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 By Drew Lawson    Sports    November 23, 2022 

Machtolf pleads guilty to reckless driving

DAVENPORT — Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving in Lincoln County District Court Monday, Nov. 21. The 58-year-old Nine Mile Falls man gave his plea that stems from a DUI incident in...

 

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...

 

Nighthawks girls headed to state

OAKESDALE - The defending 1B girls volleyball state champion Nighthawks spiked a familiar opponent Thursday night, Nov. 3, downing league rival St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse in three sets. Set scores...

 

Liberty tells cancer victim she's not alone

SPANGLE - Liberty boys football team took time before the District 6/7 crossover game to tell a local woman she's not alone in her fight with cancel. Prior to the start of the Friday night, Nov. 4,...

 

Lancers reach state playoffs

SPANGLE - Sometimes, a football game is decided solely on turnovers. Such was the case Friday night, Nov. 4, when the Liberty Lancers held off the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders, 15-6, to advance to...

 

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...

 

Bulldog girls sweep Granger in state-opener

YAKIMA – The Northeast 2B girls volleyball teams competing at state all advanced to the state quarterfinals with wins this morning, Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Yakima Valley SunDome.... Full story

 

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...

 

Eagles beat Redhawks on Senior Night

ST. JOHN – Wyatt Schwartz, Tanner Fleming, Dylan Berg and Brennen Gonzalez were among seniors honored for the St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles on Senior Night before a game against the Touchet...

 

Whitman County volleyball roundup

Several Whitman County teams concluded their regular seasons on Oct. 25. Here are the results. St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse 3, Tekoa-Rosalia 0 The Eagles and the Timberwolves concluded their seasons...

 

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