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Bob Story

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Sunnyside Christian wins twice on Zillah diamond

A pair of stellar pitching performances by Wyatt Hoff and Brandon Moore were the keys to a doubleheader sweep by the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team yesterday afternoon.

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Whalen leads Ephrata to GHS invitational title

East Valley’s Raab claims medalist honors

East Valley’s Andrew Raab took home top individual honors from yesterday’s Grandview High School Golf Invitational.

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Bangs makes a bang for Sunnyside Christian

Triple play key in win over Naches

Baseball can be a strange game. Just ask Sunnyside Christian High School junior Ryan Bangs.

Renovation project

Newly hired assistant coach Glenn Braman has been tasked with rebuilding the Grandview High School girls’ golf team.

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Tiger turns in low round at three-team golf competition

Yes, it was a Tiger (no, not that Tiger) who scorched Black Rock Creek Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a 4-over-par 76.

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Mabton falls in quarter-finals to Borderites

WIAA Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament

When only three players can get the ball to drop through the hoop, and collectively a team makes just 16 percent of its shots from the field, a win is hard to come by. Especially so, if that team is playing at the WIAA Class 1A State Girls Basketball Tournament.

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Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies bound for Tacoma Dome

Coach Rick Puente’s assessment that all 12 girls on his roster contributed mightily in last Saturday’s 61-45 State Sectional win over Auburn Mountainview couldn’t ring more true.

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Sweet 16

Lady Grizzlies Regional champs

It would come as no surprise if a construction crew had to be called in to reattach the roof to the Sunnyside High School gymnasium.

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SHS Grizzlies Big Nine champs

For Sunnyside, there is no ‘I’ in team.


Holey smokes! Just when it looked like Selah had control of last night’s District tournament play-in game, the roof fell in on the Vikings.


Big Nine League title up for grabs this Friday

YAKIMA – Eleven…that’s the magic number for the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team.

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SHS girls clip Hanford Falcons

In a sense, it was poetic justice. The only Sunnyside player the Falcons were able to contain last night - Selena Rubacava - was the one who burst Hanford’s final bubble.

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Conference title showdown looms

Assuming the unlikely doesn’t happen in the final stages of conference play, the Valentine’s Day match-up between Sunnyside and Moses Lake will be for all the marbles.

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Lady Knights lean on Van Belle in 51-33 win over DeSales Irish

Girls Prep Basketball

The state’s seventh-ranked class 2B team, the DeSales Irish, had no answer for Sunnyside Christian’s Stormee Van Belle last night.

Sunnyside one game out of Big Nine League lead

Alvarez heating up as season wears on

The thing about Sunnyside this season, on any given night each of the girls who suits up is capable of leading the offensive charge.

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Two wins propel Lady Grizzlies into three-way tie for top spot in league

SHS Coach Rick Puente has more weapons at his disposal than a two-star general sending a full battalion into battle.

Opportunity to grab league lead eludes SHS girls

Golden opportunities…they don’t come along all that often. But when they do, winners usually seize them and capture the moment.

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SHS girls sting ’Stangs

Prosser brought little to the table last Friday, which opened the door for Sunnyside to feast on a 64-24 win.

Sunnyside improves Big Nine record to 3-1

After dismantling the offensively challenged Eisenhower Cadets last Friday night, Sunnyside emerged victorious on Saturday in a wild shootout against the Moses Lake Chiefs.

Knights fall by single point to Cougars

WHITE SWAN – “It’s a game we should have won,” Sunnyside Christian Coach Brian Bosma said.

Last year’s league MVP powers SHS to win

KENNEWICK – Last season’s Big Nine League player of the year, Jordan Rodriguez, led a spirited effort by the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team last night.

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Sunnyside splits Big Nine openers

Girls Prep Basketball

Second-half shooting woes cost the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team last Friday. Davis took advantage of that and rallied after intermission for a 61-50 victory.

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Second-half surge by SHS key in win over Lady ’Hounds

Girls Prep Basketball

Sunnyside broke open a tight contest last night with a 41-27 second-half surge, which lifted the 3A Lady Grizzly basketball team to a convincing 71-53 non-league victory at 2A Grandview.

SHS girls win season opener

Substituting freely and without fear of a letdown, Coach Rick Puente got exactly what he was hoping for in last Friday’s season opener against the 2A East Valley Red Devils.

Election results should clear the way for unbiased police chief evaluations

The posse, as I and my circle of friends refer to them, flamed out in the General Election earlier this week.

School district completes final chapter in severing ties with two S’side teachers

A teacher the Sunnyside School District has been attempting to sever ties with for just over a year tendered her resignation last week.

Extracurricular expenses

Roughly $300,000 and counting…that’s the ballpark figure the Sunnyside School District is on the hook for in attempting to sever ties with two teachers.

Lions claim 45-21 victory in battle of winless teams

Prep Football

The Kennewick Lions are off the snide. The Sunnyside Grizzlies, however, are still in search of their first victory of the year.

Gridiron collapse

Prep Football

Grizzlies drop first road game of 2013 season by score of 51-6

SHS harriers have long road ahead of them

Prep Cross-Country

YAKIMA – Sunnyside High School’s cross-country squads didn’t exactly get off to a flying start in Big Nine League action Thursday afternoon.

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2008 SHS graduate now holding reins of Lady Grizzly volleyball program

Working under the direction of her father as the JV coach last season, 2008 Sunnyside High School graduate Jordyne Jaquish is now at the helm of the Lady Grizzly volleyball program.

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Not much rest for congressman during summer break

Other than a family reunion in Portland, Ore. this past weekend, U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings is using the summer break from Washington D.C. to visit the folks he represents. It’s no small task, as his constituents live from as far south as the Columbia Gorge to as far north as the Canadian border.

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Two Black Rock Creek golfers turn in strong efforts at Yakima Amateur invite

If you’re using your fingers to count the number of Yakima Amateur Invitational titles Dusty Frontis has won, plan on using two hands. The Yakima golfer claimed his sixth championship this past weekend.

SCHS ‘nine’ generates just one run in two losses to Benton City

The Sunnyside Christian High School summer baseball team got off to a less than auspicious start in Three Rivers Senior Babe Ruth League play last Thursday.

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