WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College’s softball team graduated the lion’s share of its offensive production from last season, but don’t expect coach Mike Staudenmaier to settle for a rebuilding year.
DeSales girls head basketball coach Tim Duncan is joined by oldest daughter Nicole as an assistant, and youngest daughter Caitlin is finishing up at WWCC.
Pomeroy’s boys open the Hardwood Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spokane Arena against 21-3 Christian Faith.
WALLA WALLA — Pomeroy faces off with Odessa-Harrington Saturday at 4 p.m. in the regional round of the boys basketball Class 1B state playoffs.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales begins its first trip to the state playoffs since 2010 tonight when they take on Darrington in the regional round of state at six in Mountlake Terrace.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi hung with third-ranked Gonzaga Prep through a quarter and a half Friday night at the Blue Devil gymnasium, but the Bullpups proved too physical, deep and athletic as they ran past Walla Walla, 60-38, in a loser-out regional contest.
WALLA WALLA — Travis Haen had a hot hand Friday night and DeSales rode it to victory in a Southeast 2B boys basketball game against visiting Waitsburg-Prescott.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales’ full-court pressure was relentless Friday night in a Southeast 2B girls basketball game against Waitsburg-Prescott.
WAITSBURG -- Led by 20 points from Katy Hofer, Waitsburg-Prescott defeated rival Dayton, 59-48, Friday night in a Southeast 2B girls basketball game.
WAITSBURG -- Dayton controlled its game with Waitsburg-Prescott Friday night from beginning to end.
WALLA WALLA — Hunter Alden wants to do what few from the Pacific Northwest get to do: play hockey in the National Hockey League.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College defeated Northwest Conference foe Linfield 69-58 Friday at George Ball Court.
WALLA WALLA — Linfield didn’t plead for mercy Friday night against Northwest Conference foe Whitman.
WALLA WALLA -- For the first four minutes of Friday night’s matchup between DeSales and Dayton, the matchup looked like the one it was billed to be.
WALLA WALLA -- DeSales wasn’t ready Friday night at its 7:30 p.m. tip with Dayton in a Southeast 2B boys basketball game.
WALLA WALLA -- The Cardiac Kids have kicked the bucket -- or rather, they’ve lost a close basketball game.
WALLA WALLA — Led by 19 points from Torri Crawford and a double-double from Mikayla Ferenz, Wa-Hi rattled off its sixth-straight victory with a 60-40 Mid-Columbia Conference victory over Hanford Friday night at the Wa-Hi gymnasium.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi’s Patrick Giedeman had a banner day Thursday evening at Whitman’s Harvey Pool, leading the Blue Devil swimmers with a pair of dominating solo victories in duel meets against Richland and Hanford.
DeSales’ Ryan Baumgart signs a letter of intent to play golf for Saint Martins.
WALLA WALLA — Teams live by the 3-pointer and they die by the 3. On Friday night Wa-Hi lived by the 3.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi’s game with Chiawana came down to free throws Friday night, but the game was lost in the third quarter.
WALLA WALLA — Puget Sound was the bane of Whitman College last season.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Walla Walla Valley Academy took advantage of 26 turnovers and made 16 steals as it won a lopsided boys basketball game with Mac-Hi Thursday night, 70-36.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Ten different Pioneers reached the scorer’s column and Makia Carlson scored a double-double as Mac-Hi’s girls basketball team picked up its second victory of the year with a 51-44 victory over Walla Walla Valley Academy Tuesday night.
WALLA WALLA — Change is abundant this winter in the area prep wrestling programs.
Wa-Hi’s girls basketball team expects to follow last season’s success with even more this year.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi dominated the boards and played stifling transition defense en route to a 55-38 victory over the Lewiston Bengals Tuesday in a non-league boys basketball game.
WALLA WALLA — Springdale found it all too easy to underestimate the slender receiver.
WALLA WALLA — Stop the run, stop the run, stop the run — don’t bite on the play-fake.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales football coach Mike Spiess had high praise for the third-ranked Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos, No. 4 DeSales’ opponent in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2B playoffs Saturday.
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.