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 By Staff Report    Sports    January 14, 2021 

Roller derby league to show 'Zebra Love'

PULLMAN — The Palouse River Rollers roller derby league will show how much they care about officials with their annual Zebra Love event. This year, the event will be online due to coronavirus shutdown. Zebra Love is designed to retain and grow the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 14, 2021 

Interim hoops coach named

COLFAX — Michael Dorman has been appointed interim Colfax High School girls basketball coach. Colfax High School Principal David Gibb announced the appointment of Dorman, a social studies teacher in his second year at the junior-senior high...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 14, 2021 

WIAA: 'Fall' sports may begin Feb. 1

RENTON — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted to amend its season schedule Jan. 6, moving traditional fall sports to the 2020-21 Season 1 while choosing to review Seasons 2 and 3 at its Jan. 19...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 7, 2021

WSU falls to Arizona in double-overtime

PULLMAN - What would decide a double-overtime game between two PAC-12 early season contenders last Saturday night in Pullman? A ball thrown off an opponent's thigh to save a possession? A tip-away...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Carmen Gfeller making her mark at University of Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. — From the Steptoe school gymnasium to Dahlberg Arena at University of Montana, Carmen Gfeller is now a redshirt sophomore starting for the Grizzlies, averaging 16.3 points per game. A 6-foot-1 forward Colfax High School standout,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Steelhead fishery rules changed Jan. 1

ALMOTA — New steelhead fishery rules take effect above and below Lower Granite Dam beginning Jan. 1. Below the dam, downstream to the mouth of the Snake River, fishermen are limited to one hatchery steelhead daily. Above the dam, to the...

 

Shooting range closed Jan. 5-7

DAYTON — The target shooting range in the W.T. Wooten Wildlife area will be closed Jan. 5-7 for construction work. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is upgrading the range to comply with new target shooting rules that go into effect Jan....

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Malden-Pine City Gun Club posts trap shoot results

PINE CITY — Here are the single-score results from the Jan. 3 Malden-Pine City Gun Club trap shoot. The event was the start of an eight-week trap shoot league, officials said. Men 25 — Mike Deife, 25 24 — David McDowell and Dave Carroll 23 ...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Colfax names interim girls basketball coach; season delayed

COLFAX — Michael Dorman has been appointed interim Colfax High School girls basketball coach. CHS Principal David Gibb announced the appointment of Dorman, a social studies teacher in his second year at the junior-senior high school. Gibb said the...

 

Parks board to talk trails

COLFAX — The Whitman County Parks and Recreation Board will meet digitally at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, to discuss trails. The meeting will include discussion on the Klemgard/Wawawai/Elberton/Colfax Trail and the Kamiak Butte/Bill Chapman Palouse...

 

Steptoe Butte changes loom

OAKESDALE — Steptoe Butte State Park will close for 12-16 weeks later this winter for improvements. Washington State Parks officials said the entire park will be closed beginning in February or March to allow for major road and parking...

 

State updating mining rules

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking comment on its proposed rules for mineral prospecting that may affect fish. Proposed rules include updating definitions related to mining, requiring proof of compliance with the...

 

Fees waived for state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will be able to visit state parks for free twice in January. Fee-free days are scheduled for Jan. 1 and Jan. 18, state Parks and Recreation Commission officials said. Because of the coronavirus precautions, rangers...

 

Changes in air as high school sports planned start nears

With a letter to the governor, and concurrent revised recommendations from his office about returning more kids to in-person learning, the approaching date to begin delayed high school sports in 2020-21 is a just over a month off. Are its chances to...

 

Oakesdale basketball second and fourth at state

OAKESDALE - A lifelong point guard who was needed inside, brother and sister coaches, double-overtime survival in the first round, year two of a classic rivalry, a sequel to an unforgettable state vol...

 
 By Blake Timm    Sports    December 24, 2020

Scout Cai looks to build on college track career

SEATTLE – Former Colfax High School athlete Scout Cai prepares for her potential last turn in college next spring, looking to burnish a decorated career at Seattle Pacific University. A senior -...

 

WSU Cougars host Cal Bears

PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougar football team will host only its second home game Saturday as California rolls into town. The Cougars, 1-2, and banking on freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura to be the deciding difference in the game against...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    December 3, 2020

Eagles shorthanded:

PULLMAN - Had he touched the ball yet all game? WSU 7'1" center Volodymyr Markovetskyy, who went in during the second half -- hand-raised, arm out -- got no reply until Noah Williams fed him in the...

 

Apple Cup canceled

PULLMAN - For the first time since World War II, the Apple Cup football game between U.W. and WSU may not be played. The 113th edition, set for Friday at Martin Stadium, was called off Sunday by the...

 

Eastern hoops coming to WSU

PULLMAN — The Washington State University men’s basketball team returned to the court this week. The men will be home Saturday night, hosting the Cheney-based Eastern Washington Eagles. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Here is November/December game...

 

Athletes graduating at higher rate

PULLMAN – The NCAA has released the latest Division I graduation rate data, including the division’s Graduation Success Rate, which included a program-best score for WSU athletics. Washington State’s GSR score rose 1% to a record 87%,...

 

Muzzleloaders, archers on hunt

OLYMPIA – The late muzzleloader and archery general deer seasons will begin Nov. 20. For muzzleloaders, the seasons finish Dec. 15, depending on species, with specific rules in designated Game Management Units. Black tailed-deer are open for...

 

Turkey Leg Run goes digital this

PALOUSE — The annual Turkey Leg Run will move to a digital format this year in the wake of Gov. Jay Inslee’s new quarantine orders. The virtual event will take place Thanksgiving Day morning, Nov. 26. Participants are asked to jog, run or walk...

 

Colfax School District pauses coach hiring process

COLFAX — With girls basketball, wrestling and softball coaches resigning — followed by new virus orders issued by Gov. Inslee — the hiring process for high school athletics is paused. “We’re not offering coaching contracts until we know...

 

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