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.
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.
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.
The perennial powerhouse Grandview Greyhounds are in unfamiliar territory.
So far, so good.
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.
The Lady Greyhound volleyball players aren’t going to get to rest on their laurels.
Schutt low gross champ, Smith wins low net honors
Andrew Schutt of Sunnyside, this past weekend, bested what some might argue was the best field ever assembled for the annual Banana Belt.
SELAH – The Selah Dolphins, unbeaten in dual-meet action this summer and seeking a fifth consecutive league title, last night dealt the Sunnyside Sharks only their second loss of the season.
Claiming victory in 62 of the 73 races staged last night, the Sunnyside Sharks made off with a convincing 629-129 win over the host Grandview Neptunes.
Round two action got underway for the Sunnyside swim team last Thursday, and it was more of the same for the Sharks.
The Sunnyside Christian Knights didn’t exactly bring their ‘A’ game to last Friday’s home twin bill against visiting Tri-City Prep.
Sunnyside’s Newhouse clan - Gage, Myles and Brielle - combined for eight victories in the individual events last night to spark the Sharks to a tightly contested 418-364 win over the Toppenish Tarpons.
If there were any doubts as to which team is the favorite to win this year’s Mid-Valley Summer Swim League crown, they were laid to rest last night.
A mystery of sorts, one that doesn’t necessarily need to be solved, has surfaced at Sunnyside’s Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Two, two-hit pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep over Grandview yesterday boosted the Sunnyside Christian High School summer baseball team’s record to 4-4 on the season.
Was sitting in my back yard the other night and watched as a robin pulled a worm from my freshly watered grass.
Sunnyside’s Avery Bonzi and Matthew Marquez led a balanced attack by the Sharks last night.
Limiting the visiting Grandview Neptunes to just five wins in the 69 races staged last night, Sunnyside rolled to its third straight victory in Mid-Valley Summer Swim League play.
A last-inning, four-run rally – coupled with a 16-6 blowout in the nightcap – gave the Sunnyside Christian Knights a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Grandview High School summer baseball team Tuesday afternoon.
The Sunnyside boys 10&U swimmers didn’t give up a single point to their Prosser counterparts last night, spearheading the Sharks to a dominating 495-258 victory over the host Piranhas.
Local golf course hosting public ceremony this Saturday, June 14
Troy Monholland, who heads up the American Legion’s traditional flag retirement ceremony in this area, isn’t all that pleased with the reception he got from city officials.
Not facing much of a test in their season opener, the Sunnyside Sharks rang up a convincing 639-60 victory over the Naches Barracudas last night.
Trekking south of the state line, the Sunnyside Christian High School summer baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Stanfield nine yesterday.
Hannah Pond’s goal, simply put, was to make the cut for day-two action at the 2A State girls golf tournament last week.
MEDICAL LAKE – On the plus side, Sunnyside Christian made it as far as the 1B State quarter-finals.
Reportedly, a few bird brains asked the Sunnyside Planning Commission to consider revising the municipal code, the section that prohibits local folks from raising chickens within the city limits.
In golf, after writing a 13 on your scorecard, you pretty much know you’ve shot yourself in the foot and your round is a bust.
Two regulars at Toppenish’s Mt. Adams Country Club, Eric Holden and Laney Anderson, captured top honors in this year’s Bill Christie Memorial Two-Man Best Ball Tournament.