Colleges: Shaky foul shooting sinks YVCC women

December 11, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Alicia Love scored 16 points and Linn-Benton took advantage of poor Yakima Valley free throw shooting to upset the No. 1-ranked Yaks 56-54 on Saturday in Sherar Gym. Linn-Benton’s Ginna Lorusso hit a pair of free throws with about 30 seconds left to break a tie and provide the winning margin. YVCC [...]

Wrestling: Yaks blanked by No. 1 Clackamas

December 8, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Clackamas Community College, the No. 1-ranked junior college wrestling team in the nation, looked the part during a dual meet Thursday night, blanking Yakima Valley 51-0 in Sherar Gym. Eight of the Cougars who wrestled Thursday are ranked among the top eight nationally in their respective weight classes, including Martin Gonzalez, Eric [...]

College roundup: CWU men fall in season opener

November 12, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Two of basketball’s fundamentals, taking care of the ball and making free throws, haunted Central Washington in its men’s basketball opener Friday night. The Wildcats committed 22 turnovers and made only 19 of 31 free throws in a 92-89 loss to Warner Pacific in Nicholson Pavilion. The NAIA Knights of Portland, who [...]

Local report: CWU knocks off Western

November 10, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington recorded the biggest win of its volleyball season Thursday night, upsetting archrival Western Washington 3-1 in GNAC action in Nicholson Pavilion. Jordan Offutt put down 19 kills for the Wildcats, who won 25-18, 25-20, 9-25, 25-19. Erin Smith had seven kills, Kaely Kight 18 digs and Carlee Marble 36 assists [...]

Local report: YVCC wins to end regular season

November 6, 2011 by  

ONTARIO, Ore. — Jumping on Treasure Valley with two quick goals, Yakima Valley’s women’s soccer team completed its regular season in triumphant fashion Saturday with a 3-1 victory in East Region play. The Yaks, who had already secured an NWAACC playoff berth, finished 10-5-0 in the region and 12-6-1 overall despite an unusually high number [...]

YVCC women wrestlers earn third consecutive national championship

March 13, 2011 by  

MACON, Ga. — Yakima Valley’s women’s wrestling team made an emotional week a triumphant one as well Saturday, claiming their third straight National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling championship and dedicating it to the family of co-coach Tito Pimentel, whose father recently passed away. “The girls all gathered up and wrestled this tournament in honor of Coach [...]

Wrestling: YVCC women heading to nationals

March 10, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nine wrestlers from the Yakima Valley women’s wrestling team are heading to Mercer University in Macon, Ga., to defend their National Collegeiate Women’s Wrestling championship. Samantha Lovelace, Chel-C Bailey, Ricarda Garcia, Amber Rodriguez, Stephanie Geltmacher, Chantelle Bailey, Faith Wasmund, Kendra Cremeans and Marua Tynanes will be competing in the three-day tournament which [...]

Colleges: YVCC’s Franco an All-American

February 27, 2011 by  

SPOKANE, Wash. — Teagan Franco, a Yakima Valley freshman from Spanaway, earned All-American status Saturday at the National Junior College Athletic Association wrestling tournament in the Spokane Convention Center. Franco finished eighth in the 184-pound competition, leading YVCC’s contingent of eight competitors in a competition that featured 36 schools and 251 athletes. The Yaks were [...]

Local report: YVCC trio notch wins at nationals

February 26, 2011 by  

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gustavo Lopez, Dillon Ford and Teagan Franco all recorded first-round victories for Yakima Valley on Friday during the first round of the NJCAA Wrestling Championships at the Spokane Convention Center. Twp other Yaks, Brian Bitney and Ryan Campbell, lost by decision, Jack Calvert and Tito Gonzales were pinned and Sean Baker lost [...]

Local: YVCC wrestlers set for nationals

February 23, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Eight Yakima Valley wrestlers are scheduled to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. The Yaks will be among 251 wrestlers representing 36 community colleges. Action begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday and concludes with finals at 6 p.m. Saturday. Six YVCC [...]

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