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Jaguar harrier St. Hilaire wins boys state B title

PASCO - A local boy won a state B cross country title Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sun Willows Golf Course. Ciaran St. Hilaire, a junior at Tri-Cities Prepatory, took gold in the boys... — Updated 11/20/2022


Connell runners compete in state cross country meet

PASCO — Three Connell Eagles were among the hundreds of competitors Saturday, Nov. 5, vying for a state cross country title at Willow Springs Golf Course. In the boys division,... — Updated 11/9/2022


Too early to play the odds

I was reading the sports page this morning and saw the odds posted for basketball games that would be played later in the day. This early in the season there are a lot of games... — Updated 11/9/2022


Golfing for law and fire

The Othello Golf Course recently hosted a fundraiser in support of Adams County Fire District No. 5 and the Adams County Sheriff's Office. The fundraiser included an auction, with... — Updated 11/3/2022



As the college football season continues into the last third of the season you can see how fortunes have changed for some teams. My Eastern Eagles have fallen on hard times as sever... — Updated 11/3/2022


Long game ended too soon

It was quite the season that the Seattle Mariners had. It helps that there are more Wild Card teams otherwise the M's may have had to wait another year to make the playoffs. I know... — Updated 11/3/2022


Eagles face Hornets in Homecoming game

CHENEY – The Eastern Washington University community hopes Homecoming spirit will lift the Eagles football team back into its winning ways this Saturday. The Eagles (1-4) are off... — Updated 10/12/2022


Chinook season closes Saturday, Oct. 8

PASCO — The Chinook salmon season closes Saturday, Oct. 8, due to fewer fish returning in the fall run on the mainstem Columbia River. Fisheries managers in Oregon and Washington decreased the number of fish expected to return... — Updated 10/6/2022


Name your price

I think we are all looking at the rising cost of living and we’re wondering where it will end or if it will end. I think it is frustrating when those people in power have a... — Updated 10/4/2022


Turkey season coming to Turnbull in fall of 2023

CHENEY – Turkey hunting is coming to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in the fall of 2023. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are opening 1,883 acres in the Long Lake Unit... — Updated 9/29/2022


Eric Logan wins all-around cowboy honors

OTHELLO – Eric Logan received the all-around cowboy honors from the Othello Rodeo on Sept. 16-17. Logan took home a total of $1,039 in prize money after taking second in steer wrestling and sixth in team roping. Overall, $35,269... — Updated 9/29/2022


Bulls buck into Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK – Professional Bull Riders will buck into town for the Sept. 9-10 Tri-Cities Classic. The Toyota Center event will include some of the best bull riders in the world and... — Updated 9/13/2022


Webb's Slough results

ST. JOHN – Here are the results of the final sprint boat race of the season Saturday, Aug. 27, at Webb's Slough: Modified Class – Pour Decisions, driver Jason Perkins of Cheney... — Updated 9/13/2022


Finding roots

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had read some history about my mom’s family. It is interesting to envision how life was over 100 years ago. Life was certainly not easy... — Updated 8/24/2022


State seeks input on Columbia River white-tailed deer

GOLDENDALE — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input on its draft status review for the Columbian white-tailed deer. The agency is recommending re-classifying Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered... — Updated 8/24/2022


Delta Waterfowl to host banquet

SPOKANE – The Eastern Washington Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will host its second banquet Oct. 1 at the Shriners Event Center. The event will include dinner, drinks, raffles, games, auctions and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.;... — Updated 8/15/2022


Bigger than the game

Anytime we hear about a death of someone in the sports world sadness is the first thing we all think about. Last week we lost two within a couple of days Bill Russell was 88 and... — Updated 8/12/2022


Eagles' Clements earns All-America status

CHENEY — Long snapper Cody Clements represents Eastern Washington University on the FCS Preseason All-American football team, earning third team honors at his position. He was also selected to the second team on the preseason... — Updated 8/12/2022


Outdoorsmen expected to take state wildlife officials to task

OLYMPIA – Several outdoorsmen and Eastern Washington county commissioners are expected to take the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to task during its three-day meeting this week. Northeast Washington Wildlife Group spokesman... — Updated 8/3/2022


Mea Culpa

The first thing I need to do is apologize for something I said in the column last week about Root Sports. Evidently the information I received second or third hand was not right.... — Updated 7/28/2022


Sockeye fishing to open at Lake Wenatchee

WENATCHEE – Amid a record return of sockeye salmon to the Columbia River, sockeye fishing in Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River is opening. As of July 22, more than 23,000... — Updated 7/28/2022


Didn't see much of it

Normally, I would have written a story or two about the Mariners season by now, but I have only been able to watch one game thus far. Why? Well, like many of you, we had Root Sports to follow the Emerald City nine. That is no... — Updated 7/28/2022


Cheney Rodeo

CHENEY - Jennifer Casey of Mesa competes in breakaway roping during the Saturday performance of the Cheney Rodeo. She scored a time of 2.6 seconds.... — Updated 7/18/2022


Two more reasons

It’s amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working I really looked forward to having the day off but when you’re retired it is seemingly just another... — Updated 7/18/2022


Two more reasons

It's amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working, I really looked forward to having the day off. But when you're retired, it is seemingly just another... — Updated 7/11/2022


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