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Griz rally to 8-4 win over Richland

Walla Walla falls behind 4-0 early, but comes back to win another state A American Legion tourney game on Monday.

Sweets nab three-game set from Elks

Pitching, hitting and defense. The Walla Walla Sweets met expectations in each of the baseball phases in acceptable fashion Saturday night and rode them to a 6-2 victory over the Bend Elks in a West Coast League contest viewed by 1,252 fans at Borleske Stadium.

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Coss sends Sweets over Elks, 7-6

Second baseman Parker Coss hits a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as the Sweets beat Bend.

Elks take game one from Sweets, 6-2

Bend improves to a WCL-best 28-6 as it overcomes a 2-0 deficit on Thursday.

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Sweets complete sweep of Senators, 15-3

Walla Walla plates nine runs in the seventh inning to seal the non-WCL sweep.

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Bears beat Eastside baseball, fall to Southridge

Walla Walla wraps up its summer tournament today, starting with a 10 a.m. game against Southridge.

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Bears open with split at summer tourney

Walla Walla opens the four-day tournament with a 6-5 win over the Spokane Northstars before falling to the Caldwell Silverstreaks.

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Sweets even series with walk-off win

Jon Hechtner comes into score on a wild pitch in the ninth inning as the Sweets beat Wenatchee, 5-4.

AppleSox pick up 5-4 victory over Sweets

Wenatchee strands 10 Walla Walla runners as it ekes out the WCL East win on Tuesday at Borleske.

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Bruins slide into tourney semifinals

Walla Walla plays Bellingham at 10:30 a.m. today for a spot in the Gold bracket championship.

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Bruins open tourney with win; Twins fall

Walla Walla beats Lewis-Clark, 11-1, while Milton-Freewater falls to the Washington Rush, 12-0, Thursday.

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Rogues rally past Sweets, 5-4

Walla Walla jumps out to a 4-0 lead, but can’t hold on as Medford evens the series at a game apiece.

Mutz, Sweets win opener, 6-4

Manager Frank Mutz records his first victory with the Sweets in the season opener against Medford.

Mac-Hi softball advances to semifinals

The Pioneers run their winning streak to 19 games with a 4-0 win over Douglas/Camas Valley.

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DeSales, Dayton split Saturday games

The Irish and Bulldog softball squads end their seasons at the 2B state softball tourney in Yakima.

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Wa-Hi softball on to state for second straight year

The Wa-Hi softball team beats University, 6-4, to earn the regional championship and a trip to the state tournament.

Wa-Hi softball defuses Bombers, 15-9

After losing two games to Richland in the regular season, the Blue Devils bounce back in the district championship on Saturday.

Panthers sweep SE2B bill with Irish

Asotin scores the winning run in the top of the seventh for an opening 4-3 win, and then holds off DeSales in the nightcap, 6-4.

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W-P’s Lanning, Dayton’s Andrews take individual honors

The Pendleton boys and girls track and field teams win the Carnival of Speed for the second straight year.

Irish softball tops Touchet, 12-2

DeSales’ Maddy Thomas slugs three hits and drives in four runs as the Indians fall to 2-1 this season.

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Warriors sweep Shoreline

Clayten Ayres drove in a pair of runs and scored another Saturday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College squeaked out a 3-2 victory over Shoreline in the first game of an NWAC baseball doubleheader at Warrior Field.

Pioneers set to induct inaugural Hall of Fame class

Seven Mac-Hi standouts will be recognized at the first event on April 11.

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Mac-Hi baseball team tests itself with tough schedule

The Pioneers play DeSales, Weston-McEwen and Crook County in its non-league schedule.

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Dayton girls fall to Colfax, 47-29

The first two quarters of Saturday’s District 7-9 sub-regional girls basketball championship game between Dayton and defending Class 2B state champion Colfax was, at best, offensively challenged.

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WWVA boys on to state

Walla Walla Valley Academy will live to play another day after splitting a pair of Class 2B sub-regional boys basketball games over the weekend at Whitman College’s George Ball Court at Sherwood Center.

Blue Devil boys fall to Chiawana

The Riverhawks open a 25-18 lead after the first and hold off Wa-Hi’s late rally for a 62-54 win on Friday.

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WWVA boys move on at SE2B tourney

The Walla Walla Valley Academy boys basketball team beats Asotin, while W-P falls to Tri-Cities Prep in OT.

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Dayton girls advance at SE2B basketball tournament

Dayton and Asotin earned victories here Saturday at Kison Court during phase two of the Southeast 2B District 9 girls basketball tournament.

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Big fourth quarter sends Blue Devils over Chiawana

The Wa-Hi boys team outscores the Riverhawks 16-4 over the final period to pull out a 63-51 win.

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Ferenz sisters power Wa-Hi to win

Mikayla and Kate Ferenz combine for 42 points as the Blue Devils beat Chiawana, 75-61, Saturday.

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Pioneers pin Bulldogs in GOL match

Mac-Hi grapplers get three pins, two major decisions and a decision to lead to a 47-30 win over Baker.

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Fans flock to Mariners caravan

Danny Farquhar and James Jones field questions from fans at Whitman’s Sherwood Center on Thursday.

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Irish roll to D.A. Davidson Classic title

DeSales’ girls down Kiona-Benton, 34-28, for the championship, and University Prep edges Weston-McEwen, 34-32.

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U-Prep edges Irish boys at Classic

Thomas Butler scored 14 points and Tommy Kranwinkle hauled down 11 rebounds Tuesday night to lead University Prep’s boys basketball team to a 44-40 victory over DeSales in the championship game of the annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic in the Irish gym.

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Irish handle Weston-McEwen at Classic

Cam Richman scores a game-high 21 points as the Irish boys open the D.A. Davidson Classic with a 64-45 victory over the TigerScots.

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DeSales girls rally past TigerScots

The DeSales girls basketball team pitched a third-quarter shutout Monday night in the opening round of the annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic in the Irish gym.

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Missionaries drop Marian, 103-71

The Whitman men’s basketball team connects on 59 percent of its shots, including a 13-of-24 mark from downtown, on Monday.

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Warriors head to NWAC on high note

The WWCC volleyball team finishes the regular season 10-4 in NWAC East play with a sweep of Yakima.

Jaguars drop DeSales

Tri-Cities Prep QB Dane Pedersen runs for 215 yards and three TDs in the 2014 Holy Bowl.

Irish celebrate win over Asotin

DeSales’ volleyball team contributes to homecoming week with a three-set win over the Panthers Thursday night.

Pioneers pace annual running of Gutbuster

Mac-Hi’s boys and girls claim the top five spots in the five-kilometer race at the M-F Municipal Golf Course.

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Confident Irish reload for state run

DeSales returns seven offensive and six defensive starters for the 2014 campaign.

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Bears drop championship to River Dogs

Columbia Basin’s Colton Kelly hits a three-run home run to lead the River Dogs to a 6-4 win.

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Bears clinch spot in tournament title tilt

Walla Walla beats the Spokane Blue Devils, Caldwell and Washington FCA to reach the title game.

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Bears open tourney with 13-0 win

Walla Walla scores 11 runs in the third inning against the Eastside Baseball Club in the first game of the Bears summer tournament.

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Pippins drop Sweets, 2-1, in extra innings

Yakima Valley’s Mitch Skaggs hits a one-out, RBI single in the 10th inning as the Pippins beat Walla Walla.

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Bruins clinch berth in championship

The Bruins beat La Grande, 10-4, after downing Kuna, 6-1, on Saturday to advance to the championship game.

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Bruins open tourney with win

The Bruins’ annual tournament yields a 15-1 victory over the Pepsi Diamondjaxx for the host team.

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Griz split a pair in own tournament

The Walla Walla Griz will enter the final session of their annual summer baseball tournament today with an opportunity to finish as high as fifth place in the 12-team field.

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Sweets score early, often in 10-6 win

Walla Walla opens a 7-0 lead after the second inning before going on to beat Bellingham.