Local Sports


Missionaries fall to Pacific Lutheran, 2-0

Being at home was not enough for Whitman here Saturday in Northwest Conference mens soccer action.

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.

TigerScots hand Pioneers 37-6 defeat

ATHENA — Weston-McEwen scored four touchdowns before the second quarter was a minute old, and watched McLoughlin High suffer a devastating injury to senior offensive lineman Cole Skramstad in a 37-6 victory Friday night.

Indians rout Gar-Pal

TOUCHET — Garfield-Palouse ran 62 offensive plays here Friday afternoon compared to Touchet’s 37 center snaps.

Mabton pulls out 35-28 win over Irish

MABTON — DeSales came close to pulling off its first victory of the season here Friday night.

Patriots live up to billing in Dayton

DAYTON — Liberty Christian lived up to its advance billing as one of the best 1B-8 football teams in the state here Friday in Southeast 1B-8 League football action.

Pirates roll past St. John-Endicott, 58-6

ST. JOHN — Pomeroy opened Southeast 1B-8 League play on a high note here Friday night, jumping on St. John-Endicott for 42 first-quarter points and rolling to a 58-6 victory.

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Blue Devils bowl over Bulldogs, 55-7

One could have rightfully assumed that Walla Walla High School entered its Mid-Columbia Conference football game with Pasco on Friday night at Borleske Stadium in a foul mood.

Mallard Minerals win Merchants League title

Mallard Minerals wins The Mallard Minerals prevailed over the Buty and the Beasts by a 6-4 margin in the finals of the Veterans Memorial Golf Course Merchants League competition.

Hawks’ second-half assault dooms Warriors

The Warriors took a 2-0 lead into halftime, but wound up losing, 3-2, to the Columbia Basin College women in an East region soccer match Wednesday at home.

Blue Devils split MCC double-dual swim meet

Walla Walla High’s girls swim team split Mid-Columbia Conference double-dual meet at Whitman College’s Harvey Pool Thursday, edging Hanford, 86-84, and falling to Richland, 109-61.

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Leinweber tops girls harriers at Fort Walla Walla

Erika Leinweber and Anna Ruthven led the Walla Walla High School girls at Fort Walla Walla Park in Mid-Columbia Conference cross country action Thursday.

Bombers hand Blue Devils three-set loss

Richland denied Wa-Hi its first volleyball victory of the season Thursday night with a 25-11, 25-12, 25-16 Columbia Basin Conference victory in the Blue Devils gym.

Baker sweeps Mac-Hi in GOL match

MILTON-FREEWATER — Fresh off a couple of wins last weekend in Joseph, Ore., the Pioneers lost their first Greater Oregon League match of the season here Thursday, where Baker swept McLoughlin, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-20.

Weston-McEwen takes out Stanfield

STANFIELD — Weston-McEwen disposed of Stanfield 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 here Thursday night in a Columbia Basing Conference volleyball match and quickly turned its attention to Saturday’s nonleague tournament in La Grande.