When the sun creeps above the rim of the Blue Mountains Saturday morning at exactly 7:32.29, it will mark the dawn of the shortest day of the year.
The four-team playoff that will determine this year’s college football national championship is a better format than any previous method of crowning a champion.
The cream almost always rises to the top, and this year is no exception.
Jim Greene saw it coming midway in the season.
Could this be the week for long winning streaks to come to an end?
It would be wrong to suggest the Touchet High football team underachieved in 2014.
TOUCHET — The sun set on Touchet High’s 2014 football season here Saturday afternoon, a brilliant golden disc descending upon a frozen landscape. Four uncharacteristic turnovers and a costly roughing-the-kicker penalty proved to be more than the Indians could overcome as visiting Cusick sandwiched 21 unanswered points around the halftime break and defeated Touchet 34-28 in the first round of the Washington Class 1B-8 state playoffs.
Snow is in the forecast, and the temperature isn’t expected to reach 30 degrees for the playoff game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
W-P coach Jeff Bartlow feels his team is faster than the Tigers headed into their state playoff Friday night.
Pomeroy’s road trip north of Spokane will be much easier if the Pirates can win their playoff game Friday.
Liberty Christian claims the Southeast 1B-8 District title after a 62-46 victory over Touchet.
Touchet has never defeated Liberty Christian, but hopes to change that Thursday in a battle of SE1B-8 unbeatens.
Monday, Oct. 8, 1956, and Dean Lodmell and three of his college pals were hanging around the Columbia University campus with not much going on.
Matt Thompson has been helping to organize this weekend’s reunion of the 1994 Wa-Hi football team from afar.
Members of Wa-Hi’s 1994 football team, the only team in school history to reach the state championship finals, will gather in Walla Walla this weekend to reminisce and honor coach Gary Mires 20 years after their memorable trip to the Kingbowl in Seattle.
By the time the Seattle Mariners decided to take things into their own hands, it was too late.
It keeps rumbling up and down main street, the question begging to be asked.
Jerry Dedloff returns to his alma mater for his second stint as football coach, this time competing at the 8-man level.
Lindsay Chutas has always possessed a steadfast sense of her own self worth.
Ed Fiddes won the first Walla Walla All-City Championships golf tournament in 1950.
About a fifth of the field is expected to play from the longer blue tees this weekend.
Having twice visited Europe in recent years, I have been blessed with some memorable moments.
After capturing the first conference title in school history, the 1979 WWCC football team returns to Walla Walla.
Steve Kizer coached football for 15 seasons at Walla Walla Community College, the last 10 as the Warriors’ defensive coordinator under Mike Levens.
Like Sweet Onions and fine wine, Tony Gwynn’s name is a point of pride in the Walla Walla Valley.
Baseball’s finer points — its history and traditions, its long-standing love affair with America’s sporting public — were examined recently in this space. Now for a rebuttal.
Who could have guessed?
The field of 117 men and 41 women take to the Walla Walla Country Club for the 54th annual tournament Thursday through Saturday.
Terry Cashman was a minor league ballplayer in the Detroit Tigers organization in the late 1950s and early ’60s. During that same time he doubled as the lead singer and songwriter for a rock band called the Chevrons.
Wa-Hi rallied for four runs and a two-run lead in the bottom of the first inning Saturday afternoon at Murr Field, then played add-on. Good thing.
Whitman men’s golf coach Peter McClure never intended to guide his team through the pitfalls of the 2013-14 Northwest Conference season with just four players on his roster.
Skip Molitor sees an important similarity between his Whitman College women’s golf team and the school’s women’s basketball team that made such an amazing run to the NCAA Division III national championship game last month in Whitewater, Wis.
Practice! Practice! Practice!
Scoring, rebounding, you name it, graduation is certain to take a heavy toll on this year’s amazing Whitman College women’s basketball team.
Trading the sands of Florida’s beaches for the those of the Arizona desert wasn’t the only major change in big league pitcher Eric O’Flaherty’s life during baseball’s off season.
The Missionaries face a Wisconsin-Whitewater team that might have some hidden advantages.
Basketball has always been big in the Ferenz household.
WALLA WALLA — Veteran DeSales baseball coach Kim Cox will have to replace seven of his nine most productive hitters this spring.
The DeSales softball team has had to overcome injuries, as two would-be starters sustained knee injuries during basketball season.
George Bridges took over as Whitman College’s president in July of 2005.
Bobbi Hazeltine knows what it takes to win an NWAACC Championship — first hand and vicariously.
Michelle Ferenz is excited and happy that her Whitman College women’s basketball team has the opportunity to host an NCAA Division III regional tournament this weekend at Sherwood Center.
WWCC loses to Clark, 64-56, in the NWAACC Championships despite a team-high 18 points from freshman Karli McHone.
Coach Bobbi Hazeltine couldn’t find a thing to complain about here Saturday afternoon in the moments after her Walla Walla women’s basketball team dominated Treasure Valley 70-46 in the first round of the NWAACC Championships in the Toyota Center.
The WWCC women open the NWAACC Championships against Skagit Valley at noon on Saturday.
There were times at practice during the recently completed basketball season when veteran Walla Walla coach Jeff Reinland must have felt like pulling out what’s left of his thinning hair.
When Whitman College tipped off its 2013-14 women’s basketball season with a 77-76 victory over No. 5-ranked St. Thomas, Minn., at the Whitworth Classic in Spokane back in mid-November, Missionaries coach Michelle Ferenz surely knew that something was up.
Bobbi Hazeltine and her Walla Walla Warriors will head into next week’s NWAACC Championships in Kennewick with a full head of steam after handing Columbia Basin its first league loss of the season.
Sophomore Dallas Reich scored a career-high 27 points Saturday afternoon in the Dietrich Dome, but it wasn’t enough to offset another Walla Walla defensive meltdown.
Forward Jessica Siler scores 22 of her game-high 26 points in the second half, as WWCC overcomes a one-point halftime deficit.