Somehow, some way, the Sunnyside-based Black Rock Creek Golf Course team squandered what looked to be an insurmountable lead in the Lower Valley’s version of the Ryder Cup this past weekend.
Sometimes, a team’s ‘A’ game isn’t needed to get the job done. Such was the case last Friday, when Mabton’s football team – despite committing several blunders - still handily put away the Kittitas Coyotes, 27-0.
With sophomore Dallas Borrego and senior Jeniya Guillen leading the way, Sunnyside edged Chiawana for top honors in the girls team scoring for class 2A, 3A and 4A schools at the Pasco Bulldog Cross-Country Invite last Saturday.
If you’re a Lower Yakima Valley prep football fan, one of those “can’t miss” games pops up on the schedule this coming Friday.
Eric Inions cards tourney low 2-over-par 146
It was a roller coaster type ride for Eric Inions. He was one of several Zillah athletes who excelled this past weekend at Sunnyside’s Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
The Minnesota dentist who shot a rare African lion on an animal reserve in Zimbabwe earlier this month, with a bow and arrow, and then claimed he was led to believe the hunt was legal.
Based on last night’s season opening meet between the visiting Toppenish Tarpons and the host Sharks, the Sunnyside boys 10&U contingent isn’t going to lose a lot of races this summer.
YAKIMA – You can’t commit six errors and muster just two hits at the plate – not playing Big Nine League baseball - and expect to come away with a postseason berth.
WENATCHEE – After completing a three-game sweep of the Eisenhower Cadets last week, Sunnyside’s baseball team took a major step backwards yesterday in getting 10-runned by the Wenatchee Panthers.
Sunnyside, in terms of its high school baseball program, crossed a couple of pretty big thresholds last Friday.
Getting a complete game, three-hit pitching performance from right-handed hurler Eric Heisey – as well as a 3-for-4 hitting performance from center fielder Tim Martinez – the Sunnyside High School baseball team throttled the visiting Eisenhower Cadets yesterday afternoon, 11-1.
Sunnyside was unable to make its early 3-0 lead stand up last Friday, as the West Valley High School baseball team rallied down the stretch to subdue the host Grizzlies.
YAKIMA – Granted, the Sunnyside High School baseball team got 10-runned again, but this time around the Grizzlies didn’t go down without a fight.
MOSES LAKE – Sunnyside High School’s baseball team sure is making the other guys look like world beaters.
With more than 400 victories between them on the prep gridirons of Washington and Oregon, as well as a combined seven state titles, football coaches Ken Potter and Steve Graff just might have a bit of insight into what it takes to build a winner.
Throw out the six-pack of runs the Chiefs rang up against Sunnyside the last inning, you had an honest to goodness ball game in town yesterday afternoon.
Too many errors, and too much of shortstop Matt Sutherland, did in the Sunnyside High School baseball team last Friday.
It’s difficult to see from the bleachers, but Sunnyside Coach Pete Marquez insists the Grizzly baseball team is improving each time it takes to the diamond.
Back to the drawing board!
Seven golfers shot sub-80 rounds yesterday at the annual Grandview Boys Golf Invitational, staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
Granted, it’s early in the season, but bottom line…you can’t commit eight errors in two games and expect to come away a winner.
The Curlew Cougars connected on 12-of-16 shots from the free throw line in the closing three-and-a-half minutes to fend off the Sunnyside Christian High School boys’ basketball team last Saturday, 54-49.
The mission was simple. Pulling it off, well, that was going to take a Herculean-type effort.
Brushing aside – for a third time this season – the Yakama Tribal Eagles, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys’ basketball team claimed the District championship last Friday night.
TAHOLA – Twelve hours round trip, deep into the heart of Quinault Indian Reservation territory on the Washington state coastline…that’s the long journey that faced the Bickleton High School girls’ basketball team this past weekend.
Thanks to what some might describe as Lindsay Brown’s best performance of the season, the Bickleton High School girls’ basketball team is moving on in the class 1B playoffs.
With District tournament wins over Bickleton and Yakama Tribal last weekend, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team now has Spokane squarely in its sights.
GRANDVIEW – It’s not exactly the kind of momentum you’re looking for when you’re about to enter postseason play.
GRANDVIEW – The Greyhounds are looking to avert a fourth straight loss in their league-ending contest tonight (Tuesday) against the visiting Selah Vikings.
Not bad. Not bad at all for a team returning only two players off last year’s squad that saw any real time with the varsity.
A win is a win is a…well, it’s not always a win.
Tried and true…a Grizzly through and through.
TOPPENISH – Refusing to give up any easy baskets from inside the key, forcing shots to come from the perimeter, the Yakama Tribal Eagles dealt the Sunnyside Christian Knights a 64-56 loss Tuesday evening.
It was a proverbial cakewalk for the Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team this past weekend. The Knights rolled to a pair of 77-20 and 66-23 wins over Glenwood and Klickitat, respectively.
BURBANK – Battling back from a 13-point deficit in the late going, Sunnyside Christian nearly got the best of the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes Tuesday evening.
Neither Trout Lake nor Bickleton could contain 6’6” senior Darren Broersma last Friday and Saturday.
Sunnyside Christian ran both Klickitat and Lyle/Wishram out of the gym last Friday and Saturday.
Entertaining – with a capital ‘E’. That’s one way to describe last night’s match-up between the Yakama Tribal and Sunnyside Christian boys basketball teams.
Connecting on 11-of-12 field goal attempts in the third quarter, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team rallied past the visiting DeSales Irish this past Saturday, 59-42.
Senior Alyssa Nash, held in check the first half of last Friday’s game by Sunnyside Christian, exploded for 18 points after intermission to lead the Mabton High School girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 68-56 win.
With speed to burn, the Mabton Vikings zipped past the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team last Friday, 57-42.
Coach Glenn Braman says they weren’t pretty, nonetheless, the Grandview High School boys basketball team picked up a couple of victories on the road this past weekend.
Solid, physically athletic and with a deep bench, the class 1A Naches Valley Rangers wore down a depleted Sunnyside Christian line-up last night, 43-36.
So far, so good.
The perennial powerhouse Grandview Greyhounds are in unfamiliar territory.
With one game under their belts, the Grandview Greyhounds will be looking to get into the win column tonight (Tuesday).
For some families, going on vacation means flying off to California for a four-night stay at Disneyland. For others, it’s enjoying the crackling fireplace in a cozy bungalow that’s within a stone’s throw of the ocean.
Recall the old television commercial, the one that was easy to ignore because your mind told you something like that could never happen here?
It wasn’t the most polished of efforts, but as some say, a win is a win.