Nominees for Week 2 fall sports prep athlete of the week

first_img Athlete of the Week By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: September 17, 2018, 9:34am Graham Moody, Mountain View golf Here are the nominees for The Columbian fall sports prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Sept. 15.Voting will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday, with results announced in Friday’s edition of The Columbian.To avoid vote manipulation, voting is restricted by IP address. That means people voting while connected to a public WIFI access may be unable vote. We suggest voting be done by private internet access or through your cellular provider.AUGUST ALBERS, CEDAR TREE CLASSICAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Albers finished third overall at the Fort Steilacoom Invitational in 17:01. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. GO LAYNIE ERICKSON, LA CENTER VOLLEYBALL: Erickson had 38 kills, 32 digs, five blocks and three aces in two wins for the Wildcats.LUCY IANELLO, COLUMBIA RIVER GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Ianello placed first overall in the Molalla (Ore.) Invitational at the Highland Tree Farm.GRAHAM MOODY, MOUNTAIN VIEW BOYS GOLF: Moody won the Jeff Hudson Invitational with a 3-under-par 69 at Tri-Mountain.BAILEY SEGALL, CAMAS GIRLS SWIMMING: Segall won the 200 individual medley, the 100 butterfly and helped Camas to wins in two relays in a six-team meet at Cascade Fitness. Nominees for Week 2 fall sports prep athlete of the week Voting, sponsored by Athletes Corner, continues through Thursday Share: Share: Lucy Ianello, Columbia River cross country 36% (360 Votes) Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Subscribe Today Total Voters: 1,010Comment on this poll 11% (114 Votes)center_img Bailey Segall, Camas swimming 9% (93 Votes) August Albers, Cedar Tree Classical cross country  Loading … By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 31% (313 Votes) 13% (130 Votes) (360) 735-4538 Laynie Erickson, La Center volleyball Who should be the Week 2 fall sports athlete of the week? Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor tim.martinez@columbian.com Tags @360TMartlast_img read more

King’s Way boys thumped by Zillah 90-68 in 1A title

first_img King’s Way finished second in both the 1A Trico League and the district and got to Yakima by way of a win in a regional loser-out game. Its path to the state title game was forged by winning three games in as many days over higher seeded teams, capped by a thrilling semifinal win over King’s that required a go-ahead game-winner with 4.6 seconds left.The Knight hoisted up the second place trophy on the court after the buzzer, which signified the team’s best finish in school history. That combined with the nature of the loss, gave Harmeling pause. He wasn’t sure what to tell them.“I’ve never felt like this after a loss because I’m so proud of them,” Harmeling said. “But man, the first thing I told them is my feelings for them … I have the same feeling in me right now as I did last night last night in the big win over King’s.”Said Brady Metz: “I’m just so thankful to be here, even though we lost.” By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. King’s Way’s Bryson Metz (55), goes for two points around Zillah’s Claysen Delp (40), during the WIAA 1A boys state championships on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Zillah Leopards defeated the King’s Way Christian Knights 90-68. (TJ Mullinax/for The Columbian) Photo Gallery “I don’t want to say they played a perfect game because they missed a couple 3s but it felt like it.”Khalfani Cason scored all 17 of his points in the first half, but, along with the rest of his team, fell cold in the third and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. Kobi Cason added 11 and Bryce Dodge had 11.Zillah shot 57.1 percent from the field and made 5 of 8 3-pointers in a second half in which it outscored King’s Way 47-29. Cesar Diaz finished with a game-high 25 points and four Leopards scored in double-figures — Antonio Salinas (17 points), Sebastian Godina (18) and Brock Ellis (14).Early on, King’s Way matched the Leopards’ hot shooting.Khalfani Cason, a senior, scored 13 of his 17 first half points in the first quarter. Both teams shot over 55 percent from the field. The Knights were 6 of 10 from 3 in the half — three by Khalfani Cason and three from Gage Koenders. King’s Way boys thumped by Zillah 90-68 in 1A title Knights’ second place finish best in program history YAKIMA — King’s Way’s hot shooting went stale, and the grit and hustle that fueled the Knights’ run from the regional round to the 1A state title game was no match for a 1A power.Zillah rode torrid second half shooting to sink King’s Way 90-68 in the 1A state championship game on Saturday evening at the Yakima Valley SunDome.In their first state championship appearance in program history, the Knights ran into a 1A state power. Zillah has won three of the past six 1A state titles.“They looked like the state champs and they are for a reason,” Knights coach Daven Harmeling said. “They kept coming at us, making shots and kept coming. Share: GO King’s Way Christian KnightsVideo Tags andy.buhler@columbian.com ZILLAH 90, KING’S WAY 68KING’S WAY — Khalfani Cason 17, Kobi Cason 11, Gage Koenders 9, Brady Metz 8, Bryson Metz 9, Ty Snider 0, Kefentse Cason 0, Mason Packer 0, Bryce Dodge 10, Seth Woody 2, Justin Frahm 2, Bailey Meek 0. Totals 21-49 (8-22) 18-20 68.ZILLAH — Cesar Diaz 25, Antonio Salinas 17, Brock Ellis 14, Sebastian Godina 18, Weston Ide 4, Cody Vance 0, Kaden Magana 2, Parker Van De Graaf 0, Ben Kibbe 0, Wesley Avila 0, Dakota Hibbs 0, Claysen Delp 10. Totals 36-63 (10-18) 8-12 90.King’s Way 24 15 7 22 — 68Zillah 24 19 24 23 — 90center_img Follow The Columbian on Instagram Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer (360) 735-4557 Share: @AndyBuhler But the Knights couldn’t sustain the hot shooting. And Zillah was just getting started.Diaz scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Zillah shot 58 percent from the field — 62.5 percent from 3 — to close the game. The Knights cooled off to 26.9 shooting during that time, hit just 2 of 12 3-point attempts and played the last seven minutes without Khalfani Cason, their leading scorer.For what the Knights had left in the tank, they couldn’t help but feel like they ran into a buzzsaw.“They probaly had one of their best games of the season,” Metz said. “That was tough for us. They shot amazing, transition offense was great, played great defense. We did the best we could.” 3 Photos By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: March 2, 2019, 7:17pm Followlast_img read more

UN tribunal quashes most convictions of former Bosnian Croat general

Tihomir Blaskic, who had been convicted in March 2000 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), will leave jail on Monday after the ICTY’s Appeals Chamber upheld his application for early release.Earlier, the judges had reduced his sentence from 45 years to nine years after overturning all but three of his 19 convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mr. Blaskic has been in the ICTY’s custody since 1996 and was eligible to apply for early release.The judges said “an enormous amount of additional evidence” had emerged during Mr. Blaskic’s appeal because Croatia had not cooperated previously and had not opened its archives until after the death of former President Franjo Tudjman in December 1999.Mr. Blaskic, who served as an army commander in central Bosnia during the early 1990s, was convicted of war crimes for ordering the massacre of about 100 Muslims in the Bosnian village of Ahmici in April 1993. The villagers, who had been hiding in the cellars of several houses, were discovered and shot dead. The houses were then set on fire.But the ICTY ruled that, once the additional evidence was taken into account, it was not reasonable to find that Mr. Blaskic had control of some of the forces that participated in the massacre, or that his order to attack Ahmici was issued “with the clear intention that the massacre would be committed.”The judges also said the extra evidence showed there was a Muslim military presence in Ahmici and that it was reasonable for Mr. Blaskic to believe they could launch an attack.The ICTY also overturned several convictions relating to the bombing of a truck and attacks on several Bosnian towns between April and September 1993.But the judges upheld the trial court’s finding that Mr. Blaskic was guilty of illegal detainment and the inhumane treatment of prisoners. He forced Muslim prisoners to dig trenches and build fortifications to use in operations by Bosnian Croats against Bosnian Muslims. The former general also used prisoners as human shields to protect his temporary military headquarters during fighting at Vitez in April 1993. read more