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Coyotes round out season

The Palouse Coyotes independent baseball team has finished its summer. In a July 28 doubleheader, Palouse beat the Moscow Rebels 9-5 in the first game. Bradyn Wells hit a double and two singles while...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    August 6, 2020

Big Sky pushes conference season to fall

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos Field will have to...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    July 30, 2020

WIAA sets 2020-21 four-season sports plan

It starts when it is hot and ends when it is cold. For 2020-21, it will start when it’s cold and end when it’s warm. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced July 21 a four-season sports schedule which moves...

 

Viking Crew golf scramble Saturday Aug. 8

The Garfield/Palouse Viking Crew will hold its annual 18-hole golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 8, at Colfax Country Club. Sign-in is at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $140 for a team of four. Proceeds go to support student clubs,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    July 23, 2020

Coyotes work through summer schedule

COLFAX – The Palouse Coyotes 17 & under independent baseball team played a team named Northwest Natural at McDonald Park in Colfax Saturday, July 20, losing 4-2. The Coyotes' Brady Wells hit a d...

 

Ruck across Whitman County

Air Force Master Sergeant Mitch Kriebel of Oakesdale, right, and his sister-in-law Sarah McKnight of Colfax “ruck” through Colfax July 17 as part of Kriebel's 117-mile walk through parts of...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    July 23, 2020

WIAA postpones football, volleyball, boys' soccer

RENTON -- Fall is usually synonymous with prep football and volleyball in rural Eastern Washington. Not this year. Due to the coronavirus scare, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    July 16, 2020

WIAA announces delay to start of fall sports practices

RENTON—The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced July 7 that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed to Sept. 5 for football and Labor Day, Sept. 7, for all other fall sports. “The (Executive) Board will...

 

Softball tournament brings 12 teams to Colfax

The first Scooter Brennan Invitational softball tournament brought 12 youth teams to Colfax Saturday, July 11. After pool play games, the 12 & under teams divided into two brackets, with the Mizuno Maniacs winning the gold bracket over Maniacs...

 

Coyotes sweep doubleheader

The Palouse Coyotes AA independent baseball team won both games of a doubleheader Thursday against the Mount Vernon River Dogs 12-3 and 11- 9. Playing at Pullman High School, in the first game,...

 

Kirkpatrick hits hole-in-one

Allen Kirkpatrick of Colfax hit a hole-in-one at Colfax Golf Course July 2 on No. 8, a 168-yard par-3. Using a five-iron, it was his first hole-in-one on a course Kirkpatrick has played for more than 60 years. Randy Davis and Yogi Teevens witnessed....

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    July 9, 2020

Berquists make show in Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY - What do you call it when more than 3,000 rural residents get together for the Fourth of July to rodeo, parade, dance and shoot off fireworks? Well, rodeo clown turned Freedom Rodeo...

 

Summer baseball starts

The AAA (19-under) Palouse Coyotes have begun playing independent summer baseball, five games in after the American Legion canceled its regular program in April due to the virus. The Palouse team is led by Kevin Agnew, Pullman High School coach, and...

 

Fish and Wildlife employees on furlough Friday

OLYMPIA — Most state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees will be furloughed Friday, July 17, to reduce agency expenses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The furlough day is the third of four planned — the fourth occurs Friday, July...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Sports    July 2, 2020

Rodeo goes pro, queen extends

COLFAX – The Palouse Empire Rodeo Association (PERA) received word earlier this month that it has been approved to host PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) events. “It’s huge,” said Kay Riebold, PERA treasurer. The local association...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 18, 2020

New SE 1B league to begin

The Southeast 1B League is in place for 2020-24 as a 12-team league divides into East and West. The East division will be largely what the league has been the past four years, with the addition of Tekoa/Rosalia dropping back to 1B from 2B. The East w...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 18, 2020

Colton football to play with Genesee

The Colton School District has announced a co-op agreement with Genesee for football, to allow Colton students to play for the Idaho Class 1A-1 Bulldogs, similar to how 1B (Washington) Oakesdale kids have the opportunity to play football for 2B...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 18, 2020

WIAA suggests fall sports direction

Plans for fall high school sports took a step forward last week as the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board set what is known as philosophical guidelines for the 2020-21 school year. Meeting June 7 by teleconferenc...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 18, 2020

Basin City bucks state's reopening denial

BASIN CITY -- Local cowboys are buckin' the state's rejection of reopening Franklin County as the Fourth of July approaches. Despite the state's rejection of Phase 2 reopening in the wake of the coronavirus, residents are planning to kick up their he...

 

Federal agency: Athletes must compete as birth gender

OLYMPIA — A U.S. Department of Education ruling could effect scholastic sports in Washington's middle and high schools and colleges. In a ruling Thursday, May 28, the agency found that a Connecticut policy that allows athletes to compete as the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Sports    May 21, 2020

Sprint boat race rescheduled to fall

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racing has been postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus quarantine rules. Webb's Slough announced its June 20 race date has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The sprint...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    May 7, 2020

EWU looking at $2.1 million in athletic budget cuts

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Athletics Department is eyeing an estimated $2.1 million loss in revenue, Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said during the weekly “Lunch & Learn” show on the department’s Facebook page. Hickey told...

 

Fields lit for seniors, athletes

Colfax was one of many towns across Whitman County that turned on its football field lights Friday evening as part of a nationwide campaign to celebrate the senior class of 2020 and spring sports...

 

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