Wild Go 2-0 at RBC Cup, Thunder and Panthers Advance in Playoffs

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Wild Earn 5-Points Getting Two Wins at RBC

WENATCHEE, WA – Not since the Brian Sipe, 1980 Cleveland Browns has there been such a team of Kardiac Kids like the Wenatchee Wild. TWICE over the weekend, Wenatchee took until the last moments to pick up victories in its first two games of the RBC Cup. It took overtime Saturday and late in the final period Sunday, but Wenatchee got it done and is in good shape to get into Saturday’s semifinals.

Wild Need Overtime To Defeat Host Chilliwack Saturday

First, let’s back up the truck to Saturday night at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, B.C.
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A strong, hometown crowd was present for Game 2 of the RBC Cup between the Wenatchee Wild and Chiefs. The fans would have to wait 32-minutes before a goal would be scored as Chilliwack took the lead late in the 2nd period. Wenatchee would counter midway through the 3rd and sent it into O-T. To the highlights, courtesy of HockeyTV…

Two games into the tournament, and two overtime games as the first one Saturday also went into OT with Ottawa downing Wellington 2-1.

Weatherby Scores Twice, Vanderbeck’s Goal For The Win

Now, onto Sunday and a meeting with the Western Champion Steinbach Pistons. Things would not start well for Wenatchee as Steinbach jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st, causing Coach Bliss Littler to pull goalie Austin Park. But that move would prove to be crucial as Seth Eisele would hold serve while the Wild managed to tie it and go on for a 4-3 victory. Again to the highlights from HockeyTV…

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So Wenatchee leads the RBC Cup standings through two games with 5-points while Chilliwack and Ottawa each have 3-points after the Chiefs beat the Junior Senators 4-3 in overtime Sunday. Wenatchee’s off until tomorrow when they’ll face Ottawa at 2 o’clock.

Wenatchee and Chelan Pull Weekend District Upsets

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in baseball over the weekend…
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The Wenatchee Panthers pulled off the surprise of the weekend in the Big 9 District Tournament. After West Valley knocked Eastmont from the tournament 4-3 on Friday, the Panthers brought out the hitting shoes Saturday, downing the Rams 9-1 in the semifinals, then beat host Moses Lake for the District Title 9-5. Wenatchee heads on to Regionals Saturday at University High School in Spokane where they’ll face Chiawana at 10am.

Also on Friday, Chelan surprised Cashmere in the Caribou Trail League District Championship as the Goats claimed the title with a 10-6 victory. Then Okanogan edged Cashmere 4-to-1 for 2nd and 3rd. Chelan goes straight to State while Okanogan hosts Colville tomorrow at 4:30 in the CTL/NEA Crossover. Cashmere will play at Chewelah tomorrow at 4:30 with a chance to advance to state.

Cascade Repeats as District Softball Champions

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in Softball…
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Eastmont fell to Moses Lake Friday to wrap up the Big 9 season. The District Play-in games tomorrow feature Wenatchee hosting Davis at 4 o’clock while West Valley plays at Eisenhower. The winners of tomorrow’s games will play off Friday at the higher seed with the winner of that game advancing to face Eastmont in Saturday’s semifinal. Moses Lake awaits for the District Title game Saturday.

In the Caribou Trail League District Championship Saturday, Cascade repeated as champs with a 4-2 win over Okanogan. Chelan knocked Omak out 16-6.

Thunder Down Issaquah 10-4, Advance to Quarterfinals

The Wenatchee Valley Thunder exacted revenge on the team that bounced them from the state lacrosse playoffs a season ago Saturday…
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Downing Issaquah 10-4 to advance to the quarterfinals. Rod Higley and I had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Wenatchee will travel to Tahoma for it’s next game Saturday at 7 o’clock.

Wenatchee’s Schoolhouse Rugby Advances to Title

The local Rugby Club is heading to the State Championship. Schoolhouse Rugby beat Tri-Cities 57-33 Saturday at Confluence State Park…

Thanks to Kelly Campbell for the video and congratulations to Schoolhouse. They’ll face Yakima for the State Championship Saturday in Tacoma.

Cano Out for Months After Breaking Hand in Detroit

It was a costly loss for the Mariners in Detroit Sunday. Second baseman Robinson Cano fractured his right hand and may need surgery after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd inning…
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The fracture is on the fifth metacarpal bone and will likely be sidelined for much of the first half of the season. On the field, Juan Nicasio gave up a game-winning, RBI single to Jose Iglesias in the bottom of the 9th as Detroit came away with a 5-4 victory, taking 2-for-3 from Seattle in the weekend series. Jean Segura continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-5 with 2-RBI’s. Dee Gordon also went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Seattle has a makeup game today in Minnesota at 4:07 with Wade LeBlanc facing Jake Orodizzi.