Track: Riverside Christian boys win 2B title

May 27, 2012 by  

CHENEY, Wash. — It was a matter of first things first for Riverside Christian’s Fernando Valencia. Coming into the start of one of Saturday’s concluding events, he knew that if he won the javelin, his team could win a state track and field championship. His first throw put him and his team into first place, [...]

Track: Imperial, Venema win state titles

May 26, 2012 by  

CHENEY, Wash. — As a northeasterly wind blasted through the triple jump pit, Bethany Imperial blew away the pain and frustration of November foot surgery. The Riverside Christian senior, defending state triple-jump champion, had struggled through a subpar spring in the signature track and field event both for her and her school. She entered Friday’s [...]

Bounce back: Riverside Christian’s Van Tuinen flying high after 2011 injury

May 23, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nate Van Tuinen had himself a plan a year ago and a history of hitting the mark each time.Riverside Christian’s three-sport standout was going to duel teammate Kyle Gartrell for a state title in the triple jump — he expected to beat his friend, truth be told — and he was going [...]

Goldendale’s Wanderscheid wins state golf title

May 23, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With a state championship within her grasp, Bree Wanderscheid didn’t back down. In fact, the Goldendale sophomore stepped up and played even better than she had in the opening round to capture the Class 1A girls state title in convincing fashion. Showing no nerves despite this being just her second state tournament, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Prep golf roundup: Iacolucci, Wanderscheid repeat as district champions

May 15, 2012 by  

CLE ELUM, Wash. — Cle Elum’s Rylee Iacolucci and Goldendale’s Bree Wandersheid repeated as medalists at Tuesday’s SCAC district golf tournament at Suncadia Golf Course. The top 16 boys and nine girls qualified for the Class 1A state tournaments May 22-23 on The Home Course in Dupont. Iacolucci, a senior, shot a 1-under 71 for [...]

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 [...]

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