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Jennie McGhan

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Cadets outpin Sunnyside

After winning two matches, the Sunnyside girls bowling team suffered a disappointing night at Nob Hill Lanes against Eisenhower on Thursday. The Cadets varsity team won, 2035-1478. The JV edged the Grizzlies, 1344-1302.

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Statebound

Special Olympic bowlers take part in Sunday’s State tournament in Kenmore

For three local youngsters, Sunday is a special day. Noah Rios, Marcus Moreno and Brianna Flores-Galeana are competing in the Special Olympics State bowling tournament at Kenmore Lanes in Kenmore at 9 a.m. Sunday, December 10.

Wrestlers take on tournaments

Two Lower Yakima Valley wrestling teams competed in the annual White River Classic on Saturday.

Vikings plunder Bears

The Mabton girls basketball team was the only Lower Yakima Valley team to play last night.

Hoops teams busy

Several basketball teams from the Lower Yakima Valley competed Saturday.

Boys hoops teams defeat visitors

The Sunnyside Grizzlies boys basketball team won their third game in a row last night.

Grizzlies win home match-up

The Sunnyside girls bowling team is celebrating their second win. Tuesday night, they defeated Davis 1389-1167. The Grizzlies travel to Nob Hill Lanes against Eisenhower Thursday.

Greyhounds girls win, boys lose to Pullman

The Grandview Greyhounds girls team opened the season with a 61-56 win over the Pullman Greyhounds. The Grandview boys, however, lost 46-67.

Grizzlies girls win season opener

The Sunnyside Grizzlies girls won their season-opening basketball game, 58-47, against East Valley (Yakima) last night.

Keglers win match against Ellensburg

Grizzlies celebrate first win of season

It’s been a difficult season for the less experienced Grizzlies bowling team so far, having lost their first four matches.

Granger girls charge past Cougars, 52-41

The Spartans girls basketball team delivered for the home crowd, securing a 52-41 season-opening win against White Swan on Tuesday.

Spartans win opener

The Spartans opened the boys basketball season with a 75-63 win against White Swan on Tuesday.

Wrestlers medal at Ike Takedown Tournament

The Grandview boys wrestling team joined eight other teams Tuesday at the annual Ike Takedown Tournament.

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Knights hunt for 1B State football title tomorrow

The Sunnyside Christian Knights and Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors are gearing up for tomorrow’s 1B State football title match-up in the Tacoma Dome. The 4 p.m. game is the Knights’ first appearance in the championship game.

Coaches happy with boys jamboree

Grandview ties game with Grizzlies, 34-34

Coaches for the Grizzlies, Grandview Greyhounds and Wapato Wolves were able to see how well their teams will fare in competition at last night’s Sunnyside Boys Basketball Jamboree.

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Players return for first-ever Sunnyside alumni games

A fundraiser for the Grizzlies basketball program provided alumni a chance to show they still have skills Friday.

State semi-final game tomorrow

Edgar Brown Stadium is quiet today, but it will be filled with fans cheering on two teams competing for a chance at the 1B State football championship tomorrow. Sunnyside Christian and Odessa, formerly Odessa-Harrington, will be on the gridiron in tomorrow’s 4 p.m. State semi-final game tomorrow.

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Mustangs have small, untested swim team

The Mustangs have a new head coach and three newcomers to the swim team this season.

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Two newcomers join Zillah veteran

The Zillah Leopards swim team is working hard for coach Jake Kessler, who also coaches West Valley (Yakima) and Naches.

Individual strides expected

Just one freshman joins Greyhounds

With just six members on the team, Grandview High School swim team coach Patrick Elerding is hoping this season will be one in which there are a lot of individual strides.

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Girls swim team members recognized

High point swimmers are Blount and Perez

The Grandview and Prosser girls swim coaches last night honored their school’s student athletes during a joint awards dinner.

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Knights charge into state 1B semi-finals

From the first possession, the Sunnyside Christian Knights took charge of Friday’s 1B state quarter-final game against Cusick at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

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Eagles expected to be tough opponent

Girls look for challenge from bigger schools

Two coaches seeking a successful season in the Greater Columbia Gorge 1B league have vastly different seasons in front of them.

SCAC expected to be challenge

For veteran basketball coach Andy Affholter and first-year boys coach David Morse of the Spartans, the South Central Washington Athletic Conference is expected to be tough.

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CWAC promises to be challenging

Greyhounds coaches are expecting the season to be full of formidable competition.

Conference presents its own challenges

The Columbia Basin Big 9 is highly competitive.

Fall athletes lauded by staff, league

Players recognized in separate gatherings

Athletes who participated in Grizzlies fall sports were recently recognized for their hard work and effort.

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Woman injured in crash

Other driver failed to give right of way

A Mabton woman on her way to a card game is suffering minor injuries after her car struck another vehicle Monday.

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Leopards fall to Newport, 13-6

First-round playoff loss ends season

The Leopards’ hopes of winning a 1A state football title ended Friday night. The Newport Grizzlies defeated the Leopards, 13-6, in the first round of the 1A State Football Championships.

Koerner, Mesmore qualify for second day

Of four Zillah swimmers competing in the 2A State Swim Championships at King County Aquatics Center last week, two qualified for B finals Saturday.

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ACH girls eliminate Sunnyside Christian

The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team’s hopes of a trophy were dashed in three sets by Almira-Coulee-Hartline on Friday morning at the 1B State Volleyball Tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Warriors opened the 8 a.m. match with a 25-18 set win. They won the second set, 25-17 and clinched their bid for the fifth/sixth-place trophy match with a 25-16 win.

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Knights advance to quarter-finals

For the second year in a row the Knights advance to the 1B State quarter-final game.

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Bowling team filled with fresh faces

2017—2018 Sunnyside High School Bowling

It’s encouraging to have so many explore a new interest in any sport.

All league honors extended in SCAC

Ely is named football Coach of the Year

The fall 2017 South Central Athletic Conference-West all league selections include a large contingency from the Spartans, as well as nearby Zillah.

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Knights fall to consolation brackets

Friday start at 8 a.m. in loser-out affair

The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team is competing in the 1B State Volleyball Championships at the Yakima Valley SunDome today. They made it into today’s consolation brackets after defeating Providence Classical Christian, 3-0, yesterday morning.

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Sunnyside team wins championship

Last Saturday one group of youngsters was fired up and ready for action, facing the challenge of their young lives.

Knights on courts at 1B State tomorrow

First match is 9:45 a.m.

After being battle-tested in their playoff match against Naselle last Saturday, the Knights volleyball team will open tomorrow’s 1B State tournament against Providence Classical Christian.

Granger, Prosser eliminated at Districts

The Spartans were one of two Lower Yakima Valley volleyball teams denied a State berth last Saturday. Prosser was the other team.

Leopard swimmers set sights on State

Swimmers from across the state are converging on King County Aquatic Center on Friday for the State Swim Championships.

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Harriers take center stage at State meet

The best showing from among the Lower Yakima Valley cross country runners at the State Cross Country Championships came from 1A Zillah.

Granger beat by Connell

Spartans season ends

The Granger Spartans saw their bid for a 1A State berth slip through their fingers Friday.

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On to State

Leopards pull off 56-34 victory for state berth

The battle between the Leopards and Kiona-Benton Bears on Friday looked fierce.

Pullman eliminates Mustangs from state with one-point win

It’s the second year-in-a-row

For the second year-in-a-row, Pullman upset Prosser’s hopes of competing in the 2A State playoffs with a 1-point win.

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Grizzlies end season with 28-12 loss to Eastmont

Bragging rights were on the line for the Grizzlies and the Eastmont Wildcats on Friday.

Knights, Leopards to host playoff games

For gridiron fans, the Lower Yakima Valley has two teams competing in the first round of the state playoffs Friday. Sunnyside Christian hosts Pateros in 1B action at Clem Senn Field at 6 p.m. The Billy Goats (5-4) are hoping to upset the undefeated Knights (10-0), tied No. 1 in the Associated Press polls with 9-0 Odessa. Odessa, formerly Odessa-Harrington, ended the Knights’ season in the state semi-finals last year and was the eventual state champion. Odessa faces Almira/Coulee-Hartline (9-1), whose only loss this season was to Sunnyside Christian. The winners of the two games will face each other Nov. 17. The 1A Zillah Leopards are also in action Friday. The No.8-ranked Leopards (9-1) host the Newport Bears (8-1) at 7 p.m. on Andy Collins Memorial Field. Friday’s winner hosts the winner of the Connell-Colville playoff game Nov. 17.

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Knights are league champs

In what’s been their typical fashion, the Sunnyside Christian Knights football team got an early foothold on last night’s game.

Trial for former teacher reset again

Attorneys will try to reach plea for second time

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 again last Friday. Zachary Joseph Sybouts, 27, was in Yakima County Superior Court for a hearing before Judge Kevin S. Naught, who agreed to continue the case.

Venue of the Year awarded to local group

Dry Creek wins 4-of-5 years in a row

Organizers of the annual Northwest Nitro Nationals Pro Hillclimb are home from Las Vegas after receiving another Venue of the Year Award at the North American Hillclimbers Association awards banquet.

Harriers head to state meet

Cross country competitors from all classifications across the state are competing in the 2017 State Cross Country Championships at Sun Willows Golf Course on Saturday.

Spartans to compete in District semi-final Saturday

Thanks to a 3-1 victory against the Eagles in yesterday’s first round of District play, the Granger Spartans have a chance at competing in the championship match Saturday.

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