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Pioneers in softball spotlight after state championship

MILTON-FREEWATER — McLoughlin High School softball coach Nicole Christian acknowledged that her 2014 squad may have flown under the radar on its way to the Oregon Class 4A state championship.

Blue Devil boys golf to 3rd

The Walla Walla High School boys golf team kicked off its season with the Pasco Invite at Sun Willows Golf Course on Monday.

Area boys on all-state basketball teams

Four area prep basketball players have been nominated to play in the 2015 WIBCA boys basketball all-state game Saturday at Eastside Catholic High in Sammamish, Wash.

Mac-Hi’s Angel, Yensen land first-team honors

McLoughlin High had boys and girls placed on All-Greater Oregon League basketball teams following the season.

Pirates place sixth at 1B state

SPOKANE — Pomeroy’s 2014-15 boys basketball season ended here Saturday morning with a 58-50 loss to Cusick in the fourth- and sixth-places game that kicked off the final session of the Class 1B state tournament at the Spokane Arena.

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Blue Devils finish fourth at state

TACOMA — Fourth place. Kate Ferenz converted a Madi Doepker feed for a 7-6 Walla Walla High School lead over Bellarmine Prep in Saturday trophy-round class 4A state girls basketball action here at the Tacoma Dome. The Blue Devils led the rest of the way and took home the fourth-place trophy with a 63-49 win over the Lions.

Pirates down Curlew, advance to Saturday play

SPOKANE — On a roster featuring five seniors with state tournament experience, a pair of Pomeroy freshmen proved to be the difference on Friday.

Knights' state run ends against Life Christian

SPOKANE — With Walla Walla Valley Academy trailing by 14 points in the fourth of the 2B state tournament, junior Zayne Browning wasn’t about to let the Knights go down quietly.

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Blue Devils bounce back, to play for fourth at state

TACOMA — Less than 24 hours after absorbing an exhausting defeat at the hands of Todd Beamer, 55-48, Walla Walla High School willed itself into a Saturday showdown for fourth place at the Tacoma Dome in Friday loser-out class 4A state girls basketball action.

Red Devils down Pirates, 55-47

SPOKANE — Neah Bay used an 8-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to finish off Pomeroy in the quarterfinals of the 1B state basketball tournament on Thursday.

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Titans too tall for Blue Devils

TACOMA — Walla Walla High School fought off every Todd Beamer charge for three quarters at the Tacoma Dome in Class 4A girls state quarterfinal action Thursday night. The Blue Devils took a 38-34 lead to the fourth, but the unrelenting Titan full-court pressure and 7-of-9 shooting from the floor over the last eight minutes did the Blue Devils in as the Titans advanced to the semifinals with a 55-48 win.

Bears battle past WWVA's Knights

SPOKANE — Entering Thursday’s state quarterfinal game, Walla Walla Valley Academy and Brewster High School couldn’t have been any more different.

School district ponies up for track project

The Walla Walla School Board unanimously approved funding $250,000 of an $830,000 new track project at Wa-Hi.

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Blue Devils ‘excited’ headed to state

Wa-Hi’s girls are back in the state tournament for the first time in 25 years, opening against Todd Beamer in the quarterfinals Thursday night.

Pirates, Knights set their sights on state

By this time of the prep basketball season, only the strong survive.