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Dustin Holden

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Pioneers focus on talent, speed this season

Mac-Hi coach Tim Hutchison says if his team stays healthy the Pioneers can compete for the Greater Oregon League title.

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The Dalles edge Pioneer girls, 3-2

Mac-Hi scores early, but the Riverhawks pull out the season-opening win.

New coach Pease leads TigerScots into 2014 season

Carlton Pease takes the reins at Weston-McEwen with a focus on a strong group of TigerScot linemen to lead the way.

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Pioneer boys soccer has some new faces

Mac-Hi returns just three seniors with extensive time on last season’s varsity soccer squad.

Pioneers bring high hopes to new season

Mac-Hi girls soccer coach Martin Martinez expects to finish near the top of the Greater Oregon League.

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HarbourCats rally past Sweets, 4-3

Victoria scores a run in the top of the ninth inning to take the victory at Borleske.

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Pippins once again down Sweets

Yakima Valley jumps on Walla Walla early — again — en route to a 12-2 victory.

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Premier hands Cubs two losses

The season comes to an end for the Walla Walla squad with a 31-22 overall record.

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Sweets drop series opener, 6-3

Walla Walla’s Andrew Mendenhall hits a game-tying home run in the sixth, but Wenatchee answers with three runs in the eighth.

Cubs sweep select baseball twin bill with ’Stangs

Walla Walla rides starter Havin Heytvelt’s arm to an opening 3-0 win before their bats come alive in a 12-2 victory over Prosser.

Sweets’ offense not enough in 8-5 loss to Falcons

Walla Walla has its opportunities to score, but can’t keep up with Kelowna in the series-opening loss.

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Southeast 2B tracksters qualify for district

The top eight from Wednesday’s sub-district advance to next week’s district meet in Moscow, Idaho.

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Pioneer bats blast Bulldogs

Mac-Hi racks up 33 runs on 33 hits as the Pioneers sweep Baker, 20-0 and 13-2, on Wednesday.

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Baker takes two from Mac-Hi

The McLoughlin High School baseball team fell to Greater Oregon League foe, Baker, 15-3 and 8-4, in a twin bill here Wednesday.

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Blue Devils bump Bombers

Wa-Hi’s boys soccer team scores two second-half goals to hand Richland a district defeat and advance to play Chiawana on Thursday.

Rain washes out tennis matches at Mac-Hi

McLoughlin High School’s tennis team played a rain-shortened match against the Griswold Grizzlies here Wednesday afternoon.

Mac-Hi runs Irish softballers ragged

The Pioneers steal six bases and enjoy seven wild piches in a 6-2 victory over DeSales on Tuesday.

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Pioneers steal show at WWVA Invite

Tristin Warne leads the Mac-Hi boys to first with three individual wins, while Amber Wells helps the girls team finish first on Wednesday.

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Robert shuts down La Grande

Pioneer pitcher Colette Robert throws two complete games and hits four doubles in a sweep over the Tigers Saturday.

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Irish claim first Blue Mountain Cup

The DeSales golf team fires a 153 as a team to beat Mac-Hi and WWVA at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Prep athletes eye Carnival of Speed

The 79th annual Carnival of Speed track meet welcomes 23 teams, including six local squads.

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Ojeda paces Wa-Hi past Riverhawks

Esteban Ojeda scores all three of the Blue Devil goals in a 3-1 boys soccer victory over Chiawana.

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Pioneers eye playoff return

The Mac-Hi softball team will count on pitcher Colette Roberts to lead the team back to the postseason.

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Wa-Hi track team opens season with Blue Devil Invite

The Walla Walla High School track team opened its season with the Blue Devil Invitational at Martin Field on Saturday.

Warriors sweep Olympic in doubleheader

The Walla Walla Community College baseball team found two different ways to beat Olympic College here Saturday afternoon.

Saints hammer WWCC softball team in twin bill

The Mount Hood Community College softball team rattled the bats here Saturday afternoon to the tune off eight home runs and 27 runs in a doubleheader against Walla Walla.

First half struggles continue for Pioneer boys

Mac-Hi manages only two points in the first quarter in the 69-38 loss to La Grande.

Turnovers costly for Mac-Hi girls in 62-30 loss to La Grande

The Pioneers register more turnovers than points as Mac-Hi falls to 0-4 in Greater Oregon League play.

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Umatilla boys push way past Pioneers in fourth quarter

Mac-Hi leads at half, and are right behind the Vikings headed into the fourth before falling, 54-41.

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Mac-Hi girls fall short of Vikings

The Pioneers outscore Umatilla 11-6 in the fourth quarter, but can’t overcome their earlier deficit to fall, 40-32, Tuesday night.

W-P rally falls short to Pioneers

Mac-Hi’s boys are forced to overtime with a 14-4 Waitsburg-Prescott fourth-quarter rally, but pull out the 55-51 victory.

Mac-Hi avenges loss to W-P girls

The Pioneers, who lost to Waitsburg-Prescott earlier this season, take the 40-31 victory.

Knights girls rally to down Pioneers, 41-33

The WWVA girls overcome a five-point second-half deficit to outscore Mac-Hi, 17-4, and take the victory.The Walla Walla Valley Academy girls basketball team battled back from a 29-24 second-half deficit here Tuesday to outscore McLoughlin, 17-4, in the final 11:18 of the game to win, 41-33.

WWVA long ball downs Mac-Hi

The Walla Walla Valley Academy boys basketball team bombed away from downtown, nailing 8-of-20 3-pointers and shooting 57 percent from the field, to beat the McLoughlin Pioneers, 69-39, here Tuesday night.

Blazers give fans holiday cheer

The Portland Trail Blazers haven’t let down their fans, as they have raced to a 24-6 record to start the season.

Pioneers fall after two overtimes

The McLoughlin-Union High School boys soccer team fell in an season-ending state play-off quarterfinal to the Sisters Outlaws Saturday at Shockman Field, 4-3 on penalty kicks.

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Pioneers slice up Tillamook

Mac-Hi’s boys soccer team outshoots the Cheesemakers, 26-2, and wins the first-round state playoff match, 3-1, at Shockman Field on Tuesday.

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Pioneers punch ticket to playoffs

McLoughlin High School scored early and held off the Stayton Eagles for a sweet 1-0 victory and a trip to the Class 4A state playoffs Saturday afternoon at Shockman Field.

Heppner blows out Weston-McEwen

The home team – the Weston-McEwen TigerScot football team – made it too easy on the visiting Heppner Mustangs here Friday night early on in the game.

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Bears regroup, split with Hustlers

Walla Walla falls 6-5 in nine innings in the opener, but finds its offense for a 10-5 victory that ends the Bears’ season.

Sweets rout Cowlitz, halt 5-game slide

Walla Walla uses a 10-hit offensive explosion to down the Black Bears, 10-2, and avoid the series sweep.

UCLA’s Poteet sharp in Sweets debut

WALLA WALLA — When you pluck the No. 4 starter off of UCLA’s College World Series-winning team to play summer ball, you expect you will have your team a good — if not great — pitcher.

Sweets Roller Girls stomp Apple City in second half

After falling into a 76-29 hole in the first half, Walla Walla rebounds to pick up a 190-139 win.

Sweets mix and match for win over Rogues

WALLA WALLA — Spurred on by a four-run rally in the bottom of the third inning, Walla Walla Sweets’ manager J.C. Biagi mixed and matched his pitching rotation for nine frames to pull out a 4-3 win over the Medford Rogues here Friday night at Borleske Stadium. Trailing 2-0 in the third, the Sweets saw Rogues starter Jake Lessel unwind, throwing 12 balls in 14 pitches to open the half-inning.

Griz maul Sweet Invite opponents

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Griz dominated their foes at the dish and on the mound here Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Sweet Invitational Tournament, beating the Round Table Saxons 19-0 in five innings and 15-5 over the Moscow/Pullman Mustangs in seven frames.

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Bruins bruise Blazers, 13-1

The Bruins hammer the Blazers with 15 hits as Walla Walla pitcher Blake McKinney throws six scoreless innings.

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Sweets rally to bag Elks, 4-2

Walla Walla centerfielder Kramer Lindell homers early and scores late to help Walla Walla to a rebound victory over Bend.

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Banks repeats, downs Pioneers, 1-0

Mac-Hi finishes runner up in the state title game as the Braves win their second consecutive Class 4A championship.

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Mac-Hi must beat Banks to take title

The Pioneers face a rematch with defending state champion Banks in the Class 4A title game.

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Coaches, athletes, scholars honored at 37th BMSAs

The 37th Blue Mountain Sports Awards recognize the achievements of area athletes and coaches at Baker Boyer Bank Wednesday.