For the second year in a row, and only the third time in 47 years of CBBN league history, Wenatchee has won the pennant. But, this is the first time they have won it outright. Last spring they shared it with Richland, and the first time was 1973 when it was a 3-way tie with Richland and Walla Walla.
Final Standings: Wenatchee 13-2, Moses Lake 11-4, Eastmont 11-4, Davis 7-8, Eisenhower 3-12, Sunnyside 0-15
Now it’s on to district play Saturday, and because Wenatchee is the champion they host the tourney at Rec Park. The district schedule.
Game 1: Wenatchee vs. Davis, 10 a.m., loser out
Game 2: Eastmont vs. Moses Lake, 1 p.m., loser out
Game 3: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, TBA, winner to state
The first and second rounds of the 16-team state championship tournament are Saturday, the 18th. The District 6 winner will join three other teams at Richland High School for that competition.
Team records set.
The league winning percentage of 86.7 (13-2) is a new record. Old mark was 83.3 (10-2) a year ago.
The 13 league wins ties 1995 for the most in a season.
The regular season winning percentage of 85.0 (17-3) is a new record. Old mark 80.0 (16-4) in 1995.
The 17 regular season wins is a new record. Old mark was 16 in 1995.
Both of the last two records are since 1982 when the number of regular season games was limited to 20.
The Panthers have shutout their opponents in six of the last eight games, and in seven games total. The most whitewashes since the 1976 squad had 10.
Washington Baseball Poll. 1 Puyallup, 2 Gonzaga Prep, 3 Skyline, 4 Emerald Ridge, 5 Kentwood, 6 Skyview, 7 Kentridge, 8 Edmonds-Woodway, 9 Richland, 10 WENATCHEE and South Kitsap.
ScoreCzar computer poll. 1 Puyallup, 2 South Kitsap, 3 Gonzaga Prep, 4 Skyview, 5 Eastmont, 6 Jackson, 7 Kamiak, 8 WENATCHEE, 9 Emerald Ridge, 10 Richland.
Tuesday, Eisenhower (0-9, 0-10) away.
League champion 9-0 Wenatchee closes out the regular portion of their schedule against 0-9 Eisenhower. After trailing 21-1 in the series through 1998 the Panthers are now going the opposite direction…they have won 11 in a row and 15 of the last 16 to cut the Cadet lead to 22-15. The 16th of last month WHS won 7-0 here in town, and that has been the score in nine of the 11 straight (the other two were 6-1).
Saturday and Monday, District 6 Tournament in Yakima.
Standings: Wenatchee 9-0, Moses Lake 6-3, Eastmont 6-3, Davis 4-5, Sunnyside 2-7, Eisenhower 0-9
Tuesday, Eisenhower (7-2, 7-3) away.
Today the third-place Panthers complete the regular season at second-place Eisenhower. The Cadets nipped WHS 4-3 last month in Wenatchee. The Panthers have defeated Eisenhower five the last seven times they’ve played, but EHS leads the series 26-11 and 13-6 in Yakima. Wenatchee is 5-4 in the league and win or lose today they will finish third.
Saturday and Monday, District 6 Tournament in Yakima
Standings: Davis 9-0, Eisenhower 7-2, Wenatchee 5-4, Moses Lake 3-6. Eastmont 3-6, Sunnyside 0-9
BOYS SOCCER (4-6, 7-8)
The Panthers finished in a 3-way tie for fourth with Moses Lake and Sunnyside and the top four teams move on to district. Due to the tie-breaker, the Chief got the final spot. Sunnyside is out because they are a 3A school. Wenatchee came on strong in the second half of league play, winning four straight, but were edged 1-0 by Davis Saturday and their season ended.
The 4-game win streak was the longest in two years. The four league wins and the seven overall wins are both the best in three years, as is the fourth place finish.
ScoreCzar computer poll. Wenatchee is 35th of 67 4A teams.
Final Standings: Eastmont 7-3, Davis 6-4, Eisenhower 5-5, Wenatchee 4-6, Moses Lake 4-6, Sunnyside 4-6
Tuesday, Eastmont (11-2, 13-5) home and Friday away.
Conference play ends this week with Moses Lake and Eastmont fighting for first and second, Wenatchee and Eisenhower for third and fourth, and Sunnyside and Davis for fifth and sixth. Moses Lake plays three with Eisenhower, Wenatchee two with Eastmont and the two winless teams go at it three times. No matter what the top four play in the district tournament Saturday the 18th. District will be at either Moses Lake or Eastmont, depending who is champ.
In their first matchup this spring Eastmont topped Wenatchee 4-3 breaking a Panther 6-game win streak in the series. WHS is the overall leader in wins 28-14, 17-6 at home and 11-8 across the river.
ScoreCzar computer poll. Wenatchee is 47th of 67 4A teams.
Standings: Moses Lake 11-1, Eastmont 11-2, Wenatchee 8-5, Eisenhower 7-5, Sunnyside 0-12, Davis 0-12
Thursday, League match at Sunnyside.
The Panthers tied down the league championship last week and go for their sixth straight conference win today. Golf standings are not easy to find, and this may be the first title ever for Wenatchee…for sure the last 13 years and a few scattered prior that.
Monday, District 6 Tournament at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club in East Wenatchee.
This is the last league match of the spring. Last week I said the one April 30 was the final. The school site show today’s event as a 2-team match with Sunnyside, not a league affair. Sorry for the misinformation.
Standings: Wenatchee 30, Eastmont 23, Moses Lake 22, Eisenhower 12, Davis 9
Monday, District 6 Tournament at the Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima.
Wenatchee played in the Inland Empire Invitational yesterday at the Spokane Country Club. Their score of 374 placed them 18th in the 20-team event.
Final Standings: Moses Lake 29.5, Wenatchee 24.5, Eastmont 19, Sunnyside 14, Eisenhower 13, Davis 5