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Wenatchee, Eastmont meet on gridiron for 44th time

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FOOTBALL (2-1, 2-1)

Friday, Eastmont (0-2, 1-2) away.

This is the 44th contest between the two Wenatchee Valley schools.

Series started 56 seasons ago in 1958.

Played 1958 to 1976 - 19 years

No games 1977 to 1986 - 10 years

Played 1987 to 1998 - 12 years

No games 1999 to 2001 - 3 years

Played 2002 to 2013 - 12 years


The Panthers lost a year ago at Moses Lake (smoked out of Apple Bowl) 34-14 and won across the river 7-0.


Wenatchee leads the series 33-10 and is 13-4 at Eastmont.


The Panthers have won 6 of 7, and 12 of the last 14.


This is only the seventh time in 44 games it has been a league contest (Panthers lead 5-1).


WHS coaches vs. Eastmont

Tom Byrne 6-1

Lee Bofto 10-2

Mike Hull 2-1

Ron Reeves 3-3

Doug Preston 4-1

Scott Devereaux 8-2


Longest Wenatchee win streak - 8 (1967-74)

Longest Wenatchee losing streak - 2 (1992-93)


Most points scored by Wenatchee and biggest winning margin - 49 (49-0 in 1970 & 1973)

Most points scored by Eastmont and biggest winning margin - 36 and 29 respectively (36-7 in 1988)


Wenatchee has shutout Eastmont 12 times.  Eastmont has never shutout Wenatchee.


Wenatchee has scored 1,152 points (26.8 per game) and Eastmont 462 (10.7).



The Panthers have scored 123 points in their first three games.  The last time WHS scored that many or more through the initial three contests was 153 in 1919.  They lost to the Alumni All-Stars 17-2, beat Monroe 137-0 and Ellensburg 12-7.


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


VOLLEYBALL (1-1, 2-4-1)

Tuesday, Moses Lake (2-0, 2-1) away.

One might say this series has been one sided.  In 51 meetings, the Purple and Gold have left the court victors 48 times.  In fact the first 27 matches were all Wenatchee wins.  Currently the Panthers have won eight straight and are 23-2 away from Wenatchee.


Saturday, Central Valley (2-1) and Kent-Meridian (0-3) home.

A couple nonleague matches fill the Panthers’ Saturday…and it’s a repeat of last year when the same two teams came on the same day.  From the east comes Central Valley and the west Kent-Meridian.  Wenatchee has faced both before


several times.  Last fall they beat CV here 3-2 and now lead that series 6-2-1 and are 4-0-1 in their own gym.  The Bears are ranked third in the state in his week’s Seattle Times poll.


WHS also topped K-M 3-2 a year ago and lead the Royals 8-4-1 overall 1-0 at home.  Two of the Panthers’ biggest wins came over Kent-Meridian.  In 1982 they defeated the Royals to take third at state, and followed the next season by winning the state championship with a dominating 15-3, 15-3 romp over the south King County school.


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


GIRLS SOCCER (2-0, 3-2-1)

Tuesday, Moses Lake (2-0, 3-3) home.

The two early season league leaders battle today in the Apple Bowl.  Both Wenatchee and Moses Lake are off to 2-0 starts in Big Nine play.  After near total domination for over two decades, this series hasn’t gone so well for the Panthers as of late.  Midway through the 2010 season WHS had a huge lead in victories at 30-3.  Since then tide has turned and the Chiefs have won five straight by a combined score of 17-4.  At home Wenatchee has won 17 of 20.


Thursday, Cashmere (3-0) away.

The neighbor school up the road a piece provides the final nonleague opponent for the Panthers this season.  Between 2000 and 2009 WHS played Cashmere seven times, and the 1A Bulldogs won four of those.  Wenatchee does have a two-game win streak, winning in ’07 and ’09.  This is on the second competition in Cashmere where WHS is 1-0.


Did you know?  In 27-plus seasons and 276 league games, the Panthers are all even at 136-136-4 in conference play.


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



Thursday, Eastmont away.


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



The Wenatchee boys are ranked eighth in the state among 4A schools in this week’s coaches’ poll.  The Eisenhower boys are second, and in the girls’ poll the Cadets are fourth.


The league cross country season consists of two meets for the boys and the same for the girls.  The first competition for both was last Thursday at Franklin Park in Yakima.  The Panthers finished second in each meet behind the winning Eisenhower teams.