BASEBALL (9-3, 12-5)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (11-1, 15-2) away and Friday doubleheader home.
What a way to conclude league play. Three games against the league leader, and also the third-ranked team in the state this week according to the Washington Baseball Poll. Wenatchee has done well against Moses Lake the past four years, winning seven of nine games. In 105 games since 1967 the Panthers have won 58 and the Chiefs 47. Note: after playing well over 700 innings the cumulative score is tight – WHS 524, MLHS 513.
It was reported elsewhere that if Wenatchee (9-3) and Eastmont (9-3) each won their final three games and finished with identical 12-3 records, that Eastmont would win the league title. This was based on EHS winning two-of-three from WHS. NO, that is not the case…well, it is half right. As has been explained here before, in all sports head-to-head competition means nothing in determining league standings if two or more teams finish tied. Head-to-head only counts for district seeding. If the Panthers and Wildcats finish atop the standings they are co-champs.
Standings: Moses Lake 11-1, Wenatchee 9-3, Eastmont 9-3, Davis 7-5, Eisenhower 0-12, Sunnyside 0-12
BOYS SOCCER (4-4, 6-7)
Tuesday, Eisenhower (2-6, 6-7-1) away.
The Panthers have won four of their last six games, now have a 4-4 league record and are tied for third. They complete their CBBN schedule this week against Eisenhower and Davis. When they faced the Cadets here last month Wenatchee won 3-1 for their second straight win over EHS. And the Panthers have been making progress in their series with the Cadets. In 2000 Eisenhower led in wins 21-3, but WHS has won 13 of the last 21 to cut the Yakima outfit’s lead to 29-16.
Friday, Davis (4-4, 9-4-1) home.
The other Yakima school is on the schedule Friday. Both Wenatchee and Davis are tied for third. When they met previously this season at DHS the Panthers blanked their hosts 1-0. This get-together could have implications for district seeding as hiigher position hosts the first-round district game. In Wenatchee the Pirates lead in wins 15-12 and overall 33-21.
Wenatchee is averaging 2.31 goals per game…the most in eight years since the 2006 team averaged 2.36.
Standings: Sunnyside 7-1, Moses Lake 5-3, Wenatchee 4-4, Davis 4-4, Eastmont 2-6, Eisenhower 2-6
The local league is one of the top in the state according to the ScoreCzar computer rankings. Wenatchee is 15th this week (was 17th last week). Davis is 11th and Moses Lake 16th. And Sunnyside is tied for number two in the 3A rankings. The Panthers continue to be highly ranked despite a losing record (6-7). They are the only team in the top 23 with more loses than wins.
Monday, District Tournament in Yakima.
The Yakima Country Club is the site of the District 6 tournament Monday. Twenty-five players will compete with the top six advancing to the state tournament in Vancouver May 28 and 29. The Yakima Country Club is a private facility that was established in 1916. This will be the second time the teams will play the course this spring as it was the site of a league match April 7. As the undefeated 2014 league champions, the Panthers will be favored to win their second district title in a row.
Final Standings Wenatchee 30, Eastmont 21, Moses Lake 17, Davis 9, Eisenhower 9
Panthers Dominate All-League Team
How about this! The All-League team was released last evening and Wenatchee took the top four places on the six-member squad. And Carly Bozett was a runaway winner for the Player of the Year. The Panther junior went six-for-six by taking first place in every league event this spring. In addition to Bozett the other WHS first team members are Kadi Freund, sophomore; Gabrielle Jones, senior; and Ali Brandt, sophomore. A fifth Panther, Delaney Merrill a freshmen, made the all-league second team.
BOYS (3-1) and GIRLS (1-3) TRACK
Wednesday, Davis – both boys and girls (0-3) home.
The league track season ends this week with the six schools having meets Wednesday and Thursday. The Panthers host Davis Wednesday and to complete their five meets. Both Pirate squads are winless in three meets.
The Wenatchee boys (3-1) are second in the standings and trail Eastmont (3-0). The Wildcats finish with Sunnyside and Eisenhower Thursday. To get a piece of the league championship WHS needs to defeat Davis and hope either the Grizzlies or Cadets, or both, top Eastmont. If Wenatchee reaches the top they will be sharing it with Eastmont or Eisenhower or both.
Boys Standings: Eastmont 3-0, Wenatchee 3-1, Eisenhower 3-1, Sunnyside 1-1, Davis 0-3, Moses Lake 0-4
Girls Standings: Moses Lake 4-0, Eisenhower 3-1, Eastmont 2-1, Wenatchee 1-3, Sunnyside 1-3, Davis 0-3,
GIRLS TENNIS (6-1, 7-1)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (2-5, 2-8) away.
Wenatchee and Davis are tied for first place. To maintain that tie and get ready for Friday’s showdown with the Pirates, the Purple and Gold need a win today at Moses Lake. (Davis has a gimme today with Sunnyside). The Panthers topped the Chiefs 6-1 here in town last month. The series history “slightly” favors WHS…like 38 to 1, and they have never lost at home, winning all 17.
Thursday, Davis (6-1, 7-2) away.
Both squads should go into this one 7-1 and each has two matches left. The “Arrr” crowd from Davis narrowly tripped the Panthers 4-3 earlier this spring and has now won four in a row from WHS (which ties for the Pirates longest win string in the series), Overall Wenatchee leads in wins 25-14 and is 12-7 in Yakima.
Standings: Wenatchee 6-1, Davis 6-1, Eastmont 5-2, Moses Lake 2-5, Eisenhower 2-5, Sunnyside 0-7
BOYS TENNIS (7-0, 7-1)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (3-4, 3-7) away.
A win today and the Panthers clinch at least a share of the league championship. If they win and Davis loses to Sunnyside, then Wenatchee has it outright. Mathematically Davis could still tie with them…but it ain’t gonna happen. Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure made their TV debuts the last year Wenatchee lost to Moses Lake...1990. Beginning the next year the Panthers began a win streak that has now reached 25.
Thursday, Davis (5-2, 6-3) away.
If Davis is still alive Thursday in the title race, the Panthers hope to put an end to that. Wenatchee won in their earlier meeting last month 6-1 and has now won 19 consecutive matches from the Pirates. Overall the Panthers lead in wins 37 to 2.
Standings: Wenatchee 7-0, Davis 5-2, Eastmont 4-3, Moses Lake 3-4, Sunnyside 2-5, Eisenhower 0-9
SOFTBALL (8-1, 10-4)
Tuesday, Moses Lake (8-1, 10-3) home and Friday doubleheader away.
This one is kinda big. The two teams tied for the top spot in the circuit face off today and Friday. To stay at the top the Panthers need to call a halt to recent happenings when facing the Chiefs. Moses Lake has won six straight in the series, scored in double figures each time and won by an average score of 13 to 5. Both teams have put together league win streaks. Moses Lake won their first eight before losing by a run to Eastmont Friday. In the meantime WHS is on a roll with six straight victories. Wenatchee has played Moses Lake more times than anyone else, and Friday’s first game will be the pair’s 100th meeting. The Chiefs lead the series 57 to 51.
Standings: Wenatchee 8-1, Moses Lake 8-1, Eastmont 6-3, Eisenhower 5-4, Davis 0-9, Sunnyside 0-9
The young men completed their regular season yesterday at the Inland Empire Invitational in Spokane on the Indian Canyon Golf Course. With a score of 336 the Panthers finished seventh in a field of 19. Wenatchee’s next competition is the district tourney the 20th with a morning round at Three Lakes and an afternoon round at Highlander.
Final Standings: Moses Lake 27, Eastmont 23, Eisenhower 22, Wenatchee 19, Davis 10