BOYS SOCCER (3-5, 6-7)
This is the final week of league play and important matches abound. Each squad has two matches remaining and three games separate first from fifth…and four of the current five top five advance to district competition (Sunnyside deals with district through the 3A’s).
Tuesday, Eisenhower (4-4, 7-4-2) home.
Fifth-place Wenatchee against fourth-place Eisenhower. A Panther win is nearly a must to keep open the possibility of qualifying for district. The Panthers are on a roll. They have three wins in a row. The Cadets have won two straight, both shutouts. In their first game this spring EHS eked by the Panthers 2-1. Ike has won three in a row in the series. Overall Eisenhower as won 29 of 43 matches between the two schools.
Saturday, Davis (5-3, 9-3-1) away.
The Pirates stung Wenatchee 4-1 in the Apple Bowl a couple of weeks ago, and now have topped the Panthers four straight times. After losing their first two league games, Davis has won five of six. The Yakima team leads the series 32-20.
ScoreCzar computer rankings. Davis 8, Eastmont 10, Moses Lake 14, Eisenhower 24 and Wenatchee 36. Sunnyside is 14 in the 3A.
Standings: Eastmont 6-2, Davis 5-3, Moses Lake 4-4, Eisenhower 4-4, Wenatchee 3-5, Sunnyside 2-6
BASEBALL (11-1, 15-2)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (10-2, 13-4) home for one and Friday away for doubleheader.
Look what the schedule maker did…the final week and its one against two. Wenatchee at 11-1 vs. Moses Lake at 10-2. The possibilities:
Wenatchee wins three or two of three is league champ.
Moses Lake wins all three is league champ.
Moses Lake wins two of three, the two teams tie for the title at 12-3.
Moses Lake wins two of three and Eastmont wins three from Davis, WHS, MLHS and EHS all tie for title at 12-3.
The Panthers have a 3-game win streak over the Chiefs and lead overall in wins 56-46. Check out the runs scored in the series. Despite a 10-win deficit, the Chiefs lead 509 to 508.
ScoreCzar computer rankings. Wenatchee is 16th, while Eastmont is 5th, Moses Lake 10th, Davis 43rd and Eisenhower 53rd. Sunnyside is 55th in 3A.
Standings: Wenatchee 11-1, Moses Lake 10-2, Eastmont 9-3, Davis 6-6, Sunnyside 0-12, Eisenhower 0-12.
SOFTBALL (8-2, 8-7)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (8-1, 10-4) away for one, Friday home for doubleheader.
Crunch time. Wenatchee has five games left and they are all against the other two contenders in the league (along with WHS)…this week three with league leader Moses Lake and next week a pair with Eastmont. The Chiefs are the only league foe that has a winning record against Wenatchee High (53-41), and the opponent (league or nonleague) the Panthers have played the most (94 games).
Standings: Moses Lake 8-1, Wenatchee 8-2, Eastmont 8-2, Eisenhower 4-5, Sunnyside 0-9, Davis 0-9
BOYS TENNIS (7-0, 8-0)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (5-2, 6-4) home.
It’s number one vs. number two and if the former wins it will be their fifth straight league title. Wenatchee will have a 3-match lead with only two outings remaining. When the Panthers played on the Chiefs’ courts three weeks ago they came home with a 7-0 victory. They have topped ML 23 straight times. WHS has a slight lead in the series at 35-2 and have won 14 of 15 in the Apple Capital.
Thursday, Davis (3-4, 4-4) home.
Davis is the only league opponent to score a point against Wenatchee this season. The Panthers beat the Pirates 6-1 in Yakima a couple weeks ago. The other six victories are of the 7-0 variety. The win was the 17th straight for the local team over Davis, and broke the previous record of 16 in a row. Wenatchee’s series record vs. Davis is identical to their mark against Moses Lake – 35-2. At home the Panthers are 15-1.
Standings: Wenatchee 7-0, Moses Lake 5-2, Eastmont 4-3, Davis 3-4, Sunnyside 1-5, Eisenhower 0-6.
GIRLS TENNIS (4-3, 5-3)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (3-4, 3-6) home.
The Chiefs tripped up Wenatchee 4-3 three weeks ago in Moses Lake…the first ML win in the series in 36 years. This time the Panthers get them on the courts at the WRAC. Third-place Wenatchee has won their last two matches while fourth-place Moses Lake has dropped two in row. WHS is 36-1 in the series and 15-0 at home.
Thursday, Davis (7-0, 8-0) home.
The Pirates are looking for their second straight league championship, and begin the week with a 2-match lead over Eisenhower with three matches to go. Davis beat Wenatchee 5-2 in Yakima earlier this month, and now has a 3-match win streak going over WHS. The Purple and Gold lead the series 25-13 and are 13-6 at home.
Standings: Davis 7-0, Eisenhower 4-2, Wenatchee 4-3, Moses Lake 3-4. Eastmont 2-5, Sunnyside 0-6.
Boys and Girls
For the second consecutive year the combined Wenatchee teams placed very high in the 32-team Capital High School Invitational Tournament in Boise this past weekend. Last spring they were fifth, and Saturday bumped that up a couple spots and took third place.
The young ladies complete their fifth and final match in league competition at the Apple Tree course in Yakima this afternoon. If they place fourth or higher Wenatchee wins the league championship. So far they are undefeated through the first four league matches.
Saturday the team competed in the Big East Invitational at the Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane. WHS finished in a tight group in the middle of the 21-team field. The Panthers 285 score placed them 12th, and with four fewer strokes they would have been ninth.
Standings: Wenatchee 24, Moses Lake 19, Eastmont 17, Eisenhower 10, Davis 6, Sunnyside 0
The final league match of the year is today at the Moses Lake Country Club. The Panthers are second in the standings and there is little chance that will change after today. Through the first four matches Wenatchee finished, in order, second, second, tied for second and tied for first.
Standings: Moses Lake 23.5, Wenatchee 20, Eastmont 14.5, Sunnyside 12, Eisenhower 10, Davis 4