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 By Dale Anderson    Sports    August 15, 2019 

Lost weekend

I think we all had a good idea that the Seattle Mariner season was going to be a long one, but hey, we were looking forward to Edgar getting introduced as a Hall of Fame inductee. The Seattle faithful was so proud and happy for such a great all...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    August 8, 2019

Preparing for the future

There is a training program going on at the high school gym, weight room and track this summer that will hopefully benefit the sports programs for the coming season and years to come. PTAP is a six week, three days a week training program led by BK,...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    August 1, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: What a team

I think we can all look back on a favorite team that we were a part of with fond memories. There can be a lot of different reasons, such as great teammates, coaches or having a lot of success. I honestly think that winning is a great motivator and...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    July 25, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: A real hit

On Sunday, Edgar Martinez was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Gar wasn’t the first person with Mariner ties to be inducted as that honor went to Dave Niehaus. Niehaus was inducted as the voice of the Mariners in...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    July 18, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: It was a big deal

Going through life there are those times that you can remember exactly where you were when you heard about certain events. I can assure you that a majority of these events were tragic in nature. I remember in November of 1963 when Mr. Wilsey...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    July 11, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Stuff I've noticed

Every so often I think about things and wonder if I’m the only one that sees things a certain way. Oh, just to let you know that since this is All-Star baseball week and sports are at a minimum I may be writing a column about stuff other than...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    July 4, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Building a winner

It’s been a couple of weeks since the NBA draft. It just so happened that I turned the TV on that night and there was Rui Hachimura on the screen as he had just been selected by the Washington Wizards. The big smile was on display and something I...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    June 27, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: The annual visit

A couple of weeks ago the Eastern Washington University Eagle football coaches came to Ritzville for their annual visit. The Ritzville Lions Club has hosted the Eagle coaches for 25 years or so. A few years ago I got the chance to golf with Head...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    June 20, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Give it a chance

So last week was very busy for pro sports if you’re into that. Yes, it was the finals of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). I didn’t watch most of the hockey games but I did watch some of the last two...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    June 13, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I remember that

There is a saying that I like to use now and then: “Time flies when you are having fun!” If that is the case I must be having a blast. Just last Friday it occurred to me that I had been retired for a year. On June 1st I remembered that it had...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 30, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Age

As I get older I notice things a bit differently than others do. Maybe you do the same. When I hear or read about the death of someone I vividly remember from my younger days it makes me think about why I remember that person. This past week the...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 23, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Has it really been that long ago?

Alumni weekend is here and I really have trouble grasping onto the fact that the class of 1969 graduated from RHS 50 years ago. I say this because I graduated 49 years ago and it is really amazing that time has gone by this quickly. Throughout the ye...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 16, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I remember him...

Is it my imagination or have all of the really great Mariner highlights come to an end? The team that started out 13-2 with what seemed to be a 5 game lead over their AL West rivals are now mired in a major slump slotted in third place but by the...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 9, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Run along now

Sorry about not having a column last week but an unforeseen event took place that didn’t allow me enough time to write something last week. That does happen now and then. Oh well, what can I say? I’ve run out of excuses. A couple of weeks ago...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 25, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I like the hype

This is the time of year where a lot of things are going on but deciding what is interesting to write about is a little more difficult. I’m sure that a lot of people have their ideas of what a good story would be but those thoughts may not be...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 18, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Just catching up

I have a good excuse for not having a column out last week. I flew to Arizona and was with family when I usually write this column. It was nice and the weather in the Phoenix was only in the high 90s a couple of days. I did watch the NCAA basketball...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    April 4, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: One of many

If you are anything like me, you watched the Gonzaga Bulldogs lose to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. Games like these are harsh realities of the win and go on and lose and go home tournament format. I’ve said this before and it bears...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    March 21, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Let the games begin

I watched a lot of basketball this past week with all of the conference tournaments going on. There were several that were very interesting to watch and might just be a precursor to the outcome of the NCAA tournament. Our local teams of interest...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    March 14, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Riding the big bus

There was an interesting article in the Spokesman this past Sunday concerning the way the Gonzaga Bulldog basketball teams travel to and from away games. They go via a private jet that fits the players and coaches of the respective teams. It is a...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    March 7, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: A different perspective

I was able to spend four days at the State ‘B’ basketball tournament in Spokane last week and I had a great time. The weather has raised havoc with school and extracurricular activities around here. There are a bunch of people that figured they w...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Cold shooting or cold weather?

The other day when schools closed early and practices were canceled and I found myself driving west on Hwy 26 in nasty conditions, I got a bit nervous wondering if the road conditions would get worse. I saw a State snow plow stopped at the...

 

Worst Seat In The House: You may need to buy a program

Hard to imagine with the weather being what it is all around the country that spring training for Major League baseball teams is underway. For the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners it has a little deeper meaning since they will be playing th...

 

Worst Seat In The House: If you are good enough...

To say the least, it has been an interesting week for all of us. You remember Groundhog Day? Apparently the groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year and spring was going to be just around the corner for us. Why are we paying attention to what a...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Why quit now?

I live in an interesting home. On Saturday my wife and I were in the car and I mentioned something about the Super Bowl and she asked when it was going to happen. I said, “Tomorrow!” She laughed and wondered if I was going anywhere to watch the...

 

Worst Seat In The House: How to stay undefeated

College football has ended with the final two championship games. The FCS version saw North Dakota State drop EWU on January 5th and on Monday January 7th Number 2 Clemson upset Number 1 ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff game. The...

 

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