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 By Teren Kowatsch    Sports    December 8, 2022 

Tekoa-Rosalia wins three straight

ROSALIA – After a 2021-22 season that saw the Timberwolves score 70 points twice the whole season, the Tekoa-Rosalia boys basketball team has hit that total three straight times to begin its season...

 
 By Teren Kowatsch    Sports    December 8, 2022 

Lady Bulldogs blow out Lancers

COLFAX – The Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in league competition after running away with the lead to the tune of a 59-28 final against their league rivals, the Liberty...

 
 By Teren Kowatsch    Sports    December 8, 2022 

Colfax boys survive comeback

COLFAX – After opening the season with a win against Mabton on Nov. 30, the Colfax boys basketball team once again took home court, this time against league rival Liberty (Spangle). An eventful...

 
 By Teren Kowatsch    Sports    December 8, 2022 

Pullman takes first in Medical Lake Scramble

PULLMAN – Multiple squads from various different levels traveled to Medical Lake on Dec. 3 to compete against each other in wrestling. This included Whitman County teams such as Tekoa-Rosalia and...

 

Winter storm warning in effect

COLFAX – A winterstorm warning went into effect for Whitman County on Tuesday afternoon until today at 7 p.m. Heavy snow was anticipated for Wednesday with light snow expected today. The NWS anticipated total snow accumulation between 6-10 inches...

 

Winter sports opening in Whitman County

The fall sports seasons have all but concluded and that means basketball and wrestling seasons are now underway. The hoops in the high school gymnasiums will finally be lowered and the wrestling mats will be rolled out of the supply closets. Here’s...

 

Colfax begins season with comeback win

COLFAX – Girls basketball tipped off in Colfax on Nov. 29, and the Colfax Bulldogs wasted no time putting together a drama-filled game in front of their fans this season. Colfax opened the first qua...

 

Gianna Anderson ends volleyball career with honors

OAKESDALE – In a season that saw the Oakesdale Nighthawks repeat as 1B state volleyball champions and go undefeated while not giving up a set to 1B opponents, numerous players on the squad received honors as a recognition of their play. Several...

 

University of Washington Huskies take back the Apple Cup

PULLMAN – The 114th edition of the Apple Cup between the No. 13-ranked Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars on Nov. 26 came with major implications for both teams. Washington was no...

 

Boyer Park boat-launch fees eliminated

COFLAX — The Port of Whitman County has eliminated boat-launch fees for Boyer Park. Port commissioners decided to end the fees last week as it begins a $6 million upgrade of boating amenities at the park on the Snake River. Previously, the launch...

 

Mason Gilchrist ends season with honors

COLFAX - As fall sports conclude and winter sports get underway, Colfax High School senior Mason Gilchrist and the rest of the Bulldogs basketball team are practicing and hope to continue off the momentum of last season, where the team finished...

 

Colfax players named to All-League team

COLFAX - What was an overall down year for the Colfax Bulldogs football team still saw several players receive recognition for great performances on the season. There were four total 2B District 7...

 

All-League 1B volleyball teams announced

The 1B District 9 volleyball season ended with a state championship for the Oakesdale Nighthawks and several teams in the league placing or making appearances at the state tournament at the Yakima Sun...

 

Colfax finishes second at state tournament

YAKIMA - After beating No. 1-seed Kalama earlier in the day, Colfax had one more match on the schedule against No. 3-seed La Conner for all the marbles. It was a special season for Colfax – who made...

 

All-League volleyball teams announced

COLFAX — Four local girls have been named to the 2022 Northeast 2B All-League volleyball team. Bulldogs’ senior Jaisha Gibb, junior Lauryn York and sophomore Brynn McGaughy were selected for 1st Team All-League. And sophomore Hailey Demler was...

 

Pass-free days slated for 2023

OLYMPIA — In accordance with state law, government agencies have announced the 2023 free-access days. Under the law creating the Discover Pass – a fee-based pass to access taxpayer-owned lands managed by Washington State Parks and some area...

 

Broncos get revenge on Lancers in state tournament

YAKIMA — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington girls avenged a district loss to Liberty (Spangle) on Friday, Nov. 11, by eliminating the Lancers from the state 2B volleyball tournament in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Broncos swept their...

 

Basketball and wrestling practices begin this week

As the fall sports season wraps up, winter sports are hitting the ground running – with wrestling and boys and girls basketball all beginning practice this week around Whitman County. With all of the teams around the region kicking off – there...

 

Oakesdale defends its championship crown

YAKIMA - It's rare that a team completes the "perfect" season – but the Nighthawks came as close as a team could get. Throughout the whole season – Oakesdale has yet to give up a set to opponents...

 

Whitman County teams compete in Pasco

PASCO - Several Whitman County teams were represented at the WIAA 1B/2B state cross country championship meet in Pasco on Nov. 5. 159 total runners competed in the boys’ 5,000-meter run and 76 total runners competed in the girls’ 5,000-meter...

 

Eagles, Vikings, Timberwolves conclude season

The high school football season came to a close on this past week for Whitman County teams. Here are the results. Touchet 37, Tekoa-Rosalia 6 The Touchet Redhawks finished out their season with a win...

 

Colfax wins District 7 Title

COLFAX - Colfax secured a state playoff berth with its win over Upper Columbia Academy on Nov. 2 and a spot in the District 7 championship game against Liberty (Spangle). The match was purely to...

 

Oakesdale and Colfax volleyball off to state

Oakesdale will be looking to defend its 1B state championship trophy while Colfax will hope to add its first 2B state championship since 2015 to its trophy case. Colfax has made the state tournament e...

 

Liberty girls eliminated from state tournament

YAKIMA - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington girls avenged a district loss to Liberty (Spangle) this morning, Friday, Nov. 11, by eliminating the Lancers from the state 2B volleyball...

 

Colfax wins District 7 Title

COLFAX – Colfax secured a state playoff berth with its win over Upper Columbia Academy on Nov. 2 and a spot in the District 7 championship game against Liberty (Spangle). The match was purely to...

 

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