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

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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Local skier heads to Junior Olympics

Walla Walla’s Hayden White heads to the Junior Olympics to ski in Jackson Hole, Wyo., next week.

College Rodeo returns to Fairgounds

The annual ‘Ride Against Child Abuse’ runs Friday through Sunday.

Michaud tackles new game with Warriors

New WWCC softball coach Mike Michaud is having fun learning a new game, as well as getting to know his new Warrior players.

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Weston-McEwen girls advance to state

Keegan Shepard hit an early free throw to give Weston-McEwen’s girls a 1-0 lead over Union in the first game of the Blue Mountain Conference District tournament at Armand Larive Middle School here Friday.

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Wa-Hi’s Jones swims to state

Tyler Jones is the lone Blue Devil at the Class 4 state meet this weekend, where he is the top seed in the 500 Free and the 14th seed in the 200 Free.

Wa-Hi swimmers head to district

Twenty-one Blue Devil boys head to Ellensburg Friday for a shot at qualifying for state.

Orb pic sparks mystery sound story

The Union-Bulletin published a story and photo of a mysterious orb captured on a smart-phone camera by an elk hunter in southwest Oregon in the Jan. 1 Diversions section.

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