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SUNNYSIDE — “Everybody has to do their part.” That is the mantra for Max Saldana, Head Coach and President of the Sunnyside Grid Kids organization. Saldana explained in a recent interview, the role each of his players, coaches, and parents play to help the organization operate like a well-oiled machine.

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Taylor Hazzard (photo 1) maintains her focus during the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation’s volleyball camp for 11 and 14-year old girls at the community center Friday. Lila Rice (photo 2) learns the proper technique of correct mechanics as she displays her advanced form. Led by Mary Schlenker,…

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PROSSER — The City of Prosser’s eight-year-old aquatic center will receive some needed updates, according to Kathya Martinez, City Park and Recs Manager, thanks to a generous state grant.

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OPEN CLASS (41 Teams): 1, LeAnne Wolf, Jason Robinson, Larry Wolf, 6 cows, 69.23 sec.; 2, Jason Robinson, Cayley Rishor-Olney, Beth Rishor, 6, 72.36; 3, Larry Wolf, Cayley Rishor-Olney, LeAnne Wolf, 6, 76.58; 4, Larry Wolf, Fred Young, Jessica Martinez, 6, 80.26; 5, Emily Vanausdl, Wyatt Crowley, John Schieche, 6, 82.05.

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Cascade Bicycle Club member Marco Behar of West Seattle and recently retired Seattle Public Schools teacher, sets up his tent after riding the fifth leg of the Eastern Washington tour which encompassed about 350 miles and 20,000 feet in elevation range over the six-day biking adventure.

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GRANDVIEW — Returning from her recent 12-day trip from Poland, Grandview wrestler, Desiree Zavala continues to hone her skills with other World Team members. She is currently one of the top three U.S. female wrestlers in the 136 (62 kilos) weight class.

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PROSSER — When most people think of Mt. Everest, they envision an unattainable climb. But for 60-year-old Mary Jo Oldfield of Prosser, it is another chapter in her lifelong athletic journey.

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Five-year-old Tessah Carter, participates in learning how to control the ball with her feet while she navigates a series of cones at the Grace Brethren Church Vacation Bible School/soccer camp on Wednesday, July 31. The three-day camp for kindergarten through sixth grade students also featur…

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Rachel Scott wins National title for Copper division for Equestrian Vaulting. Practicing for five and half years, she placed 1st out of 40 kids. She placed 2nd in compulsory round and 1st in freestyle round giving her a final combined score of 6.633. The 2nd place finisher had 6.328.

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11-year old Max Ramirez takes on the defensive line drills as Co-Coach Jose Espindola oversees players’ techniques with using their arms and hands, along with the ability to control the offensive blocker during Grandview Greyhound Grid Kids practice at the middle school.

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11-year-old Nathan Montes De Oca takes part in defensive line drill drills as Co-Coach Jose Espindola observes players’ techniques with using their arms and hands, along with the ability to seize control of the offensive blocker during Grandview Greyhound Grid Kids practice at the middle school.

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Seven-year-old Cole Hollenbeck from Prosser, displays his mutton bustin’ riding talents as he maintained his ride all the way through during the little wrangler rodeo at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Wednesday evening.

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MABTON – Making a difference in the lives of area youth to excel both on and off the field is what drives Noe Calixto to take on the guiding role as the Mabton Vikings Grid Kids’ head coach.

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Chuy Moran takes off for a layup during the City of Sunnyside Parks & Recreation summer youth basketball camp last Friday at the community center. The week-long camp culminated with players receiving their camp shirts and a final scrimmage.

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YAKIMA — Yakima Valley College’s Athletic Department is taking registrations for individual skills soccer camps being held on the college campus this month.

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SUNNYSIDE – The Sharks and Neptunes closed out their regular swim season as they competed against one another at the Grandview pool last Wednesday, July 24.

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PROSSER — A portion of Sixth Street in Prosser was blocked off with bright orange cones and barricades sentineled the street corners as eager volunteers helped to create a competitive, on street space for the annual 3 on 3 basketball tourney held last weekend.

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Left to right, Juan Rodriguez, Eduardo Garcia and Adrian Calixto participate in the Mabton Vikings Grid Kids fitness camp at the high school last Thursday evening. According to Head Coach Noe Calixto, the season started on Monday, July 29 as he, along with volunteer staff prepare to field th…

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SUNNYSIDE — As his first official duty as Noon Rotary President, Ron Jetter stood on the city pool swim deck congratulated the Sunnyside Sharks on their 2019 season last Tuesday evening.

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TRI-CITIES — It’s Water Follies weekend on the Columbia River and hydroplanes will be warming up the water for three days beginning Friday night, July 26 on the 2.5-mile Columbia River Course.

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SUNNYSIDE — Strength, agility and determination marked the Sunnyside High School girls wrestling team, who sat atop the Washington state rankings throughout the 2018-19 season.

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SUNNYSIDE – On the first day of Kids Get Fit Camp, Angel Aguinaga, 4, was quietly reserved – that’s before he discovered his athletic agility and balance for participating in the collaborative conditioning drills.

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The Sunnyside Cachorros, made up of eight and nine-year-old players hosted the Mattawa Dragones during Lower Valley Soccer League play at Sun Valley Elementary School on Friday evening.

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SUNNYSIDE — Lower Valley Soccer League youth teams took to the competitive field and played until the final whistle at Sun Valley Elementary School last Friday evening.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Inland Empire Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Regional Swim Meet attracted seven teams, including the Sunnyside Sharks, Grandview Neptunes and Prosser Piranhas in Toppenish on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.

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SUNNYSIDE — The John Hughes Student Health Center, located on the Sunnyside High School Campus, will be hosting a sports physical week from July 15-19.

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SUNNYSIDE — Coach Bruce Siebol and the rest of the boys basketball staff at Sunnyside High School expect to have a good dilemma on their hands this coming winter.

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YAKIMA VALLEY — People who enjoy the outdoors come from all backgrounds and walks of life, living in and around towns throughout the Yakima Valley.

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Sunnyside defeated Richland 8-6 to extend their winning streak to six games and improved to 12-5-1 at home on Tuesday, July 2. Eli Lopez, Kaiden Condie (pictured) and Devin Zavala contributed in the pitching duties while Jose Zesati smacked a two-run single in the fifth inning, which turned …

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SUNNYSIDE — The Sunnyside Monarchs baseball team made up of 13 to 15-year-old seventh, eighth and ninth grade students, defeated Prosser 10-1 at the Grizzly varsity field this past Monday evening.

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SUNNYSIDE — The day began bright and sunny, with clouds and a thunderstorm looming while golfers with the Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour took their shots on the course at Black Rock Creek Golf Course last Wednesday, June 26.

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GRANDVIEW — Helping to support a variety of local youth programs, five 4-person teams teed off for a flying 18 holes of targeted fun during the Fifth annual Grandview Rotary Disc Golf Scramble at Dykstra Park this past Saturday morning.

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YAKIMA — 4-H members and open exhibitors can take par in a pre-show clinic and the Washington State Junior Horse Show, beginning June 27 at State Fair Park.

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SUNNYSIDE — Grizzly Baseball is in full summer training mode and offering a weekly series of skills sessions to help players 8-18 become better in all aspects of the sport.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Northwest Community Foundation’s annual Hogue Classic last Friday honored Wayne Hogue and provided people a chance to support youth in Prosser.

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SUNNYSIDE — Astria Sunnyside Foundation’s annual Golf “Fore” Health Tournament teed off at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start of 65 golfers at Black Rock Creek Golf Course on Friday, June 14.

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GRANDVIEW — With the Neptunes Swim Team unable to access the pool the first week of practice, the first two competitions went swimmingly well under the circumstances.

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