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  • March03

    Saturday’s State 1B results

    Boys First place/second place
  • Sunnyside Christian defeats Neah Bay for eighth state title

    The contrast in styles was stark. Neah Bay likes to get up and go. Sunnyside Christian prefers to take its time. Chalk up another for the tortoise over the hare. The Knights put on a first-half clinic on tempo control and held off the Red Devils 44-36 for their eighth state championship and fifth as a Class 1B school.
  • Colton wins fifth consecutive state girls basketball title

    Paige Vincent represented the departing seniors and Jenna Moser let it be known that the cupboard won’t be empty at Colton. Moser, a junior guard, scored a game-high 20 points and senior guard Vincent added 19 Saturday afternoon as Colton captured its fifth consecutive State 1B girls basketball title with a 55-40 comeback win over Sunnyside Christian at the Arena.
  • Reardan claims third 2B title in a row

    Chantel Heath hobbled around, Kelsey Moos fought foul trouble and Reardan entered halftime trailing Northwest Christian by two points. No problem.
  • Saturday’s State 2B results

    Boys First place/Second place
  • March02

    St. George’s, Colfax meet again, this time for title

    It seemed sort of preordained two Northeast 2B schools would meet in tonight’s State 2B boys basketball final. After all, they’ve been atop the classification all season. Defending champion Colfax did its part in the first semifinal Friday at the Arena, surviving a barrage of early 3-pointers from Wahkiakum to put the Mules away in the second half, 53-37.
  • Should B good

    Game on. The finale that was supposed to be is set for the State 1B girls basketball tournament.
  • McCaulley shoots Neah Bay back to final

    On a team of gazelles, Neah Bay sophomore Tyler McCaulley is the antithesis. But McCaulley’s football lineman build (he’s actually a fullback and linebacker) belies a sweet basketball shot that undid LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus in Friday night’s second State 1B semifinal at the Spokane Arena.
  • Friday’s State 2B boys results

    La Conner 45, Winlock 31 Spencer Novak scored 16 points and the Braves took advantage of the cold-shooting Cardinals.
  • Friday’s State 2B girls results

    DeSales 34, White Swan 33 Allison Wujek’s putback off an offensive rebound with 30 seconds to play proved to be the deciding basket in the Irish’s win over the Cougars in a consolation-bracket game.
  • NWC ‘planned’ for title matchup

    Chanel Knight made the most of her second chance, giving Northwest Christian its fifth chance at Reardan and its first chance at the state championship. Knight rebounded her missed layup and made a layup at the buzzer Friday night as NWC (23-6) shocked Pe Ell 47-46 to cap semifinal night at the State 2B girls basketball tournament at the Arena.
  • March01

    Top-ranked Dragons avoid upset in overtime

    There is nothing easy about the State 2B boys basketball tournament. Ask the St. George’s players. Or Colfax’s. Or the guys from Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. And they were among Thursday’s winners. By the way, they also have something else in common. They all play in the Northeast 2B.
  • Boys

    Sunnyside Chr. 55, Columbia Adv. 28 The Knights jumped out to a 14-5 lead after the first 8 minutes and never trailed as they easily took care of the Kodiaks.
  • W-C rallies; next is mighty Colton

    There is no question the State 1B girls basketball tournament has a theme. Call it the “Drive for Five” or “One for the Thumb” for four-time defending champion Colton. The question was which team might be the biggest threat to the Wildcats (23-1), who made an opening statement at the Arena on Thursday by scoring the first 25 points in a 77-15 takedown of Taholah (11-7).
  • Thursday’s State 1B games

    Pateros 63, Yakama Tribal 36 Rhiannon Easter led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points and the Nannies dumped the Yakama Tribal Eagles.
  • Summers leads Tigercats

    Individual basketball scoring averages can be deceiving. LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus guard Austin Summers is a case in point.
  • Thursday’s State 2B boys games

    Wahkiakum 62, Winlock 49 The Mules overcame an early 10-point deficit to beat the Cardinals.
  • Thursday’s State 2B games

    Morton-White Pass 35, DeSales 31 Ashley Kelly hit a running shot in the key to break a 31-31 tie with a minute remaining and preserve a first-round victory for the Timberwolves.
  • Feb28

    Northeast teams dominate boys 2B

    Looking down the list of boys State 2B champions you notice one thing in common over the past nine years: Seven of the winners are schools that currently compete in the Northeast district. Five of those are Northwest Christian, of course, but last year it was Colfax and not all that long ago Republic – a 1B school now – hoisted the gold ball. When this year’s tournament play begins at 9 this morning at the Arena, exactly half the eight teams will be from the Northeast 2B.
  • Feb27


    REARDAN, Wash. – Sometimes it’s good to go against the grain. Eastern Washington wheat towns have been taking a hit for years, but Reardan has bucked the trend. The population has held steady at 600 and business is good. It doesn’t hurt that Spokane is half an hour away. Not so this week, when Spokane will suck the economic life out eastern Lincoln County, along with many of its residents.