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Jennie McGhan

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Swimmers have high hopes

Greyhounds want to return to state meet

Since its first season — 2012-13 — the Greyhounds boys swim team has made an appearance at the state swim meet.

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Running community supports retired cop

Sage Rat Run participants raising funds

More than a dozen people were at Miller Park on Friday in a show of support for retired Grandview Police officer and Sage Rat Run organizer Mike Akins.

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Sunnyside Christian third at state

Titans win semifinal, 42-40

Not a head is hung following Saturday’s 1B state semifinal football game.

Sparking power line cause of short-term outage

Residents on west side of town experience power interruptions Thanksgiving day

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Greyhounds looking for teamwork

Team debuts at jamboree Monday

A new season of basketball begins Monday for the Greyhounds.

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Athletes lauded at ceremony

Valle, Borrego recipients of electricians award

Grizzlies participating in athletics give their time and effort to represent the school each season.

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Running with turkeys

A forgotten tradition has been revived thanks to the efforts of one high school student and an advisor.

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Prosser boys gear up for hoops season

It’s been a few years since the Mustangs have had so much time to prepare for the basketball season.

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Sunnyside bowlers win

The high school bowling team competed twice this week.

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Spartans wrestling promising

With the season’s first match little more than a week away, the Spartans have set their sights on another 1A state appearance.

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New head coach living his dream

Kerry Griffin looks to reload

A familiar face is at the helm of Vikings boys basketball program this year.

Spartans receive South Central all-league honors

The South Central Athletic Conference has released the names of athletes who have earned all-league selections in cross country, girls soccer and volleyball.

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1981: Linehan leads Grizzlies to league title

Sunnyside growth 35 years in the making

For the first time in 35 years, the Grizzlies competed in the state playoffs.

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Sights on winning one game at a time

One practice, one game, one day and it will all come together.

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Knights remain in state trophy hunt

Sunnyside Christian defeated Cusick, 62-6, earning its place among the Top 8 1B football teams in the state.

Lobbestael named Coach of Year

The Sunnyside Grizzlies’ John Lobbestael has been named Big 9 Football Coach of the Year.

Mabton loses playoff, 13-30

The Vikings football team’s season concluded Saturday ended with a 13-30 loss to Pe Ell/Willapa Valley on Saturday.

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Prosser, Zillah girls swim in state meet

Six area girls competed in the state 2A swim meet over the weekend.

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Best place, ever

Spartans finish third in state 1A volleyball

The Granger Spartans took third place Saturday night in the state 1A volleyball tournament in the Yakima Valley SunDome.

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Knights fifth at state

Sunnyside Christian earned fifth-place honors at the 1B state volleyball tournament Saturday.

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State volleyball action under way

Spartans, Knights seek trophies

The 1B, 2B and 1A state qualifying teams are competing this weekend for coveted state trophies at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

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Sunnyside Christian faces Cusick tomorrow

Winner advances to state playoff

Clem Senn Field is the place to be for football fans, as the Sunnyside Christian Knights take on the Cusick Panthers in a crossover playoff game.

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Maldonado to play college hoops

Local signs with four-year school

Since the age of 5, one local basketball player has been tearing up the courts.

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Mabton upends Oroville, 41-22, for playoff berth

Vikings play Pe Ell/Willapa Valley on Friday

Mabton upended Oroville in Saturday’s play-in game to earn a spot in state 2B football playoffs.

Granger falls to Connell, 56-0

Spartans eliminated from playoffs

Granger lost Friday’s playoff game to the state-ranked No. 3 Eagles Friday, 56-0.

District volleyball champs statebound

Knights compete Friday at 11:30 a.m.

The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team returns to the 1B state volleyball tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Friday.

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Sunnyside downs Eastmont

Grizzlies to play Richland

Sunnyside wrapped up the regular season with a 20-6 victory over Eastmont on Friday.

Spartans head to state

Granger to play Cascade Christian

The Granger volleyball team surprised naysayers Saturday at district by defeating Zillah, 3-1, after previously knocking off top-ranked Kiona-Benton.

Chief to pitch new investigations unit

Use-of-force investigative unit proposed

Police Chief Kal Fuller will address the City Council during its 6 p.m. study session tomorrow about a plan to create a new investigative unit.

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Kansas Tiebreaker

Othello, Prosser earn 2A state playoff berths

The Mustangs avenged a loss Saturday, defeating Selah, 7-0, and advancing to the state playoffs.

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Greyhounds lose, 0-33

Grandview finishes season No. 7 in league

Grandview lost its final game of the season, 0-33, to the Jackrabbits last night.

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Knights make comeback in fourth

Sunnyside Christian still undefeated

The Knights football team came back from a 20-point deficit to upend 44-40 Garfield-Palouse last night.

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Rolling into a new season

Sunnyside team prepares with new bowlers

There’s just one Lower Yakima Valley school with a bowling team, and the coach for the Grizzlies hopes to have at least one player return to state this year.

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Runners qualify for state

Mustang, three Greyhounds to compete

Four Lower Yakima Valley runners will compete Saturday in the state cross country meet in Pasco after placing in the Central Washington Athletic Conference district/regional league meet.

Greyhounds, Mustangs defeat league opponents

Postseason hopes still alive for Prosser

A postseason appearance for Prosser is still up for grabs after a 27-14 win over the Huskies.

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Grizzlies, Knights earn playoff berths

Sunnyside teams rack up big wins Friday

It’s been 35 years since the Grizzlies have reached the state football playoffs. And Sunnyside Christian has never made it to the football postseason.

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Granger will play No. 3 Connell in playoff

Mabton defeats Lyle, 48-20, makes playoffs

Despite Friday’s 6-42 loss to Naches Valley, the Spartans will travel to Connell on Friday to compete in the first round of 1A playoffs.

Athletes to return to state

Two Lower Yakima Valley cross country runners are headed back to state.

Swimmers qualify for final events

Several Sunnyside swimmers are competing in tomorrow’s district finals.

Knights end regular season with victory

Grizzlies recognize senior players

Sunnyside Christian’s girls volleyball team won its last regular season match last night in three sets over Tri-Cities Prep.

Teams seek state berths

Three Lower Yakima Valley swim teams begin preliminaries at the District 5, 6, 7 swim championships at Washington State University.

Bowl dream of local 11-year-old

The experience of being selected to compete in a national football game is the dream of a local 11-year-old.

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Local press box to be named tomorrow

The press box at Clem Senn Field will have a new name during tomorrow’s Grizzlies football game.

Three area volleyball teams win

Grandview and Mabton seasons end

Three area girls volleyball teams won their games last night as the fall season nears an end.

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Prosser, Grandview lose district matches

Sunnyside, Mabton not done, yet

There are three soccer teams in the Lower Yakima Valley that have yet to compete in the postseason.

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Eat her dust: Local girl wins Women’s Pro Class hillclimbing title

Mollee Weddle youngest in Women’s Pro

An unassuming local girl who isn’t a big talker received two of the top North American Hillclimbers Association trophies in the western U.S. last night.

Sunnyside loses to Camas, 37-12

The Papermakers, ranked No. 1 in the state, defeated Sunnyside, 37-12, in Friday’s non-league game.

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Knights slay Tekoa-Rosalia

Sunnyside Christian team remains undefeated

Making up for a forfeit from St. John Endicott, the Knights defeated visiting Tekoa-Rosalia, which traveled from near the Idaho border north of Pullman.

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Greyhounds undo Ephrata

Friday night’s 33-16 win for the Greyhounds over Ephrata opened with a lot of positives.

Tri-Cities Prep defeats Mabton

Turnovers costly for Vikings

The visiting Mabton Vikings had a tough time getting on the scoreboard Friday against Tri-Cities Prep.