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Softball home Friday & Saturday and baseball Saturday & Sunday

BASEBALL (0-0, 0-6)Saturday & Sunday, Shoreline (7-4) home.* Hopefully the old saying, “the third time is the charm” applies to the Knights this weekend.  Saturday and Sunday Wenatchee Valley has home games scheduled…two doubleheaders with Shoreline.  This is not the first time they’ve had a pair of twin bills scheduled.  For that matter it is not the second.  Both the first and second weekends this month a total of eight games got deleted when the home field was unplayable.* The Knights will pursue their first wins of 2017 when Shoreline ...

Softball heads east, baseball west for games this weekend

SOFTBALL (1-4)Friday, Walla Walla (5-3) away.* The games the 17th are the beginning of East Region play.  When May 13 comes around each squad will have 32 league contests.* In the past 4-1/2 seasons the Knights have been on a roll against the Warriors, winning 15 of 18 and taking the series lead.  After 94 games WVC now leads 51-43.* Oh yes, St. Patrick’s Day.  The “Wearing of the Green” has been a good day for the Black and Silver.  After dropping their first two March 17 games they have ...

Soccer record win streak, boys golf in Purple Cup, tennis has new coaches

BASEBALLFriday, Richland away.* Wenatchee opens the season against former league foe Richland.  The Panthers and Bombers were both CBBN members from the beginning in 1967 and until 2012 when several schools broke away and formed the Mid-Columbia Conference.* A year ago WHS took a season opening doubleheader at Rec Park from RHS.* Richland has had the upper hand in the 91-game series with 65 wins to Wenatchee’s 26.* The Panthers are 33-17 in their season openers since 1967.  They are 1-0 vs. Richland.* This isn’t any old season opener, it’s ...

WVC baseball and softball to give it another try this weekend

BASEBALLSaturday & Sunday, Green River home.* The gentlemen of Wenatchee Valley College will take another whack at it this weekend.  Mother Nature interfered and deleted four games scheduled for last Saturday and Sunday.  This time Green River is slated for doubleheaders on both the 11th and 12th.  * The Gators and Knights have played 34 times with 29 of those contests right here on the local diamond.  The Auburn school leads the series 24-10, but the Knights have won the last three.

WVC, final home basketball games this evening

MENS BASKETBALL (5-9, 9-17)Wednesday, North Idaho (13-2, 25-3) home.* Final home game of the season.* North Carolina comes to town tonight, well, actually it’s North Idaho, but for what the Knights have experienced the past three-and-a-half decades it might as well have been the Tar Heels.  WVC and NIC have played 32 times since 1981 and the latter was victorious in every one of them.  Overall they lead the series 49-9 and 19-9 in Smith Gym.* On the plus side, kind of, the closest WVC game ever played at Coeur ...

Swimmers 7th in state. Odds and ends of basketball stuff.

BOYS SWIMMING For the second straight year Wenatchee placed seventh at the state championship swim meet Friday and Saturday in Federal Way.  The two seventh places are the highest the Panthers have finished in the 29 times they earned points in the state event.  Nine athletes placed in nine events for a total of 108 points.  Good news - of the nine, eight return next season.

Spokane - Ugh! Blue Mountain - All Right! Knight teams on the road.

WOMENS BASKETBALL (3-9, 8-15)Wednesday, Spokane (11-1, 20-3) away.* First to worst.  In their two games this week Wenatchee Valley faces the top team in the standings and then the one at the other end.* At 11-1 and with four games remaining Spokane has clinched a berth in the NWAC title tourney.  * The gals from the Inland Empire have been a challenge the past decade for WVC.  With 16 wins in 21 games the Sasquatch wiped out a 5-game Knight lead in the series and replaced it with a 6-game ...

Wenatchee Valley hosts Treasure Valley Saturday at 2 and 4 o'clock

MENS BASKETBALL (5-6, 9-14)Wednesday, Blue Mountain (2-9, 4-17) away.*.Two squads going in opposite directions.  Wenatchee Valley has run off three consecutive victories while Blue Mountain has been on the short end of seven straight.* The string of losses for the Timberwolves began with a 69-59 Knight win here a month ago.* WVC has won seven of the last nine and leads the series 45-28.  A Knight win tonight will even the record in Pendleton at 17-17.

Does the season continue? Depends on games tonight

HOOPSThe following applies for both boys and girls.  When the league season concluded Friday the first and second-place teams earned berths in the 4-team district tournament.  To find the other two teams there are “play-in” games tonight.  The third seed vs. sixth and fourth vs. fifth.  The winners move on to district.  The girls district tourney is Thursday and Saturday and the boys Friday and Saturday.   In boys action tonight number three-Moses Lake hosts number-six Sunnyside, while number-four Wenatchee hosts number-five Eisenhower.  For the girls third-seed West Valley hosts sixth-seed ...

Tonight's WVC games rescheduled for FRIDAY

WOMENS BASKETBALL (3-6, 8-12)Friday, Walla Walla (7-2, 14-4) home.* The Warriors come whooping into town with seven wins in their last eight outings, with the first of those seven a 64-44 defeat of the Knights last month on the WWCC campus.* Walla Walla led in wins the first five years of this series, but Wenatchee Valley caught them at 6-6 in 1979-80 and has led ever since.  Through 2001-02 the Knights built up a 24 game lead at 45-21, but are now down to eight as WWCC has won 22 ...

Hoops regular season ends this week

BOYS BASKETBALL (3-7, 6-12) Tuesday, Moses Lake (7-3, 12-6) home.* Did you know?  The first time these two met that the opponent was not called Moses Lake?  That would have been March 6, 1937 in the district tourney here in town and the team from Moses Lake was called Neppel.  The next year the community incorporated as Moses Lake with 302 citizens.  By the way, WHS won that game 33-11 for the district championship and went on to place sixth at state the next week. * The last century ended with ...

Panthers swim team league champs for second straight year

BOYS SWIMMING (5-0, 8-0) The Panthers swim team is league champion for the second straight season.  Wenatchee and Moses Lake both were undefeated when they met last week at ML.  The Panthers prevailed 102-84 to take the 2017 CBBN title and run their dual-meet win streak to 17.

Knights hit road today for the 1,000th at Big Bend

MENS BASKETBALL (2-5, 6-13)Wednesday, Big Bend (6-2, 14-7) away.* Big Bend had been the Big Dog in the East the past seven seasons – five golds and two silvers.  Two of those championships were the last two seasons.* And during the Vikings romp the local quintet hasn’t escaped their wrath…BBCC has won 17 of the last 19.  With their run Big Bend now leads the series 63-53.  * The Knights opened league play at home with the Vikings last month and were edged 86-85 by the visitors.

Panther boys in league championship swim meet tomorrow

GIRLS BASKETBALL (4-4, 11-5)Friday, Davis (3-4, 5-10) home.* Wenatchee is right in the middle of the standings in fourth and Davis is one spot behind them.  A Panther triumph will most likely lead to a minimum of a tie for fourth in the final standings.* When the pair met a month ago the Panthers won in Yakima 42-36 for their sixth straight win over DHS.* In a series that goes back to 1976, WHS leads 57-28 overall, 55-26 in league games and 32-9 at home.

Knights host Spokane Saturday for two games

WOMENS BASKETBALL (2-3, 7-9)Wednesday, North Idaho 1-4, 8-8) away.* After 40 games of the nonleague variety, Wenatchee Valley and North Idaho meet today for the first time as league foes.  * The Knights and Cardinals have battled pretty evenly over the years, with the latter holding a slight 21-19 advantage in victories thanks to winning the past three games.  In Idaho the home team leads 13-9.

Boys swimming - Wenatchee vs. Moses Lake for title Thursday

BOWLING (7-4, 7-5)Friday, Moses Lake (5-6, 6-6) home.* This match ends the league season.  WHS will finish third…a victory and they have that place all to themselves, a loss and they share it with West Valley.  A win and they are 8-4, a loss and they are 7-5, the same record as WV who has completed their 12 matches.  * The Panthers are 20-10-1 versus the Chiefs.  The Purple and Gold have won four in a row and seven of the past eight.  They won 3-1 at ML last month. Standings: ...

Knights face Yaks starting at 6 this evening - two games

MENS BASKETBALL (2-2, 6-10)Wednesday, Yakima Valley (2-3, 8-9) home.* The oldest rivalry in the East Region continues tonight when Yakima Valley visits the institution of higher education on 5th Street.  * For the 166th time Wenatchee Valley College and Yakima Valley College will meet on the hardwood in a series that started January 7, 1946.  The Indians (their mascot through 1998) topped the locals 48-30 on the WVC campus.* The two schools have faced each other between two and four times per season, with the team now known as the ...