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Alex Field

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Brown focuses on the future

DeSales sophomore Kaylee Brown dreams of playing college softball.

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Sweets survive HarbourCats

Walla Walla holds a 9-2 sixth-inning lead and hangs on for a 9-7 victory over Victoria.

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Mexico does it again at Americas Cup

Mexico’s Ana Paula Valdes fires her second straight 4-under 68 to lead her team to a seven-stroke victory.

SoCal, Mexico set to duke it out at Americas Cup

Southern California takes a three-stroke lead over defending champs Mexico into today’s final round.

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Mexico in lead at Junior Americas Cup

The defending champions hold a one-stroke lead over Southern California after the opening round at Walla Walla Country Club.

Sweets land three on WCL All-Star team

Outfielder Andrew Mendenhall makes his second appearance, while Jarod Gonzales and Sean Bouchard make their debut.

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Clemens and campers have summertime football fun

NFL quarterback Kellen Clemens has a camp with 12 young players Tuesday morning.

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Recruiting at Whitman

A look inside the challenges associated with recruiting to a small school such as Walla Walla’s Whitman College.

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Sweets split WCL twin bill with Kelowna

Walla Walla wins the opener, 6-4, but drops the nightcap, 6-2, as the teams make up Tuesday’s rainout.

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Sweets even series with Falcons

Spenser Hobson goes seven stellar innings in his season debut as Walla Walla takes the 6-2 win over Kelowna Wednesday night.

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Moos, Kent talk future of WSU athletics

Cougar Athletic Director Bill Moos and new men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent meet local supporters Tuesday at Sapolil Cellars.

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Sweets slide into summer

The Walla Walla Sweets open the 2014 season with the alumni game tonight before hosting Bellingham for a three-game series.

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Softball and baseball teams continue postseason march

Many area baseball and softball teams are in district and regional play this weekend, while others await their upcoming foes.

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Cook-ing up a disc golf career

Walla Walla’s Marty Cook ends his pro disc golf career at the world championship in August, but his son Brian is just getting started.

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All Missionaries at sports awards

Whitman’s women’s basketball run to the national title game leads to a sweep of BMSA honors.

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Blue Devils weather MCC meet

Wa-Hi’s final Pod meet of the season is met with some challenging conditions at Martin Field.

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Wa-Hi girls nipped; boys sweep

The Blue Devil girls doubles tennis teams all down Pasco, but they can’t win a singles match in a 4-3 loss, while the Wa-Hi boys enjoy a 7-0 victory.

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Blue Devils pull out sweep of Southridge

Wa-Hi’s seventh-inning run lifts the Blue Devils to an opening 3-2 win, and they complete the sweep, 3-1, Tuesday.

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Xplosion softball team focuses on national championship

A group of Walla Walla youth softball players have improved over four years together, and have their sights set high this season.

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Rivalry builds at DeSales Invite

Irish golfer Jerod Konen and Liberty Christian’s Isaiah Ojeda continue their rivalry as they tie with 75s Tuesday at Wine Valley.

Thorsnes enjoys icons at Masters

Taking in the vibrant beauty of the Masters Tournament has become easier with the advent of high-definition television.

Pitching steals show as Warriors split

Jesse Houser throws WWCC to a 6-3 opening victory over the Chukars, before Cody Mathews pitches TVCC to a 4-3 win.

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Warriors rally to split with Hawks

A lackluster 6-3 opening loss to Columbia Basin is followed by a much better showing in WWCC’s 8-4 victory in the nightcap.

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Robinson sends WWCC past Knights

Sophomore JJ Robinson hits three home runs in the doubleheader sweep against Wenatchee Valley.

Blue Devils bust Bucks, 7-4

Jordy Storm’s two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning breaks a four-all tie as Wa-Hi opens the softball season with the victory.

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Blue Devils add a ‘C’ to team motto

Wa-Hi’s baseball team adds ‘competition’ to its list as a heavy group of upperclassmen lead the Blue Devils into the season.

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Senior trio leads Wa-Hi softball team into season

Blue Devil head coach Kate Keyes says her senior leadership will pass on postseason expectations to younger players.

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Missionary women drop Loggers

Heather Johns scores a career-high 30 points as Whitman downs Puget Sound, 77-60, to play for the NWC title on Saturday.

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Puget Sound ends Whitman’s season

The Missionary men fall to the Loggers, 71-66, in the Northwest Conference semifinal matchup Thursday.

WWCC hardballers reload for 2014

The Warrior baseball team led the NWAACC in home runs and were near the top in other offensive statistics last season.

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Lybbert returns black, blue and silver

17-year-old Alex Lybbert wins a silver medal at the World Karate Championships

TigerScot boys fall out of BMC playoffs

The Weston-McEwen boys held a one-point lead late in overtime, but poor free throw shooting and rebounding came back to haunt the TigerScots as they were eliminated from the Blue Mountain Conference basketball playoffs on Saturday.

Four local grapplers compete at Mat Classic XXVI

Pomeroy sends Wyatt Hyer, Taylor Lewis and Everett Stevenson to the state tournament this weekend.

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Chiawana ends Blue Devil boys season

The Walla Walla High School boys basketball season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Chiawana’s Victor Koval on Friday.

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Wa-Hi girls finish second in MCC

A night after controlling Richland, 72-40, the Walla Walla High School girls basketball team could not replicate its success against Chiawana.

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WWCC clinches NWAACC berth

The Warrior women earn their 14th straight tournament berth after posting a 60-58 win over Spokane on Wednesday.

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Warrior men keep tourney hopes alive

The WWCC men edge Spokane, 95-92, on Wednesday to remain in contention for the NWAACC tournament.

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The McKeowns: Touchet's first family of basketball

Rather Tim coaches the Indian boys and mother Missy leads the Indian girls, with four of the five offspring playing for them.

Wa-Hi honors Jim Smith at basketball games

Both the Walla Walla High School boys and girls basketball teams had extra motivation on Friday.

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Wa-Hi girls win in OT, 50-47

Behind a dominant rebounding performance and clutch free throw shooting, the Walla Walla High School girls basketball team downed Chiawana 50-47 in overtime on Friday.

Porter's buzzer-beater clinches No. 2 seed for Blue Devils

It was a fitting senior night for Walla Walla High School hooper Gabe Porter on Friday.

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Irish girls’ rally falls short against Knights

DeSales cuts into a 21-point Sunnyside Christian lead midway through the third, but can’t pull off the victory in a 61-50 defeat.

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Blue Devil grapplers send off seniors

Wa-Hi’s Brandon Hernandez and Noe Gonzalez end their time on the Wa-Hi stage, as Chiawana wins the Mid-Columbia Conference match.

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Record-breaking swimmer Carl Jones is inducted into Wa-Hi's Hall of Fame

When Carl Jones graduated from Walla Walla High School in 2007, he left as the most decorated swimmer in program history.

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Wa-Hi boys turn tables on Suns

Southridge used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Blue Devils earlier this season, but Wa-Hi smacked the Suns, 64-43, on Tuesday.

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Blue Devils respond to challenge

Wa-Hi coach Jill Meliah’s halftime harangue results in a 26-point third quarter and a 69-38 win over Southridge.

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Mariners bring their buzz to town

Even as Seahawks fever hits the Northwest, the Mariners Caravan comes to Walla Walla to provide a look at their upcoming season.

Warriors name new volleyball, interim softball coaches

Walla Walla Community College named two new coaches today.

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Wa-Hi drenches West Valley

The Blue Devil boys swim team opens the meet singing the national anthem and ends with a 186-100 victory over the Rams.

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Bulldog girls turn up heat, hand Knights loss

Walla Walla Valley Academy plays Dayton to a 20-all halftime tie, but the Bulldogs’ defense shuts the Knights down in the second half for the 43-26 victory.