Alex graduated from Washington State University in 2012 with a degree in journalism. He spent time as a sports reporter in Hermiston before joining the Union-Bulletin. Alex was raised in Kirkland.
Wa-Hi’s baseball team reaches the state tourney for the first time since 2011, and opens against Moses Lake Saturday.
Wa-Hi’s softball team enters regional play Saturday needing just one win to advance to state.
Construction on the new track at Walla Walla High School begins this summer.
It didn’t take long for McLoughlin High’s defending Oregon state Class 4A champion softball team to make its presence known at the 39th annual Blue Mountain Youth Recognition Evening.
DeSales’ Emily Baumgart has low score at the seven-team tourney with an 80, while Pomeroy’s Tyson Feider cards an 83.
It’s a perfect pairing, really.
With two outs and Mac-Hi trailing 4-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Abi Biggs knew she needed to make something happen. The Pioneer pinch hitter had come up in clutch situations before, but Wednesday’s showdown with Walla Walla High School was different. With the stands packed and fans surrounding the sidelines, Biggs delivered a decisive two-run shot over the right-center field wall to send the non-league matchup to extra innings.
As soon as he opened the envelope, Art Guglielmelli recognized the championship buckle.
DeSales finishes with three of the top four scores at the seven-team tournament on Wednesday.
Disabled runner Isreal Ramsey competes in his first high school meet.