CHS Basketball and Wrestling Athletes Earn All League awards

by Dennis Rahm, photo above courtesy of Richard Uhlhorn: Senior Braiden Boyd (with ball) surpasses 1,000 points

Both Chelan basketball teams kept their playoff hopes alive with opening round wins Saturday in the District Tournament and one Goat wrestler has advanced to this weeks State Tournament in Tacoma at the Mat Classic.

The Chelan Girls beat beat Quincy 41-33 in the opening round of the CTL District Basketball Tournament on Saturday night. Arabelle Finch led the way with 20 points while Kira Sandoval chipped in with 8 points. Chelan will play at Omak Tuesday night at 7:30 in a loser out contest in hopes of keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Meanwhile, the Chelan Boys battled back from a 10-point deficit with two minutes left in the game against Cashmere to tie it up at the end of regulation and force overtime. The Goats dominated the overtime period in defeating the Bulldogs 79-69 and now advance to play at Omak Tuesday night in what amounts to another must win game. In the win over Cashmere, Dylan Jay tallied 34 points with 24 coming in the fourth quarter and overtime. Braiden Boyd collected a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds and surpassed the 1,000 point mark in his Chelan career.

Chelan also had success at the Regional Wrestling Tournament in Spokane over the weekend with freshman Sebastian Cisneros placing Third in the 120-pound division and earning a trip to the State Mat Classic starting this Friday in Tacoma.

The Caribou Trail League also last week announced All League selections in Boys and Girls Wrestling and Boys and Girls Basketball. In Boys wrestling, Sebastian Cisneros was selected First Team in the 120-pound division and Jason Pritchard was selected Honorable Mention at 195-pounds as well as earning Honorable Mention Academic All-State accolades with a 3.6 GPA. On the Girls side, Aimee Gordon was named Honorable Mention All-League in the 130-pound division as well as earning Academic All-State Honorable Mention recognition. Michaela Moody joined Gordon by also earning Academic All-State HM honors.

In basketball, Kira Sandoval was named to the All-League Second-team. In Boys hoops, Braiden Boyd and Dylan Jay both earned First-team honors while Isaac Wilson was selected Second-team.