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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,

Warriors rally to earn split with Wenatchee

WALLA WALLA ­— During the first 15 innings of its NWAACC baseball doubleheader with Edmonds Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field, Walla Walla Community College put up enough donuts on the inning-by-inning scoreboard to open its own bakery.WWCC managed just

Umatilla mercy-rules Pioneer hardballers, 16-5

The Pioneers commit eight errors through six innings of mercy-rule shortened baseball in an unanticipatedly poor debut.

MILTON-FREEWATER — It wasn't the kind of start to the 2012 season that Mac-Hi baseball coach Mike Garcia and his players had in mind.Visiting Umatilla banged out 13 hits and benefited from eight Pioneer errors here Wednesday night during a 16-5 victory at

Pioneer baseball team preps for Greater Oregon League grind

A year after going winless against the Greater Oregon League, Mac-Hi turns up the intensity with the start of baseball season.

MILTON-FREEWATER — There appears to be a different attitude in Mac-Hi baseball circles these days.The Pioneers, who suffered through a winless Greater Oregon League season in 2011, are looking to turn things around against the likes of La Grande, Baker Ci

Mac-Hi sets sights on state title tilt

The Pioneer softball team has high goals after last season's state quarterfinal run.

MILTON-FREEWATER — The goal that the 2012 Mac-Hi softball team wants to attain this season can be summed up with three numbers.6-2-12.To put it another way: June 2, 2012. The day that the Oregon Class 4A state championship game is played at Oregon State

WWCC softball splits with Mount Hood

After losing the first game 1-0, the Warriors rally from a 3-0 deficit to a 4-3 win over Mount Hood in the nightcap.

WALLA WALLA ­— Walla Walla Community College suffered its first defeat of the 2012 softball season Saturday afternoon in the first game of an NWAACC doubleheader at Warrior Field.The Warriors allowed an unearned run in the first inning and managed just th

Warrior women down Cardinals in overtime

The WWCC women now face rival Yakima Valley in the NWAACC semifinals tonight at 8 p.m.

KENNEWICK — Guard Janae Klarich registered two baskets in the final minute of overtime — a layin with 54 seconds remaining and a left-wing jumper with seven seconds on the clock — that lifted Walla Walla Community College to a 72-68 victory over Skagit Va

Warriors sneak past Prairie in twin bill

WWCC slips past Prairie Baseball Academy with 6-5 and 11-8 victories in its season opener.

WALLA WALLA — Mike Paulson dropped a bases-loaded, RBI single into center field to cap a four-run, ninth-inning rally Saturday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College nipped Prairie Baseball Academy, 6-5, in the first game of its season-opening basebal

Waitsburg-Prescott girls go down after dry spell

Waitsburg-Prescott takes a 44-42 lead with three minutes to go but runs dry as Riverside Christian goes on an 8-0 run to end the game.

WALLA WALLA ­— Waitsburg-Prescott's girls could not have picked a worse time to experience a scoring drought.W-P went scoreless in the final three minutes of its Hardwood Classic regional basketball game Saturday night in the Wa-Hi gym and Riverside Chris

Brewster Bears maul Bulldog girls, 71-37

Dayton runs into a brick wall as Brewster scores 29 points off of 20 turnovers in the first half alone.

WALLA WALLA — McKayla Bickelhaupt drained a jumper from the top of the key at the 7:32 mark of the first quarter Saturday night to give Dayton an early lead in its Hardwood Classic regional girls basketball game with Brewster in the Wa-Hi gym.The favored

WWCC nips Timberwolves

WALLA WALLA — Tai Jensen scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and Walla Walla Community College made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 1:59 of the game to hold off Blue Mountain for a 76-71 Sophomore Night victory in NWAACC Eastern Region women's basketb

Warrior sophomores celebrate with victory over Blue Mountain

The WWCC men hand Blue Mountain an 88-80 defeat on Sophomore Night at the Dietrich Dome.

WALLA WALLA — Mac Stannard scored 25 points and highlighted a game-ending, 18-4 run with a 3-point field goal with 19 seconds on the clock as Walla Walla Community College celebrated Sophomore Night with an 88-80 victory over Blue Mountain in an NWAACC Ea

Warrior men clinch tourney with victory over No. 1 Spokane

Mac Stannard's late 3-pointer lifts WWCC past first-place Spokane, 80-77, and into the NWAACC Championship Tournament.

WALLA WALLA — Mac Stannard drained a 3-point field goal try with 19.1 seconds left in the second half to give Walla Walla Community College the lead for keeps Wednesday night in an 80-77 NWAACC Eastern Region men's basketball victory over first-place Spok

WWCC women win in pink, clinch NWAACC tourney

Tai Jensen scores 24 points as the Warriors withstand a late rally to defeat Spokane, 62-56, on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College post Tai Jensen score a game-high 24 points and the Warriors withstood a second-half surge by Spokane to post a 62-56 victory in NWAACC Eastern Region women's basketball action Wednesday night in the Dietrich Do

WWCC men in second with win over Yakima

The Warriors grab sole possession of second place with the 74-67 victory Wednesday.

WALLA WALLA — Guard Jay Payne made 6-of-13 shots from 3-point land on his way to a 20-point performance that helped lift Walla Walla Community College to a 74-67 victory over No. 8 Yakima Valley in NWAACC Eastern Region men's basketball action Wednesday n

WWCC women knock off Yakima Valley

Tai Jensen's 22 points lead WWCC to a 69-47 win over the defending NWAACC champions.

WALLA WALLA — Sophomore post Tai Jensen recorded a double-double — with game highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds — as Walla Walla Community College stormed its way to a 69-47 victory over defending NWAACC champion Yakima Valley in an Eastern Region women's