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Team Action Machine

Smith has been one of the most successful hill climb racers at Northwest Nitro Nationals

At four years of age, most children begin to play sports for the first time.

SOZO set to host soccer tournament

The Central Washington Super Cup will take place at the new SOZO field complex Aug. 12-14.

Fishermen looking for smallmouth

Anglers bypass small Chinook run for other fish

With the salmon count over Prosser Dam low so far, fishermen on the river are turning to smallmouth bass.

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Yakima sports venue opening in June

Construction on indoor facilities to begin in 2017

Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “to keep safe and sound,” the SOZO Sports of Central Washington complex is designed to be a safe environment for all athletes, according to the man behind its development.

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Weather can’t stop hillclimbers

Thousands turnout to support sixth annual Nitro event

Rainy, windy weather wasn’t going to stop the Northwest Nitro Nationals from having its sixth annual race last weekend.

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Peterson injured in Nitro event

Top pro rider breaks femur during hillclimb

One of the nation’s top hillclimb racers is recovering today after breaking his leg Saturday during a run at the Northwest Nitro Nationals.

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Through Gate 2 in flying colors

Shawn Hvall of Grants Pass, Ore., flies through the first gate in first-round of 0-450cc stock-wheeled action Friday during the Northwest Nitro Nationals at the Dry Creek Recreation north of Sunnyside.

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Hillside crash at Northwest Nitro Nationals

Cory Perkins of Nehalem, Ore., crashes his KTM 450 in the 0-450 cc stock-wheeled class Friday at the Northwest Nitro Nationals near Sunnyside.

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A riding legacy

The Peterson family has been riding for over 40 years

The Peterson family has enjoyed decades of hill climbing success.

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Northwest Nitros ready to roll

Pro hill climb racer Jason Smith begins to mount the hill at Dry Creek Reservation. Smith will be competing at this weekend’s Northwest Nitro Nationals.

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Nitro Nationals gearing up for sixth annual event

Racers and fans starting to arrive for event

Organizers of the 6th annual Northwest Nitro Nationals have made an effort to make this year’s event better than ever.

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Faith and football

Churches take to the gridiron

When Aaron Munoz moved from California to the Yakima Valley three years ago, he noticed something different.

Fishing derby at Granger

The 68th annual Granger Cherry Festival includes a fishing derby.

Swimming lessons offered throughout Lower Valley

Registrations start May 9 in Grandview

With summer right around the corner, city swimming pools are preparing to open their facilities to the public and offer different activities throughout the season.