Stories tagged: column
Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
A lot of folks were disappointed about the demise of the Jack Blair girls all-star basketball game. We figured, why not do something about it? And add a boys game …
Wed., July 24, 2019
Anyone who’s ever spent a prolonged amount of time in the Tri-Cities knows what a summer along the Columbia River means.
Thu., May 16, 2019
Where does the time go?
Wed., April 24, 2019
One thing you learn early on about sports is that the box score never, ever tells you the whole story. Neither does the record book.
Thu., April 18, 2019
You meet some incredible, memorable athletes in this business.
UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019
It was a special week for high school basketball in Eastern Washington. Maybe not quite as special as some would have hoped, but special nonetheless.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Now that the skies have cleared and the air is a bit cooler, thoughts turn to football. The Washington high school season starts tonight in some places and on Friday …
Thu., April 5, 2018
Larry Stone: Who’s the most underappreciated player on the UW Huskies roster? That would be QB Jake Browning
I come to you today slightly puzzled, which, granted, is not an uncommon state of mind for me. The subject this time is Jake Browning.
Wed., March 14, 2018
Mother Nature dangles a nice day here and there. She entices you with a little morning sunshine after weeks of gloomy, foggy mornings. Next thing you know you’ve slipped on …
Wed., March 7, 2018
There are a lot of memories that come to me during a State B.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
It’s state tournament week. If there are any games over the course of a season, even over the course of a career, that out-sized, it is this slate of games. …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
In 10 seasons as New York Yankees manager, Joe Girardi produced 10 winning records, six playoff appearances and a World Series title.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
I was sitting on my back deck, sipping on an iced tea the other afternoon. And I actually broke a sweat.
Wed., July 12, 2017
Baseball, like everything else in our society, is prone to fads.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Yellow jackets generally are known for their stings and the venom they can deliver in multiple stings. They come to our attention when trapped in a bicycle helmet vent as …
Wed., April 6, 2016
“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows …
Tue., March 29, 2016
Coming to Houston this week with hopes of another national championship is North Carolina, a school embroiled in one of the biggest NCAA academic scandals ever for enrolling athletes in …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016
Curious behavior trending at McCarthey Athletic Center these days: the customers are cutting out with the outcome still in doubt.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015
Elk, deer and fish were hot topics when Idaho Fish and Game Department staffers reported to sportsman at a monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.
Thu., April 19, 2007
Attendance at state basketball tournaments isn’t what it used to be. Or is it? This year the 4A tournament drew 26,859. Overall numbers for six tournaments were 121,004. Those figures …
Thu., April 5, 2007
Just returned from a trip to watch my daughter and Central Washington University play a softball tournament in Turlock, Calif. To steal from singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, the weather was heavenly, …
Tue., March 31, 1998
Coach Rick Majerus is truly No. 1 in the hearts of Utah Utes fans. Photo by Associated Press
Sun., March 29, 1998
Wed., March 25, 1998
Look, fellas, the rest of us had to get up and go to work this morning. You too? Well, at least it’ll be a happy commute. We were going to …
Sun., March 22, 1998
Wed., March 11, 1998
Anglers soon will have to release a high percentage, possibly most, of the kokanee they hook at Lake Roosevelt. A new regulation requiring fishers to release all “wild” kokanee they …
Wed., March 11, 1998
1. Veterans’ days. Their jobs secure, Mariners (from left) Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Jeff Fassero and Bobby Ayala have less important things to worry about, like gathering in the …
Tue., March 10, 1998
Before Bob Bender the program was going nowhere, buried in an avalanche of ennui. Who wanted to come to Washington to play basketball? All the years of losing. A drafty, …
Tue., March 10, 1998
Fri., March 6, 1998
Darrell Miller grew up in little Lamont, long after the local high school was shuttered. After the eighth-grade, students could choose their commute. And their culture. “We always said if …