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 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    June 12, 2019 

Bull ride and wild horse race on Friday

How do you score sports centered around riding big animals like bulls and wild horses? It’s not as if you can see a ball go through a hoop, or someone carry a ball into an end zone. The Star asked George Kohout, president of the Ridge Riders...


Flowers to compete in all-star game

Local athlete Steven Flowers, who graduated from Lake Roosevelt on Saturday and will be playing football for Eastern Washington University in the fall, will play linebacker in the 25th Annual East-West Earl Barden All-State Football Classic June 22...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 29, 2019

Lady Raiders finish seventh in state softball

The Lady Raiders finished their softball season ranked seventh in the state, the best a Lake Roosevelt softball team has ever finished. The Lady Raiders' successful softball season came to a close in Yakima following a couple of state tournament...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 29, 2019

Whiteman ties for 12th in state 1B/2B golf tournament

Lake Roosevelt’s Darin Whiteman tied for 12th place at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Golf Tournament at Tumwater Valley Golf Club, held May 21-22. “Darin performed extremely well under intense pressure conditions,...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 29, 2019

Flowers takes first at state

Steven Flowers bested his own shot-put record by nearly two feet to earn the state championship Friday in Cheney, where Raider athletes competed in the Washington Interscholastic Activities...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 22, 2019

Lady Raiders first in league, third in region, on to state

The Lady Raiders have played their district and regional playoff games, finishing first in the league and third in the region, and are moving on to state play this weekend. The Lady Raiders defeated...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 22, 2019

LR athletes win league honors

Raider athletes received “All League” honors this week, as voted on by coaches from the Central Washington 2B league. In baseball, Raiders receiving the honors were Hunter Whitelaw, who made the all-league first team; and Brit Egbert and Tyson Ni...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 22, 2019

Five Raiders to compete at state

Five Raiders qualify for state for track & field following Friday’s District 5-6 qualifier in Quincy. At the qualifier, the top five boys and top four girls in each event qualified for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2019...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 22, 2019

Tennis girls compete at districts

Lake Roosevelt sent six girls to compete in the District 6 tennis tournament last week. The North Central Washington Athletic Associations 1A/2B/1B District 6 tournament was held May 15 in Manson and...


LR wrestlers sign with big college programs

Two Raider wrestlers have signed with Division II NCAA colleges for the coming year. top photo, flanked by coaches, teammates, friends and parents, Tony Nichols signs his letter of intent on Friday...


Lady Raiders are league champs in softball

The Lady Raiders finished their regular season of softball with two more wins, making them league champions for the regular season, and are now moving onto postseason play. The Lady Raiders defeated Bridgeport twice on May 7 in a doubleheader at... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Sports    May 15, 2019

Whiteman qualifies for state

Darin Whiteman qualified for the state golf tournament Monday in Pasco at the District 5-6 tourney at Sun Willows Golf Course, taking sixth place in the tournament. Whiteman shot an 88 for the day,... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 15, 2019

Girls' tennis team ties for first

The Raider tennis squad competed in the Central Washington 2B/1B League tennis tournament May 6 and 8 at the North Cascades Athletic Club in Omak, where the LR girls team tied for first with Tonasket. That first-place spot was earned by Alexia Ryan,... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Lady Raiders at top of league with 16-1 record

The Lady Raiders are continuing to dominate their opponents, winning all five of their games and leaving all opponents behind with combined scoring of 76-10. The Lady Raiders defeated the Pateros...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Young Raider baseball team season ends with losses and wins

The Raiders baseball team suffered a couple of close losses at the hands of the Manson Trojans last week, but defeated Bridgeport twice in a doubleheader to close the season. A doubleheader in Coulee... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Raiders do well at track and field meets

The Raider track and field team competed in Bridgeport and Royal City last week, where several Raiders placed or set personal records. “The Raiders are finishing a tough series of two-meet weeks,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “Although it was...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tennis moves on to postseason

Raider tennis players are competing in the league tournament in Omak following matches in Chelan and Creston. In Chelan April 30, the Raider girls lost 5-0, and the Raider boys lost 4-1. “We were pretty much dominated by the best team we’ve...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Lady Raiders continue to dominate in softball

The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Shockers in a tight game on April 23, winning 6-3. "Emma Marchand brought home the win on the mound," Head Coach Jaci Gross said about the freshman who struck out...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders' track and field shine at meets

The Raiders track and field team last week competed at Peshastin, placing well, and in Wenatchee, where high winds canceled some events and blew others off course. The Raiders competed with other North Central Washington teams in Peshastin April 23....

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

LR tennis faces three teams

The Raider tennis team has been busy, playing against Liberty Bell, Tonasket and Okanogan. The Raiders hosted Liberty Bell in Coulee Dam April 23, when the Raider girls won 3-2, and the boys lost 4-1. “First time in memory an LR girls’ team has d...


This week in sports

Wed., May 1 2:30 p.m. Raider Golf, Alta Lake, Pateros Thurs., May 2 3:45 p.m., Jr. High Track here 4 p.m., Raider Tennis with Wilbur/Creston at Creston 3:30 p.m., Raider Softball and Baseball here with Manson DH Friday, May 3 12:45 p.m., Mini...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders defeat Shockers

The Raiders defeated the Waterville Shockers 7-1 after jumping out ahead in early innings April 23. The Raiders got on the board in the second inning when Nick Baker stole home plate as a pitch got...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders tee off at Desert Canyon

Raider golfers teed up at the Desert Canyon golf course in Oroville last week. We’re getting to know each other quite well, since they are our only league opponent this season!” Head Coach Steve Files said about the Oroville Hornets. Darin...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Raiders tracksters compete in Davenport, Quincy

Hannah Wapato placed first in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races in a Davenport track meet April 16, and Steven Flowers took first in the shot put at Quincy on Saturday. At Davenport, Wapato finish...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Lady Raiders continue to hit hard in softball

The Lady Raiders are at the top of their league following three more softball wins last week. In Pateros April 16, the Lady Raiders won 14-0 as Emma Marchand pitched 10 strikeouts for LR while only allowing one hit. “The pitching was the...


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