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 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 16, 2014 

Raider tennis has busy week

Raiders competed in three tennis matches during the past week. On April 10th LR travelled to Wilson Creek to take on the small Devils squad. Then on the 11th LR hosted the League leading Liberty Bell...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 16, 2014 

Track competes at Brewster Relays

Raider Track traveled to Bridgeport April 8 to take part in the Brewster Relays. All events were scored as relays, even the throwing events. As of deadline, Raider Head Coach Lori Adkins had no comment on the meet. On athletic.net neither Coach Adkin...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 16, 2014 

Golf splits with Riverside Christian

Raider Golf hosted its first home match of the season on April 10 at Banks Lake Golf Course. Lake Roosevelt had only three golfers compete against Riverside Christian, so there is no team score for...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 16, 2014 

Raider baseball win and lose

The Raiders pummeled Pateros but lost to Liberty Bell last week in two away baseball games. Lake Roosevelt came away with a 10-run victory over the Billygoats in Pateros April 8. Trey Nicholson went four for five with a grand slam and a three-run...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 9, 2014

Raiders shut down by Colton, beat Tonasket

Raider baseball split their two non-league games over spring break, losing to the Colton Wildcats and defeating Tonasket at home on the 5th. LR remains at .500 for the season with a 4-4 overall record...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 9, 2014

Tennis continues to grow

Raider Tennis travelled to White Swan on March 25 to take on the Cougars on a blustery court. LR was missing some key players and others had to step up to fill the void. LR boys won their team match...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 9, 2014

Golf opened at Moses Lake

Austin Rosenbaum led Raider golfers with a 49 and the first-place medal in a match March 24 at Moses Pointe Golf Club in Moses Lake. The nine-hole match against the Moses Lake Christian Lions and Manson Trojans had only individual scoring for the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

LR baseball on a hot streak

Raider baseball is on a winning streak after defeating both Manson and Oroville last week. Lake Roosevelt soundly defeated the Trojans on their home field at Manson 21-9 on March 25. Then on Saturday, the Raiders went north to take two from the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

Weather a factor for Raider track

Raider track and field athletes traveled north to Colville for the Ezra Gordon Invitational Saturday, where a thunder storm caused a three-hour lightning delay. When hail came down at 7 p.m., the meet was called off due to another round of...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

Raiders lose to White Swan

Raider Tennis travelled to White Swan to take on the Cougars on a blustery court March 25. Lake Roosevelt was missing some key players and others had to step up to fill the void. LR boys won their team match, 3-2, but the LR girls were swept by the C...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

Lady Raiders push ahead to league play

Lady Raider softball closed out non-league play March 25 against the Tonasket Tigers at Grand Coulee. Lake Roosevelt scored more runs than in their previous four games combined, but that was not enough as the Tigers came out the victors, 22-8. Pitchi...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Baseball comes up short in early games

Raider Baseball suffered from early season jitters last week as they lost to the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline March 18, and on March 22 in a doubleheader against Okanogan. In the first game...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Raiders have solid opening at West Valley invite

Raider Track travelled to Spokane Valley Saturday to take part in the West Valley Invitational. Lake Roosevelt went in with many young athletes who had yet to compete at the high school level. Those athletes shined, and many veterans picked up where...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Raider tennis opens season with Entiat and Pateros

Lake Roosevelt's tennis team travelled to Pateros and Entiat last week to open the 2014 season. At Pateros on March 18, the boys' squad won the match 3-2 by sweeping all the singles matches. Girls...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Lady Raiders had tough week

Lady Raider Softball had a tough week to open the season. Lake Roosevelt struggled on defense and on the mound, giving up many walks. Out in the field, errors allowed runs to be scored and runners to...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 19, 2014

Decisions made for Central Washington 2B League for 2014-16

With turmoil caused by reclassification and whether the Caribou Trail League would continue to exist, there are finally some definite answers. Lake Roosevelt athletes will be competing in the Central...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 5, 2014

Raiders named to all-league squads

Six Lake Roosevelt Raiders made the Central Washington 2B North All League basketball squads this season, including an MVP, and the boys' coach was named coach of the year. First-year Head Coach Matt...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 5, 2014

Raiders end post season at regionals

The Raiders' season came to an end Saturday as the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos came away with the 67-49 victory in the the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association regional matchup at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 26, 2014

LR Wrestlers take fifth in state

Raider wrestlers completed another successful Mat Classic by finishing fifth overall in the state tournament in Tacoma last weekend. Of the five Raiders in the B classification competition, three...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 26, 2014

Raider boys take second in District 5-6

In overtime, the Raiders secured second place in the district tournament Saturday against a foe that had twice beaten them in the regular season. "We came in ready to play and prove that we deserved...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 26, 2014

Lady Raiders second in north league, third in district

The Lady Raiders finished the 2013-14 season Saturday with a second-place finish in the Central Washington 2B North and a third-place in the District 5-6 Tournament. In overtime, Oroville ended the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Five Raiders heading to state wrestling

Raider wrestling travelled to Kittitas on Valentine’s Day and came home Saturday Night with two Eastern Washington B Regional champions and five moving on to the 26th annual Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. “We had another good tourna...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Raiders end regular season with winning record

Following two successive wins in the last week of their regular season, the Raiders will head to the district playoffs tonight with solid win-loss record improved over last season's. The Raiders...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Lady Raiders end season 10-9 overall

The Lady Raiders finished the regular season with a Valentine’s Day win over the Fillies of Bridgeport following a loss in Oroville Feb. 11. Lake Roosevelt finished with a 10-9 overall win-loss record, 8-3 in league. Against Oroville the Lady...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 12, 2014

Lady Raiders extend win streak

The Lady Raiders defeated Liberty Bell and Riverside Christian to extend their current win streak to four games last week. The wins help Lake Roosevelt secure second place in the Central Washington 2B...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 12, 2014

Raider boys drop two last week

The Raider boys lost two games last week, just as squads are jockeying for district berths, giving them a 9-9 win-loss record overall, 4-5 in league play. The Raiders now need to win out to hold on...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 12, 2014

Eight wrestlers advance to regionals

Eight of nine Raider wrestlers competing finished in the top six of their weight brackets at the North Sub-Regional tournament at Northwest Christian Feb. 8, sending them on to the next step on the way to the state tournament in Tacoma. “Eight...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Lady Raiders take two from Fillies and Trojans

The Lady Raiders picked up two road wins last week at Bridgeport and Manson, lifting their overall win-loss record to 7-8 and their Central Washington 2B record to 5-2. Lake Roosevelt is in second place in the north half of the league, with a...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Raider boys on three-game win streak

by John R. McNeil II The Raiders extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated Bridgeport and Manson last week. At Bridgeport, the Raiders started out slow having trouble in the rebounding department and in playing consistently at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Wrestlers prepare for post season

Eleven Raider wrestlers will compete at the sub-regional meet on Saturday at Northwest Christian High School in Colbert. Action starts at 11 a.m. At the sub-regional, the top six wrestlers at each...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 29, 2014

Raiders sting Hornets, tripped up by Mt. Lions

Having suffered a four-point loss earlier in the week, the Lake Roosevelt boys were looking to rebound Saturday when they hosted the Hornets of Oroville. They got their bounce. In the first quarter,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 29, 2014

LR wrestlers are Dream Duals class B champs

Raider wrestlers claimed the B championship at the Washington Dream Duals held in Spokane Valley Saturday. The tourney at East Valley High School featured nine mats in two gyms and a cafeteria, with 30 teams from all classifications taking part. LR w...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 29, 2014

Ladies win one, lose one

by John R. McNeil II The Lady Raiders split their week, defeating the Mt. Lions at Liberty Bell Jan. 21, 48-25, but falling to Oroville at home 45-40 on Friday. Head Coach Wallace Pleasants said the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Lady Raiders win two

The Lady Raiders beat Manson and Kittitas last week, before losing to White Swan Saturday at home. With the two wins, the Lake Roosevelt team improved their overall win-loss record to 4-7, and to 2-1...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Wrestlers have three good outings

Raider wrestling had a rare three-contest week, travelling to Wilbur, Okanogan, and Royal City. The first match of the week was at Wilbur Jan. 14 for a mixer against Wilbur-Creston, Republic, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, and Lakeside. The Raiders went...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Raider boys basketball at .500 for season

After a big win over Manson, the Raider boys dropped their win-loss record to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in Central Washington 2B play after losses to Kittitas and White Swan last week. LR still sits at the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 15, 2014

Raiders prevail over Entiat Tigers

The Raiders defeated Entiat at home on the 11th due in part to a high scoring fourth quarter. LR won by the score of 51-42 over the Tigers to improve the Raiders' win-loss record to 5-4 overall. The R...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 15, 2014

Wrestlers place highly across state

Five of 12 Raider wrestlers placed in last weekend’s Rainier tournament, securing a ninth-place finish for Lake Roosevelt at the 17-team tournament. Some teams at the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 15, 2014

Central Washington 2B League to alter dramatically in the near future

The opt-up deadline for the 2014-16 classification cycle has passed and the final number counts are in. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s 2B category will hold 59 schools in the new classification cycle, up 11 from the current...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 8, 2014

Lady Raiders take holiday tournament championship

The Lady Raiders recorded their first two wins of the season at the Tonasket Holiday Tournament, where they took the championship. “We started to play better defense and played good team ball.” Head Coach Wallace Pleasants said. “The girls...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 8, 2014

Wrestlers have good break

by John R. McNeil II Raider wrestling took part in two tournaments over the holidays, placing third at home and eighth at Warden. “We had a great day full of good matches,” Head Coach Steve Hood said of the Raiders’ own Powerhouse Tournament...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 8, 2014

Raiders win two games

The Raiders split at the Tonasket Holiday Tournament Dec. 27-28 to take home third place, then defeated Waterville Jan. 4 to go 2-1 on the holiday break. With the wins the Raiders improve to .500 on the season, 4-4 overall. This week marks the start...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 30, 2013

Wrestlers take fifth at Cashmere

Against tough competition, Raider wrestlers took fifth place at a Cashmere tournament Dec. 21. Lake Roosevelt placed higher than Reardan, Cascade (Leavenworth), and Omak. It was sweet revenge for the Raiders, who had lost a dual meet with Omak four d...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2013

Raiders beat Entiat, lose to Pateros

By John R. McNeil II Lake Roosevelt snapped a two game losing streak Dec. 16 against the Entiat Tigers, beating them on their home court 60-50, then dropped a two-point game to Pateros in Coulee Dam...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2013

Lady Raiders fall to Entiat, Pateros

The Lady Raiders had a tough week, losing to Entiat at Entiat on Dec. 16, then losing at home to the Pateros Nannies on Dec. 20. The two losses drop the Lady Raiders’ win-loss record to 0-5 overall. Head Coach Wallace Pleasants says that the girls...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Wrestlers busy with matches

Raider wrestlers grappled in three contests last week -- two at home, against Warden Dec. 10 and a mix and match tournament Dec. 12 -- then at the Connell Invitational tourney Dec. 14, where the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Tonasket Tigers slash Raiders

In the first road game of the season, the Raiders travelled to Tonasket to take on the resurgent Tigers Dec. 10. The Raiders came back from first-half setbacks, but it was too little too late. Lake Roosevelt lost 70-46 to Tonasket to fall to a 1-2...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Ladies fall to Tigers in OT

The Lady Raiders forced the Tonakset Tigers into overtime Dec. 10 in Tonasket, hoping for their first win of the season, but came away with an 56-51 loss, but also lot of positives. LR played much more consistent basketball, leading the Tigers at one...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

WIAA preliminary student count could shift league

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Nov. 22 released student enrollment counts for its member schools for the upcoming 2014-16 classification cycle that groups competing schools by size. This is an important cycle as it is the fi...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    December 11, 2013

Back off on the big city approach

I would like to thank David Noggles on his (letter to the editor) in the December 4 issue. I first heard about the CMC issues on the November 27 issue and the “red flags” started going up when I heard the three words: “just in time” when...

 

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