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Got game?

If you have success hunting this year, we want to hear about it! Send photos of your hunter with the goods so we can share your good news with our readers. Please include your... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports 

WIAA ready to go, but waiting on state guidelines

RITZVILLE – Athletic Director Greg Whitmore said the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Nov. 17 decision to keep high school sports to three seasons and move it... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports 


There is an old saying that news travels fast. But it seems that bad news travels even faster with no brakes. Today’s subject is, of course, the wedding. We first heard about it... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

School sports shut down again

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Athletic Director Greg Whitmore announced Sunday, Nov. 14, basketball and wrestling camps will be postponed until further notice and the... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Clay shoot canceled in wake of shutdown

ST. JOHN – Rock Lake Sporting Clays has canceled its fund-raising shoot for this Saturday, Nov. 21. Gary Newton, owner of the Rock Lake Sporting Clays on Stevens Road, confirmed... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

WSU falls in home-opener

No. 11 Oregon topped Washington State University, 43-29, in the Cougars' home-opener in Martin Stadium in Pullman on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Ducks got on the board first when Oregon... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Can you hear me now?

Every so often I get a message from someone that likes my column, or thought I missed the point about a certain subject. When I get these I think, “Well at least they are reading... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It does matter

I’m sure that most of you have seen the beer commercial that has one guy bringing a beer to his buddy, and one for him. There is a football game that is shown on the TV. The beer... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Harriet Lynch    Sports

Turkey Trot continues in 2020

The Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning tradition, now in its 33rd year, will operate as about everything else in 2020, as a different event. The trot will be self-started, self-guided with the goal being the same as in all of its... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By The Journal    Sports

Last two free days at state parks

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two final free days of 2020, in November. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11; or... — Updated 11/5/2020


Hunting Photo

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 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long time for a short season

It was definitely a season like no other, battling C-19 and a shortened 60-game schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers survived the first 16-team baseball tournament played in a sort of... — Updated 11/5/2020


Open Season

 — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Plenty of Seats Available

We have finished week 7 of NCAA college football, and teams like Army have played seven games, and the Big 10 and Mountain West Conference (MWC) have played their first. Several... — Updated 10/27/2020


Boys will be boys

 — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Coaches, athletes happy to be back

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville middle and high school athletes began practicing Monday, Oct. 12, in after-school training camps. "Athletes are thrilled to be participating in sports... — Updated 10/22/2020


Open Season

 — Updated 10/22/2020


Ritzville athletes back in training

RITZVILLE – High school athletic training camps began again this week, after the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association opened up the coaching window from now through... — Updated 10/15/2020


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s ban on target shooting on agency-managed lands in North-Central and Northeast Washington has been lifted. “We welcome people to build campfires and responsibly sight in... — Updated 10/15/2020


Proposed bear season changes

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on a proposed spring black bear season rule change. The proposed rule modifies season dates, permit numbers... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Hennings finishes fall season in high school rodeo

RITZVILLE – Lind Ritzville High School freshman Harlee Hennings competed in four rodeos this fall with the Washington State High School Rodeo Association. Hennings competed in... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Pace Yourself

It has been difficult to get excited about watching football on TV. I know that I said I would be a fan and watch, but if the team that you really support isn’t playing then it... — Updated 10/9/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Pool levy to be voted on in general election

RITZVILLE – A maintenance and operation levy for Park and Recreation District No. 4 is on the ballot for the Nov. 3 general election. The measure, if approved, would authorize... — Updated 10/9/2020

 By The Journal    Sports

Sign up for free trainings

RITZVILLE – High school and middle school student-athletes and coaches are encouraged to sign up for free Mindset Wednesdays training sessions. “I have listened to these speakers before, so this should be an excellent series... — Updated 10/9/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Golfers raise $12,000 for firefighters, deputies

OTHELLO – The first-ever Red & Blue Benefit Tourney to raise funds for the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Adams County Volunteer Firefighters was a whopping... — Updated 10/9/2020


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