NASCAR driver Austin Dillon and driver Aric Almirola battled each other down the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Dillon locked bumpers with Almirola as they neared Turn 3 causing Almirola to wreck. After the race social media was abuzz with comments.
Against a Gonzaga Prep team renowned for its ability to drive the lane, Richland's 7-foot-3 senior center Riley Sorn was going to have to be at his best to give the Bombers a chance. While the Bullpups were victorious this time around -- 56-53 on Friday in the District 8 Class 4A championship at the Spokane Arena -- Sorn said he was optimistic about the outcome should the teams meet again in the state playoffs.
The Chiawana Riverhawks girls basketball team fell to the University Titans 61-55 on Friday in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out game of the District 8 4A playoffs at the Spokane Arena. Kenedy Cartwright had game highs with 19 points and three steals in the final game of her high school career.
The undefeated Richland High School boys basketball team faces fellow unbeaten Gonzaga Prep at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the District 8 4A championship game at the Spokane Arena. During a photoshoot with the Herald on Thursday, Bombers coach Earl Streufert and his son, Garrett, talked about the highly-anticipated matchup between two of the state's top teams.
Defense led the way for the Kamiakin High School boys basketball team in a 55-41 win over the Rogers Pirates in their District 8 3A semifinal game. Champ Grayson led all scorers with 16 points and Garrett Paxton had 13 in the winning effort. The Braves will try to repeat as district champs against the Mt. Spokane Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spokane Veteran's Arena.
The Richland High School boys basketball team beat the University Titans 79-44 on Wednesday in the opening round of the District 8 Class 4A playoffs. The Bombers host the Ferris Saxons at 7 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals.
Chiawana High School girls soccer player Summer Yates signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for the University of Washington on Wednesday. She had committed to the school when she was a freshman, and in her high school career scored 99 goals, played on several U.S. Women's National Teams, and earned a plethora of accolades including All-MCC and Herald All-Area Player of the Year, and two All-State team nods.
The Chiawana Riverhawks boys basketball team trailed by 10 points at halftime to the host Kennewick Lions in their regular season finale on Friday, but rallied for a 63-56 win in part thanks to 16 points and three blocks from sophomore Seth Schmidt, and 15 points and nine rebounds from Matthew Kroner. The win clinched the Riverhawks the MCC's No. 2 seed for the District 8 4A playoffs, as they will play host to Lewis and Clark at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first round.