Beetles advance at Garretson

June 17, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Landon Messmore pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts and Yakima erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning as the Pepsi Beetles defeated Mudville 8-2 in the Bob Garretson Sr. Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Parker Field. Trenton Dupre lashed a two-run triple and LeVonte Allen hit a two-run double in [...]

Yakama team wins Thorpe title

June 16, 2012 by  

OKLAHOMA CITY — They’re back at it again. The Yakama Nation’s 19-and-under all-star boys basketball team, which won tournaments in Arizona and Hawaii last year, captured the Jim Thorpe Native American Games basketball title this week. Capping a 6-0 run in the three-day tournament, Yakama Nation defeated the Seminoles from Florida 37-34 in the championship [...]

Local report: Jensen lifts Beetles to win in Garretson Memorial Tournament

June 16, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Jens Jensen pitched a complete game and delivered a walk-off RBI single to lift the Yakima Pepsi Beetles to a 4-3 victory over the Portland Lobos on Friday in the fourth annual Bob Garretson Sr. Memorial Tournament at Parker Field. The Beetles split two games on Friday in a tournament that was [...]

6/14/12 Rec Notes — Naches’ Blevins gets national rifle award

June 13, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Beau Blevins, a junior at Naches Valley High School and a member of the Tieton Junior Rifle Club, has earned the highest National Rifle Association Civilian award for rifle marksmanship. Blevins earned the Distinguished Expert Award after six years of practice. Beau began shooting in 2006 and progressed through the National Rifle [...]

6/14/12 Bulletin Board

June 13, 2012 by  

BASEBALL: The Yakima National Little League will hold summer league registrations Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Elks Memorial Park. Cost is $60 and is open to all Valley players. Games are Monday-Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact Mike at 509-952-1716. CAMPS: There will be a free basketball [...]

Rec notes — EV pair qualify for prep rodeo nationals

May 30, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — East Valley’s Robyn van der Merwe and Sierra Bryan have qualified for the National High School Rodeo this summer in Rock Springs, Wyo. Bryan qualified in Barrel racing while van der Merwe advanced in Barrel racing, Girls cutting and Target shooting. Through 20 rodeos during the school year and capped by the [...]

Fast-paced Attack scores in Yakima

May 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The 10th annual Yak Attack 5v5 Soccer Tournament wrapped up late Sunday afternoon. The two-day event drew a record 240 teams from the region to Chesterley Park, competing in 21 youth divisions and an adult coed division in a 5-on-5 fast-paced format on smaller fields and with dance music blaring. Chesterley Park [...]

5/21/12 Yak Attack soccer photo gallery

May 20, 2012 by  

  Here us a photo gallery from the Yak Attack 5v5 soccer tournament Sunday at Chesterley Park in Yakima. The two-day event drew 240 teams.

5/20/12 Letter to sports

May 20, 2012 by  

Thank you for well-run tourney To the sports editor — The boys basketball event May 4-6 was so well planned. The refs were good and the order perfect. The timing of events was perfect. The results were posted shortly after each event. If you want to know how to run a perfect tourney, come to [...]

Rec Notes — Hyvonen 5th in Western Nationals gymnastics

May 16, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima’s Kelsey Hyvonen of Gymnastics Plus finished fifth in the all-around at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Nationals earlier this month in Boise, Idaho. Competing in her second Western Nationals, Hyvonen took second place in the floor exercise with a score of 9.35, and was sixth in the vault with a [...]

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