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All six Panther teams in action this week

VOLLEYBALLWenatchee High School begins their 40th year of volleyball this week, and Emily McLean is back for her second year as coach.  Last fall the Panthers were 6-6 in the CBBN and placed fourth, and overall were 9-12.

108th year of WHS football, 30th year of girls soccer begin Friday

FOOTBALLFriday begins the 108th year of Panther football.  The pigskin sport started in 1905 when WHS hosted Leavenworth and defeated them 38-0 on November 4.  There was no program in 1916, ’17 and ’18 during World War I.  In that very first year WHS had a 2-game schedule, Leavenworth and then the second team from Seattle’s Broadway High School and lost 6-0.  In 2015 the Panthers have 9-game schedule that begins with three nonleague contests and then moves on to six CBBN games.

Comparison of some AppleSox stats for WCL seasons

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  May Answer Some Inquiries The question was asked during the last home series and again in an email, about how did this year's AppleSox compare to other versions?  Well, last night I finished my annual update of some statistical categories.  Following are the results.  All are team numbers for the 11 years of West Coast League play followed by where 2015 ranks.  Three are averages, one a percent and all the rest are averages per game (there have been five different totals for number of games ...

AppleSox finish third. Hiura way up among league offensive leaders.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce   Yakima Valley 4, Wenatchee 3, last night. Apple Peelings- Exactly one-third of their league games were decided by one run...18 of 54.  Unfortunately the AppleSox went 5-13 in those games.- Despite losing six more than they won in league play, they were not outscored...287 tallied, 287 surrendered. AppleSox in Top 10Hitting- Batting average - Keston Hiura .356, tie 3rd.- Hits - Keston Hiura 68, 2nd.  Mitchell Holland 59, 5th.- Doubles - Keston Hiura 21, 2nd.  Mitchell Holland 11, tie 10th.- Triples - Keston Hiura 6, 1st.- Home runs ...

AppleSox beat Yakima Valley 2-1, play final game today

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce   Wenatchee 2, Yakima Valley 1 last night.  Final game of the season - Wenatchee (24-29) at Yakima Valley (28-25) 5:05 today. Standings Stuff- The AppleSox have nailed down third place in the East.- Corvallis is the wild-card entry.- Klamath Falls has 40 losses with their final game today.  The 40 ties the 2007 Kitsap squad for most losses in a season since the league went to a 54-game schedule five years ago. Record Setting Season...TwiceTime of Games- Fans that saw every home game witnessed more baseball than another season ...

AppleSox final home contest tonight, have 2-game win streak.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 5, Walla Walla 3 last night. Final Home Game...Walla Walla (21-28) at Wenatchee (23-27) 7:05 tonight. On The Move- On July 13 the AppleSox were 12-19.  Over the past 19 games they have turned it around and gone 11-8.- A win tonight and they finish with a winning record at home...currently 15-15.- A win tonight and three more at Yakima Valley this weekend and they finish 27-27 in WCL play and tied with the Pippins for second.- Also if they win the final four they finish with ...

AppleSox move up to third with win over Sweets.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 8, Walla Walla 5 last night. Walla Walla (21-27) at Wenatchee (22-27) 7:05 tonight. Hooray!  AppleSox Out of CellarFor the first time in 54 days the local club is not in last place in the East.  With the triumph over Walla Walla last evening they scooted ahead of the Sweets...22-27 to 21-27.  The last time they were higher in the standings was June 11 when their 1-1 record had them in second. Hiura Total Base Record HolderKeston Hiura is the new team record holder for total bases in ...

Sox/Sweets in final home 3-game series...begins tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Walla Walla (21-26) at Wenatchee (21-27) 7:05 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Walla WallaStarted in 2010 and one close series.- Wenatchee trails 24-23 overall, 22-21 in league games, the pair are 2-2 in playoffs, the Sox lead at home 11-9 and the Sweets lead at their place 15-12.- Nine of the last dozen games have gone to the southeast Washington club.- This season Walla Walla took two of three there and two of three here.- Seven of the last eight contests have been decided by a single run.- Two ...

Keston Hiura setting AppleSox hitting records

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Victoria 21, Wenatchee 10 last night. Next game here tomorrow vs. Walla Walla at 7:05. Hittin' Hiura Keston Hiura, the AppleSox center fielder, has set two team season records, tied another and is nearing one more. - 20 doubles. Old record 18 by Ryan Barr in 2013. - 4 triples. This ties with Tim Preston 2005, Zach Mandelblatt 2007, Mitchell Gonsolus 2012 and Sam Brown 2014. - 28 extra base hits (20 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs). Old record 23 by Taylor Sparks in 2012. ...

AppleSox backs to the wall regarding playoffs

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Victoria 8, Wenatchee 6 last night. Victoria (24-22) at Wenatchee (21-26) 6:05 tonight. What a ContrastThe three games in the previous home series with Yakima Valley averaged a very fast 2 hours, 14 minutes apiece...the last two nights have not been quite the same - 3 hours, 11 minutes.

Wenatchee vs. Victoria tonight at 7:05

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Victoria 10, Wenatchee 5 last night. Victoria (23-22) at Wenatchee (21-25) 7:05 tonight. July...What Gives?The local nine was 13-14 for July.  For some reason the seventh month has been the worst for the AppleSox.  - Six times in 44 months of play over 16 years they have had a losing record, four of those have been in July.- By months: August 68.5% (85-39), June 64.6% (224-123) and July 58.6% (228-161).- This is the second July in a row with a minus was 12-13 in 2014. No Parkas Needed94.1 ...

AppleSox: Victoria in town for 3-game series beginning tonight.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 17, Kelowna 7 last night. Victoria (22-22) at Wenatchee (21-24) 7:05 tonight. Wenatchee vs. VictoriaStarted in 2013Wenatchee- leads 11-4, they are 8-1 at home and 3-3 in Canada.- last month the AppleSox took the first two of a 3-game set in Victoria and lost the third in 11 innings. AppleSox/Falcons Equal Offense- Wenatchee games with Kelowna continue to produce more runs than with another league opponent.  The three contests that ended last night produced 54 combined or 18 per game.- Over the last 28 games they are combining ...

AppleSox beat Kelowna, fourth win in last five games

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 6, Kelowna 4 last night. Wenatchee (20-23) at Kelowna (27-15) 6:35 tonight. AppleSox Among League LeadersBatting- Batting average - Mitchell Holland .338, 6th and Keston Hiura .329, 8th.- Hits - Mitchell Holland 49, tied for 6th and Keston Hiura 48, 7th.- Doubles - Keston Hiura 15, 2nd.- Triples - Keston Hiura 3, tied for 2nd and Nick Nyquist 2, tied for 5th.- Home runs - Evan Douglas 7, 2nd.- Runs - Keston Hiura 29, 8th.- RBI - Keston Hiura 28, 7th and Mitchell Holland 24, tied for ...

Wenatchee at first-place Kelowna tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee (19-23) at Kelowna (27-14) 6:35 tonight. Wenatchee vs. KelownaWenatchee - and Kelowna have already met a half-dozen times this season and are 3-3.  The Sox took two of three at home as the Falcons the same at their place.- leads the series 81-36 since 2000 and 38-20 in B.C.- leads the series 63-23 since the WCL began in 2005 and 31-12 at Elks Stadium. AppleSox vs. Canada- In 16 seasons there have been 169 games against 12 teams from north of the border and AppleSox have won ...