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 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan basketball coach resigns

REARDAN – A basketball coach for the Reardan School District will not be returning in the coming year, following an investigation that he made inappropriate race-based comments to a student. Coach Damon Dewey was investigated by... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Big Sky pushes conference season to early spring

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

EWU at Florida football opener canceled

CHENEY—The biggest scheduled “money” game between a FCS and FBS school in 2020 is no more. Eastern Washington football’s season opener at Florida was canceled Thursday after the Southeastern Conference announced its... — Updated 7/30/2020


WIAA creates fourth sports season

RENTON -- The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that several traditional fall sports will now be played in early spring in light of the continuing increased spread of the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Basin City bucks state's reopening denial

BASIN CITY -- Local cowboys are buckin' the state's rejection of reopening Franklin County as the Fourth of July approaches. Despite the state's rejection of Phase 2 reopening in the wake of the coronavirus, residents are planning... — Updated 6/23/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports 

Ammo shortfall result of rising gun sales, virus shutdowns

Gun owners anticipating the fall hunting season or hoping to get in some target practice are having more difficulty than normal acquiring the ammunition necessary to operate their firearms. Fox Business reported in early August... — Updated 9/17/2020


Bass tournament announced

OTHELLO — MarDon Resort will host a bass fishing tournament Oct. 3 on the Potholes Reservoir. The Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament is open to a single fisherman or a team of two. Boats are allowed and there is a $300 entry... — Updated 9/17/2020


Snake River fishery opens

ALMOTA — Sections of the Snake River are now open for fishermen to catch and keep fall Chinook salmon and steelhead. The Chinook fishery opened Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will close Oct. 31, state Department of Fish and Wildlife... — Updated 9/17/2020


Mommy's first buck

Seven months pregnant, Jess Warwick of Finley, took her first deer Saturday north of Davenport. She shot the buck with a bow just off State Highway 25.... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports 

District 2's fall hunting options

The pandemic may have put an axe in many sporting activities this fall, but nothing is stopping hunters in Eastern Washington from enjoying the outdoors and trekking down some wildlife as the season gets underway. Some hunting seas... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Sprague tune up

Todd Miller of Spokane Valley rides his race "boat" Saturday, Aug. 22, during a weekend of tuning, riding and camping at Four Seasons Campground and Resort on Sprague Lake.... — Updated 8/27/2020


State agencies ban target shooting

OLYMPIA — Two state agencies have banned target shooting on the lands they manage. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Natural Resources have banned shooting until further notice. "We... — Updated 8/24/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Big Sky pushes conference season to spring

OGDEN - A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos Field... — Updated 8/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Fall sports now spring time competitions

WEST PLAINS – Cheney High School will have to wait a few more months to make its second appearance in the Greater Spokane League. At a July 30 meeting, the consensus among District 8 athletic directors — which includes the... — Updated 8/13/2020 Full story

 By Jackson Kissack    Sports

Raising funds in spite of COVID

The Medical Lake 24-hour Tennis-A-Thon had a different look this year with COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the challenges, the annual fundraiser collected $11,109 and 350 pounds of... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Havens takes third at Idaho 200 despite car issues

POST FALLS — Braeden Havens of Airway Heights placed third out of 26 racers at the Idaho 200 race at Stateline Speedway Event Center in Post Falls over the weekend. He overcame a lost alternator, motor issues and only seven... — Updated 8/6/2020


Barriere and Taylor named Big Sky All-Conference

CHENEY – A pair of seniors on the Eastern Washington University football team have been selected to the 2020 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team as announced Friday,... — Updated 7/31/2020 Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney shutters pool for the season, pauses Spray Days

CHENEY – City officials have made the decision to close the community's municipal pool for the 2020 season as well as put a pause in an activity recently launched to compensate... — Updated 7/23/2020


Eagles golf team receives national top-25 award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Eastern Washington University’s womens golf team finished tied for 15th out of all Division I institutions to earn a Womens Golf Coaches Association all-Scholar Team GPA award. The award was announced... — Updated 7/23/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Medical Lake Tennis-a-thon fundraiser to occur without in-person event

MEDICAL LAKE—Medical Lake Parks and Recreation and the Medical Lake High School tennis program will still host its annual Tennis-A-Thon fundraiser this year. There just won’t be any tennis played. The fundraiser will be... — Updated 7/16/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

WIAA announces delay to start of fall sports practices

RENTON — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced Tuesday, July 7, that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed to Sept. 5 for football and Labor Day, Sept. 7 for all other fall sports.... — Updated 7/16/2020


Fish and Wildlife employees on furlough Friday

OLYMPIA — Most state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees will be furloughed Friday, July 17, to reduce agency expenses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The furlough day is the third of four planned — the fourth... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Trailblazer competition goes virtual - sort of

MEDICAL LAKE – While the bulk of this year’s Founder’s Day has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, at least one event has found a way to continue — albeit in a new format. Instead of... — Updated 6/11/2020


June 20 sprint boat race in St. John shifts to Sept. 26

ST. JOHN – Because of the restrictions placed on sporting events across the state of Washington due to COVID-19, the Webb’s Slough Jet Sprint race originally scheduled for Saturday, June 20 will move to Saturday, Sept. 26.... — Updated 6/11/2020


Federal agency: Athletes must compete as birth gender

OLYMPIA — A U.S. Department of Education ruling could effect scholastic sports in Washington's middle and high schools and colleges. In a ruling Thursday, May 28, the agency found that a Connecticut policy that allows athletes... — Updated 5/29/2020


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