Riddle wins at Speedway

June 11, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Naches’ Owen Riddle kept his momentum in high gear Saturday night, winning a 60-lap Late Model main event during the Yakima Speedway’s six-division Spring Spectacular. Riddle, who opened the season in April with his first Apple Cup victory and won Spokane’s Sunkist 100 last week, led the final 40 laps of Saturday’s [...]

Local report — Mavs host camp, Grays Harbor today

June 9, 2012 by  

YAKIMA,Wash. — After a couple of weeks of rest, today will be a busy day for the Yakima Mavericks football team. First, they will conduct a free youth camp from noon to 2 p.m. at Marquette Stadium. This evening, they play their final regular-season home game, hosting the Grays Harbor Bearcats at 6 o’clock, also [...]

Football: Mavs rally to beat Bellingham

May 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — In a battle of unbeatens, the Yakima Mavericks were outclassed early by visiting Bellingham. Over the final three quarters, the Mavericks played to their potential, rallying and then pulling away for a 56-34 victory at Marquette Stadium. Quarterback John Lobbestael threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more as Yakima ripped [...]

Mavericks edge S. King County

May 12, 2012 by  

SUMNER, Wash. — Returning to the site of last season’s heartbreaking playoff loss, the Yakima Mavericks gained some measure of revenge — but it sure wasn’t easy. Taking advantage of a missed extra point in the first half and then making a key defensive stand in the final two minutes, the Mavericks clipped the South King [...]

Semipro football: Mavericks wake up, rout South Sound

May 5, 2012 by  

SPANAWAY, Wash. — In their first road test of the season, the Yakima Mavericks showed some road lag in a sluggish first-half effort. Quickly regrouping, the Mavericks scored three times in the first five minutes of the third quarter and cruised to a 48-6 victory over the South Sound Shockers in a Pacific Football League game [...]

Semipro football: Lobbestael doing the job

April 29, 2012 by  

Though he’d rather play wide receiver, Lobbestael gives Mavs a lift at QB || YAKIMA, Wash. — Last year at this time, John Lobbestael was playing wide receiver and quite happy doing so, thank you. But a sluggish start with a sputtering offense forced the Yakima Mavericks to turn back to their former quarterback, who [...]

4/29/12 Yakima Mavericks photo gallery

April 29, 2012 by  

Photos from Saturday’s Pacific Football League game between the Yakima Mavericks and Oregon Outlaws at Marquette Stadium in Yakima, Wash. Click here for information on purchasing any of these photos.

Local report: YVCC sweeps aside Spokane

April 22, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — It took awhile for Yakima Valley’s bats to come alive Saturday during the Yaks’ East Region doubleheader with Spokane. But as effective as YVCC’s pitchers were, it didn’t matter. With Jake Fife and Seth Darling combining on a four-hit shutout in the first game and Kyle Garvin scattering five hits in the [...]

Stability gives Mavericks a leg up

April 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Stability is not a word commonly uttered in the world of semi-pro sports. Players come and go, coaches as well, with great frequency, wiping rosters clean nearly every season. That’s what makes this year’s version of the Yakima Mavericks somewhat remarkable. The football team begins its season against Tacoma at 6 p.m. [...]

Local report: Cold-shooting Central loses GNAC opener

December 2, 2011 by  

MONMOUTH, Ore. — Unable to overcome its own cool shooting nor its opponents’ scorching accuracy, Central Washington University’s women’s basketball team dropped its GNAC opener, 77-61, to Western Oregon on Thursday. Junior Alex Dunn led the Wildcats with 19 points and three 3-pointers, but Central was hindered by 29.2-percent shooting from the field. Western Oregon, [...]

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