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  • Spring Sports Awards lauds student athletes

    Loyal Baker|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–Dayton Bulldog student athletes were honored for their sporting endeavors at the Spring Sports Awards Night in the D.H.S. Auditorium May 30. The Bulldog Golf Team finished second in the Blue Mountain Cup, said Coach Mike McGhan. The coach briefly spoke of each team member and all received a varsity letter: Monte Richie, Hunter Griffen, Sawyer Brenner, Carson Potter, Noa Tasker, Dillon Lewis, Cayle Davis and Opal Hair-Morin. Members of the team were the first to reach District since 2...

  • Bulldog Relay Team seventh in state

    Loyal Baker|May 30, 2024

    YAKIMA–The Dayton Bulldog Relay Team finished a bit back in the pack but well enough to make the podium for a seventh-place medal at the State 1B Championships here last week. The Dayton squad of Hikaru Iwamoto, Tristan Rennaker, Solomon Brenner and Luke Winkler burned through the 4X100 m. Relay preliminaries with a respectable 46.09 time for fifth in the prelims. The foursome then finished their meet appearance with a seventh-place finish in the finals with a time of 47.17. "They worked well t...

  • Middle School Track

    May 30, 2024

    Dayton hosted the final Middle School Track Meet for the season on May 20th, with 4 teams taking part. Below are the results for the Dayton Bulldogs: Girls' 100m: Rilee Steinhoff 1st, Ellie Sabin 3rd PR (14.3), Emma Wyant, 15th PR (16.4), Cambrie Clemens & Rylee Griffin tied for 20th Girls' 200m: Ellie Sabin 1st PR (31.2), McKenna McCowen 3rd PR (32.2), Emma Wyant 9th PR (35.2), Rylee Griffin 11th, Cambrie Clemens 13th Girls' 400m: Rosemary Yutzy 1st Girls' 100m Hurdles: Rylee Griffin 4th PR...

  • Sports Awards Nights tonight

    May 30, 2024

    DAYTON–The High School Spring Sports Awards Night will be Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Student-athletes involved in spring athletics of track and field, baseball, softball and golf will be honored for their accomplishments....

  • Coach with local ties has success

    May 30, 2024

    Coaching the 3A Mead High School Panthers to a state championship is an individual with local ties: James Lehr, formerly of Waitsburg and now head coach of the Panther track and field team. Lehr, seated third from left, is the son of Pat and Jody Lehr of Waitsburg and brother to local businesswoman Melissa McCowen. A 2010 graduate of Waitsburg High School, Lehr is now in his second year as head coach of the boys' team at Mead where six of his athletes captured firsts. While a high school...

  • Moses Lake pitcher has local ties

    May 30, 2024

    Moses Lake High School Maverick pitcher Cooper Hancock, son of Margaret Eaton Hancock of Moses Lake, and grandson of Kaye Eaton of Dayton, has been named Big Nine Pitcher of the Year, First Team Pitcher and First Team Designated Hitter. Hancock is a junior at M.L.H.S. -Submitted photo...

  • Bulldog sprinters headed to State meet

    Loyal Baker|May 23, 2024

    RITZVILLE–It's fast times at Dayton High as the sprinters on the Dayton Track and Field team qualified for the State 1B meet in Yakima May 23, 24 and 25. Four Dayton Bulldogs will be competing at state, with Tristan Rennaker, Hikaru Iwamoto, Solomon Brenner and Luke Winkler teaming up in the 4X100m. Relay. Iwamoto, an exchange student who has stood out as a sprinter this season, will also compete in the 100m. Dash. Iwamoto will run in the first preliminary heat of the 100m. dash at 6:10 p.m. T...

  • Dayton Middle School Track Meet May 13

    May 16, 2024

    Dayton hosted a Middle School Track Meet for 4 teams on May 13th. Below are the results for the Bulldogs: Brooklyn Pounds: 10th – 200m (36.5) Cambrie Clemens: 22nd – 100m (16.9) 15th – long jump (9' 1.5") Ellie Sabin: 3rd – 100m (14.7) 1st – 200 (31.9) 11th – long jump (9' 6.25") 1st – 4x100m relay (57.5) Emma Wyant: 19th – 100m (16.6) 9th – 200m (36.3) 13th – long jump (9' 4") McKenna McCowen: 2nd – 200m (32.8) 2nd – javelin (69' 7") 3rd – triple jump (23' 10") 1st – 4x100m relay (57.5) Ril...

  • Bulldog tracksters headed to Regionals

    Loyal Baker|May 16, 2024

    RITZVILLE–Four Bulldog track and field competitors will be vying for berths at the state meet at the District 7/9 Regional Track and Field Championships here Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 17. From this meet, the top five boys and top six girls advance to the state championships May 23, 24, and 25 in Yakima. Hikaru Iwamoto will compete in two events, the 100m. and 200m. dash preliminaries on Wednesday. If Iwamoto does well, he'll compete in the finals on Friday. He's ranked second to P...

  • Davis golfs at District

    Loyal Baker|May 16, 2024

    WARDEN–A challenging course put Dayton Bulldog golfers to the test at the District match on Sage Hills Golf Course here Monday, May 13. Dayton Bulldog senior golfer Cayle Davis finished out of the money in 11th place with a 115. "He had difficulty finding the fairway and reading the greens," commented Head Coach Mike McGhan. "Sage Hills was a rough course," McGhan continued, "especially for inexperienced golfers. It has thick, knee-high grass just off the fairways and the kids had to deal with a...

  • Lady Bulldogs bumped from District Tourney

    Loyal Baker|May 16, 2024

    WALLA WALLA–It was a tight 1-1 ballgame between the Dayton Lady Bulldogs and the Colton Lady Wildcats here Monday, May 13, but in the bottom of the fifth, Colton counted up a handful of runs to end the 2024 spring campaign at the District Tournament level as the Dayton Lady Bulldog Fast Pitch program returned for the first time in several years. The Lady Dawgs finish the season 13-5 and were second in the SE 1B Wheat Division. "This was a really tough loss," commented Head Coach Carly Fabian. "W...

  • Bulldogs bow out

    Loyal Baker|May 9, 2024

    DAYTON–A taught 1-0 contest through five inning, pitchers VandeGraaf of Sunnyside Christian and Dayton's Jordan McCowen were in a classic pitcher's duel until the Knights broke the spell with runs in the fifth and sixth to win 3-1 and end Dayton's season here Friday, May 3. The Bulldogs finished with a 15-4 overall season and second place in the SE 1B league behind Pomeroy. "The young Dayton team looks forward to a bright future on the baseball diamond as they accomplished a major goal of m...

  • Davis and Lewis advance

    Loyal Baker|May 9, 2024

    CLARKSTON–Bulldog golfers Cayle Davis and Dillon Lewis will advance to District Golf match in Warden's Sage Hills Golf Course on Monday, May 13. Davis and Lewis both carded a 124 at the SE 1B Sub District at Red Wolf Golf Club, Clarkston, an 18 hole, par 72 match. "Cayle started off on the first hole with a double bogey which, if he kept that up, would be enough to advance," said Head Coach Mike McGhan. "Unfortunately, his driver found more trees than he would like but he played through this a...

  • Lady Bulldogs in loser-out game May 13

    Loyal Baker|May 9, 2024

    RICHLAND–The Dayton Bulldog Fast-Pitch team were downed by Sunnyside Christian 12-3 on Tuesday, May 7 at Liberty Christian's field here, sending them into a loser-out contest against No. 1 Colton on Monday, May 13 at Mill Creek Complex in Walla Walla. With a win of that 4 p.m. game, they'll face the winner of another showdown between Tekoa-Rosalia and Sunnyside Christian, who lost to Liberty Christian 6-0 after defeating Dayton. Both teams from the ensuing 6 p.m. game advance to the D7/9 C...

  • Spring turkey season

    May 2, 2024

    The spring turkey season is a great opportunity to introduce new participants to hunting. Calling male turkeys in the spring allows hunters to interact with wildlife in a very thrilling way. The April 1-7 youth-only season is over for the year, but the long general season runs April 15 – May 31. Refer to The Basics of Turkey Hunting and our Turkey Takeover blog series for helpful information for new turkey hunters. WDFW, along with partner organizations such as First Hunt Foundation and the N...

  • Lady Bulldogs charge into post season

    May 2, 2024

    DAYTON–Wheat Division No. 2 Lady Bulldogs will take on Grape Division No. 3 Sunnyside Christian Tuesday, May 7 at Liberty Christian’s field in Richland, first pitch at 3 p.m. as the Lady Dawgs vie for further SE 1B Fast-pitch softball post-season play in this first year back as the Dayton Lady Bulldogs for a number of years. Winner of the contest gets to take on Grape Division No. 1 Liberty Christian later that same day. At Colton that same day, Grape No. 2 DeSales faces Wheat No. 2 Tek...

  • Golfers looking to Sub-District

    Loyal Baker|May 2, 2024

    DAYTON–Bulldog golfers competed at Walla Walla's Veterans Memorial on April 22 and the Sub-District match is a dog leg away. Golfers will compete at Sub-District at Clarkston's Red Wolf Golf Course on Monday, May 6. Noa Tasker was the top Bulldog golfer at Veterans on April 22 with a 125, two strokes ahead of Carson Potter and 125. Hunter Griffen scored 142 and Sawyer Brenner carded a 64 on nine holes. The match was 18-holes, par 72. "We were playing short-handed due to illness and other c...

  • Bulldogs in playoffs here Friday

    Loyal Baker|May 2, 2024

    DAYTON–Bulldog Baseball, in its first year back after several years, finished second in the SE 1B Wheat Division and will take on Sunnyside Christian at 1 p.m. here Friday, May 3, as part of a four-team playoff vying for the third- and fourth-place berths to the D7/9 Crossover tournament. Dayton is hosting three playoff games on Friday. The game between Wheat No. 3 Gar-Pal (3-8) and Grape No. 2 DeSales (9-2) kicks off at 10 a.m. on the D.H.S. diamond. Dayton (9-2) faces Sunnyside Christian (4-7)...

  • Bulldog track and field hopefuls looking ahead

    Loyal Baker|May 2, 2024

    POMEROY––Bulldog sprinter Hikaru Iwamoto and sprinter Luke Winkler, along with hurdler and shot putter Solomon Brenner looke to have good chances of continuing their track and field season following the SE 1B Track and Field Championships here Tuesday. Iwamoto captured second in the 100m. and third in the 200m. to score for Dayton, which finished sixth in the nine-school field. Pomeroy won the league trophy with 124 points, and Waitsburg was third with 78.5. Dayton's Bonnie Anderson finished eig...

  • Lady Bulldog Fast-pitch seniors honored

    May 2, 2024

    Dayton Lady Bulldog Fast-Pitch honored its three senior teammates at the final home game last Saturday. From top to bottom, the three players–Vanessa Acevedo, Kaelie Jonas and Kameryn Tupling, were joined by members of their families on the softball diamond to honor the student-athletes for their years of participation in not only athletics, but also extra-curricular activities and community service. -Submitted photos...

  • Bulldog sprinter in top 10 at McDougall Invite

    Loyal Baker|Apr 25, 2024

    COLFAX–In the Dayton Bulldogs' final "big invitational" meet of the season, Bulldog speedster Hikaru Iwamoto finished high in the 100 m. and 200 m. dashes. "This [McDougall Invitational] was our last big invitational," said Head Coach Dan Nechodom. "We'll compete with District 9 in Pomeroy on April 30." Iwamoto came in ninth out of 55 sprinters in the 100 m. dash with an 11.76 time, not far off first-place Robert Joshua Jr. of Auburn Mountainview at 11.01. In the 200 m., Iwamoto was a r...

  • Bulldog boys place 2nd at home match

    Apr 25, 2024

    COLFAX–At a six-way meet here April 16, the Dayton Bulldog men's golf squad did well on the 18-hole, par 72 match. At their home match on April 11, the team finished in second place on the 18-hole, par 72 competition. "We are very inexperienced this year," commented Head Coach Mike McGhan, "but this is a group who is focused and works very hard to improve every practice. I was very pleased with our performance today [at the Colfax match] with several of our golfers playing their best rounds o...

  • Lady Dawgs sweep Lady Bucs

    Loyal Baker|Apr 25, 2024

    DAYTON–The Lady Bulldogs finished a sweep of the Pomeroy Lady Pirates with a 19-8 win Tuesday, and wins by 26-14 and 30-19 last weekend to reside firmly in second place with a 7-2 league record behind 8-1 Colton as the season winds down. The Lady Pirates were wobbily in the first inning here Tuesday while the Lady Bullsdogs racked up a bunch of runs then held on against Pirate rallies to win 19-8. The Bulldogs also had no trouble with Gar-Pal on April 17, shutting them out with a two-hitter, 1...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Apr 18, 2024

    By Larry Bunch Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club completed their Winter League for 2024 with their annual barbeque potluck, awards day, and annual meeting on Sunday April 7. The twelve weeks starting in January include the ten-week competition against the other 23 teams in the Camas Prairie Association and the Camas Prairie shoot at Walla Walla Gun Club that was reported in last week's paper, along with this past week's final get together which included fun and g...

  • Top SE1B baseball teams face off Saturday

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    By Loyal Baker DAYTON–Two unbeaten Southeast 1B baseball clubs will square off here this weekend, the 8-0 Pomeroy Pirates and the 5-0 Dayton Bulldogs. First pitch will be at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs (5-0, 10-1) are coming off a sweep of Gar-Pal (0-4, 0-4) and a non-conference split with Sunnyside Christian (2-3, 4-8). Dayton travels to Pomeroy Monday for a single game. Sunnyside Christian quieted Dayton's bats, chalked up 12 hits to Dayton's seven, and capitalized on eight Bulldog errors in front o...

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