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 [...]

Fastpitch: Facing a powerhouse nothing new for Kittitas

May 24, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Kittitas fastpitch team knows what it feels like to face an offensive juggernaut, so opening this week’s Class 2B state tournament at Yakima’s Gateway Sports Complex against perennial powerhouse Pe Ell won’t feel like anything new and different. Kittitas has spent the 2012 season trying to keep pace with Warden and [...]

Class 2B state fastpitch team capsules

May 24, 2012 by  

NOTE: State history and last state appearance are for both fastpitch and slowpitch. Championships are for fastpitch, unless noted. Adna Pirates Location: Adna. Coach: Mike Raschke. State history: 14 entries, 13 trophies, eight championships (Class B slowpitch 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995; Class 1A 2002; Class 2B 2009, 2001). Last state appearance: 2011, placed first. [...]

Track: Sunnyside, WV make their mark in javelin

May 20, 2012 by  

RICHLAND, Wash. — State berths were brutally hard to come by for West Valley and Sunnyside athletes during Saturday’s finals of the CBBN-GSL 3A regional track and field meet. Until a trio of boys javelin throwers came along and swept all three Tacoma-bound spots at Fran Rish Stadium. Sunnyside’s Eric Amaro and Miguel Guzman punched [...]

Fastpitch: Selah tops Ellensburg for third place

May 20, 2012 by  

SPOKANE, Wash. — Sophomore McKenzie Zerr pitched a four-hitter with six shutout innings to lead Selah to an 8-1 victory over Ellensburg in the third-place game at Saturday’s CWAC-GNL regional fastpitch tournament at the Merkel Sports Complex. The Vikings broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the fourth inning. Ashley Wilkey, Bailey Turner, [...]

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 [...]

Preps: Rodriguez helps Zillah boys to 3 wins

May 18, 2012 by  

BENTON CITY, Wash. — Zillah senior Angel Rodriguez won the 200- and 400-meter dashes and anchored the winning 4×400 relay at Thursday’s SCAC district track and field meet at Kiona-Benton High School. Rodriguez clocked 22.91 seconds in the 200 and 50.78 in the 400 and helped the Leopards finish the relay in 3:34.24. The top [...]

Preps: Gonzalez, Johns lift NV

May 13, 2012 by  

RICHLAND, Wash. — Noel Gonzalez and Koleman Johns combined on a six-hitter as Naches Valley claimed the district title. The Rangers (19-2) will open Class 1A state play at 10 a.m. next Saturday at Moses Lake against Orting. Gonzalez went the first four innings for the win, improving to 9-0, while Johns fanned six over [...]

Prep roundup: Ki-Be handles Goldendale in district baseball action

May 12, 2012 by  

BENTON CITY, Wash. — Lucas Denney had two hits in Goldendale’s SCAC District semifinal game with Kiona-Benton on Friday, but that was all the Timberwolves were able to come up with in a 10-0 five-inning loss. The good news for Goldendale was that its season didn’t end. The Timberwolves (16-5) meet Royal in a loser-out [...]

Prep Baseball: Davis rally falls short, season ends against Ferris

May 8, 2012 by  

SPOKANE — Unable to overcome an early deficit, Davis’ postseason run came to an end Tuesday afternoon with an 11-6 loss to Ferris in the CBBN-GSL regional baseball tournament at Gonzaga Prep. The Pirates, who won three of four district games last week capped by two victories on Saturday, fell behind 5-0 after three innings [...]

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