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Alex Field

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Warriors welcome Juarez, new season

New WWCC softball coach Shawna Juarez faces a tough preseason after this weekend’s crossover.

14 Pioneer grapplers at state tournament

Mac-Hi already has the Special District 4 Regional title in hand, and look for more hardware in Portland.

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Warriors face tough preseason slate

The WWCC baseball team has a different look as it has a challenging four weeks before NWAC games begin.

Whit women look to spoil Bruins’ hopes

The Missionaries head to George Fox to face the highly ranked Bruins in the Northwest Conference semifinals tonight.

Missionary men tired of second place

Whitman hosts Lewis & Clark tonight with an eye on the NWC championship.

Panorama - For the LOVE of cooking

With ‘February for Foodies’ in full swing, the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center hosted 15 couples for a cooking class on Valentine’s Day.

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Pioneer wrestlers reach the peak

Mac-Hi’s Jeffrey Jones and Cole Skramstad focus on returning to the state wrestling tournament, and begin their quest for a state title Saturday when the Pioneers host the regional competition.

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Blue Devil boys bite Bulldogs

With its season on the line, the Walla Walla High School boys basketball team put together two of the biggest plays of the season in the final minute of regulation against Pasco on Tuesday.

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Walla Walla Pétanque club seeks a terrain

After doubling its membership in the last two years, the Walla Walla Pétanque club seeks a public terrain to host tournaments.

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Blue Devil boys smother Suns, 72-58

Wa-Hi’s Dylan Steele has a game-high 23 points in the Mid-Columbia Conference victory over Southridge.

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Wa-Hi girls wrap up MCC crown

The Blue Devils manhandle Southridge, 48-29, Tuesday night to remain undefeated in the Mid-Columbia Conference.

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A standard of success

If there was one word to sum up Walla Walla’s John Wilcox, winner would be fitting. From a successful football career to a Hall of Fame coaching career — not to mention a 53-year marriage with three kids — success has been standard for Wilcox.

Hawks may learn something about ‘dynasty’

Dynasty is a term tossed out too much in today’s sports world. But when it comes to Super Bowl XLIX, both New England and Seattle have reason to toss around the ‘D’ word.

Blue Devil defense dazzles against Lions

Wa-Hi’s girls force Kennewick into 34 turnovers and just 35 percent shooting from the floor as they remain undefeated in MCC play.

Wa-Hi boys narrowly fall to Kennewick

The Blue Devil boys’ buzzer-beater just misses the mark as the Lions escape with a 47-46 win on Tuesday.

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WWVA boys too fast for DeSales

Walla Walla Valley Academy’s pace is too much for the Irish in a 69-54 SE2B boys victory Wednesday.

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Irish girls pull away from WWVA for SE2B win

Teresa Acock leads DeSales’ second-half onslaught in the Knights’ gym Wednesday night.

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W-P wrestler Lalka goes from 'I can't' to 'I will'

Waitsburg-Prescott sophomore wrestler Dejay Lalka isn’t letting a missing leg slow him down.

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Warriors’ long ball routs Yaks

Satchel Schetzle’s 75-foot bomb to end the first half sets the tone as WWCC hits 20 treys in the 100-70 win over Yakima Valley.

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WWCC women handle Yakima

The Warriors contain Yaks leading scorer AJ Yarlott and remain unbeaten in NWAC East play with the 69-52 win on Wednesday.

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Wa-Hi wrestlers take down Suns

The Blue Devils beat Southridge for the first time in Dallas Jones’ three years as head coach at Wa-Hi.

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Porter takes his shot at WWCC

Gabe Porter has always been a shooter — now he’s expanding his game.

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New CPHS field and facilities

The new College Place High School's football stadium just got its bleachers.

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Devils have questions to answer

Wa-Hi’s boys team loses its top three scorers off last year’s squad, and needs to figure out how to replace that offense.

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Wa-Hi grapplers ‘hungrier’ headed into 2014-15 season

Four Blue Devils advanced to the regional tournament last year, but want to go farther this season.

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Blue Devil girls set sights high

New Wa-Hi coach Chris Ferenz takes over a team that finished 16-4 last season and advanced to the regional tournament.

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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.