WALLA WALLA — Whitman College ran headlong into a nationally-ranked brick wall Thursday night.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales and Waitsburg-Prescott begin what has become their almost annual trip to the Washington Class 2B football playoffs Friday night.
WALLA WALLA — Two goals within 30 seconds turned what had been a hard-fought, but one-sided, affair into a laugher Wednesday afternoon at the Walla Walla Community College soccer pitch.
WALLA WALLA — For a season full of close misses, in which the Blue Devils outscored their opponents 261-260 for the year but emerged from league play with a 1-6 record, Wa-Hi’s victory over Lewis and Clark Friday proved the perfect salve.
Jubilee Christian has four runners on the Waitsburg-Prescott cross country team competing at the state meet Saturday in Pasco.
WAITSBURG — Since joining the Waitsburg-Prescott athletic combine in 2009, Jubilee Christian’s student-athletes have benefitted greatly from participating in sports at W-P, according to Jubilee athletic director Mark Hauk.
PASCO — Wa-Hi’s offense got off to a rollicking start against Chiawana Friday night in the final Mid-Columbia Conference match of the season for both teams, but it was unable to maintain the pace after the first half and the Blue Devil defense proved too porous as Chiawana came back from a 35-26 fourth-quarter deficit to post a 39-35 victory.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi has allowed just six goals all season, and that stinginess continued Tuesday night as they hosted La Grande in a Greater Oregon League boys soccer match.
WALLA WALLA — It’s a rare occurrence when quick-talking Wa-Hi coach Eric Hisaw is at a loss for words, but that’s what happened Friday night in the locker rooms near Borleske Stadium.
WALLA WALLA — All Wa-Hi needs to do to guarantee itself a postseason berth this season, is win its last two regular season games.
WALLA WALLA — Richland’s Kirsten Calmus scored a hat trick and the Bombers defeated Wa-Hi, 6-1, in a Mid-Columbia Conference girls soccer match on a blustery Tuesday afternoon at Wa-Hi’s soccer field.
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Valley Academy gave the defending state champs all they could handle Tuesday night, but Waitsburg-Prescott had the golden goal in extra time to take a 3-2 victory from the Knights.
WALLA WALLA — It took nine matches, but Wa-Hi picked up its first Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball victory under new head coach Don Hepker Thursday night.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi’s football team looks to have its best chance to pick up its first Mid-Columbia Conference win Friday night at 7 when it takes on Pasco at the Bulldogs’ Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium, and not just because the Bulldogs are winless.
WALLA WALLA — Dayton picked up its second Southeast 2B volleyball victory of the season Tuesday night, downing host DeSales in three sets, 25-18, 25-12 and 25-16.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi had their chances in Friday night’s loss to Hanford. Four of them, at least, to either tie the game or win it, but the Falcons (3-1) escaped nonetheless with a 20-17 victory over the Blue Devils in a Mid-Columbia Conference football game at Borleske Stadium.
COLLEGE PLACE — Led by 22 kills split evenly between junior Amy Arnzen and senior Megan Gregg, Walla Walla Valley defeated Waitsburg-Prescott in four sets, 25-23, 18-25, 25-18 and 25-18, Friday night in the Knights’ Southeast 2B opener.
WALLA WALLA — Pound the ball, pound the ball, and when that works, pound it some more.
WALLA WALLA — The Blue Devils had all the momentum. After an ugly first half that saw Richland take a 7-0 lead into the break, Wa-Hi exploded for three touchdowns on 190 yards in the third quarter, two of which came within 11 seconds of each other after a converted onside kick.
WALLA WALLA — Despite the Blue Devils picking up their first win in Eric Hisaw’s tenure last week, the Wa-Hi head coach thought they could have done better.
WALLA WALLA — Tori Crawford had a problem. A good problem, but a problem none the less.
WALLA WALLA — It took a blue moon and a 21-0 first-half lead, but Big Blue finally got its first win in more than a year Friday night as it held on to beat a rugged Moses Lake squad that rallied for 18-straight second-half points at Borleske Field.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi probably couldn’t ask for a better opponent to open the 2012 season against.
Wa-Hi's seniors join a new league and finally have the same coach as the 2012 season opens Friday.
WALLA WALLA — When Wa-Hi kicks off the 2012 football season Friday night, it will mark a tremendous first for the 23 seniors on the Blue Devil roster.
Conducting an interview in the ring, with more than 20 boxers of varying ages pummeling training equipment in a circle around the raised platform, 47-year-old Ramon “Junior” Zamora can’t help but throw a few punches himself.
WALLA WALLA — Twenty events, 20 gold medals and 18 records set.
WALLA WALLA — When Walla Walla Sweets player J.J. Robinson and his parents decided he should transfer to DeSales from Colfax, Wash., last winter, they weren’t aware of just how much the senior athlete would be missing.
WALLA WALLA — Kasey Kelty has an unusual habit for a high-level drag racer.He likes to take his machine on the streets.Kelty races a 1991 Ford Mustang that puts down 425 horsepower at the rear wheels. It's completely custom — minus a couple of factory par
Fans cheer Walla Walla Sweets players as the West wins the West Coast League All-Star Game over the East, 3-2.
WALLA WALLA — Long after the last pitch was thrown in the West Coast League All-Star Game Tuesday night at Borleske Stadium, Walla Walla fans were on their feet and cheering.They were cheering the finale of a postgame fireworks show, but the fact that the
Powered by a solid seven-inning performance from pitcher Leko Galusha and 12 hits, including a home run, the Cowlitz Black Bears took a 5-2 victory from the Walla Walla Sweets in West Coast League baseball play on a muggy Thursday evening at Borleske Stadium. The game was delayed twice thanks to a heavy rain and lightning storm that drenched the field, beginning just as the national anthem ended, and a power surge that knocked out most of the stadium lighting one pitch into the bottom the ninth.
A rain delay and loss of lights can't keep Cowlitz from the 5-2 WCL victory over Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — Powered by a solid seven-inning performance from pitcher Leko Galusha and 12 hits, including a home run, the Cowlitz Black Bears took a 5-2 victory from the Walla Walla Sweets in West Coast League baseball play on a muggy Thursday evening at
Six of the M-F softball players have been together since they were 9, and already have a state championship under their belts.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater Little League Majors softball team picked up a few million new fans recently.With a 9-1 victory over the Hollywood Rose City Lakeside squad on July 11, the Milton-Freewater team earned the right to represent the sta
Recent Texas Tech grad Ashley Hamada returns to her alma mater to pursue a masters degree in strength and conditioning.
WALLA WALLA — It's safe to say most college athletes are hard workers. Especially at NCAA Division I schools, where competition to even see the field of play can be a fight in-and-of itself.So to say that Ashley Hamada, a recent grad from Texas Tech Unive
The Walla Walla Sweets open the season against Corvallis tonight at Borleske Stadium.
The Walla Walla Sweets kick off the 2012 season this evening against the Corvallis Knights, the defending West Coast League champions, at 7. The Sweets have only been practicing since May 26, and several players are still playing college ball or in classes, but Sweets manager J.C. Biagi is excited for the start of the season. "These guys have all been playing baseball for the better part of the year," Biagi said. "So we obviously want to get them reps, we want to see them swing, but it's as much for us as it is for them - allowing us the opportunity to see what we have and what we're working with and where they might fit in the lineup or the rotation."
The Walla Walla Sweets open the season against Corvallis tonight at Borleske Stadium.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets kick off the 2012 season this evening against the Corvallis Knights, the defending West Coast League champions, at 7.The Sweets have only been practicing since May 26, and several players are still playing college ball
Walla Walla reloads as it prepares to face the Corvallis Knights Friday at 7:05 p.m.
WALLA WALLA — The nights are shorter, the days warmer, and the Laht Neppur is on tap.Yes, it's summer, and now that Borleske Stadium is once again filled with the crack of wooden bats and the pop of a fastball into a catcher's mitt — and an oversized swee
YAKIMA — Almira-Coulee-Hartline pitcher Madeline Isaak took over the final two innings of the Warriors' semifinal game with Touchet Friday afternoon in the WIAA Class 1B softball playoffs.The senior pitcher, who struck out six Indian batters in the game,
YAKIMA — Waitsburg-Prescott got off to a better start in its second game at the WIAA Class 2B softball playoffs Friday, leaping out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but the result was much the same as W-P's earlier loss as a nine-run third inning led t
YAKIMA — Touchet's Nicole Brown pitched a no-hitter and the Indians' bats battered Selkirk for 11 hits as the Indians beat the Rangers, 11-1, Friday to advance to the second round of the WIAA Class 2B softball playoffs at Yakima's Gateway Sports Complex.T
YAKIMA — A single run scored on an infield fly in the first inning was all Dayton pitcher Sam Harting needed to pick up a win in the first round of the WIAA Class 2B softball playoffs Friday at Yakima's Gateway Sports Complex.The junior pitcher wasn't per
YAKIMA — Adna took advantage of a three-error Waitsburg-Prescott third inning to score four runs and went on to post a 10-0 victory over W-P Friday at the WIAA Class 2B playoffs at Yakima's Gateway Sports Complex.Pirates pitcher Alexis Moerke struck out f
The Irish defeat Pateros, 10-0, in six innings of action.
YAKIMA — Powered by a three-hitter from pitcher Ashlyn Lyons, DeSales cruised past Pateros in the opening round of the Washington Class 2B playoffs Friday, 10-0, in six innings.Pateros (20-4) struggled with fielding in committing seven errors, a problem t
An opening rout is followed by a playoff-like battle, but the Chukars take home the sweep over WWCC's baseball team.
WALLA WALLA — The front end of Walla Walla Community College's doubleheader with Treasure Valley Wednesday was about as forgettable as it comes, with WWCC burning through six pitchers before the 23-8 walloping came to an end.The Warriors hit the reset but
DeSales takes a pair of 6-5 victories from visiting Waitsburg-Prescott Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Five runs in the third inning of the opener and an RBI base knock by eighth-grader Cara Hall in the nightcap helped lift DeSales to a pair of 6-5 victories over Southeast 2B-leading Waitsburg-Prescott Tuesday afternoon.DeSales, which has gam
The event is a chance for Wolves coaches to take a look at high school basketball talent.
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla University is holding the second annual Senior Showcase this week, an all-star basketball games/camp featuring close to 40 male and female athletes from the Walla Walla Valley and beyond.Besides an exhibition of local talent, t
DeSales and Burbank square off after spring break, and the Irish shake off the baseball rust with a 16-6 victory Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Tuesday's game at Borleske Field was not one for the hitting — or pitching, or fielding — purist.Both DeSales and Burbank were playing their first games back from spring break and it showed. The teams combined for 15 walks, four hit batters
WALLA WALLA - When Kim Holderman came back to Walla Walla after three years on the Professional Women's Bowling Association tour, she was beat. Physically and mentally.
Brother and sister Ryan and Emily Baumgart bring their love of golf to the links as they lead the DeSales Irish.
WALLA WALLA — Kristy Richard and Brad Baumgart had a dilemma that many parents face.How to ensure that their children, Ryan and Emily Baumgart, both golfers at DeSales this season, truly enjoyed their sport of choice.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Runners from all over Oregon and Washington are lacing up their track shoes and shining their shot in anticipation of the running of the 76th Carnival of Speed at Mac-Hi's Shockman Field on Friday.The event, which includes 21 schools fr
Fans raised the fee for TV's original Batman, who grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Whitman College.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla native and Whitman College graduate Adam West, first made famous for his role as Batman in the seminal TV series of the same name, is receiving a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
After opening the season with a loss to the Blue Devils, Pendleton takes an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Taylor Lemke faced a critical situation when he stepped up to the plate for the Wa-Hi Blue Devils in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday. With the bases loaded and two outs, he represented the tying run in a 8-4 game against cross-border