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Alex Field

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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.

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WWVA boys’ flurry seals win over Dayton

It was a fourth-quarter flurry that helped the Walla Walla Valley Academy boys basketball team seal a Southeast 2B League victory against Dayton on Thursday.

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Three Wa-Hi seniors form a bond built on basketball

For Wa-Hi seniors Spencer Locati, Eric Klicker and Gabe Porter, this season has been a long time in the making.

Ferenz joins historic company

For Whitman College’s Michelle Ferenz, wins are only a number.

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W-P boys have all the answers against Mac-Hi

The Waitsburg-Prescott boys basketball team’s four-guard set stifled McLoughlin High School, as W-P rolled to a 59-39 victory on Tuesday.

W-P girls hold off Pioneers, 42-38

Sam Fedderson’s rebound and putback seals W-P’s victory Tuesday night.

Warrior volleyball will change its Toon

Walla Walla Community College volleyball coach Tim Toon is rather bashful when it comes to talking about his legacy.

Blue Devils throw Buckaroos, 64-54

Four Wa-Hi boys score in double figures as the Blue Devils hold off a late Pendleton run.

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Wa-Hi grapplers prep for opener

The young Blue Devil wrestling team opens the season with the Bob Mars Invite in Kennewick on Saturday.

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Bengals rally to bite Blue Devils

Lewiston overcomes a halftime deficit to hand Wa-Hi’s girls a season-opening loss in overtime, 55-51.

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Wa-Hi lineup still work in progress

Coach John Golden has a new Blue Devil roster to juggle as the season tips off.

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Blue Devil girls ‘been there, done that’

Wa-Hi won the MCC title last year, and boast a talented group of returning players as the 2013-14 season begins.

Finally — a cup that counts

Husky and Cougar fans had something in common to be thankful for this year. A competitive Apple Cup.

Warrior men boast balanced offense as 2013-14 season opens

WALLA WALLA — After losing its two leading scorers from last season, the Walla Walla Community College men’s basketball team is utilizing a team-first approach to generate offense.

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Missionaries cage Wolves

The Missionary women force 19 Walla Walla University turnovers en route to an 83-42 victory at Sherwood Center on Tuesday.

A Coug in the Kennel

I got the pleasure of attending my first Gonzaga hoops game on Thursday.

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Warrior women reload

The WWCC basketball team lost all five starters from last year’s 24-5 squad, but add talented freshmen with sophomore leadership.

W-P heads to state final four

Waitsburg-Prescott’s soccer team is in prime shape going into Friday night’s state semifinal with Grace Academy.

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Zamora leads Warriors into NWAACC tourney

WALLA WALLA — During last year’s NWAACC volleyball tournament, Chantelle Zamora was just a spectator.

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Wa-Hi’s Timm-Ballard trades goggles for oars at Washington

WALLA WALLA — After setting a Walla Walla High School record and finishing third in state in the 100 backstroke during her junior year, Emma Timm-Ballard was sure she would be a college swimmer.

Missionary men key on Northwest Conference title

WALLA WALLA — The Whitman College men’s basketball team is tired of finishing in second place.