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Jennie McGhan

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Sunnyside teams, Prosser remain undefeated in Week 3

Grizzlies, Knights upend Oregon opponents — at home and away

Three area teams have started the 2016 high school football season perfect 3-0 records.

Prosser perfect, so far

Grandview, Granger and Mabton lose on gridiron

The Lower Yakima Valley’s 2A teams won one and lost one in Friday night football action.

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Patriots edge Vikings, 25-20

The Vikings suffered their second loss of the season Friday, falling 20-25 to Liberty Christian.

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Eastmont wins swim meet

At last night’s swim meet, Sunnyside High School lost to visiting Eastmont, 125-60, at Lions Pool.

Granger blanks Goldendale

Sunnyside, Mabton girls lose matches

The high school girls soccer team got its first win of the season, doing so in great fashion.

Mabton closer to first win

The Vikings were within striking distance of getting a victory during last night’s volleyball action.

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Eisenhower wins four races at meet

The host of yesterday’s Big 9 cross country meet won both the girls and boys junior varsity and varsity races.

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Gridiron preview: Grandview seeks league victory

Pina, Gomez return to field

The high school football team has its sights set on a victory over the Red Devils at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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Vikings face newly-minted 2B team

Eliminating early mistakes key to victory

The Vikings football team will host a team that was in last year’s 1B state championship game.

Knights defeat Mabton, 3-0

Grandview, Granger girls win matches

A team that has yet to play at home defeated its host last night.

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Mustangs win in shootout

Granger, Mabton lose matches

Two area 2A soccer teams faced one another in a non-league match decided in a shootout last night.

Mabton upends Warden

Vikings bring home 27-22 gridiron victory

The Cougars were counting on home field advantage, but one Lower Yakima Valley team had a surprise for the host.

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Knights crush Eagles, 72-6

Sunnyside Christian now 2-0 for season

Sunnyside Christian crushed host Yakama Tribal, 72-6, in 1B high school football action Friday night.

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Granger runs over White Swan

With win, Spartans still undefeated

The Spartans knocked off the White Swan Cougars, 41-12, during their Friday night home-opener in Granger.

Ellensburg blanks Greyhounds, 62-0

Prosser dominates Toppenish

The No. 9-ranked Bulldogs routed Grandview, 62-0, in a Central Washington Athletic Conference matchup.

2016 Pentathalon —Moses Lake

Two Sunnyside divers in Top 8 at jamboree event

Prosser wins

Of the three Lower Yakima Valley soccer teams that competed last night, one won its match.

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Grandview defeats Davis

Mabton falls in three to Toppenish

The 2A Grandview Greyhounds defeated host 4A Davis last night, 25-7, 25-20, 26-24.

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Mabton swimmer stands alone

Kaitlyn Ott leads by example

One young girl has chosen to be the sole representative for her school, competing in swim team

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Swim teams young, hopeful

Prosser and Grandview lose 15 seniors total

It’s a season filled with promise, but two Lower Yakima Valley swim teams are looking to their veterans to lead younger, less experienced teammates.

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Match ends in tie

Sunnyside shows improvement

A non-league soccer match between two Lower Yakima Valley rivals ended in a tie, 1-1, last night.

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Granger celebrates Menudo

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Prosser wins season opener

Grizzly volleyball team is young

Two Lower Yakima Valley volleyball teams faced each other to open the season last night.

K-9 unit return eyed

Texas man wants to donate dogs

It’s been nearly a year since the Police Department’s K-9 officer was shot and killed, and the department is looking at reviving the program.

FruitSmart buys Prosser plant, plans expansion

Growth sought for Twin City Foods site

A 335,000-square foot, 19-acre facility in the middle of town is under new ownership.

Woman sentenced for stabbing ex

A Sunnyside woman entered into a plea agreement for stabbing her ex-boyfriend in the back and has been sentenced.

Grandview to review social media

City Council to consider policy options

The city does not have a Facebook or other social media account, but the City Council may decide to fix that.

Local faces 24 firearm theft charges

Guns stolen from Ace Hardware

A Sunnyside man is in court today for a preliminary hearing, facing 24 counts of theft of a firearm, first-degree trafficking in stolen property, money laundering and four counts of possession of unlawful firearms.

Longtime dean leaving for new job

A local community college dean is moving on.

Crews gain control

Range 12 Fire 60 percent contained

A wildfire that started Saturday about 12 miles north of town is 60 percent contained.

Defendant enters guilty plea in homicide

Man to serve six months for role in shooting

One of three people believed responsible for the shooting death of a former Sunnyside man entered a plea Monday.

Francik, Jenkin lead 16th district race

The local School Board chairman may be advancing to the Nov. 8 general election for the 16th Legislative District, Pos. No. 1 seat.

Mabton settles lawsuit

City pays $17,000 to former worker

The city has agreed to pay a former employee $17,000 in exchange for releasing it from any claims he has.

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Ward Gap fire contained

State fire crews are completing mop-ups and containment of the Ward Gap Fire.

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Wildfires continue to rage in the region

Range 12 Fire at 175,000 acres

Firefighters continue to battle the Range 12 Fire and several others in the region.

Armed robbery suspect pleads guilty

Second suspect awaits additional hearing, trial

A 19-year-old from Grandview has entered a guilty plea fin connection with a local armed robbery that happened in March.

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Prosser evacuees return home

Residents are returning to their homes today after the South Ward Gap Fire prompted evacuations.

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Range 12 fire advances on Hanford

60,000 acres already burned

Crews are bracing for another hot day on the Range 12 fire line today.

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Proposed $90 million budget set for approval next month

The School Board will have an opportunity to approve the proposed $90 million fiscal 2016-17 budget during a its Aug. 25 meeting.

Two area men sentenced in shooting

Grandview man gets more than 18 years; Sunnyside resident gets 7

Two Lower Yakima Valley men accused of killing a man at a Pasco night club last August will serve time.

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Wildfire burns thousands of acres near Zillah

Fire weather watch issued for Saturday

A hill that reaches from state Highway 24 to the Cheyne landfill was ablaze last night.

Schools budget discussion slated

$90 million financial plan topic of meeting

The School Board will hear highlights of the proposed $90 million fiscal 2016-17 budget during a 7:30 p.m. meeting today.

Lawyer charged with sex crime

Grandview native released after hearing

A former Yakima County deputy prosecuting attorney is being charged with indecent liberties with forcible compulsion.

Reading program reaches local schools

More than 919 Yakima County readers will be reading more this summer, thanks to a county wide summer program.

Three street projects OK’d in Mabton

B Street construction under way

The city’s plans to improve streets are one step closer to being complete.

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New Mabton police chief sworn in

Former Spokane Tribe detective at the helm

The city’s third police chief this year was sworn into office last night.

Mabton schools OK $12.27 million budget

Spending to increase $300K next year

The School District last night unanimously approved a $12.27 million budget for the upcoming school year, an increase of about $300,000 over the 2015-16 school year.

Grandview man faces drug charges

Flores accused of possessing, dealing narcotics

A local man will be arraigned Aug. 5 following his arrest last week on multiple drug charges.

Accommodation process on agenda

The city’s ordinances may be changed to allow an accommodation process for people with disabilities.

Potential power deal to be topic of forum

Benton REA, Yakama Power hear from public

A forum giving the public a chance to ask questions and provide opinions on a potential change in power services is planned for Tuesday.