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Broncos drop season opener to Davenport

The 2019 season got off to a rocky start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, falling on the road 34-19 to the Davenport Gorillas in a non-league matchup on Sept. 6. The Broncos' run...

 

Winning Mindset begins at Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

Paul Swanson Jr., a former Ritzville High School football player who went on to play for Arkansas State University, returned to Ritzville last week as part of Winning Mindset workshop program....

 

Worst Seat In The House: Upon further review

Watching a sports telecast has changed throughout my lifetime. As a young lad you really only got to see a play once and if you missed it the people in the TV room would need to explain what happened so you would be caught up to live action again....

 

Broncos look to season opener after jamboree

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team got its first dose of live action on Aug. 30, as it hosted the Ritzville Jamboree. The Broncos welcomed five other teams to Jimmie Snider Field last...

 

Former NCAA athlete to bring 'Winning Mindset' to Lind-Ritzville

Paul Swanson Jr., a former Ritzville student and NCAA Division I athlete will be returning home to bring the “Winning Mindset” training program to Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletes. Greg Whitmore, the athletic director of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague...

 

Worst Seat In The House: It starts anew

September is here once again and schools are back in session. It is the last month of the regular season for Major League baseball and the beginning of the football season for real. Whether you like high school football, college football or the NFL y...

 

LRS football season begins with Ritzville Jamboree

Practice is underway for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, as the beginning of the season is just days away as they prepare to host the annual Ritzville Jamboree. For LRS football...

 

Athletic director to parents and athletes: don't abuse referees

Sportsmanship was the message of the day at the first Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athlete and parent meeting of the year. “Great sportsmanship takes a great team,” LRS athletic director Greg Whitmore said at the meeting. “Everything in my life is ba...

 

Inaugural LRS summer fitness program draws 36 athletes

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletic combine’s 2019 summer fitness program, run by PTA Performance of Spokane, has come to an end. In all, 21 high school athletes and 15 middle school athletes took part in the program. Of the 21 high schoolers, 12...

 

Worst Seat In The House: The great escape

Right around the end of school, Coach Whitmore has a football camp for the middle school kids. It is a great camp to teach these youngsters some of the fundamentals of the game and what to expect as future football players. This is a fun camp and I...

 

Worst Seat In The House: A sporting life

When I read the morning paper I spend an inordinate amount of time reading the sports page. That has been something I’ve done since I was very young. Sports were an important part of who I was. Of course, when I say sports I don’t mean every...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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