High School Sports


Caiden Riggan connects on an Oroville pitch.
OKANOGAN – The Brewster varsity baseball team opened its season on the road Tuesday, March 13, with a close one-run, 5-4 loss to the 1A Okanogan Bulldogs of the 1A Caribou Trail League. The Bears then hosted Oroville for their first Central Washington 2B league doubleheader and won both games. The...
OMAK – The Pateros Billygoats varsity baseball team opened its road season with a non-league 9-6 win over the 1A Pioneers at Omak, Tuesday, March 13. Coach Bob VanLith said his team still has a few kinks to work out on the field and at the plate, but the team is just now getting access to a dry...
OROVILLE – The Brewster boys varsity track team took second place at the 11-team Oroville Invitational last Saturday, March 17, and the Bridgeport Fillies placed third among a dozen girls teams. Along the way some strong individual performances from Pateros, Bridgeport, Brewster and Waterville-...

Bridgeport’s Jasmine LeDuc, second from right, finished second in the 100 meters and second in long jump at the home Jamboree
BRIDGEPORT –Strong individual performances in both track and field events at the season opening Bridgeport Jamboree on Tuesday, March 13, gave local athletes a look at some of the competition they will face this year. Brewster’s state track veteran, junior Ernie Nanamkin won both the 100 meters...

Bridgeport’s Miguel Mendoza races the throw to second base against Liberty Bell last Saturday.
Photos by Mike Maltais

Lady Bears pitcher Cynthia Sanchez attempts a hurried throw to catcher Abby Urias as a Chelan runner approached home plate during the Brewster Softball Jamboree last Saturday.

Members of the Brewster High School 2018 varsity track and field team include, front row, from left: Kylee Clune (9), Maria Ruiz (9), Kimberly Nila (11), Maritza Silva (11), Adriana Orozco (11), Rosa Tinoco (12), Julissa Olvera (11), Miriam Garcia (9), and Javier Whitehouse (10). Middle row, from left: Chisato Motowaki (10), Esther Ponce (9), Brisa Aparicio (9), Victoria Torres (9), Melissa Garcia (9), Betty Martinez, 11), Kelsey Ochoa (10), Mario Guzman (9), Angel Clune (10). Back row, from left: Hanna Williams (9), Karste Wright (10), Ernie Nanamkin (11), Ubaldo Arellano (12), Anthony Talavera (9), Juan Garcia (11), Rodolfo Madrid (10), Giovanni Nila (9), and Oscar Guzman (9).
BREWSTER – State track veterans Karste Wright and Ernie Nanamkin are among a near-three-dozen athletes who comprise the Bears varsity track and field team this season. Nanamkin, a junior, placed sixth in the javelin and eighth in the 400 meters as a sophomore at the 2017 state championships in...
BREWSTER – A young Bears’ varsity baseball team comprised largely of freshmen and sophomores made it to the Elite Eight in the state baseball championship last year. Now they are back for another season, following the loss of their only senior, Eric Martinez, to graduation. The Bears are still a...

Members of the Brewster High School varsity girls’ softball team include, back row, from left: Bizzy Stam, Michaun Kelpman, Mikenna Kelpman, Yvette Sanchez, Marlisa Garcia, Maret Miller, Abby Urias, and Sammi Emigh. Kneeling, from left: Anah Wulf, Vicky Sanchez, Halle Aparicio, Cynthia Sanchez, and Ana Aparicio.
REWSTER – The way the Brewster varsity softball team played in its five-team Jamboree last Saturday, March 10, one would think the Lady Bears had been away from the ball diamond for the past 10 months. The Lady Bears hosted 2A Sumner from the South Puget Sound District, 1A Chelan and Okanogan from...

Photo by Mike Maltais Members of the Brewster High School 2018 varsity boys’ soccer team include, back row, from left: Ramiro Rincón, Miguel Chacon, Ariel Perea, Ricardo Gallaga, Rodrigo Gomez, Alexis Pío, Carlos, García, Juan Diego Carrillo, Noe Soto, Angel Maldonado, Juan Diego Ruiz, José Tinoco, Brian Talavera, Daniel Sahagon, and coach Jenner Sanon. Front row, from left: José Gómez, John Benitez, Michael Perea, Ricardo García, Florentino Perez, Javier Rosario, Felix Nava, Carlos, Najera, Juan Oscar Cázares, Jesus Arevalo, Luis Hernandez, Juan Perez, José Jaime Ortega, Ricardo Ruiz, and Santiago Salazar. Not pictured: coach Felipe Torres.
BREWSTER – Coming off a Central Washington 2B league championship and third-place finish in District 5/6 last year, the Brewster High School varsity boys’ soccer team is leaner after losing a dozen seniors to graduation last June. Despite the loss of a leadership core of the team, the Bears have...

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