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VOLLEYBALL (2-1, 2-1)
Tuesday, Davis (1-1) away.
Today the Panthers head for Yakima to face Davis, a team they have defeated seven straight times and 14 of the last 15. Since 1980 Wenatchee has beaten Davis 43 times in 56 matches.

Saturday, Central Valley (2-1, 3-3) and Kent-Meridian (1-0, 5-0), home.
Wenatchee will play two nonleague matches Saturday when Central Valley from the east and Kent-Meridian from the west visit the Apple Capital. Central Valley. The Panthers last played CV in 2006 and have a 5-2-1 record against the Bears. The Spokane squad made their first state appearance last fall (they went 1-2).
Kent-Meridian. The Royals were also at state last year and also 1-2. But K-M is no stranger to state competition. They have 18 appearances and placed 12 times, including three titles. Wenatchee has faced the Royals a dozen times and has a winning 7-4-1 record. They last played in 1999. And WHS has had a huge match with Kent-Meridian. The Panthers routed the Royals 15-3, 15-3 in the championship match to win the 1983 state title.

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

FOOTBALL (1-3, 1-3)
Thursday, Chiawana (1-3, 1-3) away.
This was scheduled as a Friday home game but got “smoked out.” It is Wenatchee’s only nonleague game of the season. The RiverHawks used to be members of the CBBN, but are now part of the Mid-Columbia Conference. The Panthers have only faced Chiawana two times and the Riverhawks prevailed in each, 28-0 in 2010 and 27-13 a year ago. This season CHS is 1-3 and sixth in their 8-team league.

By the way, the win over Davis three weeks ago was the 200th for Wenatchee in 46-plus seasons in the current league.

Ouch! The Panthers have lost eight of their last 10 games. The last time they dropped that many in a 10-game stretch was 1996. They last time a season started with a 1-3 record was 2003.

League Standings: Moses Lake 3-0, Eisenhower 2-1, Eastmont 2-1, Wenatchee 1-3, Sunnyside 0-0, Davis 0-3

GIRLS SOCCER (0-2, 0-6)
Tuesday, Davis (2-0, 7-0) away.
Another “smoke out”…was scheduled to be in Wenatchee. This is the only match this week, but it’s a tough one – the undefeated Davis Pirates who are ninth in the state in the Seattle Times rankings. The Yakima outfit is 2-0 and tied for first in the league, plus they’ve won all five of their nonleague matches. A year ago DHS blanked the Panthers 1-0 and 2-0 and have a 2-match win streak in the series. Overall the Panthers hold the series lead 33-13 and are 13-8 in Yakima.

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