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  • Durfey, Proctor have strong finale at NFR

    LAS VEGAS - The National Finals Rodeo wasn’t great for a pair of cowboys with local ties. But it wasn’t bad. The 10-day rodeo wrapped up Saturday night with Tyson …


  • Sarah Rose McDonald takes over first in world standings at NFR

    Sarah Rose McDonald took over first place in the barrel racing world standings by finishing first during round seven of the National Finals Rodeo on Wednesday night.


  • Trevor Brazile wins tie-down roping, secures 13th all-around title

    Trevor Brazile’s tie-down roping victory allowed him to claim his record 13th all-around world championship and 23rd gold buckle in the sixth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday …


  • Katherine Merck, Spokane native and GU law student, crowned Miss Rodeo America

    Katherine Merck, a Spokane native and Gonzaga Law School student, is the new 2016 Miss Rodeo America.


  • Colbert 55-year-old still competes in bareback riding

    Jed McKinlay can’t shake his love for the cowboy culture. It’s in his blood, a passion that’s deeper than just a pair of cowboy boots. So no surprise when the …


  • Spencer Wright wins gold buckle, saddle bronc crown at NFR

    LAS VEGAS – Rookie saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright used a fifth-place in the 10th and final round of the National Finals Rodeo on Saturday night to move atop the …


  • In Brief: Blackhawks beat Bruins, push win streak to eight games

    NHL: Ben Smith assisted on the Blackhawks’ first goal and scored their second to lead Chicago to its eighth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in …


  • Area roundup: Vandals volleyball notches fourth consecutive win

    Becca Mau had 10 kills and Katelyn Peterson added nine kills and 14 digs Thursday as the Idaho volleyball team ran its winning streak to four matches with a 25-21, …


  • Gray rich in other ways

    If Ryan Gray were just a cowboy he could write off 2014 as a waste. For just the second in 10 seasons he will miss the National Finals Rodeo. In …


  • Local horse Spring Fling inducted into PRCA Hall of Fame

    Spring Fling, one of only three bucking horses in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association history ever honored as the Bareback and Saddle Bronc of the Year, was inducted into the PRCA …


  • Wall flies past All-Star competition

    NBA: John Wall soared over his Wizards mascot, and the East stomped on the West in the slam dunk contest in New Orleans Saturday night. Wall’s sensational slam finished off …


  • Briefs: Klay Thompson picked to USA Basketball national roster pool

    BASKETBALL: Former WSU standout Klay Thompson was selected by USA Basketball on Thursday as one of 28 potential players for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer and …


  • Cheney’s Gray wins ninth round in bareback riding

    LAS VEGAS – It isn’t the best Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Ryan Gray has had in his eight trips to Las Vegas, but a little of the disappointment was washed …


  • Colbert roper Durfey places fifth

    LAS VEGAS – Washington cowboys didn’t make much of a mark in Round 8 of the National Finals Rodeo on Thursday night. Colbert tie-down roper Tyson Durfey was the only …


  • Durfey ties for third in Round 6 at NFR

    LAS VEGAS – Tyson Durfey hasn’t had much success at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, with one small check at the halfway point. Things changed a bit for the Colbert …


  • Gray enjoys good payday

    LAS VEGAS – Ryan Gray finally had a good payday and Tyson Durfey finally had a payday in the fourth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Sunday night. Gray, …


  • Proctor wins again

    LAS VEGAS – Grand Coulee native Shane Proctor was the bull-riding winner for the second consecutive night at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Proctor rode Squirrel Grove to …


  • Local companies producing top-notch broncs

    On the strength of one of the best bucking horses in the business, Big Bend and Fly 5 rodeo companies are becoming known for top-notch saddle broncs. Spring Planting, officially …


  • Cheney’s Ryan Gray heads to rodeo finals

    Ryan Gray and Tyson Durfey made returning to the upper echelon of pro rodeo sound easy. Both used the word focus after they officially qualified for the National Finals Rodeo …


  • Area cowboys focused on NFR

    Ryan Gray and Tyson Durfey made returning to the upper echelon of pro rodeo sound easy.


  • Pee Wee Rodeo pits kids vs. cattle

    When they say peewee, they’re not messing around. Children as young as 2 are invited to participate in this weekend’s Cheney Pee Wee Rodeo, an opportunity for youths through age …


  • Sky honors EWU’s Brown

    Following a successful weekend of Big Sky action, in which the Eastern Washington volleyball team won two matches on the road, senior Laney Brown was named Big Sky Conference Player …


  • Area cowboys Gray, Durfey miss out on NFR

    Ryan Gray and Tyson Durfey won first-place money at a PRCA rodeo in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend – a bittersweet moment as their 2012 season came to a …


  • Locals have big rodeo weekend

    Three local winners highlighted the North Idaho Fair and Rodeo, which highlighted a lucrative weekend for a couple of them. Cheney barrel racer Pam Capper, Grand Coulee bull rider Shane …


  • Video shows Reno rodeo horses being shocked

    RENO, Nev. – A national animal rights group has released video footage showing Reno Rodeo horses getting shocked just before they leave chutes for competition in an apparent violation of …


  • Gray comes up big in Reno

    Just in time for “Cowboy Christmas”, the busy Fourth of July portion of the PRCA schedule, Cheney cowboy Ryan Gray got a big momentum boost. The bareback rider who entered …


  • In brief: Post Falls’ Reid leaves Montana State program

    Basketball: Montana State officials say two men’s basketball players are leaving the team. Forward Shawn Reid (pictured above) of Post Falls told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he asked for and …


  • CCS men elimianted from conference tournament

    The Community Colleges of Spokane’s men’s basketball team saw its season end on Monday with an 84-72 loss to the Yakima Valley Yaks in the NWAACC tournament at Kennewick. CCS …


  • Quinn apologizes for Tebow comments

    NFL: Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by …


  • Proctor endures painful journey

    Befitting a world champion, Shane Proctor was being chauffeured across the country on Monday but he would have much rather had his hands on the wheel. Proctor wasn’t driving, he …

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