The Wa-Hi boys swim team open its season with the Eastern Washington Jamboree on Saturday.
Last season in the Washington state 1B/2B soccer quarterfinals, Waitsburg-Prescott met up with Northwest Christian (Colbert), with the team from just north of Spokane sending W-P home with a 5-1 loss.
Mackenzie Hale swims in the 500 Freestyle at the state meet this weekend.
Wa-Hi and Waitsburg-Prescott runners head to Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco for the races.
TOUCHET — Thursday evening’s storm left the scoreboard at Touchet’s football field dark as the Indians prepared to kick off the season against Odessa-Harrington Friday afternoon.
WALLA WALLA — After what seems to be an ever-shorter summer, the fall sports season is once again upon us
“Little League baseball is a small world, as it comes around,” Ron Queen wrote me in an email Tuesday morning.
Around the Prescott High community, Jack Smiley embodied Tigers athletics for years as athletic director and physical education teacher.
After 30 years as the school’s first — and only — AD, Tim Windemuth is calling it a career this summer. He and his wife, Cheri, will soon move into a brand new house on Silver Lake, near Spokane.
Coaches are still getting acquainted with their 2013 Walla Walla Sweets players as the new season opens tonight against Bend.
Stacie Pickler spearheads the annual track and field festival Friday as Mac-Hi’s new head coach.
WALLA WALLA — The excitement in Michelle Ferenz’s voice was palpable.
WAITSBURG — During stellar athletic careers at Waitsburg-Prescott, Seth Deal and Dalton Estes didn’t find themselves on the same fields of play too often.
WALLA WALLA — Katharine Curles leads the Wa-Hi boys swim team into another season with the Walla Walla Pentathlon Saturday at Whitman College’s Harvey Pool.
WALLA WALLA — “All for one, and one for all!” That’s the call that Walla Walla Community College volleyball team captains Reese Amy and Courtney Cosdon take to Gresham, Ore., with their Warrior teammates for the NWAACC Tournament beginning Thursday.
TOUCHET — Touchet football coach Gary Dorman knew what he had on his hands when Liberty Christian came to town Friday afternoon.
Walla Walla Valley opens its state tourney with a 14-4 win Sunday, and plays Mill Creek Tuesday.
Walla Walla Valley Majors All-Stars had a long hiatus after defeating Walla Walla Pacific to win the district championship July 6. Valley coach Sam Worth didn't know what kind of an effect that would have on his squad headed into the Washington state tournament. But it didn't take him long to find out, as Valley opened its tournament with a 14-4, mercy-rule-shortened victory over Centralia Sunday morning.
Walla Walla Valley opens its state tourney with a 14-4 win Sunday, and plays Mill Creek Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Majors All-Stars had a long hiatus after defeating Walla Walla Pacific to win the district championship July 6.Valley coach Sam Worth didn't know what kind of an effect that would have on his squad headed into the Washingt
The state track and field meet kicked off Thursday night, and the Blue Devils have several trophy hopes remaining.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's trip to Tacoma for the Washington state Class 4A track meet brought with it high expectations for hardware this year.And in opening action Thursday night at Mount Tahoma High, Blue Devil Katarina Tondavong finished fifth in the first
WALLA WALLA — Enthusiastic is a word that just doesn't do justice when it comes to describing Eric Hisaw.Hisaw brings unmatched energy to coaching the Blue Devil football and track and field teams.And he was typically excited when he talked about the 82 b
The Warriors host the 43rd annual WWCC College Rodeo this weekend at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.
WALLA WALLA — If coaching a rodeo team isn't work enough, Walla Walla Community College's Buster Barton has even more on his plate this week.The Warrior rodeo team is hosting the 43rd annual WWCC College Rodeo this weekend at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds I
WWCC coach Mike Staudenmaier feels his team has what it takes to improve on last year's NWAACC tournament run.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College's softball team has seen its share of success over coach Mike Staudenmaier's tenure with the Warriors.Staudenmaier, entering his 15th season at the WWCC helm, has a 382-238 career record with the Warriors and th
The Blue Devil girls are one win away from claiming the District title, but face first-place Chiawana Friday.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's girls are one win from the Columbia Basin Big Nine 4A District championship.The only team standing in the Blue Devils' way is regular-season league champ Chiawana.
Morton-White Pass stands in the way of W-P's undefeated season and first state football championship as they play Saturday in Tacoma.
WAITSBURG — The celebration for Waitsburg-Prescott after its 42-13 romp past previously undefeated Colfax in the state 2B football semifinals last Saturday in Pasco lasted a full day.Then, it was onto preparing for W-P's first championship game at 4 p.m.
The Pirates face top-ranked Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the State semifinals Saturday.
POMEROY — It's taken Pomeroy just one half to dispatch its foes in the last two Washington state Class 1B football playoff games.Last week in the quarterfinal against Wellpinit, Tory Knebel scored six touchdowns as the Pirates put 30 unanswered second-qu
WAITSBURG — With a little luck, Waitsburg-Prescott's football players didn't eat too much Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.A good appetite is just what W-P coach Jeff Bartlow likes from his squad.
W-P features two backs with more than 1,000 rushing yards this season.
WAITSBURG — 'We're explosive. That's the best way to say it.”That's how Waitsburg-Prescott coach Jeff Bartlow summed up his undefeated football team while discussing W-P's state Class 2B-11 quarterfinal matchup with Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at noon Saturday
The Pirates face a stiffer challenge in 9-2 Wellpinit in the state Class 2B quarterfinals Saturday, but won't be changing their game plan.
POMEROY — Pomeroy put up 58 first-quarter points and cruised to a 72-28 victory — in one half of play — over Northport for the Pirates' first postseason football victory since 2003 last Friday in Pomeroy.Pomeroy coach Sanford Bates expects a little toughe
There are sky-high hopes in the Waitsburg-Prescott cross country family headed into Saturday's Washington State Cross Country Championships at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.And for good reason.W-P junior Seth Deal is headed back to Pasco for his third
WALLA WALLA — It might be a little confusing on the sidelines of the second annual Holy Bowl football game between DeSales and Tri-Cities Prep tonight at Ty Baffney Field if you aren't familiar with the Brown and Richards families.Mark Brown, father of Ir
New Wa-Hi head swim coach Katharine Curles goes from swimming on Whitman's team to heading the Blue Devil program.
WALLA WALLA — Katharine Curles is excited.The new Wa-Hi swim coach has been preparing her Blue Devils girls team for its first competition for several weeks, and Curles gets to see that preparation in action Saturday when the squad heads to Prosser for t
Corvallis comes to Borleske Stadium in the first game of the West Coast League championship series at Borleske Stadium tonight.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Sweets manager J.C. Biagi experienced his share of winning baseball games at DeSales' Ray Lane Field while playing for the Irish before graduating in 2000.This summer, Biagi has the Sweets doing their share of winning just over
The Sweets lose a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth but rally back in the bottom for a 6-4 win.
WALLA WALLA — Ryan Richardson had Walla Walla rolling with seven strong innings on the mound and the Sweets holding a 2-1 lead against the expansion Klamath Falls Gems at Borleske Stadium Tuesday night.But as soon as Richardson left in the eighth inning,
Wa-Hi's softball team has plenty of weapons in its arsenal as it takes a top seed to the state tournament.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's softball team makes its third straight trip to the state Class 4A tournament with the No. 1 seed out of regional when the Blue Devils open against Thomas Jefferson at Merkel Park in Spokane Friday.The difference this year, however, j
DeSales baseball and football coach Kim Cox is being inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame tonight.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales baseball coach Kim Cox didn't know for sure if he'd be able to travel to Renton, Wash., to be inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) 2011 Hall of Fame tonight.As usual, Cox's baseball team is heade
WALLA WALLA — No truer statement has ever been made than when Wa-Hi track — and new head football — coach Eric Hisaw said, 'I think I have more energy than a normal person.”Hisaw is entering his 14th season as track coach at Wa-Hi; he is a collegiate bask
The Wa-Hi track team expects to best last year's top Big Nine finishes.
WALLA WALLA — There are high expectations for the Wa-Hi track teams this season after the Blue Devil boys won their fifth straight Big Nine title and girls were second last year.Wa-Hi opens the season Saturday at the Sweeney Invite in Lewiston, and early
Waitsburg-Prescott's boys have won 21 straight game after a season-opening loss, and they face Bear Creek in the 2B state tournament Thursday.
WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott's boys suffered a 47-45 season-opening loss to Oregon Class 2A foe Weston-McEwen in December, as the TigerScots hit a buzzer-beater for the victory.It was the only loss W-P has experienced this season as it's racked up 21 st
Eric Hisaw has been involved with the Blue Devil grid program since 1997, and continues as head track coach.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's search for a new head football coach ended at Tuesday night's Walla Walla School Board meeting as Eric Hisaw was named to the position.'I'm excited about the opportunities and challenges of this position as it has been a dream of min
Richland turns a close first half into a 66-49 Big Nine victory Friday night in the Wa-Hi gym.
WALLA WALLA — The first half of the Big Nine girls matchup between Richland and Wa-Hi on the Blue Devils' court Friday night went just as the home team had hoped.'I thought we played one of our best halves of basketball in the first half,” Wa-Hi coach Jil
Mike Gobel says he looks forward to continuing as an assistant coach with the Blue Devil football program.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi interim football coach Mike Gobel, who took over the Blue Devil reins late last spring after the resignation of newly named head coach Matt Hamlin, has decided not to continue as head coach at Wa-Hi.Gobel plans to continue as an assist
Jordan Patnaude, a sophomore in Walla Walla Community College's turf management program, interned with the Texas Rangers this season and is working with the grounds crew during this weekend's World Se
WALLA WALLA — Baseball fans watching the World Series this weekend when the Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants probably won't see Walla Walla Community College sophomore Jordan Patnaude on the field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.But they will
Waitsburg-Prescott fires on all cylinders in a 34-14 win over Pilot Rock that wasn't as close as the final score.
WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott coach Jeff Bartlow had a goal after last week's season-opening 6-0 victory at Kamiah, Idaho, headed into Friday's home opener against Pilot Rock.'We wanted to finish drives,” he said following the 34-14 victory over the Rock
Royce discovers a true love for rugby and utilizes her competitive desire to be a member of the USA Women's National team playing in the World Cup in England.
WALLA WALLA — Beckett Royce's road to England as a member of the USA Women's National Rugby Team for the World Cup was a circuitous route.And plenty of adventure, she's had as well.Royce, who has been in England with the national team for a week preparing
WALLA WALLA — If there's one thing Scott Larsen would like to see at this year's 61st All-City Championships golf tournament at Veterans Memorial and the Walla Walla Country Club, it's more participants.'If we could get it to 100 this year, that'd be grea
Wa-Hi's Garrett Gerling, Brandon Porter, Jonah Hoe, Jamie Weisner and Rachel Adkins are joined by the girls' 1600 relay at the state meet.
WALLA WALLA — If the Washington State Class 4A Track and Field meet at Tacoma's Mount Tahoma High School plays out anything like the Regional meet last weekend in Yakima, Wa-Hi's state qualifiers are prepared to put on quite a show.'The kids that earned t
Former MLB player and Walla Walla Sweets part-owner Jeff Cirillo is speaker at Saturday's local youth baseball and softball benefit.
WALLA WALLA — Jeff Cirillo took a life lesson from his experiences playing youth baseball.'I have a mantra of, ‘Finish what you start,'” the former Major League All-Star and part-owner in the Walla Walla Sweets, said. 'Whether it be baseall, dinner, homew
About 200 competitors from around the Northwest Region will be in town taking on host WWCC.
WALLA WALLA — The spring college rodeo season gets underway Friday with the 41st Walla Walla Community College Rodeo at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.About 200 cowboys from around the Northwest Region will be on hand for Friday morning's slack, and performa
Fans at a basketball game usually focus their attention on the court and players.But sometimes, a glance at the bench can be even more entertaining than what's playing out on the court. It's there that coaches direct their team, occasionally employing ing
Defending state champion Klyntin Bott is joined by nine other Pomeroy wrestlers as they head to Mat Classic XXII Friday and Saturday.
POMEROY — Pomeroy had three champions at the Class B regional wrestling meet at Kittitas last weekend, and the Pirates are sending 10 grapplers to Friday and Saturday's Mat Classic XXII at the Tacoma Dome.That has Pomeroy coach Derek Shawley very optimist