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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019 

Burbank's Evan Harvill travels with DW to finish first overall at Pasco

PASCO – The first 18-hole par 72 course of the year proved to be challenging for the players on DW's golf team. Casey Brooks and Tom Elder participated in their first high school golf matches this...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019 

Finney and Miller place well at Kittitas and Pomeroy

KITTITAS, Wash.-DW made a good showing at the K-Valley Rally track and field meet at Kittitas High School on Fri., April 12. Sophomore Mason Finney beat seven competitors to win the boys 3200 with a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 18, 2019 

To rebuild or not to rebuild, the Russell Wilson Dilemma

Russell Wilson and his agent have given the Seahawks an April 15 deadline to get a multiple-year extension done. If the date passes without one, he claims he will not sign another with Seattle. The next move would be either a trade (presumably for...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 11, 2019

Are the Seattle Mariners for Real?

After series wins over the A's, Red Sox, Angels, and White Sox, the Seattle Mariners find themselves at the top of the AL West with the best record in baseball at 9-2. The hot start has been punctuate...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 4, 2019

DW Softball Wins Doubleheader against Mabton, 10-0, 23-13

DAYTON-The DW Girls softball team played a doubleheader Sat. March 30 against Mabton and won both games. The two games, however, couldn't have been more different. In game one, Mabton left the bases...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 4, 2019

DW Softball sweeps doubleheader against TCP

Pasco – The DW softball team made a clean sweep of Tri-Cities Prep at a doubleheader here on Tues., March 26. against Tri-Cities Prep. DW triumphed of the Jaguars 16-1 and 19-2. In game one, a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 4, 2019

DW Golfers hit Wine Valley and WW Country Club Courses

WALLA WALLA-The DW golf team played at Wine Valley on Wed., March 27, then at the Walla Walla Country Club on Thurs., March 28. McKellyn Bradham continued his strong play with two more top ten...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 28, 2019

Samantha Davis finishes third for DW Girls at Milton-Freewater match

MILTON-FREEWATER- Coach McGhan's concern for his team was evident in the first golf match of the DW season in Milton-Freewater on March 21. With early-season matches allowing coaches more access to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 28, 2019

NCAA Tourney Games

#12 Oregon (25-12) vs. #1 Virginia (31-3) in Louisville, KY Thursday March 28 at 7 p.m. on TBS. After upsetting #5 Wisconsin in the first round, the Ducks faced another upset winner in #13 UC Irvine who they defeated easily in the 2nd round 73-54....

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 21, 2019

Washington and Gonzaga Tourney Times and Updates

A column by Eric Umphrey #9 Washington (26-8) vs. #8 Utah State (28-6) in Columbus, Ohio, Fri. March 22 at 3:50 p.m. on TNT. Washington’s loss to Oregon in the PAC 12 tournament finals likely cost...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 14, 2019

Modern Baseball Statistics

This is part five in a series of articles I’m writing to introduce new statistics that baseball announcers are using in broadcasts. Weather willing, I’ll be back to covering local spring sports...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 7, 2019

Modern Baseball Statistics (Part Four – Ultimate Zone Rating)

A column by Eric Umphrey This is part four in a series of articles introducing the new statistics that baseball announcers are using in broadcasts. Today's statistic is Ultimate Zone Rating which is...

 

Modern Baseball Statistics

This is part three of a series of articles I’m writing to introduce some of the newer statistics announcers are using in baseball broadcasts. Last time I covered BsR. This time I’m going to...

 

Modern Baseball Statistics (Part Two: Base Running)

This is part two of a series of articles I’m writing to introduce some of the newer statistics announcers are using in broadcasts. Last time I covered Park Factor and how it affects hitters. This...

 

Several Factors influence Seattle Mariners Rebuild

SEATTLE, Wash. – If you’ve been following the MLB baseball hot stove you’ve probably noticed how busy the Mariners have been. General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been having a fire sale and...

 

Tigers Take Wildcats 66-47 to make playoffs

COLTON – The Prescott Tigers are playoff-bound following a 66-47 win against Colton here on Feb. 2. Prescott took control of this game early on with a great first half by Jose Gonzalez and Jonathan...

 

Irish Girls Drop DW, 46-21

DAYTON – The DW girls were overpowered by DeSales 46-21 at a Senior Night home game on Jan. 29. The game ended DW's season 1-12 in league and 2-18, overall. "The DW girls had a fantastic first half...

 

DW Boys end season in 55-25 loss to Irish

DAYTON – DeSales defeated DW 55-25 in an EWAC home game that ended the season for DW. Dayton-Waitsburg had a tough season, wrapping up 0-14 in league and 0-21 overall. Absolutely nothing was...

 

Modern baseball statistics (Part one: Park Factor)

Spring Training starts February 21st so the start of the MLB baseball season isn't that far away. I thought I'd take the time before the start of the regular season to explain, with a series of...

 

Pomeroy barely defeats Prescott, 63-60

PRESCOTT – This Jan. 25 home conference match was a very enjoyable game to watch. Prescott fell behind early and a Jace Gwinn layup in the third looked to put the game out of reach for Prescott but they came roaring back in the third quarter with...

 

DW boys drop home game to Touchet, 32-43

WAITSBURG – Falling behind by ten points in the first quarter proved to be too big of a lead to overcome for the DW Varsity boys in a Jan. 22 home, non-conference game against the Touchet Indians....

 

Touchet Indians take DW at home in a tight game, 38-35

DAYTON – DW had control of the Jan. 22 non-conference home game against Touchet until late in the third quarter when DW seemed to be stuck at 26 points and shot-after-shot wouldn't fall for them....

 

DW girls fall to Columbia-Burbank, 33-62

BURBANK - The Dayton/Waitsburg varsity girls’ basketball team lost a Jan. 25 away conference game agasint Columbia-Burbank by a score of 62-33. “Columbia Burbank had a balanced attack with nine girls scoring. We did take care of the ball well...

 

L-C Patriots take DW Boys Varsity, 41-25

DAYTON – The DW boys' varsity basketball team lost Friday's home conference game against Liberty Christian with a score of 41-25. Highlights – #32 Tayven Seney hits a turnaround jumper for DW's...

 

Touchet Drops DW Boys Varsity, 41-28

TOUCHET – The Touchet Indians took the game from DW 41-28 here at a Jan. 15 non-conference match. Highlights – #32 Tayven Seney gets DW on the board with a shot in the paint. In the 2nd quarter #4 Shawn Evans steals the ball and goes all the way...

 

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