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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

First kill, welcome to summer

If you don’t know by now, we moved last year to the country, to a beautiful setting looking down the Columbia and up the San Poil. We enjoyed the winter with many a deer, birds of many kinds and the occasional coyote. The spring brought the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 20, 2015 

Schilling and Alejandre to represent LR at districts

Lake Roosevelt’s senior throwers Katelynn Schilling and Octavio Alejandre qualified last week to move on from sub-districts at Tonasket Wednesday to the District 5-6 meet in Ephrata on Friday. “Our senior throwers excelled in this meet and will...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 20, 2015 

Raiders finish sixth at districts

Raider baseball competed for a state berth until the very last moment possible Saturday, finishing sixth in the district tournament. The Raiders had defeated Kittitas on the May 11 to stay alive in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 20, 2015 

Four golfers head to districts

Four Raider golfers will be competing today at the district tournament, which is being held at Alta Lake Golf Course. To make it there, the Raiders played in the last match of the season May 11 at home against Okanogan and Moses Lake Christian....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 20, 2015 

Tennis loses out at Districts

Lake Roosevelt’s tennis players had their 2015 season come to a close Saturday at the first round of the district tournament. Only one team made it out of the single elimination round. That was the doubles team of Tanya Ang and Riley Pitner. Ang...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 20, 2015 

Lady Raiders close season at 2-18

Lady Raider softball ended its season at Pateros May 15 with two losses. The final overall win-loss record for LR was 2-18 with a 2-14 Central Washington North record. “We have a very young team returning to next year’s roster, only losing two...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 13, 2015

Baseball finishes season with winning record

Raider baseball finished the regular season May 5 with a doubleheader win over the Tonasket Tigers. The wins put the overall win-loss record for the Raiders for 2015 at 14-6, with a league record of 11-5. The wins over the Tigers in Coulee Dam put...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 13, 2015

Tennis ready for districts

With the regular season over, the Raiders are now preparing for district, which starts Saturday at 9a.m. in Omak. District B Tennis will be split between the Olympic Racket Club and City Park in Omak. The Raiders are allowed two singles players and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 13, 2015

Lady Raiders lose to Warriors

The Lady Raiders travelled to Hartline on May 5, where they lost both games of a softball doubleheader to the Warriors. In the first game, the Warriors jumped ahead 7-0 before the Raiders scored two runs in the top of the third inning. ACH added...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 13, 2015

Golf wraps up season

Raider Golf finished the season on Monday at home against Okanogan and Moses Lake Christian. Now they are preparing for the district tournament, which will take place at Banks Lake Golf Course next Tuesday. Those who qualify will move on to the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 13, 2015

Track off to sub-districts

Raider track and field athletes completed the regular season Friday at the Ron Vanderholm Invitational tournament in Royal City. Today, they are heading to Tonasket where the District 6 portion of the Central Washington League Sub-District...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Every day should be Teachers Week

First off, I would like to wish every teacher past and present a Happy Teachers Week. I have talked about my favorite teachers in the past and how they influenced my life. Even when I did not know or...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 6, 2015

Track finishes last two meet week of season

The Raiders travelled to Mansfield April 28 for the Iceberg Invitational and then to Oroville on May 2 for the Draggoo Financial-Oroville Invitational. The boys placed third overall at Mansfield with...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 6, 2015

Golf looks at late season matches

Raider Golf travelled to Okanogan Valley Golf Club Thursday for a match against Okanogan and Oroville. The boys’ medalist at the meet was Joey Staggs of Okanogan, who won with 92 strokes over the course. The girls’ medalist was Vanessa...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 6, 2015

Baseball set up for late season run

The Raider Baseball team took on the Pateros Billygoats in a doubleheader last week, adding two for their win column. Lake Roosevelt jumped ahead in both games at Pateros April 28, and held on to that lead to come home with two victories. Pateros tri...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 6, 2015

Raider tennis prepares for the late season stretch

The Raider tennis team played two matches last week on the road. At Liberty Bell, the Raider boys picked up one win in a singles match. Cristian Ruiz defeated Fallen Hutson after two hours of play. The Raider girls won two matches. Areielle White...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Incorporating the "No Fly Zone"

I can’t help but think back sometimes in our country’s past and our great grandparents’ time and wonder if that time was harder or easier. I mean, obviously there was the great depression and that was very hard. Also when the pilgrims first...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 29, 2015

Golf showing late season improvement

The young Raider golf team is showing great improvement as the late season run begins, the coach said. The team competed at Moses Point April 20 and at Banks Lake Golf Course on Thursday. At Banks...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 29, 2015

Raiders win three

The Raiders played two doubleheaders last week, winning three of the four games. In a doubleheader at home against the Oroville Hornets April 21, the Raiders won both games by large margins. LR blanked the Hornets in the first game, 13-0, then...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 29, 2015

Ladies play Oroville close, fall to L.B.

Kourtney Harrington pitched the entire first game against Oroville last week, throwing 162 pitches, seven strikeouts, and 10 walks. Lake Roosevelt’s team would lose both games to Oroville April 21 in Grand Coulee, but only by one point each. At...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 29, 2015

Track improves on two-meet week

Raider track and field competed in two meets last week, where the team’s shot put athletes excelled, a boy and a girl. The first was a Bi-County meet at Davenport April 21, where Octavio Alejandre picked up two first-place finishes. In the shot,...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 29, 2015

Track improves on two-meet week

Raider track and field competed in two meets last week, where the team’s shot put athletes excelled, a boy and a girl. The first was a Bi-County meet at Davenport April 21, where Octavio Alejandre picked up two first-place finishes. In the shot,...

 
 By Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal    Opinion    April 22, 2015

"Ferguson" doesn't represent most law officers

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of teenagers who were part of a scouting organization. The first question I asked was, “What do you think of when you think of the police?” A 17-year-old boy raised his hand and said,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Is Aprils Fool's Day all month long?

Over the past month, a few funny things have happened. Well, to be honest, at the time it was not funny at all. Remember when our parents used to say, “Someday you will look back at this moment and laugh.” Well they were right, like they mostly...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015

Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam. It wasn't a forgone conclusion. Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in...

 

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