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A student ‘we all can learn something from’

At Central Valley High School, William “Emmanuel” Welch is known for his charisma, positive outlook and infectious charm. “When he walks in the room he lights it up with his …


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‘Noises Off’ to cap CV theater season with laughs

The theater department of Central Valley High School will close out its 2013-14 season with a comedy. “Noises Off” explores the behind-the-scenes antics of the cast and crew of “Nothing …


Rehkow looks forward to kicking off second season at UI

Austin Rehkow made a successful transition from viral video sensation to Idaho Vandal last fall. As a high school senior at Central Valley, Rehkow burst into the national spotlight after …


‘Different Drummers’ to be shown at Central Valley High School

Central Valley graduate Lyle Hatcher is bringing “Different Drummers” to the school. Hatcher co-wrote and co-directed the film about his friendship with David Dahlke, who had muscular dystrophy and used …


Texas transfer Shayla Vegas at home with Bears

Changing schools in the middle of your high school career is never easy. But if you have a good glove and can defend the middle of the field, the transition …


Boys soccer teams work toward season

Rain, some of it unusually solid, was coming down as Central Valley closed out its practice session by talking penalty kicks. The Bears were working to bounce back after losing …


‘Mattress’ takes the stage at CV

It’s the classic story about a princess and a pea, with production numbers and humor. The drama department at Central Valley High School is presenting “Once Upon a Mattress,” the …


Central Valley students gain credit for technical theater work

Students at Central Valley High School are hard at work building a castle for the upcoming production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” “It’s probably one of the biggest sets we’ve …


CV’s Shepard prepares self, teammates for wrestling challenges

The setting for Mat Classic, the Washington state wrestling tournament, is a unique tableau. The Tacoma Dome, large enough to accommodate two full-sized basketball courts or a football field with …


Friendship helps programs prosper

The Central Valley head boys basketball coach and head football coach share more than a common first name. Rick Giampietri and Rick Sloan both are longtime coaches and longtime friends.


Central Valley collects stuffed animals for Christmas Bureau

When Chris Pittella, 18, was little he had a stuffed gorilla named Joe. “I still have it,” the Central Valley High School senior said. “He was my best friend. I …


CV teacher sends quilts to soldiers in Afghanistan

In Carolyn Schafer’s Central Valley High School family and consumer sciences classroom last week, students, teachers and volunteers stuffed quilts into plastic bags, squeezing them to get most of the …


CV’s ‘Christmas Story’ a musical look back to childhood

It’s a musical based on nostalgia – a grown-up Ralph Parker reflects on the Christmas he received his best present ever, an air rifle. The drama department at Central Valley …


Central Valley captures state soccer title

Jessie Kunz-Pfeiffer was diving left no matter what. She guessed correctly.


CV students go blond as part of food drive challenge

Tucker Stout snapped a photo of his head covered in gelatinous paste. “Gee, I’ve been taking selfies this whole time,” he said to his friend Gerardo Ramirez.


CV freshmen, sophomore lead cross country team

When the Central Valley girls cross country team wants to go hang out togethere, Sarah White is guaranteed to be part of the plan. After all, the junior is the …


CV students produce weekly sports show

Chris Pittella, a senior at Central Valley High School, sat at a desk in front of a blindingly green wall and introduced himself. “Welcome to ‘This Week in High School …


CV boys don retro uniforms for regional meet

Here’s a conundrum. How do you find that little extra motivation for a team heading out to defend its first state championship?


Greg Adams honored for 30 years of military service

He thought he was helping his daughter set up for homecoming, but on Sept. 27, Col. Greg Adams was the surprise guest of honor at the Central Valley football game. …


Savannah Hoekstra’s goals push Bears to strong start

You cannot overlook Savannah Hoekstra. That’s both a warning and a fact of soccer life at Central Valley.


New CV volleyball coach has winning ways

Long distances are nothing new to Amanda Bailey. The first-year Central Valley volleyball coach traveled far to coach the Lady Bears, having coached teams in Mississippi and on the Florida …


Bears, Titans stoked for success

There’s a palpable sense of excitement about the annual start of high school football practices. It draws on both the fresh promise of a new season and the release of …


Staying in the game

The fire inside Kayla Mainer still burns, and she plans to keep stoking the flame for as long as her body lets her. Mainer, one of the finest outside hitters …


Fundraiser honors CV’s Jansen Badinger

The Central Valley High School graduating classes of 1976 through 1980 will host Buy Your Way Home, a softball game, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CV, 821 …


Badinger, recent CV grad who drowned, known for school spirit

Jansen Badinger greeted staff and students at Central Valley High School’s front doors as they arrived for the school day. With a beaming smile and sincerity that all who encountered …


Patchwork project

The quilt Carolyn Schafer has been working on includes blocks sewn together by some of her students at Central Valley High School. It’s one of 140 quilts that will be …


CV getting into ready position

Both Central Valley School District high schools hired new volleyball coaches Monday, with both schools turning to teachers from outside the Pacific Northwest to head successful programs with a host …


Students reuse, reduce, reap reward

Krista Larsen gave her environmental science class at Central Valley High School an assignment that for two students turned into a potential business opportunity. Recent graduates Cory Jones, 18, and …


Rehkow’s kick highlights year

Looking back at the 2012-13 high school sports season reveals more than a few exceptional moments. But the one that most stands out lasted just a scant few seconds, but …