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West Valley coach, son remain hopeful for football season

Craig Whitney laughs. “This is the longest I’ve ever been away from West Valley,” he says.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 2A, 1A: Second-half burst lifts top-seeded Lynden over West Valley girls for title

Keylie Hershey scored 22 points to lead the top-seeded Lions to a 60-38 victory over West Valley on Saturday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

2A, 1A state: Hailey Marlow’s buzzer-beater lifts West Valley girls into title game

For the second night in a row, the West Valley girls kept fans at the Yakima Valley SunDome on the edge of their seats until the final seconds.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

State 2A, 1A preview: Local teams from Great Northern, Northeast A leagues take the hard road to Yakima

The Great Northern League and the Northeast A League have to join with other leagues in order to reach state. This year, it was tough getting through the glue for …


Prep wrestling notebook: West Valley standout Gaje Caro aiming for higher Mat Classic finish after 2019 injury

Gaje Caro has won eight straight since his most recent injury forfeit on Jan. 4, and is aiming to be West Valley’s first individual state champion since 2016.


Steve Christilaw: East Valley, West Valley split Golden Throne spirit games

This year’s Golden Throne spirit game between West Valley and East Valley came at the intersection between hard work and future promise.


Eagle Holiday Classic came to being at right time, still going strong after six years

For the last six years the two primary gymnasiums at West Valley High School turn into a hotbed of basketball activity for three days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve …


Injured West Valley runner Sadie Langford rebounds in swimming, places at state

West Valley High School senior Sadie Langford went back into the pool this fall after a three-year hiatus and did well enough to advance to the state swim competition last …


Boys basketball: Humphrey name a legend on local hoops circuit

It’s been a while since Jay Humphreys’ dad, Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Denny Humphrey, would help out with practices at West Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

West Valley star Alyjouah Rollins’ play overshadows his unique name

He’s used to the question. It’s one he’s heard thousands of times by now. When your name is uncommon, and Alyjouah is all of that, people are going to ask …


Alyjouah Rollins’ 3 touchdown catches help West Valley knock off Shadle Park

Alyjouah Rollins caught touchdown passes of 7, 68 and 79 yards and West Valley scored 21 unanswered points to earn a 28-19 victory over Shadle Park at Albi Stadium on …


Whether they’re eating up opposing defenses on the field or rummaging through the pantry, prep offensive linemen are always ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’

There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative …


West Valley girls cross country team managing expections

John Moir expected to see a big jump in popularity in his girls cross country program after winning West Valley’s third state championship last fall.


Finally outside, WV softball is rolling with double header sweep; new coach Brian Ostby excited

Exactly one month to the day after Brian Ostby held his first official practice as the new fastpitch softball coach at West Valley, he took his team outside to do …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Steve Christilaw: High school rivalries breed serious respect, friendship

Athletic rivals show compassion time and time again in Spokane and Spokane Valley.


Girls basketball: Jillian Taylor leads host West Valley to win over Mountain Home at Eagle Holiday Classic

Roundup of Friday’s preps girls basketball action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

State football: West Valley falls to Ellensburg in 2A defensive battle

The difference between West Valley continuing on in State 2A football postseason or its season ended literally came down to a matter of inches.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

GNL/CWAC football crossovers: West Valley runs over Ephrata, into State 2A playoffs

It takes numbers to slow down the West Valley running game, and even more to stop it.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

West Valley makes goal-line stand as time expires to hold off Cheney

Matt Allen’s 33-yard field goal proves the difference as West Valley holds off Cheney in a Great Northern League showdown.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

West Valley offense comes to life late in victory over Pullman

Anyone who has ever played a game of stare-down knows: The first one to blink loses.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

West Valley serves notice with 49-0 rout of North Central

If West Valley coach Craig Whitney had concerns about graduating 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the past two years, maybe those fears were abated …


2018 Prep Football Preview: West Valley applies ‘next man up’ philosophy in search of GNL 2A title

West Valley graduated 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the last two years – a ton of talent for any program.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 1A baseball: Freeman finally reaches peak by knocking off King’s Way Christian for title

Michael Coumont had come to Yakima seven times with Freeman High School teammates in search of state championships in basketball and baseball. Three times he’d been on the losing end …


State 2A baseball: West Valley rally falls short in semifinal loss to Mountlake Terrace

For a few raucous minutes Friday afternoon, it looked like West Valley’s sixth-inning magic was going to come through for a second straight game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Led by Jake Wells, Pullman cruises by West Valley 58-47 for District 7 championship

PULLMAN – Their coach was battling a case of Bronchitis, their top player was still getting over his flu and at least four other Pullman players were afflicted by a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Top-rated East Valley girls pull away late to top West Valley, secure state tournament berth

East Valley, rated No. 1 in the WIAA’s RPI, used a steady dose of defense and rebounding with offensive balanced sprinkled on for good measure as the Knights were too …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

State 2A football: West Valley falls to Hockinson in semifinal matching 12-0 teams

When two 12-0 teams face off in a state semifinal game, something has to give.


After beating Selah, West Valley hungry for more

West Valley powered its way into the Class 2A football semifinals on Saturday with a convincing 28-15 win over Selah at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.


State girls soccer: West Valley caught fire when it counted the most

Just in time, the West Valley girls soccer team has found its groove.


West Valley defeats East Valley, secures share of Great Northern League title

Connor Whitney played center field for the undefeated West Valley Eagles all night long Friday at East Valley.