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 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 25, 2021 

Volleyball starts covid season

DAYTON–The Dayton-Waitsburg Volleyball team hits the court this week, having opened its covid-adjusted season Tuesday night at Mabton with a three-set loss and continuing tonight, Thursday,...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 25, 2021 

Covid precautions alter attending games

WAITSBURG–Athletics, both football and volleyball, will look different as each sport's season gets underway. In an abundance of caution due to the virus, WIAA and school districts have implemented...


DW practices slated to start for football, volleyball Feb. 15

DAYTON–The Dayton-Waitsburg Combined Athletics program will start practices Monday, February 15 on the prospect that the region advances to Phase 2 prior to the first contests. Dayton-Waitsburg...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 4, 2021

Dayton-Waitsburg athletics may resume February 15

DAYTON–Whether–or when–the South Central region has progressed to Phase 2 in Governor Inslee's "Roadmap to Recovery" will be the determining factor in the resumption of COVID-19-interrupted...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    July 30, 2020

WIAA announces plan for sports seasons

RENTON–The tweeting of referees’ whistles and the crunch and grunt of a well-executed tackle will be absent from the gridiron this fall…but prep football players will get to play a seven-week season in March and April, 2021, according to a...

 By Baxter Black    Sports    April 30, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Here we are friends, on the Serengeti Plains in the wilds of Serengeti.” As the crowd leans in closer to the television we see the swaying Boab trees... an endless sea of grass waving off into...


DW Senior Athlete FOCUS

First-year Head Coach Carly Benavides offers these accolades to the senior members of the 2020 DW Softball Team as their season is canceled due to COVID-19. This was a wonderful group of seniors....

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 19, 2020

Athletes honored at DW Winter Sports Awards Banquet

WAITSBURG–The Dayton-Waitsburg Sports Combine recognized athletes from its cheer, girls' basketball and boys' basketball programs at the Winter Sports Awards Banquet held March 12. Members of the...


Opening weekend baseball game canceled

The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack baseball game at St. John Saturday, March 14, has been canceled, according to DW Athletic Director Nicki Luper. The Wind Breaker at Wahluke track and field meet, scheduled for Friday, March 20, has also been... Full story


Returning Lettermen for Dayton-Waitsburg Baseball

These strapping young men are three of Dayton-Waitsburg's four returning lettermen for the baseball program, which opens its season with an 11 a.m. double headers Saturday in St. John. Head Coach...


DW Girls named to All-League team

DAYTON–Three Dayton-Waitsburg basketball players were named to the 2B Girl’s EWAC East Division All Conference teams. DW junior post Sadie Seney was named to the First Team, joining Jadyn Johnson of Columbia, Jen Jacobo of Columbia, Emma Reed of...


DW wrestler Carlos Norris finishes fourth at State

TACOMA–Carlos Norris's third time returning to the state wrestling tournament ended after the 138-lb. senior lost the second match and fought his way up through the consolation bracket to finish...


Norris captures second at regionals; state-bound again

OROVILLE–Dayton-Waitsburg wrestler Carlos Norris is headed to state again. The 138-lb. wrestler, who practices and competes at matches with the Pomeroy Pirates, coached by Head Coach Ben Slaybaugh,...


Norris repeats as League Champ; headed to Regionals

WHITE SWAN–Dayton-Waitsburg's Carlos Norris wasted little time in securing his fourth consecutive league wrestling title, and is looking forward to making a return trip to the Regional Wrestling... Full story


DW Girls bow out of tournament

GRANGER–Dayton-Waitsburg faced the DeSales Lady Irish last Tuesday in Eastern Washington Athletic Conference tournament play, losing 60-43 and dropping out of further post-season play. Dayton-Waitsburg opened the tournament as No. 4, facing the... Full story


Senior Night - Boys Basketball

Senior members of the Dayton-Waitsburg Boys Basketball Program were Josiah White, Seamus House and Tayven Seney. White has played basketball five years, along with football and FFA. His best memory...


Senior Night - Girls Basketball

Senior members of the Dayton-Waitsburg Girls Basketball team were recognized along with family members during Senior Night Ceremonies last Friday night before the Liberty Christian game. They were, fr... Full story


Senior Night - Cheer Squad

Senior members of the DW Cheer Squad included, from left to right, Anna Miller, Hannah Tiner and Grace Coulston. Miller has been a cheerleader three years, along with volleyball, FFA, Leo Club, and...


New outfits for Dayton-Waitsburg Cheer Squad

Sporting their brand-new DW cheer outfits, the Dayton-Waitsburg Cheer Squad was on hand last week, helping keep the spirit up for the Dayton-Waitsburg girls and boys, both winners in their games...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 6, 2020

Boys wrap season with pair of buzzer-beating wins

WALLA WALLA–The Dayton-Waitsburg Boys Basketball Team finished the home stretch 2019-2020 campaign with not one, not two, but three heart-pounding buzzer-beater wins, the third coming as time...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 6, 2020

Norris to White Swan to defend 2019 title

RITZVILLE–Dayton-Waitsburg wrestler Carlos Norris competed at the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference League Tournament this week, Wednesday, February 5, at White Swan, hoping to defend his 2019...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 6, 2020

Lady D-Dubs get berth in League Tournament

WALLA WALLA–On the final night of EWAC league play last Tuesday, Dayton-Waitsburg lost to DeSales 40-24, bringing the regular season to a close with a 3-9 league, 3-17 overall record. But the ball... Full story

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 6, 2020

Norris repeats as League Champ

WHITE SWAN–Dayton-Waitsburg wrestler Carlos Norris has captured the 138 lb. league championship for the second year in a row. Norris advances to the Regional Tournament in Oroville, Wash., on... Full story

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 30, 2020

Pettichord buzzer-beater swishes win for DW

POMEROY–Monte Pettichord drained a one-third court Hail Mary shot as time expired to give Dayton-Waitsburg a dramatic 43-40 win over the Pomeroy Pirates here January 21, salvaging a game where DW...


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