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 By John Crabtree    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Moving rural America forward

In January, President Obama declared that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what...

 
 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...

 

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