Prep basketball: Smith hits winner for Rangers

December 20, 2011 by  

NACHES, Wash. — Ivy Smith hit a last-second shot to lift Naches Valley past Cascade 56-54 on Monday night. Justine Benner had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the 5-2 Rangers to the nonleague victory. Delaney Romero had 11 points and five assists as well. Kelsey Graham scored 16 points to lead Cascade. CASCADE [...]

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 [...]

Final girls swim leaders

November 18, 2011 by  

FINAL 2011 GIRLS SWIM LEADERS 200 medley relay: Ellensburg (Davis, Masters, Froelich, Wilson) 1:59.14, West Valley 2:02.16, Eisenhower 2:05.35, Sunnyside 2:05.80, Prosser 2:08.59.200 free: Hailey Rankin (Prosser) 2:03.44, Alissa Bezenek (Eisenhower) 2:09.08, Jordyn McDowell (West Valley) 2:12.92, Alexis Medelez (Zillah) 2:15.99, Danielle McKeirnan (Prosser) 2:16.50.200 IM: Hailey Rankin (Prosser) 2:15.82, Taylor Wilson (Ellensburg) 2:17.82, Marisa [...]

Local report — Prosser’s Rankin gets 2 seconds in state swim meet

November 13, 2011 by  

FEDERAL WAY — Prosser’s Hailey Rankin raced to a pair of runner-up finishes in the Class 2A state championships on Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center. Rankin was second in the 100-yard butterfly and 500 freestyle, dropping her career-best in the 500 to 5 minutes, 17.95 seconds. Ellensburg’s Taylor Wilson recorded a third-place finish [...]

Prep swimming Rankin, Wilson get two top 5 finishes

November 13, 2011 by  

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Prosser’s Hailey Rankin and Ellensburg’s Taylor Wilson each recorded two top-five finishes to lead local swimmers Saturday at the state swimming and diving championship finals at King County Aquatic Center. Rankin, a junior, was second in the 100 butterfly in 59.95 seconds — a Valley best and one of two state [...]

Swimming: Rankin takes pair of top 3s in state preliminaries

November 12, 2011 by  

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Prosser’s Hailey Rankin recorded a pair of top-three times during Friday’s preliminaries at the Class 2A-1A state swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center. Rankin, a junior, broke one minute for the first time in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking 59.96 seconds for the second-best time behind Hockinson junior [...]

Swimming: Rankin top-seeded in 500 free

November 9, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Kerry Warden admitted to some recent concern when she learned that her best swimmer, Hailey Rankin, was having back trouble. Not much concern, mind you, once the second-year Prosser coach considered the athlete involved. “She hurt her back last weekend and missed a couple of days (of workouts),” Warden said earlier this [...]

11/4/11 Prep spotlights

November 4, 2011 by  

CLASS 4A-3A Heather Seaman, West Valley swimming, senior Scoring 48 1/2 points for the Rams at the CBBN 3A district meet, Seaman clocked season bests in the 50 free (25.81) and 100 free and swam on two top-four relays. CLASS 2A Kailee Wood, Selah volleyball, junior In 3-0 sweeps over Ephrata and East Valley in [...]

Swimming: Hausken, Broersma earn district titles

October 30, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — West Valley’s Keely Hausken and Sunnyside’s Marisa Broersma captured district titles, and the Rams’ Heather Seaman and a relay team also advanced to the Class 3A state meet after performances Saturday at the Central Washington University pool. Broersma was the winner in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1 minute, 12.43 seconds. [...]

Prep roundup: Rankin, Wilson post meet records

October 29, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Prosser’s Hailey Rankin and Ellensburg’s Taylor Wilson posted meet-record times to highlight local efforts in the Class 4A, 3A, and 2A-1A district swimming and diving preliminaries Friday at the Central Washington University pool. Rankin had a time of 1 minute, 0.96 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:01.21 [...]

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