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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.

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WWCC men beat BMCC despite uneven performance

WALLA WALLA — Blue Mountain Community College’s Shane Owens connected with 10:30 to play here Thursday to tie the game at 47-47 in NWAACC East Region men’s basketball action.

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Warrior women escape with win over BMCC after losing big lead

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College opened on a 26-8 run here Wednesday at the Dietrich Dome in NWAACC East region women’s basketball action.

Wa-Hi boys fall to Richland in OT after massive rally

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi trailed Richland 52-38 following a trey from Payton Radliff with 2:45 left in the third here in Mid Columbia Conference boys basketball action.

Wa-Hi girls finish sweep of Richland, 38-24

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi completed its sweep of Richland here Saturday in Mid Columbia Conference girls basketball action.

Wa-Hi boys fall to Richland in OT after massive rally

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi trailed Richland 52-38 following a trey from Payton Radliff with 2:45 left in the third here in Mid Columbia Conference boys basketball action.

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Forfeits hinder Blue Devil grapplers in loss to Pasco

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi wrestled shorthanded here Thursday in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

Warrior women shake off rust with 69-48 win over Portland

WALLA WALLA — It took Walla Walla Community College 16 minutes here Saturday to shake the holiday blahs in NWAACC non-conference women’s basketball action.

Warrior women shake off rust with 69-48 win over Portland

WALLA WALLA — It took Walla Walla Community College 16 minutes here Saturday to shake the holiday blahs in NWAACC non-conference women’s basketball action.

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Lind-Ritzville-Sprague marches past Waitsburg-Prescott, 21-7

KENNEWICK — Waitsburg-Prescott dug itself a 21-0 hole after one quarter here at Lampson Stadium in Class 2B semifinal football action. Lind-Ritzville-Sprague made it stand up as the Broncos advanced to the title game with a 21-7 defeat of W-P Saturday.

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Waitsburg-Prescott advances to semis with 39-12 win over Reardan

SPOKANE — Sterling Eastman finished 16-of-24 with one pick for 364 yards and three touchdows as Waitsburg-Prescott vaulted into the state 2B semifinals with a 39-12 win over Reardan Saturday at West Valley High School in Spokane.

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Waitsburg-Prescott storms past Oroville in playoffs, 54-26

PASCO — Waitsburg-Prescott flexed its offensive muscles here at Edgar Brown Stadium Friday in opening round action of the Washington state Class 2B football playoffs.

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Tompkins catches 4 TDs as Waitsburg-Prescott dominates visiting Springdale

WAITSBURG — James Tompkins led W-P to a 47-8 win over Mary Walker High School of Springdale Friday night.

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Columbia REA wins shootout with Integrity Design in WWYFL Super Bowl

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Youth Football held its 21st Super Bowl here Saturday at a rainy Martin Field.

Columbia REA wins WWYFL Super Bowl

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Youth Football held its 21st Super Bowl here Saturday at a rainy Martin Field.

Waitsburg-Prescott defeats Tri-Cities Prep, 34-14

WALLA WALLA — Waitsburg-Prescott led Tri-Cities Prep 7-6 at intermission, but W-P put up 27 second-half points here in Southeast 2B football action to cap senior night and pull out a 34-14 win.

DeSales rolls past Dayton, 34-6

DAYTON — DeSales quarterback Jeremiah Cox completed seven consecutive passes to lead the Irish on a 69-yard scoring drive in the last 1:17 of the first half in Dayton Friday night.

No. 5 DeSales finds little resistance in 48-0 win over Mabton

WALLA WALLA — Take away Mabton’s onside kick recovery on the game’s opening kickoff and the Vikings’ recovery of a DeSales fumble on the first Irish offensive drive, and it was all Irish in non-conference football action Friday here at Ty Baffney Field.

Beck wins bull riding championship

WALLA WALLA — A Prescott cowboy put the exclamation point on the 2012 Frontier Days Rodeo here at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Sunday night.

Waitsburg-Prescott opens title defense with 41-6 victory

WAITSBURG — Sterling Eastman opened his varsity quarterback experience by throwing for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead Waitsburg-Prescott to a season opening 41-6 win over Heppner Friday night.

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Names change, Irish game remains same

WALLA WALLA — A familiar figure will pace the DeSales 2012 football sidelines — but sporting a different hat again this year.

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W-P brings new look to state Class 2B title defense

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott finished 14-0 in 2011 on its way to a state title matchup.

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Prins leads All-City tourney after Vets

Greg Prins plays bogey-free golf en route to a 3-under 69 and a one -stroke lead at the All-City Championship.

WALLA WALLA — Greg Prins played bogey-free golf here Saturday at the Veteran’s Memorial golf course in opening round play at the 62nd annual Walla Walla All-City Championship.

Kelowna rallies past Sweets, 5-4

Kelowna’s Tyler Qualls drove a ninth-inning blast off the right-field foul pole for a two-run home run to wipe out a one-run deficit and propel the Falcons to a 5-4 victory here Thursday night over Walla Walla in West Coast League baseball action.

Mercer Island ends Walla Walla Valley run, 11-1

A 2009 qualifier for the Little League World Series, Mercer Island sends Valley home after a one-hit performance.

WALLA WALLA — Mercer Island displayed all of its weapons Thursday in final four action at the Washington State Majors Little League baseball state tournament at the Walla Walla Valley complex.Mercer Island, a 2009 American qualifier for the Little League

Walla Walla Valley loses to Mercer Island

WALLA WALLA — Agony and ecstasy are a part of baseball as Walla Walla Valley experienced in the final inning of its elimination battle here in Washington State Majors Little League baseball action Wednesday at the Valley complex.Woodinville, trailing 4-2,

Mill Creek hands Valley state loss

Mill Creek breaks a 1-all, fifth-inning tie to win the state Little League game, 5-2, Tuesday.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley rode its defense into a 1-1 tie with two outs in Mill Creek's fifth inning here Tuesday in Washington State Majors Little League baseball winner's bracket state tournament play.But then Mill Creek blasted two home runs in

Valley 11-12s defeat Pacific in rematch, headed to state

After losing 15-5 to Pacific Thursday, Valley rebounds for a 7-3 victory and a District 5 championship.

WALLA WALLA — “If we are going to host that thing, we've got to be the team to get there," Valley 11-12 All-Star manager Sam Worth said of the Little League state tournament earlier in the District 5 playoff here at Pacific Little League complex. “That's

Onward! Pacific 9-10s advance to state

The Pacific 9-10s defeat Valley, 19-3, to earn a state berth. Pacific 11-12s won as well, forcing a district championship game.

WALLA WALLA — The Pacific 9-10s earned a state berth Thursday in District Five Little League baseball action at the Pacific Little League Complex.Pacific avenged a 7-3 Tuesday loss to Valley with a 19-3 win to claim the district title and a trip to Auburn

Pacific 11-12s still in tourney with victory

The Pacific 11-12s defeat Asotin County, 12-2, while the Valley 9-10s beat Pacific, 7-3, to set up a rematch in the title game.

WALLA WALLA — The preliminaries are over here at the District 5 Little League baseball tournament after Tuesday's games at the Pacific Complex.Walla Walla Pacific survived an 11-12 elimination battle and defeated Asotin County 12-2. In 9-10 action, Pacifi

Valley 11-12s bombard Asotin for 5 homers

Walla Walla Valley is just one win away from state after defeating Asotin County, 18-0.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley took another step in earning a ticket across town here Monday in District 5 Little League baseball action.Valley Little League hosts the 11-12 state tournament beginning at the Eastgate facility July 21. Valley, with an 18

Valley bests Pacific in 11-12 All-Stars opener

Pacific's 10-11 All-Stars punch a ticket to state with 11-8 win over Valley.

WALLA WALLA — One state ticket was punched here in second-day action at the District 5 Little League baseball tournament.In 10-11 All-Star action, Walla Walla Pacific hung on to oust Walla Walla Valley 11-8. Pacific will enter state play at Mill Creek on

Valley, Pacific battle at Little League districts

The Pacific All-Stars defeat the Valley All-Stars in the 10-11 and 9-10 divisions.

WALLA WALLA — The battle for state berths began here Saturday at the Pacific Little League complex in District baseball play.Walla Walla Pacific and Walla Walla Valley are battling each other for one 10-11 state berth. Pacific moved within one win of the

Bruins pepper Peppers in nightcap

Walla Walla avenges a 3-1 loss in its opener with Yakima Valley with a 10-hit, 8-2 victory in the nightcap.

WALLA WALLA — Yakima Valley's Kyle Dexter tossed a four hitter here at Ray Lane Field in the opener of a Central Washington Junior American Legion double header against the Walla Walla Bruins Friday night, and the Peppers claimed a 3-1 win

Familiar finish for regional title-winner Blue Devils

Wa-Hi wins the regional tournament much like it won the district last weekend, with a 9-2 win over Big Nine foe Richland.

SPOKANE — Last Saturday, Wa-Hi and Richland squared off in the district championship game. Fast forward one week, and the Bombers and Blue Devils met at Central Valley High School for the Regional 4A softball title.

Bulldogs have no trouble with Patriots in SE2B baseball playoffs

Sam Harting's gem is backed at the plate as Dayton downs Liberty Christian, 9-2, in a district elimination game Tuesday.

DAYTON — Dayton unleashed a 13-hit attack and got a complete-game four hitter from Sam Harting in the circle to survive an elimination game here Tuesday in Southeast 2B district softball action.The Bulldogs scored three runs in the first inning and never