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Ken Morgan

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Wa-Hi rallies to sweep of Falcons

The Blue Devils shut out MCC rival Hanford, 8-0, but have to rally to a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

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Blue Devils open league play with sweep over Chiawana

Wa-Hi pitcher Ryan Kimball strikes out eight over six innings in a 5-2 win in game one.

Elite rumble past Thunder, 28-7

The Elite found their air game to score 14 unanswered points in the third and went on to post a 28-7 win over the Thunder.

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Local tracksters compete at Southeast 2B meet

W-P captures the boys title, while DeSales wins on the girls side.

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DeSales softball takes two from Tri-Cities Prep

DeSales rode the pitching and hitting of Ashlyn Lyons into its Southeast 2B league opening doubleheader here Saturday.

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DeSales baseball sweeps Tri-Cities Prep

DeSales’ offense pounded out 12 hits in the opener of a Southeast 2B baseball doubleheader here Saturday. Irish pitching then allowed only one hit in the night cap as DeSales completed the sweep over Tri-Cities Prep, 12-4 and 7-0.

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Pirates fall to Colton in state title game

The Wildcats led from the get go, fought off a late Pirate charge that cut the lead to two and pulled away for a 59-46 win and their first 1B state title.

Irish girls finish fourth at state

The DeSales girls basketball team clinched its best finish in school history on Saturday. The Irish defeated Morton-White Pass, 55-34, in State Class 2B girls basketball trophy round action. The win earned the Irish their best finish ever with a fourth place trophy.

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Pirates advance to state semifinals

Wellpinit races to a 17-16 lead after the first quarter, but Pomeroy clinches a 62-38 victory on Thursday.

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Toutle Lake stays perfect with 44-33 win over Irish girls

Teresa Acock leads DeSales with 10 points, but Toutle Lake sends the Irish into a loser-out game this morning.

Pomeroy boys on to state quarterfinals

Riley Bott scores 22 points in the final quarter as Pomeroy advances to the state quarters.

Irish advance in 2B tournament

The DeSales girls basketball team punched its ticket to the quarterfinals of the Class 2B state tournament Saturday with a dominant 50-32 victory over Oroville.

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W-P, WWVA fall to district foes in regional tourney

District 7 proved it was the better geographical area Saturday in the District 7/9 2B boys basketball tournament, sweeping both games.

Dayton, DeSales girls move up in winners' bracket

District 9 held its own here at the District 7/9 regional girls basketball tournament Saturday

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Knights win District 9 title; W-P No. 3

The WWVA boys handle Tri-Cities Prep, 53-36, while Waitsburg-Prescott holds off Asotin 53-47 as the district tourney is finally played.

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DeSales girls nip Bulldogs for trophy

The Irish beat Dayton, 43-36, to establish the top two seeds to the District 7/9 tournament.

W-P explodes past Irish to advance

DeSales’ boys take an early lead, but Waitsburg-Prescott then takes over and rolls to a 73-47 loser-out victory Wednesday night.

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No. 2 ranked Pirates knock Touchet boys, 46-37

No. 2 1B ranked Pomeroy came out of the locker room and roared to an 18-3 lead after one in Southeast 1B boys basketball action here Saturday. Touchet never gave in and clawed back to within four before the Pirates closed out a 46-37 win.

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Whitman men go off in 2nd half

Whitman stormed back from a 41-38 halftime deficit to pull out a 76-59 victory over Lewis and Clark Friday night in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game.

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No. 3 Whitman handles L&C, 78-61

Whitman College’s women’s basketball team, undefeated and ranked No. 3 nationally, kept its record unblemished Friday night with a 78-61 victory over Lewis and Cark despite slow starts to both halves of the game.

Irish girls avenge loss to ’Hawks

DeSales hands Tekoa-Oakesdale a 55-38 defeat Monday, answering a loss to the Nighthawks earlier this season.

DeSales’ hot shooting shuts down Tekoa

DeSales hit eight of its first 16 shots from the floor here Monday in nonconference boys basketball action.

Angry Wa-Hi handles Bulldogs

A night after dropping a 56-54 decision to Southridge, Walla Walla High School came out firing here Saturday in a Mid-Columbia Conference boys basketball victory, 68-38, over the Pasco Bulldogs.

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No Echo in Irish girls’ win

Echo’s Kylie King drained a 3-pointer with two minutes gone in girls non-conference basketball action in DeSales’ gym Tuesday.

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DeSales unleashes chaos on Cougars

The Irish boys press and play hurry-up basketball as they roll to a season-opening rout of Echo.

Pirates end season with loss to Colton

Colton scores 28 second-half points as the Wildcats down Pomeroy 58-40.

W-P ekes out a 42-41 win over the Jaguars to earn a SE2B title

Waitsburg-Prescott took an emotional ride to earn the District 9’s No. 1 seed to the crossover round with District 7 here in Southeast 2B football action at Chiawana High School Friday.

Bulldogs shut out Tri-Cities Prep on homecoming

Dayton’s defense matched the pre-game homecoming fireworks here in the first half of Southeast 2B League football action against Tri-Cities Prep Friday night.

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Big plays key Irish in win

Dayton dominated time of possession ­— with 67 offensive plays to 32 by DeSales —­ here Friday at Ty Baffney Field in Southeast 2B League football action. But the Irish dominated the scoreboard with a 35-13 win.

Sweets hammer Bucks, 9-2

After being outscored 29-12 in dropping two of three games to Cowlitz, the Walla Walla Sweets returned to Borleske Saturday night and got back on track with a 9-2 nonleague baseball victory over the Central Oregon Bucks.

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Sweets mine Gems’ miscues, win 5-1

WALLA WALLA — Klamath Falls took the role of gracious visitor to a new level here Saturday night in West Coast League baseball action.

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Sweets stymie Kitsap, move into first in WCL North

Walla Walla snaps a five-game BlueJacket winning streak and moves into first place in the North Division with the 3-1 win.

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Bruins bash D-backs 11-0, take title

Walla Walla dominates its own tournament, finishing a perfect 5-0 and routing Kuna in the title game.

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Bruins pound Rush, earn title bid

Walla Walla smashes the Rush, 17-4, after rallying for a 3-2 win against Bellevue in the quarterfinals of its tournament.

Bruin bats pop in the heat Friday at tourney

The Bruins score 24 runs in two games to get off to a scorching start to their own American Legion tournament.

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Sweets hang tough for 9-5 win over Rogues

Walla Walla was tough enough to wear pink here Saturday in West Coast League baseball action. And they were tough enough to come back from a four-run hole.

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Police lay down the law, beat FD, 9-5

The first Battle of the Badge raises $18,000 for local charities as more than 2,000 fans turn out.

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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.

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Not 2B: Area softball teams end state tournament runs trophyless

DeSales, Waitsburg-Prescott and Dayton finish their runs at the Class 2B state tourney Sunday.

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Touchet torches consolation bracket en route to 3rd-place trophy

Touchet goes on a rampage through the consolation bracket to pick up a third-place trophy at Class 1B state.

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DeSales, Dayton downed at state softball tourney

YAKIMA — Dayton, DeSales, and Waitsburg-Prescott stayed alive here Saturday at the Class 2B state softball championships. DeSales and Dayton advanced to the quarterfinals with opening wins: DeSales defeated Napavine, 8-3, and Dayton handled Orcas Island, 5-2.

Bombers boot Blue Devils

RICHLAND — Walla Walla High School saw its softball season come to an end one win away

Indians knock off Colton, move on to face Cusick

TOUCHET — Somebody forgot to tell Touchet and Colton that the District 9 softball playoff battle here Thursday was a meaningless seeding game.

Indians take care of district business

Touchet scores early and Makayla Bishop shuts Liberty Christian down from the circle for a 5-0 District 9 1B softball victory Tuesday.

Blue Devils hold off Bombers for title

WALLA WALLA — When you are No. 2, you try harder. Walla Walla High School, which finished runner up to Richland in the final Mid-Columbia Conference 4A standings, walked away with the District 5 softball title here Saturday.

Wa-Hi routs Hanford on senior day

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla High School closed out the regular season with a Mid-Columbia Conference softball sweep of Hanford here Friday.

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Warriors rebound against Vikings

WWCC gets back on the winning path with a pair of victories against Big Bend.

Blue Devils rally past Suns for 6-5 win

Wa-Hi’s softball team scores twice in the seventh inning to earn the non-conference victory Wednesday at Murr Field.

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Devils hand Suns first MCC loss

Wa-Hi takes an opening 9-3 win over Southridge before the Suns get back on the winning track, 5-1.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla High School used a five-run fifth inning to hand Mid-Columbia Conference baseball co-leader Southridge its first league loss here Tuesday in the opener of the twin bill, 9-3.

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Matadors spoil Elite's opener, 32-7

WAITSBURG — Are you ready for some football? The experienced Idaho Matadors of Boise were.