Regional Basketball Center Stage This Weekend

Prep Basketball, Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Kiss My Ice Hockey & 5K Run highlight weekend.


Entiat & Cashmere Play at Wenatchee High

WENATCHEE, WA – We’re on the home stretch for area high school basketball teams trying to make it to the State Tournament next week either in Yakima or Spokane. Here’s what’s on tap tonight…

Entiat the Favorite in Regionals vs. Riverside Christian

There are two games being played at Wenatchee High School tonight. The first is a 1-B Regional featuring 20-and-2 Entiat against 11-and-9 Riverside Christian with the winner advancing to the State 1B Tournament in Spokane next week.  The loser’s season is over. The Tigers are heavily favored in this one as the two teams have met twice this season with Entiat easily handling the Crusaders by an average of 50-points. A win for Entiat would mean a first-round State game next Wednesday against the loser of tomorrow’s game between Mount Rainier Lutheran and Colton. Entiat and Riverside Christian tip tonight at 6 o’clock.

Oroville Boys Face Friday Harbor in 2B Regional

The other game at Wenatchee High School tonight is a boy’s 2-B Regional pitting 14-and-8 Friday Harbor out of the Northwest League against the Central Washington League’s Oroville Hornets, who come in with a record of 14-and-9. It’s a win and you’re in, lose and you’re out scenario for these teams. The winner would face the loser of tonight’s game between Morton-White Pass and Adna next Wednesday at State in Spokane. This game starts at 8 o’clock.

Brewster Boys Take On Kittitas-Thorp at Ellensburg

Also tonight at Ellensburg High School, the Brewster boys take on the high-flying Kittitas-Thorp Coyotes, who are 22-1 on the season and ranked #1 in the state in Class 2-B hoops. This 8 o’clock game is for seeding purposes and is basically the Regional Championship. The winner moves on to the 2nd round of the State 2B Tournament in Spokane next Thursday.  The loser will have to play a first-round game Wednesday against the winner between Orcas Island and Life Christian Academy.

Turning to Saturday…

Brewster Girls Challenge Mossyrock in 2B Regional

At Wenatchee High School, the 2-B girl’s Regional features Brewster against Mossyrock. The Bears come in with a record of 18-and-3 while the Vikings are 18-and-7. The game tips at 2 o’clock and is a winner-to-state, loser-out contest with the winner playing the loser of tonight’s game between St. George’s and Davenport at State 2B in Spokane next Wednesday.

Cashmere Girls Hope to Earn 21st Victory of Season

The 4 o’clock girl’s game tomorrow at Wenatchee High features 20-and-1 Cashmere against 17-and-6 Lakeside (9-Mile Falls) for the 1-A Regional Championship. The winner moves on to the second round of the State Championship Thursday in Yakima while the loser faces a first-round game against the winner of Seattle Academy and Seattle Christian.

Eric Granstrom will be at Wenatchee High covering tonight’s Entiat game and tomorrow’s Cashmere game with results posted on our website and Facebook page over the weekend.  We’ll also have highlights Monday right here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Wild Finish Season at Vernon and Penticton

The Wenatchee Wild are in Vernon tonight to take on the Vipers in a battle for second place in the Interior Division of the BCHL…
Both teams are in a virtual tie for the #2 seed heading into the BCHL’s post season. With a win tonight, Wenatchee would earn two points to climb to 81-points on the season. First-place Penticton is sitting at 83-points and doesn’t play tonight. They’ll host the Wild in Wenatchee’s season-finale tomorrow night at 7 o’clock. It’s POSSIBLE for Wenatchee to tie Vernon for first place and the #1 seed by winning both games this weekend AND having Salmon Arm come up with the upset win over the Vees Sunday. We’ll have scores and highlights coming up Monday on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

BCHL Names Finalists for Post-Season Awards

As the season winds down in the BCHL, there are a few Wild representatives who are up for post-season awards…
Wenatchee’s Jasper Weatherby is up for the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Cooper Zech is a finalist for the Defensive award for the Top Defenceman in the league. And Wild Coach Bliss Littler is a finalist for the Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy as Coach of the Year. The Awards, voted on by coaches throughout the BCHL, will be announced next week prior to the start of the playoffs.

Sportsmen Show, Women’s Ice Hockey & Run on Tap

Here’s a few things happening around the valley this weekend…
The Kiss My Ice Women’s Hockey Tournament starts today and runs through Sunday at the Community Rink at the Town Toyota Center.

Next door in the TTC is the Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show. That runs today Noon to 7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Finally, RunWenatchee, Confluence Health and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Group have teamed up to put on the Heart Breaker 5-K run during Hearth Month to raise awareness of heart disease and ways to commit to a healthy lifestyle. It starts by Pybus Market tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).