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 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...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    June 20, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Give it a chance

So last week was very busy for pro sports if you’re into that. Yes, it was the finals of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). I didn’t watch most of the hockey games but I did watch some of the last two...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    June 13, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I remember that

There is a saying that I like to use now and then: “Time flies when you are having fun!” If that is the case I must be having a blast. Just last Friday it occurred to me that I had been retired for a year. On June 1st I remembered that it had...

 

Lady Broncos softball holds end-of-season banquet

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team recently held its end-of-season banquet, where they celebrated the season and recognized players for their contributions. Award winners include...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 30, 2019

Three LRS tracksters compete at 2B State Championships

Track isn't an easy sport. You're very alone-run, throw, jump-all by yourself. No offensive line to block for you, no open teammate to pass your shot to, no outfielder to back you up or catch your...

 

Tennis team celebrates season at awards banquet

Amy Anderson (Most Improved), Katheran Gingrich (Coach's Award) and Claire Kessler (Bronco Award) pose with their plaques at the LRS Tennis Banquet on May 21. Other award winners include Leo Rios...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 30, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Age

As I get older I notice things a bit differently than others do. Maybe you do the same. When I hear or read about the death of someone I vividly remember from my younger days it makes me think about why I remember that person. This past week the...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 23, 2019

Kinch leads the way for Broncos at District Meet

Last Friday afternoon marked the start of the final path at the District Meet for track and field athletes seeking a place at the 2B State Championships. The pathway to State is shaped like an...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 23, 2019

LRS softball season ends in District Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball season came to an end over the weekend in the Northeast 2B District Tournament, as the team came up one win shy of guaranteeing a second consecutive be...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 23, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Has it really been that long ago?

Alumni weekend is here and I really have trouble grasping onto the fact that the class of 1969 graduated from RHS 50 years ago. I say this because I graduated 49 years ago and it is really amazing that time has gone by this quickly. Throughout the ye...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Eight LRS athletes advance to District Meet

Jimmie Snider Field was awash in color and activity for the last time this season on May 7, as 13 track and field teams sent their athletes to the Sub-District Meet to vie for limited slots on a path...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 16, 2019

2019 tennis campaign ends at District Tournament for LRS

The tennis season came to an end for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos last week in the Northeast 2B District Tournament. No players from the Broncos were able to advance to the Regional Tournament t...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Golf team ends season at District Tournament

Two members of the Ritzville Golf Team rode with Coach Nick Weishaar to the Meadowood Golf Course near Liberty Lake last Monday, May 13, with hopes of keeping alive a tenuous opportunity to move on to the State Meet. They came close, but...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 16, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I remember him...

Is it my imagination or have all of the really great Mariner highlights come to an end? The team that started out 13-2 with what seemed to be a 5 game lead over their AL West rivals are now mired in a major slump slotted in third place but by the...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Non-league games a tune-up for Lady Broncos ahead of District Tournament

In a week that had no consequential games on the schedule, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos kept busy with a pair of non-league doubleheaders against 1A schools last week. The Lady Broncos...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Season ends for Broncos with loss to Northwest Christian in playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball season came to an end last weekend, as they fell to the Northwest Christian Crusaders in the second round of the Northeast 2B District Tournament on May 4. The Broncos, who ended regular season league play...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Broncos track & field gear up for postseason push

The calendar page has turned to May, sunny days prevail, and the Track and Field season is moving to an end after a delayed start due to snow-covered tracks and fields. Now the meets are gateways to State and results of competition determine who can...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Nine tracksters qualify for Districts next weekend

The following track and field athletes have qualified to move into the District Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at Central Valley High School. More information will be...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 9, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Run along now

Sorry about not having a column last week but an unforeseen event took place that didn’t allow me enough time to write something last week. That does happen now and then. Oh well, what can I say? I’ve run out of excuses. A couple of weeks ago...

 

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