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Broncos wrestling has busy week as season wears on

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad took to the mats three times last week, as postseason play continues to draw nearer. The team first traveled to Ephrata on Jan. 8 to take part in the second Ephrata Mix & Match of the season. Eighth...

 

Worst Seat In The House: How to stay undefeated

College football has ended with the final two championship games. The FCS version saw North Dakota State drop EWU on January 5th and on Monday January 7th Number 2 Clemson upset Number 1 ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff game. The...

 

Broncos basketball gets first league win

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned from a long break this past weekend with a pair of home games, picking up their first league win of the season against the Reardan Indians and falling to...

 

Lind Gun Club scores: Jan. 6, 2019

23: Alan Schlimmer. 22: Pete Franz, Terry Utecht. 21: Blake Bennett, Mike Gering, Kirk Sager, Garrett Schlimmer, LeRoy Watson. 20 & under: Randy Franz, Debbie Kulm, Carson Schlimmer, Anna Franz, Curt Franz, Brody Folk, Thomas Rosen, Roger...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Winning matters

The annual what have you done for me lately portion of professional football has come and gone as numerous coaches have been fired and the latest and greatest offensive or defensive coordinator is being pursued and interviewed. Oh and some of the...

 

Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 6, 2019

24: Dave Breazeale, Scott Steinmentz, Walter Weber. 23: Mike Geschke, Wes Frederick. 22: Adam Krause. 21: Travis Dewald, Jason Heider, Markham Nichols, James Wahl, Tyler Frederick, Travis Simonson, Jim Heider, Doug Wahl, Mike Bauer, Aaliyah Yaeger,...

 

LRS wrestling squad steadily getting more mat experience

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling squad got plenty of mat time in during winter break, and they’ll be getting even more matches in both this week and next. The LRS grapplers took part in the Ephrata Mix & Match on Dec. 14, a format where...

 

Lady Broncos fall in two close home games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team returned to the court last week for its first games since Dec. 21, falling in two narrow and hard-fought games at home. The Lady Broncos faced...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Controlled emotions

Over the years I’ve seen a real change in sports when it comes to celebrations and emotional breakdowns. For whatever reason it seems to me that every first down in football or three point basket or dunk leads to an emotional outburst, such as...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Getting old fast

I think every sports fan has a favorite sports announcer for the big game. There have been some good ones and a few that I tend to roll my eyes and turn the volume down when I hear them talk. I guess I’m a little like Joe Friday from Dragnet when...

 

LRS basketball teams drop non-league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys and girls basketball teams continued their seasons with a pair of non-league games against the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors and the Davenport Gorillas. The LRS teams faced off against Almira/Coulee-Hartline at home...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Good memories

If you have been following along with this column you would know that I’ve been traveling to Cheney to watch the NCAA FCS football playoffs. And if you have paid attention you would also know that the Eagles will be headed to Frisco, Texas in Janua...

 

Lady Broncos split season's first two league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos split a pair of games to open league play for the 2018-19 season, falling to the Liberty Lancers at home but beating the Colfax Bulldogs on the road. The Lady...

 

Broncos basketball drops two games to start 2018-19 league season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team dropped its first two league games of the season at home against the Liberty Lancers and on the road against the Colfax Bulldogs last week. The Broncos now sit at 0-2 in league play and 3-3 overall i...

 

LRS hopes to livestream winter sporting events

Due to there being no local cable company, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague fall athletic events were unable to be broadcast on television this year. But LRS Athletic Director Greg Whitmore says that he has been working to develop the ability to...

 

Lady Broncos split pair of non-league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos ended last week on a high note with a 60-34 thrashing against the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats to improve their record on the season to 2-2. The week started on a tougher note for the Lady Broncos, as they fell at...

 

Broncos basketball improves to 3-1 on season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team picked up two more wins in non-conference play last week, improving its record to 3-1. The Broncos narrowly beat the Oakesdale Nighthawks at home on Dec. 4, winning 46-44 in a game that was close...

 

Worst Seat In The House: The way it should be

One of the things that I wish is to have been able to play in the high school football playoffs but those wouldn’t happen until four years after I graduated. I enjoy watching playoff games with match ups between teams that typically never play agai...

 

LRS LADY BRONCOS VOLLEYBALL

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Players, coaches and their families came together to celebrate a season that saw the Lady Broncos make... Full story

 

LIND-RITZVILLE/SPRAGUE BRONCOS FOOTBALL

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team held its end-of-season banquet at the Ritzville Grade School on Nov. 16. The theme of the banquet was a taco bar, as coaches, players and their... Full story

 

Many thanks

I think we’ve all said it before but here goes again, “What happened to the year?” Here we are at Thanksgiving time once again wondering if we accomplished all of those things or at least one or two of those things on our New Year’s...

 

A missed opportunity

It wasn’t the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but I did write a column last week. It didn’t make it into the paper because for some odd reason I forgot to send it. Laugh if you must but sometimes being retired means not having... Full story

 

Looking ahead to the 2018-19 LRS winter sports season

The first day of practice for winter sports teams was held on Nov. 13, as boy’s and girl’s basketball along with the wrestling team begin preparation for a long winter sports season. A more in-depth preview on each of LRS’ winter sports teams...

 

Lady Broncos volleyball season ends with deep playoff run

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball season came to an end last week, but not before the team’s spirited run deep into the Northeast 2B District Tournament. The Lady Broncos lost in... Full story

 

Broncos football shellacks Kettle Falls in season's final game

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team ended its season on a high note, routing the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-6 at home on Nov. 2. The Broncos asserted their dominance early in the game, leading 21-0 after the first quarter and 34-6 at...

 

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