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Ken Morgan

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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.

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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.