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Ken Morgan

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Decatur drops Blue Devils at state baseball tourney

Wa-Hi opens with a 4-2 win over Moses Lake before falling to the Gators in the state quarterfinals.

Blue Devil baseball wins regional title

Wa-Hi finishes with just three hits in the 5-3 victory over Gonzaga Prep.

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Pioneers big winners at Blue Mountain Sports Awards

It didn’t take long for McLoughlin High’s defending Oregon state Class 4A champion softball team to make its presence known at the 39th annual Blue Mountain Youth Recognition Evening.

Warriors come through against Vikings

Desperately needing victories in its final three NWAC East twin bills, WWCC’s softball team begins with a sweep of Big Bend on Tuesday.

Wa-Hi softball splits with Hawks

In its first home Mid-Columbia Conference twin bill of the year, Wa-Hi pulls out a 5-4 win before falling, 3-2.

Southridge sweeps Wa-Hi for MCC title

The Suns win the Mid-Columbia Conference regular season championship, but Wa-Hi earns the right to host the 4A title game Saturday.

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Wa-Hi boys in first in MCC

The Blue Devils card a low-score record at Veterans Memorial on Monday to win the pod and move into first place in the MCC.

Wa-Hi baseball sweeps Chiawana

The Blue Devils get their first Mid-Columbia Conference sweep of the season Friday.

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Wa-Hi rolls in opener, stumbles in finale

Ryan Kimball pitches a complete-game, 10-0 shutout for the Blue Devils’ opening win, but Kamiakin rallies for a 5-3 win in the nightcap

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Blue Devils open season with sweep of Bengals

Ryan Kimball pitches Wa-Hi to a 4-1 win in game one, before the Blue Devils add an 8-6 victory in game two.

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Wa-Hi girls advance to round of eight

Then there were eight. Walla Walla High School is one of the eight 4A girls basketball teams still standing. The Blue Devils packed their bags for a trip to the Tacoma Dome and the elite eight in regional 4A girls loser-out action here Saturday at Chiawana High School.

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White Swan knocks off Dayton girls, 50-41

Dayton High School saw its run to the state 2B girls basketball tournament come to an end here in regional loser-out action Saturday at the Chiawana gym. White Swan’s Cayla Jones and her Cougar teammates ended the Bulldog run. Jones scored 28 points, including 16-of-17 from the free throw line, and the Cougars marched onto Spokane with a 50-41 win.

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Blue Devil girls bounce back, reach state

After falling to Gonzaga Prep, the Wa-Hi girls team beats Central Valley to reach state for the first time since 1990.

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Blue Devil girls fall to Gonzaga Prep, 52-46

Walla Walla High’s Madelyn Sirmon buried a mid-range jumper with 5:40 left in the game at the Wa-Hi gym in sub-regional championship girls basketball action Friday. Sirmon’s jumper gave the Blue Devils a 41-40 lead over defending state Class 4A champion, undefeated and No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Prep. The Bullpups responded with two treys from Tayler Drynan sandwiched around two Laura Stockton free throws to put Prep back on top, 48-41, with three minutes left. Prep improved to 23-0 on the season as it hung on for a 52-46 win.

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Wa-Hi girls win district title

The Blue Devil girls roll past Chiawana, 61-40, to claim their first district title since 1984 on Saturday.

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Bulldogs wrap up girls’ District 9 title

Dayton edges Asotin for the top seed, and DeSales pulls away from Tri-Cities Prep for the third seed.

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Knights win crown; W-P survives Asotin

The WWVA boys win their third straight District 9 title, and Waitsburg-Prescott advances by downing the Panthers on Monday.

Whitman men knock off NWC No. 1 Pirates

The Missionaries hand Whitworth its first conference loss of the season in impressive fashion Tuesday, 68-44.

Johns leads Whit women past Pirates

Heather Johns scores 26 points and grabs 11 boards as the Missionaries pull to a game within second-place Whitworth in the NWC.

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Indians roll past Irish girls

Touchet races to an early lead and has no problem with DeSales with the 54-22 non-league victory.

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DeSales downs Touchet

DeSales controlled the opening tip at the Irish gym Tuesday in non-conference boys basketball action with Touchet.

Pioneer girls power way to win over W-P

McLoughlin opens an early 8-0 lead and cruises to a 33-16 victory on the Waitsburg-Prescott court on Tuesday night.

W-P posts victory over Mac-Hi, 67-36

Chance Leroue’s game-high 20 points leads Waitsburg-Prescott to the non-league boys basketball win Tuesday night in Waitsburg.

Big fourth quarter sends Knights past Irish, 74-50

The WWVA boys basketball team drops 28 in the fourth to run away from DeSales.

Acock guides Irish over WWVA

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Bulldog boys fall to Colfax

Kasey Johnson scores 23 points in the first half as Colfax routs the Dayton boys basketball team, 53-9.

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Knights hold off W-P girls, 52-39

Waitsburg-Prescott ties the game at 36-all with five minutes left, but WWVA pulls away for the win.

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WWVA has answers against W-P

The Knights lead from tipoff to hand Waitsburg-Prescott’s boys a 55-48 Southeast 2B defeat Thursday night.

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Blue Devils knock off Chiefs

Wa-Hi’s boys overcome a double-digit first-half deficit to defeat Moses Lake, 57-50, Tuesday.

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Indians roll past W-P

Touchet’s girls open an early lead and cruise to a 68-22 victory over Waitsburg-Prescott in the Indians’ opener.

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Waitsburg-Prescott holds off Touchet

W-P’s boys open up an 8-0 lead, and hold back a feisty Indian squad, 54-39, on Tuesday night.

Dayton gets first 8-man win

The Bulldogs end the regular season with a 58-28 victory over Lacrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus on Thursday.

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Warrior men edge CBC, 1-0

Austin Herrick connects on a rebound in the 26th minute to beat Columbia Basin College Wednesday.

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WWCC women’s team beats Hawks, 1-0

Courtney Wells scores in the 40th minute as the Warriors hold off Columbia Basin.

Warrior footballers edge CBC 1-0, solidify playoffs berth

Walla Walla Community College solidified its hold on third place in NWAC East Region men’s soccer action here Wednesday.

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BMCC Timberwolves sweep Warrior volleyballers

The two time defending NWAACC volleyball champion Blue Mountain Timberwolves lived up to their billing at the Dietrich Dome Monday in (the new) NWAC East Region play.

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Wa-Hi stumbles against ’Hawks

The Blue Devils win the first two sets, but Chiawana rallies to take the next three in Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball play.

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Bulldogs battle past fiesty Irish

Dayton drops the first set, but winds up taking a 3-1 volleyball victory from DeSales Tuesday night.

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Lions take win over Blue Devils

Kennewick takes the first two sets before Wa-Hi wins a set, but the Lions close it out in the fourth for the Mid-Columbia Conference win.

W-P looks to skill positions

Graduation decimates Waitsburg-Prescott’s offensive and defensive lines, but all of its skill-position players return this season.

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HarbourCats strike early, often against Sweets

Walla Walla is eliminated from postseason contention with the 9-1 loss to Victoria.

Pippins seal sweep of Sweets, 4-1

Walla Walla manages just five hits and is held scoreless after the third against Yakima.

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BlueJackets drop Sweets, 8-6

Kitsap jumps out to an 8-1 lead after five innings, before the Sweets hit three home runs to cut into the lead.

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Mendenhall sends Sweets past Wenatchee

Walla Walla’s Andrew Mendenhall hits a two-out single in the bottom of the 14th in the 10-9 victory.

Black Bears down Sweets in extras, 5-4

Cowlitz’s Casey Worden hits a solo home run in the top of the 12th inning to break a 4-4 tie on Tuesday.

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Police Guild seals All-City championship

After finishing the regular season as the No. 4 seed, Police Guild beats D.A. Davidson, 9-7, to clinch the Babe Ruth All-City title.

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Grocery Outlet, Cox-Jones to play for All-City title

Grocery Outlet beats MZI, 7-6, while Cox-Jones downs Banner Bank, 7-5, to set up the championship.

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Semifinals set in All-City tournament

Three Valley teams and one Pacific team advance after the quarterfinal round commences on Saturday.

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Quarterfinals set in All-City tourney

Dairy Queen beats Cummins, 11-3, and Banner Bank downs Coke Zero, 9-0, in Little League action.

Sweets hammer Kelowna, 12-4

Walla Walla scores eight runs with two outs in the second inning of the series-deciding game.