Three NCW schools took home trophies from the Hardwood Classic at the Yakima Valley Sundome. After losing a heart breaker to Kings Friday, 49 to 48, the Okanogan boys team rebounded Saturday to beat Seattle Academy 56-37 for Third Place. Jim Townsend led the way with 20 points. In girls basketball, Cashmere lost their first game of the year to Lynden Christian Friday 31 to 26. Saturday the Lady Bulldogs bounced back to knock off Blaine 47-35 for third place. Lauren Johnson led all scorers with 24, including going six of nine from three point range. The Okanogan girls knocked off Mabton 57 to 53 Friday and then beat Granger Saturday 47-33 to take home the fourth place trophy. Jill Townsend led a balanced attack with 11 points.
A major drug bust Thursday in Quincy. Grant County Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says 33 year old Santos Gomez and 25 year old Eduardo Garcia Gonzalez, both of Quincy, and 31 year old Matsu C.K. Thornton of Waterville were arrested Thursday after participating in the sale of over a pound of meth. Following the arrests, investigators followed up on leads which led to raids in Waterville and the Yakima Valley. Foreman says because of the size and scope of the investigation, Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team joined forces with several organizations to take a large amount of meth, and three suspects off the streets. listen here Foreman says a total of about six pounds of meth, with a street value of over $80,000 was seized. Also seized: two firearms, ammunition, a bullet proof vest, drug paraphernalia, over $2,500 in cash and two vehicles.