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Statistics galore for Pomeroy

It was a day of astouding numbers for the Pomeroy High School softball team. The Pirates won a pair of games over Lacrosse-Washtucna-Kahlotus, 21-9 and 30-11, while walking a combined 38 times.

Pirates fall to Grangeville

The Pomeroy High School baseball team lost 4-0 and 6-3 to the defending state champs of Idaho in their division, Grangeville.

Blue Devils improve to 5-5 in MCC

Walla Walla High School scored early and often here in Mid Columbia Conference soccer action Saturday at the Blue Devil pitch. Wa-Hi scored three unanswered first half goals and went on to shut out Richland, 4-0.

Warrior baseball rallies for twin bill sweep

WAACC Eastern Region co-leader Walla Walla Community College and Yakima Valley had much in common heading into their league baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field.

Gonzaga, WSU move matchup to Spokane

Gonzaga and Washington State are tweaking their annual home-and-home basketball series, not likely to be a popular move among some WSU fans.

Bulldogs sweep opponents, 3-1 and 8-1

Dayton restricted St. John-Endicott/Lacrosse Washtucna to just two runs combined in a Southeast 2B baseball doubleheader here Saturday.

TigerScots compete at River's Edge Invite

The Weston-McEwen High School track and field team competed at the River’s Edge Invite here Friday.

Bott earns medalist honors

The Pomeroy High School golf team hosted and won a three-team tournament, while garnering both medalist honors.

Barton to provide instruction on refereeing

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute’s Community Academy is hosting Weston Middle School educator and athletic director John Barton, who will provide instruction on the rules and regulations of basketball, the ins and outs of refereeing, and how to acquire certification, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Mac-Hi golf travels to La Grande

The McLoughlin High School golf team placed third out of the four teams competing at the LaGrande Country Club on Friday. The Pioneers finished just two strokes behind second-place Baker.

Court Report 4-20

The court report for April 20, 2014.

Prison visits promoted to combat recidivism

Officials also use an email system that allows inmates with MP3 players to send and receive email.

No taker so far for free VA water tower

Free: water tank, 22 feet in diameter, 28 feet tall, cone shaped roof, constructed of steel plates of varying thickness, capacity of 100,000 gallons, includes steel stand of approximately 85 feet.

Annual Walla Walla VA Women Veterans Forum set for Monday

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla VA will host its annual Women Veterans Forum on Monday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Building No. 78 on the VA campus.

Agenda: Walla Walla County 4-21

When: Monday and Tuesday. Monday meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and recesses at noon. Afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

Watch out for elk-collision hot spots on Highway 20

The State Patrol, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Transportation are trying to get better data about elk vs. car collisions on Highway 20.

Molecular breeding speeds crop improvements

The process is different from the better-known and more controversial field of genetic engineering.

M-F looks at ways to spruce up Main Street

Keep the frogs, replace the concrete, spruce of the landscaping, add matching streetlights, establish pedestrian hubs and, most of all, find ways to make it so the current businesses along Main Street succeed.

Letter - Allow competition for backflow assembly testing

As a homeowner and an individual, I concur with Gregory Petersen as it pertains to the Walla Walla City Council’s concerns regarding backflow assembly testing.

Letter - See time travelers at Fort Walla Walla

Maria Whitman, wife of Walla Walla’s first mayor, made an inspired visit last week to Fort Walla Walla. Encountering Maria (played by Barbara Clark) rekindled my appreciation for Fort Walla Walla’s rich Living History Company.