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 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 22, 2017 

Basketball tourney brings people together, business to area

The Nespelem All-Indian Basketball Tournament was held this past weekend, bringing people together to bond over basketball and bringing people to the area during the tourists' off-season. Thirty-two...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 22, 2017 

Winter woes will yield to spring

“It was a dark and stormy night.” This is considered one the worst beginnings of a suspenseful novel. But we have been living it. Cold weather, lots of snow and now the melt-off. Add very little sunshine and the winter blues hit you where it...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 22, 2017 

New state champ leads Raider placers at Tacoma

Three Raider wrestlers participated at the state's Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma this past weekend where all three placed, including Kaleb Horn, who is the first Lake Roosevelt sophomore to win a state...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 15, 2017

LR alternative school offers a different way to learn

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Senior Profile: Will Friedlander

I recently sat down with a young man I have known for a long time. Will “The Thrill” Friedlander is a man of few words, as many of you know, but I was able to extract a few things from the current senior at Lake Roosevelt High School. I asked...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 15, 2017

Six wrestlers headed to Tacoma Dome

Three Raider wrestlers and their alternates will compete at the state tournament later this week after having earned their seeds to the big competition in the regional tournaments. They competed at the regionals in Tonasket and Wahluke, as Lake...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 15, 2017

Girls lose two in postseason; lose to White Swan at district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders lost to Tonasket then Liberty Bell over the weekend, and were defeated in the districts tournament last night against White Swan 41-51. Playing the Lady Tigers in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 8, 2017

The week of "supers"

The Super Bowl was Sunday, and if you missed it you missed a little bit of NFL history. Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick solidified their spots in the annals of Best QB and Best Coach of all time....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 8, 2017

Three of six LR placers take first at wrestling district

The Raider wrestlers came home satisfied from Saturday’s district tournaments in Liberty Bell and Warden, where all six competing wrestlers placed, three as the district champions. From there, all six move on to the regional tournament. The...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 8, 2017

Week of victories leads to second round of playoffs

The Lady Raiders pulled off a few more victories in the past week, finishing the regular season at 12-4 and third place in the Central Washington 2B league, then securing a second and third playoff...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 8, 2017

Boys finish season at 3-13

The Lake Roosevelt Raider boys' basketball team defeated Waterville but lost to Soap Lake last week, finishing their season at 3-13, seventh out of the nine teams in the Central Washington 2B league....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 1, 2017

SHARP program looking for more involvement from community

An after-school program in place at Lake Roosevelt is hoping to recruit more volunteers to help enrich kids' understanding of the world and be better prepared to face it as they get older. The SHARP...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Continue helping the youth

Our youth can sometimes get a bad rap. A small group of rebellious teens can sometimes make an impression on an individual that defines an entire generation in that person’s eyes. The words disconnected, lazy, distracted and entitled are some of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 1, 2017

Lady Raiders in third despite free-throw "bugaboo"

The Lady Raiders were unable to pull off a comeback against Tonasket last Tuesday, lost a non-league game against Omak Thursday, then dominated Bridgeport on Saturday to go 10-4 in the league. In...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 1, 2017

Raider boys' playoff hopes go poof, still having fun

The Raider boys basketball team is statistically ruled out of any playoff possibility following losses against Tonasket, Omak, and Bridgeport. The Raiders lost on the road 29-59 to the Tonasket...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 1, 2017

Wrestlers ready for districts after a busy week

The Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers had a busy week last week, wrestling in three separate events: the Wilbur-Creston-Keller mixer, a mix & match in Pateros, and another in Oroville on Saturday. From here, the wrestlers move on to the district/subreg...

 
 By Pam Johnson teacher    School    February 1, 2017

LR kids have fun with dance

A cafeteria at Lake Roosevelt Schools roared to life with music, lights, and dancing last this month as more than 75 percent of the classes of 2021 and 2022 attended the dance.  As students began...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 25, 2017

Impromptu slumber party shows kindness of community

The Liberty Bell Mountain Lions held an impromptu slumber party in the Lake Roosevelt gym last Tuesday after their basketball game with the Raiders, due to the ice storm that night. The junior varsity games had been canceled so that the varsity...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 25, 2017

My fellow Americans

What a confusing weekend in America. The greatest democracy in the world held its most historical and patriotic event Friday, and those who did not agree with the outcome of the process (a process that I have not agreed with at times, I might add)...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 25, 2017

Lady Raiders chalk up two more in the win column

The Lady Raiders defeated Liberty Bell in a fourth-quarter comeback before a dominant win over the Manson. Hosting the Lady Mountain Lions Jan. 17, Lake Roosevelt trailed for three-and-a-half...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 25, 2017

After win and loss, still hope for playoffs for Raiders

The Raider boys defeated the Mountain Lions, but fell to the Trojans last week, still leaving Lake Roosevelt with a long shot at the playoffs. Hosting the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions on a night of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 25, 2017

Wrestlers continue conquest in Kittitas

The Raider wrestlers traveled to Kittitas on Saturday, where four of them placed in the Coyote Classic tournament, two of them in the top spot. Out of the six Raiders competing at the tournament, four were wrestling for team points. Lake Roosevelt...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 18, 2017

Thinking about those who gave

This past week I received a wake-up call. That came on the same day that I learned of Eldon Wilson’s passing and of Duane Frye’s illness. These two men have given more to our community and nation than we will probably ever know. Eldon sat beside...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 18, 2017

Ladies defeat the Hornets, lose to Bears

The Lady Raiders tasted both victory, on their home court last week, and a grizzly defeat on the road. Hosting the Oroville Lady Hornets in Lake Roosevelt's gym Jan. 10, everything went smoothly for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 18, 2017

Raiders lose two games

The Oroville Hornets skimmed a victory last week at Lake Roosevelt from the Raiders, who also took lessons from unbeaten Brewster later in the week. The score was close all night against Oroville...

 

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