Former Yaks Come Home For Scrimmage:
YAKIMA, Wash. — As players aligned for an inbounds play under Columbia Basin’s basket, with an errant Hawks’ shot having eluded Yakima Valley’s grasp, Ray Funk stood near his bench and said, “A rebound would be nice.” And sure enough, the YVCC coach got his wish. The Yaks grabbed the last two boards of Sunday’s [...]
YAKIMA, Wash. — They have rarely won impressively or decisively, but Yakima Valley’s men have nonetheless won. And they did it again Wednesday night, downing Wenatchee Valley 82-74 in Sherar Gym to remain atop the East Region standings. The Yaks are 6-1 in the East and 13-6 overall while Spokane is 5-1 and Walla Walla [...]
YAKIMA, Wash. — Brittney Newcomb and Simone Jordan combined to score 30 points Saturday as fourth-ranked Yakima Valley dominated Treasure Valley 67-39 in East Region women’s basketball in Sherar Gym. The Yaks’ fourth straight win improved them to 5-1 in the region and 15-4 overall. YVCC shot only 32 percent (23 for 72) and was [...]
Newcomb’s trey helps Yaks top Blue Mountain || YAKIMA, Wash. — Blue Mountain had the play scouted perfectly, and the Timberwolves defended it perfectly. But when Yakima Valley went to plan B, a player the T-wolves had not wanted to beat them essentially did. Brittney Newcomb’s 3-pointer didn’t end the YVCC’s 72-66 victory Friday night [...]
PASCO, Wash. — Combining for 46 points and connecting on 8 of 13 shots from 3-point range, Brittney Newcomb and Simone Jordan powered Yakima Valley past top-ranked Columbia Basin on Saturday, 81-61 on the Hawks’ Local report: Newcomb, Henton power YVCC women
SHORELINE, Wash. — Yakima Valley has developed an imposing 1-2 punch so far during the women’s basketball season. More...
YAKIMA, Wash. — Brandi Henton scored 42 points to lead Yakima Valley to the championship of the Tip-Off Tournament Sunday afternoon in Sherar Gymnasium with a 81-76 overtime victory over Walla Walla. More...
March 8, 2011
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Some of them screamed, as Brittney Newcomb did while giving the ball one final, emphatic bounce off the Toyota Center court. Some cried, weeping long and hard while being held by teammates. More...
March 8, 2011
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Sam Zapien, Aliyah Green and Brittney Newcomb scored 13 points each late Saturday night as Yakima Valley beat Bellevue 60-48 in a first-round NWAACC Tournament game in the Toyota Center. More...
YVCC women playing with heavy hearts
March 5, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley’s women will play in the NWAACC Tournament. More...
Yakima Valley’s Brittney Newcomb made the Eastern Region all-league first team while Mariah Roe and Yaks men’s standout Willie Blodgett earned second-team honors, the college has announced. More...
SPOKANE — The meteoric rise of Yakima Valley’s women in the Eastern Region has continued.
The Yaks, who secured the region’s No. 4 NWAACC Tournament berth on Saturday and hoped to become No. 3, moved all the way up to No. 2 Tuesday night with a 55-49 victory over Spokane in their regular-season finale.
YVCC closes in on playoff berth
After some tense early moments Friday night, Yakima Valley continued its late surge toward a postseason berth. More...February 13, 2011
PASCO, Wash. — Mariah Roe hit two huge 3-pointers and Yakima Valley’s women took one giant step toward an NWAACC Tournament berth Saturday by beating top-ranked Columbia Basin 56-45 in Eastern Region play on the Hawks’ floor. More...
Local: Newcomb helps YVCC women win
February 10, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. — Brittney Newcomb scored 18 points, including four in a decisive second-half surge, as Yakima Valley helped its postseason chances with a 59-51 victory over Walla Walla in an NWAACC East Region women’s basketball game Wednesday night at Sherar Gym. More...
Local report: Trio lifts YVCC women
February 3, 2011
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Brittney Newcomb scored a game-high 20 points and Sam Zapien and Aliyah Green added 11 and 10, respectively, as Yakima Valley posted a 64-47 Eastern Region victory over Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday night. More...
YVCC defense smothers T. Valley
ONTARIO, Ore. — Brittney Newcomb and Dequise Hammick combined for 24 points and Yakima Valley’s defense forced 34 turnovers Saturday in a 70-56 victory over Treasure Valley in Eastern Region play. More...
Late rally lifts Yaks, 60-57
PENDLETON, Ore. — Aliyah Green and Hannah Cordova sparked a 15-5 closing run as Yakima Valley rallied for a 60-57 victory over Blue Mountain in an NWAACC East Region women’s basketball game Friday night. More...
Local report: Nguyen lifts YVCC womenJanuary 23, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. — Ashlie Nguyen scored 24 points to lead the Yakima Valley women’s basketball team past Northwest Indian College 106-50 on Sunday afternoon at Sherar Gymnasium. More...
Colleges: Hammick lifts YVCC women
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Dequise Hammick scored a game-high 24 points as Yakima Valley got a much-needed 66-58 victory over defending NWAACC champion Walla Walla in Eastern Region play on Wednesday night. More...
YAKIMA, Wash. — Turning the page on the non-conference season, Yakima Valley’s basketball teams hoped to shake off their early-season inconsistencies and make a fresh start as East Region play began Saturday. More...
Yaks rout Roadrunners
SALEM, Ore. — Ashlie Nguyen scored 18 points and Mariah Roe had 12 to lead eighth-ranked Yakima Valley past Linn-Benton 85-56 in the Chemeketa Holiday Classic on Wednesday. More...
Local report — YVCC women rout Lane
SALEM, Ore. — Dequise Hammick scored 25 points and Yakima Valley’s bench dominated Lane’s as the eighth-ranked Yaks rolled to an 87-65 victory Tuesday in the Chemeketa Holiday Classic. More...
College basketball: Zapien leads YVCC to win
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Samantha Zapien scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Yakima Valley defeat Tacoma 73-49 on the final day of the Bellevue Crossover Tournament. More...
YVCC cruises to victory
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Mariah Roe, Dequise Hammick and La Niecia Weatherspoon led a balanced attack and Yakima Valley forced 38 turnovers in a 91-44 rout of short-handed South Puget Sound in the Bellevue Crossover Tournament on Friday. More...
December 12, 2010
Elliott leads Yakima Valley triumph
Sade Elliott scored a game-high 24 points and Yakima Valley made 12 of 22 shots from 3-point range as the No. 6 Yaks routed Shoreline 87-39 in non-league women’s basketball Saturday in Sherar Gym. more...
December 10, 2010
Improving YVCC women roll at home
The competitor in Cody Butler wants his Yakima Valley women to become cohesive immediately, if not sooner. The realist in him knows that’s not possible.
So Thursday night the Yaks coach was philosophic about his team’s 76-56 non-league defeat of Linn-Benton in Sherar Gym.
“Tonight,” he said, “was the first time this year our (defensive) rotations were executed the way they’re supposed to be. We did have some problems in the first half that we eventually took care of. And we are improving.” more...
Former Yak Nicole DeRosier was chosen in the PacWest Weekly Top Ten Honor Roll.
December 14th, 2010
Nicole DeRosier lead the Urban Knights to a 1-1 weekend, averaging 17 points and 5.5 rebounds over two games. DeRosier tied for second in scoring in PacWest for week, shooting 52.2% (12 for 23) from the floor, and 53% (9 for 17) from beyond the arc. Nicole ranked fourth in three-point shooting and led the conference in three-pointers made per game (4.5) for the week. The Junior hit six three's in the Urban Knights win over Cal State East Bay. That feat tied the Academy of Art record for most three-pointers made in a single game. DeRosier also recorded a season high 21 points in the win.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Shiann Dreadfulwater scored 20 points to lead Walla Wall past Yakima Valley 61-56 in the championship game of the YVCC Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Sunday in Sherar Gym. More...
Colleges: YVCC women will play for Tip-Off title
YAKIMA, Wash. — Brittney Newcomb scored 28 points, including six in the final 20 seconds of regulation, as Yakima Valley outlasted Lower Columbia 74-70 in overtime Saturday in the YVCC Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Sherar Gym. More...
YAKIMA, Wash. — Ordinarily, having only one returning player would bode ill for a junior college basketball team.
But since that team is Yakima Valley and the coach is Cody Butler, the state of the 2010-11 Yaks is probably not nearly as bleak as it might otherwise be. More...
KNDO "practice" story
Former YVCC standout ready for jump to Oregon State women's basketball team
By Bill Poehler
June 29, 2010
Anna Marchbanks has been involved in less-than-ideal situations a number of times in her basketball career, and they have all turned out well. She hopes this one will, too. The 5-foot-8 2008 graduate of McKay High School and 2010 graduate of Yakima Valley Community College has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Oregon State University.
May 25, 2010
Aliyah Green, a 5-foot-11 forward-guard who orignally signed with Oregon, has inked a national letter of intent to play basketball at Yakima Valley...
April 15, 2010
YAKIMA, Wash. — Rosetta Adzasu, YVCC’s point guard , has signed a letter of intent with Washington State,
April 10, 2010
Yaks sign Idaho 4A State Tournament MVP
Ariah Gonzales has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Yakima Valley Community College. The 5-11 senior forward captain helped the Middleton Vikings earn their second Idaho State championship in three seasons. Gonzales averaged 12 ppg and 9 rpg at the state tournament.
February 24, 2010
YVCC clinches share of Title
Just because it’s nothing new doesn’t mean it’s not worth celebrating.
So Yakima Valley’s women, after winning a share of the Eastern Region championship with a 75-63 win over Spokane on Wednesday night in Sherar Gym, cut down the nets.
February 14, 2010
Marchbanks leads Yaks to CBC Sweep
YAKIMA, Wash. — Anna Marchbanks scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as third-ranked Yakima Valley rallied to beat Columbia Basin 72-67 on Saturday in Sherar Gym to secure the Yaks’ seventh consecutive NWAACC Tournament berth.
PASCO, Wash. — Spurred by a tenacious second-half defensive effort, Yakima Valley overcame a slow start to defeat Columbia Basin College 76-75 in overtime Saturday in an Eastern Region women’s basketball game.
January 13, 2010
YVCC runs by Big Bend
In the women’s game, Marchbanks totaled 24 points and 12 boards while DeRosier scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting including 5 of 7 from 3-point range...
YAKIMA, Wash. — She played point guard in high school and center at National Champion Central Arizona, it's no wonder...
Noveember 11, 2009
YVCC women have mix of youth, experience
YAKIMA, Wash. — They have accomplished much during Cody Butler’s tenure as coach.
Yakima Valley’s women have reached the NWAACC Tournament in each of Butler’s six seasons as the Yaks mentor. They have compiled a since-severed 31-game winning streak in Sherar Gym and last season ran the Eastern Region table, negotiating the 14-game schedule without a loss.... more
November 21, 2009
YVCC women will play for tourney title
It will be Yakima Valley and Walla Walla in today’s title game of the High Hopes Crossover Tournament in Sherar Gym.
The Yaks earned their 2 p.m. berth with a 77-71 defeat of Lower Columbia on Saturday while Walla Walla turned back the YVCC alumni 70-63.
November 20, 2009
Marchbanks leads Yaks to big victory
Anna Marchbanks had a monster game in her Yakima Valley debut, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Yaks rolled past Southwestern Oregon 78-45 in the High Hopes Tipoff Tournament on Friday night in Sherar Gym...
Shaunte doing well at the University of Montana
Andrea Blodgett highlights-Idaho State vs Eastern Washington
Tana Stickney makes the NAIA National Tournament
May 6, 2009
YVCC women add Franklin guard Jones
November 24, 2008
Local report — YVCC defense keys victory in crossover final
November 23, 2008
Nill lead Yaks into title game
November 22, 2008
Nill scores 35 to lead Yaks to rout
Published August 29, 2008
Christina Gough, former Reno High
Published on June 14, 2008
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