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 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...

 

WWCC Baseball Preview

WALLA WALLA – The 2019 Community College Baseball season in Walla Walla brings with it a change of leadership as Justin Speer takes the helm from Dave Meliah who has assumed duties as assistant to...

 

Kudos!

DAYTON/WAITSBURG/PRESCOTT - Several local basketball players received league winter sports recognition. Player of the Year went to Prescott senior Joze Gonzalez who also made the Southeast 1B boys all-league team. In the Eastern Washington Athletic...

 

Dayton-Waitsburg Track and Field preview

DAYTON-WAITSBURG – Track and Field has about twenty athletes participating in 2019, according to seventh-year Head Coach Dan Nechodom. "We have a pretty equal split between boys and girls, and we...

 

Dayton-Waitsburg softball preview

DAYTON/WAITSBURG – Softball Head Coach Shane Robins loses four very valuable pieces from last year’s State tournament qualifying team. Megan Robins and Hannah Becker were both two-year All-Conference players who graduated last spring. Heidi...

 

Trio of Warriors get 'Sweet' call

WALLA WALLA – Part of the dream for many junior college baseball players is to earn an opportunity to play high-level amateur baseball in the summers in a league such as the West Coast League. For...

 

AAU DW BirdDogs take second in Asotin tourney

ASOTIN – The AAU BirdDogs ended their season in a back-and-forth win-loss series at the Asotin Hardwood Classic Tournament last weekend. The Dayton-Waitsburg team got off to a good start to win...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    Sports    March 7, 2019

Spring sports face off against Mother Nature in Dayton-Waitsburg

DAYTON/WAITSBURG – Typically, in early March, people associated with Spring sports find themselves either complaining about, or at the very least, verbally expressing their desire for warmer spring weather. But this year is more extreme than...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    Sports    March 7, 2019

Seasons on the River

A column by Rob Holtzinger The pair of August days Billy and I had waded the Touchet River in old tennis shoes, starting by the baseball-softball fields of Dayton High School and exiting the stream ju...

 
 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...

 

Farley Qualifies for Regionals at Mt. Bachelor SunCup

BEND, Ore. - Instead of wintering somewhere warm, 16-year-old Waitsburg resident Amy Farley spends her winters based in Wenatchee where she competes competitively with the Mission Ridge Ski Team....

 

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...

 

Carlos Norris represents Dayton to go 2-2 at state wrestling tourney

TACOMA, Wash. – Dayton Bulldog wrestler Carlos Norris found himself bypassing regionals and heading directly to state competition when snowstorms across the state made roads unsafe and resulted in t...

 

Tiger boys beat Pomeroy but fall to Gar-Pal in district playoffs

COLFAX, Wash. – After being forced into the Southeast 1B playoffs loser bracket with a 57-45 loss against Oakesdale on Feb. 9, the Prescott Tigers boys basketball team extended district play with a...

 

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...

 

Hunting for Habitat

Special to The Times by Brad Trumbo WALLA WALLA – Pheasants Forever is known as "the habitat organization," and the Walla Walla Chapter, Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever, upholds the mission. Make...

 

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...

 

Prescott Tigers Lose to Oakesdale in playoffs, Face Pomeroy on Feb. 13

OAKESDALE - The Prescott Tigers boys' basketball team dropped their first game in the district playoffs to Oakesdale, 45-57 on Monday night in spite of being tied 25-25 at halftime. Prescott's Jonathan Cardenas brought in 17 points for Prescott. The...

 

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...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    February 7, 2019

AAU BirdDogs Play at Battle Classic State Qualifier

LEWISTON, Ida. – The BirdDogs boys AAU middle school basketball team participated in the state qualifier Battle Classic Tournament in Lewiston Idaho, last weekend, but failed to place. The BirdDogs...

 

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....

 

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