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

Bartlow begins new chapter

Jeff Bartlow found himself in an unfamiliar situation last week.

TigerScots topple Oakers in opening-round play

Weston-McEwen’s bats back a standout pitching performance by Jessica Lambert to advance with a 9-2 win over Oakland.

Meliah leads WWCC to NWAC tourney

Dave Meliah is no stranger to success on the baseball diamond.

Suns sink Senior Day for Wa-Hi boys

Southridge scores in the waning seconds to hand the Blue Devil boys a 2-1 MCC soccer defeat on Wa-Hi’s Senior Day on Tuesday.

21st Onionfest Ultimate Frisbee Tourney invades Whitman

Whitman College is hosting its 21st annual Onionfest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament this weekend at five fields near the campus.

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Whit lacrosse makes jump to varsity sport

The Missionaries open their inaugural varsity campaign against Linfield at noon today.

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Blue Devils ‘excited’ headed to state

Wa-Hi’s girls are back in the state tournament for the first time in 25 years, opening against Todd Beamer in the quarterfinals Thursday night.

An early March Madness for area prep teams

March Madness hits prep basketball teams this weekend just a little bit early.

Warrior football competes in Vegas

Two short months ago, a group of area sixth-graders hadn’t heard of 7-on-7 football.

Wa-Hi’s Doyle rolls to state tourney

If Jason Postlewait has one regret about the inaugural season of the Walla Walla High girls bowling team, it’s not having a video of the first practice.

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