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Oakesdale sweeps Odessa Tigers

OAKESDALE – The Oakesdale Nighthawks made it look easy as they beat the Odessa Tigers in three games on Sept. 7. Oakesdale won 25-19, 25-10, and 25-14, according to Athletic Director Ken Lindgren....

 

Garfield-Palouse Vikings raid Prescott

PALOUSE – The Garfield-Palouse Vikings grabbed the Prescott Tigers by the tail to win three volleyball games on Sept. 7. In their first games of the season, the Vikings won 25-17, 25-18, and 25-12,...

 

Colfax, Tekoa-Rosalia teams make 'mud run'

COLBERT – A Tekoa-Rosalia girls cross country runner took third and a Colfax Bulldogs' boy ran for fourth place at a jamboree on Sept. 7. The teams met at the Josh Wright Memorial Jamboree, also...

 

Eagles ran the Valley Christian Jamboree

SPOKANE VALLEY – The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles cross country team would have taken third, but the jamboree was a practice. Six Eagles ran the 3,350-meter course on Sept. 9 and they...

 

Garfield-Palouse runs at Seaport Invite

CLARKSTON – The Garfield-Palouse Vikings girls cross country team raided the Seaport Invite to take third on Sept. 1. The girls' team earned third place with a score of 70, behind first place...

 

Indians take down SJEL Eagles

ST. JOHN – Rain grounded the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles football teram during their loss to the Touchet Indians on Sept. 10, 32-6. "The rain was terrible," said SJEL Coach John Hergert...

 

Bulldogs comeback after fair start

COLBERT – Colfax Bulldogs football players trickled into the game against the Northwest Christian Crusaders from the Palouse Empire Fair. The rescheduled game began Saturday at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11...

 

Ketscher won All-Around Cowboy at rodeo

COLFAX - Cowpokes competing in the Palouse Empire Rodeo took home more than $21,500 in prize money Sept. 9-10. More than $18,000 was paid out to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)...

 

Gorillas' experience paid off against Colfax

COLFAX - The young Colfax Bulldogs football team met the Davenport Gorillas for their opening game of the season on Sept. 3, and lost 40-14. "We knew that would be a tough first draw," said Colfax Coa...

 

Colfax prepares for visit from Gorillas

COLFAX — Football season is back after a two-year, COVID-19-laden hiatus. For the Davenport Gorillas, this season opens with a challenging matchup with the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday night, Sept. 3,...

 

Scaroni wins Paralympic medals

TOKYO — Tekoa's Susannah Scaroni won gold and bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Scaroni won a gold medal in the 5,000-meter race on Aug. 28 with a new Paralympic record time of...

 

Popular fishing lake closes for construction project

OLYMPIA — The Liberty Lake Access Area in Spokane County closes for construction on Sept. 7. The $319,705 project is expected to be complete in early December. Closing the area allows renovations to the boat ramp, sealing and striping the parking...

 

Colfax Bulldogs play Saturday in Ritzville

RITZVILLE - The Colfax Bulldogs football gets to play football on Aug. 28. The 2021-22 high school sports year holds the first event of the school year in Ritzville with a football jamboree. The...

 

SELW swim team wins Cluckey Cup

COLFAX - St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (SELW ) won the 56th annual Cluckey Cup championship swim meet in Colfax on Aug. 7. They finished the year unbeaten. The team's 496 points added up to...

 

Whitman County included in network of bike routes

TEKOA - Four new bicycle routes include Tekoa, Clarkston, and the Palouse in a national network. Adventure Cycling Association designated 18 new U.S. bicycle routes in five states, adding 2,903 miles...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    August 19, 2021

Student athletes face new mask guidelines

DAVENPORT – Masks are still a part of sports this year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines mandating masks in some athletic settings, but not others. The guidelines come after...

 

Meetings set for parents of Tekoa-Rosalia athletes

ROSALIA - Parents of Tekoa-Rosalia athletes in combined sports programs are meeting to learn about the upcoming seasons. On Thursday, Aug. 19, two meetings are planned for Rosalia High School at 916...

 
U.S. Paralympics Susannah Scaroni

Tekoa athlete represents US on Aug. 24

TOKYO – Susannah Scaroni is competing for the USA on the track and field team in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. Scaroni is one of the 65 people on the track and field team. Team USA has 240...

 

Tekoa-Rosalia boys to face three ranked teams

TEKOA — The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves face a tough gridiron schedule when they take the field this fall. The boys football team is competing in the 1B Southeast (eight-man) league this season....

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    August 12, 2021

Dangerous Curves debuts at Webb's Slough

WEBB'S SLOUGH - A debut is in the making for the next sprint boat races in St. John on Aug. 28. Dangerous Curves is a team of locals, Mike Thomas and Clint O'Keefe, who formed last year and waited...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    August 12, 2021

Colfax football readies for approaching season

COLFAX - Weightlifting ends early because harvest started early. Colfax High School football players finish at 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday weights workouts this week, unless they are already lost...

 

WSU quarterback not guilty of DUI

PULLMAN — Washington State University Cougars' quarterback Jayden de Laura was found not guilty of DUI by a judge in Whitman County District Court on July 29. There was no jury, it was a bench...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    August 5, 2021

Swim league Cluckey Cup on Saturday

COLFAX - Tri-County League youth swimming heads toward the 56th annual Jerry Cluckey Memorial championship meet on Aug. 7. St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (SELW) is at the top of the standings...

 

Wildfire conditions cause closures to wildlife areas

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington wildlife areas are closed to overnight use because of high wildfire danger. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced closures started on July 23....

 

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