Class 2A fastpitch: Selah sails into semis

May 26, 2012 by  

SELAH, Wash. — Ten innings, 28 hits, eight extra-base hits, two home runs, 24 runs. That’s the kind of offensive production, especially in the rarefied fastpitch talent of the Class 2A state championships, that created another very important other statistic for the tournament’s home team: two wins. The Selah Vikings jackhammered their way into their [...]

Fastpitch: Injuries hit CWAC foes as state begins

May 24, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — After helping the Selah fastpitch program transform itself over the last four years from a playoff interloper to a perennial contender, Vikings head coach Bill Harris is taking nothing for granted. Selah is coming into its fourth consecutive 2A state tourney, which begins today at the Vikings’ home complex, Carlon Park, with [...]

Track and Field: West Valley’s Irvine takes second in Class 3A pole vault

May 24, 2012 by  

TACOMA,Wash. — Once you’ve split your head open pole vaulting, it’s not so easy to reach for the sky again. Zane Irvine, with seven stitches above his right temple, confronted his lingering doubts twice Thursday night and twice he overcame them at the last possible moment. And the reward for such right-back-in-the-saddle courage was a [...]

Class 2A 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. Aberdeen Bobcats Location: Aberdeen. Coach: Bill Tometich. State history: One entry, no trophies. Last state appearance: 2011, did not place. Chehalis (W.F. West) Bearcats Location: Chehalis. Coach: Mike Keen. State history: 16 entries, 11 trophies, one [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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: One-hit wonder lifts East Valley

May 20, 2012 by  

Lemus leads EV into state semifinals || YAKIMA, Wash. — After a resounding pop echoed throughout Davis Field, the result of another Hugo Lemus fastball finding its mark, Cheney’s first base coach turned toward his dugout and said, “The kid’s throwing hard, OK? So let’s pick it up a notch.” Which was much easier said [...]

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, [...]

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