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900 Football Games

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FOOTBALL (2-3, 2-4)
Friday, Davis (0-5, 0-6) away.
900! This game is the 900th contest in the 105 years of the pigskin sport at Wenatchee High. The game that started it all was November 4, 1905 when Wenatchee topped Leavenworth 38-0. WHS has compiled a record of 524-343-32. They have played 522 games in Wenatchee and 377 elsewhere.
The games at each 100 mark. All were at home except games 200 and 800.
100 – Beat Alumni All-Stars 19-0, 1923
200 – Lost to Ellensburg 25-0, 1935
300 – Beat West Valley (Spokane) 26-0, 1948
400 – Lost to Kennewick 20-2, 1960
500 – Beat Moses Lake 42-0, 1970
600 – Lost to Kamiakin 18-12, 1980
700 – Lost to Kennewick 13-7, 1991
800 – Beat Eastmont 45-14, 2002

Friday will be the 80th contest with Davis; by far Wenatchee’s most common opponent…next is Richland at 60. The series with Yakima (as it was known then) began in 1923. WHS leads in wins 45-30-4 and 20-16-2 at Davis. Both teams erupted for bunch of points in a 49-28 win for the Panthers September 7. This was 12th consecutive WHS victory over the Yakima school.

Notes from Wenatchee’s 34-9 win over Eisenhower Friday.
Broke a 5-game losing streak to the Cadets.
34 points are the most WHS has scored against EHS in the last 14 games since winning 38-14 in 1997.
9 points are the fewest WHS has given up in the last 22 games since beating Moses Lake 14-0 in 2010.

League Standings: Sunnyside 1-0, Eastmont 4-1, Eisenhower 3-2, Moses Lake 3-2, Wenatchee 2-3, Davis 0-5. Note: Sunnyside is not eligible for the championship.

VOLLEYBALL (5-1, 7-1)
A busy week.
Tuesday, Eisenhower (5-1) home.
This is a big one…well, they’re all big, but some are bigger than others. With 60 percent of the league season completed, half the teams are tied for first place – Wenatchee, Eisenhower and Moses Lake all at 5-1. The Panther’s lone loss was to Ike…the Cadets won 3-1 at their place breaking a 5-match WHS win streak in the series. Wenatchee has had their troubles with Eisenhower through the years with the Yakima outfit leading the series 50-21-1.

Thursday, Mead (6-0, 20-1) Central Washington University.
Bring on the Panthers…the undefeated Mead variety and the number one team in the state in the volleyball coaches’ association poll. Mead moved to the top of the rankings when they defeated former number one Jackson (Mill Creek) to win the 64-team Crossover Classic in Spokane Saturday. Wenatchee has played Mead 16 times and leads in wins nine to seven, although the Navy and Gold Panthers have won the last five.

The two matches Thursday and Friday are “smoke-out reschedules.” Both Mead and Woodinville (here Friday) were slated to be in town the 15th of last month. Actually Mead will not be in town and neither will the local Panthers. It has been arranged to play this contest in Nicholson Pavilion at Central Washington University in Ellensburg where WHS coach LeAnne McGahuey played volleyball for four years and twice was an All-American.

Friday, Woodinville (1-4, 1-5) home.
This will be the ninth match with the Falcons, with the Panthers holding a 5-3 advantage. Six of those matches have been here and they’ve split 3-3. Woodinville has a 2-match win streak in the series. The westside WHS school with a 1-4 league record is in ninth place in the 11-team 4A KingCo Conference

Saturday, Wenatchee Invitational, home. The local gym will be one busy place Saturday as 15 teams join the Panther varsity and junior varsity for the annual Wenatchee Invitational. Schools participating are the Ballard Beavers (Seattle), Cashmere Bulldogs, Chelan Goats, East Valley Red Devils (Yakima), Edmonds-Woodway Warriors, Ellensburg Bulldogs, Kamiak Knights (Mukilteo), Lynden Lions, Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, Omak Pioneers, Pasco Bulldogs, Richland Bombers, Southridge Suns, Sunnyside Grizzlies and Woodinville Falcons.

League Standings: Wenatchee 5-1, Eisenhower 5-1, Moses Lake 5-1, Eastmont 1-4, Sunnyside 1-5, Davis 0-5

GIRLS SOCCER (1-4, 1-8)
Wednesday, Eisenhower (0-5) away.
“On the Road Again” has been the theme song of the Purple and Gold for nearly four weeks. From the 9/14 match with Seattle Academy to the Eisenhower contest is 27 days and seven matches. Wenatchee will be seeking their second win in three matches when they travel to Eisenhower. The Cadets are having a rough year. They are 0-5 and in last place in the league and have been outscored 23-3. The Panthers shutout EHS 2-0 and 1-0 a year ago for a 2-match win streak in the series. And this series is a close one with Eisenhower leading 19-18-1. In Yakima the teams are tied 9-9.

The four goals scored in the 4-2 victory over Sunnyside last Tuesday are the most for Wenatchee in 47 matches, since they beat Davis 4-0 in 2009. The win also snapped an 8-match losing streak.

League Standings: Davis 5-0, Eastmont 5-0, Moses Lake 4-2, Wenatchee 1-4, Sunnyside 1-5, Eisenhower 0-5