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.
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
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.
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
WALLA WALLA — Two months have gone by since the formation of the Mid-Columbia League, and Wa-Hi is still trying to play catch-up.The crux of the issue for the Blue Devils is scheduling. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the new league, and the messy
The Pioneers look to bounce back after a 22-3, 10-run mercy-rule loss to DeSales that ended after five innings Wednesday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Mac-Hi Pioneers struggled in all aspects of the game Wednesday against DeSales at McRae-Ireland Field.They struggled on the mound (five hit batters, 20 earned runs), in the field (four errors) and at the plate en route to a 22-3, 10
Ryan and Emily Baumgart lead the DeSales boys and girls teams to wins at the three-way match.
WALLA WALLA — The DeSales golf team, behind medal performances from brother and sister Ryan and Emily Baumgart, came out on top of a three-way match between Southeast 2B Conference foes at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course Tuesday.Powered by Ryan Baumgart
Schools of all sizes compete at Wa-Hi's track and field meet Thursday.
WALLA WALLA — The weather was anything but perfect at Martin Field Thursday afternoon, but a constant drizzle and a strong wind didn't dampen the mood at the Walla Walla Invite.The invite included Oregon 5A schools Hermiston and Pendleton, Washington 4A h
ATHENA — Weston-McEwen's Morgan Entze, a three-sport standout, announced recently that she will be attending the Portland-area Mount Hood Community College on full tuition waivers for both softball and volleyball.Although Entze had received interest from
Years after the original stands at McRae-Ireland Field were torn down, Blue Mountain Babe Ruth looks to build bigger, better ones.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Blue Mountain Babe Ruth (BMBR) league, and the City of Milton-Freewater and the Milton-Freewater School District, are inching closer to raising the funds needed to construct a new grandstand at the McRae-Ireland baseball field, loca
Rick Howerton breaks the city mark as he records an 879 series Saturday at Bowlaway Lanes.
WALLA WALLA — Rick Howerton set an impressive mark at Bowlaway Lanes in Walla Walla Saturday.The 58-year-old bowler scored an 879 in a series of three games during the Marley and Dave Jacobs Memorial Tournament while bowling cleanup for a three-man team,
Tacoma Community College overwhelms Walla Walla Community College in a doubleheader Saturday, 9-1 and 7-3.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College dropped a pair of NWAACC non-region baseball games to visiting Tacoma Community College Saturday, losing the first game 9-1 and the second 7-3.'Tacoma is a good team," Warrior coach Dave Meliah said. 'It was a g
A new season brings new faces, new bats and a new mantra for the Blue Devil baseball team.
WALLA WALLA — For the past two seasons Wa-Hi' baseball team's mantra has been, 'We will work hard." That work ethic paid off in a big way last season as the Blue Devils won the Columbia Basin Big Nine Conference regular season title with an 11-1 league re
Wa-Hi's softball team returns all but two from a squad that captured the first state title in school and CBBN history.
WALLA WALLA — Dynasty.It's not a word high school athletes and coaches throw around lightly, and the Wa-Hi softball team is no exception.From head coach Jerry Humphreys on down, the Blue Devils seem to take each practice — and game — one day at a time.
Five players from last year's successful Blue Devil squad join the WWCC baseball roster this season.
WALLA WALLA — Didn't get enough of Wa-Hi's 2011 baseball campaign?The 2012 version of the Walla Walla Community College Warriors features five members of last season's Wa-Hi senior class that led the Blue Devils to a Big Nine championship, a regional cham
The 23-1 Bulldogs are ranked fifth as they head to Spokane in hopes of their first state championship since 1995.
DAYTON — Dayton hasn't won a basketball state championship in 17 years (since 1995, when the current iteration of the Bulldogs were still in diapers or unborn). But with a senior-heavy roster and a balanced attack, the Bulldogs have their best chance of r
ATHENA — The Weston-McEwen girls are gearing up for the state tournament. Again.One year after falling to the Mountain View Conference's Riddle 52-41 in the opening round of the 2011 Oregon Class 2A state tournament, the fifth-seeded TigerScots face No. 4
Despite his unparalleled success on the mats, Pomeroy senior Tory Knebel stays humble.
POMEROY — Tory Knebel's record (or the records he broke) speaks for itself. The Pomeroy High senior wrestler, footballer and track athlete won the WIAA Class B state wrestling championship twice ­— 170 pounds this year and at 160 his junior year — and ama
Weston-McEwen brings an experienced squad to Saturday's match with Oakland.
ATHENA — A season removed from a 1-2 effort at state last year, and one more season removed from a one-and-done foray, Weston-McEwen is again prepping for its entrée into the Oregon Class 2A boys state tournament. And, despite having one of the leading sc
Mac-Hi brings 13 battle-hardened grapplers to the Special District 2 tournament Friday and Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi may not have a great record on the mats — its 3-10 dual-meet record doesn't leap off the page — but the Pioneers' season has been marred by forfeit after forfeit thanks to sickness and injuries.But that doesn't bother Mac-Hi wres
Waitsburg-Prescott ends WWVA's season with a 65-31 loss in the District 9 2B tournament Tuesday.
WAITSBURG — Romance wasn't in the air — and no Cinderella story to be found — Tuesday night in the opening round of the Southeast 2B girls District 9 Tournament between Waitsburg-Prescott and Walla Walla Valley Academy.No. 3-seeded W-P dispatched No. 6 WW
Zach Bartlow, who led Waitsburg-Prescott to the Class 2B state title last fall, heads to La Grande.
WAITSBURG — All that remains in the long recruiting process for Waitsburg-Prescott standout Zach Bartlow is some paperwork.Bartlow chose Eastern Oregon University in La Grande over an offer from Montana Western on Wednesday, as well as walk-on offers at I
Wa-Hi's wrestlers have a mid-season call to arms, and now seven Blue Devils are headed to this weekend's regional tournament in Moses Lake.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi wrestling coach Clayton Hudiburg knew something was wrong.After a 43-24 throttling at the hands of Richland Dec. 8, Hudiburg realized his wrestlers were going into matches with the wrong attitude — they were expecting to lose.To the se
This year, the Wa-Hi girls host their first district game and the boys hit the road.
WALLA WALLA — This time last year, the Wa-Hi boys were sitting pretty with a first-round home match against Moses Lake in the first round of the District 5/6 Tournament, while the girls faced a long drive to Wenatchee for their postseason opener.