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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


No crossbows for senior hunters

OLYMPIA — Elderly archery hunters won't be able to use a crossbow, at least not this year. Last week, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a petition to allow hunters ages 65 and older to use a crossbow during deer... — Updated 7/8/2022


Combine Derby draws thousands to Lind

LIND – With names like "General Lee," "Let's Go Branden" and "The Bandit," politics were on full-display Saturday along state Highway 21. Dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024"... — Updated 6/20/2022


Dinner and golf with Eastern coaches

Last week, the Eastern Washington University Eagle coaches came to Ritzville for golf and steak dinner hosted by the Ritzville Lions Club. The event has been going on for a long... — Updated 6/20/2022


Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI in Reardan

REARDAN — Gonzaga head baseball Coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late... — Updated 6/10/2022


'Free fishing weekend' set for June 11-12

COLFAX — Fishermen won’t need a license, vehicle pass or two-pole endorsement this coming weekend if they head to the water. That’s because Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, are a “free fishing weekend.” The free... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports & Rec

Sports combine approved

LIND – The combined Lind and Ritzville school boards unanimously approved adding the Harrington to the existing Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna athletic combine during a meeting... — Updated 6/6/2022


State seeks comments on cougar hunting

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking written comments on a proposed cougar hunting rule change. The proposed rule would increase the cougar bag limit for individual hunters in the areas where monitoring... — Updated 5/19/2022


Chinook fishery extended

WALLULA – With the best spring Chinook run since 2015, the state has extended the fishing season. The extension begins May 24, officials said, noting the run forecast for spring Chinook upstream of the dam will be about 180,000... — Updated 5/19/2022


Hillclimb racing returns to Rattlesnake Ridge

VERNITA – Hillclimb racing returns to Rattlesnake Ridge from May 6-8 following two years of being shuttered. The Washington Nitro Nationals returns with gasoline, methane and... — Updated 4/6/2022


Northeast Washington whitetail hunting in jeopardy

The Northeast Washington Wildlife Group is very concerned about the whitetail deer in District 1 of Region 1 in Northeast Washington. The harvest numbers for the area in 2019 and 20... — Updated 4/6/2022


White sturgeon fishing to open on lower Columbia

IWACO — The state will open white sturgeon season on the lower 40 miles of the Columbia River beginning May 11. State Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are working with their counterparts in Oregon to allow fishing for... — Updated 3/31/2022


Fish and Wildlife offices reopen

SPOKANE -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will reopen most of its facilities to the public starting Monday, March 21. "When we closed our offices and hatcheries to the public in March 2020 due to the pandemic, I hoped... — Updated 3/23/2022


Time flies

Sorry about not having a column for a few weeks. I’ve had last minute commitments on the day I normally write this column therefore I miss the deadline. Oh sure I could have... — Updated 3/23/2022


Coyotos finish sixth in state 2B boys basketball

SPOKANE - The Columbia (Burbank) boys basketball team entered this morning's fourth-place trophy game optimistic about its chances against the Colfax Bulldogs. But Colfax put on a... — Updated 3/5/2022


Kupp recognized by state Senate

OLYMPIA – The Super Bowl’s most valuable player, an Eastern Washington native, was celebrated in a Senate resolution this week. Cooper Kupp, a Yakima native and former Eastern Washington University football standout, was... — Updated 3/3/2022


Coyotes fall in first round at state

SPOKANE — The Columbia (Burbank) boys fell to the top-ranked Kalama Chinooks, 61-57, in their Class 2B state-opening game at the Hardwood Classic today in Spokane Veterans Memoria... — Updated 3/3/2022


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