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Commission to set hunting seasons

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2021-23 hunting seasons, establish state water mining rules and update its fish hatchery policy when it meets Friday, April 9. The commission is expected to approve new... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

After thoughts

I’m sure most of you saw the game on Saturday between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. I was watching with my headphones on as my wife was reading one of the many books... — Updated 4/6/2021


High school spring sports coming up

RITZVILLE — Public school students are on Spring Break April 5-9, but spring sports competitions begin the following week. As of April 2, Bronco competitions are as follows: April 13 Golf: League match in Asotin, 12:30 p.m.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos fall to Asotin Panthers Friday

ASOTIN – A 72-yard touchdown reception were the only points the Broncos could muster Friday night as they fell, 31-6, on the road to the Asotin Panthers in Class 2B football. A... — Updated 3/30/2021


Broncos fall in post-season

SPANGLE - The Broncos girls fell short Monday night, 3-2, and were eliminated from post-season play by the Liberty (Spangle) Lancers. Set scores in the NE2B league semifinal were... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Cross Country competes in Kettle Falls

KETTLE FALLS – The Broncos high school and middle school runners competed in a league qualifier in Kettle Falls Saturday, Mar. 27, with freshman Caleb Heater moving on to the league championship in Asotin Saturday, April 3.... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Whitmore honored by students, WIAA

RITZVILLE – Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) staff traveled over from Renton Thursday, Mar. 25, to honor Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and 2020 WIAA... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Decisions, decisions

Basketball’s new season is getting started even while the NCAA tournament is still in progress. The musical chairs of college coaching changes and the dreaded I’m going pro or... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos roll past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs

RITZVILLE – Broncos sophomore running back Hayden Melcher was just too much for the Kettle Falls Bulldogs last Friday night, March 19, on Jimmie Snider Field. Melcher put three... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls sweep three in a single week

CHEWELAH – The Broncos girls volleyball team completed a three-game sweep Saturday, March 20, topping Jenkins High School, 3-0, on the road. The win came just two days after... — Updated 3/23/2021


Weather on par

RITZVILLE – Keanu Niezwaag tees off during the lunch hour while another golf cart pulls up to the start of the course Wednesday, Mar. 17. "It's a beautiful day," Niezwaag said,... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Broncos race at Reardan

REARDAN – Lind-Ritzville cross-country runners Matthew Brown and Maeve Korthuis each finished in 13th place in their respective races at the Northeast 2B League meet in Reardan Sa... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Broncos sweep Odessa on home court

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Kahlotus Broncos hosted the Odessa Tigers Saturday, Mar. 13, sweeping the visitors 25-11, 25-23, 25-15. "Yesterday's match was... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Year of sports lost to covid shutdowns

Yes, it has been a year since we were shutdown, schools closed, sports equipment locked away, and only essential businesses could be open. Did we neglect to protect those people... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming rights to WSU football field

PULLMAN – Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Bulldogs grab win at home

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville Middle School Bulldogs hosted Northwest Christian Thursday, Mar. 11, winning the game 6-0. Zach Klein scored the only touchdown right at the... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Sports Briefs

Washington state boaters must pass safety course OLYMPIA – The annual "Spring Aboard" campaign, which the state uses to provide information on how to enroll in a boating safety class, will run from Mar. 21-27. The program was... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Broncos take a win on the road

RITZVILLE – The Broncos beat Northwest Christian at Colbert 15-13 last week before a BYE Mar. 12. Lind-Ritzville gained 112 yards in 56 plays to the Crusaders' two yards in 58 plays, with quarterback Chase Galbreath earning 111... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming rights to football field in Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa juggernaut crushes the Eagles

ST. JOHN – The Odessa Tigers (3-0) juggernaut hit the century mark for the first time this season as they dominated the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse Eagles (0-2) on the gridiron... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Racers compete in Chewelah

CHEWELAH – Lind-Ritzville cross country runners competed in a Northeast 2B League meet hosted by Jenkins High School in Chewelah Saturday, Mar. 6. "The team did great," Coach Morgan Hunt said. "The weather was beautiful. The cour... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Ritzville sweeps Davenport, Kettle Falls

RITZVILLE – The Broncos swept Davenport at home with set scores of 25-15, 25-12, and 25-17 Tuesday, March 2. "Communication was better and we had a controlled game,"... — Updated 3/9/2021


Eastern Eagles flying high

The Eastern Washington Eagles (1-1) returned to their winning ways Saturday, March 6, with a dominating 45-13 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-1). Above, Eastern... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The price of keeping up

It was about 11 years ago when EWU alum and Tennessee Titan lineman Michael Roos donated $500,000 to fund a red turf project at the EWU football field. Woodward Stadium would... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Eagles take last second loss to Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho — The Idaho Vandals shocked the No. 12-ranked Eastern Washington Eagles in Big Sky football action Saturday evening, scoring the winning touchdown with 54 seconds... — Updated 3/2/2021


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