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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.

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Exchange tags out D.A. Davidson

Exchange edges D.A. Davidson 3-1 in the Babe Ruth All-City semifinals.

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Bruins shut down Rangers in twin bill

WALLA WALLA — Reid Magnaghi delivered a game-winning RBI single to right field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to lift the Walla Walla Bruins to a 4-3 victory over the Meridian Rangers in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Walla Walla Community College’s Tausick Way field.

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Baker Boyer thumps Tom's Chevron in All-City title game

WALLA WALLA — Austin Olson fired a no-hitter and aided his own cause with two hits Saturday afternoon to lead defending champion Baker Boyer to a 10-0 victory over Tom’s Chevron in the title game of the Walla Walla Little League All-City Championship baseball tournament at Alan Ashmore Field.

Pacific sweeps All-City quarters

WALLA WALLA — A quartet of Pacific Little League baseball teams, including defending All-City champion Baker Boyer, earned quarterfinal victories over their Valley counterparts Saturday during the opening session of the Walla Walla Little League All-City Championships at Alan Ashmore Field.

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Elks elude Sweets in season opener

Walla Walla goes 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position in a 4-1 season-opening loss to Bend Wednesday night at Borleske Stadium.

Griz down Blazers in season opener, 6-1

The Griz pitching staff combines to throw a five-hitter in the win.

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DeSales blanks Adna for baseball title No. 18

ELLENSBURG — Defending champion DeSales completed an extraordinary run through the postseason with a 5-0 victory over Adna in the championship game of the Class 2B state baseball tournament that wrapped up here Saturday afternoon

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Irish shut out Kittitas, Colfax

WALLA WALLA — Defending Class 2B baseball champion DeSales moved two steps closer to the program’s 18th state title Saturday afternoon with a pair of regional victories at Murr Sports Park.

Irish shut out Asotin in District 9 championship

WALLA WALLA — Cam Richman tossed a four-hit complete game while teammates Joe Duehn and Riley Roach collected three hits apiece Saturday afternoon to lead defending state champion DeSales to a 6-0 victory over Asotin in the title game of the District 9 Class 2B baseball tournament at Borleske Stadium.

Warriors smash battered Blue Mountain

WALLA WALLA ­— Following an NWAACC Eastern Region baseball doubleheader at Warrior Field on a sunny, but blustery, Saturday afternoon, a pair of team trends remained intact.

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Warriors still battling for playoff spot

WALLA WALLA — Karly Hudelson clubbed three hits including a pair of solo home runs Saturday afternoon to lead Walla Walla Community College to an 11-3 rout of Yakima Valley in the second game of an NWAACC Eastern Region softball doubleheader at Warrior Field.

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Pitching reigns supreme for Irish

DeSales’ Ashlyn Lyons and Kaylee Brown dominate in the circle in 3-0 and 4-2 softball victories over Colfax on Thursday.

Pitching pulls Eagles past Blue Devils

Connell pitcher Ashley Thompson leads the two-time defending Class 1A state champions to a 5-0 win over Wa-Hi’s softball team.

Warriors break 12-game losing streak with wins over Blue Mountain

WALLA WALLA — Kaitlin Erm tossed a five-hitter Saturday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over Blue Mountain in the first game of an NWAACC Eastern Region softball doubleheader at Warrior Field.