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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 11, 2017 

Senior Profile: Aiyanna Picard

As we start the New Year I wanted to highlight some of the seniors in this year’s class at Lake Roosevelt who are succeeding and striving to make a difference in their own lives. I choose Aiyanna Picard because, well, she is “The Legend,” and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017 

Raiders wrestle in Okanogan and Warden

Raiders wrestled in the Brewster Mix & Match last Tuesday, then in a Warden tournament on Saturday. The Brewster Mix & Match is without brackets and team points, but is rather an opportunity for wrestlers to gain experience. Three Raiders participate...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017 

Lady Raiders defeat Fillies and Lady Shockers

The Lady Raiders basketball team is 6-2 in the league after decimating Bridgeport on the road last Tuesday, 63-36, then defeating Waterville at home on Saturday, 42-31. The girls are ranked 17th in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017 

LR lose two by slim margins

The Raider basketball team has a 1-7 win-loss record in the league after losing by four points, 46-42, in Bridgeport last Tuesday, then by five points, 43-38, against Waterville on Saturday at home....

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Who wants you to believe it?

We say that we live in the information age. The available quantity of information is immense. The reliability of that flood of information is uncertain. That situation is not entitely new; there have always been rumors. But electronic communication...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Childhood greats who passed in 2016

The year 2016 saw many of my childhood heroes and icons pass away. As the year wound down, they seemed to come in waves and it got me thinking more and more about the celebrities who entertain us throughout the years, and in some cases become part of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 4, 2017

LR hosts wrestling Powerhouse Tournament

The Raiders hosted wrestlers from eight other schools last Wednesday in the 14th annual Powerhouse Tournament. The Raiders took third with 111.5 points, behind Omak's 114 and Warden's 134. The event...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 4, 2017

Raiders and Lady Raiders compete at the Eagles Holiday Classic

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams traveled to Spokane last week to play in the Eagles’ Holiday Classic tournament at West Valley High School where they competed in non-league games against new opponents. The Raiders lost...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 28, 2016

2016 Year in Review of the GCD area and beyond

Here's a list of some of the major stories we've followed in 2016. Which ones were your favorites? January 6 An overhead covering that had shaded rodeo fans for decades at the Ridge Riders Rodeo...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 28, 2016

Looking back, marching forward

As 2016 is wrapping up and we prepare for what lies ahead in 2017, it is always good to glance back at the last year and remember the events that affected us most. Now, I could go global for this column, but I decided to keep it personal because I...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 28, 2016

Raider wrestlers attend Banks Lake Brawl

The Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers headed south to Coulee City last Wednesday for the Banks Lake Brawl, where each of the seven Raiders placed. Kaleb Horn, Jon Shelley, Tony Nichols, and Ida Sue all received first-place spots. Ryan Moon and Steven...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 28, 2016

Raiders defeat Raiders in alumni vs. alumni games

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders alumni vs. alumni basketball game was a big success, with good turnout and close games, according to Miranda Salas, who helped organize the event. Two games were played, one between the guys and one between the girls. In...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas Coulee Country

Last Sunday night was Faith Community Church’s Annual Christmas Dinner and it got me to thinking about holiday traditions. Maybe it was the Archers and their 30-plus years of service to God and church. Maybe it was watching the Hansens’,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 21, 2016

Lady Raiders win two before non-league loss

The Lady Raiders beat the Manson Trojans Dec. 13 before defeating the undefeated Tonasket Lady Tigers on Thursday to go 4-2 for the season before losing a non-league game at Okanogan. Lake Roosevelt d...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 21, 2016

Raiders on a losing streak

The Raider boys' basketball team is struggling to win more games this season, losing last week to both Manson and Tonasket, giving them a 1-6 win-loss record for the season after losing a non-league...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 21, 2016

Raiders match up at Cashmere

Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers participated in the Oroville Mix & Match as well as the Cashmere Invite this past week. Four Raider wrestlers travelled to Oroville for the mix & match last Wednesday, wrestling eight matches total, winning four and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 14, 2016

Winter memories

This early snow and cold front has me remembering back to my childhood and the fun we had in the snow jungles during winter. We spent almost all day outside, in the bitter cold. Of course, we were stacked up with layers upon layers of long johns,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 14, 2016

Lady Raiders defeats followed by dominant win

The Lady Raiders showed no mercy Saturday to Soap Lake, winning by 27 points following two losses of their own against Brewster and Liberty Bell last week. Following a 60-44 loss to the Lady Bears...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 14, 2016

Raider boys ring in a victory at Liberty Bell

The Raider boys chalked up their first mark in the win column for the season after defeating the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 52-43 Thursday. "It's hard to go out to Liberty Bell and play well, and we...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 14, 2016

Raider wrestlers mix things up

Raider wrestlers hosted the Lake Roosevelt Mix and Match Dec. 7, before going to the Connell Tournament on Saturday. The LR Mix and Match, unlike tournaments, doesn't involve eliminations, brackets, p...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 14, 2016

Raider alumni games set for next week

Lake Roosevelt High School will be holding alumni vs. alumni basketball games on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Lake Roosevelt is looking for LR graduates of any age to participate in the event. Anyone interested in playing in the alumni game should contact...

 
 By Jack Burchard    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Dam would be costly boondoggle for Okanogan County

At this time of politics gone wild, let’s turn our attention to a significant local issue that we actually have the power to control: Enloe Dam. I’m amazed how the desire to “have our own dam” has become more important than the simple facts....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Your Story, Part 2

Last week I started telling you about my story, using only the three important parts that I thought were most relevant to my story. Sometimes what we think is important or a part of us is not essential to the heart of the person listening to our stor...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 7, 2016

Few eligible, team still takes 3rd at tourney

Even out-manned four to one, Raider wrestlers placed third out of 13 schools Saturday at the 26th Annual Davenport Invitational with a team total of 76 points. Reardan took first with 204 points, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 7, 2016

Raiders stung by Oroville Hornets

The Raiders boys basketball team suffered a grim defeat in Oroville over the weekend, losing 80-30 to the Hornets in Oroville. “It was really a tough game to start the season,” remarked Head Coach Levi Seekins. “We played hard throughout the...

 

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