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 By Dave Schreindl    News    March 26, 2020

Dayton school board approves graduation date and shares student meal schedule

In a meeting held virtually, the Dayton School Board met to discuss a few items including the impact of the health crisis on the schools. When discussing the budget, board members noted that district costs have gone down with travel out of district...

 

D-W's winter athletes celebrated at awards banquet

Thursday's Dayton-Waitsburg Winter Awards Banquet had a bittersweet atmosphere, while laughter rang out throughout the Waitsburg Elementary's multipurpose room there was also the realization that...

 

All-league basketball selections announced for the EWAC East

The Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, which is at the 2B classification level, announced its all-league selections for its East Division. The Dayton-Waitsburg girls received three selections....

 

Sportsmanship shown by the area teams restores enjoyment of basketball

As adults we sometimes get way too involved in our kid's athletic events. I know I have fallen down that rabbit hole a few times with my own kids and now again recently with my semi-adopted kids, the...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    News    March 12, 2020

Dayton School Board examines grad requirements, coronavirus, and the mascot issue

A normally low-key Dayton School Board meeting took a turn for the serious Wednesday Mar. 4 when talk of the coronavirus and the naming of the Dayton-Waitsburg athletic combine mascot came up after not being on the initial agenda. With it being the...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    News    March 5, 2020

DW athletic combine meeting focuses on new mascot

While there were a number of items on the docket for the monthly Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine Committee (DWACC) meeting on Feb. 24, over an hour was spent discussing the recent procedure used in...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    Sports    March 5, 2020

DW Spring sports gear up for March start

On Feb. 25 coaches, parents, athletes and administrators gathered in the Waitsburg high school auditorium to discuss procedures on how athletes can join teams and what paperwork the parents would...

 

Wa-Hi season one come-from-behind attempt too short

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Devils came up just short of moving on in the postseason as Wa-Hi's Diego Jaques off-balanced three-point shot clanged off the front of the iron as the Ferris Saxons left the...

 

D-W Boys basketball concludes historic season, look to make more history next year

While they didn’t achieve all their season goals, one of them making the playoffs, it was a season for the history books for this newly combined program between Dayton and Waitsburg and its boys basketball program. After a winless 2018-2019 basketb...

 

D-W Girls basketball fight to the end at the District tournament

GRANGER—The Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball team put its entire heart and soul into its final contest of the season in a difficult loss to DeSales 60-43 at the 2020 Eastern Washington Athletic Conference tournament. Part of the difficulty was...

 

Wa-Hi Boys basketball downs Mead in opening playoff overtime victory

WALLA WALLA—The largest crowd of the season got more than its money worth in the roller coaster of a ride as Wa-Hi boys basketball took its foot off the gas pedal in the fourth before hitting it again in overtime for the 68-61 first round of the...

 

D-W Boys basketball knocks off another opponent at the buzzer

WALLA WALLA—In clearly their best game of the season, Dayton-Waitsburg’s boys basketball team avenged an early home loss to the DeSales Irish on a last second three-point shot by sophomore guard Dylan Bledsoe to win, 49-46. As the clock wound...

 

D-W Offense fizzles in final game before districts

WALLA WALLA—Dayton-Waitsburg’s girls basketball team got off to a great start against league foe DeSales Irish last Tuesday in its final league game of the 2019-20 season but a quiet third quarter led to an Irish victory of 40-24 heading into...

 

Dayton-Waitburg Combine meeting tackles mascots and athletic codes

DAYTON—The Dayton-Waitsburg Combine Committee met Jan. 27 to discuss mascots and athletic codes as well as go over the new league alignments. Four mascot names have been chosen by the Associated...

 

Three superintendent candidates invited to formal campus interviews

The Dayton School Board formally announced three finalists have been chosen to move forward in the search process to replace retiring Superintendent Doug Johnson. The three candidates selected are Effie Dean, Guy Strot, and Andie Webb. The chosen...

 

D-W girls basketball win third League game in a row

Dayton-Waitsburg’s Freshman phenom Claudia Benavides scored a career high 25 points Wednesday in leading her team to a 69-43 victory over Liberty Christian in an Eastern Washington Athletic...

 

D-W Boys Basketball Notches Historic Win Against Liberty Christian

Freshman Monte Pettichord tried heroically to repeat his miracle shot from last week against Pomeroy, instead his 3-pointer for the win clanked off the rim. However, one person's miss is an...

 

D-W girls come from behind to nab second league victory

Early into the contest the Patriots rushed out to a 7-2 lead and one of the D-W's top two scorers, freshman forward Claudia Benavides, fell hard to floor two and half minutes into the game with an...

 

Pettichord's buzzer beater wins it 43-40

POMEROY-Dayton-Waitsburg held a 20-point advantage at the intermission, with a score of 28-8, however a pesky Pirate team led by 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Trent Gwinn, battled all the way back to tie...

 

Defense and heart lead to first D-W girls victory of season

Turnabout is fair play. It only seemed right Thursday night that the Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball picked up its first victory of the season over visiting Walla Walla Valley Academy, 52-33, because last week in College Place, WWVA earned its...

 

Budget talk dominates Dayton school board meeting

The number one issue facing the school board continued to be the oversight of the monies collected from previous levies and how they are spent on various prioritized projects. And accordingly, how they are being held accountable to the public for...

 

Dayton-Waitsburg boys basketball game ends with a loss to White Swan

The Dayton-Waitsburg's boys basketball team took a step closer to picking up its first league win in a 51-37 loss that was a low scoring battle against the visiting White Swan boys on Saturday night....

 

A unified D-W girls team show determination in White Swan matchup

Saturday night felt like the Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball team took a big leap forward despite a setback to the visiting White Swan Cougars 64-39. Oftentimes this season things have gotten away...

 

D-W boys basketball lose to Walla Walla Valley Academy in league matchup

COLLEGE PLACE—The script of the Dayton-Waitsburg boys basketball team played out almost identically to their female counterparts against Walla Walla Valley Academy in a league loss last Tuesday 67-32, only there were more 3-pointers involved. In th...

 

Dayton-Waitsburg basketball boys lose to DeSales in league matchup

Dayton-Waitsburg's boys basketball team came out firing with two three-pointers and a quick lead but in the end D-W couldn't maintain the wild, fast, and physical play from DeSales in the league loss...

 

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