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 Sports    May 28, 2020 

Federal agency: Athletes must compete as birth gender

OLYMPIA — A U.S. Department of Education ruling could effect scholastic sports in Washington's middle and high schools and colleges. In a ruling Thursday, May 28, the agency found that a Connecticut policy that allows athletes to compete as the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Sports    May 21, 2020

Sprint boat race rescheduled to fall

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racing has been postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus quarantine rules. Webb's Slough announced its June 20 race date has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The sprint...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    May 7, 2020

EWU looking at $2.1 million in athletic budget cuts

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Athletics Department is eyeing an estimated $2.1 million loss in revenue, Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said during the weekly “Lunch & Learn” show on the department’s Facebook page. Hickey told...

 

Fields lit for seniors, athletes

Colfax was one of many towns across Whitman County that turned on its football field lights Friday evening as part of a nationwide campaign to celebrate the senior class of 2020 and spring sports...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 16, 2020

Hundreds protest state's boating, fishing ban

RICHLAND — Under the watchful eye of a city park ranger, hundreds of protesters from across Eastern Washington launched boats and filled Columbia Point Park today calling on Gov. Jay Inslee to end...

 

McClusky 5K benefit run goes virtual

The McCluskey Run for Campus Safety, originally planned for an April 4 race at Reaney Park in Pullman, has made the transition to make the 5K race virtual. "We are sad to announce that due to...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 26, 2020

Boys have to compete as boys in Idaho

BOISE — Female athletes may not have to compete against so-called “transgender” women — in other words, biological males — in Idaho . That’s because Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 500, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, into law...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Colfax boys, girls, eliminated in first round

If Wednesday is the lobby of the state 1B/2B basketball tournament, three county teams got there and sat on its plush couches and enjoyed a complimentary water or Gatorade. They stayed awhile, but in...

 

Oakesdale girls beat Pomeroy, make final

Three weeks ago, leading up to the Oakesdale girls district playoff game against Colton, Nighthawks Coach Heidi Perry told her team something. Back in September, after she was hired to coach the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Oakesdale boys take fourth in state

The Oakesdale boys basketball team took fourth in state last Saturday, finishing a four-day run at Spokane Arena, winning three games byway of double-overtime, a fourth-quarter shutout and reversal...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Garfield/Palouse boys cut down Wednesday again

Wednesday morning at state started out trouble for Whitman County as the Garfield/Palouse boys tipped off at 9 a.m. against Muckleshoot Tribal School – a taller, heavier team from off-reservation trust land near Auburn. Trailing late in the game, V...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Garfield/Palouse boys on to state

No. 11-seed Garfield/Palouse was set to open the state tournament Wednesday at 9 a.m. The bus would leave at 6 a.m. to get up to Spokane Arena, the players to go through required team and individual p...

 

Yakama Tribal beats Oakesdale girls Oakesdale girls

The no. 3-seed Oakesdale girls took the floor against no.-6 Yakama Tribal Feb. 29 in the regionals and something was not right. And it stayed that way, Oakesdale losing 51-33. The Nighthawks had 21 offensive rebounds in the game. “That's a lot of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Bulldogs eclipse Oroville, on to state

Blake Holman broke it open. Like a package with one piece of tape holding it closed, the senior forward nicked it loose with two fourth quarter fast breaks after John Lustig and Hunter Classen had...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Colfax girls cruise through regionals

The Colfax girls advanced to state with an afternoon exercise against Brewster, winning 58-27 at University High School Feb. 29 in Spokane. Colfax, a no. 12-seed, controlled the game early. A steal...

 
Carl Crider; Kevin Young

Oakesdale takes district in O.T.

Was it the only open shot of the fourth quarter? It wasn't even the fourth quarter anymore, it was overtime. In a fierce fight in Walla Walla Friday night, Feb. 21, Oakesdale's Tyler Bober caught a...

 

Five county teams to play in regionals Saturday

Regional round basketball games will be played around the state Saturday with five county teams still alive. The 2B Colfax boys are the no. 9 seed, set to meet no. 16 Oroville at University High School in Spokane for an elimination game at 2 p.m. At...

 
Caden Noha; Lucas Ashley

Colfax's Noha takes second in state

At the Mat Classic XXXII at the Tacoma Dome Feb. 21-22, Colfax High's Caden Noha took second place in the state 1B/2B ranks at 182 pounds. Noha, a junior, started with a bye, then pinned his first...

 
Maddy Dixon; LouEllen Reed

Pomeroy girls handle Oakesdale for title

The Pomeroy girls and their long-missing star guard Emma Severs beat Oakesdale 50-39 last last Friday in Walla Walla to take the District Nine title and advance to regionals. Oakesdale, which split...

 

Colton girls' 13-year state run ends

What if a basketball team made it to state 13 years in a row? What if they won the championship eight times in row? What if they lost in the semifinals the next year and then won the championship two more times back-to-back? If it was true, it would...

 

Noha heads to the Tacoma Dome

Colfax High School junior Caden Noha took the 182-pound wrestling title Feb. 15 at the 1B/2B East Regionals, advancing to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome, beginning Friday. Noha (38-4) will...

 

Jones boys, Hockett brothers lead teams for district matchup

Oakesdale’s Matt Hockett was voted Player of the Year in the Southeast 1B League. Blake Jones of Garfield/Palouse got the upper hand the last time these two teams played, with an assist from his brother. Matt Hockett’s brother did not play in...

 
Asher Cai; Hadlie Kaiser

Colfax girls set to meet Liberty for district title

The Colfax Bulldogs met the Lind/Ritzville/ Sprague/Washtucna/ Kahlotus Broncos in the semifinals of the Northeast 2B District basketball tournament Tuesday and won 45-36. Asher Cai led the Bulldogs...

 

Colfax to meet TR in loser-out game Thursday

Tuesday night in the Northeast 2B District semifinals in Spokane, the Colfax boys went to overtime against Liberty and lost 74-62. Unbeaten Liberty – which beat Colfax twice in the regular season...

 

Oakesdale faces Pomeroy for regional spot

The Pomeroy girls are 19-1 with the one caused by Oakesdale. The two teams meet again Friday in Walla Walla for the district championship at 6 p.m. at the Dietrich Dome. Oakesdale, with five losses, split with Pomeroy in the regular season and went...

 

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