Stories for April 2006

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Friday, April 28

 

Sunnyside soccer gets back on track

YAKIMA - After suffering a loss to Hanford earlier this week, the Sunnyside High School soccer team got back on track, beating East Valley 3-2 in a non-league match.

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Rotary clubs sending bicycles to Africa

The Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary, Noon Rotary and the Grandview Rotary Clubs came together and with a little help from Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell and Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder, were able to collect close to 150 bicycles and several boxes of bicycle parts to donate to African countries.

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'Keep it flying' tour coming to Yakima

YAKIMA - Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, will be making its 2006 "Keep It Flying" national tour stop in Yakima May 30-31.

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Thursday, April 27

         

Do-or-die time for S'side Grizzlies

ELLENSBURG - Yesterday's 11-6 loss to Ellensburg makes this coming Saturday's doubleheader against visiting Prosser a pair of must-win games for the Sunnyside High School baseball team.

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Wednesday, April 26

      

Grizzlies sixth at seven-team POD competition

The good news is that Sunnyside finally fielded a full team in a Mid-Valley League POD competition yesterday. The bad news-the Grizzly golfers settled for a sixth place finish from the seven-school field.

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Vikings up league mark to 3-5 with twin bill sweep

MABTON - An explosion at the plate, as well as a couple of nifty pitching performances by Zach Peralez and Tommy Bonewell, led to the Mabton High School baseball team claiming a pair of 8-3 and 16-6 victories over the visiting Klickitat Vandals yesterday afternoon.

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Lady Knights improve to 8-0 in 'B' league play

UNION GAP - Jacqui Roberts turned in a pair of 2-for-4 performances yesterday, helping the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team sweep a 'B' league doubleheader from the LaSalle Lightning.

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Tuesday, April 25

     

Vigil retires after 31-year career

Maria Vigil, community service officer administrator with the Employment Security Department in Sunnyside, is retiring after 31 years with the State of Washington.

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Monday, April 24

   

Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail sign unveiled in Granger

GRANGER - Mayor David Leach of Granger unveiled the first Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail information sign in Granger last Friday morning. On site to help him was Mayor Bill Rogers of Toppenish, Mayor Jesse Farias of Wapato and Mayor Gary Clark of Zillah. Shirley Puryear, chairperson of Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail, was also on hand.

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Friday, April 21

 

Rotarians looking to collect bicycles

The Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club is conducting a bicycle recycling program. The club is asking the public for any unwanted bicycles or bicycle parts people might have lying around.

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Thursday, April 20

   

Diener low scorer at PGA pro-am

PASCO - Tom Diener of Grandview, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, tied for the low amateur round at this past Monday's PGA pro-am, staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.

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Wednesday, April 19

        

Lady 'Hounds drop two to Connell

CONNELL - A long trip to Connell became even longer on the way back as the Grandview High School fastpitch team fell to the Lady Eagles Tuesday in a doubleheader, 9-1 and 9-5.

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Mabton Vikings excel at Burbank SCAC meet

BURBANK - The Mabton Vikings made their mark at the SCAC track and field meet yesterday, April 18, at Burbank with times that would have put them into 15 top three finishing spots, if B League teams could rack up points in A League meets.

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Daily Sun News photos now online

Taking 75 or 100 photographs during an event such as Sunshine Days, then publishing six or eight of them in the following day's paper is not unusual at the Daily Sun News or any other newspaper.

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Tuesday, April 18



"Memories" by Al

GRANDVIEW - Albert Waterman really likes history. He says people have all kinds of history in their house, usually buried somewhere in a closet. The history he's talking about are family pictures.

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Contract awarded for Sierra Vista eighth grade wing

It was a little late in the process, but the Sunnyside School District qualified for the additional footage funding needed for the eighth grade wing for Sierra Vista Middle School, the district's newest school now under construction near Washout Road.

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Monday, April 17



Grizzlies defeat Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG - Juan Pineda, the coach of the Sunnyside soccer team, started many substitutes for the game with Ellensburg this past Saturday. The result, a 4-0 victory.

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Wahluke rallies against 'Hounds

GRANDVIEW - The tide turned Wahluke's way in the second half this past Saturday, as the Warriors rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to clip the Grandview High School boys soccer team, 3-1.

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SCHS girls win twice at Wahluke tournament

MATTAWA - A ticky-tacky call prevented what could have been a clean sweep for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team at last Saturday's Wahluke Invitational.

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Friday, April 14

 

Business group selling plants

The Soroptimist club in Sunnyside will be selling plants to raise money for Lower Valley Soroptimist scholarships and mammography projects.

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Concert series ends April 23

The final performance for the 2005-06 Lower Valley Community Concert series will be held Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in the Sunnyside High School Auditorium.

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Grizzly netters split with E-burg

Jesus Alquicira and Mitchell Sanchez rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 win to ensure a team victory for the boys and a split yesterday for the Sunnyside tennis teams against visiting Ellensburg.

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Lady Knights sweep LaSalle

The Sunnyside Christian High School softball team rolled to a sweep over LaSalle Thursday, beating the Lightning 11-6 and 6-3 to go 4-0 in its first four league games.

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Food pyramid changes

Strong muscles help prevent injuries and protect the body's bone mass. This is what the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club learned Wednesday morning as they listened to Jean Clary, a registered dietitian at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

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Mabton FFA Easter egg hunt planned

MABTON - The Mabton High School's chapter of FFA will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt this Saturday, April 15, at the Mabton High School football field, at 9 a.m.

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Thursday, April 13

   

Greyhounds rally past Naches

GRANDVIEW - Mixing small ball strategy of steals and sacrifice bunts with a two-run homer by Rigo Rodriguez, Grandview's baseball team rallied for a 4-3 home victory over CWAC South foe Naches.

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Knights fall to Wahluke

MATTAWA - The Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team traveled to Mattawa to take on the Wahluke Warriors last Monday. The Knights gave up two runs in the sixth inning to lose to Wahluke 8-6.

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Mabton trails in Burbank meet

While the Columbia-Burbank track and field meet had to be a screaming disappointment to the Mabton Vikings, it can only be chalked up as a learning experience for the boys' and girls' team, neither of which scored points in the five-school meet April 11.

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Wednesday, April 12

      

G'view netters sweep Toppenish

TOPPENISH - It was a clean sweep for the Grandview tennis program, which swept CWAC South foe Toppenish yesterday 4-1 in boys play and 3-2 in girls matches.

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Grandview School District new hires

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board Monday evening approved the hiring of Pam Noel as a Grandview High summer school administrator. Noel held this position before and did an excellent job working with the students, teachers and parents, according to Minerva Morales, director of federal/state programs and curriculum.

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Tuesday, April 11

    

S'side 'Lil Grapplers capture five State titles

CHENEY - The Sunnyside 'Lil Grapplers capped off a successful 2006 season at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament by winning five State titles and bringing home eight runner-up finishes and eight third place performances.

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S'side sophomore cards fifth lowest round at POD match

TOPPENISH - Getting a good dose of playing in the rain this past weekend at a tournament near Bellingham, Sunnyside High School sophomore Justin Bos wasn't bothered yesterday by the wet conditions at a Mid-Valley League POD match at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.

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S'side schools safe, city council told

Over 90 percent of parents with students in the Sunnyside School District feel their children are safe while at school, according to statistics the district shared with the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

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Sunnyside gets 'Jitterized'

"We're small but we offer a lot!" enthused Jerry Jongsma, owner of Jitterz Espresso in the former Photo Haus booth at 700 Yakima Valley Highway, near Burger Ranch.

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Monday, April 10

   

14 autos stolen in past week

Thieves stole 14 cars from last Tuesday through this morning (April 10). The 14 thefts were among 21 that took place in the same time frame, along with one burglary.

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Friday, April 7

   

Hisey Park sit of lots of fun this summer

GRANGER - The events planned at Hisey Park in Granger for this year's spring break have been canceled due to equipment problems but there will still be lots to do this spring and summer.

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G'view outlasts Toppenish

TOPPENISH - After getting rained out last Saturday, Grandview's baseball team played at Toppenish yesterday in a CWAC South contest.

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Mabton drill team plans fundraisers

MABTON - Members of the Mabton High School drill team are going to be busy in the coming weeks. The squad has arranged several fundraisers, so team members will be able to attend the Thunderbird Dance Camp in Portland, Ore. the first of July.

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Thursday, April 6

  

Sartin newest city planner

Sunnyside's Sixth Street downtown corridor is among the concerns that prompted State Farm Agent Ben Sartin to become the newest member of the city's planning commission.

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Wednesday, April 5

     

Grizzlies sneak past Rochester, 4-1

Mirrors and smoke! That could explain how the Sunnyside High School baseball team snuck past the visiting Rochester Warriors yesterday, despite getting out hit by a 9 to 2 margin.

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Concert series turns 60 years young

The Vienna Boy's Choir, New Christy Minstrels and Seattle Symphony Orchestra are just a few of the more than 200 performers who have graced the stage during six decades of the Lower Valley Community Concert series.

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Vikes blank Granger

MABTON - Any chance for a comeback by Granger, after falling behind 5-0, went by the wayside in the bottom of the fourth inning yesterday. That's when the Mabton High School baseball team exploded for eight runs to forge a 13-0 lead.

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Tuesday, April 4

        

Monday, April 3

    

Grizzlies fall to Falcons, 2-1

RICHLAND - In a back and forth game where both teams were attacking relentlessly, the Hanford Falcons held off the Sunnyside Grizzlies to win 2-1.

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Mabton notches first win of season

TROUT LAKE - Sparked by a 5-for-5 effort at the plate from first baseman Andrew Tellez, the Mabton High School baseball team defeated the Trout Lake Mustangs 15-8 in the first game of a twin bill this past Saturday.

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'Hounds win co-ed title at Grandview invitational

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School track team combined its girls and boys squads to compete in last Friday's co-ed Grandview Invitational. Grandview won with Zillah coming in second and Prosser coming in third.

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SHS netters sweep Prosser

PROSSER - The third time was a charm this past Friday for the Sunnyside girls third doubles team of Gayle Hansen and Addy Hernandez.

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