News for Monday, November 4, 2013



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Grizzlies humbled by Eisenhower Cadets

OUCH! After forging an early 7-0 lead on visiting Eisenhower, thanks to a 2-yard TD flip from QB Anthony Herrera to Elijah Pena, Sunnyside yielded seven unanswered touchdowns to the Cadets.

Othello overpowers Grandview Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW – Visiting Othello raced out to a 34-0 lead at Grandview last Friday on the way to a 48-13 thumping of the Greyhound football team.

Mabton ends season with shutout

DAYTON – It was a stellar Friday night under the lights for the Mabton football team.

Vikings plunder Knights’ playoff hopes

GRANGER – In their home finale last Friday at Granger, the improving Sunnyside Christian Knights had a chance to nab their first-ever football playoff berth.

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Four Lady Grizzlies qualify for 3A State meet

ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside High School junior Cassadie Moore grabbed the spotlight, but three of her teammates are basking in a bit of glory of their own, as well.

Grandview places ninth from 13-school field at District 5-7 swim meet

ELLENSBURG – The Grandview High School girls swim team qualified for just one finals event at last Saturday’s District 5-7 meet on the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg.

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Sunnyside stays alive with rally over Kennewick

Arreola’s hat trick keeps Lady Grizzly playoff run going

Battling a nasty wind and a stubborn Kennewick squad, the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly soccer team hung tough in a tight 4-3 playoff win last Saturday.

Season comes to a close for Sunnyside

SPOKANE – None of Sunnyside’s runners qualified at last Saturday’s Regional competition for the 3A State cross-country meet. But, that doesn’t mean the Grizzlies aren’t sitting on a whole lot of potential.

Grandview junior narrowly misses out on advancing to State

TIETON – Eight seconds, that’s all that separated Grandview High School junior Samuel Cuevas from earning a trip to the 2A State cross-country meet.

Lady Knights playoff-bound

The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights finished out the regular season with a victory against the Yakama Tribal Eagles in three sets last Friday, 25-2, 25-8, 25-8.

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Wind damage

Contractors working on the Sunnyside Fire Station have been making much progress, but this past Saturday’s severe winds caused a minor set-back.

Inslee named to climate task force

In an announcement last Friday, President Barack Obama appointed Washington Governor Jay Inslee to the national task force on climate preparedness and resilience.

Water standards meeting set for Nov. 6

The Department of Ecology will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, as part of the process of updating the state’s surface water quality standards for toxic substances, including fish consumption rates.

Suspects sentenced for Jose Correa murder

YAKIMA – The five individuals responsible for murdering Jose Manuel Correa of Granger were sentenced last Friday.

Veterans Day ceremony to be held at plaza

The American Legion will be holding a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11, at Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza in Sunnyside.

Firemen subdue two fires this past weekend

Sunnyside firemen were called out to control a boat fire located in the 100 block of Parkland Drive Sunday afternoon.

Weekend theft reports under investigation by Sunnyside police

Sunnyside police have investigated four reports of theft since last Friday.

Cops arrest juvenile, find stolen property

Officers in Grandview arrested a juvenile yesterday morning (Sunday) on charges of eluding, suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and a minor consuming alcohol, and are expected to add charges of vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

IRS warns of telephone tax scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

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Volunteer efforts positively impact people’s lives in Lower Yakima Valley

Many days of most weeks volunteers are out doing work for other people with little notice or praise, but their efforts pay endless dividends to the clients who receive those services.

Burglars hit Lower Valley

Yakima County Sheriff deputies have responded to three burglary calls since last Friday morning.