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Alex Field

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WWCC men's basketball team to feature powerful offense

After boasting the NWAACC’s eighth-ranked offense a season ago, the Walla Walla Community College men’s basketball team could be even more dangerous this season.

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WWCC women's basketball bring new lineup into season

The WWCC women’s basketball team returns just one starter from last year’s squad that finished 12-2 in league play, 18-7 overall.

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Hunting for a cause

With the help of two friends, 45-year-old quadriplegic Troy Bird finds a way to hunt.

Coug great Gesser candid at Garrison

Jason Gesser led WSU to the 2002 Rose Bowl, and spoke of his life experiences at Garrison Middle School’s AVID class on Thursday.

Blue Devils reap MCC grid awards

Wa-Hi’s football playoff run earns eight players all-MCC honors, and Eric Hisaw Coach of the Year.

Prep quintet ink college commitments

Wa-Hi’s Mikayla Ferenz, Madi Doepker, Reece Carman and Lauren Likes are joined by DeSales’ Cameron Richman signing.

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Blue Devils pick up bowling balls

Wa-Hi’s new girls bowling team gets its first look at competition Thursday when the Blue Devils head to Pasco to face the Bulldogs.

Blue Devils fall to Gonzaga Prep, 50-21

SPOKANE — After staying within one point up to halftime, Wa-Hi could only watch as Gonzaga Prep flexed its muscle through the second half.

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Blue Devils must hurdle 1-loss G-Prep to make playoffs

With the regular season in its rearview, there’s only one thing separating the Walla Walla High School football team from the state playoff bracket:

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Kamiakin clinches second in MCC with 35-13 win over Wa-Hi

WALLA WALLA — Dropped passes, penalties and turnovers made Borleske Stadium feel like a haunted house for the Walla Walla High School football team. With second place in the Mid Columbia Conference on the line, Kamiakin took advantage of the Blue Devils’ miscues and sealed the victory, 35-13, on Friday.

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Dub Dub Seahawkers take flight

In a little over eight months, the Dub Dub Seahawkers have gone from a mere idea to a 160-member club.

Blue Devils battle Braves for second in MCC

Wa-Hi seeks its first win against Kamiakin since 2002 when the Braves come to Borleske at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Irish win Southeast 2B showdown with Waitsburg-Prescott

WALLA WALLA — It was only fitting that the DeSales volleyball team closed out a straight-set victory over Waitsburg-Prescott with senior Alyssa James at the service line.

Blue Devils beat Hanford, 48-14, clinch playoff berth

RICHLAND — For the first time since 2009, the Walla Walla High School football team is back in the playoffs.

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Prep football - Blue Devils have eye on first playoff berth since 2009

Walla Walla High School football coach Eric Hisaw didn’t mince words when describing how important tonight’s game against Hanford is.

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Sweets introduce new manager

Frank Mutz is welcomed as the second manager in franchise history Tuesday evening.

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Chiawana downs Blue Devils, 28-19

In what proved to be a game of chess between the Mid-Columbia Conference’s top two football teams, Riverhawk running back Austin Urlacher solidified his spot as the most valuable piece on the board.

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Blue Devils ready for showdown with Riverhawks

Wa-Hi and Chiawana, the two undefeated teams in the MCC, square off tonight at Borleske Stadium.

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Wa-Hi QB Coronado adds passing game to running threat

Wa-Hi quarterback Trever Coronado has incorporated the passing game into his repertoire, adding to his running abilities, under the tutelage of Blue Devil coaches Eric Hisaw and Pat Graham.

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DeSales Challenger program a touchdown with special-needs children

Most kids can only dream about scoring a touchdown while the crowd goes wild.

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Blue Devils run away from Suns, 28-7

Wa-Hi emerges from halftime and scores 14 unanswered points to stay unbeaten in MCC play.

Blue Devils key on Suns’ run game

Wa-Hi looks to stay unbeaten in MCC play by shutting down Southridge’s runners tonight at Lampson Stadium.

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Blue Devils edged by Hanford

Wa-Hi’s girls battle Hanford into two overtimes before the Falcons steal the 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

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Blue Devils rout Richland, 34-0

WALLA WALLA — The Wa-Hi locker room was electric as the team began its post-victory ritual of tallying its points.

Blue Devils ready to reset their clock

Wa-Hi last defeated Richland 1,806 days ago, and coach Eric Hisaw wants to change that number tonight at Borleske.

Wa-Hi peppers Pasco, 54-14

PASCO — There was no play that encapsulated Wa-Hi’s commanding 54-14 win over Pasco better than Willie Hayes’ 53-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Wa-Hi faces potent Pasco pass game

The Bulldogs bring the MCC’s top-ranked passing attack into tonight’s game against the Blue Devils at Edgar Brown Stadium.

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Blue Devil rushing attack gashes Lions, 34-14

After a slow first half, Wa-Hi finishes with 217 rushing yards and its first victory.

Wa-Hi ready to fight tonight against Kennewick

The Blue Devils shut out the Lions 28-0 last year, and expect them to be looking for revenge in the MCC opener at Borleske.

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Blue Devil girls swamp Southridge

Wa-Hi’s swimmers have no problem with the Suns in a 111-59 victory Tuesday night at Harvey Pool.

Blue Devils suffer heart break at Davis

YAKIMA — Heartbreaker. As Davis kicker Jesse Nickens sent a game-winning 31-yard field goal through the uprights as time expired, the Blue Devils felt that feeling firsthand.

Blue Devils key on Pirates’ ground game

Davis running back Jackson Lewis, who had 223 yards on 28 carries last week, is in Wa-Hi’s sights tonight in Yakima.

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Walla Walla teen near top finishers at National Junior Olympics

Walla Walla’s Kirk Scott places at the US Track and Field National Junior Olympics in shot put, discus and javelin.

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Skyview spoils Blue Devils’ season opener

The Storm force four Wa-Hi turnovers, including a pick-six, in the 17-7 loss.

Skyview’s been where Blue Devils want to go

The Storm, Wa-Hi’s opening opponent, has been to the state playoffs the last nine years.

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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.