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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Can't Judge a game…

I like to look through the scores of high school and college football games the following day. It’s kind of interesting to wonder how one team beat another team in what seems to... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Still remember

So I know September 11th was last Saturday. Since my wife’s birthday is also on the 11th it is very important to not forget. I also have a great niece who was born on September... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Football is back

It was a beautiful day for football last Saturday. The Jamboree was back with six teams doing their best to get the kinks out and to see if the timing of the new plays works as... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

I'm ready for fall

If you are anything like me, maybe I should rephrase that. If you are a football fan like me that enjoys the fall because of football then hopefully we can resume a happy lifestyle... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

I don't care

I know that many of you get freaked out when you are out and about and see someone enter a store that you are frequenting and they are not wearing a mask. While others look at... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Soon enough

A few weeks ago we needed to make a trip to Spokane and on the way home we decided to get away from the freeway traffic and go through Cheney. We decided to go to a store and... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Good bye July

Last week, I talked about the Olympics and my feelings about the games. I said I may not watch any of the coverage and as of this writing I haven’t watched this year’s... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Not crowded

Before you know it, the 2020 Olympics will be on TV disguised as the 2021 Olympics because of the C-19 pandemic. The games that will be taking place starting on Friday will be... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Where to now?

The age-old question for graduating seniors again this year is, of course, “And what are you going to do now?” For most people those choices have been in the works for a while.... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Take a deep breath

Last week was the end of winter sports for the Covid year. A bit bizarre when you look back and remember that football and volleyball were played in February to get athletics... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Game Changers

In case you've been in a coma during this C-19 pandemic, you may have missed the announced retirement of North Carolina Coach Roy Williams and just recently Duke Coach Mike Krzyzews... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Once again

Memorial Day weekend was once very special for this community, not only for remembering those that gave their lives for the freedom of this country, but also remembering those famil... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

I'm back

I had a text from a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago asking if I had been on vacation. I think that when you are retired you can never really say you are on vacation; you are... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat in the House

I had a text from a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago asking if I had been on vacation. I think that when you are retired you can never really say you are on vacation; you are si... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

On the move

When you have success people will notice, and when they notice it is most certain that opportunity will be knocking. Last week long-time assistant Tommie Lloyd was announced as the... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Gonzaga's next chapter

When you only lose one game in 32, chances are most people would say that is quite a feat. When it’s the last game for a national championship, then some pundits will wonder why... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

After thoughts

I’m sure most of you saw the game on Saturday between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. I was watching with my headphones on as my wife was reading one of the many books... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Decisions, decisions

Basketball’s new season is getting started even while the NCAA tournament is still in progress. The musical chairs of college coaching changes and the dreaded I’m going pro or... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Year of sports lost to covid shutdowns

Yes, it has been a year since we were shutdown, schools closed, sports equipment locked away, and only essential businesses could be open. Did we neglect to protect those people... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The price of keeping up

It was about 11 years ago when EWU alum and Tennessee Titan lineman Michael Roos donated $500,000 to fund a red turf project at the EWU football field. Woodward Stadium would... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long sports wait

Normally we would be talking about the basketball playoffs now and my yearly trek to Spokane to enjoy four days of small school, high octane basketball tournament play. But the... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Getting better

I think that most people look at the coming week and will either be excited or maybe a bit apprehensive. If your calendar looks like ours does, you would most likely think really?... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Confession of an Eagles fan

There are times when I get upset with something I hear or read,and I immediately want to voice my opinion. It's a natural reaction whether it is personal, political or community... — Updated 2/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Age doesn't matter

After writing last week’s column it occurred to me that I have been submitting this weekly blurb, well I’ve missed a few as well, since the fall of 2004 when Jake Kragt and his... — Updated 2/11/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Jake from…

When it comes to recognizing athletes and teams from the past, EWU goes out of its way to make sure credit is given. That is one of the things that I missed about not having a... — Updated 2/4/2021

 

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