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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.

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Full steam ahead for Lady ’Hounds

The Lady Greyhound volleyball players aren’t going to get to rest on their laurels.

School district cuts ties with high school sex ed teacher

A complaint from a student voiced early last spring – focused on the questionable teaching methods of a local high school instructor – has resulted in the Sunnyside School District severing ties with the long-tenured employee.

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Two Sunnyside golfers Banana Belt’s top finishers

Schutt low gross champ, Smith wins low net honors

Andrew Schutt of Sunnyside, this past weekend, bested what some might argue was the best field ever assembled for the annual Banana Belt.

Dolphins win battle of league heavyweights

SELAH – The Selah Dolphins, unbeaten in dual-meet action this summer and seeking a fifth consecutive league title, last night dealt the Sunnyside Sharks only their second loss of the season.

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Sharks victorious in Grandview pool

Claiming victory in 62 of the 73 races staged last night, the Sunnyside Sharks made off with a convincing 629-129 win over the host Grandview Neptunes.

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Sunnyside’s 10&U boys spark 507-232 rout of Piranhas

Round two action got underway for the Sunnyside swim team last Thursday, and it was more of the same for the Sharks.

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Badgers 10-run Sunnyside Christian twice

The Sunnyside Christian Knights didn’t exactly bring their ‘A’ game to last Friday’s home twin bill against visiting Tri-City Prep.

Sharks escape Toppenish pool with hard fought 418-364 victory

Sunnyside’s Newhouse clan - Gage, Myles and Brielle - combined for eight victories in the individual events last night to spark the Sharks to a tightly contested 418-364 win over the Toppenish Tarpons.

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Dolphins race past Sharks, 471-310

If there were any doubts as to which team is the favorite to win this year’s Mid-Valley Summer Swim League crown, they were laid to rest last night.

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The mystery of the tribute to an unknown soldier

A mystery of sorts, one that doesn’t necessarily need to be solved, has surfaced at Sunnyside’s Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza.

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SCHS Knights square summer record at 4-4

Two, two-hit pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep over Grandview yesterday boosted the Sunnyside Christian High School summer baseball team’s record to 4-4 on the season.

Never kiss a bird!

Was sitting in my back yard the other night and watched as a robin pulled a worm from my freshly watered grass.

Bonzi, Marquez spearhead Sharks’ victory over Othello

Sunnyside’s Avery Bonzi and Matthew Marquez led a balanced attack by the Sharks last night.

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Knights notch twin bill sweep

A last-inning, four-run rally – coupled with a 16-6 blowout in the nightcap – gave the Sunnyside Christian Knights a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Grandview High School summer baseball team Tuesday afternoon.

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Neptunes no match for Sunnyside swimmers

Limiting the visiting Grandview Neptunes to just five wins in the 69 races staged last night, Sunnyside rolled to its third straight victory in Mid-Valley Summer Swim League play.

Sharks shred Piranhas, 495-258

The Sunnyside boys 10&U swimmers didn’t give up a single point to their Prosser counterparts last night, spearheading the Sharks to a dominating 495-258 victory over the host Piranhas.

Traditional flag-burning event spurned by city officials

Local golf course hosting public ceremony this Saturday, June 14

Troy Monholland, who heads up the American Legion’s traditional flag retirement ceremony in this area, isn’t all that pleased with the reception he got from city officials.

Knights absorb doubleheader losses in summer openers

Trekking south of the state line, the Sunnyside Christian High School summer baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Stanfield nine yesterday.

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Sharks gobble up Naches Barracudas

Not facing much of a test in their season opener, the Sunnyside Sharks rang up a convincing 639-60 victory over the Naches Barracudas last night.

Mission accomplished!

Hannah Pond’s goal, simply put, was to make the cut for day-two action at the 2A State girls golf tournament last week.

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Knights’ playoff run ends in State quarter-finals

MEDICAL LAKE – On the plus side, Sunnyside Christian made it as far as the 1B State quarter-finals.

No clucking way!

Reportedly, a few bird brains asked the Sunnyside Planning Commission to consider revising the municipal code, the section that prohibits local folks from raising chickens within the city limits.

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Grandview sophomore recovers to clinch 2A State tourney berth

In golf, after writing a 13 on your scorecard, you pretty much know you’ve shot yourself in the foot and your round is a bust.

Mt. Adams pair ‘Christie’ champs

Two regulars at Toppenish’s Mt. Adams Country Club, Eric Holden and Laney Anderson, captured top honors in this year’s Bill Christie Memorial Two-Man Best Ball Tournament.

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First-ever trip to State for Knights

Sunnyside Christian High School is no stranger when it comes to qualifying to play at State tournaments. In basketball, that is, as the Knights have captured eight State titles in the last two decades.

Sunnyside Christian 10-runs Granger nine

Banging out 12 hits against the class 1A Granger Spartans varsity yesterday afternoon, 1B Sunnyside Christian 10-runned the home club.

Knights garner split

An 11-2 lead dissipated for the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team last Friday, as the visiting Touchet Indians rallied for a 17-14 victory in the opening game of a twin bill.

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Sunnyside Christian improves record to 12-2

Two stellar pitching performances by Wyatt Hoff and Brandon Moore propelled the Sunnyside Christian Knights to a twin bill sweep of Lyle Tuesday afternoon.

Knights split twin bill against State tourney runners-up

Behind a complete game performance by hurler Wyatt Hoff, and some timely hitting by Brandon Moore and Brant Bosma, the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team knocked off the Liberty Christian Patriots Tuesday afternoon, 7-1.

Sunnyside Christian wins twice on Zillah diamond

A pair of stellar pitching performances by Wyatt Hoff and Brandon Moore were the keys to a doubleheader sweep by the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team yesterday afternoon.

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Whalen leads Ephrata to GHS invitational title

East Valley’s Raab claims medalist honors

East Valley’s Andrew Raab took home top individual honors from yesterday’s Grandview High School Golf Invitational.

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Bangs makes a bang for Sunnyside Christian

Triple play key in win over Naches

Baseball can be a strange game. Just ask Sunnyside Christian High School junior Ryan Bangs.

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Tiger turns in low round at three-team golf competition

Yes, it was a Tiger (no, not that Tiger) who scorched Black Rock Creek Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a 4-over-par 76.

Renovation project

Newly hired assistant coach Glenn Braman has been tasked with rebuilding the Grandview High School girls’ golf team.

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Mabton falls in quarter-finals to Borderites

WIAA Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament

When only three players can get the ball to drop through the hoop, and collectively a team makes just 16 percent of its shots from the field, a win is hard to come by. Especially so, if that team is playing at the WIAA Class 1A State Girls Basketball Tournament.

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SHOW TIME

Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies bound for Tacoma Dome

Coach Rick Puente’s assessment that all 12 girls on his roster contributed mightily in last Saturday’s 61-45 State Sectional win over Auburn Mountainview couldn’t ring more true.

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Sweet 16

Lady Grizzlies Regional champs

It would come as no surprise if a construction crew had to be called in to reattach the roof to the Sunnyside High School gymnasium.

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‘D’licious

SHS Grizzlies Big Nine champs

For Sunnyside, there is no ‘I’ in team.

’HOUNDS ARE IN!

Holey smokes! Just when it looked like Selah had control of last night’s District tournament play-in game, the roof fell in on the Vikings.

ONE MORE WIN!

Big Nine League title up for grabs this Friday

YAKIMA – Eleven…that’s the magic number for the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team.

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SHS girls clip Hanford Falcons

In a sense, it was poetic justice. The only Sunnyside player the Falcons were able to contain last night - Selena Rubacava - was the one who burst Hanford’s final bubble.

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Conference title showdown looms

Assuming the unlikely doesn’t happen in the final stages of conference play, the Valentine’s Day match-up between Sunnyside and Moses Lake will be for all the marbles.

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Lady Knights lean on Van Belle in 51-33 win over DeSales Irish

Girls Prep Basketball

The state’s seventh-ranked class 2B team, the DeSales Irish, had no answer for Sunnyside Christian’s Stormee Van Belle last night.

Sunnyside one game out of Big Nine League lead

Alvarez heating up as season wears on

The thing about Sunnyside this season, on any given night each of the girls who suits up is capable of leading the offensive charge.

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Two wins propel Lady Grizzlies into three-way tie for top spot in league

SHS Coach Rick Puente has more weapons at his disposal than a two-star general sending a full battalion into battle.

Opportunity to grab league lead eludes SHS girls

Golden opportunities…they don’t come along all that often. But when they do, winners usually seize them and capture the moment.

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