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BOYS SOCCER (0-2, 2-5)

Tuesday, Eastmont (0-2, 2-4-1) away.

The two Wenatchee Valley teams face each other today, each looking for their first league win.  Both Wenatchee and Eastmont have gotten off to 0-2 starts in the CBBN.  In the immediate five-year past the teams have split six games evenly.  But in the history of the series the one on the east side of the Columbia has won the majority, 21-13.  As coach, Dennis Tronson is 9-10 vs. the Wildcats.


Friday, Eisenhower (0-2, 4-3-1) home.

The Panthers end the week against the other team that begins the week winless in league encounters, Eisenhower, like Wenatchee and Eastmont, is also 0-2.  And this is also a series that the Panthers trail.  The Cadets are up 29-15, although over the last 13 seasons Wenatchee has won the majority by taking 12 of 20.  Tronson has a winning mark of 12-10 vs. the Cadets.


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


In the ScoreCzar computer rankings Wenatchee dropped two spots to 22nd this week.  Last week Davis was number one, now they are number two.


BASEBALL (3-0, 6-2)

Tuesday, Davis (0-3, 2-6) away and Friday a doubleheader home.

A year ago the Panthers swept the Pirates.  Do that again and WHS will have the series lead for the first time since 1982.  Early in that ’82 campaign Wenatchee lead Davis in wins 17-16.  DHS then ran off eight straight and have led ever since.  Right now they are up 54-52. 


By the way, the three-game sweep of Eisenhower last week gives Wenatchee 10 consecutive wins over the Cadets, the Panthers longest win streak in the 47-year history of the series.


The Panthers edged back into the Washington Baseball Poll this week.   They are number 10.  Moses Lake moved up from ninth to number six.


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



Tuesday, Eisenhower (2-2) away and Thursday a doubleheader home.

League play begins today as the Panthers travel to Yakima to take on Eisenhower in the first of three meetings this week.  Wenatchee and the Cadets both went 2-2 in nonleague play.  WHS holds a two to one ratio lead in the series, winning 60 and losing 30.  Since 2005 the Panthers definitely dominated the series, winning 18 of 20.  Wenatchee coach Brent Grothe is 31-11 in his time against Eisenhower.



Thursday, League match at Selah.

The Panthers have two league matches this week.  Yesterday theyfinished fourth in CBBN competition at Moses Lake, and Thursday will play take on their conference foes again, this time at the Yakima Elks course in Selah. 


Note:  For a number of years Wenatchee golf teams have played at the Yakima Elks Golf Course, and every time it is listed on the schedule as located in Yakima.  Wrong!  The links are at 318 Golf Course Loop Road in Selah.


Standings: Moses Lake 12, Eastmont 9, Eisenhower 8, Wenatchee 7, Davis 4, Sunnyside 0



Friday, Palouse Ridge Invitational.

The Purple and Gold head east to Pullman Friday to participate in a tournament at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course at Washington State University.  This is Wenatchee’s firs time playing in this tourney.  Yesterday the young ladies increased their league lead with their third win in a row this season.


Standings: Wenatchee 15, Eastmont 11, Moses Lake 10, Davis 5, Eisenhower 3


GIRLS TENNIS (2-0, 2-0)

Tuesday, Sunnyside (0-1, 0-4) home.

The Panthers have faced the Grizzlies a half-dozen times and each resulted in WHS leaving the courts victorious.  Sunnyside is winless with losses to Toppenish, Pasco, Chiawana and Eisenhower. 


Friday, Moses Lake (0-1, 0-4) home.

Wenatchee is working on building a new win streak over Moses Lake.  After 36 wins in 36 tries the Chiefs upended WHS 4-3 in the first of their two matches last year.  The Panthers didn’t take kindly to that and the second time they met crushed MLHS 7-0.  On the local courts Wenatchee has a perfect 16-0 record vs. Moses Lake. 


Saturday, Richland away.

A nonleague match with Richland Saturday completes a busy five days for the Panthers.  By winning eight of the last nine against the Bombers, Wenatchee has moved a 14-13 series lead out to 22-14. 


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


BOYS TENNIS (2-0, 2-0)

Tuesday, Sunnyside (1-0, 1-3) home.

Consistency.  Wenatchee has only had six matches with Sunnyside and the scores have been consistent – the Panthers have won each of them 7-0.  The Grizzlies opened the season with three nonleague losses and then topped Eisenhower last week in a conference match.


Friday, Moses Lake (0-1, 0-4) home.

The Chiefs have has their problems against Wenatchee…big problems.  Since 1978 the Panthers have 1) won 36 of 38 matches, 2) won 24 consecutive times and 3) not been defeated since 1990. 


Saturday, Richland away

The Panthers have their only nonleague dual match of the spring when they take on Richland on the Bomber courts Saturday.  Wenatchee has a five-match streak against their former league foes, and leads RHS overall in wins 25 to 11.


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



Saturday, Pasco Invitational.

The Panther track teams will be at Edgar Brown Stadium Saturday for the Pasco Invitational.  According to the league site there will be 26 boy’s teams and 23 girl’s teams from all over the state.