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Jennie McGhan

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Granger girls fifth at state

Okanogan Bulldogs top Spartans, 59-39

There were tears of joy and despair Saturday at the end of the third-place trophy game between Okanogan and Granger.

Grizzlies sixth at Hardwood Classic

The Sunnyside Grizzlies girls basketball team was one of five Lower Yakima Valley teams to claim hardware in the Hardwood Classic.

Grizzlies compete for fourth-place state trophy Saturday

Sunnyside to face regional foe Central Valley (Spokane) at 9:30 a.m.

Sunnyside, Central Valley (Spokane) rematch slated in state 4A trophy game.

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Granger to play Okanogan for third-place

Spartans, Bulldogs fall in semifinals Friday night

Granger girls fall to Mount Baker, 58-65; Okanogan loses to Cashmere, 36-41

Knights boys topple Neah Bay

Sunnyside Christian upended No. 1-ranked Neah Bay, 58-48, last night.

Sunnyside girls fall, 48-47

Although the Sunnyside Grizzlies girls basketball team fell 48-47 in the final moments of yesterday’s quarterfinal against Glacier Peak, there’s still a chance to bring home the hardware.

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Granger girls advance to 1A semifinals

The Granger Spartans girls took charge of yesterday’s quarterfinal game against Meridian and never looked back.

Zillah boys advance

The Zillah Leopards boys basketball team handily won yesterday’s quarterfinal, 81-54, against Cascade Christian.

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Devastating loss gives team hope for future

Cox only Mustang senior; team plans return

The Prosser Mustangs girls team was happy to bring their program to the Hardwood Classic after a 7-year drought.

Sunnyside girls make comeback

Second have surge powers Grizzlies to 55-46 win

It was a tale of two halves for the Sunnyside Grizzlies girls team.

Prosser boys open against Wapato

Statebound: Hardwood Classic starts with loser-out games

The Prosser boys basketball team won its regional game Saturday, 73-58, ending Centralia’s season.

Sunnyside Christian boys await Neah Bay-Taholah winner

Keeping their eye on a state 1B Hardwood Classic title, the Sunnyside Christian boys clinched a state quarterfinal victory Saturday by defeating Chief Kitsap, 42-17.

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Central Valley girls top Sunnyside

Statebound: Hardwood Classic starts with loser-out games

Although they lost, 49-63, Saturday to defending state Central Valley, Sunnyside girls shouldn’t be ashamed.

Knights overwhelm Taholah, 75-26

Sunnyside Christian earned a state berth Saturday by overpowering Taholah, 75-26, at Chiawana High School.

Mabton girls return to 2B Hardwood Classic

For the fourth consecutive year, the Mabton girls basketball team has a chance at a state trophy.

Granger ousted from state tournament

The Granger Spartans boys basketball team’s hopes of playing at the Hardwood Classic this week were dashed by LaSalle on Friday in the regional loser-out game at Davis High School.

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Bound for state

Spartans play Thursday, Prosser plays Wednesday

The Granger Spartans girls basketball team is in the state quarter-final game, having defeated Bellevue Christian, 62-41, on Friday at Davis High School.

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Grizzlies fighting back

Coming off a difficult loss against Moses Lake last Saturday, the No. 4 Grizzlies are ready to battle against Central Valley (Spokane) tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Knights ready for speedy Bears

The Knights are gearing up for tomorrow’s 2 p.m. regional game at Chiawana High School against the Chief Kitsap Bears.

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Granger in bid for redemption

After losing the district title game to rival Zillah last Saturday, the Spartans are hoping to redeem themselves in the regional tilt against Bellevue Christian on Friday.

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Mustangs anticipate another battle

The road to the regional tournament hasn’t always been smooth for the Mustangs boys basketball team.

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Area swimmers make state finals

Koerner, Russell, Valenzuela pace Lower Yakima Valley

Although none of the Lower Valley swimmers from Zillah, Grandview and Prosser were among the Top 8, a couple made it into the finals at the state swimming championships at Weyerhauser King County Aquatics Center last Friday and Saturday.

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Grizzlies claim 3 medals

Only one Sunnyside wrestler brought home a gold medal Saturday from Mat Classic XXIX.

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Area girls medal at Mat Classic

One area girl won a state title Saturday at the annual Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome.

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Vikings medal, lone Greyhound eliminated

Two Vikings wrestlers medaled at Mat Classic on Saturday in the B division.

Altercation leads to cancelation

Yakama Tribal game against Knights heated up too much

Sunnyside Christian and Yakama Tribal did not play a district championship tie-breaker Wednesday.

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Three area girls named academic champions

Three Lower Yakima Valley girls are among the All-State Academic Champions for the winter season.

Knights ranked No. 2

Two Lower Yakima Valley boys basketball teams are in the Top 3 in the Ratings Percentage Index.

Grandview wrestler advances to 2A Mat Classic

Prosser grapplers eliminated

Only one 2A wrestler from the Lower Yakima Valley medaled at the regional tournament and is headed to the state tournament.

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Granger wins title

Nine Spartans earn regional titles, four earn second place

The Spartans won the regional team title with nine champions and four second-place finishers, tallying 359 points.

Granger girls to play Zillah for 1A district hoops title

Spartans, Leopards win semifinals

The Granger and Zillah girls basketball teams will face off this Saturday for the 1A district championship.

Prosser boys face Toppenish

Mustang girls to play Wapato on Friday night

The high school will be the host site for tonight’s 2A district play-off between the Prosser and Toppenish boys basketball teams.

Five Sunnyside wrestlers advance to state

Romero claims 120-pound regional title

Just one Sunnyside wrestler won a regional championship Saturday at the tournament, which took place at Curtis High School.

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Granger advances at districts

An all or nothing district play-off leaves one area boys basketball team licking its paws as another advances to play for a state berth Saturday.

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Local girls win titles

16 Lower Yakima Valley girls earn state berths

Five girls from the Lower Yakima Valley secured regional championships Saturday.

All three Mabton wrestlers advance to Mat Classic

Mireles to make final state appearance

Three Vikings will compete Friday and Saturday at Mat Classic XXIX.

Greyhounds end season

Chronis tallies more than 1,300 points so far

Grandview was dealt a heartening 73-78 loss to Toppenish last night.

Spartans open district with 62-20 win

Boys open district at Warden tonight

The Spartans advance to tomorrow’s district game against River View or La Salle.

Students gear up to Jumprope for Heart

Elementary school students will be raising funds for the American Heart Association Wednesday.

Postseason hoops action under way

District basketball action started earlier this week for Sunnyside Christian High School and continues tonight for several Lower Yakima Valley teams.

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Cheer squad 6th in division at state

State appearance second in 10 years

The Sunnyside Cheerleading team won sixth-place in the non-tumbling co-ed division at the state competition.

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Sunnyside girls win team title

Granger girls win two titles, Grandview has one champion

The Sunnyside girls wrestling team won the sub-regional title with 170 points Saturday at Hanford High School.

Hoops teams end regular season

The Sunnyside Christian, Prosser and Grandview boys basketball teams have secured berths in the district playoffs.

Knights, Spartans head to playoffs

Sunnyside closes season at Eastmont

The Sunnyside Christian and Granger girls basketball teams are headed to the playoffs.

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1A South Central Athletic Conference-West District action

Granger wins team title, Zillah takes second place

Granger clinched the 1A South Central Athletic Conference-West team title Saturday even before championship bouts began.

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Swimmers qualify for state

Grandview, Prosser teams compete in Pullman event

In addition to competing in the 100-yard breaststroke at the state swim championships Feb. 17-18, Grandview’s Tavian Valenzuela qualified for the 50-yard freestyle this past weekend.

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2B Eastern Washington Athletic Conference District action

Four Mabton grapplers to compete at regionals

Three Mabton Vikings earned district titles Saturday and advance to the 2B regional tournament Saturday.

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2A Central Washington Athletic Conference District action

Toppenish won the Central Washington Athletic Conference’s district wrestling title with 369.5 points Saturday.

Knights post win against Sherman

Sunnyside Christian’s girls won and the boys team lost last night’s games against Sherman, Ore.

Undefeated girls headed to district wrestling tournaments

It’s no easy feat to end the regular season undefeated.