Postseason fastpitch this week, updated 5/12

May 8, 2012 by  

CBBN 3A DistrictMay 10Game 1: West Valley 11, Pasco 8, loser out.Game 2: Hanford 8, Eastmont 4, loser out.May 12At Pasco-TRACGame 3: Southridge 8, West Valley 3, semifinal.Game 4: Kamiakin 7, Hanford 0, semifinal.Game 5: Kamiakin 8, Southridge 0, championship, both to regional.Game 6: Hanford 12, West Valley 1, both to regional. CWAC DistrictMay 12At [...]

Yaks tied for 7th in newest NWAACC baseball poll

May 4, 2012 by  

NWAACC BASEBALL COACHES POLLReleased Friday1, Bellevue (29-8); 2, Pierce (20-12); 3 tie, Everett (21-8) and Tacoma (27-6); 5, Edmonds (22-10); 6, Mt. Hood (23-7); 7 tie, Yakima Valley (25-11) and Lower Columbia (21-11).Others receiving votes: Treasure Valley 9, Columbia Basin 6.

Wet spring equals closed trails

May 4, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — People who want to use the Naches Ranger District’s motorized trails — even non-motorized users, whether mountain bikers, horseback riders or even hikers — will need to wait until June 15 to do so. Or earlier, should a stretch of dry weather conditions, in the words of district officials, “warrant an earlier [...]

CWU prof Bergman to carry Olympic torch in England

May 3, 2012 by  

Ethan Bergman, a professor of food science and nutrition at Central Washington, will carry the Olympic torch when it travels through Basingstoke, England on July 11.Basingstoke, a city of about 80,000, is located 48 miles southwest of London.Bergman will soon become president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in America. One of the academy’s [...]

NWAACC news: Prosser alum new men’s hoops coach at Clark, Penguins star signs with Western

May 2, 2012 by  

Alex Kirk, a 2003 Prosser High graduate and a basketball standout for the Mustangs, has been named men’s hoops coach at Clark College.Kirk had walked on at Washington State and later attended Columbia Basin College. He previously had served as director of basketball operations at the University of Portland, had been an assistant at Mountain [...]

On, off field, M’s are own worst enemy

May 1, 2012 by  

First, I like the Mariners. I greatly admire Ichiro and Felix Hernandez, I think Dustin Ackley is a budding star and I hope the team will one day — hopefully in my lifetime — reach and perhaps win a World Series.That said, observing this team’s repeated failures both on and off the field continues to [...]

Getting to know the shrub steppe world

May 1, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — It’s been around for a dozen years now, this Saturday’s event being the 13th annual, so “Get Intimate with the Shrub Steppe” is no longer the fresh, new thing. But if you’ve never checked it out, hey, it’s new to you. And even if you have, hey, it’s still a cool way [...]

Updated Valley track leaders through 4/30

April 30, 2012 by  

Rankings reflect the top eight per event through April 30. Sprint events (100, 200, 300 meters) are all based on automatic timing with notable hand times appended. c-denotes time converted from yards. If anything looks amiss, contact me at [email protected] BOYS 100: Sterling Clark (Prosser) 11.25, Nate Van Tuinen (Riverside Christian) 11.35, Isaac Anderson (Prosser) [...]

NFL Network: Kellen Moore to Lions

April 28, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — NFL Network and reporter Ian Rapoport is reporting on Twitter that sources are saying former Prosser High and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is planning to sign with the Detroit Lions. Update, 5:30 p.m. — Moore has confirmed his signing with the Lions to the Idaho Statesman’s Boise State beat reporter [...]

4A, 2A district baseball pairings

April 27, 2012 by  

CBBN 4A DISTRICT BASEBALL TuesdayAt RichlandGame 1: Moses Lake vs. Davis, loser out, 1 p.m.Game 3: Winner 1 vs. Richland, 4 p.m.At WenatcheeGame 2: Chiawana vs. Walla Walla, loser out, 1 p.m.Game 4: Winner 2 vs. Wenatchee, 4 p.m. SaturdayAt WenatcheeGame 5: Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, championship, winner No. 1 seed to sub-regional, 10 [...]

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