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 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos sweep Reardan

REARDAN - The Broncos girls volleyball team remains undefeated in league sweeping rival Reardan on Sept. 27. The local Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington team topped the... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Husband charged with first-degree murder

SPRAGUE – A Moses Lake man has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after the dead body of 53-year-old Theresa Bergman was found 12 miles northwest of the city off... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos Country rides

RITZVILLE – The scoring came early and the scoring came often for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos when the Davenport Gorillas paid a visit. The scoring was nonexistent on the... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Missiles, murders and a mystery

BLUESTEM – Entering the missile site owned by Peter Davenport just north of Bluestem Road between the city of Davenport and Harrington requires unlocking two gates and wandering... — Updated 8/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI in Reardan

REARDAN – Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late Thursday, June 9, according to Reardan Police Chief... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI in Reardan

REARDAN--Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late Thursday... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced in attack on Sen. Schoessler

DAVENPORT – A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was se... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan girls come back to top LRS

SPOKANE VALLEY-In typical Reardan fashion, the girls' loser-out game against No. 6 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wasn't always pretty. But the senior leadership of Ayden Krupke and Madi De... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Ritzville boys knock Davenport from districts

SPOKANE VALLEY – Two nights ago, No. 3 Davenport was a controversial no-call away from upsetting No. 2 Colfax, advancing to the district finals and earning an automatic berth to s... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B Tournament second round turns out one upset

Spokane Valley--The second round of the District 7 2B Tournament featured two overtime contests, mostly expected results and one surprising result that affected the outlook of the... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Bronco girls open district tournament with win

SPOKANE VALLEY – A thin, eight-man roster wasn’t too much of a hindrance for No. 6 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague in the first round of the District 7 2B girls basketball tournament... — Updated 2/15/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B bracket set

Spokane Valley--The basketball postseason has arrived in the Northeast 2B League, with all 11 boys and girls teams earning their spots in the double-elimination tournament... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Arrest made for Sprague burglary

SPRAGUE – A Tyler man is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on $15,000 bail in connection to a burglary at a Sprague address. Bruce Paul Havens, 48, who resides on the 25400 block of South Columbia Basin Highway south of... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

2B playoffs letdown

Last week, the WIAA unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. These allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state playoffs in these sports, which around here, include football,... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos take narrow win

DAVENPORT – The hometown Gorillas marched the ball up and down the field in Friday night's contest against the No. 9 ranked Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos, being stopped from scor... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Gorillas drop heartbreaker to Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

DAVENPORT--The hometown Gorillas marched the ball up and down the field in Friday night's contest against the No. 9 ranked Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos, being stopped from... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Preps athletes will see new masking guidelines

DAVENPORT – Masks will still be a part of sports this year, but face covering rules won’t be as restrictive to start the 2021-22 school year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines that mandate masks in some... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Retired professor and Sprague resident writes new book

SPRAGUE – Dr. Youself El-Kaddar’s new book, “Doorways,” has been several decades in the making. Ever since he was a boy, El-Kaddar had explored his and his family’s... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Coombs leads Sprague mayoral race

SPRAGUE — The mayoral primary race has one candidate holding a solid position to advance to the Nov. 2 general election, while the second spot is hotly contested between three candidates. M. Shawn Coombs has 48 votes upon early... — Updated 8/3/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Sheriff charged for DUI coverup

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers faces criminal charges for reportedly preventing DUI charges for his son. Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on July 7 for obstructing a law... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

The hunt for space junk is on

DAVENPORT – "BOOM!" What sounded like a bomb going off to Sami Guhlke hit the sky's soundwaves as the Reardan resident walked with her dog to pick up eggs from her family farm's c... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

'Mudbowl Jamboree'

REARDAN— Football was back in muddy, jamboree form Monday, Feb. 22, as the Reardan Indians hosted the Davenport Gorillas and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos for varsity and junior... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport offense, Reardan's Nelson stand out at jamboree

REARDAN—Football was back in jamboree form Monday, Feb. 22, as the Reardan Indians hosted the Davenport Gorillas and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos for varsity and junior varsity jamboree-style scrimmages. Each varsity offense... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos sweep Gorillas in first match of the season

DAVENPORT — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos came to town and used strong serve attacks and solid defense to sweep Davenport (0-1) in three sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-10. It was... — Updated 2/22/2021

 

WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports

RITZVILLE – Greg Whitmore, Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and WIAA Executive Board member, hosted a teleconference Jan. 6 to answer questions about what new state guidelines mean for athletics in the state and for athletes at... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

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