WENATCHEE — Before the start of last season, Kinley Pope and Haley Hess battled for the shortstop the Wenatchee Valley College softball team. Hess won out, but Pope wasn’t benched; she eventually won the starting gig at third base.
SAN DIEGO — In the grand Gonzaga vision, Arizona would have gotten such an argument from the Zags in their NCAA tournament round-of-32 game here Sunday night that perhaps they’d feel a little fear about a face-losing defeat as a No. 1 seed.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College softball team’s ability to win games no matter the direness of its situation is easier to understand when listening to head coach Shelly Pflugrath talk about her current team and how it relates to the program as a whole, which has won eight straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region titles and won the NWAACC championship last season.
WENATCHEE — In Dustin Willis’ two years as the Wenatchee Valley College baseball team’s head coach, the Knights have gone from seven wins to 22. Last season, WVC clinched the fourth spot to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region playoffs, and came within one win of advancing to the NWAACC Tournament.
One day not too long ago, Shelly Pflugrath turned on a sports radio station during a drive to Couer d’Alene, Idaho. College football commentator Lou Holtz was talking about the vaunted Alabama football program, which at that point was the NCAA Division-I two-time defending national champion.
WENATCHEE — The defending Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges softball champion Wenatchee Valley College Knights won (2-0 and 11-9) both of their games against Pierce College on Saturday.
LAS VEGAS — Chasson Randle scored 22 points, Josh Powell added 16 and sixth-seeded Stanford used a big second-half run to pull away for a 74-63 win over Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night.
LAS VEGAS — Arizona is the top seed and is ranked at No. 4. UCLA is seeded second and was ranked for good parts of the season, while Arizona State and California will each get a bye for the opening round.