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Knight Softball tied for first, games here this weekend

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SOFTBALL (6-2, 12-3)

Friday, Blue Mountain (0-6, 2-9) home.

Wenatchee Valley has done quite well vs. Blue Mountain the past four-and-a half seasons.  The Knights are on a 12-game win streak and have won 17 of the past 18.  At home WVC has reeled off 21 consecutive wins.  Their last lost to the Timberwolves on the local diamond was 2003.  The Black and Silver started playing Blue Mountain in 2000, the same year Shelly Pflugrath came aboard as coach, so both the team record and hers are the same – 42-17.  At North Rotary Field the Knights are 25-5.


Saturday, Treasure Valley (5-3, 12-6) home.

One of just two losses the Knights suffered in league play last season was to Treasure Valley.  The Chukars managed a win on their home field for the only win they’ve had against Wenatchee Valley in the last nine games between the two.  In 23 games in the series here on campus, the home team has won 21 times.  Like Blue Mountain, both the records of the team and Pflugrath are the same vs. TVCC – 39-6.


Standings:  Wenatchee Valley 6-2, Spokane 6-2, Walla Walla 5-2, Columbia Basin 5-3, Treasure Valley 5-3, Yakima Valley 2-5, Blue Mountain 0-6, Big Bend 0-6.


BASEBALL (1-3, 6-10)

Wednesday, Yakima Valley (2-2, 10-8) away.

The Knights venture to Yakima Valley today to face the Yaks who are one game ahead of the Knights in the standings, Yakima at 2-2 and Wenatchee at 1-3.  The second game of the doubleheader will be the 200th between the two Central Washington schools.  The Institution to the south has the upper hand in the series, with 150 wins to the Knights 48.  Last spring WHS split the four-game season series and then lost by a run to the Yaks in the regional tournament.


Saturday, Treasure Valley (4-0, 13-3) home.

Home games Saturday as the club from Ontario pays a visit.  Treasure Valley has swept their first two double headers and taken the lead in the East Region at 4-0.  A year ago the Knights did the same with the Chukars as they did with the Yaks mentioned above – split four league games and dropped a one-run decision in the regional competition.  Since 1971 when they first played, TVCC leads the series 42-22.


Standings: Treasure Valley 4-0, Walla Walla 3-1, Columbia Basin 3-1, Yakima Valley 2-2, Spokane 2-2, Wenatchee Valley 1-3, Big Bend 1-3, Blue Mountain 0-4


Did You Know?

Wenatchee was the site of the 1953 Washington State Junior College Athletic Conference championship tennis tournament.  The matches were held at Wenatchee High School and Pioneer Park.  Olympic won the title with 14 points and were followed by Yakima Valley 5, Wenatchee Valley 1, Everett 0 and Skagit Valley 0.

The Knights earned their point then Gary Clifford and Leroy Steiner reached the semifinals in doubles where they lost to the pair from Olympic that went on to take first place.


Golf…the “in” attire 77 years ago.

When researching info on Wenatchee High School state tournament basketball games in March, 1937, I found the following in the Seattle Times.

GOLF – the well-dressed golfer will have a fairly comfortable range of choice in selecting his 1937 raiment.

While “slacks,” long pants in other words, will continue to hold majority favor as a covering for the legs, there are indications that knickers are beginning to regain some small portion of the popularity they once held.  The man who plays fairly regularly will probably have both slacks and knickers, wearing the former when the weather is fine and the latter when the days are rainy and the fairways soggy.  Flannel and gabardine will be preferred materials for both slacks and knickers.

The gaucho shirt, popular for the last couple of seasons, will rule the roost as the most favored garment for the upper regions.  The old familiar sleeveless sweater will be infrequently seen.  The polo shirt will appear in the form of a short-sleeved gaucho shirt.

Colors in upper garments will range from neutral shades to rather bright blues and greens, but really violent shades will be taboo. 

Footwear will be little changed, with the one-color idea continuing in vogue, as opposed to the two-tone styles of half-a-dozen years ago.  More and more, however, removable caulks will be used, so that the player can get new caulks without having to get new soles on his shoes.

For wear while going to and coming from the club, the well-dressed golfer will have a sport coat of rough material, in brown, grey or possibly greenish or bluish mixture.

In golf, the lad with the properly fitted outfit FEELS like playing golf.