MOUNT VERNON — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s soccer team scored 50 goals during the regular season, the second most in the Northwest Athletic Conference. The Knights’ stellar offensive play was a driving force behind their second-place finish in the East Region and the procurement of their first playoff berth since 2008.
Josh Alvarez is hesitant to boast about his accomplishments for the Wenatchee Valley College men’s soccer team. He prefers to give credit to his teammates and coaching staff for helping him to become a better player and putting him in good position to be successful on the pitch.
There certainly won’t be a lot of unfamiliarity on both sides during Wednesday’s first-round Northwest Athletic Conference tournament match between the Wenatchee Valley College and Skagit Valley College men’s soccer teams.
WENATCHEE — With three matches left to play in the regular season, the Wenatchee Valley College volleyball team controls its own playoff fate, but the Knights know that there will be a lot of challenges along the way.
PULLMAN — The Cougars waited until their backs were firmly against the wall, but with four games left and needing four wins to be eligible for a bowl game, Washington State football players admitted to a little big-picture thinking during Monday’s press conference.
WENATCHEE — At the start of the season, the Wenatchee Valley College volleyball team struggled with consistency, as most young teams at the junior college level do. The Knights weren’t playing bad, necessarily, but they didn’t really have the look of a contender either. Their streaks — winning and losing — weren’t long, and for awhile, they were the definition of a .500 team.
PULLMAN — Washington State football players addressed the media for the first time since the Oct. 10 Stanford game on Monday, and the consensus was that the players feel refreshed after a badly needed bye week.
PULLMAN — After seven consecutive night games to open the season, Washington State finally has a bye week. It will be a good opportunity for the Cougars, who are starting to look a little beat up, to get off their feet for a few days and for the coaches to hit the road and do some recruiting.
It was a reality-check kind of Saturday in Pac-12 football. Arizona learned it isn’t elite yet. Cal discovered it can’t play video-game football every week. And UCLA, well, the Cactus Bowl in Tempe is deeply interested in the Bruins.
WENATCHEE — Hunter Durham dived for the ball, and when her dig attempt came up short, she slammed her hands on the floor of Smith Gymnasium. She knew she had missed an opportunity to keep the match going, and that her Wenatchee Valley College volleyball team had missed an opportunity to pick up a crucial victory.