Local Sports

Sports from around the Walla Walla Valley.


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Blue Devils meld veterans with new

Walla Walla High School opened its pre-season football practice schedule with 90 athletes suited up, according to Blue Devils coach Eric Hisaw.

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Thursday's Glance, Scoreboard

Thursday's Glance, Scoreboard

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An Alaskan angling adventure

Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild.

Some hunts may go up in smoke

LEWISTON — Some bow hunters in Washington could miss out on elk hunts in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness because of fires there, but Idaho has no plans to cancel or alter any of its hunts near the many blazes plaguing the Clearwater region.

WDFW to have hunter education course at Walla Walla Gun Club

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a “traditional hunter education course” at the Walla Walla Gun Club beginning Sept. 15.

Columbia River re-opens to catch-and-release for sturgeon

SALEM, Ore. – Effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam will re-open to catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon, Oregon and Washington fishery managers announced.

Eldridge tops rodeo slack

Steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge of Elko, Nev., bulldogged his first steer in record time Tuesday morning during the opening day of Frontier Days Rodeo competition at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.

Fourth annual 'Golf for the Cause' set Sept. 10

The fourth annual “Golf for the Cause” Golf Tournament at Walla Walla Country Club is slated at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10.

von Borstel paces W-M past Vikes

Sara von Borstel amazed her coach with a serving night the likes of which he had never seen here Tuesday night in leading Weston-McEwen to a 25-7, 25-22, 25-15 non-league volleyball victory over Umatilla.

Whits net victory over WWU Wolves

The host Missionaries hand the visiting Wolves a 3-1 loss for Whitman’s first win of the season.

Whitman College’s volleyball team won its first match of the season Tuesday at Sherwood Center, defeating Walla Walla University in four sets, 25-11, 18-25, 25-14 and 26-24.

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New-look Pioneers boast big roster

MILTON-FREEWATER — McLoughlin High School’s new head football coach, Doug South, has already invigorated the campus in a community accustomed to disappointment on the gridiron.

TigerScots focus on another playoff run

ATHENA — Weston-McEwen’s new athletic director, T.J. Bailey, also happens to be the football team’s interim head coach this season, and he inherits a successful program that has advanced to the state playoffs the past two seasons.

Presentation at hospital to cover medication, services

“Making Medications Safer” will be presented by Leigh Moore, pharmacist, and Adventist Health Home Care Services, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

New and old surround Cardinals

A new head coach and school alignment join an old official mascot this season in Waitsburg.

Irish focus on making return to playoffs

Following a rare non-postseason campaign, DeSales has 29 players out to make a playoff run this year.

Coming off a 5-4 2014 record that included a rare non-appearance in the Class 2B-11 state football playoffs, the 2015 DeSales Irish football team has coach Mike Spiess working to make it back to the state playoffs.