Sad news for fans of professional minor league baseball in the Yakima Valley today with the news of the passing of former Yakima Bears Field Manager Mike Bell's passing at the age of 46 due to complications from cancer of the kidneys.
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to help us spotlight the student-athlete, Little Leaguer, Grid Kid, etc. in your life by sharing a photo and a bio. As we previously mentioned, it's bad enough for students in their senior year of high school or college to not get the proper send-off that they justifiably deserve -- even worse for those student-athletes who don't get to compete in what might be
Since 1985, the Yakima chapter of the American Cancer Society has put on a 24-hour "Relay For Life" to raise funds to fight the disease as well as honor the memory of those who have succumbed to it and celebrate survivors.