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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Knights hit road today for the 1,000th time...play 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.
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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.
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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.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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WVC basketball games at home on holiday Monday

WOMENS BASKETBALL (0-2, 5-8)Wednesday, Walla Walla (0-1, 7-3) away.* May the good times roll.  The Knights hope that is the case.  After dropping 21 of 24 to Walla Walla, Wenatchee Valley has come back to win three in a row and two of those were in WW.* WVC continues to lead the series, but their 24-game lead after the 2001-02 season is now down to nine at 51-42 * The Warriors opened region play with a 63-53 loss to Spokane, and have dropped three of their last four.
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WVC women in Mount Vernon, men in Coeur d'Alene to finish year

WOMENS BASKETBALL (5-5)Thursday, Douglas, B.C. (6-1) at Skagit Valley.* A home game in Mount Vernon.  Greg Franz, athletic director, says Douglas was willing to play WVC, but did not want to travel over the mountains at this time of the year.  Fortunately Skagit Valley College cooperated and allowed the game to be played in their gym.* The Knights and Royals have played four times – 1987, ’91, ’99 and ’10.  WVC won three of them including the last two.  * Douglas is in New Westminster.* In their history Wenatchee Valley ...
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Year ends: WHS hoops teams at Hanford for two apiece, wrestling at Eastmont

GIRLS BASKETBALL (2-1, 7-2)Tuesday, Pasco (0-2, 2-4) at Hanford.* It’s Panthers vs. Bulldogs on the Falcons’ court.  Wenatchee will take on Pasco for the first time in seven years today when they meet in Richland at Hanford High.* This will be Game 77 between the two with the Purple and White holding a 46-30 advantage over the Purple and Gold.* The Panthers have a 2-game win streak with resounding 26 and 35-point wins in 2009-10.
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Both Panther hoop teams at Town Toyota Center Thur. & Fri.

A basketball bonanza Thursday and Friday at the Town Toyota Center as 14 teams from 3A and 4A schools invade the place for 14 games…eight boys and six girls.  Boys teams are Cascade (Everett), Eastmont, Eisenhower, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Mead, Moses Lake and Wenatchee, and for the girls Camas, Eastmont, Everett, Lynnwood, Moses Lake and Wenatchee.
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WVC women - three home games in three days

MENS BASKETBALL (1-5)The fellas will have to update their GPS for this week’s competition.  They are off to Coos Bay for only the second time in history, the first being 21 years ago in December 1995.  This little foray is a mere 523 miles (Google Maps via I-90 and I-5), but fortunately they get a trio of games in when finally reaching their destination, the Southwestern Oregon Crossover.
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Knight teams in Lakewood and Edmonds for weekend

WOMENS BASKETBALL (2-3)Friday, Bellevue (2-2) at Pierce Holiday Invitational.* A weekend in Lakewood awaits the Knights as they participate in the 8-team Pierce Holiday Invite.* Wenatchee Valley opens with Bellevue in the first game of the day at 2 o’clock.* WVC has faced the Bulldogs 27 times and left the court as winners in 21 of those.* Last winter the Black and Silver dropped BC 71-43 in the NWAC tourney.* Other teams in the event are Columbia Basin, Clackamas, Lane, Peninsula, Pierce and Walla Walla.