Julio Juarez moves the ball downfield against the Cascade Kodiak soccer team in an exciting game that Chelan won 4-3.
It's been a big week for spring sports
by Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan coaches have been sending in reports of the Chelan spring sports program. Following is a report on each of the school's spring sports activities.
The Chelan boys soccer team traveled to Omak on Saturday, April 18 to take on the Pioneers in CTL action and came up with a 9-3 win over a strong Omak team. "Omak played very tough and never gave up," said assistant coach Jim Broome in his report. "Chelan's defense had a hard time stopping Omak in the second half."
Chelan's Sam Torres started the scoring with Jose Garcia and Julio Juarez both scoring three goals each. Also scoring for Chelan was Misael Arechiga.
Omak scored its three goals in the second half.
On Thursday, April 16, Chelan hosted Okanogan with Jose Garcia just dominating the offense for Chelan, scoring six of Chelan's seven goals. The Bulldogs were tough, but couldn't stop the onslaught from Garcia. Also scoring was Sam Torres. Chelan won this game 7-1. Okanogan's goal came early in the ninth minute of the game after which Chelan's defense was able to shut them down.
On Tuesday, April 14, Chelan beat Cascade in a tightly fought game 4-3 with Garcia and Juarez controlling the offensive side of the action.
Chelan hosts Brewster on Tuesday, April 21, at the ChelanFallsPark.
This past Saturday, the Chelan Goat baseball team had a tough outing against a well coached Omak Pioneer team in Omak. "We suffered two tough losses," reported Coach Jim Burbery.
Chelan lost the opener 3-1 and the nightcap 4-2. "We just couldn't get our bats going," said Burbery.
Chelan's League record is 5-3. The team heads to Eastmont on Wednesday, April 22 for a non-league game with the Wildcats and is back on the CTL trail against Brewster this coming Saturday, April 25, with an start for the double header.
Chelan also traveled to Quincy to take on the Jackrabbits in non-league action and ended up losing a very close and high scoring game 13-12.
"We struggled defensively, giving up eight errors," reported Burberry.
Burbery used his pitching staff starting with Josh Burbery (1 inning); Kyle Nelson (2 innings); Cyrus Desmarias (2 innings); and Alex Brown (2 innings). "Combined, they gave up 11 hits."
It took Chelan some time to get its offense going, but once started, the team came out and got 17 hits on the day. Jesse Quigley and Kyle Nelson were both 3-5 at the plate. Curtis Pusey was 3-3 and Alex Brown hit 2-5 with Cyrus Desmarias hitting 1-4; Evan Hendricks, 1-3; Greg Schultz, 1-1; and Adam Hendricks, 1-2.
"Our JV team also took the field in Quincy, coming up with a nice 10-6 win. Will Ray hit a 3-run home run."
On Wednesday, April 15th, Chelan HS Golf Team traveled to Alta Lake Golf Course for a match with Okanogan, Brewster, and Pateros.As there were no girls on any of the other teams, the Chelan girls enjoyed a relaxing ďpracticeĒ day at a different course with some new challenges.
Results for the boys tournament had Brewster's Wade Gebbers taking medalist honors with a 78. The Okanogan boys team captured the team honors with a 389 to Chelanís 401.
Johnny Griffith was the best scorer for Chelan with a 91 and 4th place honors overall, followed by Jonathan Peck with a 94 and 5th place overall.
On Thursday, April 16, both the girls and boys teams hosted Quincy at Chelan.
Because Chelan golf course is experiencing heavy usage, the teams were only able to get in nine holes, with the Chelan boys team taking team honors with a 186 to Quincyís 219.
Boys co-medalists were Chelanís Cory Dowell and Tim Stockdale, both shooting 45, followed closely by Jonathon Peck with a 47 and Johnny Griffith with a 49.
For the girls, Chelan again took team honors with a 209 to Quincyís 272.Chelanís Kelli Bowers was medalist with a one-under par 35.Chelan freshman Lexi Burchett continues to improve and had the third best score with a 56, followed by teammate Michelle Munneke with a 57.
Chelanís next match is Tuesday, April 22. at BanksLake against Okanogan and Brewster and Wednesday, 23, in Chelan against Wenatchee.
On Saturday, April 18, Chelan hosted the Omak Pioneers and got back on the winning side of the game after losing two to Cascade earlier (see report below.)
In the opener, Chelan prevailed over Omak 9-4 and then closed them out again in the nightcap 12-2.
Chelsea Gocke tood the mound in game one and pitched six innings, allowing seven hits off 29 batters which resulted in four runs, three of which were earned. Cari Williams closed out the opener with one inning pitched. She faced four batters, struck out one and allowed only one hit. (Where has she been all year?)
"The girls showed up with their bats this game. Gocke, Ihlanfeldt and Fox lead the team with 3 hits each. Gocke added 3 RBIs and Fox showed off her wheels by stealing 4 bases. Ihlanfeldt broke out of her shell, crushing the ball for a double and two singles. We had a little difficulty adjusting to the different speed of pitcher than our last games against Cascade."
Hitsó Gocke 3-3, 2 R, 3 RBI; Amanda Ihlanfeldt 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Fox 3-4, 2R, 4SB; Taylor McClellan 2-4, 2R, 2 RBI; Nelson 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI; Cari Williams 1-4, 2 SB; Robelia 1-3, 1 SB; Brunner 1-4, 1 R; Lippincott 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB.
In the nightcap, Chelan jumped all over Omak in the first inning, scoring seven of their 12 runs before being put out. AnnAlise Nelson pitched all five innings of this game facing 18 batters and allowing only two runs. She struck out three and only walked one.
"AnnAlise Nelson had a great game, allowing only two hits while offensively at the plate hitting 3-3 with 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases.
"The defense held strong to support Nelsonís efforts," said Coach Becker. "Gocke again hit well, adding two more RBIs to her stats. Slappers Lyndsey Fox and Kilee Lippincott demonstrated their ability to play the short game and hit for power, as they both continue to keep the defense guessing."
"We continue to improve with each game and the girls have discovered the importance of communication on the field."
On Wednesday, April 15, the Lady Goat softball team traveled to Cascade and lost both games of the doubleheader to the strong Kodiak team 10-3 and 12-2.
AnnAlise Nelson pitched six innings in the opener, facing 36 batters, allowing 10 runs on 12 hits. Nelson struck out six and allowed six walks. "AnnAlise threw hard, but the Kodiaks prevailed," reported Coach Anne Becker.
In the outfield, Kilee Lippincott gave Chelan some excellent defense against the long ball. "She had an amazing diving catch early in the game," said Becker.
Offensively, the team just couldn't hit through the line-up. "Our 1 through 3 batters shined throughout both games, but the rest of the team didn't jump on the bandwagon," reported Becker.
In game two, the Lady Kodiaks jumped all over Chelan in the second inning and fifth inning of play scoring 10 of their 12 runs.
Chelsea Gocke pitched four innings and faced 20 batters, giving up six runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks. "Chelsea pitched four great innings. The Kodiaks hit the ball hard and put a lot of pressure on our defense," said Becker. AnnAlise Nelson came in for one inning and faced nine batters, allowed six runs on four hits and one walk. She also had one strikeout.
"They forced us to make errors and were able to captialize on them," stated Becker.
Offensively Kilee Lippincott was 3-3 with a double, one run and one stolen base. Gocke was 1-2; Lindsey Fox was 1-3 with one run and one stolen base. Jamie Brunner was 1-3 with a run and one stolen base.
"Things obviously didnít go the way we had wanted or expected. We have so much more potential that what we showed today and the girls know it. What we do know is learn from this experience, continue to push hard and finish the league towards the top, and expect to meet Cascade again at the district tourney."
Chelan will be back home on Saturday, April 25, against the Brewster Bears in a double header. Game time is On Wednesday, April 22, they will play Eastmont in non-league action and then face NooksackValley on Friday, April 24, at Walla WallaPointPark at
Track (as reported by Coach Julie Schwartz)
Chelan Track and Field competed in the Cascade Invitational last Friday 4/17. The girls finished 3rd overall and the boys 8th out of a field of ten teams from the 1A and 2A divisions.
In the girls 100 meters, Sydney Austin won with a time of 13 seconds and Cody Knaub finished fourth. Knaub also took second in the 200 meter dash.
In the girls 400 meters it was Austin taking first place again with Mari Schramm coming in with sixth place. Schramm also took fifth in the 8oo meters.
In the 3200 meters Mirella Carrion was fourth. In the 300 meter hurdles Sarah Waszkewitz took fifth.
The 4x100 relay the team of Darcy Austin, Knaub, Waszkewitz and Kyra Wyant placed fifth.
The 4x200 relay team of Darby Jenkins, Sydney Austin, Jaicee Harris and D. Austin took first place and the same lineup took second place in the 4x400 relay.
In the field events, Sara Waszkewitz took first in the javelin with a throw of 106' 4" and Darby Jenkins took first in the pole vault with a jump of 8' 6".
Cole Soreano took sixth in the 100 meters. Soreano also took fourth in the high jump clearing 5' 8". Matt Peterson took fifth in the 200 meter dash.
Chase Anderson took first in the 1600 meters .
The 4x100 relay team of Soreano, Derrick Talley, Robin Weathersby and Scott Peterson took fifth . The 4x400 team of Cole Schwartz, Weathersby, Peterson and Talley took sixth. Matt Pittsinger took fourth in the Javelin.
Senior Chase Anderson also competed in the Larry Eason Invitational in Snohomish on Saturday, April 18. In a field of over 30 schools from Washington and Canada he placed seventh in the 3200 meters with a time 9:51.85.
Tennis (as reported by Coach Rothlisberger)
Omak at Chelan, Sat Apr 18
Girls:Chelan 3, Omak 2
#1 Singles:Houston Robison (C) def Mary Jordan Braley 6-4, 6-1
"We lost a couple close matches... we could have just as easily won this match 4-1.Shasta had won the first set and was ahead 3-1 in the second set when she re-injured her ankle.Hopefully she can heal quickly."