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Hydroplane racing is back on

PASCO — Just a few weeks after canceling the annual hydroplane races here, Water Follies officials have announced the races are back on. The hydroplane races will take place July 23-25 on the Columbia River, upstream from the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Hike the falls

PALOUSE FALLS - The visitor area and trails around Palouse Falls are open to visitors. The main waterfall is the focal point of Palouse Falls State Park. Trails lead daring hikers... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Elk calves to be outfitted with radio-transmitters

DAYTON -- State biologists plan to begin capturing Blue Mountains elk calves next week to help determine why the herd is in decline. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

Eastern restocks basketball roster

CHENEY — With their ranks decimated by the “out” door of the NCAA Transfer Portal, new Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach David Riley welcomes a handful of transfers back to the team. Rylan Bergersen... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Fishing season opens Saturday

ICE HARBOR DAM – The lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday, April 24, with trout being the most sought-after species. Opening day also marks the opening day of the statewide trout derby, where fishermen can win more than... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

Moses Lake Gun Show set for this weekend

MOSES LAKE - Firearms enthusiasts will gather this weekend for the Moses Lake Gun Show. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grant County... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

Eastern tops Idaho, 38-31

CHENEY - The Eastern Eagles came from behind Saturday to top the Idaho Vandals, 38-31, in the final Big Sky season matchup of the year. Dennis Merritt, a graduate of Cascade High... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Eastern, Idaho battle in regular season finale

CHENEY - There's plenty different now than when Eastern Washington and Idaho met to kickoff the winter/spring Big Sky Conference football season seven weeks ago. This time around, i... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Ringold steelhead fishery to open April 7

RINGOLD — The state is opening steelhead fishing from the shore beginning Wednesday, April 7. The fishery is open on the Franklin County shoreline from a quarter-mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to a halfmile... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Commission to set 2021-23 hunting seasons

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2021-23 hunting seasons, establish state water mining rules and update its fish hatchery policy when it meets Friday, April 9. The commission is expected to approve new... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Eagles volleyball closes with match losses at Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Eastern Washington University’s volleyball team wrapped up their regular season schedule with a pair of match losses on the road against Southern Utah University – including a tightly contested,... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Kansas' second-half rally dispatches Eastern Washington

INDIANAPOLIS — The ebb and flow, floods and drought found in the game of basketball are arguably unique in the sports world. And it was one of those things — a 25-7 stretch of the second half by the Kansas Jayhawks — that dro... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Shantay Legans departs EWU for University of Portland

CHENEY — Eastern Washington's ever-improving basketball program has launched another coach out of Cheney. Fresh from guiding his team to only the program's third berth in the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Record-shattering performances earns Bowden Big Sky honors

CHENEY — Eastern Washington track and field senior Parker Bowden has been selected as this week’s Big Sky Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Lower Columbia sturgeon fishery slated

OLYMPIA — Starting May 10, anglers will have an opportunity to catch and retain legal-size white sturgeon in the lower 40 miles of the Columbia River. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed Thursday to open the... — Updated 3/26/2021

 

State, Oregon fisheries commissioners to meet

OLYMPIA — State and Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners will meet virtually next week to discuss policy for the shared waters of the Columbia River. Four members of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission and three of the... — Updated 3/26/2021

 

Local credit union buys naming rights to field inside WSU's Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/12/2021

 

Columbia River salmon fishing seasons to be set by returning fish numbers

OLYMPIA – Salmon fishing will be limited due to low returning numbers of fish. To determine the impacts, the state Fish and Wildlife Department (WDFW) are meeting with state,... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Most area school sports delayed at least two weeks

UPDATE: On Saturday, Feb. 13, Franklin County and the surrounding area were moved to Phase 2, allowing football, and girls volleyball, soccer and slowpitch softball games to proceed as previously scheduled. PASCO — With Gov. Jay... — Updated 2/16/2021

 

Bill requiring classes for kayakers, paddleboarders may be scuttled

OLYMPIA – A bill that would've required boating classes for kayakers, canoeists, paddleboarders and even some surfers appears to have been scuttled. House Bill 1018 is the subject... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Eagles announce sports schedules

CONNELL - The North Franklin School District is planning for Connell Eagles sports to resume next week. All home events are at the high school, 1131 W. Clark St. Here are the tentat... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

Riverhawks announce football schedule

PASCO - The Chiawana Riverhawks have announced their varsity football season schedule. The Riverhawks will open their season away against the Richland Bombers, officials said. That... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

WSU quarterback suspended after alleged DUI

PULLMAN – Washington State University starting quarterback Jayden de Laura was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence on Saturday, Feb. 6, and has been... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

EWU Football spring schedule

CHENEY — After changes necessitated by four Big Sky Conference teams bowing out of the upcoming six-game winter/spring football season, the Eastern Washington University football team will play at home and away on the same dates... — Updated 1/29/2021

 

Chiawana girl graduates early to play hoops for OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has signed a high school girls basketball player to its roster for this spring. Talia von Oelhoffen, a 5-foot-11 guard, will graduate... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

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