Stories for April 2007

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Monday, April 30

Vazquez three-time winner at Mabton invite

MABTON - Sara Vazquez shined in three events at last Thursday's Mabton Track and Field Invitational. The Lady Viking competed in the 3,200-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run, earning victories in each.

Grandview boys win third league match

GRANDVIEW- The Grandview High School tennis team played rival East Valley High School this past Friday.

DEATH NOTICE

JODEAN DOROTHY NEWLAND

JODEAN DOROTHY NEWLAND

Lady Grizzlies plunder Pirates

The Sunnyside fastpitch team picked up two non-league wins last Friday, beating the Davis Pirates 16-4 and 15-1.

Alleged gang members arrested on firearm charges

Two teens whom Sunnyside police say admit to having gang ties were arrested last Thursday afternoon on charges of possessing both a stolen and unlawful firearm.

Friday, April 27

'Hounds nip Wildcats

TOPPENISH - The Grandview High School track teams traveled for a league meet at Toppenish High School yesterday.

Grandview golfers capture POGS title in Swinger's Nine play at BRC

The six members of the Grandview squad won top honors in last week's Swinger's Nine POGS tournament at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Sun Valley selected as name of new elementary school

The Sunnyside School Board last night picked Sun Valley as the name of the new elementary school soon to be built in Sunnyside.

Inspiration Point

Huge stinky

Huge stinky

Lady Knights down G'view

The 1B Sunnyside Christian High School girls softball team broke out the bats for a big third inning and held on for a 12-9 non-league win over 2A Grandview yesterday.

Zillah's "Destination Days" to benefit Teapot project

ZILLAH - In an effort to raise funds to salvage the famous Teapot landmark, Zillah will host a three-day "Destination Days" event May 18-20.

GUEST COLUMN

Home Country

Home Country

GUEST EDITORIAL

Readers should hold news media accountable

Readers should hold news media accountable

SCHOOL BOARD BRIEF

Sunnyside School Board adopts math curriculum for elementary and middle schools

Sunnyside School Board adopts math curriculum for elementary and middle schools

MOVIE REVIEW

Memorable 'Moments in American History' originated at Thorp High School

Memorable 'Moments in American History' originated at Thorp High School

Principal Davis to retire

GRANDVIEW - After 16 years as Harriet Thompson Elementary School Principal, Connie Davis is slated to retire at the end of this school year.

Gross Point Blank

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Grizzlies shine on home track

Jaquish snaps school record in high jump

Jaquish snaps school record in high jump

OBITUARY

LLOYD ANTHONY FREEBURG

LLOYD ANTHONY FREEBURG

Sunnyside High School arranges temporary seating for graduation

A short term plan to seat hundreds of parents and family members for graduation at Sunnyside High School next month was approved by the Sunnyside School Board at last night's meeting.

Thursday, April 26

Sierra Vista students receive American flag from Iraq

Students in Renae Graton's classes at Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School recently received an American flag that was flown in Iraq.

DEATH NOTICE

MABEL MCDANIELS

MABEL MCDANIELS

Crime victims share tears, stories

"Your pain is our pain," Antonio Valero of Consejo Counseling and Referral Services told a group of about 30 people yesterday at Sunnyside's Centennial Square.

Sunnyside martial arts training center must be razed if not brought up to code

The fact that the City of Sunnyside has declared the Tae Kwon Do building at 610 North Avenue as substandard for human occupancy has many parents and children in the community upset.

Massage school graduates first class

GRANDVIEW - The first graduating class from the Lower Valley School of Massage will be honored this coming Saturday at the Grapevine Inn in Sunnyside at 6 p.m.

Red letter day for Red Hat ladies

In recognition of National Red Hat Day, the Red Hat ladies clubs from around the Lower Valley gathered yesterday at Snipes Mountain Restaurant in Sunnyside.

Wednesday, April 25

Mabton City Council approves purchasing agreement with Washington state

MABTON - In an 11-minute Mabton City Council meeting last night, the city entered into an intergovernmental cooperative purchasing agreement with Washington state.

Cutting to the core

Piper Cub's up and walking

Piper Cub's up and walking

Cecilia Ornelas crowned 2007-08 Little Miss Granger

Cecilia Ornelas was crowned 2007-08 Little Miss Granger last Saturday, April 21, at the Lion's Club building in Granger.

GUEST EDITORIAL

William H. Cline fitting name for new elementary schoo

William H. Cline fitting name for new elementary schoo

DEATH NOTICE

GLENDA F. SEARLE

GLENDA F. SEARLE

OBITUARY

R. L. BODAY

R. L. BODAY

SCHS school play this Friday and Saturday

Sunnyside Christian High School is gearing up for its spring production, "Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen," set to take place this coming Friday and Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the school.

FORUM

Follies support appreciated

Follies support appreciated

Mabton volunteer finishes EMT training

Mabton volunteer firefighter Rebecca Fairchild recently completed her (Emergency Medical Technician) EMT training in Toppenish

Tuesday, April 24

City council, school board share strategies in combating gangs

GRANDVIEW - In a joint meeting held Monday night, the Grandview City Council and Grandview School Board met to discuss how they are combining efforts to combat gangs.

Irma Garcia makes it a family affair at New Dimensions

As of Wednesday, April 11, Irma Garcia has been working with her niece at New Dimensions on South Seventh Street.

OBITUARY

DOROTHY ALLYCE PEDERSEN

DOROTHY ALLYCE PEDERSEN

Castro low scorer for Lady Grizzlies at 3A league match

YAKIMA - Senior Vicky Castro shot a 140 yesterday at Apple Tree Golf Course to post the low score for the Sunnyside High School girls golf team.

Chileans share home country experiences with Sunnyside Rotarians

Members of Rotary International's Group Study Exchange team from Chile spoke to Rotarians from the Lower Valley at Monday's Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting.

Grizzly linksters bring up the rear at 3A league match

KENNEWICK - As has been the case all season, the Sunnyside High School boys golf team struggled to be competitive at yesterday's 3A Columbia Basin League match at the Tri-City Country Club.

Mabton mulls more flexible high school schedule

MABTON - In order to broaden student opportunities, Mabton School Board officials are currently contemplating switching from a six-period semester schedule to a five-period trimester schedule. But not without parental input first.

Sunnyside police to crack down on noise violators

The boom-boom-boom of a loud stereo in the city of Sunnyside will result in a misdemeanor fine of up to $500.

Monday, April 23

OBITUARY

HAROLD HOUSTON HICKENBOTTOM

HAROLD HOUSTON HICKENBOTTOM

SHS Grizzlies shine at Prosser invite

PROSSER - In a weekend filled with jazz in this Lower Valley town, the Sunnyside track teams made some music of their own during Saturday's Prosser Invite.

S'side Christian girls cage Cougars, 14-1

LYLE - The Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team made short work of the Lyle Cougars last Friday. Pounding out 10 hits in the abbreviated five-inning game, the Lady Knights rolled to a 14-1 victory.

Raschko first in 1,500-meter run

MORO, ORE. - After a year-long break from running the 1,500-meter event, Bickleton's Danielle Raschko was back on track at the Sherman County Invite this past Saturday, claiming first place honors and clocking in at 5:33.4.

Grizzlies get revenge against Kamiakin Braves

KENNEWICK - Juan Pineda, coach of the Sunnyside boys soccer team, said his team's goal for the second half of the season is to beat everyone who beat the Grizzlies in the first half of the season.

Port of Sunnyside lands $450,000 for Edison upgrades

A stretch of farming fields owned by the Port of Sunnyside along East Edison Avenue is in for a transformation thanks to a $450,000 funding package approved for the Port.

Friday, April 20

Old friendships and new insights inspiring

Since reconnecting with a former schoolmate, I have been reading a new set of novels based on historical events, learning some blogging techniques and gaining some insight on creative writing skills.

Boy Scouts name new executive officer

Pocatello, Idaho native Robert Fawcett is the new executive officer for the Boy Scouts of America - Grand Columbia Council, based in Yakima.

New special ed director a familiar face in School District

After three years as an assistant principal at Pioneer Elementary School, Jennifer Allen will switch hats as of July 1 and become the Sunnyside School District's director of special education programs.

GUEST COLUMN

What is the meaning of life and why are other people so *#%@! annoying?

What is the meaning of life and why are other people so *#%@! annoying?

Lady Knights complete sweep of Kittitas Coyotes

Wrapping up a doubleheader that began back on March 27, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team defeated visiting Kittitas yesterday afternoon, 8-6.

Grandview firefighter quick learner

GRANDVIEW - It didn't take long for volunteer firefighter Fonzie Lopez to make his mark in the Grandview Fire Department. Lopez was recently recognized as the most improved volunteer for 2006, only a year-and-a-half after he joined.

GUEST EDITORiAL

Look before you leap

Look before you leap

FORUM

Proud to be an SHS Grizzly

Proud to be an SHS Grizzly

Cherry Festival set for April 27-29

GRANGER - It's late April, which means it's time for the 59th annual Cherry Festival in Granger, April 27-29.

"Hounds pick up non-league win over Ki-Be

BENTON CITY - After suffering two straight league losses and with only three league games left on the schedule, the Grandview Greyhounds got a boost of confidence yesterday (Thursday) when they beat Ki-Be 3-1 in a non-league soccer match.

Sister act entertains Christian women's group

PROSSER - It was a sister act in every sense of the word at Monday's Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting, as sisters Loris Ketter and Darien Parson provided entertainment and encouragement.

Thursday, April 19

Fifteen earn straight-A's at Harrison Middle School

A total of 15 students earned perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the third quarter of the 2006-07 academic year at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School.

Seven 'Little Grapplers' earn state championships

SPOKANE - Seven members of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers wrestling club earned top finishes two weekends ago at the Jason Crawford Memorial State Tournament in Spokane.

OBITUARY

HUGO ANTUNEZ-MENDOZA ARISTEO ANTUNEZ-MENDOZA

HUGO ANTUNEZ-MENDOZA ARISTEO ANTUNEZ-MENDOZA

Firebugs at work in Lower Valley

f at first you don't succeed ... try, try again.

Kiwanians honor Saras with "Every Day Hero" award

John Saras of the Sunnyside Museum Association was awarded the "Everyday Hero Award" by Sunnyside Kiwanians Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 18

F AS IN FRANK

Back to school

Back to school

Grandview netters secure victories against Ki-Be

GRANDVIEW - Both Grandview High School boys and girls tennis teams secured a non-league victory against the Ki-Be Bears yesterday.

Wedam crowned Dairy Ambassador

Before a packed house last night at Sunnyside's Community Center, Julie Wedam was crowned the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador for 2007-08.

Ida Belle Avenue fire believed intentionally set

When the Sunnyside Fire Department arrived on scene at a fire in the 1200 block of Ida Belle Avenue yesterday at approximately 12:45 p.m., the one-bedroom home was completely involved and a home next to it, in the 1300 block of South 13th Street, had also sustained fire damage.

GUEST EDITORIAL

West Coast more attuned to Asian, Latino cultures

West Coast more attuned to Asian, Latino cultures

Bickleton's Hess breaks Pirate record in shotput at Kittitas

KITTITAS - Bickleton's Eric Hess broke a 17-year Pirate school record in the shotput at the Kittitas Invite yesterday (Tuesday), placing second.

FORUM

Child abuse

Child abuse

Tuesday, April 17

Lucas 12th overall at Toppenish invite

TOPPENISH - Grandview High School junior Kyle Lucas found Mt. Adams Country Club to his liking yesterday.

Mabton Community Days, Miss Mabton Pageant set for June 8, 9

MABTON - This year's Mabton Community Days festival will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 at Fezell Park.

Grandview's newly adopted property maintenance code will streamline enforcement

GRANDVIEW - Following a slideshow presentation and a recommendation from Code Enforcement Officer Cory Taylor, the Grandview City Council adopted the 2006 version of the International Property Maintenance Code.

DEATH NOTICE

CHARLES DAVID ROSCOE

CHARLES DAVID ROSCOE

Two freshmen charged with posting 'hit list' at high school

Exactly one week after it was first posted in a Sunnyside High School bathroom, local police last night found the culprits they say are responsible for a list that threatened violence to more than a dozen students.

Elerding brothers to get in the swim of coaching local teams

In the Lower Valley the name Elerding is synonymous with swimming excellence at local, state and national levels.

Monday, April 16

Kamiakin braves maul Sunnyside

It was a tale of two games for the Sunnyside High School baseball team in 11-0 and 14-1 home losses this past Friday to Kamiakin.

Child Abuse Prevention month noted with local events

MABTON - On hand to further spread awareness of child abuse at Artz-Fox Elementary School this past Friday were representatives from DSHS Children's Services, Lutheran Community Services and Consejo Counseling and Referral Services.

Veloz named Grandview Junior Miss

GRANDVIEW - Four young ladies were on stage at Grandview Middle School this past Saturday, vying for the title of Grandview Junior Miss 2007-08.

OBITUARY

RANULFO A. AGUIRR

RANULFO A. AGUIRR

Lady Knights win one of three games at Wahluke invite

MATTAWA - Despite yielding just seven hits on the day, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team could muster just one victory out of the three games it played this past Saturday.

Mr. SHS Pageant: More about the experience than the crowning

Sunnyside High School student Tyler Carpenter was crowned Mr. SHS following Saturday night's pageant.

Friday, April 13

Parents get education on recognizing 'gangbangers'

Parents of the students in the Sunnyside School District got a chance last night to listen to Sunnyside Police Detective Jim Ortiz explain a little about gangs in the Lower Valley and how to recognize them by what they might wear.

GUEST COLUMN

Finding grace when your job is a drag

Finding grace when your job is a drag

Sunnyside drops 5-2 decisions to Eastmont

The final outcome was a bit closer than in previous matches, but still resulted in 5-2 losses for both the Sunnyside boys and girls tennis teams against Eastmont yesterday.

Bickleton's Raschko earns two victories

COWICHE - Bickleton's Danielle Raschko earned two first place finishes at a Highland meet this past Thursday.

New Sunnyside postmaster returns home to the Lower Valley

Prosser native and 10-year Postal Service employee Lewis Gress is Sunnyside's new postmaster.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Preemptive strikes leave a nation in a perpetual war

Preemptive strikes leave a nation in a perpetual war

GROSS POINT BLANK

What?! No lousy t-shirt?

What?! No lousy t-shirt?

'Victory' grapplers medal at nationals

RENO, NEV. - Three members of the Lower Yakima Valley-based Victory Wrestling Club returned home from Reno, Nev. last weekend with placing medals from a national competition.

FORUM

Town hall support lauded

Town hall support lauded

Two teens arrested on gun charges

A response to a shots fired call in the area of Columbia and Taylor avenues, in Sunnyside, netted two arrests yesterday for the Sunnyside Police Department.

Thursday, April 12

Four to compete for Grandview Junior Miss title Saturday night

GRANDVIEW - Four young women are readying to compete in this coming Saturday's Grandview Junior Miss program.

Threat against students investigation continues

The search is still underway for a high school student or students who posted a threatening list in a Sunnyside High School bathroom.

Darfur Crisis topic of YVCC speaker

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Student Council at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) hosted a forum about the Darfur Crisis, featuring Amnesty International representative Daniel Johnson as the guest speaker Wednesday night.

Christian Faith Club forms at Sunnyside High

There is a new club at Sunnyside High School. Their focus? "To support others and their beliefs," according to Christian Faith Club member Jonas Linde.

DEATH NOTICE

RANULFO AGUIRRE

RANULFO AGUIRRE

Philanthropic foundation's goal is to support well being of Valley residents

Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) President John Colgan spoke to Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club members this past Monday about the philanthropic organization.

Wednesday, April 11

Rumored 'hit list' surfaces at Sunnyside High

As rumors swirl about a supposed "hit list" found in a Sunnyside High School bathroom, district officials scrambled today to get out the truth.

County hires communications director for homeless network

Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract to name Pat Brown as the community relations director for the Homeless Network of Yakima County.

Hearing set for irrigation franchise

Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday set a public hearing to consider an irrigation franchise application by W. Tadd Bowlsby of Grandview.

OBITUARY

VERNE E. BOSTON

VERNE E. BOSTON

A pill a day keeps the nicotine away

Drugs are a funny sort of animal. They can do really good things for you, bad things, make you feel nice and then make that niceness go away.

Barriga's hat trick leads Greyhounds past Bulldogs, 4-2

ELLENSBURG - On a cold and windy afternoon in Ellensburg, Cesar Barriga stepped up yesterday and scored three goals as Grandview beat Ellensburg 4-2.

DEATH NOTICE

ANNA COLLEEN SCAMMAHORN

ANNA COLLEEN SCAMMAHORN

GUEST

Late night tantrums yet another 'joyous' part of parenting

Late night tantrums yet another 'joyous' part of parenting

County extends Outlook water, wastewater studies

OUTLOOK - New water and wastewater systems may be a possibility for the community of Outlook, but it will take more time to find out for sure.

04-11 GHS tennis Grandview girls claim third straight win

OTHELLO - The Grandview High School girls tennis team claimed its third consecutive victory with a 3-2 win at Othello yesterday.

FORUM

Paying for others

Paying for others

Snipes family to visit Sunnyside

It will be a reunion of sorts this Saturday when an estimated 40 Snipes family members meet in Sunnyside.

Cadets march past Sunnyside in twin bill sweep

Take away one inning and the 3A Sunnyside baseball team played 4A Eisenhower of Yakima tough yesterday. Factor in all the innings, though, and the Grizzlies absorbed a pair of 12-1 and 5-2 non-league losses.

Tuesday, April 10

Discipline committee formed in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - According to Grandview School District Superintendent Kevin Chase, the district will establish a district wide committee to look at discipline policies and review those policies as a result of the March 26 school board meeting.

Riggs earns medalist honors for G'view at five-school CWAC boys golf match

WENATCHEE - Grandview High School senior Aaron Riggs bested the field yesterday at a CWAC boys golf match staged at Crescent Bar Golf Course, about seven miles from Wenatchee.

Cabaret licensing in Sunnyside extended to owners of dance halls

Building owners in Sunnyside who rent out their halls for celebrations that include dancing and alcoholic beverages must now purchase a cabaret license.

Coyotes hold SCHS hitless in non-league encounter

BURBANK - Using five pitchers to Sunnyside Christians' three, the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes outperformed the Knights 6-0 during yesterday's non-league came.

Polly want a cracker?

This bird wants a home

This bird wants a home

Underage drinking a problem... students tell city council

Alcohol abuse is a problem among teens, stated Sunnyside High School leadership class students Claire Schilperoort and Melissa Stamschror.

OBITUARY

CARLOS D. RODRIGUEZ

CARLOS D. RODRIGUEZ

Monday, April 9

Workers, employers share views on paid family leave proposal

A paid family leave bill now proposed in Olympia is getting mixed reviews from some local employers and employees.

Shooting suspect nabbed by police

A 15-year-old Sunnyside boy, suspected of shooting a 14-year-old youngster in the back last Tuesday, April 3, at a residence in the 1700 block of Cascade Way, was taken into custody by local police this past Friday afternoon.

Easter egg hunt

Rod Smith/Daily Sun News

Grandview girls victorious

GRANDVIEW - Last Saturday's match-up between the Grandview and Quincy tennis teams was bittersweet for the Greyhounds.

Vikes falter late in home twin bill

MABTON - The Mabton baseball team showed improvement in a home SCAC West doubleheader with Highland last Saturday, but still lost both games by scores of 11-0 and 14-3.

DEATH NOTICE

KATHERINE D. HALEY

KATHERINE D. HALEY

Friday, April 6

Hollmeyer nails down two wins in 58th annual city bowling tourney

Chris Hollmeyer, you might say, is a team player.

Byam named top firefighter in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - As soon as he turned 18, Joel Byam applied for a volunteer firefighter position at his hometown fire department. Now, seven years later, he finds himself promoted to lieutenant. a certified EMT and was recently named Grandview's Firefighter of the Year.

'F' as in Frank

An Easter to remember

An Easter to remember

Miss Cinco de Mayo candidate wants to spread anti-drug message

Alejandra Bobadilla has an anti-drug, anti-alcohol message, and she's hoping the title of Miss Cinco de Mayo can help further it.

Jennie's Journey

A weight has been lifted from me

A weight has been lifted from me

Mini hydros headed to Hisey Park

GRANGER - Starting Sunday, April 22, and every second and fourth Sunday from then through September, miniature radio-controlled hydro boats will hit the pond at Granger's Hisey Park.

Young, excited and ready to take charge

1999 Sunnyside High School graduate named Lynwood High School head football coach

1999 Sunnyside High School graduate named Lynwood High School head football coach

Grandview Junior Miss program slated for evening of April 14

Grandview Junior Miss program slated for April 14

Antigua Cupcaptured by golfers from the 'South'

KENNEWICK - They weren't whistling Dixie, but the boys from the South got the best of the Northerners in the latest rendition of the Civil War.

Thursday, April 5

Miss Washington pays visit to Rotarians in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Miss Washington Kristen Eddings was the featured guest speaker at the Grandview Rotary meeting this past Wednesday.

'Insider' appointed to Housing Authority

Sunnyside's newest appointee to the city's Housing Authority, Mae Haney, describes herself as an "insider".

State clears Radder, Schenck of charges

Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder and Deputy Chief Phil Schenck were both cleared of wrongdoing on Tuesday by the Washington State Attorney General's office.

OBITUARY

CHARLES L. HAGERMAN

CHARLES L. HAGERMAN

Wednesday, April 4

Grandview council sees little validity in report that concludes Latinos not well represented in political process

GRANDVIEW - Last night's Grandview City Council study session discussion centered around a report from a college student regarding representation of Latinos on political councils and boards.

Daybreak Rotarians get sneak peek at 'Chamber Macbeth' performances

An effort to make sure every high school student in the U.S. has a chance to see a professional theatrical performance of a Shakespearean play is the momentum behind "Chamber Macbeth" to be performed next week at Sunnyside High School.

Police still investigating two separate shooting incidents

The Sunnyside Police Department is investigating two separate shooting incidents from earlier this week.

Old-fashioned word of mouth used to announce Platt move from S'side to new G'view store

GRANDVIEW - One look at the new Platt facility located on Stover Loop in Grandview and one is aware the change is grand.

WORDS FROM WASHINGTON

New bill targets dam removal

New bill targets dam removal

Sunnyside temperatures warmer than normal

Sunny skies during the month of March brought warmer than normal temperatures for this time of year.

'F' as in Frank

Spring pruning

Spring pruning

Grandview's top firemen honored

GRANDVIEW - Several Grandview firefighters have been recognized for their outstanding service by their peers at a recent awards banquet.

For trout fishing fans, April 28 is New Year's Day

For hundreds of thousands of Washington residents, the new year really begins April 28.

GUEST COLUMN

Finding grace when your spouse is annoying

Finding grace when your spouse is annoying

Emergency personnel train to rescue victims from trenches

Members of the Sunnyside Fire Department, Grandview Fire Department and Sunnyside Public Works Department underwent trench rescue training this past Monday and Tuesday.

Grizzly rally falls short at Eastmont

EAST WENATCHEE - In a tale of what might have been, the 3A Sunnyside boys soccer team outplayed 4A Eastmont, a Columbia Basin League foe, for most of yesterday's match.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Bring on the hillbillies and let the election begin

Bring on the hillbillies and let the election begin

Tuesday, April 3

Sunnyside temperatures warmer than normal

Sunny skies during the month of March brought warmer than normal temperatures for this time of year.

OBIT

MARY ANN ELIZABETH NELSON

MARY ANN ELIZABETH NELSON

OBITS

SHARRON FAY WAYMIRE

SHARRON FAY WAYMIRE

Grandview's top firemen honored

GRANDVIEW - Several Grandview firefighters have been recognized for their outstanding service by their peers at a recent awards banquet.

Monday, April 2

Bickleton High Pirates third at Simcoe Invite

GOLDENDALE - The Bickleton Pirates persevered at the Simcoe Invite this past Saturday, where both the boys and girls teams claimed third place honors.

Sunnyside shuts down Southridge Suns, 3-0

Alex Aguilar scored two goals and assisted on a third in leading the Sunnyside boys soccer team to a 3-0 Columbia Basin League victory over Southridge last Saturday.

Los Angeles based evangelical speaker reaches out to local youth

Los Angeles-based evangelical speaker Luis Mangandi brought his message to Sunnyside's Christian Reformed Church this past weekend, ministering to parents and children of the community.

Lightning singes Sunnyside Christian girls

UNION GAP - The LaSalle Lightning eked out a pair of one-run victories against the Sunnyside Christian High School girls softball team last Friday.