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Blue Devil girls fall to Gonzaga Prep, 52-46

Walla Walla High’s Madelyn Sirmon buried a mid-range jumper with 5:40 left in the game at the Wa-Hi gym in sub-regional championship girls basketball action Friday. Sirmon’s jumper gave the Blue Devils a 41-40 lead over defending state Class 4A champion, undefeated and No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Prep. The Bullpups responded with two treys from Tayler Drynan sandwiched around two Laura Stockton free throws to put Prep back on top, 48-41, with three minutes left. Prep improved to 23-0 on the season as it hung on for a 52-46 win.

Mac-Hi boys ousted by Baker, 60-43

Mac-Hi’s season comes to an end as the Bulldogs run away with the GOL playoff victory after a strong second half.

Sasquatch step on Warrior men, 98-87

SPOKANE — Walla Walla’s dark horse hopes of claiming a ticket to next month’s Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament grew dimmer still here Wednesday night.

WWCC women remain atop NWAC East standings

SPOKANE — Walla Walla maintained its perch atop the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Eastern Region standings here Wednesday night by gutting out a 58-52 women’s college basketball victory over Spokane. The Warriors improved to 9-2 in the East and are one game ahead of Columbia Basin, which whipped Big Bend 79-70 Wednesday night to run its record to 8-3 in the division. Walla Walla takes an 18-5 overall record into Saturday afternoon’s home game against Big Bend in the Dietrich Dome.

Third time's the charm as Rockets end TigerScots' season

HERMISTON — It’s hard to beat a team three times in a season. Weston-McEwen found out just how true that old sports phrase is with a 59-58 loss to Pilot Rock in the Columbia Basin Conference District tournament at Armand Larive Middle School here Wednesday.

Savvy Shooters hosting women’s training on Saturday

A Savvy Shooters women’s LASR Training Course is slated from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Jacobi’s Restaurant, 416 N. Second Ave. in Walla Walla.

Touchet takes out Colton in overtime

Colter McKeown lifts the Indians in the overtime session as Touchet advances to play Liberty Christian on Friday.

Ontario girls beat Mac-Hi

A strong second half sent Ontario past McLoughlin High School, 46-21, in Greater Oregon League girls basketball playoff action here on Tuesday.

Pirate girls’ defense awakens in district win

After falling into a 13-point deficit after the first half, the Pomeroy High School girls basketball team came alive defensively.

Wallowa boys end Helix’s season

Wallowa jumped out to a big lead and didn’t look back in a 49-29 win over Helix in an Old Oregon League play-in game on Tuesday.

Walla Walla’s Bill Bieloh honored by WIAA for service

Former Walla Walla High School coach, teacher and administrator Bill Bieloh recently received the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Gareth Giles’ Memorial Recognition Award for his dedication and service to the state organization.

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Pioneers power past Tigers

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Greater Oregon League boys playoff between McLoughlin and Ontario started off at a snail’s pace in the Pioneers’ gym Tuesday evening.

All-SE2B team members announced

Walla Walla Valley Academy landed three players on the boys Southeast 2B all-league first team.

Walla Walla Rebels 11U captures AAU title

The Walla Walla Rebels 11U boys basketball club defeated Big River, 49-28, at the Hermiston For the Love Of the Game AAU tournament on Sunday.

Knights, W-P boys fall at District 7/9 sub-regional

SPOKANE — Despite trimming the Northwest Christian lead to two points in the fourth quarter, the Walla Walla Valley Academy boys came up short at the District 7/9 sub-regional tournament on Monday at West Valley High.