Briefly: AppleSox name assistant coach
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
AppleSox name assistant coach
The Wenatchee AppleSox have hired former player Eric Lane as an assistant coach for the 2013 West Coast League season.
Lane played for the 2010 WCL championship AppleSox team, and currently is a graduate assistant coach at Gonzaga, his alma mater.
“I loved my experience in Wenatchee in 2010 and I feel fortunate to return in this role,” Lane said in a press release. “The fans and community are outstanding and the AppleSox are a great organization to be a part of.”
AppleSox manager Ed Knaggs added, “He knows how we operate and is very similar to previous coaches who have filled this role. He is a hard worker with a great attitude. It’s a perfect fit to have him back with us as a coach.”
At Lower Columbia College, Lane was a two-time NWAACC Western Division Most Valuable Player. He also was named honorable mention All-West Coast Conference after his junior season at Gonzaga.
WHS Hall of Fame class set
The Wenatchee athletic department will induct four former athletes into the Wenatchee High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday during halftime of the Panthers’ boys basketball game.
The four inductees are Ron Duncan, class of 1945, Andrew Gohl, class of 2003, and Katie Tribley, class of 2007. Wenatchee (9-4 Big Nine) hosts Davis (10-3 Big Nine) at 5 p.m. for the regular season finale in a game that could have a big impact in the final league standings.
Signing ceremony for Eastmont
The Eastmont athletic department his recognize a pair of student-athletes who have committed to play college soccer with a Letter of Intent signing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Eastmont main commons.
The athletes who will be honored are Karlee Goehner, who will play women’s soccer at Central Washington University, and Mitch Meyers, who will play men’s soccer at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Big games upcoming for Fire FC
The Wenatchee Fire FC semi-pro indoor soccer team has two big games on the horizon as it makes a run at the playoffs.
The Fire will host the Arlington Aviators at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Tumwater Pioneers at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex, located at the foot of Fifth Street in Wenatchee.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or by calling (509) 888-5200.
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