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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.

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.

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.

WENATCHEE — Kyle Krustangel informed AppleSox management that after three seasons at the helm, he will not return to the AppleSox in 2020.

LEAVENWORTH — Under first year Head Coach Ashley Coffin last season, the once dominant Cascade Kodiak volleyball team fell to second place in the Caribou Trail League. The Kodiaks were 6-2 in the CTL, behind 8-0 Chelan.

LEAVENWORTH — Hopes are high for the Cascade Kodiak football team this season as they return a mostly senior lineup. Cascade finished 2-2 in the Caribou Trail League last season, in a three-way tie for second place with Okanogan and Cashmere. Omak was league champs at 4-0.

CASHMERE — It was a stellar 2018 campaign for the Cashmere girls cross country team. They won the CTL district title by a whopping 19 points. The team which finished eighth in state has nearly everyone returning this season.

CHELAN – The Goats were nearly flawless in their 2018 regular season campaign, dropping only six sets all season and losing only one match – in a road non-league contest against Freeman.

MANSON — In Joey Johanson’s first year with Manson the Trojans blew past their CWB competition and secured a home state-playoff game, but they took a step back in year two.

ENTIAT — The Entiat Tiger volleyball team returns one senior for the upcoming season. Last season, the Tigers were 7-5, third in the Central Washington B League behind Pateros and Wilson Creek, which were both 11-1.