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Blue Mountain Sports Awards release nominees

WALLA WALLA — The 37th annual Blue Mountain Sports Awards will be handed out on May 29 during the Blue Mountain Youth Recognition Evening at Baker Boyer Bank’s main branch in downtown Walla Walla.

NBA wants $30 million repayment to Hanson if Seattle doesn't get Kings

SEATTLE — As a deadline for a Sacramento group to make a bid for the Kings neared, a complication emerged Thursday.

Wa-Hi grad Nelson runs 8:52 steeplechase in Eugene

EUGENE — Aaron Nelson, a former Wa-Hi standout cross-country and track athlete, ran the 3,000 steeplechase at the Pepsi Invite in Eugene on Saturday.

Junior, Senior Cubs to have tryouts Sunday at Wa-Hi field

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Select Baseball is holding open tryouts from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday to fill the remaining spots on their summer team rosters at the Wa-Hi junior varsity baseball field.

Valley Girls to have annual Barrel Daze April 12-14

WALLA WALLA — The 35th annual Barrel Daze is being held by Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association April 12-14 at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.

Cosgrove records first hole-in-one in 8-year career

MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater resident Terri Cosgrove hit her first hole-in-one in eight years of golfing Sunday.

Whit men net victories over UPS, Whitworth

WALLA WALLA — The No. 13-ranked Whitman men’s tennis team swept away University of Puget Sound 9-0 here Friday, before completing the weekend sweep with an 8-1 trouncing of Whitworth on the Whitman courts Saturday.

Whitman men roll past Linfield, 9-0

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — The 13th-ranked Whitman men’s tennis team exhibited their considerable depth against the Linfield Wildcats in a Northwest Conference encounter here Friday, rolling to a 9-0 victory.

Whitman men fall to Whitworth in NWC title

SPOKANE — The Whitworth Pirates claimed their seventh straight Northwest Conference men’s basketball title here Saturday night after downing the Whitman Missionaries, 93-72, in the championship game of the NWC playoffs at Whitworth Fieldhouse.

Questions surround Kings

SACRAMENTO — You could feel the heat from the fire that shot straight up behind the baskets when former Washington star Isaiah Thomas strolled onto the court during pregame introductions.

Armstrong to address allegations

LOS ANGELES — Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

Whitman's Duckworth named NWC Male Student Athlete of the Week

WALLA WALLA — Whitman point guard Josh Duckworth has been named the Northwest Conference Male Student Athlete of the Week for his performance from Dec. 29-Jan. 5.

Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame names Class of 2013

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi’s Athletic Hall of Fame is inducting five new members Saturday between the the Blue Devil girls and boys basketball games against Kennewick.

Buchan: College football's title tilt didn't pit best teams together

WALLA WALLA — Call in West Coast Bias if you will.

Pomeroy wrestlers finish 9th at Jo-Hi; Mac-Hi 2nd

JOSEPH — Pomeroy had four wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight classes during the annual Jo-Hi/Crosgrove/Eschler Invitational tournament that began here Friday and wrapped up Saturday.