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IAN BIVONA

Sports Reporter

Ian Bivona serves as the Columbia Basin Herald’s sports reporter and is a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He enjoys the behind-the-scenes stories that lead up to the wins and losses of the various sports teams in the Basin. Football is his favorite sport, though he likes them all, and his favorite team is the Jets. He lives in Soap Lake with his cat, Honey.

Recent Stories

BASIN SOCCER ROUNDUP: The final stretch
April 23, 2024 4:08 p.m.

BASIN SOCCER ROUNDUP: The final stretch

COLUMBIA BASIN – Boys soccer regular seasons come to a close next week, as local squads battle for seeding in their upcoming district tournaments.

Jackrabbits host CLA Quincy Invitational
April 23, 2024 3:16 p.m.

Jackrabbits host CLA Quincy Invitational

QUINCY — Twenty-two track and field teams gathered at Quincy High School for Saturday’s CliftonLarsonAllen Quincy Invitational for a full day of sprints, runs and throws. The Jackrabbits had the highest finish among local teams in both the boys and girls meet. “Overall, the meet ran really smooth,” Quincy boys track and field Head Coach Andrew Schmitt said. “We were worried a little bit that we might get some wind because we got a lot of wind earlier in the week, but it thankfully died down and made it for a really nice day for competition.” The Quincy boys took fifth with a score of 61 points. Rounding out the top five were Cashmere in first (123.5 points), Brewster (103), Toppenish (94) and Goldendale (66). Wahluke (38) took sixth and Othello (7) took 14th.

Wildcats, Zags, Cougars week in review
April 22, 2024 5:17 p.m.

Wildcats, Zags, Cougars week in review

MOSES LAKE – Area college baseball teams continue to battle for positioning with postseason baseball quickly approaching.

DIAMOND RECAP: Baseball, softball enter the final stretch of the regular season
April 22, 2024 4:34 p.m.

DIAMOND RECAP: Baseball, softball enter the final stretch of the regular season

COLUMBIA BASIN – District tournaments across the Columbia Basin begin as soon as next week, as local squads aim to finish the regular season on a high note. Read along to see where Basin squads stand late in the regular season.

Tigers defeat Othello in league meet
April 20, 2024 12:35 p.m.

Tigers defeat Othello in league meet

EPHRATA – Boys and girls track and field teams from Othello and Ephrata met for their first league meet of the season on Thursday, with the Tigers defeating the Huskies on both the boys and girls side of the meet. The Ephrata boys picked up a 107-38 win, while the Tiger girls won 113-28.

Huskies sweep Prosser, head into final stretch of regular season
April 20, 2024 12:28 p.m.

Huskies sweep Prosser, head into final stretch of regular season

OTHELLO – With a sweep of Prosser on Friday, the Othello Huskies improved to 10-1 this spring with convincing 10-0 and 15-0 wins over the Mustangs. Friday’s doubleheader came two weeks after Othello’s previous outing, a home doubleheader against Ellensburg on April 5.

Moses Lake Grid Kids enters 25th year
April 19, 2024 2 a.m.

Moses Lake Grid Kids enters 25th year

MOSES LAKE – Heading into its 25th year, Moses Lake Grid Kids continues to provide opportunities to youth athletes on the gridiron. Grid Kids offers both flag and tackle football teams to youth football players in Moses Lake and beyond.

Mavs capitalize on errors, defeat Davis 7-2
April 17, 2024 2:59 p.m.

Mavs capitalize on errors, defeat Davis 7-2

MOSES LAKE – Despite being held to just two hits, the Moses Lake Mavericks capitalized off of five Davis errors to defeat the Pirates 7-1 in Tuesday’s Columbia Basin Big 9 matchup.

Local T&F teams compete at Pasco Invite
April 16, 2024 4:25 p.m.

Local T&F teams compete at Pasco Invite

Maverick boys, girls have highest team placings among local squads

PASCO – Track and field squads from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco for the Pasco Invite on Saturday, including local teams from Ephrata, Moses Lake, Othello and Royal. “I thought the kids did really well,” Moses Lake track and field Head Coach Nicki Weiland said. “We had kids that placed, which is hard to do at a meet of that size. The kids were excited and overwhelmed because that’s a big meet – a lot of them had never been to a meet that big.”

Huskies sweep Prosser in doubleheader
April 15, 2024 4:09 p.m.

Huskies sweep Prosser in doubleheader

OTHELLO – A doubleheader sweep of Prosser improved the Othello Huskies to 13-2 this season, defeating the Mustangs by scores of 9-1 and 8-3 on Saturday afternoon. “Coming into the day we felt pretty confident (that) if we all play together and we’re all connected and we’re clicking, I think we’re pretty unstoppable,” Othello junior Jordan Montemayor said.

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