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GPOP strokers pile up wins in swim opener at Colfax

Swimmers from GPOP posted a big win last Thursday in the swim season opener at the Colfax pool. Garfield/Palouse/ Oakesdale/Plummer rolled up a total of 588 points for a margin of 176 points over...

 

Barracudas book big win in round two with SELW

A round-two clash between the Pullman Barracudas and SELW at Reaney Pool in Pullman last Thursday netted a big win for the Pullman club. The same two teams battled for points two days earlier when Pullman traveled to Endicott, but Pullman generated...

 

Patriots face Gonzaga in first playoff round

Palouse Patriots are booked to play Gonzaga Prep Friday in a 7:30 game at Shadle Park for the first round of the Legion AAA district playoffs. The Patriots, who finished league play with a 4-4 mark two weeks ago, will start district action after post...

 

Posse tops Ferris twice in AA play

Pullman Posse swept Ferris 14-12 and 19-6 last Thursday in a Legion AA twin bill at Pullman High School. Both games closed down after five frames on the 10-run lead rule. Posse scored 11 runs in the first game to take control. Mitch LaVelle tripled...

 

Hoops, softball on festival slate

Pullman Parks and Recreation will offer a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for girls and boys entering grades 3-8 Aug. 18 in Pullman as part of the National Lentil Festival. Team fee is $65 and the deadline to register is Aug. 10. Teams can register...

 

WDFW extends comment period on river, stream banks conservation

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the public comment period on its recommendations for the management of “riparian ecosystems” along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state. WDFW will now accept written...

 

Patriots take second at tournament in Whitefish

Palouse Patriots Friday will start a three-day run at the Lewiston American Legion tournament which is the last event on their season schedule prior to the district playoffs in Spokane the following week. The Pats will commute down to Lewiston after...

 
 By Will DeMarco    Sports    July 12, 2018
The first 'Try'athlon

First 'Try'athlon raises $5,000 plus

Organizers of the first annual "Try"athlon in St. John Monday, June 23, said the event had a strong initial showing and will be returning in 2019. According to event organizer Amy Swannack, the...

 
 By Will DeMarco    Sports    July 12, 2018
Jordan Paddock

Garfield/Palouse senior to compete in bull riding at high school nationals

Garfield/Palouse High School student Jordan Paddock has qualified for Washington's National High School rodeo team and will soon compete in bull riding at the national high school finals July 15-21...

 

Straughan will play in New Zealand

Athletes in Action, a worldwide Christian organization, has selected Colton graduate Jake Straughan to travel this summer to play basketball against international teams and do missionary work. He will embark on a trip to New Zealand July 22 – Aug....

 

Barracudas win swim opener at Endicott

Pullman Barracudas traveled to Endicott Tuesday to open the season's novice swim season against the St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse/Washtucua team in a big meet. Pullman posted a 652-539 win to start the season. 100-Yard Freestyle Girls 12 & Under:...

 

NE honors Pugh

Colfax Superintendent Jerry Pugh was named the 2017-18 NE 2B league Administrator of the Year. He was presented with a plaque by Colfax Athletic Director Nathan Holbrook on the last day of school....

 

Patriots head to MT after finishing series at 2-2

Pullman Patriots are booked to play four games this week in the American Legion AAA division at Whitefish, Mont. The Patriots will make the trip after closing out their Palouse Summer Series run with...

 

Zornes tourney will mark 11th

The 11th annual Peter Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament will be July 14 in Colfax with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Check in begins at 9 a.m. for an 18 hole, four-man scramble competition, open for players of all ability levels. In addition to the round...

 

Dr. Hiller plans to speak on triathlons, research

Dr. Doug Hiller, Whitman Hospital and Medical Center’s new orthopedic surgeon, is scheduled to chat with local residents in the Whitman Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. In addition to bringing more than 27 years of orthopedic experience to Co...

 

Posse team books .500 in six-game AA run

Pullman Posse team booked a 3-3 mark in a six-game run in the American Legion AA division during the week. The junior club started with a sweep over Shadle last Thursday, split a doubleheader at Othello Saturday and then sustained two losses to...

 

Hoop camp draws 40 teams

Colfax girls basketball camp wrapped up June 21 after a four-day run at the Colfax gyms. Coach Corey Baerlocher said an estimated 300 girls from sixth grade through seniors participated with 40 teams listed. The team traveling the longest distance ca...

 

Hawkins to play in Australia

Garfield/Palouse High School senior-to-be Ely Hawkins will represent the State of Washington on a high school basketball team which will make a 10-day trip to Queensland, Australia, beginning July 16. Under a program called Down Under Sports, U.S....

 

Patriots split with North Stars after tough run in the S series

After a tough run in the Palouse Summer Series with three defeats over the weekend, the Pullman Patriots returned to league play Tuesday night to split a doubleheader with the North Stars from Mead at Shadle Park. The Pats took the first game 8-5 wit...

 

Gunnar Aune named to WIAA state panel

Colfax High School student Gunnar Aune is among nine juniors-to-be around Washington to be selected for the LEAP (Leadership through Education Activities and Personal Development) Committee, by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association....

 

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