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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.

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Blue Devils split with Lewiston

Wa-Hi rescues a split with previously unbeaten Lewiston thanks to an unlikely seventh-inning rally.

Golden goal vaults Lions past Wa-Hi in overtime

WALLA WALLA — Kennewick High School scored a golden goal a minute and 30 seconds into overtime here Saturday afternoon in Mid-Columbia boys soccer action.

Pirates fall in semis at state

SPOKANE — Pomeroy dug too deep a hole Friday in the semifinals of the WIAA Class 1B boys basketball state tournament at the Spokane Arena.

Napavine sends DeSales girls home 6th at state

SPOKANE — A late trey and clutch free-throw shooting by Napavine sent DeSales home with the sixth-place trophy on the final day of the WIAA Class 2B girls state basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena.

DeSales downs White Swan, 34-33

SPOKANE — How do you win a basketball game when you only shoot 25 percent from the floor?

L-W-K buzzes Pirates in battle for 3rd at state

SPOKANE — Pomeroy ran into a buzz saw here Saturday in the trophy round of the boys WIAA Class 1B state basketball tournament.

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Pomeroy advances past Christian Faith at state, 60-53

SPOKANE — Pomeroy rallied from a 13-9 first-quarter deficit to fight off 21-3 Christian Faith in opening-round action at the Class 2B Hardwood Classic boys basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena Thursday.

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DeSales girls fall in opening round of Hardwood Classic

SPOKANE — Free throws were the difference here Thursday at the Spokane Arena in opening round state Class 2B Hardwood Classic girls basketball action. DeSales made 2-of-7 and Morton-White Pass connected on 15-of-17, and the Timberwolves marched into today’s semifinal with a 35-31 win over the Irish. Morton-White Pass faces Reardan, a 60-22 winner over White Swan Thursday, tonight at 7:15 p.m. for a berth in Saturday’s state championship game.

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Pirates hold off Odessa-Harrington for win in state regional

WALLA WALLA — The Pirate ship will be sailing to Spokane for the first time since 2001.

Knights go down swinging against Lind-Ritzville-Sprague

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Academy did not get the memo about District 7 superiority in boys basketball, coming within 2:32 of upsetting Lind-Ritzville-Sprague here Saturday in sub-regional tournament action.

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DeSales wins defensive battle for regional berth

WALLA WALLA — DeSales’ Brigit Lyons buried a 3-ball 30 seconds into elimination-game action here at Whitman College Saturday at the District 7/9 girls basketball sub-regional, and St. Georges never took back the lead as the Irish led from horn-to-horn and posted a 32-27 win.

WWVA boys, DeSales girls still alive at districts

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley Academy boys and the DeSales girls survived to move to Saturday’s round here in Friday action at the District 7-9 2B sub-regional basketball tournament. Dayton fell to St. Georges in an elimination game.

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Irish girls carry SE2B banner at Districts

WAITSBURG — District 7 lived up to its billing here and in Dayton Saturday in first-round action of the District 7/9 District basketball tournament.

Waitsburg-Prescott girls fall to Asotin in tie-breaker, 40-30

DAYTON — A disastrous second quarter proved to be the difference for Waitsburg-Prescott here Tuesday in a Southeast 2B girls basketball tie-breaker to determine the league’s third seed to the District 7/9 tournament.

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Mariners Caravan brings breath of spring to Valley

WALLA WALLA — Think spring! Think baseball! The Seattle Mariners Caravan brought a breath of spring to the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College Thursday afternoon.