Away at school: Mabton’s Williams shines at WWU

February 3, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Trishi Williams, a junior from Mabton on the Western Washington women’s basketball team, has scored in double figures during the Vikings’ last five games including a 20-point, eight-rebound, five-assist outing last month in an 85-71 win at Central Washington. The 5-foot-9 Williams has played in all 19 games while starting nine for [...]

Away at school: Stohr fourth in scoring in NAIA

December 15, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Jasmine Stohr, a senior from La Salle, ranks fourth in the nation among NAIA women’s basketball players with her 21-point average through 10 games for Lewis-Clark State College. Stohr, an NAIA All-American last season, is also averaging 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 steals and has made 12 3-pointers for the 9-1 [...]

Local report: McDowell named 3A tourney MVP

November 16, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With her 83 kills in four matches, West Valley’s senior outside hitter Morgan McDowell was named MVP of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament in Lacey on Saturday. Junior setter Julia Nathe and senior libero Linnea Phillips were also named to the all-tournament team for the Rams, who finished off a 35-0 [...]

Dix rolling up assists at Long Beach City College

October 27, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — KELSEY DIX (Eisenhower), a sophomore setter at Long Beach City College, had a career-high 60 assists along with 10 digs in a four-game victory over East Los Angeles Community College on Oct. 21. Dix is ranked second in assists per game in the South Coast Conference in Southern California. LAUREN CHAMBARD (La [...]

Blair LaBounty inducted into Oregon Hall

September 29, 2011 by  

PORTLAND — Former Prosser standout Kelly Blair LaBounty was among the class inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Following a collegiate career at Oregon, Blair LaBounty won the 1996 Olympic Trials in the heptathlon, becoming the first woman to defeat Jackie Joyner Kersee in 12 years. While in high school, Blair [...]

Yaks fend off Geoducks

September 25, 2011 by  

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Yakima Valley scored twice in the first 12 minutes and then relied on its defense for a 2-1 victory over Evergreen State in a non-league women’s soccer match Saturday. The victory improved the Yaks to 4-2-1 going into a Friday home match against Southwestern Oregon. Elizabeth Figueroa and Katie Allen struck quickly [...]

Upper Valley gets regional win

August 7, 2011 by  

IRVINE, Calif. — A day off was just the thing to get Upper Valley on track. Scoring three runs in the fifth inning to surge ahead, Upper Valley defeated Billings, Mont., 9-7 on Saturday for its first win in the Western Regional Junior League baseball tournament. Upper Valley (1-3) will play its final game today [...]

Away at School: Van Beek first-team all-GNAC baseball

May 24, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — RYAN VAN BEEK (Riverside Christian), a senior on the Northwest Nazarene baseball team, has been named to the all-GNAC first team and also qualified for the conference’s all-academic squad. He compiled a career batting average of .310 with 16 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 82 RBI and finished with a .945 [...]

Away at School: WV’s Strait honored at Montana

May 6, 2011 by  

ANDREW STRAIT (West Valley) received the Dr. Reynolds Degree Completion Scholarship at the University of Montana. Strait was a four-year basketball standout for the Grizzlies before continuing his career in Europe. Strait completed his degree in human biology. KATIE STAUDINGER (Eisenhower), a senior on the Whitworth University women’s tennis team, has earned honorable mention in [...]

Away at School: Van Beek earns GNAC honor

March 30, 2011 by  

RYAN VAN BEEK (Riverside Christian), a senior on the Northwest Nazarene baseball team, was named GNAC player of the week for Feb. 21-27. The third baseman batted .393 during a six-game series with Hawaii Pacific with two doubles and five runs batted in. He also scored seven runs. Defensively, Van Beek made only one error [...]

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