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  • Area Sports Docket

    Updated Mar 22, 2024

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of March 22-28 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, March 22 • Reardan/Davenport tennis at Lake Roosevelt @ 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 • LRS track at Ray Cross Invite in Ephrata @ 10 a.m. • Odessa and Reardan track at Icebreak Relays Invitational at Valley Christian @ 10:30 a.m. • Davenport baseball and softball at Asotin @ 11 a.m. • Odessa baseball at Cusick @ noon • Reardan baseb...

  • Diamond squads take the field

    The Record-Times|Updated Mar 22, 2024

    ODESSA - Baseball and softball teams here and in Davenport got their seasons started last weekend. The Odessa baseball team hosted a doubleheader with Almira-Coulee-Hartline Saturday, March 16, while Davenport baseball and softball traveled to Lake Roosevelt Friday, March 15. The Reardan baseball and softball teams open against Liberty this Saturday. Odessa fell in both games of the doubleheader against the visiting Warriors. ACH beat the Tigers 12-0 in the first game and...

  • Hunters may comment on proposed changes

    The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    OLYMPIA — Hunters can comment on a proposed rule change governing seasons for the next three years. State Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are proposing changes to game-management unit boundaries, landowner hunting permits, pelt inspection and sealing requirements, weapon and hunting attire requirements, trapping and various rules related to big and small game and gamebirds. A substantial number of changes are proposed and can be reviewed online at

  • Schuh resigns as girls basketball coach

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    ODESSA - After 14 years as the head coach of high school basketball teams here, Travis Schuh has announced his resignation from the position. Schuh coached the boys team for seven years, then succeeded that with seven years coaching the girls team. His resignation lines up with the graduation of his youngest daughter, Hayden, who was a standout on the basketball team whose season ended after the District 7 1B Tournament this year. "With my youngest graduating, I got to coach...

  • State unveils pike 'rapid response' plan

    Roger Harnack, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    LAKE ROOSEVELT - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has released a "rapid response" plan to take extraordinary measures to kill northern pike found in waterways like Lake Roosevelt. Released last week, the plan would allow state officials and tribes to draw down reservoirs, using Rotenone to poison the fish, netting and seining, quarantining waterways and more after declaring a northern pike emergency. State Aquatic Invasive Species Policy Coordinator Justin Bush...

  • New pitching machine

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    The Odessa baseball team was able to purchase a new pitching machine for this season thanks to a donation from the Odessa Booster Club. The Tigers are the first Lincoln County team with a home doubleheader this season, hosting Almira-Coulee-Hartline at noon Saturday, March 16....

  • Area Sports Docket

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of March 15-21 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, Mar. 15 • LRS track at Sweeney Invite in Lewiston @ 10 a.m. • Davenport baseball and softball at Lake Roosevelt @ 2 p.m. • Reardan tennis at Lake Roosevelt @ 3 p.m. • Davenport and Reardan track at Fisher Jamboree in Colville @ 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16 • LRS tennis at Medical Lake @ 10 a.m. • Odessa baseball vs. Almira-Coul...

  • Two races next weekend in Odessa

    The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    ODESSA — Motocross fans who can’t wait for the Desert 100 race the first weekend of April have two local races to look forward to next weekend. The Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club, which puts on the Desert 100 each year, is hosting the Frostbite Grand Prix and White Knuckle Grand Prix here Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. The races are a mile south of town at approximately 3985 State Highway 21. Saturday is the Frostbite and Sunday is the White Knuckle. Each day’s racing starts at 9:30 a.m. with a 2.5 hour long course, f...

  • Youth Soccer League enters second season

    Julie Hill, The Wilbur Register|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    HARRINGTON - The Lincoln County Youth Soccer League was formed in the spring of 2023, with kids participating from many areas of the county. Due to the success of the league the first year, organizers are gearing up for a second year. "We had 17 teams from four different towns," League Coordinator Jon Evans said. Teams consist of kids from kindergarten through 8th grade and each team is two grades combined, co-ed and they play by simple rules. "We did not expect to have many...

  • Spring sports season begins in Lincoln County

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    DAVENPORT — While temperatures refuse to climb above 45 degrees and snowfall lingers as part of “Second Winter,” that hasn’t stopped the sports calendar from turning toward the spring schedule. Davenport, Reardan and Odessa High Schools began most spring sports practices Monday, Feb. 19, though winter weather and precipitation has forced many teams inside for some practices. The county seat high school offers track and field, golf, baseball and softball, while tennis is doing a co-op with Reardan due to low participation. The...

  • Reardan Renegades host home tournament

    The Record-Times|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    REARDAN—The Renegades hosted seven other wrestling clubs at a Little Guys wrestling tournament Saturday, March 2. Here are some of the local results. Wrestling at 126 pounds for middle schoolers, Parker Gralapp won two matches and dropped one to finish in second place. Avdii Pozdeev won the 121-pound class for 11/12-year-olds with three wins by pin. Brayden Elliot finished second in the 111-pound class for 11/12-year-olds with two wins and one loss in the championship match. Colt Davis finished fourth in the 106-pound c...

  • Screaming at the Arena

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Davenport High School students showed their spirit during the girls basketball State B Round of 12 game Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Gorillas fell to Warden during game action. Turn to page 9 for more coverage....

  • Davenport girls fall in Round of 12

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    SPOKANE - After dispersing of No. 15 Tri-Cities Prep to advance to the bright lights of State B Basketball at the Spokane Arena last Friday, Feb. 23, the No. 10 Davenport girls basketball team ran into a buzzsaw from No. 2 Warden that ended the Gorillas' season in the Round of 12 Wednesday, Feb. 28. Davenport topped the Jaguars in the first round 50-40 at Cheney High School and fell to the Cougars 64-49 in the Round of 12 Wednesday. The first half against Tri-Cities Prep was...

  • Reardan Renegades wrestling results

    The Record-Times|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    SPOKANE — The Reardan Renegades wrestling club participated in the Big Cat Battle at Mead High School Saturday, Feb. 24. Here are club results. 6U 45-48 Dawsen Axtell took second place by defeating Gordon Shaw of Lakeside 22-9, pinning Kendrick Runyan of Bonner’s Ferry in 0:29, falling to Conrad Marienau of Buzzsaw Wrestling 9-7, pinning Bear Cruz of Prometheus Wrestling in 0:11 and pinning Tyler Degenhardt of Mt. Spokane in 0:13. 6U 47-49 Easton Abrahamson took first place by pinning Elodie Adams of Lakeside in 1:00, Mav...

  • Gustaveson wins Davenport's first wrestling title

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 23, 2024

    TACOMA - There's a first time for everything. And for Brock Gustaveson and the Davenport wrestling program, that "first time" came in the way of the school's first Mat Classic wrestling state championship last weekend. Gustaveson, at 190 pounds, won all three of his Mat Classic matches to win Davenport's first individual state wrestling championship Saturday, Feb. 17. "It's kind of a breakthrough for other people," Gustaveson said. "It shows that it's not impossible to win a...

  • Tops in Tacoma!

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Davenport sophomore Brock Gustaveson (center) made school history by becoming the first Gorilla wrestler to win an individual state championship last weekend. Gustaveson won the 190-pound class at the Mat Classic in Tacoma. Read more about the state tournament on Page 10....

  • Kline takes second at state

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    TACOMA - The Reardan wrestling team took eight athletes to the Tacoma Dome for the state Mat Classic last weekend, including six qualifiers and two alternates. And of the five that ended up competing, three came away with top-5 finishes for the Screaming Eagles. The best finish belonged to sophomore Carson Kline, who finished second in the 138-pound class. Kline defeated Okanogan's Timber Super 14-4 in the quarterfinals and pinned Granger's Leonardo Hernandez in 1:38 in the...

  • Academic State Champions

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    The Davenport wrestling team was named Academic State Champions for the second year in a row at the State Mat Classic in Tacoma Saturday, Feb. 17. The team achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.4....

  • Davenport girls qualify for State

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY - An old saying states the simple: Pressure makes diamonds. But it also bursts pipes. And the latter is what happened to the Lake Roosevelt offense when the Davenport girls employed a press defense in the second half of a District 6/7 Crossover game that allowed the Gorillas to pull away from the Raiders 64-44 at West Valley High School Saturday, Feb. 17. The win allowed the Davenport girls to advance to State for the second straight season. The first half had...

  • Schuh recognized

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Odessa senior Hayden Schuh was named the Tigers' lone representative on the Northeast 1B South All-Opponent Team. Schuh was recognized on the final day of the District 7 1B Tournament at Deer Park High School Saturday, Feb. 17....

  • Tigers' season ends with loss

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    DEER PARK - The tearful hug between Odessa seniors Hayden Schuh and Melloney Deife said it all. Their season was over. Wilbur-Creston defeated Odessa 52-22 in the girls NE1B District Tournament Thursday, Feb. 15. The loss eliminated the Tigers from the tournament and ended Schuh and Deife's high school basketball careers. Wilbur-Creston was never challenged in the game. Its defense capitalized on Odessa turnovers for easy breakaways and collapsed on Schuh, preventing her from...

  • Reardan girls fall in crossover

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY - One team made their 3-pointers, and the other couldn't make a layup. Unfortunately for the Reardan girls, they fell into the latter category in a District 6/7 Crossover game with a state berth on the line against Tonasket Friday, Feb. 16. The end result was a 54-41 victory for the Tigers that ended the Screaming Eagles' season. "Against Tonasket, we just couldn't make easy buckets and allowed them to put the ball through the net," Reardan head coach Bob...

  • Davenport boys fall in crossover

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    WENATCHEE — The Davenport boys basketball team played evenly with the Lake Roosevelt Raiders for over two quarters in a winner-to-state, loser-out District 6/7 Crossover matchup last weekend. But it takes four quarters to defeat the No. 4 team in the state, and that’s what the Gorillas learned as the Raiders pulled away for a 69-47 victory Friday, Feb. 16. The loss ended Davenport’s season. The Gorillas finished 10-16 overall and went 2-4 in postseason play. “The season, with all its ups and downs, was a success,” Davenport...

  • Leaders concerned with "superfund" chance

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    DAVENPORT —The Lincoln County Commissioners and other regional government leaders are concerned about the potential of the Environmental Protection Agency naming a 150-mile stretch of Lake Roosevelt from Grand Coulee Dam to the Canadian border, known as the Upper Columbia River, as a superfund site. This would add the Upper Columbia River to the National Priorities List due to concerns over lead contamination through areas near Canada the Commissioners were told by EPA officials in August that no lead or harmful medals h...

  • Students sought for summer jobs

    The Record-Times|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    COULEE DAM —Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2024 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. YCC engages young people in work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. No prior experience is needed; just an eagerness to make a difference, according to a National Parks Service release. Participants will get paid to work, learn and gain leadership skills. There w...

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