Local Sports


Pippins rally to 6-4 win over Sweets

YAKIMA — Entering Sunday night’s Walla Walla Sweets game against Yakima Valley, Sweets reliever Easton Lucas had not allowed a home run since April 30, 2014, during his junior year of high school.

Tease photo

Drag racing heats up Walla Walla Drag Strip

Drag racing action heated up at the Walla Walla Drag Strip this weekend, with three days of racing.

Bruins split double dip with Peppers

Carter Davis takes the hard-luck loss in game one before the Bruins bounce back with a 17-4 victory.

Tease photo

Griz bounce back at Sweet Invite

The Walla Walla Griz win two games on Saturday to earn a spot in the semifinals today.

Sweets hold off Yakima Valley, 4-3

Moe Handcox’s RBI single in the seventh proved critical, as the Walla Walla Sweets held off the Yakima Valley Pippins, 4-3, on Saturday.

Bears win two at Hanford Round Robin

Spencer Locati homered, while Colby Watilo and Adam Eskil each contributed four hits, to lead the Walla Walla Bears to a couple of wins Saturday at the East-West Round Robin in Hanford.

Locals sign on to volunteer at US Open

Country Club superintendent Jeff Blanc will be part of the field crew at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

Tease photo

Sweets slide past Wenatchee, 4-3

Walla Walla plates the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 10th as Clayten Ayres brings home Juan Gamez.

Kiwanis Klassic golf tourney postponed until July 25

The Kiwanis Klassic golf tournament at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course has been postponed to July 25.

Sharp ties for 16th at Oregon Open Invitational

Walla Walla Country Club’s Brady Sharp tied for 16th after finishing the Oregon Open Invitational 72-76-72—220 on Thursday at Sunriver Resort.

Wa-Hi youth football camp slated for July 20-23

Walla Walla High’s youth football camp for incoming third through sixth graders is slated from 10:30 a.m.-noon July 20-23 on the Blue Devil practice fields.

Sweets stifled in 3-0 extra-inning loss to AppleSox

Walla Walla finishes with just one hit as Wenatchee wins its first game this year.

Sharp makes cut at Oregon Open Invitational

Walla Walla Country Club golfer Brady Sharp shot a second-round 75 to go with Tuesday’s first-round 73 to make the cut at the 81st Oregon Open Invitational at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater course on Wednesday.

Prescott’s Diaz wins Smiley Memorial Scholarship

Prescott High senior Alexandra Diaz has been awarded the third annual Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship.

Burned-out forests helping some birds thrive

NACHES — On this rocky slope west of Naches, all the trees were killed by a fire last summer, but that doesn’t mean the forest is lifeless.