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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Winning formula

For a lot of years the Gonzaga men’s basketball team was criticized for playing in a weak league. So the Zags scheduled a tough nonconference slate against quality teams in early... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

More important things

On January 2nd, the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals were playing a big Monday night football game in Cincinnati. Both teams are having a great season and have the... — Updated 1/10/2023

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Another year

I’ve seen a few Sci-Fi movies about time travel and how someone can change history. But, of course, we really can’t and neither can the folks in the movies. I look at time trave... — Updated 12/27/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A few things

I have a few things to talk about today so bear with me. A couple of days ago I was driving on the freeway where doesn’t really matter. Anyway I was in the left lane and there... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Don't forget Garrett

Several years ago my wife and I went to a benefit auction in Othello. During the dinner and just before the auction there was a short demonstration. K-9 Handler Joe Phillips and K-9... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Time for change

Football is different than basketball when it comes to coaches changing jobs once a season ends In basketball, if your team is in the NCAA tournament, you most likely will not be... — Updated 11/29/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Be thankful

We are about to celebrate another Thanksgiving. It is with great hope that we can actually say we are really thankful. I look back on some very memorable times spent at family... — Updated 11/21/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports


It has been a good fall for the local high school teams. The football team was league champions along with Liberty and Chewelah. Unfortunately the league doesn't settle ties for... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Too early to play the odds

I was reading the sports page this morning and saw the odds posted for basketball games that would be played later in the day. This early in the season there are a lot of games... — Updated 11/8/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports


As the college football season continues into the last third of the season you can see how fortunes have changed for some teams. My Eastern Eagles have fallen on hard times as sever... — Updated 11/1/2022

 By Dale Anderson    News

Museum volunteers honored

RITZVILLE - Members of the local museum board met Oct. 20 at Zion Congregational Church to honor two volunteers for their work this past year at historical sites. Honorees included... — Updated 11/1/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long game ended too soon

It was quite the season that the Seattle Mariners had. It helps that there are more Wild Card teams otherwise the M's may have had to wait another year to make the playoffs. I know... — Updated 10/25/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

In Appreciation

I think it is important to pay attention to what is going on especially at a high school football game. Such was the case on Friday night at Jimmie Snider Field in Ritzville. It... — Updated 10/11/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports


A month ago EWU played Tennessee State and part way through the second half a storm passed by and the fans were instructed to leave the stadium because of lightning strikes nearby.... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Name your price

I think we are all looking at the rising cost of living and we’re wondering where it will end or if it will end. I think it is frustrating when those people in power have a... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

How much?

I’m the kind of guy that enjoys sports and I appreciate the athleticism that is displayed. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into a successful athlete and team. It... — Updated 9/19/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Another one bites the dust

On Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska the Cornhuskers battled Georgia Southern and would have a 4th quarter lead until the Eagles scored with 2:29 remaining in the game plenty of time... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A really good start

I was certainly in my element this weekend as high school and college football took off with a full slate of games. On Friday night the Broncos hosted the Colfax Bulldogs in a... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Finding roots

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had read some history about my mom’s family. It is interesting to envision how life was over 100 years ago. Life was certainly not easy... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Seasonal change

There is something in the air this time of year. The baseball season is heating up, pro football is starting its preseason, college football has been practicing for a week and the... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Bigger than the game

By Dale Anderson Contributor Anytime we hear about a death of someone in the sports world sadness is the first thing we all think about. Last week we lost two within a couple of... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Follow the money

It’s harvest time again and I look at all of the huge equipment that works hard to get the crop into the grain elevators. This past weekend I was reading a bit of history that my... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Mea Culpa

The first thing I need to do is apologize for something I said in the column last week about Root Sports. Evidently the information I received second or third hand was not right.... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Didn't see much of it

Normally I would have written a story or two about the Mariners season by now but I have only been able to watch one game thus far. Why? Well like many of you we had Root Sports to... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Two more reasons

It’s amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working I really looked forward to having the day off but when you’re retired it is seemingly just another... — Updated 7/14/2022


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