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Ted Escobar

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Wildcat booters win two

At home or on the road, the Wildcat soccer team looked very good to open the season, knocking off 3A Kennewick, 3-0, at home March 10 and 3A Rogers at Spokane March 13.

March 16, 2018 10:17 a.m. read more..


Mabton Junior/Senior High School students rallied for gun control for 17 minutes as they marched from the school to the center of town Wednesday, March 14.

March 16, 2018 9:36 a.m. read more..

Wildcat girls win, 4-1

The Wildcats singles players swept their matches to lead Toppenish to a 4-1 CWAC opening tennis win over East Valley yesterday, March 15.

March 16, 2018 9:18 a.m. read more..

Top-Hi tennis boys win

Employing their mix-and-match approach to tennis, the Wildcat boys topped East Valley, 3-2, yesterday, March 15, in CWAC competition.

March 16, 2018 9:17 a.m. read more..

Seven boys turn out for Mustang golf

Coach Andy Hall has seven boys with which to work this year, and all of them are competing for a spot among the four that score. Central Washington Athletic Conference teams may take six players to matches, but only the Top 4 are counted in team scoring.

March 15, 2018 midnight read more..

Toppenish golf team faces building year

Coach Eric Inions is happy with the turnout for golf. It’s sort of a building year for the Wildcats, and has 11 boys and eight girls from which to build. “Every year (5) since I've been here, we’ve jumped in numbers,” Inions said.

March 15, 2018 midnight read more..

Knight transfers to lead Grizzlies golf team

If it weren’t for a couple of lads who transferred in from Sunnyside Christian, Sunnyside High School probably would not make any noise in Big Nine high school golf. Coach Saul Martinez believes both transfers could be playing well enough at end of the regular season to work their way to the state 4A tournament.

March 15, 2018 midnight read more..

Turnout mixed for walkout

A large percentage of students walked out of class today in Grandview and Mabton. Much smaller turnouts were found in Granger and Sunnyside.

March 14, 2018 12:11 p.m. read more..

120 turn out for Sunnyside track and field

Whether they’ll be the best is a , but certainly, the Grizzlies will be the largest prep track and field contingent in the lower Yakima Valley. Third-year coach Dustin Crowe has 70 boys and 50 girls on the team and six assistant coaches to manage such a group.

March 14, 2018 midnight read more..

Pole vaulter main attraction for Grandview Greyhounds

High-flying Rick Abarca will be one of the fun athletes to watch on the Greyhound track and field team this year. Abarca finished 3rd in the pole vault at the state 2A boys tournament. He cleared 14-6. The winning mark was 15-0.

March 14, 2018 midnight read more..

Murder-suicide ruled in Prosser

Commander Steve Caughey of the investigations division of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, March 8, that recently discovered gun violence in an vineyard near here has been ruled a murder-suicide.

March 12, 2018 11:44 a.m. read more..

Zillah Leopards ready for 1A soccer season

Coach Luis Medina and his Leopards are only in their second year of high school soccer, and already the Leopards are making noise. The turnout has risen from 35 boys last year to 45. The halls at the high school are full of soccer chatter.

March 7, 2018 midnight read more..

Local lacrosse league ready

The Yakima Valley Lacrosse league is open for registration for grades 2 thru 12. For new players, there is a free trial before committing to a team.

March 5, 2018 9:33 a.m. read more..

Zillah boys finish third in state

Zillah took third-place in the state 1A boys tournament by defeating Northwest School House of Seattle, 76-73, with a crushing 31-15 third-quarter comeback. It was the second post-season win over Northwest, with Zillah taking a, 69-51, rout at regionals a week earlier.

March 5, 2018 9:25 a.m. read more..

Zillah girls take sixth in state Hardwood Classic

The 1A girls state basketball tournament here last week was up and down for Zillah High School, but the Leopards came home with the 6th-place trophy. Zillah had a shot at fourth in a 9:30 a.m. game Saturday, March 2, but had what may have been its worst half of the year on offense. Lakeside took advantage to win, 50-36, and take home fourth place.

March 5, 2018 9:22 a.m. read more..

Kids run amok is not a game

Kids who threaten violence on school campuses are guilty, at least of upsetting the lives of classmates, school employees and the community

March 2, 2018 midnight read more..

City plans to save on energy

The City is seeking ways to save money. One way is to contract with Apollo solutions to upgrade the electrical system, including solar energy.

March 1, 2018 2:21 p.m. read more..

Parent help needed to end threats and hoax threats

These are trying time for schools in the Yakima Valley with threats of violence nearly every day now, or hoax threats. Sunnyside superintendent Kevin McKay believes the entire community can help end this problem and offers suggestions.

March 1, 2018 2 p.m. read more..