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 By The Journal    Sports 

Whitmore hopeful school sports will begin soon

RITZVILLE - Athletic Director and WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) Executive Board Member Greg Whitmore announced Jan. 14 school sports may be able to begin... — Updated 1/14/2021


WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports

RITZVILLE – Greg Whitmore, Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and WIAA Executive Board member, hosted a teleconference Jan. 6 to answer questions about what new state guidelines mean for athletics in the state and for athletes at... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Adjusting on the run

Throughout this ridiculous pandemic, we see some amazing changes taking place. The Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game while basically doing all of... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Garth Meyer    Sports

First loss of the season

PULLMAN – What would decide a double-overtime game between two PAC-12 early season contenders last Saturday night in Pullman? A ball thrown off an opponent’s thigh to save a... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

For what it's worth

A few weeks ago I was listening to a sports radio program that was focusing on the career of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The host was doing some comparisons to... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By The Journal    Sports

Hanford Reach steelhead fishery to close

RICHLAND – The Hanford Reach steelhead fishery will close Jan. 1. The closure is from the Interstate 182 bridge upstream to the old Hanford townsite powerline crossing over the Columbia River. It will remain in effect iuntil... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By The Journal    Sports

State Parks offers two free days in January

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits. The first free day is Friday, Jan. 1, which gives... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By The Journal    Sports

Hunting permits awarded for reporting

SPOKANE – Hunters reporting their 2020 black bear, deer, elk or turkey results by Jan. 10 will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2021. State Department of Fish and Wildlife Game... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Staff Report    Sports

WSU Cougars host Cal Bears

PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougar football team will host only its second home game Saturday as California rolls into town. The Cougars, 1-2, and banking on freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura to be the deciding difference... — Updated 12/12/2020


Spring bear hunts, fishing and more on tap

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to consider approving a land transaction and hear updates on a wide variety of topics during its Dec. 3-5 virtual commission meeting. The commission will begin with... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Plan B or C-19

The bizarreness of this year just continues. The NFL has been rescheduling games because of COVID-19. This season the NFL has played games on Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By The Journal    Sports

Washington state parks plan meeting to be held for Dec. 10

OLYMPIA – The public is invited to join a virtual meeting to elarn more about ongoing recreation planning for Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Lewis and Clark Trail state parks Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m. The meeting,... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Seasonal Adjustment

Thanksgiving weekend is usually the time that we get to watch big tournaments in Hawaii and other venues where big time college basketball players are on display for the entire... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Garth Meyer    Sports

Eagles shorthanded

PULLMAN – Had he touched the ball yet all game? WSU 7’1” center Volodymyr Markovetskyy, who went in in the second half -- hand-raised, arm out -- got no reply until Noah... — Updated 12/3/2020

 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

 — Updated 11/5/2020

 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


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