EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee girls soccer team struggled to score through its non-league part of the schedule, totaling one goal through three games. Things just seemed to finally click on Tuesday, however.
WENATCHEE — After giving up the second-most points in the Columbia Basin Big Nine during the 2013 season, the Eastmont football team is looking to solve its defensive problems with a stronger, more confident approach.
WENATCHEE — Despite a number of departures from last year’s Big Nine championship team, the Wenatchee volleyball squad picked up where it left off with a dominant win over cross-river rival Eastmont on Wednesday.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont baseball team had one bad inning Friday afternoon in the Wildcats’ doubleheader against Eisenhower. If how the Wildcats rebounded from that inning is any indication of how they respond to a hiccup, opponents might want to rethink racking up a high number of runs in one inning.
PASCO — The Wenatchee and Eastmont boys golf teams were greeted with favorable weather conditions in their season-opener Monday at the Pasco Invite. Wildcats coach Pat Welch, who said it was the nicest opening-day conditions he could remember, was pleased with the way his team’s performance at the 15-team tournament.
WENATCHEE — The Eastmont Wildcats, and anybody following them, ran the gamut of emotions Saturday night. After opening the game with a vastly different-looking starting lineup, the Wildcats climbed back from an initial 10-point hole, pushing the Newport Knights as far as they could go.
BELLEVUE — Newport defeated Mt. Vernon 66-55 on Tuesday night to earn a spot against Eastmont in a state regional round game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wenatchee High School. Tuesday’s game detemined the fifth and final seed from the KingCo/WesCo 4A bi-district to the state regional.
TACOMA — A misstep drove Asa Schwartz all season long and repentance propelled him onto the first-place podium Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Schwartz (220 pounds) clinched his first state title as a junior and helped Chelan to a fifth place team finish in a 6-4 overtime win by scoring a takedown.
EAST WENATCHEE — In what could be considered the biggest game in the history of the Bridge of Sportsmanship basketball rivalry, the Eastmont Wildcats and Wenatchee Panthers played a wild and woolly classic in front of a deafening crowd. The Eastmont players will look back on the night fondly. The Panthers might not, though they took the Wildcats to their limit.
TACOMA — Hugh Chang lifted his stepson and protégé, Fabian Wickham, off the dirty concrete floor of the Tacoma Dome and carried the brawler for a brief period after the last match. Three third-place finishes in three years is nothing to sneeze at, and Fabian Wickham (106) was collected but appreciative of everything that’s come to him during his long tenure as the best lightweight grappler Eastmont had to offer.
Eastmont's stellar senior class led the Wildcats to their first league title since 1994 and the top seed to the Big Nine district playoffs. On Friday night, those same veterans made sure the team lived up to its top billing.