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Boys soccer one win from state

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BOYS SOCCER (6-4, 8-7)

Tuesday, Moses Lake (6-6, 9-6-1) District Tournament at Moses Lake.

Win tonight, go to state.  That’s what happens at 7 o’clock this evening at Lions Field in Moses Lake.  It’s Panthers vs. Chiefs for the district title and a state berth.  The two teams tied for second in the CBBN, but MLHS defeated WHS twice and therefore hosts the game.  (League champ Sunnyside is a 3A school and plays on in that classification.)  The loser of the game is not finished.  On Friday they will host the winner of today’s Eastmont/Davis game, and that winner moves onto state as the number two District 6 entry.


This is Wenatchee’s first district game in four years.  They went two-of-two in 2010 and then lost in the regional.  All together WHS has participated in 20 district games and has a 9-11 record.  This will be their first district encounter with the Chiefs.  Dennis Tronson, as coach, is 11-8 at these games.  The Panthers reversed their record midway through the season.  They started with a two wins in seven games and finished with six wins in their final eight contests.


Final Standings: Sunnyside 8-2, Wenatchee 6-4, Moses Lake 6-4, Davis 5-5, Eastmont 3-7, Eisenhower 2-8


Wenatchee remained 15th this week in the ScoreCzar computer poll.  Davis is 13th and Moses Lake 17th.  League champion Sunnyside is number four in the 3A rankings. 


SOFTBALL (8-4, 10-7)

Tuesday, Eastmont (9-3, 11-4) away and Friday doubleheader home.

Look at this.  The league ends like a tournament – one plays four, two plays three and even the two cellar dwellers battle each other to see who escapes.  Big drama in the Big Nine. 


How about this for a wild scenario.  Wenatchee ties for league championship.  Oh yeah.  Panthers sweep Eastmont and finish 11-4.  Eisenhower sweeps Moses Lake, both finish 11-4.  Three-way tie.  Well, it’s mathematically possible.  Wenatchee and Eastmont most likely will be fighting for silver and bronze, and or who will host the other in the first round district game.  The pair split four games last spring.  Overall Wenatchee leads the series 30 to 15.


How about the Grizzly/Pirate skirmish.  Neither team has won a league game…both are 0-12.  Sunnyside has scored 13 runs and surrendered 155.  Davis is 20 to 166.  Neither team has held a league foe to single digits…the Grizzlies’ opponents have scored from 10 to 24 each game, the Pirates from 10 to 23.  Sunnyside’s closest game was eight runs and Davis’s seven (both against Wenatchee).  May the best team win.


Standings: Moses Lake 11-1, Eastmont 9-3, Wenatchee 8-4, Eisenhower 8-4, Davis 0-12, Sunnyside 0-12



Wenatchee won the district championship yesterday at the Yakima Country Club, besting the other four teams in the league.  This is the second year in succession they’ve taken the title. And three Panthers earned berths in the state tournament May 28-29 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.  The state qualifiers are Carly Bozett, Gabrielle Jones and Kadi Freund.  For Bozett, a junior, this is her third trip to state.  She placed 40th last year.  Sending three to state is a school record for WHS.  Three times before, 1992, 1996 and 2012, two golfers went on to the state tourney.


BASEBALL (11-4, 14-6)

Friday, Davis (8-7, 10-10) District Tournament at home.

The Panthers take on Davis Friday at 5 o’clock at Rec Park in the first round of the District 6 tournament.  Wenatchee is the number three seed and the Pirates number four.  The victor in this contest takes on number two seed Eastmont (11-4, 14-6) at 1 o’clock Saturday at Larson Field in Moses Lake.  And the winner of that game faces league champion Moses Lake (12-3, 16-4) at 4 o’clock for first and second in district, with both teams advancing to the state tournament.


The league started in 1967 and this is Wenatchee’s 38th district tourney game.  They are 17-20 overall, but 6-3 when playing at home.  The Panthers opened district play a year ago with a 4-3 win over Davis, but trail the Pirates 4-2 in action at this level.  This is sixth time in nine seasons they’ve played DHS at district.


Final Standings: Moses Lake 12-3, Wenatchee 11-4, Eastmont 11-4, Davis 8-7, Eisenhower 2-13, Sunnyside 1-14


BOYS TENNIS (9-0, 9-1)

Tuesday, Eisenhower (0-9, 0-12) home.

Wenatchee has already clinched its sixth consecutive league championship (and ninth of 11) with the concluding league match to be played this afternoon.  Eisenhower will be here and the Yakima outfit has had a rough year with zero wins in a dozen matches.  On the hand, the Panthers have won five straight and nine of 10.  Oh yes, they’ve topped EHS 13 straight times, the last six all by 7-0 scores.


Saturday and Monday, District Tournament at Yakima.

The team will travel to Kissel Park in Yakima for the district tournament Saturday and Monday.  This is an event where the Panthers will go in as definite favorites, and if they come through it will be their fifth consecutive district title.


Standings: Wenatchee 9-0, Davis 6-3, Eastmont 5-3, Moses Lake 4-5, Sunnyside 2-6, Eisenhower 0-9


GIRLS TENNIS (8-1, 9-1)

Tuesday, Eisenhower (3-5, 5-6) home.

The young ladies have clinched a piece of the league title.  They are 8-1 and Davis 7-2 and each complete league play today.  Beat Eisenhower today (something they’ve done seven of the last nine meetings) and they’re in, they have the championship all to themselves. When the Panthers and Cadets met earlier in Yakima, the Purple and Gold won 6-1.


Saturday and Monday, District Tournament at Yakima.

Wenatchee will be out to defend the district title they won last spring, and to advance players to the state tournament May 30-31 in the Tri-Cities.


Standings: Wenatchee 8-1, Davis 7-2, Eastmont 5-3, Eisenhower 4-5, Moses Lake 2-7, Sunnyside 0-8



Thursday, Intercity Meet at Yakima

Wenatchee, Eastmont, Davis and Eisenhower will participate in a Wenatchee Valley vs. Yakima meet at Zaepfel Stadium Thursday.  This is the final competition for the Panthers before the district meet the 24th.


Boys Final Standings: Eastmont 5-0, Wenatchee 4-1, Eisenhower 3-2, Sunnyside 2-3, Moses Lake 1-4, Davis 0-5


Girls Final Standings: Moses Lake 5-0, Eisenhower 4-1, Eastmont 3-2, Wenatchee 2-3, Sunnyside 1-4, Davis 0-5



Preparing for district tournament Tuesday next week.