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New College Place athletic facilities create buzz

Buzz around the first season of the new College Place High School’s athletic schedule picked up recently as people noticed the bleachers installed at the Hawks’ new stadium.

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W-P looks to snap Broncos’ streak

Could this be the week for long winning streaks to come to an end?

Eastern Washington shoots past Walla Walla, 95-34

Frederik Jorg scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had five blocks, and Eastern Washington set a school record for shooting Wednesday night in a 95-34 win over NAIA Walla Walla.

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WWCC women's basketball bring new lineup into season

The WWCC women’s basketball team returns just one starter from last year’s squad that finished 12-2 in league play, 18-7 overall.

Indians lived up to their own high standards

It would be wrong to suggest the Touchet High football team underachieved in 2014.

Four Warriors on NWAC East All-Star squad

Four Walla Walla Community College volleyball players landed on the Northwest Athletic Conference East Region All-Star team.

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Wa-Hi’s Storm to play at Fordham

Walla Walla High School senior Jordana Storm signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Fordham University on Monday in front of friends and family.

Young leads Ducks past Detroit, 83-66

Joseph Young shook off a sluggish first half to score 22 points and Jalil Abdul-Bassit added 17 off the bench as Oregon pulled away for a 83-66 victory over Detroit on Monday night.

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Missionary men open with rout of D'Youville

WALLA WALLA — Led by Jackson Clough’s game-high 25 points and four others also reaching double-figures, the Whitman College men’s basketball team exploded out of the gate in the season-opener with a 129-88 thumping of visiting D’Youville College Sunday afternoon in a non-conference matchup on George Ball Court at the Sherwood Athletic Center.

Missionary women's rally falls short at Tip-off Tournament

WILMINGTON, Ohio — A spirited second-half rally from Whitman College’s women’s basketball team sent Sunday afternoon’s non-conference outing against Eastern Mennonite University into overtime, but the Missionaries’ steam ran out in the extra period as the Royals pulled away for a 76-73 victory at the Damon’s/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Wilmington College at Fred Raizk Arena.

Waitsburg-Prescott looks to repeat feat against Lind-Ritzville

WAITSBURG — The last time Lind-Ritzville lost a football game, Waitsburg-Prescott performed the honors.

Pirates fall to Republic in state playoffs

KETTLE FALLS, Wash. — Republic’s Tigers had Pomeroy’s Pirates seeing double — and sometimes triple — here Friday night. Senior twin brothers Angelo and Alex Rivera, with considerable help from junior quarterback Aaron Fritts, rolled up 452 yards rushing as Republic roughed up Pomeroy 56-0 and bounced the Pirates from the Washington Class 1B-8 state playoffs on a bitter cold night at Kettle Falls High School.

Harvick wins Homestead, NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick jostled his 2-year-old son on his lap, egging him on to speak into the microphone and tell the world his daddy was the NASCAR champion. “Say, ‘We win,’” said Harvick, who beamed during the celebration. Keelan Harvick clammed up in the moment and stayed quiet.

Whitman women fall to Knights, 64-52

The season opener for Whitman College’s seventh-ranked women’s basketball program went along as planned, just not all the way to the final buzzer as the Missionaries dropped a 64-52 decision to the State University of New York at Geneseo after seeing the scoreboard show a tie score with five minutes remaining in the late game of the first day of the Damon’s/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Wilmington College.

W-P’s Benito, Alfred earn all-Southeast 2B-11 honors

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott kicker Antonio Benito and special teams standout Jada Alfred earned all-Southeast 2B-11 honors after their play this football season.