YVCC cuts wrestling teams

April 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — What Yakima Valley Community College wrestling officials avoided four years ago with creative planning will apparently not be sustained by creative budgeting. The college has run out of options, athletic director Ray Funk said, and the men’s and women’s programs have thus run out of time. Wrestling, a varsity sport at YVCC [...]

YVCC statement on eliminating wrestling

April 26, 2012 by  

“Yakima Valley Community College has found it necessary, after three straight years of budget cuts, to look at reductions to our intercollegiate athletic program. After considering every possible alternative, the college has decided it is most appropriate to close the wrestling program. We appreciate each student athlete who chose to compete for YVCC’s wrestling program [...]

Wrestling: YVCC sends three to nationals

February 12, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Three Yakima Valley wrestlers, including East Valley High graduate Konner Hopkins, qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association championships after their performances in the Region 18 event Saturday at Sherar Gym. Hopkins and Kolton Palmer posted third-place finishes at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively, to automatically advance to the national meet [...]

YVCC will host regional wrestling

February 10, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The best junior college wrestlers from Washington, Oregon and Idaho will descend on Yakima Valley’s Sherar Gym on Saturday for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 18 tournament. Action begins at 10 a.m. championship finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. YVCC, coached by Mike Schmitt and Tito Pimentel, will be represented [...]

Local report — CWU second in GNAC preseason softball poll

January 30, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Central Washington’s two-time defending conference champion softball team was voted second in the GNAC preseason poll. The Wildcats received two first-place votes in the poll and finished just behind Montana State-Billings in the ranking, which is voted upon by the seven conference coaches. MSUB received three first-place votes, while Western Washington also [...]

Colleges: YVCC women rout top-ranked Hawks

January 22, 2012 by  

PASCO, Wash. — Combining for 46 points and connecting on 8 of 13 shots from 3-point range, Brittney Newcomb and Simone Jordan powered Yakima Valley past top-ranked Columbia Basin on Saturday, 81-61 on the Hawks’ court. Newcomb and Jordan scored 23 points each as the fifth-ranked Yaks pulled into a tie for first place in [...]

Local report — Central will put off hiring Lorig replacement

January 14, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — For Blaine Bennett, finding a replacement for departed assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Joe Lorig is an obvious priority, but it’s a priority that will wait until Central Washington’s recruiting season is over. “We’re going to get our recruiting class together,” Bennett said Friday, “we’re devoting all our time and attention [...]

Local report — NV twins top dive meet

January 7, 2012 by  

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Twin brothers Daniel and David Whitmore of Naches Valley took top honors and qualified for Class 2A-1A state in the process during Friday’s 11-dive meet for all classifications. Daniel Whitmore totaled 308.6 points, well above the 280 needed for state, while David Whitmore was second at 298.6. Jacob Hino of Eisenhower [...]

College wrestling: YVCC women dominate

December 18, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Led by Sarah Moquin’s pair of falls at 136 pounds, Yakima Valley easily won two dual westling matches Saturday. Using freestyle scoring, YVCC beat Menlo College of California 23-13, then downed Pacific University 17-6. Chel-C Bailey and Faith Wasmund also were two-time winners for the Yaks, who lost only one match in [...]

Local report: YVCC wrestlers beat No. 10 SW Oregon

December 11, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Getting a key victory from Mikey Ayala, the Yakima Valley Community College men’s wrestling team knocked off 10th-ranked Southwestern Oregon on Sunday in Sherar Gym. Ayala, who usually wrestles at 165 pounds, moved up two weight classes and defated SWOC’s Trevor Davis, 4-2. YAKIMA VALLEY 21, SOUTHWESTERN OREGON 15 125 — Jesse [...]

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