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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 Jeremy Burnham    Sports    August 15, 2019 

Mini-Golfers take over Ritzville Golf Course

Smiles were big as a group of about 15 young golfers gathered around three professional instructors at the fifth hole green at the Ritzville Golf Course this week. Youth golfers are sharpening their...

 

EARH to provide sports physicals in Ritzville, Sprague

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletics Director Gregg Whitmore is reaching out to his Bronco and Bulldog athletes about sports physicals for the upcoming school year. All school athletes are required to undergo physicals to participate. The physical is...

 
 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 Jeremy Burnham    Sports    July 25, 2019

LRS summer weight training program up and running

Over 25 student-athletes were packed in the Gilson Gymnasium weight room Monday morning taking part in the third week of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos athletic summer weight training program. Stu...

 
 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 Jeremy Burnham    Sports    June 27, 2019

LRHS launches summer weight training program

Lind-Ritzville High School athletic director Greg Whitmore wants to help his athletes build strength over the summer, and he hopes it leads to more competitive teams at the school and less injuries...

 
 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 Brandon Cline    Sports    June 20, 2019

Cars, pickups and grain trucks light up Lind Lions Club Arena

Cars, pickups and grain trucks raced for glory-and prize money-on both days of the 32nd Annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby on June 7 and 8....

 

RHS graduate inducted into Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

Ritzville High School graduate Kevin Heimbigner was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on June 8. Heimbigner grew up on a wheat farm in Ritzville and graduated from RHS...

 
 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...

 

Lady Broncos softball holds end-of-season banquet

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team recently held its end-of-season banquet, where they celebrated the season and recognized players for their contributions. Award winners include...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 30, 2019

Three LRS tracksters compete at 2B State Championships

Track isn't an easy sport. You're very alone-run, throw, jump-all by yourself. No offensive line to block for you, no open teammate to pass your shot to, no outfielder to back you up or catch your...

 

Tennis team celebrates season at awards banquet

Amy Anderson (Most Improved), Katheran Gingrich (Coach's Award) and Claire Kessler (Bronco Award) pose with their plaques at the LRS Tennis Banquet on May 21. Other award winners include Leo Rios...

 
 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 Steve Salins    Sports    May 23, 2019

Kinch leads the way for Broncos at District Meet

Last Friday afternoon marked the start of the final path at the District Meet for track and field athletes seeking a place at the 2B State Championships. The pathway to State is shaped like an...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 23, 2019

LRS softball season ends in District Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball season came to an end over the weekend in the Northeast 2B District Tournament, as the team came up one win shy of guaranteeing a second consecutive be...

 
 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 Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Eight LRS athletes advance to District Meet

Jimmie Snider Field was awash in color and activity for the last time this season on May 7, as 13 track and field teams sent their athletes to the Sub-District Meet to vie for limited slots on a path...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 16, 2019

2019 tennis campaign ends at District Tournament for LRS

The tennis season came to an end for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos last week in the Northeast 2B District Tournament. No players from the Broncos were able to advance to the Regional Tournament t...

 

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