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 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 18, 2024 

Pirates sweep Vikings

By Loyal Baker POMEROY––The Pirates continued their winning ways with a double header sweep of Gar-Pal last weekend and now hold an 11-2 season record. The Bucs lead the SE1B with 8-0 in league wit...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 18, 2024 

Slaybaugh, Bartels top golfers at Dayton match

DAYTON–Pirate golfers Grayson Slaybaugh and Kiersten Bartels were among the leaders at the Dayton High School-hosted league match at Touchet Valley Golf Club Thursday, April 11. The next event for D9 teams will be held at Richland's Columbia Point G...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 18, 2024 

Lady Pirates rally for 10-run win in nightcap

By Loyal Baker POMEROY––The Lady Vikings rapped the bats and scored steadily to register a 14-8 league win here Saturday, April 13, then the Lady Pirates rallied with a 12-run third inning to eve...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 11, 2024

Brady's death impacted Pomeroy man's life

POMEROY––A Garfield County resident who made his home in the foothills of the Blue Mountain felt the effects of the loss of Bert Brady his entire life, according to Lillian Heytvelt, Denny Ashby Libra...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 11, 2024

Pole vaulters lead Pirates with firsts

POMEROY––Pirate pole vaulters led the team with firsts in both the men's and women's competition at a Southeast 1B Track and Field meet here Tuesday, April 9. Pirates Levi Bowen and Carmen Fruh both topped the pole vault competition, Bowen cle...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 11, 2024

Pirates finish sweep of young Wildcats

POMEROY––The powerful Pirates concluded their three-game sweep of the Colton Wildcats with a 17-1 flogging in five innings of the young team here Tuesday. On March 29, the Pirates notched 23-0, 19-1 wins at Colton. "Colton is a young team," com...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 11, 2024

Bartels finishes sixth at Wildhorse

PENDLETON– Pirate golfer Kiersten Bartels finished in sixth place in a field of 30 with a score of 104 when the Pirate Golf team traveled to Pendleton, Ore., this Monday to compete in the Nels N...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 4, 2024

Representatives review 2024 Legislative session

DAYTON–Both Ninth District representatives, Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) and Joe Schmick (R-Colfax), were delighted that three of six initiatives to the Legislature were passed, and both weren't unhappy t...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 4, 2024

Waitsburg man recovering from burn accident

WAITSBURG–A Waitsburg man, Mark Leroue Jr., is recovering from third-degree burns at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle following a March 11 explosion at Nancy’s Dream Garden Center on Second Street. Leroue, 34, was helping insulate a 10-foot by...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 4, 2024

Pirate T&F gets cranked up

POMEROY––A seven-way meet opened the 2024 season here with the Gar-Pal women at the top of the heap and the Asotin men in first place. The Pirate men tied Gar-Pal for third place with 69 points and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 4, 2024

Lady Wildcats claw Lady Pirates

COLTON–The Lady Pirates kept swinging but the Colton Lady Wildcats out swung 'em, romping to two lop-sided wins here March 29. The Bucs start the second half of the season April 9 with a home game. T...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 4, 2024

Pirates run roughshod over Colton Wildcats

COLTON–The Pirate nine are taking no prisoners, Ollie Severs throwing a no-hitter against Colton in the opening, then the team racking up a 19-1 second-game win. The team slammed 10 hits in a 13-5 win...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 28, 2024

Lady Pirates rally for win over Prairie

POMEROY––The Lady Pirates broke two tie scores and jumped ahead of the Prairie Pirates with six runs in the fifth inning, winning their first game of the 2024 campaign 18-14 at home March 20. Tek...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 28, 2024

Pirate baseball on a roll

POMEROY––The Pomeroy Pirates head into Spring Break with a handful of wins and games to be played before the week off. The Bucs played a single header at St. John Tuesday, and visit Colton for a twi...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 21, 2024

Liberty lances Pirates

SPANGLE–The Pirates were unable to recover from falling behind early in a twin bill at Liberty last weekend, falling 14-6 and 7-3. Pomeroy is now 2-2 on the season with a contest Wednesday against P...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 21, 2024

Lady Pirates hit hard by Liberty

SPANGLE––The Lady Pirates battled the Liberty Lady Lancers, who scored in dribs and drabs on their way to an 11-1 win over Pomeroy here March 16. The Lady Buccaneers were hammered 30-8 in the nightcap...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 14, 2024

Pirates top Redhawks in opening twin bill

POMEROY––The Pirate nine won decisively over the Touchet Redhawks in the baseball season opener here Tuesday, taking the first game 11-8 and ten-running Touchet 18-3. "In the first inning, we came out strong, making some excellent defensive pla...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 14, 2024

Season tees off for Pirate golf

RICHLAND–The Pirate Golf Tea traveled to Buckskin Golf Club in Richland, Wash., on March 5, for the league jamboree. Pomeroy and Liberty Christian of Richland were the only two teams choosing to participate, according to Head Coach Al Damron. "For t...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 14, 2024

Lady Pirates hit well but lose pair to Asotin

POMEROY––The Lady Pirates battled the Lady Panthers of Asotin High but came up short in both games of the season-opening double header here Tuesday. Asotin win the opening game 25-13 in spite of a good showing at the plate by the Lady Pirates, sai...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 7, 2024

Eleven announce candidacy to represent Fifth Congressional District

POMEROY––Since 20-year Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers announced that she wouldn't be seeking re-election, eleven candidates have declared their candidacy On the Republican side, the candidates include Michael Baumgartner, Jonathan Bingle, Bri...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 29, 2024

P.H.S. grad three-peats college shot put event

SPOKANE–Former Pirate track and field thrower Destany Herbert has made a name for herself with the Northwest Nazarene University track and field program. At the 2024 Indoor Track and Field Championshi...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 22, 2024

Pirate Curtis Winona battles to 2nd place at State

TACOMA–Pirate grappler Curtis Winona and Davenport's Brock Gustaveson met again in the championship match at the WIAA Mat Classic XXXV and the Pomeroy standout battled the Davenport sophomore n...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 22, 2024

Patriots bounce Pirates in District rematch

DAYTON–The Pomeroy Pirates fell juuuuust a basketball bounce short of a win in a SE1B District rematch with the Liberty Christian Patriots, who in their second meeting of the tournament, turned the P...

 

Lady Pirates bow out at district

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Pirate Girls Basketball team suffered from low-scoring second halves in two losses in the SE1B Girls District Tournament, falling 44-25 to Sunnyside Christian on Feb. 7, then b...

 

Pirates battling for third SE1B berth to State Tournament

POMEROY–The Pirates are battling their way through the consolation bracket to hopefully capture the SE 1B District's third berth to the Spokane State Tournament after sustaining a bitter 49-38 loss to...

 

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