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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Worst Seat In The House: Goodbye, Hello

It’s been about 55 years ago or so when then Beatles had a hit song titled Goodbye, Hello. Considering what has happened in the last week at WSU I think the title of the song is quite appropriate. Last Thursday it was announced... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports 

Lady Broncos knock off defending state champs, on five-game winning streak

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team added two more wins against quality opponents last week as the Broncos took down defending state champion Tri-Cities Prep 48-44 at home Friday and Colfax 54-31 on the road Saturday.... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports 

Broncos lose heartbreaker in Colfax, go 1-1 on weekend

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had everything working in the first half of the team’s road game against the Colfax Bulldogs, and a 5-1 start to league play was well within reach. Then, the third quarter happened. After jumpin... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports 

Eight Broncos finish in top four at home tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team wasn't able to compete against the entire field that was expected at the team's home tournament over the weekend, but several LRS... — Updated 1/16/2020


Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 5 & Jan. 12

Jan. 5, 2020 46 Shooters 24-Garrett Frederick, Dave Breazeale, Travis Simonson 23- Jason Heider, Scott Yaeger, Chris Steinmetz, Ryan Frederick, Tyler Frederick, Colby Schell, Walter Weber 22-Gage Bauer, Mike Geschke, Lance Repp... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Two Bronco wrestlers take home first place finishes in Coulee City

It was, by most measures, a very successful weekend for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling squad at the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City, with two of the team’s grapplers winning their brackets and three others finishing in the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos win in blowouts, improve to 4-1 in league play

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team rang in 2020 with a home win over Asotin Friday night, 64-21, and a 59-46 road win against Reardan on Saturday. Friday’s win over Asotin was a one-sided affair from the start. The... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos match win total from last season with league sweep

What a difference a year can make for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball program. Just one year removed from a season where the team went 8-15 with an early exit in the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: The long wait

When you have that many bowl games you hope that at least some of them would be exciting and fun to watch. 40 bowl games are a bit much and when that many 6-6 teams make it to a bowl game you know that there is a good chance that... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Staff report    Sports

LRS hoops teams pick up home league wins against Asotin

Girls The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team welcomed 2020 with a league win at home over Asotin Friday night, 64-21. The Lady Broncos took the lead for good 10 seconds into the first quarter when Dakota Killian scored... — Updated 1/4/2020

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos fall in tight game to Connell, bounce back against ACH

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball split a pair of non-league games with a loss at Connell on Friday and a win at Almira-Coulee-Hartline on Monday. LRS head coach Steve... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

LRS wrestling squad hits the mat for pair of holiday tournaments

North Okanogan Holiday Invitational Two Lind-Ritzville/Sprague grapplers brought home gold medals Dec. 21 from the annual North Okanogan Holiday Invitational wrestling tournament. LRS champions include Johnny Ryan, 1st at 113; and... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Staff report    Sports

Broncos sweep pair of non-league road games, improve to 6-3

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball team easily walked over 1A Connell 66-26 in a non-league contest on Saturday, Dec. 28. The game actually started out close. With under... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: That time of year

I’ve noticed that the news media is doing its best to remind us what happened in the last decade, as in 2010-2019. We are reminded of all the good and bad things that took place in the last ten years. There will be special... — Updated 1/2/2020


The Journal's top 10 sports stories of this year

As 2019 comes to a close with our final issue of the year, The Journal is looking back at its top 10 sports stories of the year. Feb. 14 All four LRS wrestlers advance to State--wit... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

LRS girls basketball split wild week

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend, first beating Tekoa-Rosalia 73-23 on the road Friday before losing to Davenport 46-39 at hom... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Busy week has mixed results for Broncos basketball

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had a busy four-day stretch as they entered the Christmas break last week, playing two league games and one non-league game in that span. The... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: We're good

They say that time flies when you are having fun. I’m not sure who this they is and I’m not sure how that fun is actually measured. But if it is true I am having the time of my life. It has been nearly 20 years since the world... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: For Eagle fans...

I was meaning to write this update last week but with the Christmas season upon us there can be changes in plans rather abruptly. But sometimes that can also be good for any number of reasons. For instance, last week I was going... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos win league opener in dominating fashion

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball coach Steve Wellsandt said before the season that he wanted to see his team face off against Liberty, the team he said was the team to beat... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos win league opener behind 31 points from Thompson

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team opened league play with a bang on Dec. 12, coasting to a 73-39 victory over the Upper Columbia Academy Lions at home. The... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Coach pleased with LRS wrestling's start to season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling season is just two competitions old, but head coach Jason Hilzer is liking what he’s seen out of his team so far. Not only was it the opening matches of the season for LRS, but it was also... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

LRS home basketball games to be streamed live

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletic Director Greg Whitmore announced on Dec. 6 that LRS home basketball games will be streamed live this season. Lind-Ritzville High School, with the help of the Bronc Boosters, has partnered with the... — Updated 12/12/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos split season's first two games

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball head coach Steve Wellsandt was anxious to see his 2019-20 team in action. After seeing his team play three games in five days, he is looking... — Updated 12/12/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos 'exceed expectations' in season's opening weekend

LRS boys basketball head coach Dustan Arlt said his team exceeded his expectations in almost every facet of the game in the 2019-20 season's opening weekend, as his team went 2-0... — Updated 12/12/2019


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