Stories for October 2005

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Monday, October 31



Greyhounds sprint past Bonney Lake

SUMNER - James Vela recorded 230 yards in total offense and four touchdowns to lead Grandview's football team to a 33-0 whitewash of 3A Bonney Lake on Friday.

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Stand down a success in Yakima

YAKIMA - A Veteran's information fair and stand down was held Saturday in Yakima at the HUB building at the Lower Valley Community College.

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Durfey qualifies for state

ELLENSBURG - Pullman High School won the District Championship this weekend, running away from the field of 11. Sunnyside High School finished in 8th place but saw one of its swimmers advance to state.

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Increased enrollment opens up future construction options

The Sunnyside School District received a nice surprise last week. Because of increased enrollment, the square footage the district has to build on has been increased to 67,000 square feet. This new amount is also covered under the state-matching fund which matches approximately 83 percent.

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Friday, October 28

     

Farmer, Ricks believe in future of Sunnyside

The issue before us this election is really pretty straight forward. Mike Farmer and Bruce Ricks worked and kept their word to deal with the foul stench that covered our town. The smell hurt our health, our business and our image.

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New athletic facilities aren't enough to bring success

I was reading the article in Tuesday's Daily Sun News detailing Sunnyside High School Athletic Director Bill Daley's presentation to Rotarians about the school district's plans for new athletic facilities. I have long supported the idea that the district needs quality facilities that the community can be proud of.

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Lady Vikes advance in Districts

GOLDENDALE - The Mabton High School volleyball team won its match at the District Championship, beating Lyle 3 games to zero Thursday night.

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Thursday, October 27

 

New drug specialist brings message to elementary students

GRANGER - Brenda Sipes stood in a third grade classroom at Roosevelt Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. After asking students what drugs are illegal and handing out bracelets to students who could come up with answers and showing a display of drugs and candy that look similar she had the students take a pledge.

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Grizzly JV edged at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG - Both the Sunnyside and Ellensburg JV football teams scored three touchdowns Monday, but the Grizzlies came up on the short end of a 20-18 score.

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Blockwatch talks in Mabton

MABTON - The first of a series of planned Block Watch meetings was held Wednesday night in Mabton. Frustrated citizens and Mabton police met to discuss ways to keep crime down in the city.

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Wednesday, October 26

 

Sunnyside girl donates hair to sick children

Ten years is a long time to let your hair grow. It's also quite a shock to lose that much hair with one snip of a pair of scissors, but that's what happened to 15-year-old Jessica Alicia Vidales - and it was her choice.

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Knights lose close one, clinch playoff spot

The third time wasn't the charm. Moses Lake Christian Academy traveled to Sunnyside Tuesday afternoon to play the Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team for the third time this year.

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Rams roll past Sunnyside

WEST VALLEY - Mid-Valley League soccer juggernaut West Valley showed why it is among the state's best Tuesday, defeating Sunnyside 15-1 in the regular season finale.

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Tuesday, October 25

  

Campaign signs draw concerns

Campaign signs are literal signs of the times, or at least of the November general election, and the Sunnyside City Council wants to do something about them.

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Monday, October 24

        

Sunnyside edged by Mustangs

Sunnyside's girls soccer team came close to snapping a tie with Ellensburg in the league standings, but just missed in a 2-1 home loss to Prosser Saturday.

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Friday, October 21



Lady Vikes lose final regular match of season

YAKIMA - The Mabton girls volleyball team traveled to Yakima Thursday night, hoping to build momentum with a win before they start District play. Instead they lost three out of four games to Riverside Christian in their final regular season match.

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Third-ranked Selah sweeps S'side

SELAH - Mid-Valley League powerhouse Selah showed why it's the third ranked volleyball team in the 3A ranks, sweeping Sunnyside 3-0 on Thursday.

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Kids, staff prep for annual Halloween carnival

OUTLOOK - Lisa Daniel has been busy lately. She and Chantile Hutchinson are co-chairing this year's annual Outlook Elementary School Halloween Carnival, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Thursday, October 20

      

Seniors romp in Powder Puff game

Played before a full house at Clem Senn Field last night, the annual homecoming powder puff game was won by the senior girls 30-6 over the juniors.

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Wednesday, October 19

                

SCHS falls in season finale

YAKIMA - Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team wrapped up its season Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss at Riverside Christian.

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Tuesday, October 18



Lady Knights sweep to victory

After three consecutive losses, Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team got back on the winning track Monday with a convincing 3-0 home non-league win over Liberty Christian.

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Beauty school owner learning hoops to jump through

Gayle Hays, owner of Sunnyside Beauty Academy, put in three days at an accredidation workshop in St. Louis, Mo. to learn what hoops she has to jump through to be sure students are eligible for federal monetary support.

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Sunnyside trio climb Mt. Adams

A father's encouragement prompted Sunnyside High School sophomore Claire Schilperoort to attempt something she never thought possible - climbing Mt. Adams.

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Monday, October 17



'Hounds ground Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - The Toppenish football team succeeded in controlling the clock Friday in an attempt to ground the high-flying Greyhound offense.

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Grandview stays in playoff chase

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhound soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over Kiona-Benton on Saturday to remain in the CWAC South playoff picture.

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Lady 'Hounds 4-2 at Capitol City invite

OLYMPIA - After losing two of three matches in pool play, the Grandview High School volleyball team rebounded to win the consolation bracket championship at Saturday's Capitol City Invitational.

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Billy Goats eventually succumb to Mabton

MABTON - On paper, last Friday's game should have easily gone Mabton's way. After all, the Pateros Billy Goats brought only a 2-2 league record into Mabton, and the undefeated Vikings were playing on their home field.

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Friday, October 14

 

Rams, Bulldogs too swift for S'side

WEST VALLEY - The Sunnyside boys and girls cross country squads closed out Mid-Valley League competition yesterday with a pair of losses to West Valley and Ellensburg.

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SCHS falls to LaSalle

The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team came close Thursday night, but was just short in a 3-0 loss at home to LaSalle.

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Thursday, October 13

   

Bickleton prepares for District meet

GOLDENDALE - A sunny fall day with crisp mountain air greeted the Bickleton High School cross country team at this past Tuesday's SCAC league meet in Goldendale.

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Sauber gets life without parole

Daniel Sauber, who admitted to killing and burying a woman in his yard in Grandview five years ago, was sentenced to life imprisonment at a hearing before Judge Michael Schwab in Yakima County Superior Court Oct. 12.

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Grandview's 2006 budget snug

GRANDVIEW - City officials in Grandview will be hitching up their britches in the coming weeks as they work to adopt a tight budget for 2006.

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Wednesday, October 12

    

Greyhound spikers roll to easy victory

GRANDVIEW - The Naches Valley High School volleyball team made a quick trip into Grandview last night. So quick, its team members barely had a chance to get loose out on the court.

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Knights fall short against Moses Lake

The Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team played a much closer game this time around against Moses Lake Christian but still came up short, losing 4-2 Tuesday afternoon.

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Back yard tomato grower has skills to share

You can train a dog to fetch a newspaper, or train a child to chew with his mouth closed...but train a tomato plant to grow upright in a hemmed in garden space that won't accommodate a sprawling plant?

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Tuesday, October 11

    

Vikings plunder Pirates

The Mabton girls volleyball team took on Bickleton Monday night, beating the Pirates in three sets, 25-16, 25-14 and 25-9.

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New homes taking root on Harrison Hill

MJB Construction, which has already built and sold two homes on Country View Court in Sunnyside, has plans to build two more. That new construction will just about fill in the cul de sac.

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Party of one?

White linen covered the tables. Red, white and blue candles stood amid centerpieces of matching red, white and blue flowers. Flags waved. The American Legion Sunnyside Post #73 was ready for a party Monday night.

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Sauber enters guilty plea

Daniel Sauber, who walked into the Grandview Police Department August 3, 2005, and told officers he had killed a woman five years ago, pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday, Oct. 10, in Yakima County Superior Court.

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Monday, October 10

    

'Hounds pounce on Naches

GRANDVIEW - There were plenty of first half fireworks in the air - and on the ground - as the Greyhound football team celebrated homecoming with a 41-6 rout over Naches this past Friday night.

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Sanchez scores four TD's to power Mabton victory

MANSON - Senior Pablo Sanchez is accustomed to being the Mabton High School football team's workhorse. Last Friday night, he again did his part in keeping the Vikings unbeaten on the year, scoring four TD's in Mabton's 47-20 rout of the Manson Trojans.

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Lady 'Hounds shut out Connell

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds soccer team continued its winning ways this past Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Connell in CWAC action.

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Anonymous tip ends in arrest

Sunnyside police officers responding to an anonymous call at 9:51 a.m., Oct. 7, reporting a burglary in progress, apprehended two of four people who were running from a residence in the 400 block of S. 13th Street.

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Friday, October 7

         

Lady Pirates notch first season victory

BICKLETON - With half of the Bickleton High School volleyball team made up of eighth graders, it's been tough sledding for the Lady Pirates this season-in terms of wins and losses.

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Student leaders raising funds for D.C. trip

Sunnyside's Promise is sponsoring a book sale this Saturday, Oct. 8, to help Sunnyside High School students raise funds to attend the National Communities Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, October 6



Grizzly freshmen making big gains

WEST VALLEY - With 67-0, 63-6 and 49-2 losses to open the season, the Sunnyside High School freshman football team may have not been very optimistic on its bus ride to powerhouse West Valley this past Monday.

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Wednesday, October 5

   

Lady 'Hounds win in a shootout

GRANDVIEW - "Euphoric, that's probably the best word for it," Grandview soccer coach Anne Holden said of her team's shoot-out win over Toppenish on Tuesday.

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S'side nipped by Bulldogs

The shots were there, but the Sunnyside's girls soccer team came up empty-handed in a 1-0 home loss to Ellensburg on Tuesday.

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Knights skin Trout Lake

TROUT LAKE - The Sunnyside Christian boys soccer team traveled to Trout Lake last night, beating the Mustangs 4-0.

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SVID water available through Oct. 20

Last weekend's torrential rainfall was a farmer's best friend, as Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) users learned they will have water through Oct. 20, as originally hoped.

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County to purchase flood forecast system

YAKIMA - Damage caused by flooding in the winter of 1996-97 has resulted in a new flood forecasting system that Yakima County hopes to have in place for the winter of 2006-07.

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Tuesday, October 4

      

Monday, October 3

    

Grandview spikers 2nd at Wenatchee tournament

WENATCHEE - Grandview High School's volleyball team may have settled for runner-up honors at this past Saturday's Wenatchee Invitational, but considering who the Lady Greyhounds' opponents were, they came home champions.

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Kicking miscues costly for Grizzlies

WEST VALLEY - A steady downpour impacted kicking plays early in the game, as Sunnyside lost 35-6 this past Friday night to state-ranked West Valley in a Mid-Valley League contest.

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Injuries, illness plague Lady Pirates

BICKLETON - Despite having only eight girls out for this year's volleyball team, and fighting injuries and illness, the Bickleton Lady Pirates continue to show improvement each match out.

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