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As the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sees the athletic portion of its academic year end with no spring-sports championships, the natural question is: What about the fall?

Perhaps nothing would have changed — Walla Walla High School would still be 4A, classified with the state’s biggest schools as it always has been for more than a century, and/or DeSales Catholic would remain 2B — if not for two somewhat controversial new state policies adopted only a year ag…

A three-sport standout at Walla Walla High School, named All-Mid Columbia Conference three times in the past 12 months for baseball (last spring as a junior), football and then basketball, Dylan Ashbeck should already have almost three weeks of baseball games under his belt this season.

MILTON-FREEWATER — A defending state champ anchors the cast of five McLoughlin High School wrestlers ready to hit the mat in Portland this weekend at the state championship tournament Friday and Saturday in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.