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Oroville offers camp

State Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Thacker will be part of the staff coaching at an Oroville Summer Basketball Camp on June 16-20.

June 11, 2014 midnight read more..


A view from the sidelines -Impart love in 2014

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.

January 1, 2014 midnight read more..


Btfsplk rains on state

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

December 29, 2013 midnight read more..


Tribe plants fish

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

December 25, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Proctor finishes fourth

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.

December 18, 2013 midnight read more..


Safe ice fishing a must

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.

December 15, 2013 midnight read more..


Proctor moves to third

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.

December 11, 2013 midnight read more..


Many know Aussies

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.

December 8, 2013 midnight read more..


Staggs scores for NIC

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

December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Lion writes for The Times

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.”

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..


Book remembers movers and shakers

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.

November 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Smith to be a Husker

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

November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Oroville stung by road game

When was the last time you heard of a lower-seeded football team hosting a first-round state game over a higher seeded team? Out of 44 state playoff games this week, Oroville High School is the only higher-seeded team without a home game.

November 13, 2013 midnight read more..


My life in the service

Monday brings Veterans Day here and Remembrance Day in Canada, our close neighbor. The holiday also gives us a chance to remember military duty to our countries.

November 10, 2013 midnight read more..


Norwill heads south

Makenzie Norwill, a senior at Okanogan High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play fastpitch softball at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Ore.

November 6, 2013 midnight read more..


Texans bully teams

Bullying comes in many forms. Ask Miami Dolphin tackle Jonathan Martin and he’ll tell you your coworkers could be bullying you.

November 3, 2013 midnight read more..


Smart teams shine

The Omak boys cross country team and Liberty Bell girls soccer team recently were named fall team academic state champions.

October 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Ball players shine

Not everything stays in Las Vegas. Okanogan County senior softball players left with a bunch of medals from the World Championships in the past month.

October 27, 2013 midnight read more..


Rehab delayed for lake

Spectacle Lake, which appeared to be in line for rehabilitation this fall, will not be rehabilitated and its future is cloudy.

October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Grandpa keeps promise to skydive

Most people when they turn 18 think of high school graduation, attending college, getting a job or at least a celebratory dinner. Not so for the granddaughter of Okanogan’s Larry and Joanne Talmadge.

October 13, 2013 midnight read more..


Fighter flies to Russia

Lee Morrison of Okanogan leaves next week for a Mixed Martial Arts fight in Russia. Flying is nothing new for Morrison, but a professional fight in Russia certainly is.

October 9, 2013 midnight read more..


Digital service liked

The way high school teams use video to prepare for opponents continues to change. The most change involves hudl.com, which takes digital video and makes it available online to other coaches, players and fans.

October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Omak hunter bags bear in Pasayten

Jeremy Draggoo went looking for a trophy deer and instead brought home a big bear. He would tramp solo around the mountains in the Pasayten Wilderness in search of the perfect buck earlier his month during the high hunt.

September 29, 2013 midnight read more..


Let’s play ball

The inaugural Bouncin’ for Boobies coed softball tournament, already with 15 teams, remains open until today for additional teams to play Oct. 5-6 at The Plex, 93 Rodeo Trail Road.

September 25, 2013 midnight read more..


Raiders lose a star

Dakotah Holt, a multi-sport athlete who graduated in 2011 from Lake Roosevelt High School, was electrocuted Aug. 29 in Kansas.

September 18, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Run for beer in Seattle

Fresh on the heels of the Warrior Stampede, which had a beer garden and live music on Friday night, comes the 11th annual Fremont Oktoberfest 5K in Seattle.

August 21, 2013 midnight read more..


Lake fishing is great

The Conconully lakes and even nearby Sugarloaf Lake continue to boot out sizeable fish. Charlie Wines of Kelso along with John and Brenna Decker of Arlington caught a bunch of rainbows at the upper lake and Sugarloaf last week, Gene Bussell of Liar’s Resort said.

August 14, 2013 midnight read more..


Dogs head south

Jim Townsend of Okanogan and the Columbia Basin River Dogs 18U baseball team topped Crater Lake, 6-3, to win the Pacific Northwest Senior Babe Ruth regional tournament Aug. 4 and advance to the Babe Ruth World Series.

August 7, 2013 midnight read more..


Kraske named to team

Rachael Kraske of Omak helped her George Fox University women’s track team both on and off the field.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..


Proctor rides in Idaho

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and 2011 World Bull Riding champion, got a little practice in the Stampede prior to possibly coming to the Omak Stampede next month.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Camp imports Ruiz

Jesse Ruiz, who competed as a heavyweight wrestler for Mexico at the 2012 Olympics, is flying to Okanogan for a wrestling camp Aug. 10.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Bear kicks in U17

Cristian Talavera of Brewster will be the youngest player on a Spokane Shadow under-17 soccer team this summer.

June 12, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Law helps girls

What would the sporting scene be like without women’s sports? You only need to go back four decades or more to know. The month of May marks the 41st anniversary of Title IX, which was enacted by Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon in 1972 initially to guarantee equal educational opportunities for women and girls.

May 26, 2013 midnight read more..


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