Local Report: CWU salvages game at MSUB

April 8, 2012 by  

BILLINGS, Mont. — Heidy Wells pitched a three-hitter and homered to power Central Washington to a 16-1 win over Montana State Billings in the third game of a GNAC fastpitch tripleheader Saturday. The tripleheader was necessitated by bad weather Friday, which forced postponement of the second game of that day’s twinbill. MSUB won the first [...]

Wagenaar steps down at SC

April 6, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — When Dean Wagenaar took on the principal and athletic director jobs at Sunnyside Christian 11 years ago — in addition to being head coach of the school’s storied boys basketball program — one question kept being revisited: How long, he wondered, can I keep this up? The answer came this week when [...]

Local report: Yakima’s Serrano wins by KO

April 2, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nate Serrano, a welterweight boxer from Yakima, ran his professional record to 4-1 on Saturday night with a second-round knockout victory at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Serrano, an ex-Marine, has become quite the popular draw at the Emerald Queen because of his crowd-pleasing, aggressive style of fighting. On Saturday, though, [...]

Fastpitch: CWU wins consolation bracket

April 1, 2012 by  

TURLOCK, Calif. — Carrina Wagner had home runs in both games as Central Washington defeated Cal State Stanislaus 4-2 and Western Washington 4-3 to win the consolation bracket in the Tournament of Champions at Abe Rojas Ballfield. Wagner’s home runs came in the second inning of each game. The first gave CWU a 2-0 lead, [...]

Long helps Central split with Western Oregon

March 25, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Kyle Long pitched a five-hitter Saturday to lead Central Washington to a 2-1 victory over nationally ranked Western Oregon in the second game of a GNAC baseball doubleheader at Tomlinson Field. The Wildcats (5-1 GNAC, 9-9 overall) stayed tied for first place in the conference with the 22nd-ranked Wolves despite losing the [...]

Local report: Davis celebration Wednesday

March 23, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Davis Pirates, who won the Class 4A state championship earlier this month in Tacoma, will be honored with a public ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the high school’s gym. Davis, which finished 23-2 and capped a 17-game winning streak with a 48-42 triumph over Central Valley for the title on [...]

Colleges: Reeves, Futch lift YVCC fastpitch

March 11, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Ashley Reeves went a combined 5 for 7 and Arlene Futch was 5 for 8 as Yakima Valley won a pair of non-league fastpitch games Saturday, 11-3 over Shoreline and 6-4 over Pierce. The Yaks are off to a 6-1-1 start going into a game with the University of Idaho’s club team [...]

Colleges: YVCC men fall in NWAACC quarters

March 5, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Despite a 19-point night from Cameron Jensen, Yakima Valley lost to Chemeketa 86-75 in the quarterfinals of the NWAACC Tournament on Sunday in the Toyota Center. “It was tough,” coach Ray Funk said. “We just have to try to bounce back tomorrow.” With the loss, Yakima Valley will play Spokane today in [...]

College roundup: Yaks score first-round upset

March 4, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Capitalizing on a big advantage in turnovers and three players reaching the 20-point mark, the Yakima Valley men’s basketball team defeated top-ranked Clark 97-84 in overtime in the first round of the NWAACC Tournament Saturday night in the Toyota Center. YVCC forced 31 turnovers, which they turned into 23 points to help [...]

Local report: YVCC pair earns academic honors

May 21, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley’s Jake Mann and Hollie Lamb have made the NWAACC’s all-academic team for spring quarter. Mann, a sophomore outfielder from Mountlake Terrace on the Yaks baseball team, has compiled a 3.63 grade-point average. Lamb, a sophomore shortstop from West Valley on the fastpitch squad, carries a 3.57 GPA. ADULT FASTPITCH Action [...]

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