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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.

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DeSales finishes fourth at 2B state tournament

After winning its first two games, the Irish lost to eventual champion Toutle Lake in the semifinals.

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Pendleton boys, girls win Carnival of Speed

Let ‘er buck! Both the Pendleton boys and girls track teams triumphed here Friday during the 79th annual Carnival of Speed at Shockman Field.

Hamilton, Simpson power WWCC softball past Wenatchee

Kendyl Hamilton and Brook Simpson clubbed two-run home runs Saturday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College posted a 6-3 victory over defending NWAACC champion Wenatchee Valley in the first game of an Eastern Region softball doubleheader at Warrior Field.

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Whitman college knocks off No. 1 Thomas More, advances to Final Four

Next stop: Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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Whitman clinches Sweet 16 berth with win

The Missionaries withstand a second-half spurt by Whitworth to take a 73-67 win in Division III tourney.

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Missionary women stunned in NWC Championship

It’s tough to beat a team three times in one season.

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Porter, Lake lead Wa-Hi to 5th straight win, 65-42, over Hanford

Gabe Porter scored a game-high 19 points and Ross Lake added 18 Saturday night to lead Wa-Hi to a 65-42 victory over

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Wa-Hi girls hammer 3rd-place Falcons

Wa-Hi improved its Mid-Columbia Conference girls basketball record to 10-1 and its overall mark to 14-3 Saturday night with a 57-41 victory over Hanford in the Blue Devil gym.

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Treasure Valley men remain undefeated

Treasure Valley used a 23-6, second-half run to wipe out an eight-point deficit and remain undefeated in the NWAACC Eastern Region men’s basketball standings with an 84-76 victory over Walla Walla Community College Monday night in the Dietrich Dome.

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Warriors roll past Chukars

The WWCC women have five players score in double figures in a 86-65 victory over Treasure Valley.

Pioneers drop Riverside 42-35

Mac-Hi picks up its third win of the season despite playing without Makia Carlson.

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Irish, TigerScot girls split at classic

The DeSales and Weston-McEwen girls basketball teams each split a pair of games during the annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic that wrapped up Saturday night in the Irish Gym.

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U-Prep too much for DeSales, W-M boys at classic

The annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic that ended Saturday night in the DeSales gym produced a mixed bag of results for both the Irish and Weston-McEwen boys basketball teams.

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Blue Devils run over Bears

One thing was certain heading into Friday’s Class 4A crossover football game between the Mid-Columbia Conference’s Wa-Hi Blue Devils and the Central Valley Bears of the Greater Spokane League.

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WWCC men win late

Freshman forward Cesar Rodriguez scored in the third minute of extra time Saturday afternoon to lead the Walla Walla Community College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over stubborn Whatcom in NWAACC quarterfinal action at Warrior Field.

Devils battle Bears in finale on Friday

Wa-Hi faces crossover foe Central Valley, with the winner reaching .500 on the season, at Borleske on Friday.

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League-leading Chiawana thumps Blue Devils

Ethan Gardner booted a 23-yard field goal with 5:19 left in the first quarter on Friday night to give Wa-Hi a 3-0 lead over Chiawana in Mid-Columbia Conference football action at Borleske Stadium.

Top-ranked Riverhawks invade Borleske

Chiawana brings the Mid-Columbia Conference’s top offense and defense against Wa-Hi Friday night.

Wa-Hi rides momentum against Braves

The Blue Devils’ five-game win streak will be put to the test Friday night against Kamiakin at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

Blue Devils extend winning streak to five games

Walla Walla High School’s defense bent, but refused to break during the fourth quarter of its Mid-Columbia Conference football game with Southridge Friday night at Lampson Stadium.

Warriors avenge loss to Everett

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College kept its unbeaten record intact with a pair of NWAACC women’s soccer victories over the weekend on the WWCC pitch.

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Blue Devils rally past Davis

Noah Porter rushed 24 times for 222 yards and one touchdown as Wa-Hi rallied from an 18-7 halftime deficit to post its first win of 2013 — a 28-18, home-opening triumph over the Pirates.

Walla Walla Community College shuts out the side

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College improved its league and overall records to 3-0 and 5-1, respectively, with a pair of NWAACC men’s soccer shutouts on its home pitch.

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Richland puts the heat on Blue Devils

Running back Bennett Peterson rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Zach Whitby passed for another to lead Richland to a 21-6 victory over Wa-Hi in Mid-Columbia Conference football action Friday night at a hot and humid Fran Rish Stadium.

Bombers will serve as Wa-Hi’s ‘measuring stick’ in gridiron meeting

The Blue Devils get ‘a good measuring stick’ when they play at Richland on Friday.

Irish edge Lightning in defensive battle

WALLA WALLA — Respectable defense, third-quarter trickery and a fourth-quarter field goal were the difference Friday night as DeSales opened its 2013 football season with a 9-8 victory over La Salle at Ty Baffney Field.

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Sweets end home slate as winners over Kelowna

Walla Walla downs Kelowna, 5-2, to complete the sweep and stay tied for first in the WCL North.

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Hometown Heroes: Bruins claim state title in front of family, friends

Logan Cordeiro slashed a two-out, two-run double that capped a three-run, ninth-inning rally that lifted the Walla Walla Bruins to a 9-8 victory over Eastlake in the championship game of the Washington American Legion Class AA State Baseball Tournament Thursday afternoon at Borleske Stadium.

Walla Walla impresses as tournament site

This year’s Washington American Legion Class AA State Baseball Tournament received its share of acclaim from coaches, players and American Legion Baseball officials, according to tournament officials.

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Bruins ride big innings to win over Mt. Spokane

Kal Gray’s three-run triple keys a four-run fourth inning, followed by a four-run fifth, in Walla Walla’s 11-7 state tournament victory Tuesday.

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Bruins rocket past Colville in opener

A 10-run, nine-hit third inning helped power the Walla Walla Bruins to a 14-2 victory over Colville at Walla Walla Community College’s Tausick Way field during opening-round action in the Washington American Legion Class AA State Baseball Tournament.

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Bruins wallop Walleyes

The Walla Walla Bruins commenced play in the Central Washington AA League championship baseball tournament this weekend with two victories at Walla Walla Community College’s Tausick Way field.

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Rush Hammer Bears, 15-1 at Bears Invite

The Washington Rush and Hanford Flames earned berths in today’s championship game of the Walla Walla Bears’ annual summer baseball tournament with semifinal victories on Saturday night.

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Sweets tumble in 10th, lose 5-1

Walla Walla is still in a tie for first in the North Division after the loss to Kitsap.

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Griz, Flames split in sweltering Murr

Nelson Carpenter’s collects eight hits and throws a complete game on the mound as the Griz split with Hanford.

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Exchange nabs 4th straight All-City title

Exchange adds another trophy to its case as it caps a perfect season with a 4-3 win in the Babe Ruth All-City title game.