Warriors won’t be back in 2012

August 29, 2011 by  

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Michael Mink, the majority owner of the Yakima Valley Warriors indoor football team announced via news release Sunday that the team would not be returning for the 2012 season and the team is for sale. In the release, Mink cited poor economic conditions and the fact that the Northwest League’s Bears [...]

Indoor football: Making their move

June 4, 2011 by  

Possible move to new league, relocation of Bears could be boon to Warriors || YAKIMA, Wash. — Michael Mink is ready to restart the Yakima Valley Warriors. The only hitch appears to be whether he can find someone willing to come along for the ride. Mink is confident the Warriors can get accepted into the [...]

No indoor football in Yakima for 2011

January 19, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The indoor football league that included the Yakima Valley Warriors is shutting down for the 2011 season after one year of play. The move is immediate for the American Indoor Football Association West, league Commissioner Michael Mink said in a news release issued this morning. He said the league would focus on [...]

Local report — Top-ranked Blue Mountain upends YVCC volleyball in Sherar Gym

October 12, 2010 by  

Tori Fisher had 18 kills and 22 digs, but Yakima Valley was unable to overcome top-ranked Blue Mountain’s overall performance as the Timberwolves prevailed 3-1 in an Eastern Region volleyball match Tuesday night in Sherar Gym. Lauren Smeback had 12 kills and Erin Mertens totaled 37 assists in YVCC’s 25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 25-13 loss. Rebecca [...]

Warriors look to prove staying power

September 23, 2010 by  

Warriors leader says team is in it for the long haul || YAKIMA, Wash. — This week felt like a new beginning for Michael Mink and he readily embraces the opportunities ahead. The Yakima Valley Warriors managing partner, in Yakima for a couple of days, was energized and enthusiastic about getting to work on the [...]

Warriors look for second effort

July 11, 2010 by  

Warriors brass happy with first year, looking to build on success || YAKIMA, Wash. — By almost every account, the Yakima Valley Warriors inaugural season was a success. There is, however, plenty of room for improvement. The return of indoor football to Yakima produced a team that finished at .500 and was in the playoff [...]

Uncertainty surrounds other West franchises

July 11, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Although the Yakima Valley Warriors had a solid season, the same can’t be said for a couple of other teams in the American Indoor Football Association’s West Division. That created uncertainty and hardships for the other four teams, but is, in the words of AIFA co-founder Michael Mink, just part of doing [...]

San Jose ends Warriors’ playoff hopes

June 27, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Needing a top-flight effort to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, the Yakima Valley Warriors’ offense wound up grounded Saturday night. Yakima Valley failed to score on six of its possessions — four in the first half and two in the fourth quarter — as San Jose, despite a sub-par scoring effort of their [...]

Warriors need win to stay in the hunt

June 24, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The regular-season ending is really just the start for the Yakima Valley Warriors when it comes to the postseason. Yakima Valley’s playoff fate hinges on a couple of outside factors, but neither of those dominoes will fall unless the Warriors get them started with a victory over San Jose in their regular-season [...]

Warriors eighty-six Ogden

June 20, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — In desperate need of a victory to sustain their push for the playoffs, the Yakima Valley Warriors were feeling the pressure Saturday night. Until, that is, the opening kickoff left the floor of the SunDome. From that point on a full-bore rout washed away the late-season tension as the Warriors overwhelmed the [...]

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