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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.

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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.