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Soccer playing today, volleyball Saturday for state berths

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GIRLS SOCCER (10-4-1)

Tuesday, Eastmont home in First Round of District Tournament.

Repeat something today they’ve already done twice and Wenatchee goes to state.  Two times Wenatchee has defeated Eastmont this fall in league play, and this time face the Wildcats in the district tourney at the Apple Bowl for a state berth.  It’s second-seed Wenatchee vs. third-seed Eastmont at 6 p.m.  The winner will play Saturday against the winner of the Moses Lake (first seed) vs. Davis (fourth seed) game which is today at Moses Lake.  The district final Saturday will at the field of the high seeded team, with both the winner and loser qualifying for state the next weekend in Puyallup.

Historically district play would not be termed stellar for Wenatchee High.  They have but two wins in 18 appearances, and currently have dropped five straight.  Against both Eastmont and Davis they are 0-1 and have never played Moses Lake.

Good Stuff

* The team has been on a roll the past six weeks, winning seven of eight.

* Their 10 victories are the most of any Panther squad in 13 years…the last time it happened was in 2000 (10-7).

* Their league winning percentage of 80 percent (8-2) is the second highest in school history.  Only the initial team in 1986 was better at 85 percent (8-1-1).

Did you know?  After 441 games in 28 seasons Wenatchee has scored 897 goals and their opponents 899.

In the ScoreCzar computer poll this week Wenatchee moved up four places to 41st.

Final Standings: Moses Lake 10-0, Wenatchee 8-2, Eastmont 5-5, Davis 4-6, Eisenhower 2-8, Sunnyside 1-9

 

FOOTBALL (7-1, 7-2)

Friday, Sunnyside (0-4, 0-9) home.

This is only the sixth meeting with the 3A Grizzlies and Wenatchee has won the first five.  A year ago at Sunnyside the Panthers won 48-6.

With the victory Friday over Eastmont Wenatchee won its 12th league championship in 48 years.  The Panthers’ titles have come in 1968, ’70, 71, 72, ’73, 74, ’76, ’79, ’80, 2007 ‘09 and ’13.

Because of ties and divisional play there have been 61 championship trophies won by Big Nine teams – Wenatchee 12, Richland 12, Kamiakin 9, Kennewick 6, Pasco 6, Walla Walla 6, Eisenhower 3, Chiawana 2, Southridge 2, Davis 1, Eastmont 1 and Moses Lake 1.

Panther/Wildcat Series Records  The 58 points rung up on Eastmont Friday are the most ever scored by either team.  Previous high was 49 (WHS 49, EHS 0 in both ’70 and ’73.  The combined total of 86 (58-28) is the highest combined total.  Previous high 59 three times.

Wenatchee has won seven straight league games and 12 of their last 13.

In the ScoreCzar computer poll this week Wenatchee moved up six places to 15th.

Standings: Wenatchee 7-1, Moses Lake 5-3, Eisenhower 5-3, Davis 4-4; Eastmont 1-7, Sunnyside 0-4

 

VOLLEYBALL (16-8-1)

Saturday, District Tournament at Eisenhower High School.

Two state berths will be decided in Yakima Saturday.  Both the first and second place teams will advance to the state tournament in Lacey the 14th and 15th.  The district affair is in Eisenhower because they won the league championship.  The event opens at noon with first-place Eisenhower against fourth-place Davis.  Next, at 2 p.m. runner-up Wenatchee faces third-place Moses Lake.  The two winners play at 5 o’clock to determine first and second place seeding to state.

Between 1980 and 2012 the Panthers have made 84 district appearances and have a record of 46 wins and 38 losses.  In previous district tourneys WHS is 3-0 against Moses Lake, 2-3 against Davis and 5-9 with Eisenhower.  A year ago Wenatchee took the district title and went on to state.

Final Standings: Eisenhower 9-1, Wenatchee 8-2, Moses Lake 6-4, Davis 3-7, Eastmont 2-8, Sunnyside 2-8

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday, State Meets at Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco.

Both the Purple and Gold cross country teams are going to the state championship meets Saturday.  It is the first time ever that both have qualified as teams in the same year.  There have been times when they’ve both sent individuals, or one sent a team and the other individuals, but never both teams before.

Three times the Wenatchee boys have placed in the state meet – 2nd in 1959, 14th in 1960 and 4th in 2011.  The girls have placed four times – 5th in 1991, 9th in 1994, 6th in 1998 and 10th in 2009.

In the latest cross country coaches’ poll the Wenatchee boys are ranked eighth.  This week the coaches only evaluated the 16 teams going to state.  They did the same for the girls and WHS is not among the 13 that got ranked.

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