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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.

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.