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Ken Morgan

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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.

Sweets welcome alumni with 8-0 win

Five Sweets pitchers combine to restrict the alumni to just eight hits in the exhibition win Thursday.

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All Missionaries at sports awards

Whitman’s women’s basketball run to the national title game leads to a sweep of BMSA honors.

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W-P gets past Dayton to advance

Waitsburg-Prescott breaks a 2-all tie with two sixth-inning runs to win the SE2B District game, 4-2, Tuesday.

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Spokane downs Elite, 34-14

The Waitsburg Elite raced to a 6-0 lead here in the first 15 minutes of Washington Football League action Saturday. Spokane owned the next 30 minutes, however, as the Wolfpack scored 28 unanswered and went on to up finish the Elite 34-14.

Irish teams win District 9 match

DeSales’ Lucas Lyons and Emily Baumgart earn boys and girls medalist honors, respectively, at Veterans Memorial on Thursday.

Kennewick overcomes Kimball’s gem in 5-1 win

Walla Walla High School got a superlative effort on the mound from Ryan Kimball in the first game here against undefeated Kennewick in Mid Columbia Conference baseball action.

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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 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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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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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.