Spring athlete of the year nominees

June 3, 2012 by  

BASEBALL Cole Gilman Naches Valley senior Voted MVP of the SCAC West, Gilman helped the Rangers win league and district titles and reach the state final. Jens Jensen Davis senior Named to the CBBN 4A first team as a pitcher and third baseman, Jensen led the Pirates to a 17-8 season. Hugo Lemus East Valley [...]

2012 Spring prep honor roll

June 1, 2012 by  

NOTE: The spring honor roll is a round-up of all-league teams involving local high schools. All of these teams were selected by coaches within the league. Not all leagues select such teams and/or players and coaches of the year. For track and field, the final Valley leaders of the season are included. BASEBALL CBBN 4A [...]

Fastpitch: Miscues cost Selah a trophy

May 27, 2012 by  

SELAH, Wash. — Kylee Fullerton was stretching in the on-deck circle as the Selah fastpitch team was preparing to bat in the top of the third inning of its still-scoreless Class 2A state semifinal game against Tumwater. Vikings batting coach Ben Graf approached Fullerton and, with a nod of his head toward Selah’s leadoff batter [...]

Fastpitch: Chehalis rolls to crown

May 27, 2012 by  

SELAH, Wash. — In his 10th season as the Chehalis fastpitch coach, Mike Keen had navigated the Bearcats to remarkable success — seven top-four trophies — but had never felt the ice-water-bucket dunking reserved for state championship moments. So he relished the sweet, anticipatory moments following Chehalis’ 15-3 Class 2A title-game rout of Evergreen Conference [...]

Fastpitch: Pe Ell, Colton rally for titles

May 27, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For fastpitch programs like Pe Ell and Colton, winding up on top is not really out of the ordinary. Having to come from behind to get there is another matter. Both fastpitch powerhouses ultimately achieved their championship goals but not until enduring early challenges from their opponents Saturday at Kiwanis Park. Pe [...]

Fastpitch: Class 2A, 2B, 1B linescores

May 27, 2012 by  

Class 2A CHAMPIONSHIP Chehalis 15, Tumwater 3 Chehalis 300 034 5 — 15 14 1Tumwater 003 000 0 — 3 6 2 Graham, Randt (4) and Taylor; Smith and McDaniel. Highlights: Haley Graham (C) 3-5, 2 RBI; Kaitlin Moore (C) 2-4, HR, 2 RBI; Lauren Fisher (C) 3-5, 2b, 4 RBI; Kiersten Smith (T) 1-3, [...]

Class 2A fastpitch: Selah sails into semis

May 26, 2012 by  

SELAH, Wash. — Ten innings, 28 hits, eight extra-base hits, two home runs, 24 runs. That’s the kind of offensive production, especially in the rarefied fastpitch talent of the Class 2A state championships, that created another very important other statistic for the tournament’s home team: two wins. The Selah Vikings jackhammered their way into their [...]

Class 2B/1B fastpitch: Locals suffer early exits

May 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Last week, Kittitas and Klickitat enjoyed the excitement of qualifying for the state fastpitch tournaments. Friday, that euphoria quickly subsided as both teams had a brief and bittersweet appearance at Kiwanis Park. Kittitas ran into another southwest buzzsaw in its Class 2A opener, falling 22-0 to 2011 runner-up Pe Ell and then [...]

Class 1A fastpitch: Zillah gains quarters, later eliminated

May 26, 2012 by  

RICHLAND, Wash. — Zillah’s day couldn’t have started better at the Class 1A state softball tournament, but that was as good as it got Friday. The Leopards started out with a solid 4-2 victory over Nooksack Valley to advance to the quarterfinals. Colville proved too much for Zillah, winning 9-4 to put the Leopards into the [...]

Class 2A/2B/1B fastpitch linescores

May 26, 2012 by  

Class 2A FIRST ROUND Selah 13, Fife 3 Selah 052 06 — 13 15 1Fife 000 30 — 3 8 2 Zerr and Bersing; Berg and Smith. Highlights: Carly Minnick (S) 3-4, 2 2b, 2 RBI; Sarah Bersing (S) 3-4, 2 2b, 3 RBI; Kylee Fullerton (S) 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Taylor Rath (S) 2-4, [...]

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