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 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Raider boys on two-game win streak

Raider Boys Basketball won two of three games for the second straight week and began a win streak. Lake Roosevelt had a rough start to last week against the fourth-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs Jan. 13 at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Wrestlers make strong showing in Rainier

Raider Wrestling travelled to Rainier Jan. 16, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament, where all the Raiders on the trip placed. This annual trip was met with good roads and a good practice on Friday, and Head Coach Steve Hood won the annual...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Two wins include OT battle

The Raider boys capped last week with an intense overtime victory at home, one of two wins of the three games played and a lesson in pressure. The week left them at "2-1 overall" and "moving in the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Lady Raiders in fourth place

The Lady Raiders won two of three games last week to set themselves up in fourth place in Central Washington 2B North standings. At Tonasket Jan. 6, Lake Roosevelt defeated the last-place Tigers, 43-2...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Wrestlers continue success

Raider wrestlers won 10 of their 11 matches at Wilbur last week, then took home three medals from a tournament, north of Spokane, full of big-school talent. “Another good week of wrestling,” Head Coach Steve Hood said “The guys are working...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Wrestlers press ahead ready for the stretch

Raider Wrestling hosted the annual Powerhouse Tourney Dec. 30, then headed south to Warden Jan. 3 for the Jeremiah Schmunk Invitational. At their Powerhouse Tournament, held in the old middle school in Grand Coulee, LR placed 10th out of 11 teams...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Lady Raiders falter at Holiday Classic

The Lady Raiders last week took on the six-time 1B State Champion Colton and Lakeland of Idaho, both at the Eagle Holiday Classic at the West Valley High School gyms in Spokane Valley Dec. 29-30. Lake Roosevelt lost both games. Against Colton, both...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Raider boys now .500 for the season

After losing the first two games of the season, the Raiders rebounded back to .500 by winning both games last week. Both were at home in the Grand Coulee gym. Roof repairs continue at Lake...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Lady Raiders on three-game win streak

The Lady Raiders picked up two wins in the Grand Coulee gym and are now in a three-game win streak. Head Coach Wallace Pleasants attributes the winning ways in part to what Entiat had shown the Ladies in their loss. He said they had “played...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Wrestlers continue improvement process

Raider wrestlers earned success at the two outings they travelled to last week. Against the Tonasket Tigers, Oroville, and Pateros the three Raider wrestlers at Tonasket Dec. 17 split their matches 2-2. Octavio Alejandre and Oscar Pakootas won...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Wrestling adjusts to gym situation, keeps on wrestling

Raider Wrestling had to move its Dec. 10 home mixer to the Grand Coulee middle school gym, but at least the move was made easier by new mats the wrestling program received through a donation by the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Lady Raiders take down Liberty Bell Cougars

The Lady Raiders had an interesting week. The Dec. 9 game against Liberty Bell was rescheduled for Jan. 22nd. Then the home game Dec. 11 against Oroville was cancelled and will not be settled until...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Raiders lose in Warden

The Lake Roosevelt boys basketball team had been scheduled to play three games this past week, but instead one was rescheduled, one is up in the air, and the Raiders lost to Warden in the only game played. A Dec. 9 road trip to Liberty Bell has been...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 10, 2014

Wrestling team finishes seventh at Davenport

Six Raider wrestlers officially opened the 2014-15 season Dec. 6 at the Davenport Invitational, where 13 schools attended, including many from the Northeast A, Bi-County, and other Central Washington...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 10, 2014

Boys barely lose opener on free throws

The Entiat Tigers defeated the Raiders 59-57 in the Lake Roosevelt boys’ rhythmless opener, but the game was even closer than the score, one where mistakes make or break the other team’s chances. LR travelled to Entiat for the Dec. 4 game...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 10, 2014

Lady Raiders lose to Entiat

The Lady Raiders lost to the host Entiat Tigers 59-44 at Entitat on Dec. 4. The loss is a setback for the Lady Raiders who were looking to open with a win. Due to weather concerns, the game had been moved from Coulee Dam to Entitat. For the Lady...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 12, 2014

Raiders finish 14th at state tournament

LR Cross Country finished the State B race in 14th place in the team standings out of 16 full teams running at Pasco Nov. 8. With much of the team being new to state, Head Coach Gary Darnold depended...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 12, 2014

Three Lady Raiders named to all-league teams

Sean Garvin, Areielle White, and Kammi Rosenbaum were all named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Volleyball squads. Sean Garvin is the only freshman on the First Team. Areielle White is...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

LR cross country heads to state with 11 contestants

The Varsity 7 boys of the Raiders Cross Country team are heading to state on Friday after qualifying as the number-three team from the District 5-6 race Saturday in Wenatchee, along with Loryn Moore,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

Lady Raiders finish short of districts

Lady Raider Volleyball missed out on going to the district tournament after losing to Liberty Bell in a tiebreaker match Thursday, three games to one. “This was a particularly hard loss as it was...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

Raiders end football season 1-7

Raider football ended the 2014 season with a loss to Soap Lake on Senior Night at Lake Roosevelt, 37-7. LR finished 1-7 overall and 0-5 in Central Washington 2B South League play. "Not the result we...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 29, 2014

Ladies prepare for tiebreaker

Lady Raider Volleyball will play a tiebreaker match to settle the matter of who is the number-five team in the North tomorrow at Pateros High School. LR will be playing Liberty Bell, who finished...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 29, 2014

Cross country on to district meet

Raider Cross Country finished the regular season Oct. 25 at Liberty Bell, where the boys’ team finished third in the Central Washington District 6 B League Championships. LR had 78 points, while...

 

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