Baseball: All but perfect for NV

May 27, 2012 by  

Naches Valley can’t derail undefeated Cashmere in Class 1A title game || YAKIMA, Wash. — Sometime, somewhere Cashmere will lose another high school baseball game. But Saturday wasn’t the time and Yakima County Stadium wasn’t the place, as the Bulldogs completed an unbeaten season at the expense of Naches Valley in the Class 1A state [...]

1A baseball: A win to NV

May 26, 2012 by  

Rangers blank Meridian to reach 1A final || YAKIMA, Wash. — Bill Walker admitted to having the shakes, sort of, when he spoke to his Naches Valley baseball team Friday. And no, the weather wasn’t that cool or blustery at Yakima County Stadium. The veteran Rangers coach had merely congratulated NV on its 4-0 conquest [...]

Baseball: All roads lead home for EV, NV

May 24, 2012 by  

Red Devils, Rangers back in final four after changes || YAKIMA, Wash. — Variations on themes are always necessary in prep baseball, even for the most successful coaches and the most successful programs. And for the East Valley Red Devils and Naches Valley Rangers this season, ascending to the Class 2A and 1A final fours, [...]

Tennis: Zillah’s Dunbar could meet defending champ in quarterfinals

May 24, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The proverbial luck of the draw has never brought much fortune the way of Zillah’s Troy Dunbar. In his first two trips to state, the four-time state qualifier drew Cascade Christian’s Nathan Anderson, who would go on to finish second and first. With a district championship in hand last year, his matchups [...]

Class 1A state baseball team capsules

May 24, 2012 by  

Cashmere Bulldogs Location: Cashmere. Record: 24-0. Coach: Jeff Carlson. State history: Eight entries, three trophies, one championship (2010). Last state appearance: 2011, lost in first round. Last final-four appearance: 2010, placed first. Kalama Chinooks Location: Kalama. Record: 17-4. Coach: Len Hiatt. State history: 16 entries, six trophies. Last state appearance: 2011, lost in first round. [...]

Conference call: SCAC West shines at state golf tournament

May 21, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Over the past eight years, the SCAC West has left its mark on the Class 1A state golf tournament. Two titles, two runner-up finishes (including one ending in a sudden-death playoff for the title), 10 total top-10 finishes, and another seven top-20 showings have shown the West has held its own against [...]

Baseball: Rangers return to final four

May 20, 2012 by  

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — After missing out on regionals last season, Naches Valley more than made up for that shortcoming in Saturday’s Class 1A regional tournament. Getting stellar pitching in both games, including two clutch relief performances from Koleman Johns, the Rangers defeated Orting 9-1 and then edged Colville 4-0 to earn a spot in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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