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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 21, 2022

New electronic pitch calling system in MLB

I’ll admit I’m not a fan of most of the changes that Major League Baseball has made to the game over the years. Expanded playoffs, Inter-league games, an additional division in each league, the luxury tax, and the unbalanced schedule are just a...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Track Team Competes in Two Meets 

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-DW track team traveled to Finley for the River View Invite on Thursday, March 31, and on Saturday, April 2, the Wolfpack track team traveled to Richland for the Clay Lewis Invite....

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Matbirds Season Comes to a Close 

WAITSBURG-The Matbirds have been busy with a couple of recent tournaments. The Pomeroy Little Guy tournament was on Saturday, March 26 and Benton City hosted wrestlers on Saturday, April 2. It is the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Softball Gets the Win vs. White Swan-Lose to Kittitas

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Tuesday, March 29, the high school softball team won both games of the doubleheader against White Swan in Dayton. Megan Forney started as pitcher; she struck out three, and the team won the first game 15-14. Forney hit a double...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Baseball lose doubleheaders to White Swan and Kittitas

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-DW and White Swan were tied 7-7 after three innings in their first game on Tuesday, March 29, in Waitsburg until the Cougars took the lead for good in the fifth inning. The Wolfpack...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Golf Team Improves Around the Greens

DAYTON/WAITSBURG­-Dayton/Waitsburg high school golf team played at Veterans Memorial in Walla Walla on Tuesday, March 29. It was a 9-hole par 36 course. Coach McGhan was pleased with how his team...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 31, 2022

DW sports update

DW Golf Wednesday March 23, the golf team played at the Wine Valley Golf Course. It was a 9 holes par 36 course. Caleb Barron and Cayle Davis shot 53 to lead DW players. Theo Anderson was close...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 31, 2022

Prescott Track Team

From Left to Right: Coach Ryan Anderson, Pedro Reyes, Noel Valle, Taylor Heffington, Coach Jeff Foertsch, Salvador Ayala, Zach Foster, Morgan Lindsey. Not Pictured Violet Beckmon, Mauricio...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 24, 2022

Prescott introduces an esport team

Prescott School District is now offering an esports program as an extracurricular activity. It is covered under Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) as an activity and may later...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 24, 2022

Matbirds in Colfax

Twelve Matbird wrestlers received medals at the Colfax Little Guy Tournament on Saturday, March 12. Wrestlers were placed into brackets based on age and weight. First place finishers were Parker... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 24, 2022

DW Spring Sports-this week

D/W golf on Wednesday, track on Friday and softball and baseball on Saturday, DW young athletes are competing with intensity; some for the first time since seventh grade. Golf The golf team traveled...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 17, 2022

Mariners pick up new outfielder and third baseman

The lockout is over, and the season starts on April 7. Teams are busy signing free agents and making trades. Yesterday, the Mariners traded with the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Jesse Winker and third baseman Eugenio Suarez. They gave up pitcher...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 17, 2022

First meet for the DW

DAYTON/WAITSBURG­­-DW high school track team participated in their first meet of the season on Saturday, March 12, at Klicker Field in Walla Walla. It was a jamboree competition where athletes...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 10, 2022

Russell Wilson traded to Broncos

The Russell Wilson era in Seattle will end pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. Wilson was traded to the Broncos on Tuesday for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, Denver quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 10, 2022

Matbirds at Hanford-Reactor Rumble

The Matbirds had 12 wrestlers attend the Hanford-Reactor Rumble on Saturday, March 5. Six athletes brought home medals. Koyen Fortune placed 2nd and Bryon Collier placed 3rd in the 13/14 age bracket....

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 3, 2022

When Major Leaguers played against prisoners

With no new progress on major league baseball’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it looks like some regular-season games will be canceled this year. The owners have continued to lock out the players impacting spring training. Without a chance...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 3, 2022

DW Girls Basketball wraps up the season with a win

DW Wolfpack middle school girls' basketball team played strong on both offense and defense on Tuesday, February 22, when they traveled to Liberty Christian in Walla Walla. Fourteen girls saw playing... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    February 24, 2022

DW Wolfpack win one, lose two

Waitsburg/Dayton-The middle school DW Wolfpack girls basketball team has six players from Waitsburg and seven from Dayton. The team played in three games last week. They traveled to Rogers Adventist...


WSU women's basketball team poised for NCAA tournament

The women’s NCAA Division I Tournament will host sixty-eight teams with play-in games for the bottom four seeds for the first time. The number of teams that qualify for the women’s tournament has changed over the years. When the tournament...


Current state of the Major League Baseball lockout

Pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training mean preseason games are only a couple of weeks away, and winter is almost over. Pitchers and catchers were scheduled to begin reporting to teams on February 15, but that hasn’t happened due to...


DW girls basketball

DW girls look to rebound after Touchet's last shot in the game on Wednesday, February 9th....


A change is needed to stop "tanking"

After the former Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores accused Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, of offering him a $100,000 bonus per game to lose, the issue of “tanking” must be addressed by sports franchises. I’m not sure when tanking...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    February 10, 2022

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Win

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-After missing the 2021 basketball season due to COVID, the middle school girls' basketball team got back on the court on Wednesday, February 2nd. DW Wolfpack girls hustled to a 23-21... Full story


Super Bowl LVI – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

This year’s Super Bowl will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13 at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. The Rams are favored to win by four points since they are playing in their home stadium. This is only the second time a team has pla...


Injuries, low participation drive DW to request WIAA reclassification

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—At the Waitsburg School Board meeting, DW Athletic Director Sam Korslund reported that all basketball had been canceled for the weekend after coaches tested positive for COVID-19, a...


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