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 By Bill Stevenson    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Colfax girls basketball wins 3 in a row

COLFAX – The Bulldogs girls basketball team posted three wins over the last two weeks, topping Asotin, Medical Lake and Mabton. The local girls routed the Asotin Panthers, 50-16, on Jan. 4. "It was...

 

Eagles win one, lose one

ST. JOHN — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse basketball teams notched a win and loss during the last week. The boys fell to Liberty Christian, 62-50, on Saturday, Jan. 8; while the girls topped county rival Tekoa-Rosalia, 50-22, on Jan. 4. In the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Montgomery wins gold for Garfield-Palouse

COLBERT - Two Whitman County wrestlers brought home medals Saturday, Jan. 8, from the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian School. Walker Montgomery of Garfield-Palouse brought home gold at 126...

 

Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

LOWER GRANITE DAM - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing. The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream...

 

Colfax boys win 2 at basketball tournament

YAKIMA - The Colfax boys beat Medical Lake and LaSalle in the Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Dec. 28-29. "I was very pleased at how coming off a break like that – just seeing more guys...

 

Timberwolves place at Pomeroy tournament

POMEROY - Four Tekoa-Rosalia wrestlers finished in the top four in their respective weight classes at the Pomeroy Christmas Tournament on Dec. 30. In two instances, Timberwolves grappled teammates...

 

Liberty takes the win from Colfax in overtime

COLFAX — The Colfax girls basketball team looked like they were going to win, but Liberty (Spangle) came back hard to tie the game at 60-60, pushing it into overtime. In overtime, the Lancers outscored the hosting Bulldogs by 3 points and that was...

 

WDFW offers special hunt drawing

OLYMPIA - Hunters reporting their results before Jan. 10 can win a special deer or elk tag for the fall of 2022. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offers the chance for hunters...

 

Hunting halted due to encroaching people

LEWISTON, Idaho — Hunting in the Confluence Island Habitat Management Unit near Lewiston, Idaho, is banned starting Jan. 1. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Lewiston and Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG), are redesignating the Idaho side of the...

 

Boys wrestle at Tri-County Classic

SPOKANE VALLEY - Four Whitman County boy wrestlers earned top spots at the Tri-County Classic on Dec. 23. Walker Montgomery wrestled at 120 pounds for Garfield-Palouse. Tekoa-Rosalia's Bryce Casey...

 

Three girl wrestlers earn medals

SPOKANE VALLEY - Three Whitman County wrestlers brought home medals from the Tri-County Classic on Dec. 23. Tekoa-Rosalia senior Jesse Casey and freshman Alexis "Lulu" Taylor each brought home silver...

 

Colfax Bulldogs devoured the Dayton Wolfpack

WAITSBURG — The Colfax Bulldog girls basketball team beat the Dayton Wolfpack so bad, some fans felt bad for them. Colfax defeated Dayton 63-10 on Dec. 18 in Waitsburg. The first quarter was where it started and ended. The Bulldogs scored 33 points...

 

SJEL girls return victorious over DeSales

WALLA WALLA — The DeSales Irish tried to catch up but the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) girls ikept pulling away to win the basketball game, 45-23. The Eagles victory came on the road. “We finally got a good feel for our offense,” said...

 

Colton Wildcat boys basketball slides to 0-4

COLTON — The Colton Wildcats boys basketball team continues improving, but slid to 0-4 after a loss to Sunnyside Christian. The Knights won the game 63-22 on Dec. 18. It was the first game for Colton with the entire roster. “(They) are still...

 

SJEL Eagle girls trounce Touchet on the road

TOUCHET — The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles girls outscored the Touchet Indians two-to-one. The Eagles beat Touchet 51-24 on Dec. 14 on the road. The Eagles started hot scoring 12 points in the first quarter while keeping the Indians to...

 

SJEL split two on the road

WALLA WALLA — The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles lost to the DeSales Irish and defeated the Touchet Indians. The boys basketball team travelled to Walla Walla on Dec. 18 and lost 55-33 to DeSales. “DeSales employs a strong defense with...

 

Colton boys lose on the road in Touchet

TOUCHET — The Colton Wildcats were down two starters when they lost to the Touchet Indians. Colton (0-1) lost 49-35 in Touchet on Dec. 4 in their season opener. The first half was close with the Indians moving ahead 22-17. The Wildcats came out of...

 

SJEL girls basketball trounces Touchet

ST. JOHN — The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles swooped in to beat the Touchet Indians 55-15 on Dec. 7. The Indians were struggling with an opponent who owned the game from the first quarter. SJEL scored 13 to Touchet’s 4 points, and by...

 

Colfax Bulldogs volleyball presented awards

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is run again. Last week, we printed an old version of the story file that left the article incomplete. I apologize to the team, parents, and Whitman County Gazette readers....

 

Players named to All League volleyball teams

ST. JOHN - Ashlynn Archer-and Gianna Anderson are the Southeast 1B District 9's All-League volleyball Co-Players of the Year. The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) player, Archer, was honored along...

 

SJEL Eagles lose against Pomeroy, beat Oakesdale

POMEROY — The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles girls basketball team suffered a hard loss in Pomeroy 65-30 on Dec. 11. The first quarter of the game was as close as it would get with the Pirates leading the Eagles 7-4. In the second...

 

SJEL boys starts the season with 3-1

ST. JOHN — The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles boys basketball team is off to a 3-1 season start. The Eagles’ first victory was against the Wilbur-Creston-Keller Wildcats on Dec. 3. SJEL won 40-29. Eagle Tanner Fleming was the high...

 

Bulldogs girls take two wins against Riverside, Clarkston

CHATTAROY — The Colfax Bulldogs girls basketball team traveled to Chattaroy to defeat the Riverside Rams 48-30 on Dec. 10 and the Clarkston Bantams on Dec. 7. The Bulldogs jumped off to good start leading the Rams 22-10 at halftime. The second half...

 

Tekoa-Rosalia boys defeat Colton Wildcats

TEKOA — The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves chewed up the Colton Wildcats boys basketball team 59-18 on Dec. 10. Tekoa-Rosalia (5-1) came on strong offensively leading Colton 43-11 at halftime. The Timberwolves continued to add to their lead throughout...

 

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