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 By John Overby    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Free market gas case study coming

I seem to recall the Star's editorial support of the "status quo" of gasoline prices here in the Coulee a few weeks ago. It was implied that detractors just didn't “know Jack" and that the higher prices were due to the free market system which...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 4, 2014

Alejandre and Kelly-Marconi place at state

Octavio Alejandre and Chyenne Kelly-Marconi both placed for the Raiders at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State 2B Track and Field meet in Cheney last week. At the meet, held...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 4, 2014

Five Raiders named to all-league

Five Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball players have been named to the Central Washington 2B North All-League teams. Two were members of the 2013 All-League teams. Devan Black was named to the First Team...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Alejandre, Kelly-Marconi, and Hanway district champs

Three Raiders came home as District 5-6 champions Saturday and will compete at the state track and field tournament at Eastern Washington University Friday and Saturday. “I knew it was going to be a great meet when we started off with three...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Three Lady Raiders named to all-league squads

Three Lady Raider softball players have been named to the Central Washington 2B North All-League squads for the 2014 season. Lake Roosevelt freshman Tristen Adolph was named to the First Team CWL 2B North because of her pitching and base running...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Raider Tennis finishes 2014 season in Districts

Raider Tennis competed in District 6 Tournament at Cashmere last week, where their season came to an end. The matches were close and were played to a different format than in the regular season. “The format was two out of three sets with no-add...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

No golfers qualify for state

Raider golf came up short at the the District 5-6 Golf Tournament at Lake Chelan Golf Course May 20, so no Raider golfer will advance to the state tournament this season. Brandon Desautel and Mikel Friedlander finished sixth and seventh,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Golf looks for state berths

Raider golf closed the regular season May 13 at home against Moses Lake Christian and Columbia Basin Secondary. Austin Rosenbaum posted his best score of the season, shooting an 89 over 18 holes to be the boys’ medalist. Madisyn Byam was a close...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Lady Raiders softball finish season

After a win over Bridgeport last week, the Lady Raiders came up one game short of making it into district play, ending their season. The Lake Roosevelt team played their last softball game of the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Track qualifies 17 to district meet

Raider track and field athletes took four sub-district championships in Oroville May 16, where the top four from each event move on to the District 5-6 meet Saturday. LR finished third overall for bot...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Raiders finishes season 13-8 for 2014

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball team finished the 2014 season Monday at Wenatchee Valley Juinor College in a loser-out game against White Swan. The Raiders kept it close but could not beat the Cougars in the end. The Cougars ended the Raiders season in...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Lady Raiders lose three

Lady Raider softball dropped all three of their games last week. At Oroville May 6, the Lady Raiders lost to the Hornets by a close score. On the mound, Tristen Adolph continued her streak of solid performances, striking out eight batters and giving...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Tennis wraps up regular season Readies for league tourney

Raider tennis players defeated the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats in both boys’ and girls’ play May 6 but lost to Tonasket two days later, then ended the regular season at home last night. At...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Golf preps for districts

Raider golfers competed in their last two events of the 2014 season May 6 at Oroville and last night at Banks Lake Golf Course. At Oroville, the Raiders competed against a large Hornet squad and a...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Raiders wrap up regular track season

Raider Track finished the regular season with athletes placing in two meets. The LR boys finished sixth overall in the Bridgeport Invite May 6, with 42 team points. The girls’ squad took ninth with 41 team points. The Raiders travelled to Royal...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Softball starts week strong

The Lady Raiders started last week with a big win over the Manson Trojans April 29. The game was over in the third inning due to the mercy rule. Four Lady Raiders batted perfectly against the Trojans: Roxanne Belgarde hit four for four; Baylee...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Track has successful week

Raider Track traveled to Mansfield for the makeup Iceberg Invite on April 29. The Raider boys’ team finished fourth overall and the girls took home fifth for the small meet that was a tuneup for the Raiders for the invite on May 3 in Oroville. The...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Tennis has busy week

LR’s tennis team rebounded from a total loss early last week with a sweep and a half at the start of May. At Okanogan April 29, the Raiders were swept, both boys and girls, by the Bulldogs. Holly Jo Carriere came back in the second set of her...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Baseball winning

The Raiders extended their win streak to five games last week with wins at home and away. Lake Roosevelt took on the Hornets at Greene Field April 29, but Oroville did not roll over easily. The game...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Golf defeats Manson

Raider golf defeated a small Manson Trojan team April 29 at Lake Chelan in an 18-hole contest. Manson had only one boy and two girls competing against LR. The boys medalist, Riley Dickinson, was from...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 30, 2014

Ladies pick up third win

Lady Raider softball went one of three in last week's games, falling to the league-leading Liberty Bell, but prevailing in one of two games in Saturday's doubleheader against Oroville. At Liberty...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 30, 2014

Track rained out at Mansfield, competes at Cashmere

LR competed at Cashmere in the Rieke Invitational April 25, but got rained out at a Mansfield’s Iceberg Invite April 22. At Cashmere, the Raider girls finished 21st overall with 10 team points. The...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 30, 2014

Tennis beats the rain in a tie-breaker kind of week

Three home tennis matches against White Swan came down to tiebreaks, with LR winning all three April 22. The weather became a factor as the matches, played on both the high school courts and the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 30, 2014

Baseball goes two for three

The league-leading Mountain Lions held the Raiders to one run April 22 at Liberty Bell, defeating Lake Roosevelt 6-1, but LR did not stay down, as the Billygoats were to discover. The Pateros Billygoa...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Gorillas and Raiders split match

Lake Roosevelt tennis took on the Gorrillas April 16, with the girls coming home from Davenport with a 3-0 victory. The Raider boys came up short, losing 1-3. LR’s girls swept the Gorillas in singles play. Areielle White posted an impressive win...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Baseball on three-game tear

Raider baseball rebounded from their loss to Liberty Bell by winning all three games last week. At home against Bridgeport April 15, the Raiders blanked the Mustangs en route to a big league win....

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

First two-meet week successful for Raiders

Lake Roosevelt’s track and field team travelled to Davenport April 15 and to Quincy on Saturday for the first of three two-meet weeks in a row. At Davenport, the Raider boys finished sixth overall with 54 team points, and the Raider girls took...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Lady Raiders pick up two wins

Lady Raider softball picked up their first two wins of the 2014 season at Manson on Saturday. Lady Raider pitching showed positive improvement. In the first game of the doubleheader, Savannah Marin struck out 10 batters, allowing only seven walks....

 
 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...

 

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