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A Grip on Sports: Now that we are, unoffically, into summer, our thoughts turn to baseball and how much we miss it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you know a gallon of gasoline is less expensive today than it was when I first started driving back in ancient times? Yep, take …


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Miss Rodeo Washington Madi Casto stays busy - even with rodeo season on ice

After winning the Miss Rodeo Washington Pageant in October 2019, Madi Casto filled her 2020 calendar with rodeos.


A Grip on Sports: Sorry M’s fans, there is a another year of building for the future ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Jan. 24, so what is on the agenda for today? Baseball, of course. Specifically, the Seattle Mariners, the region’s major league team. And its …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour set for weekend stop at Spokane Arena

When Scottie Knapp was 3 years old, he started riding on the backs of sheep.


A Grip on Sports: The snow has yet to arrive but college basketball certainly has

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When James Naismith invented basketball, he was looking for a sport to keep young men busy and healthy during the cold winter months. It’s no …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Three area cowboys set to compete at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Three cowboys, a top official, six horses and a bull with Eastern Washington ties are in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo.


$10,000 on the line as Spangle hosts world mechanical bull riding finals

On Saturday, from about noon to 7 p.m., the Harvester Restaurant in the small town of Spangle, about 20 minutes south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195, will be transformed …


Cowgirl U Teaching Ladies the Ropes of Rodeo

For many, rodeo can be a difficult sport to understand, especially when you’ve never actually been to one. But thanks to Cowgirl U, women get the chance to learn more …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Parade celebrates rodeo weekend in Cheney

People lined First Street in downtown Cheney Saturday for the parade that is part of this weekend’s 52nd annual Cheney Rodeo.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Shane Proctor set to saddle up at Cheney Rodeo after whirlwind week of competitions

Catch Shane Proctor on any given day, and he probably won’t be there the next.


Deb Copenhaver’s legacy reached far beyond his heyday on the rodeo circuit

Talk all you want about Deb Copenhaver’s legacy as a rodeo cowboy, but it would be a mistake to overlook his long, rich life as a man of many parts. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Nez Perce cowboy to be added to Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame

Jackson Sundown is remembered fondly for his horsemanship, and his prestige is being posthumously honored with his induction into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

A century and more in the making, rodeo continues to thrill crowds – and push the limits of human endurance

Despite the physicality and talent needed for rodeo, and despite fact that rodeos play on the sports cable network ESPN, and despite the steel will needed to climb aboard an …


Grip on Sports: You want to be entertained? Then catch a high school basketball game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Pre-Christmas checklist: finish shopping (not done); pay December’s bills (not done); hock television (not done); watch high school basketball games (done). Read on.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017

Barrels of fun: Medical Lake’s Kathy Grimes finishes 12th in world standings

There shouldn’t have been any nerves. After all, Kathy Grimes had done this so many times before. The 52-year-old barrel racer from Medical Lake has been honing her horse-riding skills …


Ellensburg’s Riley, Brady Minor find success at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Success at the National Finals Rodeo, which ended last weekend in Las Vegas, was pretty limited for contestants from Washington. Except for the Minor brothers, team ropers from Ellensburg.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

Kathy Grimes, Tyson Durfey off to strong starts at National Finals Rodeo

Medical Lake resident fifth in world


Cheney bareback rider Ryan Gray cashes in for final time

Ryan Gray was always sure he would know when it was time to stop riding horses that didn’t want to be rode.


Area roundup: Howell’s 27 points leads Whitman over Whitworth

Tim Howell scored 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting and Whitman (5-0, 2-0) beat Whitworth (4-1, 1-1) 79-65 in a Northwest Conference matchup in Walla Walla on Tuesday.


Pendleton Round-Up named best large outdoor rodeo

The Pendleton Round-Up has been named the best large outdoor rodeo by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for the second year in a row.


Pamela Capper wins first round of barrel racing at National Finals Rodeo in record-tying time

Pamela Capper won the first round of barrel racing with a time of 13.75 seconds – tying the record set by Mary Walker in 2012 – at the 2016 National …


53-year-old rodeo rookie took her time getting to Vegas

So, soon-to-be empty nesters, what’s your plan when the kids are out on their own? Remodel the house? Get a masters? Just enjoy the peace? Travel?


North Idaho State Fair a romp around the world

If the mix of entertainment seems eclectic at the North Idaho State Fair next week, that’s no accident. Fair organizers went looking for attractions representing different corners of the globe …


Family fun: Newport Rodeo ropes in music, games and more

Newport’s biggest weekend is getting a little bigger this year.


Locally: Double state champions Elizabeth Bolich, Tommie Sue Swannack lead area rodeo competitors

Elizabeth Bolich of Mead and Tommie Sue Swannack of Sprague were double state champions to lead the showing by area competitors in the Washington junior high and high school rodeo …


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 …