After 13 seasons at Mabton, Chris McCallum has been hired as Sunnyside’s new head women’s basketball coach.
McCallum’s most recent Vikings team was the youngest he’s ever had, but still posted a 17-9 record with a trip to the Class 2B state tournament.
Rick Puente has stepped down after 12 seasons as Sunnyside coach. He had a 173-93 record during that span with four league titles and two state trophies, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in 2014.
Sporting director David Martinez has been busy filling positions as Camille Tree was recently named the new volleyball coach and Marshall Lobbestael was appointed to replace his brother, John, as soccer coach.
NEW COACH DAVIS: Davis athletic director Bob Stanley announced this week that Steve Standley has been hired as the Pirates’ head volleyball coach, replacing Amanda Gall. Standley coached in Team Yakima’s youth program and served as a high school, college, and USA volleyball official for the past 13 years.
Van De Brake is committed to NC
West Valley graduate Jackson Van De Brake, a sophomore shortstop at Tacoma Community College, has signed up for North Carolina.
Van De Brake earned first-team NWAC West honors this week as the Titans prepare to open play in the NWAC Championships on Thursday. Tacoma won the West Division and is 35-10.
Van De Brake is batting .289 this season with 43 runs scored and 24 stolen bases.
Three Yaks all over the West
Pitcher Coby Richards, infielder Ryne Hays and outfielder Hank Dunn received first-team honors for the AFAC West All-Region Baseball Team released Wednesday.
Dunn, a sophomore at Gonzaga, also received a Gold Glove.
YVC had five second-team picks with pitcher Jace Hansen, relief pitcher Jagger Harris, outfielder Corey Jarrell and infielders Dane Fraser and Spencer Marenco.