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Educator hired; teacher resigns

The contract for the next superintendent and resignation of a teacher accused of sexually exploiting three students are official.

Man punches mom, charged

A 20-year-old faces an assault charge after violating a no-contact order and punching his mom.

Eluding suspect possesses meth

A man arrested Friday for eluding police is in jail, facing an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies find assault suspect

A man is in custody in connection with an armed assault on the Yakama Reservation.

Commissioner race heats up

After the first day of candidate filing there’s already a four-way race among Republicans for a seat on the county commission.

Granger qualifies three to districts

Spartan boys doubles win championship

The Granger boys and girls tennis teams qualified three to districts yesterday.

Mustangs tennis at district tournament

Prosser still has three teams in tournament

The Prosser boys and girls tennis teams have only three teams left in the tournament after competing at districts.

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Guerrero signs with YVCC

The Yaks women’s hoops team will lean on a Viking this winter.

Bickleton host district meet

Powers and Gannon win two events each

The Bickleton track team competed at 1B district 5 championships Saturday.

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LaVona Jean Hoefle


LaVona Jean Hoefle, 82, of Battle Ground, formerly of Outlook, passed away in the presence of her family, May 8, 2016.

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‘Dogs end Vikings season

The Vikings softball team dropped both games at districts Saturday.

Track teams compete at districts

The Grandview and Prosser track teams competed at the 2A district 5/6 meet Friday, with the Mustang boys grabbing first place.

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Eastmont defeats Sunnyside

Grizzlies finish softball season

The Sunnyside girls softball team dropped its doubleheader to Eastmont on Friday.

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Grizzlies fall to Wenatchee, 2-0

Team finishes the season with a 12-5 record

The Sunnyside boys soccer team’s hopes of going to state were crushed Saturday night after falling to Wenatchee, 2-0.

Spartans tennis at sub-districts

Tennis players advancing in postseason play

Thirteen Granger boys and girls advance in the postseason after victories at the sub-district tennis tournament Saturday.

WSU, UW to play in Yakima

The Yakima Valley Pippins will host a baseball game between University of Washington and Washington State University.

Youth hoops event on tap

The seventh annual Last Chance to Run Youth Basketball Tournament will be May 27-29.

Two-man golf event slated

The Black Rock Creek Golf Course will host the 2016 Bill Christie two-man best ball golf tournament Saturday and Sunday.