Against a Gonzaga Prep team renowned for its ability to drive the lane, Richland's 7-foot-3 senior center Riley Sorn was going to have to be at his best to give the Bombers a chance. While the Bullpups were victorious this time around -- 56-53 on Friday in the District 8 Class 4A championship at the Spokane Arena -- Sorn said he was optimistic about the outcome should the teams meet again in the state playoffs.
The Chiawana Riverhawks girls basketball team fell to the University Titans 61-55 on Friday in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out game of the District 8 4A playoffs at the Spokane Arena. Kenedy Cartwright had game highs with 19 points and three steals in the final game of her high school career.
The undefeated Richland High School boys basketball team faces fellow unbeaten Gonzaga Prep at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the District 8 4A championship game at the Spokane Arena. During a photoshoot with the Herald on Thursday, Bombers coach Earl Streufert and his son, Garrett, talked about the highly-anticipated matchup between two of the state's top teams.
Defense led the way for the Kamiakin High School boys basketball team in a 55-41 win over the Rogers Pirates in their District 8 3A semifinal game. Champ Grayson led all scorers with 16 points and Garrett Paxton had 13 in the winning effort. The Braves will try to repeat as district champs against the Mt. Spokane Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spokane Veteran's Arena.
The Richland High School boys basketball team beat the University Titans 79-44 on Wednesday in the opening round of the District 8 Class 4A playoffs. The Bombers host the Ferris Saxons at 7 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals.
Chiawana High School girls soccer player Summer Yates signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for the University of Washington on Wednesday. She had committed to the school when she was a freshman, and in her high school career scored 99 goals, played on several U.S. Women's National Teams, and earned a plethora of accolades including All-MCC and Herald All-Area Player of the Year, and two All-State team nods.
The Chiawana Riverhawks boys basketball team trailed by 10 points at halftime to the host Kennewick Lions in their regular season finale on Friday, but rallied for a 63-56 win in part thanks to 16 points and three blocks from sophomore Seth Schmidt, and 15 points and nine rebounds from Matthew Kroner. The win clinched the Riverhawks the MCC's No. 2 seed for the District 8 4A playoffs, as they will play host to Lewis and Clark at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first round.
Kamiakin girls basketball player Alexa Hazel, a junior guard, scored 20 points on Tuesday in a win over Hanford to get to exactly 1,000 for her career. Teammate Oumou Toure, also a junior, reached that milestone earlier this season, and now at 1,503 for her career is just 76 shy of the 33-year-old school record held by Tondi Redden (now von Oelhoffen). The Braves can clinch back-to-back MCC titles with a win over 13-3 (9-1 MCC) Chiawana on Friday in Pasco.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, initially prompting a tsunami warning. The warning has since been cancelled, but an advisory remains for part of the state.
Champ Grayson scored a career-high 28 points to help lead the Kamiakin Braves boys basketball team to a 65-62 victory over the Kennewick Lions on Friday at Kamiakin High School. After the game, Grayson discussed his improved play in the past two games, and how the team was able to hold off a late flurry from the Lions to clinch the top MCC 3A seed.
The Richland Bombers boys basketball team beat the Hanford Falcons 88-39 on Saturday in an MCC basketball at Art Dawald Gymnasium. Cole Northrop scored 24 points and Riley Sorn had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks to lead the way for the Bombers.
The Kittitas/Thorp Coyotes boys basketball team knocked off the Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars 68-60 on Friday in an EWAC contest in Pasco. Brock Ravet had 27 points to lead Kittitas, while Kobe Singleton had 23 points and Stefan Geist 21 for TCP.