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WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Panthers put on an impressive performance at home on Friday night at the Apple Bowl as they dominated the visiting Lewiston Bengals. Wenatchee rolled up 473 yards of total offense on the way to a 56-21 victory.

It wasn't just soccer balls going into the net during Green Lightning's practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Lee Elementary School in East Wenatchee. Braxton Reynolds, 6, puts his teammates Marq Sanchez, 7, and Max Winn, 6, into the goal between drills from their coach April Winn. They are in their third week of playing in the U-7 division of the Greater Wenatchee Soccer Club said Winn. She said they have been playing together as a team for four years. They play into mid October.

EVERETT — The number of seats sans a gluteus maximus was conspicuously high Wednesday night. The view behind each basket was particularly glaring, as chairs outnumbered bodies by at least five to 1.

Rookie Kyle Lewis broke up a no-hit bid with a home run for the second consecutive night, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 interleague victory against the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

WENATCHEE — After winning both of their opening games last weekend, the Wenatchee Wild are back in town for their home-opener against the Vernon Vipers this Friday night at Town Toyota. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

EAST WENATCHEE — Wenatchee based S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics held their fourth annual fundraiser golf tournament at Highlander Golf Course last weekend. Over 100 golfers participated to help raise money for the S.P.O.R.T. competitive program for training and equipment expenses.

EAST WENATCHEE – So far so good for Vidal Hurtado and the Eastmont girls’ soccer team who tied Southridge 2-2 in their season-opener Saturday afternoon at home.

In this day and age the absence of other humans is a rare commodity, which made my backpacking trip to Glasses Lake west of Lake Wenatchee that much more rewarding.

Environment, county and health reporter

The Wenatchee Wild followed Friday’s season opening win in Merritt with a 5-4 win on Saturday evening at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna over the Warriors, another Interior Division rival.

In case you spent Sunday afternoon beneath a bunker, former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew made his NFL debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars, replacing Nick Foles when the franchise QB left the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs with a shoulder injury.

WENATCHEE — What a difference a year makes. Last year, the first game of the season on the road at Mount Si, Wenatchee got creamed 52-0. This year, at home, the Panthers gave the visiting Wildcats all they could handle as the game hung in the balance in the final minutes.

Michael Brantley produced a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning to help provide the Houston Astros some insurance in their 7-4 victory over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Friday.