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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...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    February 20, 2020 

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...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    February 20, 2020 

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...

 
 By Lisa Burnett    Sports    February 20, 2020 

Figure skating Olympic hopefuls

Figure skating nationals were held Jan. 20 through Jan. 26 in Greensboro, N.C., this year. Performance at nationals literally determines a skater’s career. The United States figure skating committee meet after the results are posted for nationals...

 
Skylre Sakamoto-Howell

Bulldog girls start NE run with big win over Cougs

After being placed in a number-four slot for the first day of the long 2B hoop tourney at West Valley, Colfax girls cruised to a win over the Chewelah Cougars Monday and advanced to the quarter-final...

 
Tayshawn Colvin; Cotton Booker; Hunter Claassen

Liberty escapes Colfax; Bulldogs win NE opener

Colfax boys took an undefeated Liberty team into the last minutes of league finale last Thursday at Colfax, wound up with a number-three ticket to the West Vallehy playoffs and then dropped Northwest...

 

Gorillas trip TR

Davenport’s AJ Floyd uncorked 31 points for the Davenport Gorillas Monday to lead his team in a 64-38 derailment in the NE District playoffs. The lost sent the Timberwolves to a Saturday loser-out game where they will face the loser of today’s...

 

Vining named WIAA Athlete of Week

Colton junior Rylee Vining was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week last week as she scored 55 points in three girls basketball games, averaging 18.3 points against College Place, Pomeroy and Garfield/Palouse. Each week during the school year, the WIAA...

 

Correction

Garfield/Palouse basketball freshman Kara Blomgren was in a sport photo last week in the Gazette. Her last name was incorrectly reported....

 

Noha, Sisk advance toward mat classic

Two Colfax wrestlers Saturday advanced to the 2B state regional qualifications which will be Saturday in Reardan by placing in the top of their weight divisions at Thursday's league elimination at the...

 
LouEllen Reed

1B girls basketball:

District playoffs begin for Southeast 1B girls basketball this weekend, for a league with three top contenders, one of which has won state 10 of the last 11 years. This year, Colton is in a fight to...

 
Ethan Hawkins; Kyle Bankus; Blake Jones; Matt Hockett

Jones, Gar/Pal outlast Oakesdale, take league

"Blake Jones! Blake Jones!" chanted the Gar/Pal pep band. In the fourth quarter at Palouse Feb. 8, Jones and the Vikings were suddenly in a fight with Oakesdale, who had come from 10 points down in a...

 

Bulldog girls fend off Bronc rally for win

Colfax girls fought off a last quarter rally by the Broncos to take a big win at Ritzville Tuesday night. The Bulldogs stacked a 29-18 lead in the first half and then held on while the lead was gradually erased and the hosts came within range in the...

 

Bulldogs wrestlers aim at district slots

Colfax wrestlers will roll to Liberty today for the district elimination, the first step to the state matt classic at the Tacoma Dome. The top four finishers at Liberty today will compete in the regional round next Saturday at Reardan, and the top...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    February 6, 2020
Saige Smith; Kara Bloomberg

1B girls basketball: Colton girls throw wrench into league top

The Colton girls dropped more doubt over the top of the Southeast 1B basketball standings last weekend with a 52-45 win over Oakesdale – the team that just beat undefeated league leaders Pomeroy...

 
Riley McLain

McLain tops 1,000 career points

Rosalia senior hoopster Riley McLain topped the 1,000-point career mark Saturday in the league game against Reardan. He finished with 15 points in the Timberwolves 55-65 loss to Reardan at Rosalia....

 

Timberwolves book split as league winds down

After battling to a 26-26 tie in the first half Friday night at Asotin the Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves stacked a 10-point lead in the third frame and fought off a late rally by the Panthers for a 58-54 win. Garrett Naught and Riley McLain each hit 17...

 

Broncos charge bags win in second Colfax thriller

Colfax boys, who took an amazing comeback win over the LRS Broncos when the two teams locked up at Colfax, sustained a five-point loss Tuesday at Ritzville. The Broncos charged late and took the win 57-52. The battle went to the final buzzer in a...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    February 6, 2020

Shot at districts on line for SJEL

With two league games left, if the St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse boys basketball team beats Touchet Saturday, they will advance to a neutral-site playoff game against Pomeroy, to decide the fourth and final spot in the district tournament. Game time...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    February 6, 2020

1B boys basketball Oakesdale-Gar/Pal II set for Friday

All roads lead to the Palouse gym Saturday night in Whitman County. The last time the Oakesdale and Garfield/Palouse boys basketball teams played may have sent Dawson Dugger to Mr. Landle's room at...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 30, 2020
Blake Jones; Owen Swannack

Oakesdale, Garfield/Palouse continue hold at top of 1B boys league

With two more Southeast 1B wins each last week, Oakesdale and Garfield/Palouse remain in first and second place in league standings for boys basketball – Oakesdale ahead because of a narrow win...

 
Layne Gingerich; Aiden Kieffer

Bulldog boys add two wins, face tough games to end league

Colfax boys put on the pressure Friday at Reardan to top the Indians in the second half and take a win that moved them up a notch in the end-of-season district playoff grid which will start next week...

 

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