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 By John Overby    Opinion    April 15, 2015 

Things to ponder on tax day

Happy April 15th. Today is Tax Day and is the day we are required to give an account of our earnings to the IRS tax collectors. A lot will be written by the media and a lot will be said by the politicians about this but I am sure that a couple...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 15, 2015 

Raiders win one of four over spring break

The Raiders played four baseball games over spring break, winning one against the Colton Wildcats. They hosted the Brewster Bears for a doubleheader at Greene Field April 7, then Big Bend Community College April 9, “hosted” Colton in a...

 
 By Dan Johnson    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Re: "They're de-populating Eastern Washington humans" (Letters from Our Readers, 3/25/15)

Please Star Newspaper...do some fact checking. Wolves have never been re introduced to our state, and Grizzly Bears won’t stay in the Columbia Basin for too long before they head for the Rocky Mountains. (ps...wolves have returned by migrating...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Lady Raiders hit rough stretch

Last week was rough for the Lady Raiders, who took on the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors March 31 and the Brewster Bears on Saturday. Both very successful teams proved to be a handful for Lake...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Raiders defeat Warriors

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline twice on March 31 at Greene Field in Coulee Dam. In the first game, the Raiders 10-runned the Warriors to win early by the mercy rule. But in the second game, the Raiders...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Raider tennis girls keep on winning

Raider tennis girls’ singles stayed on a winning streak last week, defeating Liberty Bell at home March 31 and Oroville on April 2, also at home. “The girls continued to dominate at first, second and third singles,” Head Coach Steve Archer...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Track continues to build for season

Raider Track competed in its first two-meet week with a meet at Tonasket March 31, then in Deer Park April 3. “The Raider boys scored well in the sprints and throws,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “The team aspect of Track & Field was deep in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raiders defeat Manson

The Raiders dominated the diamond in Coulee Dam Thursday, taking down the Manson Trojans 13-3 in Lake Roosevelt’s only contest of the week. Raider Baseball had been scheduled to play four games last week. But their Tuesday game against Liberty...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Lady Raiders pick up first win

The Lady Raiders racked up positive stats in a home win last week, but rescheduled two other games they’d been set to play in Grand Coulee. They were able to play the Trojans of Manson on Thursday, when they picked up their first win of the new...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raider golfers to work on consistency

Raider golf started Thursday with a home opening match against Omak. In girls’ competition, Jonell Denchel won the match for Lake Roosevelt, shooting a 62. The medalists for the boys in the match were Cameron D. of Omak and Brandon A. of Omak....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Track improves at Colville

Two Raiders placed at the Ezra Gordon Invitational last Saturday in Colville, and many others showed positive improvements. Two Lake Roosevelt shot put throwers laid their claims to podiums in the meet, one girl and one boy. Octavio Alejandre took ho...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raider tennis scores winning week

Raider Tennis competed in three matches last week with a great deal of success. “They are all very competitive and regularly push each other at practices to improve,” Head Coach Steve Archer said. “I am hopeful that each week we will continue t...

 
 By Dow Constantine Susan Johnson    Opinion    March 25, 2015

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality healthcare coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015

Raider baseball opens with two wins

The Raiders came home from a double header in Bridgeport Saturday with two wins. Lake Roosevelt was challenged in the first game, with the Mustangs scoring seven runs, but in the end outscored them by two in the 9-7 LR win. In the second game, the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015

Raider tennis off to soggy start

The Raider tennis team's first match on the new court surface at Lake Roosevelt was delayed an hour due to rain on Friday. Because of the delay, Head Coach Steve Archer said, the format was changed....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015

Lady Raiders drop openers

The Lady Raider softball team opened the season at home Saturday to two losses. “It was a tough day for the Lady Raiders,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. “We had too many errors, left too many base runners out there, and were having a hard time...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015

Track opens at big meet

A small Lake Roosevelt team travelled to West Valley High School in Spokane Valley for the Howard Dolphin Invitational Saturday. “We took a small group of determined Raiders to compete against 1800 other athletes at the West Valley Invite,” Head...

 
 By John Crabtree    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Water is Life

Here in the west, we understand that there is much truth in the old joke that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. Rural and small town America depend on water and our neighbors downstream count on us to preserve the quality of that wat...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Senate transportation bill irresponsible

It seems ironic that on the same day that a huge increase in gas prices is seen in the area, the Washington State Senate passes a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7 cent per gallon gas tax increase. It is fiscal...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015

Raiders finish season 15-10

The Raider boys' basketball season came to an end Friday night at Mt. Spokane High School as Lake Roosevelt lost its regional matchup against the Northwest Christian Crusaders. "Boys played well and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015

Raiders named to all-league teams

Three Raider boys and four Lady Raiders were named to Central Washington North 2B All-League teams for their play during the 2014-15 season. Chance Garvin was the only Raider named to the first team....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Octavio Alejandre is state champion

Raider Wrestling made a great showing at the state tournament with all three wrestlers placing. Octavio Alejandre took the state championship at 285 pounds. Oscar Pakootas took third at 132, and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Raiders third at districts, move on to regionals

The Raider boys won two games last week to earn third place in the District 5-6 tournament and a meeting with District 7-9's number-two team Friday night at regionals. This is the second year in a row...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Lady Raiders season ends with loss to White Swan

The Lady Raiders played their final game of the 2014-15 season at Eastmont High School against the White Swan Cougars on Feb. 19 in a loser-out game of District 5-6 play. The Lady Raiders and Cougars...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 18, 2015

Three Raider wrestlers move on to state match

All three Raider wrestlers who competed at the Regional Tournament at Northwest Christian on Feb. 14th advanced to Mat Classic XXVII. Not all had an easy road making it to State but all three placed...

 

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