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Proctor eats lightly

Egbert starts briefly for Vandals

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt graduate living in North Carolina, rode the bull C Note to a score of 86.75 to open the 21st season of Professional Bull Riders on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

A view from the sidelines -Impart love in 2014

Approach new year as if last

I find myself torn at the end of 2013 between writing about eating healthy during the holidays, pursuing your passion in the New Year or finding happiness at this time of year while creating memorable quotes.

Btfsplk rains on state

Bad luck cloud hovers over teams

A thick bad-luck cloud thundered across the state, raining down inexplicable sports losses last weekend.

Tribe plants fish

Tribe tracking white sturgeon

Great winter fishing awaits on several Colville tribal lakes following stocking this past year.

More salmon coming

Okanogan County to get $1.1 million

There’s something getting ready to swim in our rivers – more salmon.

Proctor finishes fourth

All-state football winners named

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate now living in North Carolina, finished third in the bullriding average at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Dec. 5-14 in Las Vegas.

Safe ice fishing a must

Lloyd Little always found trout to bite

When you are out ice fishing this winter, and it’s been cold enough to freeze some of the lakes for sure, I hope you are smart enough to do it safely.

Proctor moves to third

Neely helps lead Freeman to title

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt High School grad now living in Troutman, N.C, won the first two nights of bullriding at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Many know Aussies

Lots go against international foes

When the Australian Kempsey Spirit team played Okanogan, it reminded me that we have several athletes from this region who have competed in Australia or against Australians.

Staggs scores for NIC

Behymer also plays for Cardinals

Kara Staggs of Okanogan is tearing up the basketball ranks while playing for North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

Tease photo

Neely departs coaching ranks

Highlight includes 1999 state crown

Longtime Okanogan coach Denny Neely announced last week he is retiring from coaching as of today.

Lion writes for The Times

Seattle publishes sophomore’s story

I was roaming the web when I noticed that Sam Thomsen, a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School, wrote a guest column for The Seattle Times. Thomsen’s column was titled “Crazy? Why the Mariners should sign Robinson Cano now.”

Book remembers movers and shakers

Rich Fewkes writes about his friends

Anyone who’s been around rodeo or listened to Tonasket car commercials on the radio the last few decades knows the homey and distinct voice of Rich Fewkes.

Smith to be a Husker

Macen McLean to play at Pateros

Chandler Smith of Brewster signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team.

A View from the Sidelines - Doubt these stories

Fish tales flap at monthly meeting

It seems fish stories get more and more unbelievable as the years pass. Take Russian President Vladimir Putin, who this summer caught a record-setting pike in a remote Siberian region.