Bret Rankin

Sports editor


Bret has worked in the Union-Bulletin sports department since 1999. He began as a sports writer/copy editor, covering all types of recreational and competitive sports around the Walla Walla Valley. He took over as sports editor in 2010.

He grew up near Seattle, and attended Western Washington University where he earned a degree in journalism.

After graduation, Bret spent time working at newspapers in western Washington in a variety of positions before moving to Walla Walla.

In his spare time, Bret enjoys watching athletics on television and in person with friends and family. He also loves being outdoors and exploring new places.

Recent Stories

Third week follows hope, anguish

Heartbreak for the Blue Devils. Hope for the Pioneers. A return to offense for the Irish.

A few get answers, others more grid questions

Some Walla Walla Valley football teams had questions answered after the opening week of play.

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Wa-Hi harriers strong once again

Walla Walla High’s cross country teams enjoyed successful seasons last year, the Blue Devil girls winning the Mid-Columbia Conference and district titles, finishing second at regionals and onto the state meet — not to mention their fourth straight Class 4A academic state title.

Real football season kicks off with preps games

You could say the football season’s been underway for more than a week already.

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Tracksters make bids for state

Oregon schools are at their state meets today and Saturday, while Washington 2B and 4A track and field athletes try to reach state.

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All Missionaries at sports awards

Whitman’s women’s basketball run to the national title game leads to a sweep of BMSA honors.

Clem recalls Dayton career fondly

When Jim Clem left Central Washington University with his Bachelor of Arts in history and psychology, the native of western Washington found himself heading even farther east than Ellensburg, landing in Dayton.

Warriors welcome new soccer coaches

Ben Rotert takes over the WWCC men’s program, while ex-Warrior player Jordan Hacker heads up the women’s team.

Rankin: Baseball season brings changes to sports section

The Seattle Mariners open the 2014 campaign a week from Monday against the Los Angeles Angels even as the euphoria from the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory has yet to subside from Northwest sports fans.

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Blue Devils get glimpse of new-look track squad

Wa-Hi’s track and field team features 175 athletes that bring a little different look than last year’s squad.

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