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 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Eagles win first baseball game of the season

SUNNYSIDE — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse boys came home with their first victory of the baseball season April 1. The team opened a doubleheader at Sunnyside Christian (1-3) with a 12-1 win. The Knights (1-3) then took the nightcap, 23-12....

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Colton/Garfield/Palouse boys remain winless

TOUCHET — The Colton/Garfield/Palouse baseball team remains winless this season after being swept by Touchet on March 31. The Vikings (0-6) lost the opener, 17-13, and the nightcap, 10-6, to the undefeated Indians (4-0). Individual stats were not...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Colton softball girls remain undefeated

TOUCHET — The Colton Wildcats remain undefeated in fast pitch softball after sweeping Touchet on March 31. The Colton (4-0) girls topped the home Indians (0-2) by scores of 18-2 in the opener and 13-0 in the nightcap. Individual stats were not...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Timberwolves split with DeSales

WALLA WALLA — The Tekoa-Rosalia girls won one and lost one March 30 in a fast pitch softball doubleheader at DeSales. The Timberwolves (1-3) lost the opener to the Fighting Irish, 18-8. Individual stats were not reported. They then rallied to top...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 1, 2021

Patriots top Timberwolves in softball

RICHLAND — The Liberty Christian Patriots took a doubleheader from Tekoa-Rosalia during Saturday’s season-opening softball game. The Patriots topped the Timberwolves, 12-1, in the opener and 12-2 in the nightcap. The games were called after 5...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 1, 2021

Colfax runners head to Asotin for district meet

ASOTIN — The Colfax cross-country team will compete Saturday in the season-concluding District 7 meet in Asotin. The girls race is at 12:45 p.m.; the boys race is at 1:30 p.m. Colfax does not have the minimum five runners to score as a team for...

 
 By The Gazette    Sports    March 25, 2021

Endicott Gun Club posts wins in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A group of Endicott Gun Club members went to Walla Walla March 14-16 for the 2021 Camas Prairie Trap Shoot. Jessica Pelissier won Lady High All Around, Lady High Overall, Ladies Handicap Championship, and Lady 1 Runner-up in doubles....

 
 By The Gazette    Sports    March 25, 2021
#35 - Hannah Baerlocher (junior) at Mt. Spokane.

Cook, Baerlocher top 1B district cross-country

POMEROY — The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse boys tied with Garfield/Palouse for first-place at the four-team District Nine championship cross-country meet March 10 at Pomeroy. Touchet took third and...

 

Correction

St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse senior running back Doug Stach scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown after an 86-yard reception play in the 102-8 loss to the defending two-time state champion Odessa Tigers on March 3. Sophomore quarterback Tanner Fleming...

 

Hunting class available online

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering hunter education online just in time for spring turkey season. The hunter certification class is available to hunters 9 years and older. Younger hunters can take the class, but will...

 

Bulldogs Pep Band returns to football field

COLFAX — The live sounds of the band returned to the football field today for the Colfax versus Reardan game last week. An arrangement was made to bring out a distanced band to play near the action for the last home game of the abbreviated season....

 

Colfax alters coaching assignments

COLFAX — The School Board changed coaching assignments. A list of coaching changes was approved by the school board March 8. Bo Claassen was hired as a junior high football assistant coach, Phillip Morgan as a high school football assistant coach,...

 

Colfax to face Jenkins

CHEWELAH — Colfax football will travel to play the Jenkins (Chewelah) Cougars at 7 p.m. Friday. The Cougars have won the 2B Bi-County league for four consecutive years. “They’ve got a running back equal to Jacob Brown, but smaller and...

 

Trap shoot set for Sprague

SPRAGUE — The Sprague Rod and Gun Club Steak Shoot is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, March 14. Trap shooters will compete in 10-bird, 20-yard events; 27-yard Buddy Shoots and the 27-yard Annie Oakley Shoot. Prizes will be awarded at the gun club at 49850...

 

Sports Schedule: March 10 - March 16

Wednesday, March 10 2:30 p.m. – Wheat Division plus Touchet cross-country meet in Pomeroy. The Wheat Division includes teams from Colton, Garfield-Palouse, St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse and Tekoa-Rosalia. 5 p.m. – St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse...

 

Replacement batting cage maybe covered

COLFAX — Covered batting cages may be coming to Colfax as a replacement. City parks boardmember Jerry Pugh gave an update Monday night of a new batting cage yet to be installed to replace an earlier one damaged by a windstorm. The board discussed...

 

New high school softball coach approved

COLFAX — A new high school softball coach and junior high head football coach were approved by the school board Monday night. The board accepted the resignation of a junior high football assistant. Tracy Imler will take over for Bulldogs softball,...

 

WIAA Athlete of the Week program to accepts nominations

RENTON — The WIAA Athlete of the Week has returned. Beginning this week the WIAA will honor outstanding student-athletes for sporting performances as well as contributions to their communities. People wishing to nominate someone may do so at the...

 

Parks board to talk trails

COLFAX — The Whitman County Parks and Recreation Board will meet digitally at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, to discuss trails. The meeting will include discussion on the Klemgard/Wawawai/Elberton/Colfax Trail and the Kamiak Butte/Bill Chapman Palouse...

 

Steptoe Butte changes loom

OAKESDALE — Steptoe Butte State Park will close for 12-16 weeks later this winter for improvements. Washington State Parks officials said the entire park will be closed beginning in February or March to allow for major road and parking...

 

State updating mining rules

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking comment on its proposed rules for mineral prospecting that may affect fish. Proposed rules include updating definitions related to mining, requiring proof of compliance with the...

 

Fees waived for state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will be able to visit state parks for free twice in January. Fee-free days are scheduled for Jan. 1 and Jan. 18, state Parks and Recreation Commission officials said. Because of the coronavirus precautions, rangers...

 

Eastern hoops coming to WSU

PULLMAN — The Washington State University men’s basketball team returned to the court this week. The men will be home Saturday night, hosting the Cheney-based Eastern Washington Eagles. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Here is November/December game...

 

Athletes graduating at higher rate

PULLMAN – The NCAA has released the latest Division I graduation rate data, including the division’s Graduation Success Rate, which included a program-best score for WSU athletics. Washington State’s GSR score rose 1% to a record 87%,...

 

Muzzleloaders, archers on hunt

OLYMPIA – The late muzzleloader and archery general deer seasons will begin Nov. 20. For muzzleloaders, the seasons finish Dec. 15, depending on species, with specific rules in designated Game Management Units. Black tailed-deer are open for...

 

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