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Fall sports continue, as winter play opens

Men’s and women’s basketball teams from Walla Walla University tipped off last weekend, Whitman College teams get going over the next few days, and Walla Walla Community College’s squads are preparing for their season-openers next weekend.

CC golf students learn by following the sun

This is the time of year when snowbirds adjust their compasses, take flight and head south.

Column: Indians, Patriots poised to duke it out

To continue the boxing analogy that was introduced in Sunday’s Union-Bulletin account of Touchet’s Southeast 1B-8 League football victory over Dayton, the Indians and Liberty Christian’s Patriots will both be looking for a knockout punch Thursday night when they square off at Hanford High School in West Richland.

Column: Wa-Hi grad gives take on prayer

Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School, takes a knee after the final whistle sounds, setting off a choir of holy unrest.

Column: You never know who your new neighbor might be

When I met my new neighbor last spring and he introduced himself as Gene Conley, a tiny bell tinkled in the back of brain.

Column: Hawks stride toward varsity programs

College Place High School, in only its second year of existence this fall, gave athletic director Don Wilkins a lot of reason to be excited about next season, when his sports programs field their first varsity teams as a member of the Class 1A South Central Athletic Conference East.

Efforts for new shooting range seeks more support

With fall in the air, I would much rather be writing about the great outdoors and the wonderful hunting and shooting opportunities we have here in our valley. Unfortunately, that will have to wait till next month. I have something more vital and interesting to tell you about today.

Column: War vets embrace chance to chill out with golf

A group of United States military veterans are set to tee it up at the Walla Walla Country Club Thursday afternoon.

Column: Wild cards liven up baseball playoff pursuits

Big-league baseball’s very first one-game playoff took place in 1948 when The Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox finished the 154-game American League regular season tied atop the standings with 96 wins and 58 losses.

Pro rodeo heritage has Walla Walla bull rider on course

Nineteen-year-old Derek Kolbaba has already cashed his first Frontier Days Rodeo check. The 2014 Wa-Hi graduate finished fourth in last year’s bull riding event in the Walla Walla Fairgrounds arena and earned $1,230.46 for his trouble. He’s setting his sights higher Sunday night when he comes out of the rough stock chutes during the final moments of this year’s Frontier Days.