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Gradwohl keys Bruins victory

Kyle Gradwohl pitches the complete game for Walla Walla, and drives in the winning run in the 4-3 victory over Richland.

Locals sign on to volunteer at US Open

Country Club superintendent Jeff Blanc will be part of the field crew at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

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Mutz, short-handed Sweets prep for opener

Despite missing 12 players from the roster, Walla Walla opens the West Coast League season against Medford at home on Friday.

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Panorama - Kicking off Memorial Day with a swing

Monday’s turnout was only a microcosm of the turnaround taking shape at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

DeSales, Dayton end day one with losses at 2B state softball tourney

After both Dayton and DeSales opened the 2B state softball tournament with a win, they found trouble in the second round.

State softball, baseball playoffs heat up

The school calendar may be coming to a close, but for a handful of Washington prep softball and baseball teams, this weekend is the start of things to come.

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Unfinished business for Blue Devil baseball

Wa-Hi’s baseball team reaches the state tourney for the first time since 2011, and opens against Moses Lake Saturday.

Road easier traveled for Blue Devils

Wa-Hi’s softball team enters regional play Saturday needing just one win to advance to state.

New Wa-Hi track project takes big step forward

Construction on the new track at Walla Walla High School begins this summer.

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Pioneers big winners at Blue Mountain Sports Awards

It didn’t take long for McLoughlin High’s defending Oregon state Class 4A champion softball team to make its presence known at the 39th annual Blue Mountain Youth Recognition Evening.

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Vets Memorial proves to be a challenge

DeSales’ Emily Baumgart has low score at the seven-team tourney with an 80, while Pomeroy’s Tyson Feider cards an 83.

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Pétanque and wine: A match made in the vineyard

It’s a perfect pairing, really.

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Pioneers slip by Blue Devils, 7-5

With two outs and Mac-Hi trailing 4-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Abi Biggs knew she needed to make something happen. The Pioneer pinch hitter had come up in clutch situations before, but Wednesday’s showdown with Walla Walla High School was different. With the stands packed and fans surrounding the sidelines, Biggs delivered a decisive two-run shot over the right-center field wall to send the non-league matchup to extra innings.

Boxing buckle makes it back to winner

As soon as he opened the envelope, Art Guglielmelli recognized the championship buckle.

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Consistency crucial at Wine Valley

DeSales finishes with three of the top four scores at the seven-team tournament on Wednesday.

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Ramsey's run of a lifetime

Disabled runner Isreal Ramsey competes in his first high school meet.

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WWCC pitch-perfect against Vikings

The Warriors’ stellar pitching is accompanied by strong offense in 10-0 and 7-0 baseball wins over Big Bend on Wednesday.

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W-P boys, Dayton girls win District 9 meet

Blustery conditions don’t dampen action in Dayton, as the host Bulldogs’ girls team and Waitsburg-Prescott boys tally wins.

Mac-Hi tracksters welcome 80th Carnival of Speed

Twenty-six teams invade Shockman Field on Friday for the annual track and field extravaganza.

Zags try to make good on 2006 collapse

Even with the long list of big wins the Gonzaga basketball program has amassed, there’s still one loss that sends a chill down the spine of Bulldog fans.

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Blue Mountain Cup play tees off at M-F Muni

DeSales’ Emily Baumgart leads the entire field, as the Irish boys win the opening round of the Cup.

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Blue Devils boast depth, versatility

The Wa-Hi baseball team brings back eight seniors as the Blue Devils look to advance past regionals.

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Blue Devils' eyes on state softball title

After finishing one win short of a state title last season, the Walla Walla High School softball team is approaching this campaign one day at a time.

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.

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.

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.

Pirates, Knights set their sights on state

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

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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.