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October 20
TUESDAY, OCT. 25 - Green Fire

​Yakima Herald Republic

Yakima Valley College Reads takes place at 7 p.m. with a film and panel discussion, “Green Fire,” in Kendall Hall Auditorium, South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima. It celebrates the works of Aldo Leopold. Visit or call 509-574-4802 for details.​

October 14
South Central Workforce CEO becomes newest YVC trustee

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Patrick Baldoz, the executive director/CEO of the Yakima-based South Central Workforce Council, was named Thursday to the Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Baldoz replaces Lisa Parker, whose second term ended on Sept. 30. Parker, a retired music teacher, had been on the board since 2004.

“Mr. Baldoz is a well-respected leader throughout the state,” said college President Linda Kaminski in a written statement. “He has worked closely with YVC to support our workforce and basic skills programs and we are very excited to have him appointed as a member of our board.”

His term runs through Sept. 30, 2021.

The South Central Workforce Council offers job training and assists in employment and job retention within Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Baldoz has more than 35 years of experience with workforce programs.   ​

October 14
Yaks fall to Spokane

​Yakima Herald Republic

Jenna Sullens knocked in four goals and goalkeeper Molly Webster made three saves to lead top-ranked and unbeaten Spokane to a 6-0 victory over Yakima Valley in NWAC East Region play on Wednesday.

The Yaks moved to 3-6 in the East and 4-7-1 for the season and will play at North Idaho on Saturday.

First half: 1, Spokane, Jenna Sullens (Maddy Boyd), 6:00; 2, Spokane, Anisha Nicholson, 7:00; 3, Spokane, Sullens, 27:00; 4, Spokane, Sullens, 34:00.

Second half: 5, Spokane, Sullens, 57:00; 6, Erica Simpson (Boyd), 69:00.

Saves: Addy Eckstrom (YV) 6, Molly Webster (S) 3.​

October 14
YVC volleyball sweeps Wenatchee Valley

​Yakima Herald Republic


WENATCHEE, Wash. — Kerista Goodpaster’s 13 kills and 16 digs sparked Yakima Valley to a four-set victory over Wenatchee Valley in NWAC East Region volleyball Wednesday night.

Emily Nelson also turned in a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs, and Molly Cavanaugh and Anmolpreet Kaur combined for 34 assists for the Yaks, who won 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23.

Yakima Valley improved to 4-6 in the East and 10-9 for the season. The team will compete in the Southwestern Oregon Crossover on Saturday.

Yakima Valley highlights: Kerista Goodpaster 13 kills, 16 digs, 3 aces; Emily Nelson 11 kills, 10 digs, 2 aces; Molly Cavanaugh 19 assists; Anmolpreet Kaur 15 assists, Carly Davis 14 digs, 3 assists; Ember-Punahele Manaea 6 kills.​

October 14
College board trustee named

​Daily Sun News


October 13
10 Days Out - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19

​Yakima Herald Republic

• The Yakima Valley College Reads series continues with “Choosing Your Own Nature,” a faculty lecture with Heidi Shaw at 7 p.m. at Kendall Hall Auditorium, South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard. It celebrates the works of Aldo Leopold. Visit or call 509-574-4802 for details.​

October 13
College hosts tricky event

​Daily Sun News

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October 09
Yaks fall to Walla Walla

​Yakima  Herald Republic

Walla Walla’s Haley Berryman scored five goals Saturday as the Warriors beat Yakima Valley 11-1 in an NWAC East Region soccer match on the Yaks’ field.

Mayra Fuentes got YVC’s lone goal in the 70th minute and Addy Eckstrom made 13 saves.

Walla Walla (6-1-1 in the region and 10-2-2 overall) led 7-0 at halftime.

Yakima Valley (3-6-0, 5-6-2) will host Spokane at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

First half: 1, WWCC, Haley Berryman, 4:00; 2, WWCC, Jessica Garcia, 6:00; 3, WWCC, Berryman, 24:00; 4, Daisy Nateras, 22:00; 5, WWCC, Berryman, 24:00; 6, WWCC, Sadie Blaisdell, 27:00; 7, WWCC, Brittany Hanson (Tate Kautzky), 34:00.

Second half: 8, WWCC, Berryman (Hannah Thompson), 56:00; 9, WWCC, Berryman, 60:00; 10, WWCC, Kylee Platt, 69:00; 11, Erin Leesburg (Sam Filingeri-Oleson), 70:00; 12, YVC, Mayra Fuentes, 70:00.

Saves: Addy Eckstrom (YVC) 13; Jeanette Alvarado (WWCC) 3.​

October 09
Yaks swept by Spokane

​Yakima  Herald Republic

Kerista Goodpaster totaled 12 kills and six digs Saturday but Yakima Valley was swept 3-0 by Spokane in an NWAC East Region volleyball match in Sherar Gym.

The Yaks fell 25-20, 25-17, 25-20, dropping to 3-6 in the region and 8-9 overall. Spokane improved to 7-2 and 19-9.

Yakima Valley continues region play Wednesday at Wenatchee Valley.

YVC highlights: Kerista Goodpaster 12 kills, 6 digs; Ember Punahele-Manea 6 kills, 11 digs; Molly Cavanaugh 27 assists, 14 digs; Carly Davis 20 digs.​

October 09
Walla Walla Community College overpowers Yakima women, 11-1

​Union Bulletin

YAKIMA — Walla Walla Community College came out blazing here Saturday morning in NWAC East Region women’s soccer action. The Warriors scored three goals in the first 13 minutes, and the Yaks never recovered as the Warriors raced to an 11-1 win.

Haley Berryman, on her way to a first half hat trick, started the onslaught in the 4th minute with her first of five goals on the day. Jessica Garcia scored two minutes later, then Berryman connected for her second in the 13th minute to give the Warriors a commanding 3-0 lead.

“Today, the girls started fast and finished strong,” WWCC coach Jordan Hacker said. “We played a fantastic team game today. The girls executed our game plan flawlessly.”

Daisy Nateras got into the Warrior act in the 22nd minute and Berryman completed her first-half hat trick in the 24th minute. Sadie Blaisdell and Brittany Hanson completed the Warrior first half scoring as WWCC went to the break up 7-0.

Berryman started the second half, where she finished the first. Berryman fired home goals in the 56th and 60th minutes for a 9-0 Warrior lead. Kylee Platt and Erin Leseberg completed the Warrior scoring before the Yaks got on the board in the 78th.

“Haley is a great player and leader,” Hacker added. “She has been doing great for us all year.

“I’m very happy with (the first) 84 minutes,” Hacker continued. “We will fix the last six before we play North Idaho Wednesday.”

The Warriors improve to 6-1-1 in the East and host 7-0-0 North Idaho Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.​

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