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Knight men win with decades-old score

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Wednesday, Yakima Valley (3-3, 7-12) away.

Time to yoke the Yaks.  At the end of the 2002-03 season Wenatchee Valley led this series 39-25.  No longer.  YVCC has won 20 of 22 and run off 14 wins in a row to now lead 45-41.  And they’ve won the 14 by an average margin of 16 points.  A revoltin’ development.


Saturday, Spokane (2-4, 10-9) home.

The second half of league competition begins when the Sasquatch are in town Saturday.  Spokane topped WVC 79-61 at their place the 8th.  Following that game the Sasquatch has lost four of five.  Like Yakima, this is one series the Knights used to lead, but now trail 54-46 after losing 14 of the last 15.  Playing in W.B. Smith they are knotted at 24 apiece.


The women whacked Treasure Valley 82-55 Friday.  That’s the most points home fans have seen the Knights score since they tallied 86 against Everett on December 28, 2008…47 games were in between.


Standings: Columbia 6-0, Walla Walla 5-1, Blue Mountain 4-2, Big Bend 3-3, Yakima Valley 3-3, Spokane 2-4, Wenatchee Valley 1-5, Treasure Valley 0-6,



Wednesday, Yakima Valley (2-4, 11-9) away.

Yakima Valley is Wenatchee Valley’s oldest East Region foe.  In fact the second game of hoops the college ever played was against the Yakima Valley Indians (as they were known then…changed to Yaks in 1998).  The game today is the 160th between the two Central Washington schools, with the one that has had two mascots leading 102 to 57 in wins.  The pair is tied for sixth in the league with 2-4 records.  The Yaks began the season with five consecutive wins, but has since gone 8-7.  YVCC has a four-game win streak in the series with WVC.


Saturday, Spokane (3-3, 13-7) home.

The Knights swept Treasure Valley and Blue Mountain over the weekend and now have two consecutive league wins and two consecutive home wins for the first time since 2010-11.  While they are on a roll, today may be an opportune time to stop Spokane and in doing so break a 14-game losing streak to the Sasquatch.  Spokane has lost two straight and three of the last four.  The Lilac City club bludgeoned the Knights 104-68 when they played there on the 8th.  Overall Spokane leads the series 76-45.


It was kind of a turn-back-the-clock, retro game Saturday afternoon on the local court.  Wasn’t planned to be that way what with throwback unis and peach baskets, but point-wise it made one hark back a few decades.  The Knights’ 54-44 triumph over Blue Mountain saved the athletic budget some coin…the dearth of scoring prolonged the life of the nets. 

* 98 points combined.  The Knights and their opponents have combined for 98 points or less only 36 times, 31 of which came in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

 * 44 points by opposition.  WVC has held opponents to 44 or fewer points 28 times…the most recent being 41 seasons ago in 1973-74 when they did it twice.  The other 26 all were in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.


Standings: Treasure Valley 5-1, Columbia Basin 5-1, Big Bend 4-2, Spokane 3-3, Walla Walla 3-3, Wenatchee Valley 2-4, Yakima Valley 2-4, Blue Mountain 0-6,


Coaches of Wenatchee Valley College

There have been a least 74 coaches of the 14 sports the college has participated in since 1946-47.  To date I have found coaches for each sport each season except for six… golf 1947, ’56, ’57; tennis 1947, ’48; and track 1950.  I welcome any and all info that might help track these down.