For years, Eastmont softball coach Cliff Johnson has watched from the stands while his daughter, Kylie, played volleyball, and has watched from the dugout as her softball career blossomed. He says he should be able to coach both by this point. But, despite all the volleyball he has watched, Johnson said he still doesn’t quite have a handle on the game.
In his opinion, Miguel Viramontes learned the ways of Wenatchee High School soccer from the best to ever lead the Panthers onto the pitch. This season, it’s been his turn to be Wenatchee’s main man, and it’s a job he’s taken and run with.
Shelly Pflugrath is a great coach, but the way in which she makes impacts on the lives of her players is even greater. Her numbers are staggering: A career 544-227 record, nine straight Northwest Athletic Conference East region titles spanning from 2006-2014 and an NWAC title in 2013.
SUNNYSIDE — It was far from easy for the Wenatchee boys soccer team on Friday night in Sunnyside. On a narrow field with tall grass against a team that likes to slow the game down, the Panthers struggled to navigate through the Grizzlies’ defense. When they did, though, Wenatchee took over and they earned a berth in the 4A state soccer tournament as a result.
WENATCHEE — The Brewster boys soccer team took an early lead on a goal from senior Luis Orozco and never looked back. The Bears led 1-0 lead into halftime and added a pair of goals in the second half to beat Chelan 3-1 at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon.
SUNNYSIDE — It was far from easy for the Wenatchee boys soccer team on Friday night in Sunnyside. On a narrow field with tall grass against a team that likes to slow the game down, the Panthers struggled to navigate through the Grizzlies’ defense. When they did, though, Wenatchee took over, and they earned a berth in the 4A state soccer tournament as a result.
EAST WENATCHEE — For the Eastmont baseball team, the situation is simple. The Wildcats need to keep winning if they want to keep their season going. If Friday’s 5-1 win over visiting Davis is any indication, they certainly aren’t ready for the year to end just yet.
YAKIMA -- The Eastmont and Wenatchee track and field teams performed admirably at the inner-city meet at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima on Thursday. The teams used the meet as a tuneup for the Columbia Basin Big Nine District 6 championships on May 19-21.
If one were to look back in the Eastmont High School history books and thumb through the “girls tennis” section, that person would see the name Waterhouse littered throughout the pages of the past decade. Five girls and one boy make up the Waterhouse clan and most every one of them plays tennis.
GRANDVIEW — When Fredy Ruiz put his head to a long ball played into the box after his Jackrabbits had earned a corner kick, it appeared for a few fleeting moments that the resulting goal might be enough to carry Quincy to the 2A District 5/6 soccer tournament championship.