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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Two words for fighting sickness

Sickness can be a war on many fronts. From the common cold to a major disease, it affects us in a wide variety of situations that cause us to go to war for ourselves. Sometimes it is a battle of one and sometimes you must devise a plan filled with...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Wrestling ready for Districts

Raider Wrestling finished up the regular season at home Saturday with the Central Washington South mixer, as seven Lake Roosevelt wrestlers won matches, with 11 pins and two decisions by points...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Raiders keep on rolling

Raider Boys Basketball travelled to Manson and Tonasket last week and continued to win. With the wins the Raiders are one step closer to sealing up second in the North. Now Lake Roosevelt needs to come away with a win this week to secure the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Lady Raiders extend win streak to six

The Lady Raiders defeated two teams to propel themselves toward the top of their league last week. The Lake Roosevelt girls are looking to be either the number-two or -three seed from the North into the district tournament coming up at Eastmont. At...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Community    February 3, 2016 

New book offers folk legend's grit and gumption in the context of his time

Author Greg Vandy's "26 Songs in 30 Days" is a fascinating book that explores the folk musician Woody Guthrie's month-long employment by the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941 when Guthrie was as...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 27, 2016

Gems in the Coulee: Operation Red Apple

Most of you know nothing about a secret operation that is going on at Lake Roosevelt. But I am about to let you in on an undercover operation that has been lifting the spirits of staff and blessing everyone from bus drivers to teachers at the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Raiders retain 10-5 overall

LR Boys Basketball improved their overall win-loss record to 10-5 after winning two of the three games last week. The Raiders lost in double overtime to Oroville at home Jan. 19 after leading by as...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Lady Raiders get their groove back with four-game win streak

The Lady Raiders won all of three of their games last week, increasing their present win streak to four in a row. "We have played some decent ball with some of the changes we are making at this...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Wrestlers gear up for postseason

In two matches last week, Raider wrestlers used wins to warm up for a a mixer they'll host this weekend in Coulee Dam to settle scores, break ties and meet new opponents. At Okanogan Jan. 19, and in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 20, 2016

The persuasive perspective

Experience + your current situation x encouragement = decisions being made. That sounds simple enough, and I am sure there are a lot of other factors involved, but really this is the basis for our decisions. Plus all you math geeks (Jeremiah and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 20, 2016

Raiders continue win streak

The Raiders are on a three-game win streak after sweeping their opponents last week. The wins put the Raiders firmly in second place in the Central Washington 2B North with a one-game lead over the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions. LR canceled a game at...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 20, 2016

Jacob Smith continues to win tournaments

The only senior wrestler on the Lake Roosevelt team, Jacob Smith, continued to win tournaments as he took the gold at the Sgt. Justin Norton Invitational at Rainier on Saturday. “Jacob Smith … had four pins on his way to the championship,”...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 20, 2016

Ladies snap losing streak

After losing three in a row, the Lady Raiders snapped that skid at Liberty Bell last Thursday, prevailing by one point over the Mountain Lions. “One and one for the week,” pointed out Lady Raiders’ Head Coach Wallace Pleasants, “with a very...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 13, 2016

The game of groans

This last weekend was the start of the NFL Playoffs. Wins by the Chiefs, Seahawks, Steelers and Packers set things up for an action-packed football weekend coming up. But I want to talk about the game between the Bengals and the Steelers and the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 13, 2016

Raiders in second place in North

Raider Boys' Basketball ended a three-game week in second place in the Central Washington 2B North standings with a win over Waterville Saturday. Right now the Raiders' win-loss record stands at 6-4...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 13, 2016

Lady Raiders are 6-4 overall for the season

The Lady Raiders won one and lost two basketball games last week in the first of two three-game weeks in a row. The Lady Raiders defeated Tonasket at home on Jan. 5 by the final score of 51-39, which...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 13, 2016

Wrestlers bring home two gold medals

Of the seven wrestlers Lake Roosevelt sent to the Charger Invite in Springdale Saturday, four placed at the tourney, including two who came home with weight bracket gold medals for first place. As a team, LR finished fourth overall, with 91 points....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 6, 2016

Things I thought about during winter break

Sometimes you just get some extra time to think about things. Things like, “did I really write that the Chiefs would win the Super Bowl?” and “did I really just see that person pick their nose while working the cash register?” You know, thing...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 6, 2016

Wrestlers grapple at two tournaments

Raider wrestlers took part in two tournaments over the holiday break, with all Raiders placing in their nine-school home tourney, and several winning or placing against 14 teams in Warden. Lake Roosev...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 6, 2016

Raiders win one, lose two

The Raider boys over the holidays won a league basketball game and competed strongly against larger schools in the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High School. At home against Manson, the Raiders won the league game Dec. 18, defeating the Trojan...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 6, 2016

Ladies win two

The Lady Raiders won two of the three basketball games they played over the holiday break. The first, at home against the Manson Trojans Dec. 18, was a 52-32 victory. LR took the momentum of that win into the week of practice that preceded the Eagle...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 30, 2015

New year, new fear - predictions 2016

I thought I would start the new year with some predictions for 2016. You know, stuff I think will happen and more than likely will. Confidence is the key here. • So prediction number one is, (drum roll) the Coulee area will purchase more snow...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2015

Raiders slam Mustangs

Raider Basketball jumped out early and controlled the game all the way through to the end. The Bridgeport Mustangs were never in the game. Lake Roosevelt jumped out in the first quarter to a 16-4 lead. The Raiders’ offense exploded in the second qu...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2015

Lady Raiders get big win over Fillies

The Lady Raiders won with a big margin over the Bridgeport Fillies in a Dec. 16 basketball game, improving their overall win-loss record to 3-1. Lake Roosevelt took control of the game early and never let go of the lead. The final score was LR 60,...

 
 By Jacquelyn Reese    Opinion    December 16, 2015

Church holds many important memories

Truly a building built stone by stone with much love. Gosh, didn’t know it was built the year I was born! Have enjoyed so many events there over the years. Whether attending one of my girls’ piano recitals, a wedding, a community event, or one...

 

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