95; Omak No. 3, 56; Omak No. 2, 43; Moses Lake No. 2, 34.


The annual Spokesman Review Inland Northwest Trapshoot tournament started last weekend.

Rick Lind was the top gunner at 24 for the Oroville/Tonasket gun club in the tournament that runs to Feb. 24.

“The day was cloudy and windy and crisp, but we had a good turnout,” reported secretary Linda Schwilke with the Omak Fish and Game Club. “It was a slow start (89 team score), but next week will be better.”

Single (16 yards) – 24, Rick Lind. 23, Noah Olmstead, Doug McMillan. 22, Josh McDaniel. 21, Robert McDaniel, Jeff McMillan, Jerry Asmussen. 20, Lloyd Caton Jr. 18, Logan Faris, Ken Chaplin. 17, George Miklos. 16, Ty Harden. 12, Paul Schwilke. 11, Vern Cole. 9, Conner Harden.

Handicap: 21, Rick Lind, Noah Olmstead. 20, Lloyd Caton Jr., Josh McDaniel. 19, Jerry Asmussen.


Liberty Bell High School put a fundraiser with alumni basketball games Dec. 22.

Mountain Lion men’s alumni included Connor Walsh, Micah Klemmeck, Morgan Ott, Ben Klemmeck, Cody Hutchinson, Leif Portman-Bown, Willy Duguay, Robby Sigler, Dusten Nations, Connor Cooley, Liam Daily, Parker Bradshaw, Andrew Reggitore, Zane Herrera, Ryan Surface and Caesar Dominguez.

Women alums included Lauren Ochoa, Emily Paul, Melissa B. Peterson., Katie Hover, Kayla White, Bailey Stewart, Megan Bradshaw/Deere, Katie Labaunaskas, Haley Bakke, Carlynn Treise, Maja Nickell, Owin, Raquel Rhinehart, Kimber Falkner/Taylor Exie Romero, Devin Surface and Baylee Candeo.

There was a silent auction plus a concession with homemade soups and brats.

Money raised goes towards a shooting machine.

Tim Norman finished as high scorer at 8,220 during Tuesday night pinochle Jan. 1 at the Eagles in Okanogan.

High scores: 8,220, Tim Norman. 7,470, Dee Tarnowski. 6,670, Debbie Nuehring.

Partners with 300 pinochle: Mike Serles and Ida Laurie—twice; Pat Byrd and Valorie Murray; Tommye Robbins and Doug Ralston; Tim Norman and Valorie Murray; Tommye Robbins and Debbie Nuehring.


Two-time Olympian Sadie Bjornsen of Winthrop entered last weekend in 10th place overall in the World Cup standings and after finishing 11th in her last race at the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Bjornsen was not planning to compete in the final two races of the tour on the weekend in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

Brian Gregg, formerly from the Methow Valley and a 2014 Olympian, finished fifth Sunday at the U.S. National Championships in Craftsbury, Vermont.

Al Camp is the sports editor at

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