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 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Melcher wins bronze in 200-meter

YAKIMA – Senior Hayden Melcher brought home two medals Saturday from the state track and field meet at Zaepfel Field, setting the pace for the Broncos who reached the... — Updated 5/30/2023


Bronco golfers compete at state

TUMWATER – Two Bronco athletes competed in the state golf tournament May 23-24. Hunter Dinkins and Lance Williamson both qualified for the golf tournament. Dinkins made the cut to get to the second day of the meet, Athletic... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Eagles score state track medals

YAKIMA – Having earned several medals, the St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles track team finished 12th in girls and 13th in boys at the state track meet Thursday through Saturday... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Best of luck, 2023 graduates

Each school year comes to a close with graduation. The following week, juniors are finally considered seniors, even though technically they will need to wait until school starts at... — Updated 5/30/2023


Bronco sports camps scheduled

RITZVILLE – As the school year winds down, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos are already getting prepared for the 2023-24 seasons. That preparation starts with a series of sports camps. The Broncos are hosting a high school... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Local athletes qualify for state

COLFAX – The Lind-Ritzville and St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse boys and girls track meets finished mid-pack-with several athletes earning state berths – at the 1B/2B District 7 and... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Girls season ends in Spokane

SPOKANE – The Broncos girls fastpitch softball season came to an end Saturday, May 20, at the hands of a familiar foe. The Jenkins Cougars from Chewelah edged the local Lind-Ritzv... — Updated 5/23/2023


No obstacle too great

Sophomore Carson Kubik sets a personal record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 20.97 during the regional track meet in Colfax. He finished 10th in the event. For more track,... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It's generational

As I was subbing at the school last week I overheard a conversation concerning the NBA playoffs. The young lads were talking about who they thought was the guy they would have... — Updated 5/23/2023


Let 'er fly

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos track team hosted the district meet May 9. Pictured, Bronco freshman Aidan miller throws the discuss 83 feet 9 inches to finish sixth overall.... — Updated 5/16/2023


Deliver a pitch

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague freshman Hannah Towne delivers a pitch in the Broncos' 9-5 girls Northeat 2B softball loss to the Jenkins Cougars in a tiebreaker Tuesday, May 9. For more on... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos struggle at sub-regionals

RITZVILLE – Bronco boys and girls looked for regional berths Tuesday, May 9, at the Northeast 2B Sub-District meet on Jimmie Snider Field. But the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletes... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Eagles look for regional berths

RITZVILLE – The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse boys and girls track teams competed in the Class 1B Districts 7 and 9 meet, Wednesday, May 10, with individuals hoping to qualify for... — Updated 5/16/2023


On to State

Bronco golfers Hunter Dinkins and Lance Williamson have qualified for the boys 2B State golf tournament. The duo shot qualifying scores over the last couple weeks at Deer Park and... — Updated 5/16/2023


Tennis player qualifies for regionals

SPOKANE – A Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis player is moving on to regionals. Carlie Loop placed in the district meet Saturday at Whitworth College and advances to regionals. She’ll play at Mead High School on Saturday for a... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls on the diamond

RITZVILLE – After a Round Robin tie-breaker Tuesday, May 9, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls fastpitch softball team advanced to the Northeast 2B district tournament as the No. 5 seed. The local girls were scheduled to play... — Updated 5/16/2023


Bronco tennis players win three matches

RITZVILLE – The Broncos tennis team was edged by St. George’s School , 3-4, last week. The loss came after the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague players were swept by the Jenkins (Chewelah) Cougars. Against St. George’s, Carlie Loop, Ca... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Boys baseball team eliminated

COLFAX – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys baseball season came to an end Thursday, May 4, at the District 7 Northeast 2B tournament. The No. 8 Broncos fell to No. 7 Kettle Falls,... — Updated 5/9/2023


Explosive racing at Nitro

Hundreds of motorcyle racers from across North America the braved Rattlesnake Ridge near Vernita during three days of action during the Washington Nitro Nationals from May 6-8.... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Soon to be a memory

In a month from now school will be out and the Lind Combine Derby weekend will bring a bunch of crash test dummies to town. We still have some spring sports to follow before the... — Updated 5/9/2023


Girls play tie-breakers in Davenport

DAVENPORT – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls fastpitch softball team was scheduled to be on the field Tuesday, May 9, in a bid to secure a District 7 NE2B seed. The Bronco girls (10-6 in league) were in a three-way tie for the... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco boys win Cinco de Mayo

POMEROY — The Bronco boys ran away with a Cinco de Mayo Twilight Track Meet win at Pomeroy High School. Meanwhile, the Bronco girls finished fourth. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprauge boys team amassed 151 points, edging Pomeroy with... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos host Undeberg

RITZVILLE – The Broncos boys and girls track teams finished among the Top 10 on Saturday, April 30, at their home Undeberg Invitational. The local girls finished sixth overall out... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco boys split with Reardan

RITZVILLE – The Broncos boys baseball team split a doubleheader with Reardan on Tuesday, April 25. The local boys won the opener, 10-9, but fell 11-4 in the night cap on senior ni... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos riding 8-game win streak

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls fastpitch softball team is heading into district play on an eight-game winning streak. The Bronco girls notched four wins last week,... — Updated 5/2/2023


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