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Jennie McGhan

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Coaches happy with boys jamboree

Grandview ties game with Grizzlies, 34-34

Coaches for the Grizzlies, Grandview Greyhounds and Wapato Wolves were able to see how well their teams will fare in competition at last night’s Sunnyside Boys Basketball Jamboree.

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Players return for first-ever Sunnyside alumni games

A fundraiser for the Grizzlies basketball program provided alumni a chance to show they still have skills Friday.

State semi-final game tomorrow

Edgar Brown Stadium is quiet today, but it will be filled with fans cheering on two teams competing for a chance at the 1B State football championship tomorrow. Sunnyside Christian and Odessa, formerly Odessa-Harrington, will be on the gridiron in tomorrow’s 4 p.m. State semi-final game tomorrow.

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Two newcomers join Zillah veteran

The Zillah Leopards swim team is working hard for coach Jake Kessler, who also coaches West Valley (Yakima) and Naches.

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Mustangs have small, untested swim team

The Mustangs have a new head coach and three newcomers to the swim team this season.

Individual strides expected

Just one freshman joins Greyhounds

With just six members on the team, Grandview High School swim team coach Patrick Elerding is hoping this season will be one in which there are a lot of individual strides.

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Girls swim team members recognized

High point swimmers are Blount and Perez

The Grandview and Prosser girls swim coaches last night honored their school’s student athletes during a joint awards dinner.

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Knights charge into state 1B semi-finals

From the first possession, the Sunnyside Christian Knights took charge of Friday’s 1B state quarter-final game against Cusick at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

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Eagles expected to be tough opponent

Girls look for challenge from bigger schools

Two coaches seeking a successful season in the Greater Columbia Gorge 1B league have vastly different seasons in front of them.

SCAC expected to be challenge

For veteran basketball coach Andy Affholter and first-year boys coach David Morse of the Spartans, the South Central Washington Athletic Conference is expected to be tough.

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CWAC promises to be challenging

Greyhounds coaches are expecting the season to be full of formidable competition.

Fall athletes lauded by staff, league

Players recognized in separate gatherings

Athletes who participated in Grizzlies fall sports were recently recognized for their hard work and effort.

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Woman injured in crash

Other driver failed to give right of way

A Mabton woman on her way to a card game is suffering minor injuries after her car struck another vehicle Monday.

Conference presents its own challenges

The Columbia Basin Big 9 is highly competitive.

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Leopards fall to Newport, 13-6

First-round playoff loss ends season

The Leopards’ hopes of winning a 1A state football title ended Friday night. The Newport Grizzlies defeated the Leopards, 13-6, in the first round of the 1A State Football Championships.

Koerner, Mesmore qualify for second day

Of four Zillah swimmers competing in the 2A State Swim Championships at King County Aquatics Center last week, two qualified for B finals Saturday.

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Knights advance to quarter-finals

For the second year in a row the Knights advance to the 1B State quarter-final game.

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ACH girls eliminate Sunnyside Christian

The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team’s hopes of a trophy were dashed in three sets by Almira-Coulee-Hartline on Friday morning at the 1B State Volleyball Tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Warriors opened the 8 a.m. match with a 25-18 set win. They won the second set, 25-17 and clinched their bid for the fifth/sixth-place trophy match with a 25-16 win.

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Bowling team filled with fresh faces

2017—2018 Sunnyside High School Bowling

It’s encouraging to have so many explore a new interest in any sport.

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Knights fall to consolation brackets

Friday start at 8 a.m. in loser-out affair

The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team is competing in the 1B State Volleyball Championships at the Yakima Valley SunDome today. They made it into today’s consolation brackets after defeating Providence Classical Christian, 3-0, yesterday morning.

All league honors extended in SCAC

Ely is named football Coach of the Year

The fall 2017 South Central Athletic Conference-West all league selections include a large contingency from the Spartans, as well as nearby Zillah.

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Sunnyside team wins championship

Last Saturday one group of youngsters was fired up and ready for action, facing the challenge of their young lives.

Leopard swimmers set sights on State

Swimmers from across the state are converging on King County Aquatic Center on Friday for the State Swim Championships.

Granger, Prosser eliminated at Districts

The Spartans were one of two Lower Yakima Valley volleyball teams denied a State berth last Saturday. Prosser was the other team.

Knights on courts at 1B State tomorrow

First match is 9:45 a.m.

After being battle-tested in their playoff match against Naselle last Saturday, the Knights volleyball team will open tomorrow’s 1B State tournament against Providence Classical Christian.

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Harriers take center stage at State meet

The best showing from among the Lower Yakima Valley cross country runners at the State Cross Country Championships came from 1A Zillah.

Granger beat by Connell

Spartans season ends

The Granger Spartans saw their bid for a 1A State berth slip through their fingers Friday.

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On to State

Leopards pull off 56-34 victory for state berth

The battle between the Leopards and Kiona-Benton Bears on Friday looked fierce.

Pullman eliminates Mustangs from state with one-point win

It’s the second year-in-a-row

For the second year-in-a-row, Pullman upset Prosser’s hopes of competing in the 2A State playoffs with a 1-point win.

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Grizzlies end season with 28-12 loss to Eastmont

Bragging rights were on the line for the Grizzlies and the Eastmont Wildcats on Friday.

Knights, Leopards to host playoff games

For gridiron fans, the Lower Yakima Valley has two teams competing in the first round of the state playoffs Friday. Sunnyside Christian hosts Pateros in 1B action at Clem Senn Field at 6 p.m. The Billy Goats (5-4) are hoping to upset the undefeated Knights (10-0), tied No. 1 in the Associated Press polls with 9-0 Odessa. Odessa, formerly Odessa-Harrington, ended the Knights’ season in the state semi-finals last year and was the eventual state champion. Odessa faces Almira/Coulee-Hartline (9-1), whose only loss this season was to Sunnyside Christian. The winners of the two games will face each other Nov. 17. The 1A Zillah Leopards are also in action Friday. The No.8-ranked Leopards (9-1) host the Newport Bears (8-1) at 7 p.m. on Andy Collins Memorial Field. Friday’s winner hosts the winner of the Connell-Colville playoff game Nov. 17.

Trial for former teacher reset again

Attorneys will try to reach plea for second time

The case against a former Grandview High School physical education teacher and track coach charged with exploiting a minor and three other charges was continued again last Friday. Zachary Joseph Sybouts, 27, was in Yakima County Superior Court for a hearing before Judge Kevin S. Naught, who agreed to continue the case.

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Knights are league champs

In what’s been their typical fashion, the Sunnyside Christian Knights football team got an early foothold on last night’s game.

Harriers head to state meet

Cross country competitors from all classifications across the state are competing in the 2017 State Cross Country Championships at Sun Willows Golf Course on Saturday.

Venue of the Year awarded to local group

Dry Creek wins 4-of-5 years in a row

Organizers of the annual Northwest Nitro Nationals Pro Hillclimb are home from Las Vegas after receiving another Venue of the Year Award at the North American Hillclimbers Association awards banquet.

Sunnyside swim team ends season at Districts

Seven qualify for consolations

The Grizzlies swim team traveled to Manta Ray Aquatics Center this past Thursday through Saturday for the District Swim and Dive meet.

Spartans to compete in District semi-final Saturday

Thanks to a 3-1 victory against the Eagles in yesterday’s first round of District play, the Granger Spartans have a chance at competing in the championship match Saturday.

Replay ends with loss

What was a winning game is now a loss for the Mabton Vikings football team.

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Area swimmers qualify for state

Koerner wins two events at District meet

The Grandview, Prosser and Zillah girls swim teams competed at the District 5/7 swim meet at Gibb Pool on the Washington State University campus Friday and Saturday.

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Community a priority for Little Grapplers program

Program still strong with 15 years of effort

For anyone who is unable to appreciate all the good in the community, they haven’t met the people behind the Little Grapplers wrestling program.

Grandview-Prosser swimmers outpaced

The Grandview and Prosser girls swim teams lost to Pullman on Saturday.

CWAC teams to play league playoffs

Preparing for this Friday’s Central Washington Athletic Conference playoffs between the north and south divisions, two Lower Yakima Valley teams are poised for action.

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Grizzlies unable to upset No. 1 team

In spite of getting within 2 points of Camas in the third quarter, the Grizzlies were unable to get past the No. 1 team in the state in the fourth stanza Friday.

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Leopards end Spartans win streak

The Spartans were 7-0 going into the rivalry game against 6-1 Zillah on Friday.

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Mabton homecoming game ends in disappointment

It was homecoming for the Vikings, but Tri City Prep upset the celebratory mood with a 34-6 victory over its host.

Sunnyside Christian is still undefeated

Two games remain in regular season

The Knights are now 8-0 with two games remaining in the regular season.

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Police investigate drive-by shootings

Grandview man wounded; Prosser house hit by gunfire

Two drive-by shootings Friday are under investigation, including one that resulted in a man being struck by a bullet in the leg.

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Soccer teams struggle against foes

The Spartans were struck by Lightning last night, losing the girls soccer match, 10-0.

Swimmers finish league championship

The Sunnyside girls swim team is wrapping up its regular season in preparation for the District meet.

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Volleyball teams kill it in three sets

Sunnyside Christian, Granger and Prosser all defeated their opponents in three volleyball sets last night.