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 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 22, 2020 

Genesee football season ends with another positive test

GENESEE – The Genesee High School football season ended after a player tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. It came before the team’s rescheduled game at Prairie on Monday night, one of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 22, 2020 

COVID impact on wrestling, basketball offers challenges

COLFAX – Some questions remain about the impact of COVID-19 on the basketball and wrestling seasons for this year. Not everything is settled about what will be allowed in which counties in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 22, 2020 

Youth hunts underway outside Colfax

COLFAX - A 10-year-old boy with cancer came from Zillah got to hunt for the first time thanks to Youth Outdoors Unlimited. Izaiah Trillas' hunt was held near Colfax this week as a four-day...

 

Parks fire restrictions lifted

COLFAX – Fire restrictions ended Oct. 12 for all Whitman County managed parks and trails. This includes Kamiak Butte, Wawawai, Klemgard, and the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail. Campfires are now allowed. All park visitors should still remain prepared...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 15, 2020

Colfax City Council talks free pool use

COLFAX – The 2021 city budget is being developed with possible free pool admission and a study for next year. The Colfax City Council met Oct. 5 through a digital meeting for a 2021 budget workshop presented by Public Works Director Matt Hammer....

 

Deer hunters to face logging in Asotin Creek area

ASOTIN – Outdoorsmen who hunt in Asotin Creek Wildlife Area’s Weather Unit may want to make alternative plans for the general firearm deer hunting season-opener this coming weekend. It’s because the unit has a logging operation going on,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 15, 2020

Genesee football loses two in blowouts

COLTON –– The Genesee High School football team – and its five Colton players – went down twice to blowouts in the last week, its first two losses of the year. On Monday night at home, the Bulldogs lost 56-6 to Clearwater Valley. Last...

 

Coaching window extended

RENTON –– The WIAA Executive Board voted at its Oct. 8 meeting to extend the current WIAA Open Coaching Window through December 19. The Coaching Window was previously set to close on Nov. 30, however, many schools around the state are still...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 15, 2020

Bulldogs continue practicing

COLFAX –– Week 2 is underway for resumed football practice as the Bulldogs finish their allotted practice time, cut off in the summer after a surge of virus cases in Washington. The practices are...

 

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail to be sprayed for noxious weeds

PULLMAN — From Oct. 9-16 Friday,the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail will be spot sprayed for noxious weeds. The times and days of herbicide application will be determined based on weather conditions. Areas will be clearly posted during spray work....

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 8, 2020

Genesee football leaves quarantine to beat Troy

GENESEE, Idaho –– The Genesee football team returned to action after a COVID-19 quarantine to win at home against Troy. Genesee was in a two week quarantine after a coach tested positive for COVID-19. The Bulldogs scored two late touchdowns to...

 

State target shooting ban lifted

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s ban on target shooting on agency-managed lands in North-Central and Northeast Washington has been lifted. Some restrictions will remain in place in South-Central Washington, including a...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 8, 2020

High school sports practices resume

COLFAX — High school sports practices resumed around the county Monday, picking up time allowed from summer, which was cut off by new virus restrictions in July. The resumed summer practice period...

 

Benefit trap shoot

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Malden/Pine City Gun Club held a benefit trap shoot to help a longtime member, Todd Deckard, who lost his home in the Labor Day fire. A total of 79 shooters from as far away...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 1, 2020

Fall practices cleared to resume

COLFAX — Area schools are now able to resume the “summer” practice period which was cut off due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in July. Colfax High School football, for example, got in nine of an allowed 20 practices. In turn, the team have 11...

 

Season paused

GENESEE–The Genesee football team and its five Colton players are on hiatus following a positive test by one if its coaches last week before the fourth game of the season. Genesee (3-0) was set to...

 

Cougars to return to gridiron Nov. 6

PULLMAN - The Rolovich era will begin in 2020 after all for WSU football as the Pac-12 CEO Group voted Thursday, Sept. 24, to resume athletics competition Nov. 6. The team will play seven games, all...

 

Genesee now 3-0

COLTON-The Genesee Bulldogs are 3-0, ending a two-year Whitepine League football losing streak with a win over Potlatch Sept. 11. A year after going 1-8, the Genesee team has five additions from...

 

The game warden: deer, elk, pheasant preview

Fall hunting season is underway in Whitman County with much of the traditional dates intact for birds, elk and deer, unaffected by virus restrictions. "The bird numbers are looking good," said Grant...

 

State celebrates Hunting and Fishing Day, virtually

OLYMPIA -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day all month long with a virtual event in September. Each day, Fish and Wildlife will release a new event or activity. The first week of September’s...

 

Special pheasant hunts scheduled

CHENEY — The early general archery deer and elk hunting season has opened in many areas of Washington state.But two special pheasant hunts loom. From Sept. 19-20, a special pheasant hunt for residents younger than 16 is on tap statewide.The...

 

Excerpt: WDFW local prospects good

WDFW 2020 District Two Hunting Prospects report --- including Whitman, Lincoln and Spokane counties: Deer and Elk: Elk in District Two appear to be expanding into new areas, and harvest in Game Management Unit (GMU) 139 (Steptoe) and 142 (Almota) has...

 

Genesee beats Deary, now 2-0

DEARY, IDAHO-"Hey fella, you're going to the wrong side!" "...How're you doin'??" "You all done with harvest?" "Yeah. Waitin' on garbs," said the man walking past the end zone at Deary High School...

 

Genesee-Colton football co-op opens with win

COLTON–The cross-state addition of Colton students to the Genesee High School football team began with a 30-24 home win over Timberline Aug. 28. Quarterback Angus Jordan, a Colton sophomore, threw...

 

Nighttime softball tournament moved to Colfax

COLFAX—Usually held in Selah every year, the “Under the Milky Way” softball tournament moved to Colfax Aug. 29-30, running from 7 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. at McDonald Park. A total of 18 teams, made...

 

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