High school cyclist wins top honor at State Cyclocross Championship

Local cyclist Cole Paton won the gold medal in the State Cyclocross Championship.
Local cyclist Cole Paton won the gold medal in the State Cyclocross Championship.

A Sports Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the December 2 issue of the Wenatchee World

As a junior at Cashmere High School, Cole Paton already has a number of impressive cycling feats under his belt. However last weekend, he topped them off with a first place finish in the Washington State Cylcocross Championship.

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Skateboarding, A Point of Pride for One Wildcat

Deven Heston rides in the Kenroy Skate Park during lunch.
Deven Heston rides in the Kenroy Skate Park during lunch.

A Student Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the November 28 issue of the Scratching Post

Redefining the idea of skateboarding

Pirate hop blunt, finger flip out… sound like a different language to you?
A pirate hop blunt with a finger flip out is actually a skateboarding trick, more specifically Eastmont High School junior Deven Heston’s favorite of them all – and Heston knows more skate tricks than a sane person would ever need to.
Skateboarding really is a language of its own; as an arcane, infamous community of “trouble makers,” they have had to isolate themselves and create their own culture and language in the process. Although as an avid skateboarder, Heston doesn’t always agree with those stereotypes. Continue reading “Skateboarding, A Point of Pride for One Wildcat”

Betsy Arlt and Cole Christman; Local Kingpins of the Finish Line

Cole Christman and Betsy Arlt are two of the top cross country runners in the area and have more in common than one might think.
Cole Christman and Betsy Arlt are two of the top cross country runners in the area and have more in common than one might think.

Sports Feature – Written by Reilly Kneedler

Originally featured in the October 8th issue of the Scratching Post

“Running is one of those sports where you kinda need other people to help push you to go faster,” said Betsy Arlt, Eastmont’s top female cross country runner. “It helps to have them around in a race.”
This presents quite a paradox for the modern cross country competitor: the rival helps you get a better time. Continue reading “Betsy Arlt and Cole Christman; Local Kingpins of the Finish Line”