All-State Baseball Series: Double play — Davis’ Jensen a standout at multiple spots on the field

June 7, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — When Jens Jensen decided to turn out for football as a senior, he had to convince his parents and himself that it wouldn’t interfere or detract from his development and future in baseball. So what’s the first thing that happened? He blew up his left knee. “It was the very first day [...]

West Valley boys team could gets its shot at state champ … twice

May 23, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The West Valley boys tennis team is ready to take its best shot at the state’s best. Twice if need be. Defending Class 3A state champion Jordan Smith of Mercer Island resides in the same semifinal half of the state bracket with Rams junior Aaron Farmer and senior Mitchell Anderson. If Anderson [...]

Soccer: Davis falls to CV in OT

May 20, 2012 by  

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — For two-thirds of Saturday’s Class 4A state soccer quarterfinal at Central Valley, it looked as if Davis would extend what was already the school’s most successful season. Then, in just a few minutes, the Pirates’ dominance was for naught. The Bears rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit, scoring a pair of second-half [...]

Track: Ike’s Vargas, Chavez go the distance

May 20, 2012 by  

RICHLAND, Wash. — Between the cool of Friday evening to the heat of Saturday afternoon, Eisenhower distance runners Santos Vargas and Mayra Chavez found just enough recuperation to double their plans for state next week. After both finished second in the 3,200-meter races on Friday, Vargas and Chavez made a quick return to Fran Rish [...]

Tennis: DeMonds, WV duo repeat as champs

May 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Two area girls doubles teams doubled their regional title count Saturday. Davis’ Erica DeMond and Megumi DeMond repeated as CBBN-Greater Spokane League 4A regional champs at Central Valley High School, while Carly Riehl and Carley Schmidt of West Valley made it back-to-back CBBN-GSL 3A titles at University High. Also at U-Hi, West [...]

Track and field: Vargas sets Valley record in 3,200

May 19, 2012 by  

Eisenhower’s Brown captures javelin || RICHLAND, Wash. — Santos Vargas may have just barely missed the victory, but did he ever get the time. Eisenhower’s senior distance ace finished second by an eye lash in one of the fastest Class 4A regional 3,200-meter races ever, clocking a Valley record 9 minutes, 1.82 seconds Friday night [...]

5/16/12 Eisenhower-Davis boys soccer photo gallery

May 15, 2012 by  

Photos from Tuesday’s Class 4A state soccer game between Eisenhower and Davis at Davis Field in Yakima, Wash. All photos by Sara Gettys of the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Local report: Davis girls claim district team title

May 15, 2012 by  

WENATCHEE, Wash. — With Erica and Megumi DeMond adding another title to their ever-growing résumé, the Davis Pirates claimed their first district team title since 1998 on Monday at the CBBN 4A tournament. The juniors, who were the runners-up at last year’s district tournament, captured the championship this time around, and are now set to defend [...]

Soccer: Ike, Davis will meet in state tourney

May 13, 2012 by  

YAKIMA,Wash. — One struck early, the other dropped the hammer late. And they both played lights-out defense. Davis and Eisenhower were at their best at the same time in boys soccer Saturday afternoon and that sets up a rivalry first — a crosstown showdown in the Class 4A state tournament on Tuesday. The Pirates, fresh [...]

Prep track and field roundup: Vargas breaks 23-year-old Ike record in 1,600

May 12, 2012 by  

PASCO, Wash. — Eisenhower’s Santos Vargas broke a 23-year-old school record while winning the 1,600-meter run Friday evening in the CBBN 4A district track and field meet at Edgar Brown Stadium. Vargas clocked 4 minutes, 12.20 seconds to break Andy Harris’ 1989 mark of 4:12.92. Vargas’ time ranks third on the Valley’s all-time list. Eisenhower [...]

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