Ben Wentz covers sports for the Union-Bulletin. He is a 2009 Washington State grad and a fan of Cougar athletics. In his spare time, Ben likes to think about exercising when watching TV. He has a wife named Shayla, a daughter named Jackie and a son named Jimmy.
Ben’s family never could decide which area of the U.S. it liked the most. As a result, he has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, California and now Washington. His parents have since moved to L.A., then back to Georgia, and now reside in Chicago. He hopes he can stay in the Pacific Northwest — although the weather was great in California. Yes, better than Walla Walla. Sorry.
Offense comes at a premium as Hanford and Walla Walla put on a pitching clinic.
The 37th Blue Mountain Sports Awards recognize the achievements of area athletes and coaches at Baker Boyer Bank Wednesday.
DeSales High School’s baseball team faces off Friday with Liberty Bell in the Class 2B state championship semifinals and is just two wins from another state title.
Wa-Hi sends a huge contingent to Spokane today and Saturday to compete for spots in the state meet.
WALLA WALLA — For the majority of a decade, Waitsburg-Prescott has dominated District 9 in boys track and field.
Dean Atkinson ties for second at the district golf tournament to lead the Blue Devils to the team mark.
PASCO — Jessica Huntsman played bogey golf Tuesday at the final round of the girls District 5 golf tournament and, although she wasn’t entirely happy with her 12-over 84, it was good enough to get her to state.
WALLA WALLA — The last time DeSales High School’s softball team played Waitsburg-Prescott
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla High School needed to at least split against last-place Pasco Friday to have a chance at the Mid-Columbia Conference No. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs and it did that — barely. The Blue Devils squeaked out a 3-2 victory over Pasco in eight innings in the opener, and held a 5-3 lead after six innings
Jerod Konen edges Ryan Baumgart for the boys medal, and Emily Baumgart wins for the girls.