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Warriors cruise past Olympic

WALLA WALLA ­— Jesse Houser and Stetson Plew combined on a three-hitter Saturday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College posted a 1-0 victory over Olympic in the first game of an NWAACC baseball doubleheader at Warrior Field.

Mac-Hi baseball team looks to build on 2012

MILTON-FREEWATER — McLoughlin High School’s varsity baseball team is looking at the 2013 season as an opportunity to build on gains the program made during the 2012 campaign, coach Mike Garcia said.

Pioneers have unfinished business in 2013

MILTON-FREEWATER — McLoughlin High School softball coach Nicole Christian believes the 2013 addition of the Pioneers has some unfinished business to attend to as the upcoming campaign approaches.

Wa-Hi tracksters look to taste more success

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla High School’s track and field program has enjoyed the sweet taste of success on numerous occasions since 2000.

Warrior men fall to Chemeketa in NWAACC opener, 78-70

KENNEWICK — For one half here Saturday afternoon, it appeared that Walla Walla Community College was primed and ready to pull off an upset in the opening round of the NWAACC men’s basketball tournament at the Toyota Center.

Pioneer boys send off 9 seniors after loss to Baker

MILTON-FREEWATER — Both the Mac-Hi and Baker boys basketball teams had reasons to celebrate Friday night in the Pioneer gym.

Mac-Hi girls fall to Baker in season finale

MILTON-FREEWATER — Michelle Birkmaier scored a game-high 16 points here Friday night to lead Baker to a 59-30 victory over Mac-Hi in the Greater Oregon League and regular-season girls basketball finale for both schools.

Juniors lead Whitman past Bruins on Senior Night

WALLA WALLA — On a night when Whitman honored four senior men’s basketball players prior to their final regular-season home game on George Ball Court at Sherwood Center, a pair of juniors provided the Missionaries’ offensive firepower.

Whitman women edge No. 18 George Fox

WALLA WALLA — Whitman senior forward Mary Madden came up big Friday night in her final regular-season home basketball game on George Ball Court at Sherwood Center. Madden scored a team-high 13 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with one minute left in overtime

Irish girls rout Asotin, 43-29

WALLA WALLA —Emily Baumgart scored a game-high 14 points and Allison Wujek put up a double-double — 12 points and 10 rebounds — as Southeast 2B-leading DeSales posted a comfortable 43-29 victory over Asotin in a girls high school basketball matchup Friday night in the Irish gym.

Irish girls reign over Christmas tourney

DeSales’ girls basketball team completed a 3-0 run in the annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic and earned its second straight Classic crown Saturday night with a 45-40 victory over Touchet in the Irish gym.

University Prep wins boys D.A. Davidson Classic

WALLA WALLA — University Prep, Touchet, and Waitsburg-Prescott registered boys basketball victories Saturday during the final session of the annual D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic at DeSales High School.

Touchet upsets U-Prep to set up championship showdown with DeSales

WALLA WALLA -- Molly von Borstel led four Weston-McEwen players in double figures with 15 points and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the TigerScots whipped Waitsburg-Prescott, 54-40.

U Prep, Valley Christian boys to face off in DeSales tourney finale

WALLA WALLA -- Lance Thacker scored 16 points, Tyler Peterson added 15, and Calvin Thacker chipped in with 14 points as Weston-McEwen posted a 66-45 victory over Waitsburg-Prescott.

Blue Devil girls show no mercy to Bulldogs

WALLA WALLA — First-half scoring runs of 17-0 and 12-1 helped the Wa-Hi girls basketball team run away and hide from Mid-Columbia Conference rival Pasco during a 63-25 romp Saturday night in the Blue Devil gym.

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Wa-Hi boys triumph over Pasco, 61-51

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi’s boys kept their league and overall records unblemished Saturday night with a 61-51 victory over Pasco in Mid-Columbia Conference basketball action at the Blue Devil gym.

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DeSales falls to Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, 21-14

SPOKANE — Second-ranked Lind-Ritzville-Sprague overcame a 7-0, first-quarter deficit Saturday night and registered a 21-14 quarterfinal victory over No. 4 DeSales in Class 2B football playoff action at rainy Gonzaga Prep High School.

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DeSales defeats White Swan, 42-18

PASCO — Quarterback Jeremiah Cox threw four touchdown passes — three to wide receiver Joe Duehn — and Luke Fazzari rushed for 114 yards and a pair of scores as DeSales overcame first-quarter deficits of 7-0 and 12-7 to post a 42-18 victory over White Swan in Class 2B state playoff football action Friday night at Chiawana High School.

Walla Walla Community College women smash Wenatchee 11-1 to end regular season

WALLA WALLA ­— Walla Walla Community College’s women’s soccer team ended its 2012 regular season by overpowering Wenatchee Valley in an NWAACC East Division match Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field.

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Cox's 5 TDs lead Irish in rout of Davenport

WALLA WALLA — Quarterback Jeremiah Cox tossed five touchdown passes as DeSales built a 27-0 lead after one quarter and coasted to a 44-6 victory over Davenport in district crossover football action Friday night at Ty Baffney Field.

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DeSales earns share of SE2B crown with 28-0 win over Asotin

WALLA WALLA — Running back Luke Fazzari rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Jeremiah Cox completed 12-of-15 passes for 176 yards and a pair of scores as DeSales celebrated homecoming and senior night with a 28-0 victory over Asotin in a Southeast 2B football contest Friday night at rain-soaked Ty Baffney Field.

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WWCC men lock up East title with 4-0 win over Spokane

WALLA WALLA — Midfielders Sergio Burgos and Ivan Chamorro negotiated their way through wet and sloppy conditions to tally one goal and one assist apiece Wednesday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College claimed its second consecutive NWAACC East Division men’s soccer title with a 4-0 victory over Spokane at Warrior Field.

Mac-Hi picks up first GOL win of season, 42-8, over La Grande

MILTON-FREEWATER — On a night when Mac-Hi honored 19 football seniors — 16 players and three cheerleaders — it was a sophomore running back that took center stage during the Pioneers’ Greater Oregon League contest with La Grande on Friday night at Shockman Field.

Warrior women hold on to defeat CBCC, 1-0

WALLA WALLA — Meghan Sorensen’s goal in the 13th minute proved to be the difference Wednesday afternoon as three-time defending NWAACC women’s soccer champion Walla Walla Community College hung on for a 1-0 victory over Columbia Basin in an East Division encounter at Warrior Field.

No. 3 Warriors blank Columbia Basin, 3-0

WALLA WALLA — Max Smith scored twice Wednesday afternoon as first-place and undefeated Walla Walla Community College posted a 3-0 victory over Columbia Basin in an NWAACC East Division men’s soccer match at Warrior Field.

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WWCC loses tight battle with Blue Mountain for NWAACC volleyball superiority

WALLA WALLA — For three games, Wednesday night’s NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball match between top-ranked and undefeated Blue Mountain and No. 2 Walla Walla Community College was tight and fiercely fought.

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WWCC women wing Hawks in 3

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College’s volleyball team needed just three games and 62 minutes to sweep aside NWAACC Eastern Region rival Columbia Basin Wednesday night at the Dietrich Dome.

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Sisters sully Mac-Hi coach Hutchison's debut, 39-16

MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi rallied for 16 fourth-quarter points during their season-opening football game with visiting Sisters Friday night at Shockman Field.

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'Murderer's row' awaits Pioneers

MILTON-FREEWATER — One could suggest that things can only get better for the Mac-Hi Pioneer football program.

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Peach Basket Classic heats up downtown Walla Walla

The 19th annual Classic wraps up Sunday with 36 teams winning division titles on a scorching hot day.

Thirty-six teams claimed division championships during the closing session of the 19th annual Peach Basket Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament that wrapped up Sunday afternoon in downtown Walla Walla. In all, the tournament featured some 295 teams, according to director Scott Adams. The participating groups braved court temperatures that rose as high as 140 degrees, tournament volunteer Sean McKillip said.

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Sweets Gunned down by Bellingham

Bells pitcher Adam Gunn pitches eight scoreless innings as Bellingham wins the WCL game, 4-0.

Adam Gunn fired eight scoreless innings and Jarel Lewis collected two hits - including a two-run home run - to lead the Bellingham Bells to a 4-0 victory over the Walla Walla Sweets in the opening game of a three-game West Coast League East Division baseball series Tuesday night at Borleske Stadium. Gunn allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out 11.

Walla Walla Bears nipped in tourney championship

The Bears down Tri-County, 7-3, but lose a pitcher's duel in their tourney's title game, 2-1, to Pride Baseball.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Bears came up just short in their quest to capture the championship of their annual summer baseball tournament that wrapped up Sunday.Walla Walla dropped a 2-1 decision to defending tournament champion Pride Baseball in the t

Bears continue to roll through own tournament

The Bears play earn a berth in the tournament semifinals today with one victory on Friday and two more on Saturday.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Bears earned a berth in the semifinals of their annual summer baseball tournament with a pair of wins on Saturday at Walla Walla Community College's Tausick Way field.Walla Walla defeated Boise, 8-6, after shutting out Eastsi

Bears ground Pilots at annual tourney

Jake Campeau's three-hitter leads Walla Walla to the 9-0 win over the Seattle team as the Bears Tournament gets underway Thursday.

WALLA WALLA — Right-hander Jake Campeau tossed a three-hitter and Taylor Lemke collected two hits and batted in a pair of runs as the Walla Walla Bears opened play in their annual summer baseball tournament with a 9-0 grounding of the Seattle Pilots Thurs

Sweets blast Central Oregon, 13-2

Walla Walla outhits the Bucks just 13-to-11, but makes Central Oregon pay in the 11-run rout.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets presented the visiting Central Oregon Bucks with two chances to win the middle game of their three-game non-West Coast League baseball series Saturday night at Borleske Stadium.Little and none.Walla Walla banged out 13

Walla Walla puts on a show; Sweets blast AppleSox

After Wednesday's 13-3 victory over Wenatchee, Walla Walla has now won eight of its last 11 games.

WALLA WALLA — Just when the West Coast League's East Division-leading Wenatchee AppleSox thought things couldn't get any worse, they did on Wednesday night at Borleske Stadium.The Walla Walla Sweets used 14 hits and a gutty outing from starting pitcher Ky

Sweets batter Bells in 10-2 victory

Walla Walla turns the game into a laugher early, scoring seven runs in the first inning.

WALLA WALLA — A seven-run, seven-hit first inning and a four-hit, three-run performance by Brett Jacobs powered the Walla Walla Sweets to a 10-2 victory over the Bellingham Bells in the opening game of a two-game West Coast League baseball series Friday n

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9th-inning rally not enough for Sweets

The Sweets fall to the Northwest Honkers, 4-3, after being stymied through eight innings.

A three-run, ninth-inning rally was not enough for the West Coast League's Walla Walla Sweets to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on Thursday night at rainy Borleske Stadium. The visiting Northwest Honkers, members of the Pacific International League, tallied single runs in the first, third, fourth, and eighth innings to eke out a 4-3 triumph that brought Walla Walla's season-opening homestand to a disappointing end.

9th-inning rally not enough for Sweets

The Sweets fall to the Northwest Honkers, 4-3, after being stymied through eight innings.

WALLA WALLA — A three-run, ninth-inning rally was not enough for the West Coast League's Walla Walla Sweets to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on Thursday night at rainy Borleske Stadium.The visiting Northwest Honkers, members of the Pacific Intern

Grand slam lifts Corvallis past Sweets in season opener

Walla Walla falls to Corvallis, 6-4, after a grand slam in the eighth inning.

WALLA WALLA — Corvallis' Austin Barr needed just one swing to make a forgettable offensive night memorable during his team's season-opening West Coast League baseball game with the Walla Walla Sweets on Friday night at Borleske Stadium.In his first three

Knights trample Sweets in 12-3 rout

Corvallis capitalizes on three Walla Walla errors as the Knights pick up five runs before the Sweets get on the board.

WALLA WALLA — Corvallis built a 5-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings Saturday night and cruised to a 12-3 victory over the Walla Walla Sweets in the middle game of a three-game West Coast League baseball series at Borleske Stadium.The defending WCL champ

Irish defeat Asotin for 17th state championship

Freshman Cam Richman pitches a complete two-hitter as DeSales picks up its first title since 2008.

ELLENSBURG — For the DeSales baseball program, Rotary Field proved to be the scene for No. 17.The 2012 Irish claimed the program's 17th Class 2B state championship and its first since 2008 here Saturday afternoon with a 9-2 triumph over Southeast 2B Distr

Waitsburg-Prescott, DeSales baseball teams advance to regionals

Waitsburg-Prescott defeats Dayton, 6-0, and DeSales crushes Asotin 18-3 to advance to regional competitions.

WALLA WALLA ­— DeSales used a 15-run fourth inning to power its way to the Southeast 2B District 9 baseball crown Saturday afternoon at Borleske Stadium.The Irish rallied from a 3-0, first-inning deficit to best Asotin, 18-4, in a game called after four-a

DeSales, Wa-Hi JV split

The Irish, playing for the first time in just over two weeks, pick up an 11-6 victory in the nightcap.

WALLA WALLA — Saturday's abundant rays of sunshine shone brightly on both DeSales and Wa-Hi's junior varsity during a high school softball doubleheader at Murr Sports Park.The junior Blue Devils prevailed in game one, 5-3, and the Irish, playing for the f

Warriors fire on all cylinders vs. Hawks

Walla Walla sweeps the softball twin bill, 8-0 and 5-1, Tuesday evening.

WALLA WALLA — Dara Kosanke tossed a five-inning no-hitter, and Kate Hawk and Mercedes Pearson belted solo home runs, to help lead top-ranked and NWAACC Eastern Region-leading Walla Walla Community College to an 8-0 victory over league rival Columbia Basin

Warrior aces shut down Columbia Basin

WWCC pitcher Drew Christina pitches a complete-game shutout in the 1-0 nightcap.

WALLA WALLA — Pitching was the vehicle Walla Walla Community College drove to an NWAACC Eastern Region baseball sweep of Columbia Basin on Saturday at Warrior Field.Left-hander Drew Christina threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout in the nightcap, a gam

No mercy between Walla Walla Community College Warriors, Vikes

Big Bend wins the opener of an Eastern Region baseball twin bill, 12-4, before Walla Walla takes the nightcap, 12-3, Sunday.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College and Big Bend took turns being unmerciful to one another during an NWAACC Eastern Region baseball doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Warrior Field.The Vikings scored eight runs over the final four innings of game o

Spring weather drowns out inaugural Mac-Hi spring break tourney

Of 16 games scheduled only five are played as Mac-Hi loses to Central, 5-1. The Pioneers had just one hit — a home run.

MILTON-FREEWATER ­— Inclement weather wiped out much of Mac-Hi's inaugural spring break crossover softball tournament that wrapped up here Saturday.Of the 16 games scheduled — eight each at both Yantis Park and Cannery Field — 11 were canceled because of

Wa-Hi shows off its softball prowess

The defending Class 4A state champs hand Kennewick two mercy-rule-shortened defeats.

WALLA WALLA - Defending Class 4A state softball champion Wa-Hi forced cries of mercy from visiting Kennewick not once, but twice, Wednesday afternoon at Murr Sports Park.The Blue Devils ran their early-season record to 4-0 with 18-0 and 10-0 triumphs agai

Warriors enjoy baseball fish fry with Dolphins

The WWCC baseball team takes advantage of Shoreline errors in 5-1 and 12-3 victories Sunday.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College's baseball team hosted an on-the-field version of a fish fry Sunday afternoon at Warrior Field.The Warriors improved their overall record to 11-5 with a doubleheader sweep of the error-prone Shoreline Dolphins,