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Fun for a while

So we are down to our final two weeks of college basketball. I’m kind of a basketball junky. I love the high school playoffs and tournaments followed by the college conference tou... — Updated 3/29/2023


Rallycross Doubletake

John Carscadden drives a 2001 Subaru Forester in the Prepared All-Wheel Drive class on Sunday, March 5, for a total time of 6:32.380. On Saturday, March 4, he raced in the Time... — Updated 3/29/2023


State seeks hydraulic board members

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to fill seven positions on a volunteer committee that advises the agency on administering the Hydraulic Code designed to protect fish. The Hydraulic Code... — Updated 3/29/2023


Lind Rallycross results reported

LIND - The Northwest Rally Association opened its 2023 racing season March 4-5 in Lind Lions Club Arena. Here are the results of the event: Saturday, March 4 Prepared RWD - Ryan... — Updated 3/16/2023


Dancing in sneakers

On Sunday the brackets for the 2023 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament were announced. This year’s tournament will have the Gonzaga men and women and the Pac 12... — Updated 3/16/2023


Basketball coach sues Eastern Washington University

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University and its athletic director, Lynn Hickey, are being sued by basketball coach Wendy Schuller. The lawsuit accuses the university and Hickey of age and gender discrimination. In a court filing... — Updated 3/16/2023


State predicting larger salmon runs

PASCO — Fishermen can expect more Coho, Chinook and sockeye salmon to return to the Columbia River and its tributaries this season. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s forecast is based on environmental indicators such... — Updated 3/16/2023


Big Sky kings

EWU mens' basketball head coach David Riley finished the job of the ceremonial cutting down of the net following his team's clinching the Big Sky Conference regular season... — Updated 3/2/2023


Eastern men claim Big Sky crown

Northern Colorado led just once, 5-2 in the opening moments of their Big Sky Conference basketball game against Eastern Washington. After that it was all Eagles as they kept the Bears trailing by double-digits and not only... — Updated 3/2/2023


Othello girl named Athlete of Week

OTHELLO — A local girl has been named as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week for her achievements on the court. AnnaLee Coronado, a senior at Othello High School, was recognized for her play... — Updated 3/2/2023


Chinook season to open April 1 downstream of Wallula

WALLULA — The Columbia River spring Chinook salmon fishing season will open between The Dalles and Wallula will run from April 1 through May 6. The opening follows the March 1 to April 7 opening downstream of Bonneville Dam, and... — Updated 2/23/2023


Commission to update smelt rules, fishing guide book

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to revise regulations for commercial smelt fisheries on the mainstem Columbia River and commercial guide logbook reporting. The commission also agreed on an updated... — Updated 2/21/2023


Wrap it up

Congratulations to Jay Humphrey on his retirement from coaching, hopefully after the State 2A tournament in March. I’ve watched Jay coach on more than one occasion and he certainl... — Updated 2/21/2023


Wondering why scores vary

I have a tendency to look at the scores of games that were played the day before and try to imagine what made the game unique. Was a close game close from start to finish, or just... — Updated 2/21/2023


Sturgeon retention halted in Dalles, John Day pools

OLYMPIA — Recreational retention fishing for white sturgeon on two sections of the Columbia River mainstem will close over the next week, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington announced Tuesday. The Dalles Pool (between... — Updated 1/27/2023


Smelt rules input sought

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking public comment on an environmental analysis of a plan to manage eulachon — commonly known as smelt — in the Columbia River basin. Eulachon are a small forage fish... — Updated 1/27/2023


Hunting class offered

RITZVILLE — A Hunter Educational course will be offered Jan. 30-Feb. 2. The classroom portion of the program will take place at the Washington State University Extension Office, 205 W. Main Ave., from 5-8:30 p.m. After... — Updated 1/26/2023


A few things

I have a few things to talk about today so bear with me. A couple of days ago I was driving on the freeway where doesn’t really matter. Anyway I was in the left lane and there... — Updated 12/29/2022


Coyotes, Jaguars fall in Ritzville

RITZVILLE — The Bronco girls basketball team closed out the year with two wins the week before Christmas. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington girls dunked Columbia (Burbank), 48-32, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and edged... — Updated 12/29/2022


Another year

I’ve seen a few Sci-Fi movies about time travel and how someone can change history. But, of course, we really can’t and neither can the folks in the movies. I look at time trave... — Updated 12/29/2022


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



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


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