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Jennie McGhan

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Controlled burn nearly out of hand

Small grass fire endangers structure

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Team pull draws competition

Teams of horses from throughout Washington and Oregon were put to the test last night during the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo team pulls.

Hall of Fame coach at Leopards helm

In light of losing the head football coach, the program is being left in good hands.

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Receiver ready for season

Nate Maltos: ‘I have faith in everyone’

Last season was stellar for the Grizzlies.

Social media policy at Prosser schools approved

Policy to make employees think about impacts of posts

The School Board last night approved a social media policy in time for its staff expectations training.

Robbery suspect sought

Just after 9 a.m. Friday police were alerted to a robbery at a local cell phone store.

Trial reset again for alleged Ace gun thief

The trial for a Sunnyside man accused of stealing 24 guns from a Grandview hardware store was again reset Friday.

Trial for former teacher reset to Sept. 5

Plea hearing stricken Friday

The case against a former Grandview High School physical education teacher and track coach charged with exploiting a minor and three other charges was continued Friday.

Weekend of swimming ahead

Mid Valley Swim League in Sunnyside

A weekend of competition is set to take place at the municipal swimming pool.

Another local arraigned in theft ring

Norma Garza extradited from California

Another Lower Yakima Valley resident was arraigned July 13 in relation to the theft ring allegedly involved in stealing nearly $1 million from Zirkle Fruit.

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Sunnyside wins Prosser meet, 480-307

A meet between Sunnyside and the Piranhas last Thursday netted several individual wins for both teams, but the Sharks prevailed, 480-307.

Trial reset for man accused of stealing 24 guns

Nigel Weenink trial slated for Aug. 4 in Superior Court

The trial for a Sunnyside man accused of stealing 24 guns from Grandview Ace Hardware was reset Friday.

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Grid Kids practice under way

New coach carries legacy of mentor

Practice for youngsters competing on the gridiron is under way.

Boy charged with assaulting officer

An 11-year-old boy involved in an incident that prompted the early closure of the city pool Wednesday was booked into the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center after assaulting another child and an officer.

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Grandview intern enforcing parking laws

For the second summer-in-a-row the Police Department is utilizing the time of an intern.

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Neptunes win make-up meet, 509-264

A June 15 swim meet against Othello was rescheduled for Wednesday, and the Neptunes prevailed, 509-264.

Sunnyside man scheduled for court tomorrow

A Sunnyside man is in court tomorrow for a trial confirmation.

Schools may lose out with state budget

Legislators passed a new state budget June 30, believing the $43.7 billion will help schools statewide.

All-American wrestlers lead July 26 clinic

Christian organization helps athletes

A one-day camp for youngsters interested in wrestling will take place July 26 at Sunnyside High School.

Selah powers past Neptunes, 605-217

The Neptunes were one of three Lower Yakima Valley teams hosting swim meets Tuesday.

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Babe Ruth team at state today

14-year-olds play ball Friday

One baseball team representing the Lower Yakima Valley take to the state championship diamonds today, and another will be at the championship for its age division Friday.

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Prosser swept away by Selah

Sunnyside defeats Naches, 426-396

Thursday’s home meet against Prosser was another of those overwhelming sweeps for the Dolphins.

Barnstorming tour Sunday in Prosser

Antique aircraft to land at airport

Woman leads troopers on chase

Greene arrested at Rouse Road residence

A local woman accused of leading Washington State Patrol troopers on a chase appeared in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Local man threatens to burn down eatery

Sanchez in court for El Valle threats

A local man who threatened to burn down a popular Mexican restaurant was in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

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Rock groups inspire adventure, art

Colorful rock hounding catching on in Yakima Valley

A couple Yakima Valley groups are inspiring a different type of recreational activity.

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Sunnyside Sharks defeat Prosser, 486-282

The Sharks swim team defeated Prosser, 486-282, Thursday.

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Youngsters get into the swing of tennis

Camp offers chance to learn new skills

For six weeks, Lower Yakima Valley youngsters can brush up on or learn new tennis skills.

Blaze takes over lot in Sunnyside

Scoon Road fire threatens businesses, homes

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Boys of summer prepare for state

Gearing up for the Babe Ruth South Washington 15-year-old state tournament in Longview are players from Grandview, Prosser and Sunnyside.

Toppenish ekes out win

Tuesday’s meet against the Sunnyside Sharks was decided by a slim 414-398 margin.

Horses and bulls will take center stage

83rd annual Toppenish Rodeo starts tomorrow

One of the state’s longest running rodeo events takes place in time for the 4th of July holiday.

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Sunnyside hosts championships

Community support helpful to Sharks

One month from today more than 1,300 swimmers, parents and family members will converge on Central Park.

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Selah makes a splash against Sunnyside Sharks

Although the Selah Dolphins outpaced many of the Sharks Thursday to win, 544-265, several Sunnyside swimmers proved their mettle.

Sharks succumb to Selah

Dolphins in Sunnyside

Neptunes turned under by Toppenish

Tarpons churn water in Grandview

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Babe Ruth revived in Sunnyside

A program that has been unheard of for a few years locally is being revived.

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Grandview swamped by Selah

Five Neptunes win races

A few experienced swimmers competing for the Grandview Neptunes swim team last night were able to claim Top 2 finishes Tuesday, but the Dolphins overwhelmed the young team, 671-147.

Prosser edged by Othello

Teams open season

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Swim coaches preparing for season

Four former swimmers are leading the next generation in a sport they love.

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Grapplers raise $2,325 for teammate

Another $4,000 needed to help 9-year-old with blood disease

A car wash supporting a Little Grapplers teammate being treated for a rare blood disease at a Seattle hospital was a success, thanks to the support of the community.

Sunnyside Success

Christian school the second in the community with a trophy year

The second of two high schools in Sunnyside — Sunnyside Christian High School — had a successful athletic year with a boys 1B basketball state championship and state appearance by each of its other programs.

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Sunnyside Success

It’s been a year of success for the Sunnyside High School Grizzlies athletic program.

Car wash for local wrestler Saturday

A Sunnyside Lil Grapplers wrestler is still being treated for a rare blood disease and the wrestling team is hosting a car wash Saturday to help his family.

Foundation hosts golf tournament

The Northwest Community Foundation is hosting its annual Hogue Classic Golf Tournament tomorrow at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Alder Creek events start tomorrow

Carousel opens Friday, rodeo begins Saturday

Cowboys, cowgirls and the little dudes and gals are planning to attend the 107th annual Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo at Cleveland Park this weekend.

White tapped to coach Grizzlies cross country

The Sunnyside High School cross country team will have a new coach in the fall.

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Pools opening soon

Sunnyside swim team first in the pool

The school year is nearly at its end and the weather is warming, reminding Lower Yakima Valley residents summer is nearly here.

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Top scholars honored at banquet

It was an evening of celebrating the high school’s Mabton High School scholars and athletes.