Sounders’ Russell, Pulse motivated by competition

May 6, 2012 by  

Former Valley players making their case with Sounders Women || YAKIMA, Wash. — When an athlete has put in their time and paid their dues, there can be more than a little disappointment when new players arrive, potentially sending them to the bench. Beth Russell and Tafara Pulse find themselves in such a situation with [...]

Ike’s Blanchard among 10 signing with CWU

February 16, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Eisenhower’s Lizzie Blanchard has been listed among 10 high school soccer players who have signed letters of intent to play at Central Washington, the university announced Wednesday. Blanchard, a 5-foot-4 defender, was an all-CBBN 4A first-team selection last season. “Lizzy has good speed and a never-say-die attitude,” CWU coach Michael Farrand said. [...]

Prep report: Top-Hi boys leading hungry pack in CWAC

January 19, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Stay humble, stay focused. That’s the message Joseph Mesplie has been directing at his Toppenish boys basketball team as the Wildcats head into the second half of the CWAC season in an unfamiliar position. First place. Riding an eight-game win streak, the ’Cats are ranked eighth in Class 2A and own a [...]

Rams lead Athlete of the Year nominees

December 16, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Perfect on the court this past season, the West Valley volleyball team was as dominant when it came to nominations for the Athlete of the Year awards. The Rams squad, which finished the season 35-0 and claimed its first state championship in more than 20 years, garnered five nominations — three in [...]

Prep soccer: Season ends for ‘unlucky’ La Salle

November 13, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — La Salle had more than enough opportunity. What the Lightning lacked was a finishing kick. In a match made all the more frustrating because of its numerous near-misses, La Salle lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to Cashmere in a state Class 1A girls soccer quarterfinal match on a cold Saturday afternoon at [...]

11/12/11 Prep football/soccer express scores

November 12, 2011 by  

FOOTBALL Prosser 40, West Valley-Spokane 0   West Valley-Spokane 0 0 0 0 — 0 Prosser 14 7 13 6 — 40 Pros — Isaac Anderson 14 run (Cesar Lopez kick) Pros — Caleb Hoefer 4 pass from Ryan Fassler (Lopez kick) Pros — Danny Raap 7 pass from Fassler (Lopez kick) Pros — Joey Hurtado 19 run (Lopez [...]

11/11/11 State Preview Capsules

November 11, 2011 by  

    FOOTBALL (First Round) CLASS 2A W. Valley-Spo. (9-2) at Prosser (9-1) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. What’s next: Quarterfinal vs. Ellensburg-Deer Park winner. Notable: The Eagles beat EV-Yakima 35-7 on Tuesday in regional play with Dylan Ellsworth running for 141 yards and a TD on 21 carries. Ellsworth, who has 12 TDs in the [...]

CBBN, CWAC, SCAC all-league girls soccer

November 10, 2011 by  

Here are all-league teams for girls soccer. As always, we’ll be running all these in print during the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the 2011 fall sports honor roll. CBBN 4ACo-Players of the Year: Mackenna Morton, Davis, jr., and Caylah Lunning, Moses Lake, so.Coach of the Year: Ricardo Char, Moses Lake.FIRST TEAMForward: Caylah Lunning, Moses [...]

Prep soccer: Pullman ousts East Valley

November 9, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Apologize for winning? It’s virtually unheard of, but sometimes that seems like the only tack to take following an improbable victory. Case in point, Pullman’s Doug Winchell. “The best team didn’t win tonight,” Winchell said, moments after his team stunned previously unbeaten East Valley 2-1 in a shootout in Wednesday’s Class 2A [...]

Prep soccer: La Salle rolls in state opener

November 9, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Striking early and often, unbeaten La Salle made a big impression in the first round of the Class 1A state girls soccer playoffs, blanking Lakeside 5-0 at Marquette Stadium on Wednesday. Sophomore Grace Martin kept up her scoring spree, knocking in two goals, and junior Allie McGree had two assists as the [...]

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