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  • 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...

  • Sprinter Iwamoto leads Bulldog thinclads at big Oregon meet

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    UMATILLA–Bulldog sprinter Hikaru Iwamoto finished fourth in the 200m. dash and sixth in the 100m. dash to lead Dayton athletes at a big meet with 17 schools here April 12. The team placed 15 th with nine points, and the Waitsburg team was 11 th with 19 points. Dayton competed April 16 in Clarkston and will be in the McDougall Invitational in Colfax Saturday. Iwamoto set a new personal best with a 23.99 time in the 200, and an 11.58 time in the 100. The 4X100 Relay team of Tristan Rennaker, S...

  • Lady Dawgs rally to sweep Gar-Pal

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    By Loyal Baker COLTON–The Lady Wildcats handed the second-place Lady Bulldogs a 16-2 defeat Monday, but the ball club showed Gar-Pal their strengths with a 9-4 win on five runs in the top of the seventh, then Jersey Slack pounded two–count 'em–two home runs in the 23-18 nightcap win there April 9. Dayton has a 3-1 league mark, 6-3 overall, right behind Colton (6-1, 10-1) and firmly ahead of third-place Tekoa-Rosalia (2-2, 4-2), Gar-Pal (1-3, 1-5) and Pomeroy (1-6, 2-10). The Dawgs head to Pomer...

  • Davis top Bulldog golfer at Dayton match

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    DAYTON–Bulldog golfer Cayle Davis came in with a 115 to be the best-scoring Dayton golfer at a Dayton High School-hosted league match at Touchet Valley Golf Club Thursday, April 11. Dayton's golf team competed in Colfax last Tuesday (results to be published next week), then Bulldog golfers will play at Richland's Columbia Point Golf Club on Thursday, April 18. Match winner was Pomeroy's Grayson Slaybaugh with 84 and Tekoa-Rosalia's Maddie Haas with 92. Dayton's Opal Hair-Morin carded 144. The m...

  • Iwamoto sprints to first in 100m. for Bulldogs

    Loyal Baker|Apr 11, 2024

    By Loyal Baker POMEROY––Dayton Bulldog sprinter Hikaru Iwamoto topped all competitors in the 100 m. dash at an 11-school Southeast B track and field meet here Tuesday. Schools competing in the meet included Asotin, Gar-Pal, Prescott, Waitsburg, Dayton, Oakesdale, SJEL, Yakama Nation, DeSales, Pomeroy and Tekoa-Rosalia. Iwamoto also set a personal best in the 200 m. dash, finishing fourth with a 24.89 time. Winner of the 200 was Brody Fleming of SJEL, who was second to Iwamoto in the 100m. The...

  • Lakes across Eastern Washington open

    Apr 11, 2024

    OLYMPIA – More than two dozen Eastern Washington lakes open March 1 for trout fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fishery managers announced today. "Early spring is a great time to get out fishing at some of our east side lakes," said Steve Caromile, WDFW statewide inland fish program manager. "It has been a warmer than normal winter and looks like we may have an early spring. The March 1 opener is a great chance to get out of the house with friends and family and s...

  • Top scores, trophies, and good times at CPTA Walla Walla Championship

    Larry Bunch|Apr 11, 2024

    POMEROY–Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships March 21-24. They captured several trophies over the weekend. There were as many as 291 Shooters in the nine events. On Friday's 16-yard competition Tracy Hanger posted the top Pomeroy score with a 98X100 which was one target behind All American Laura Winkle of Kennewick in the Lady division. Holly Ledgerwood was close behind with a 96. Jim Adams 97 was good e...

  • Dawgs run, throw and jump at Clay Lewis Invite

    Loyal Baker|Apr 4, 2024

    HANFORD–Large meets with scores of competitors from 4A schools down to 1B was an experience for the Bulldog Track and Field program here March 30 at the Clay Lewis Invitational. "Large meets like this can be very intimidating," commented Head Coach Dan Nechocom. "With several big schools in the mix, a person could have their best performance ever and still place in the double-digits. Way down in the double-digits! Many of our athletes not only stepped up and made big PRs, but also watched the t...

  • Undefeated Dawgs resume season Saturday

    Loyal Baker|Apr 4, 2024

    COLTON–The Bulldogs notched a 12-2 win over the Wildcats here Tuesday after sweeping the team at home on Saturday, 21-3 and 15-3. A non-conference game at Touchet on March 19 ended in a tie, 8-8. Dayton travels to Garfield-Palouse for a conference double header here Saturday, April 6, then hosts the Vikings for a 4 p.m. home game on Tuesday, April 9. The Bulldogs journey to Milton-Freewater on Thursday, April 11 for a non-league single....

  • Middle School Wrestlers give coach an un-hairraising experience

    Mar 28, 2024

    Dayton Wrestling Coach Carlos Norris wagered with his Middle School Bulldog wrestlers that if one of them achieved the medal stand at the Bi-State Tournament, he would consent to cutting off his curly locks of hair. Well, Hunter Griffen wrestled his way to first place in the 220-lb. division, and at a recent assembly at Dayton Schools, Norris made good on his pledge. -Submitted photos...

  • Lady Dawgs starting off with wins

    Loyal Baker|Mar 28, 2024

    DAYTON–The Lady Bulldog Fast-Pitch team has a 3-1 record in the first pair of double headers of the season. The season opened with a close 16-14 loss at White Swan on March 12 but the Bulldogs rallied with a 22-7 win in the nightcap. This followed with a pair of wins over Waitsburg on March 16, the first by 20-3 and the second 15-0. The Lady Bulldogs played earlier this week at Colton then break for Spring Vacation, returning against Gar-Pal on April 6. "We took a tough loss today," said Head C...

  • Golf team gets season started

    Loyal Baker|Mar 28, 2024

    MILTON-FREEWATER–Dayton Bulldog Golf has been busy hitting the links and has been serious about working hard in practices, according the Mike McGhan, D.H.S. Golf Coach. The team, with cooperative golfer William Daves from Waitsburg High School, shot nine holes at the Milton-Freewater course on March 30, and the team's fourth match in nine days, plus the different, shorter course pushed golfers to adjust. "The kids seemed tired today as it was their fourth match nine days," McGhan commented. "...

  • Bulldog Track and Field competes at Hawk Invite

    Loyal Baker|Mar 28, 2024

    COLLEGE PLACE–An overcast and threatening sky hung over the Hawk Invite Saturday, March 23, but Mother Nature held the rain off allowing 14 area high schools to compete. The Bulldog men finished in 13th place with 10 points and the short-handed women's team didn't finish with points. "We were fairly sure we were going to be drenched," said Head Coach Dan Nechodom, "but the storms went south and it turned out to be a great day for a meet. "It was good to see several athletes studying the p...

  • Bulldogs sweep Wildcats

    Loyal Baker|Mar 28, 2024

    COLTON–The Bulldogs notched a 12-2 win over the Wildcats here Tuesday after sweeping the team at home on Saturday, 21-3 and 15-3. A non-conference game at Touchet on March 19 ended in a tie, 8-8....

  • Bulldog baseball off to good start

    Loyal Baker|Mar 21, 2024

    DAYTON–Bulldog baseball is back with a vengeance. The Dawgs are 4-0 after the first week of action on the diamond following sweeps of the White Swan Cougars in the opening twin bill March 12 last week, then shutting out the Waitsburg Cardinals in last Saturday's opener and finishing with an eight-run win in the nightcap. The Bulldogs played Touchet last Tuesday and host a double header with Colton Saturday, then visit Colton for a single game on March 26. Spring Vacation week will wrap with a S...

  • Lady Bulldogs sweep Cardinals

    Loyal Baker|Mar 21, 2024

    Waitsburg's catcher puts the tag on sliding Dayton Lady Bulldog Lucy Trump in time for the out at home plate, but Trump was safe and scored the in-the-park home run hit to left because of interference as Trump negotiated third base. The Lady Bulldogs have jumped into the spring schedule with three wins and a loss, sweeping Waitsburg last weekend 20-3 and 15-0. They opened March 12 at White Swan, dropping the opener 15-13 then rallying for a 22-7 win in the second game. -Chronicle...

  • Bulldog track opens season at Walla Walla

    Loyal Baker|Mar 14, 2024

    WALLA WALLA–Dayton's Track and Field team competed in the Walla Walla Jamboree to launch the 2024 season March 9. Schools competing included College Place, DeSales, Waitsburg, Kennewick and Walla Walla. "The early meets are about getting your feet wet (sometimes literally) again," said Head Coach Dan Nechodom, "and for many, the first time. It's about navigating between multiple events, and helping others do the same. It's about watching the technique and habits of more experienced athletes. O...

  • Bulldog Winter Sports awards presented

    Loyal Baker|Mar 14, 2024

    DAYTON–Bulldog student-athletes were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments of the recently completed basketball season at the Winter Sports Awards March 5 at the D.H.S. Auditorium. Both girls and boys basketball teams were named WIAA Distinguished Teams for their academic achievements. The girls had a team G.P.A. of 3.394 and the boys 3.300. The Lady Bulldogs finished fifth with a 1-9 league record, 4-16 overall, and the Bulldogs finished seventh with a 1-11 league mark, 3-16 o...

  • Griffen takes first at Bi-State

    Mar 7, 2024

    LEWISTON–Dayton Middle School wrestler Hunter Griffen took top honors in the 220-lb. division at Bi-State Championship 2024 here Saturday, March 2. "This group of kids has been awesome to coach," said Head Coach Carlos Norris. Norris is assisted by Lucas Collier. "They have made this season really fun," Norris said. "All year long, people at meets have been telling me how great our community it," Norris said, "and how proud the community should be of our kids." Norris pointed to a message he r...

  • Sports Awards set

    Feb 29, 2024

    DAYTON–The Dayton High School Bulldog Winter Sports Awards will be on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium....

  • D.H.S.'s Sam Korslund named Dist. 9 Athletic Director of the Year

    Loyal Baker|Feb 22, 2024

    DAYTON–Athletic Director for Dayton Schools, Sam Korslund, has been named the District 9 A.D. of the Year. The honor makes Korslund eligible to be considered for State A.D. of the Year by the Wash. State Athletic Administrators Association when it meets in late April. Korslund started his A.D. apprenticeship with the Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine just as COVID-19 was wreaking havoc with high-school athletics seasons in the 2020-21 school year, and worked amid "the every-shifting" COVID l...

  • Denver Hutchens named to All Conference Team

    Feb 22, 2024

    Dayton Bulldog Denver Hutchens (standing, fourth from left), was named to the SE1B Wheat Division All-League Team and certificates awarded during the District Tournament here last week. "It's a well-deserved honor for him and showed that his hard work paid off," commented Hutchens's coach Clayton Strong. "The whole team is extremely proud of him and he has a bright future ahead of him." Front row, from left: Trace Roberts, Pomeroy; Lane Collier, Gar-Pal; Jett Slusser, Pomeroy; Logan Grown,...

  • Dayton Basketball, Cheer and Band Seniors Recognized

    Loyal Baker|Feb 8, 2024

    Dayton High School Cheer and Girls' Basketball honored Senior members of their respective squads, and their families, during pre-game ceremonies Feb. 2. From left, Cheer Squad's Wynter McCauley and Laney Crow were recognized, as well as Lady Bulldog Basketball's Grace Trump and Kameryn Tupling. McCauley's favorite memory was stunting as a flyer last year and designing crazy hair bows. She plans to attend Montana State University and her goal is to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She...

  • Rebuilding Bulldogs close out season

    Loyal Baker|Feb 8, 2024

    ead Coach Clayton Strong counted as a victory his team's defense holding the S.E. 1B MVP, Isaac Bone, to just nine points as the Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a 62-28 loss to Tekoa-Rosalia here Friday. Dayton finishes 1-11 in league, 3-16 overall. The previous game was a 59-15 loss to Garfield Palouse. "Our boys played their hearts out tonight," Strong said after the T-R loss. "They were given a new defensive concept to digest in two days and they did a good job of keeping the...

  • Lady Dawgs end season with win

    Feb 8, 2024

    DAYTON–In a magical Senior Night, the shots were dropping for the Lady Bulldogs as they handed Tekoa-Rosalia a 42-35 loss and finished in fifth place with a 1-9 league record, 4-16 on the season. Dayton suffered a 50-26 loss to Gar-Pal the Tuesday prior. The Lady Bulldogs romped to a 13-3 first-quarter lead and led 19-12 at halftime, but the Lady Timberwolves rallied with 23 second-half points and were scratching to win when Dayton slammed the door with key free throws in the end game. "It was a...

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