Winter Awards Tonight
Tonight is Winter Sports Awards Night. The affair begins at 6:30 in the gym where recognition will be given for all-league athletes, coaches of the year, academic honors, etc. At approximately 7 the large gathering will break up into groups by sport and coaches will acknowledge their teams and athletes. Sports involved are wrestling, bowling, boys swimming, girls basketball and boys basketball. All Panther fans are welcome.
The 28th season of soccer at Wenatchee High School begins this week. A jamboree in the Apple Bowl Friday gets things started as Wenatchee will face Cascade and Cashmere, and Eastmont will do the same. Dennis Tronson returns for his 15th season as head coach the Panthers. Tronson began with the program in 1999 and has a record of 128-104-2. His teams have captured three league championships – 2001, 2004 and 2005. The ’01 and ’05 squads were undefeated in league competition. Ten league matches are scheduled, a home-and-home with each of the other five conference members. And how about this…there are five nonleague matches and all are in the Apple Bowl.
Saturday, Chiawana here.
The first full match is Saturday when Chiawana from Pasco visits the Apple Bowl. The Panthers have had problems with the Riverhawks. Since Chiawana came into existence in 2009-10, Wenatchee has played them five times with nary a victory to show for it. In fact WHS has managed but a single goal in those outings. At home Wenatchee is 0-2.