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Adams golfers mount comeback in ‘Ryder Cup’

Somehow, some way, the Sunnyside-based Black Rock Creek Golf Course team squandered what looked to be an insurmountable lead in the Lower Valley’s version of the Ryder Cup this past weekend.

Despite miscues...Mabton victorious

Sometimes, a team’s ‘A’ game isn’t needed to get the job done. Such was the case last Friday, when Mabton’s football team – despite committing several blunders - still handily put away the Kittitas Coyotes, 27-0.

Borrego, Guillen lead SHS girls to title

With sophomore Dallas Borrego and senior Jeniya Guillen leading the way, Sunnyside edged Chiawana for top honors in the girls team scoring for class 2A, 3A and 4A schools at the Pasco Bulldog Cross-Country Invite last Saturday.

All hands on deck ... Spartans roll into town this Friday

If you’re a Lower Yakima Valley prep football fan, one of those “can’t miss” games pops up on the schedule this coming Friday.

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Zillah golfers top of leaderboard in Banana Belt play

Eric Inions cards tourney low 2-over-par 146

It was a roller coaster type ride for Eric Inions. He was one of several Zillah athletes who excelled this past weekend at Sunnyside’s Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Head scratchers?

The Minnesota dentist who shot a rare African lion on an animal reserve in Zimbabwe earlier this month, with a bow and arrow, and then claimed he was led to believe the hunt was legal.

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Sharks set six pool records in brushing aside Toppenish

Based on last night’s season opening meet between the visiting Toppenish Tarpons and the host Sharks, the Sunnyside boys 10&U contingent isn’t going to lose a lot of races this summer.

Grizzlies’ season ends with a thud!

YAKIMA – You can’t commit six errors and muster just two hits at the plate – not playing Big Nine League baseball - and expect to come away with a postseason berth.

Back to the drawing board for Grizzlies

WENATCHEE – After completing a three-game sweep of the Eisenhower Cadets last week, Sunnyside’s baseball team took a major step backwards yesterday in getting 10-runned by the Wenatchee Panthers.

Grizzlies sew up postseason berth

Sunnyside, in terms of its high school baseball program, crossed a couple of pretty big thresholds last Friday.

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Sunnyside takes down Cadets, 11-1

Getting a complete game, three-hit pitching performance from right-handed hurler Eric Heisey – as well as a 3-for-4 hitting performance from center fielder Tim Martinez – the Sunnyside High School baseball team throttled the visiting Eisenhower Cadets yesterday afternoon, 11-1.

Rams rally from behind to clip Sunnyside

Sunnyside was unable to make its early 3-0 lead stand up last Friday, as the West Valley High School baseball team rallied down the stretch to subdue the host Grizzlies.

Grizzlies’ bats starting to show a little pop

YAKIMA – Granted, the Sunnyside High School baseball team got 10-runned again, but this time around the Grizzlies didn’t go down without a fight.

Chiefs’ hurlers spin pair of one-hitters against Sunnyside nine

MOSES LAKE – Sunnyside High School’s baseball team sure is making the other guys look like world beaters.

Big name prep coaches headlining football clinic in Sunnyside next week

With more than 400 victories between them on the prep gridirons of Washington and Oregon, as well as a combined seven state titles, football coaches Ken Potter and Steve Graff just might have a bit of insight into what it takes to build a winner.

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Grizzlies showing signs of life

Throw out the six-pack of runs the Chiefs rang up against Sunnyside the last inning, you had an honest to goodness ball game in town yesterday afternoon.

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Eastmont brushes aside Sunnyside High School nine

Too many errors, and too much of shortstop Matt Sutherland, did in the Sunnyside High School baseball team last Friday.

Davis completes season sweep of Sunnyside

It’s difficult to see from the bleachers, but Sunnyside Coach Pete Marquez insists the Grizzly baseball team is improving each time it takes to the diamond.

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Big Nine opener in Sunnyside goes Pirates’ way

Back to the drawing board!

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Hermiston top team at GHS’s 19-school invitational

Seven golfers shot sub-80 rounds yesterday at the annual Grandview Boys Golf Invitational, staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

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Grizzlies gift-wrap couple close games

Granted, it’s early in the season, but bottom line…you can’t commit eight errors in two games and expect to come away a winner.

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Knights come up one win shy of moving on to State tourney

The Curlew Cougars connected on 12-of-16 shots from the free throw line in the closing three-and-a-half minutes to fend off the Sunnyside Christian High School boys’ basketball team last Saturday, 54-49.

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Big dance in Spokane awaits Lady Knights

The mission was simple. Pulling it off, well, that was going to take a Herculean-type effort.

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Knights District champs

Brushing aside – for a third time this season – the Yakama Tribal Eagles, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys’ basketball team claimed the District championship last Friday night.

Bickleton one win away from advancing to State

TAHOLA – Twelve hours round trip, deep into the heart of Quinault Indian Reservation territory on the Washington state coastline…that’s the long journey that faced the Bickleton High School girls’ basketball team this past weekend.

Bickleton advances to Regional play-in game

Thanks to what some might describe as Lindsay Brown’s best performance of the season, the Bickleton High School girls’ basketball team is moving on in the class 1B playoffs.

Christian boys secure Regional tourney berth

With District tournament wins over Bickleton and Yakama Tribal last weekend, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team now has Spokane squarely in its sights.

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Selah rallies late to send Grandview into District tourney with fourth straight CWAC defeat

GRANDVIEW – It’s not exactly the kind of momentum you’re looking for when you’re about to enter postseason play.

GHS has tune-up tonight before District tourney begins

GRANDVIEW – The Greyhounds are looking to avert a fourth straight loss in their league-ending contest tonight (Tuesday) against the visiting Selah Vikings.

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Sunnyside Christian boys 1B conference co-champs

Not bad. Not bad at all for a team returning only two players off last year’s squad that saw any real time with the varsity.

Knights rally past Patriots, 49-43

A win is a win is a…well, it’s not always a win.

Batter up…play ball

Tried and true…a Grizzly through and through.

Yakama Tribal pulls into tie with Christian for top spot in league

TOPPENISH – Refusing to give up any easy baskets from inside the key, forcing shots to come from the perimeter, the Yakama Tribal Eagles dealt the Sunnyside Christian Knights a 64-56 loss Tuesday evening.

No problems for Knights last weekend

It was a proverbial cakewalk for the Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team this past weekend. The Knights rolled to a pair of 77-20 and 66-23 wins over Glenwood and Klickitat, respectively.

Coyotes nip SCHS by one

BURBANK – Battling back from a 13-point deficit in the late going, Sunnyside Christian nearly got the best of the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes Tuesday evening.

Two double-doubles by Broersma powers Knights to pair of wins

Neither Trout Lake nor Bickleton could contain 6’6” senior Darren Broersma last Friday and Saturday.

SCHS boys run past both Vandals, Cougars

Sunnyside Christian ran both Klickitat and Lyle/Wishram out of the gym last Friday and Saturday.

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Wild and wooly affair between Tribal, Christian

Entertaining – with a capital ‘E’. That’s one way to describe last night’s match-up between the Yakama Tribal and Sunnyside Christian boys basketball teams.

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Hot shooting Knights knock off Irish, 59-42

Connecting on 11-of-12 field goal attempts in the third quarter, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team rallied past the visiting DeSales Irish this past Saturday, 59-42.

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Nash propels Lady Vikes to second half comeback against Sunnyside Christian

Senior Alyssa Nash, held in check the first half of last Friday’s game by Sunnyside Christian, exploded for 18 points after intermission to lead the Mabton High School girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 68-56 win.

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Knights have need for speed

With speed to burn, the Mabton Vikings zipped past the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team last Friday, 57-42.

Greyhounds snare two road victories

Coach Glenn Braman says they weren’t pretty, nonetheless, the Grandview High School boys basketball team picked up a couple of victories on the road this past weekend.

Naches Valley wears down Knights

Solid, physically athletic and with a deep bench, the class 1A Naches Valley Rangers wore down a depleted Sunnyside Christian line-up last night, 43-36.

’Hounds open play in CWAC with losses

The perennial powerhouse Grandview Greyhounds are in unfamiliar territory.

SCHS senior powers Knights to seven-point win

And…they’re off.

GHS boys looking to notch first win of season tonight against Sunnyside Grizzlies

With one game under their belts, the Grandview Greyhounds will be looking to get into the win column tonight (Tuesday).

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The family that vacations together…eats together

For some families, going on vacation means flying off to California for a four-night stay at Disneyland. For others, it’s enjoying the crackling fireplace in a cozy bungalow that’s within a stone’s throw of the ocean.

I pray our rights to religious freedom aren’t eroding away

Recall the old television commercial, the one that was easy to ignore because your mind told you something like that could never happen here?

Grandview grabs ‘ugly’ win at Top-Hi

It wasn’t the most polished of efforts, but as some say, a win is a win.