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Richland Bomber junior varsity letter

About 1979 Bomber Hoops was born several years ago when we were putting together a similar tribute to the 1980 Bomber football team.

As it says in the introduction, Dennis' parents taped every game broadcast and stored it on cassette tapes. The cassettes were then restored in digital form in the .mp3 format.

In the meantime, we culled information from the scrapbook Mary Soldat lovingly assembled and then embarked on a mission to find every newspaper article available on this great Bomber basketball season. This research garnered articles from Seattle, Tacoma, Wenatchee, Yakima, Walla Walla, Spokane, the Tri-City Herald, and even the 1979 Columbian yearbook.

While most of the articles are scanned from newspaper, several articles were found using online newspaper archives and scouring the microfiche machine at the main branch of the Yakima Public Library.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this tribute to the 1979 Richland Bomber state championship basketball team.

This site is ever evolving and we need your help in our ongoing research.

If you have found any item in your scrapbook or from the back of a closet at your parent's house and you would like to see it on this website, please feel free to contact us at

We can help you get the item posted so we can share it with the other fans.

Also, if you would like to contribute your personal memories, please send them along as well.

Thank you, again, for visiting.