High School Sports


Bridgeport’s Brevin Evenson launches in the high jump…

Bridgeport players Santiago Moreno (30) Sergio Penaloza and Edward Martinez wait for the ball in last Saturday’s game against the Mountain Lions.
BRIDGEPORT – The Mustangs varsity soccer team won when it counted with a 3-1 victory over Liberty Bell on their home pitch last Thursday, March 23. Bridgeport took the early lead with scores that came close together in the first half of play. Mustangs’ junior forward, Keven Cervantes scored in...

Players and coaches on the 1B/2B WSVCA Senior Girls’ All-State Team include, front row, from left: Rebekah Wirrkala, head coach, Naselle-Grays River High School; Taylor Ford, Naselle-Grays River; Ellie Chapman, Naselle-Grays River; Aydan Harrington, Sunnyside Christian School; Gene Dowers, head coach, Pateros High School. Middle row, from left: Kamile Langford, Reardan High School; Kristen Broersma, Sunnyside Christian School; Bobbi Hall, Pateros High School. Back row, from left: Ashley Watkins, La Conner High School; Aubrey Schwigert, La Conner High School.
EPHRATA – Waterville-Mansfield’s varsity track sprinter Hannah Hughes turned in the best finish for the Shockers’ boys and girls track team at the 38-team Ray Cross Invitational held at Ephrata High School last Saturday, March 25. Hughes placed 10th in long jump and 11th in the 100-meter dash and...

Miguel Angel Orozco, left, must reach for the ball away from the Liberty Bell runner sliding safely into second base.
BRIDGEPORT – The Mustangs got two wins the easy way, though not the way they preferred, last Saturday, March 25, when Lake Roosevelt was forced to forfeit a doubleheader league baseball game they were scheduled to play on Mustang Field. A week earlier, Bridgeport opened its season at Brewster with...

Bridgeport’s Anabella Valdovinos beats the throw to Liberty Bell’s third baseman during the fillies’ opening season loss to the Mountain Lions at Brewster last March 18.
BRIDGEPORT – The Fillies varsity softball team drew the tough hand of facing two of the North Central Washington 2B League’s best teams in Liberty Bell and Lake Roosevelt in its season openers earlier this month. And the Bridgeport girls would have faced a third, Brewster, had not a cancelation...

Maret Miller beats a throw and slides in safely to second base against Cashmere.
BREWSTER – Following an easy season-opening doubleheader against Oroville on March 18, the Lady Bears got a workout from a well-matched roster of Cashmere Bulldogs that came to town last Saturday, March 25. In a game that featured good pitching, fielding and hitting from both teams and could have...

Brewster junior catcher, Abby Urias, gets into position as Cashmere’s tie-breaking runner approaches home plate.

Members of the Waterville-Mansfield varsity softball team include, top row, from left: senior Evelyn Negrete, catcher, senior Drew Koenig, second base, sophomore Salem Joiner, first base/outfield, sophomore Makayla Kelly, outfield/first base, sophomore Cithlali Chavez, outfield, junior Alyssa Hansen, shortstop/pitcher, sophomore Ariana Salcido, pitcher/shortstop. Bottom row, from left, senior Basi Jimenez, outfielder, sophomore Taylor Schoenberg, outfield, senior Haylee Newcombe, third base, sophomore Stephanie Capi, outfield, senior Cora Dills outfield/infield. Not pictured, senior Sarah Velasquez, catcher/infield.
WATERVILLE – The Lady Shockers have a solid core of returning players after losing six seniors, four of them starters, last season. Coach Ruben Salcido has nine players back from last year’s team plus three new girls “with very limited softball experience,” the coach said. The upperclassmen-heavy...

Members of the Waterville-Mansfield varsity track and field team include, back row, from left: Marco Keech (10), distance, Benjamin Garnica (11), distance, Mauricio Negrete (9), long jump, David McDonald (10) jumping, Johnny Mullen (11) sprints, Benjamin Covarrubias (11), Riley Voie (9) throwing. Front row, from left: Brooke Simmons (11) hurdles, Hannah Hughes (10) sprints, jumping, throwing, Sarah  Mullen (9)sprints, jumping, Lexi Deishl (11) sprints, pole vault.
WATERVILLE – The Shockers varsity track and field has come down to less than half of its size from last season when more than two dozen athletes turned out. From that larger number Waterville-Mansfield girls’ team finished second in District 5/6 and sent seven on to state. Among the returning...

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