Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks are a professional indoor football team based in Wenatchee, Washington, that began playing football in 2019 with home games at the Town Toyota Center. It is the first team to play in the Wenatchee Valley since the Wenatchee Valley Venom of the Indoor Football League in 2011. They are owned by Hook Sports Media, LLC.[2][3]

Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
Established 2018
Play in Wenatchee, Washington
at Town Toyota Center
WVSkyhawks.com
League/conference affiliations
Team colorsBlack, green, silver, white, vegas gold
         
NicknamesSkyhawks
MascotHawkeye
Personnel
Owner(s)Hook Sports Media, LLC
ChairmanTheo R. Hall III
General managerMeadow Lemon[1]
Head coachMeadow Lemon[1]
Team history
  • Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks (2019–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (1)
  • 2019
Home arena(s)
Town Toyota Center (2019–present)

HistoryEdit

On October 15, 2018, the American West Football Conference (AWFC) was founded by the Idaho Horsemen and added the Skyhawks, Reno Express, and Tri-Cities Fire to create the league.[4] [5]

Prior to the planned start of the 2020 AWFC season, the Tri-Cities Fire folded leading to the Skyhawks deciding to play an independent schedule.[6] The league then tried to move forward with three teams — Idaho, Wenatchee, and the expansion Yakima Canines — following the withdrawal of the Reno Express from the league with non-league teams filling for the newly vacant dates.[7] The AWFC then postponed the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic[8] and then cancelled the season entirely due to the unavailability of arenas during the pandemic.[9]

2019 standingsEdit

Final standings.[10]

2019 American West Football Conference
Team W L PCT PF PA GB STK
yIdaho Horsemen 12 0 1.000 597 331 W12
xWenatchee Valley Skyhawks 6 6 .500 461 381 6 W2
xReno Express 6 6 .500 339 396 W1
Tri-Cities Fire 0 12 .000 303 592 12 L12

y – clinched regular season title

x – clinched playoff spot

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Meadow Lemon named head coach of Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks". The Wenatchee World. December 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Darby, Uriah (October 9, 2018). "Evening News October 9, 2018". NCW Life Channel. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Western US based indoor football league forming for 2019". Arena Football Talk. October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE". AWFC Insider. October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Western US based indoor football league forming for 2019". Arena Football Talk. October 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks Facebook post February 26, 2020". Facebook. February 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "THE TRI-CITIES FIRE UN-EXPECTANTLY CLOSES UP SHOP!". AWFC. February 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "2020 AWFC Season Postponed due to Coronavirus". www.americanwestfootballconference.com. March 13, 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "THE AWFC CANCELS THE 2020 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19". American West Football Conference. July 31, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "AWFC Standings". AWFC. Retrieved June 27, 2019.

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