Idaho – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:17:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-49.png Idaho – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ 32 32 Three Forks Cross Country shines in Idaho, hosting Headwaters Invite Friday https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/three-forks-cross-country-shines-in-idaho-hosting-headwaters-invite-friday/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:17:17 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/three-forks-cross-country-shines-in-idaho-hosting-headwaters-invite-friday/ For the third week in a row, the Three Forks High School cross country team showed off their prowess in a colossal meet at the Bob Firman Invite in Boise. Competing in the Varsity 2 division against teams from Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Utah, the boys’ team finished an impressive 13th out of […]]]>

For the third week in a row, the Three Forks High School cross country team showed off their prowess in a colossal meet at the Bob Firman Invite in Boise.

Competing in the Varsity 2 division against teams from Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Utah, the boys’ team finished an impressive 13th out of 45 teams . The girls were also strong, finishing in 18th place.

Head coach Tara Forsberg said the Idaho-based competition had the best energy and it was a great experience for the runners.

On the boys’ side, Garrett Golding, Cass Violett, Beau Johnston, and Kiai Ingraham all had personal bests in the varsity race, and Noah Hegar had a PR for the junior varsity team. Forsberg added that Devynn Judd and Karin Williams have public relations for Lady Wolves.

Forsberg said at big races, battling through crowds can be tough, so the team is focused on race strategy, start set-up and second miles.

Johnston led the way at Three Forks finishing 33rd out of 326 runners with a PR time of 17:26.5.

Bryon Fanning continued a strong 2022 campaign, finishing 36th with a time of 17:31.2, and Golding finished 40th with a PR of 17:34.4. Cass Violett had the PR at 18:37.3, Ingraham finished with the PR of 19:58.7, Christopher Harmon had a time of 19:58.7 and Rhett Violett finished with a time of 23:11.4 .

Finn Hanson led the way in the junior boys’ varsity race with a time of 20:25.6. Hegar had a PR of 20:38.6 and Marcos Cerron finished with a time of 27:23.6.

In the women’s varsity race, Bella Jones continued to shine, finishing 50th with a time of 21:52.9. Ari Judd finished in 23:17.1, Brielle Davis clocked 23:51.1, Grace Kluin finished in 24:08.4, Devynn Judd had a PR at 25:31.6, Williams had a PR at 29:13.8 and Claire Cutler finished with a time of 31:55.0.

Local fans will have the opportunity to cheer on Three Forks at home this Friday, September 30 at the Headwaters Invitational.

The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Headwaters Golf Course in Three Forks.

“We are so excited to host. Our journey is so fast, so I’m ready to see what next week brings,” Forsberg said.

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Nix leads No. 15 Oregon over Washington State 44-41 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/nix-leads-no-15-oregon-over-washington-state-44-41/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 00:08:42 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/nix-leads-no-15-oregon-over-washington-state-44-41/ ]]>

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Washington State head coach Jake Dickert watches the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Pullman, Washington. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

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Oregon quarterback Bo Nix was racking up the yardage, but the No. 15 Ducks didn’t enter the end zone in the first half against Washington State.

That all changed with less than seven minutes left in the game, when Oregon scored three late touchdowns to come back for a 44-41 win over the Cougars on Saturday.

Nix threw touchdown passes to Cam McCormick and Troy Franklin, and Mase Funa returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown as Oregon (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) erased a 34-yard deficit -22.

“Today was not what I expected,” Oregon coach Dan Lanning said. stood up and gave their all when we needed it.

Nix completed 33 of 44 passes for 428 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. The Ducks produced 624 yards in winning their third straight game.

Lanning said his team didn’t give up.

“Our locker room has never weakened. They were calm and ready to come back and convert some of those red-zone chances,” Lanning said. “We knew a lot of those injuries were self-inflicted, and we thought we could fix that.”

“I didn’t see any selfishness on our side. I don’t think anyone doubted what we could accomplish if we started performing,” Lanning said.

Washington State coach Jake Dickert pointed to Oregon’s offensive production.

“You’re not going to win a lot of games by giving up 600 yards of offense,” Dickert said. “We have a lot of disappointed kids in there.

“They were the ones who got past us in the fourth quarter.”

Oregon’s only loss was to No. 1 Georgia in the season opener.

The Cougars scored on their first possession, as Ward capped a 75-yard drive by going the final five yards for a touchdown.

Washington State linebacker Francisco Mauigoa returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown and a 17-6 lead for the Cougars. They were leading 17-9 at halftime.

Oregon came out fast in the second half, Nix throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Mar’Keise Irving with less than a minute left.

Nix threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Franklin with 1:21 left to give Oregon its first lead. Funa’s interception return for a touchdown provided the deciding points with one minute remaining.

“It was a great instinctive play from Mase, he put his hands up and anticipated that shot and that was it for him,” Lanning said.

Nakia Watson of Washington State added a touchdown in the final seconds.

WASHINGTON STATE OFFENSE

Washington State QB Cameron Ward completed 37 of 48 passes for 375 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cougars produced 416 yards in the game. “You saw the best of Cam Ward today,” Dickert said. “He has magic with the ball in his hands.”

TRIBUTE TO WEBB

The six Pac-12 schools hosting conference games on Saturday paid tribute to Spencer Webb, an Oregon football team tight end who died in a cliff jumping accident this summer. Washington State, Oregon State, Colorado, California, Washington State, and Arizona State all painted the 4-meter line strip yellow, instead of white , in honor of Webb.

TAKE AWAY

Washington State was looking to eliminate a ranked team for the second time this season, after winning at Wisconsin earlier. Oregon had scored 110 points in its previous two games, wins over FCS Eastern Washington and No. 12 BYU, and proved its offense hard to contain.

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Oregon hosts Stanford next Saturday.

Washington State hosts California next Saturday for the third consecutive home game.

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This story was originally published September 24, 2022 6:08 p.m.

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Oregon students’ math and reading skills plummet after pandemic https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-students-math-and-reading-skills-plummet-after-pandemic/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:39:12 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-students-math-and-reading-skills-plummet-after-pandemic/ PORTLAND, Oregon. The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted as a result of the pandemic and accompanying school disruptions, state education officials said. Spring 2022 tests show students who were already behind before the pandemic had the most learning loss, but all children overall have lost ground compared to spring 2019 […]]]>

The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted as a result of the pandemic and accompanying school disruptions, state education officials said.

Spring 2022 tests show students who were already behind before the pandemic had the most learning loss, but all children overall have lost ground compared to spring 2019 test results, officials said. Oregon Department of Education.

In grades three through eight, just 39% of students scored proficiency in reading and writing last spring, down from the previous low of 51%, and just 28% scored math proficiency, well below the previous low point of 40%, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

The tests administered last spring were the first reliable comparison with the pre-pandemic tests carried out in 2019.

Yet state schools chief Colt Gill issued a determined and even optimistic note, referring to the multibillion-dollar cash injection Oregon schools receive from $1 billion business taxes. a year for education, plus another $1 billion in federal pandemic assistance.

“The results tell us that we need to redouble our efforts on what we know works when we tackle unfinished learning,” he told the newspaper. “Districts can direct these funds…to accelerate academic learning and support mental health and wellbeing so kids feel truly ready to learn.”

In Oregon, contrary to most national findings on pandemic learning delays, white students fared no better than students of color during the school shutdown and disruption. From third to sixth grade, the proportion of white students, Latino students, and Indigenous students proficient in English or math all fell 8 percentage points from 2019 to 2022, according to analysis by The Oregonian. /OregonLive. Black students and students with disabilities experienced smaller declines, but had much lower proficiency rates to begin with.

A small portion of schools and districts defied disturbing statewide and nationwide trends.

Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest, saw no change in overall elementary reading and writing skills from 2019 to 2022 and its elementary students’ math performance was higher this spring. than in 2019. His colleges were a different story, however, as student skill levels drop significantly, especially in math.

Because fewer than 60% of 11th graders passed the English or math tests, high school results are unreliable, state officials said. That was true even before the pandemic, and state officials say they are scrambling to find ways to meaningfully measure how well high schools are helping students master academics.

The scores released Thursday are from Smarter Balanced assessments, which include open-ended questions and performance tasks as well as multiple-choice items. Nine other states, including Washington, also use Smarter Balanced tests to measure academic performance.

This story was originally published September 22, 2022 11:51 a.m.

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Idaho court rules grandparents have no right to seek visitation when parents cut contact https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/idaho-court-rules-grandparents-have-no-right-to-seek-visitation-when-parents-cut-contact/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:42:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/idaho-court-rules-grandparents-have-no-right-to-seek-visitation-when-parents-cut-contact/ The Idaho Supreme Court struck down a law allowing grandparents to seek visitation rights after finding it unconstitutionally violated the “fundamental right of parenthood.” In Friday’s ruling, the High Court said parents have a fundamental right to the maintenance of family relationships and the “custody, care and control” of their children. But Idaho state law […]]]>

The Idaho Supreme Court struck down a law allowing grandparents to seek visitation rights after finding it unconstitutionally violated the “fundamental right of parenthood.”

In Friday’s ruling, the High Court said parents have a fundamental right to the maintenance of family relationships and the “custody, care and control” of their children. But Idaho state law “apparently allows grandparents to request visitation over the objection of capable parents,” Judge John Stegner wrote for the unanimous court. This renders the visitation law unconstitutional, the court said.

The case arose in 2017 after Dennis and Linda Nelson asked a magistrate to grant them visitation with their grandchildren after the grandchildren’s parents, Brian and Stephanie Evans, cut off contact. Neither the Nelsons’ nor the Evans’ attorneys immediately responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

But the relationship between the family members had been fraught with conflict for some time, in part because the grandmother strongly opposed the parents’ marriage – resulting in no communication between the two parties for almost 10 years. year – and in part because the Evanses felt the grandmother was manipulative and repeatedly violated their boundaries.

The Nelsons and Evans also had disputes over a jointly owned California home and the Evans’ decision to move to Idaho, according to the ruling. Discord has continued over parenting, with grandparents taking grandchildren on extravagant play dates at places like Disneyland and frequently bringing the children home later than expected. The Evanses said the grandparents frequently showed up even though they weren’t invited, and used emotional manipulation and pressure tactics to get what they wanted.

“Stephanie and Brian asked the Nelsons to refrain from spending so much money and instead go to simpler play dates like parks; however, these requests were often ignored,” Stegner wrote. “The Nelsons seemed determined to spoil the grandchildren contrary to the expressed wishes of the Evanses.”

The lower court where the case began ruled in favor of the parents, finding the Nelsons lacked the legal status to seek visitation. The grandparents appealed and lost at the district court level, and appealed again to the Idaho Supreme Court. In 2020, the Idaho Supreme Court found that state law gave the Nelsons the right to seek visitation rights and returned the case to the lower court.

Last year the magistrates’ court agreed that the grandparents had inserted themselves into the Evans family to an “exorbitant” extent and that the grandmother’s behavior had undermined the parents in the eyes of the children. Yet the trial court disputed how the Evans family severed their children’s relationship with the grandparents, saying they may not have sufficiently explained their concern to the grandparents before breaking up. the links.

‘Despite finding that the Nelsons had harmed the grandchildren by acting as they had done, the trial court then ordered visitation’, as long as the grandparents took advice first , according to court documents.

Meanwhile, the Evans family filed a petition asking the court to declare the visitation law unconstitutional. They argued that the law served no compelling state interest and that it allowed able parents to be taken to court by overzealous grandparents.

The high court agreed the law was unconstitutional and noted the toll the case had taken on the Evans family – including more than $50,000 in legal fees.

“The Nelsons’ conduct in this matter has placed significant financial and emotional strain on Stephanie and Brian, and likely on their three daughters as well,” Stegner wrote.

Sending the case back to the magistrates’ court would only lead to additional litigation, the Supreme Court justices concluded, and so they dismissed the visitation case.

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Oregon State defeats Montana State 68-28; Nolan launches 4 TDs. https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-defeats-montana-state-68-28-nolan-launches-4-tds/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 06:32:48 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-defeats-montana-state-68-28-nolan-launches-4-tds/ ]]>

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Oregon State wide receiver Anthony Gould is lifted by offensive lineman Jake Levengood after scoring a touchdown against Montana State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

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Chance Nolan threw for 276 yards and four touchdowns and Oregon State went undefeated with a 68-28 victory over Montana State at Providence Park in Portland on Saturday night.

Anthony Gould caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned a punt for another score for the Beavers, who are 3-0 to open the season for the first time since 2014.

“It was fun,” Gould said. “But it’s even better when you enjoy it with your team. To get a quality team win, it’s fun to be able to go out there and get it.”

Providence Park is normally home to the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League. Oregon State hadn’t played in Portland since 1986.

Montana State is using a two-quarterback system this season, with the transfer of Tommy Mellott and Wyoming Sean Chambers. Mellott threw for 101 yards with three interceptions, while running for 135 yards. Chambers rushed for 35 yards and three touchdowns.

The Bobcats (2-1) — who haven’t beaten an FBS team since 2006, when they beat current Pac-12 member Colorado 19-10 — were coming off a 63-13 victory over Morehead State at Bozeman.

“We wanted to come out here and compete, and we didn’t,” Montana State coach Brent Vigen said.

Deshawn Fenwick gave the Beavers the lead with a 25-yard run down the middle. Montana State responded with Chambers’ 7-yard guard on the Bobcats’ first set of game.

Nolan hit Tre’Shaun Harrison with a 6-yard pass to give the Beavers a 14-7 lead.

Mellott was intercepted on Montana State’s next drive and Oregon State took advantage, scoring on Nolan’s yard keeper. But Marqui Johnson scored for the Bobcats on a 98-yard kickoff return to cut the deficit to 21-14.

Silas Bolden scored for the Beavers on a 24-yard pass from Nolan midway through the second quarter. Nolan added a 9-yard pass to Gould to make it 34-14 before halftime.

Gould returned an 80-yard punt for a touchdown early in the second half.

Chambers had an 8-yard run to close the gap at 40-21, but Damien Martinez ran for a 7-yard score and Gould caught a 17-yard TD pass from Nolan to extend the lead to 54-21 .

Jam Griffin rushed for 23 yards for another Oregon State touchdown early in the fourth quarter, after the Beavers retired several of their starters.

Chambers added a 1-yard goalie for the Bobcats with 7:55 left, but Kanoa Shannon ran for a 3-yard touchdown for the Beavers in the final minutes.

“The multiple quarterback thing isn’t easy, especially when they’re able to really throw it,” Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said. “And some of the things they were giving us were unique in terms of backfield movement. But we will continue to face good quarterbacks and we have to be ready for that.

TAKE AWAY

Montana State: Freshman running back Jared White suffered a lower leg injury in the game against Morehead State and won’t be available for at least two months. Isaiah Ifanse, who had 1,623 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, also missed Saturday’s game.

Oregon State: Oregon State was without tight end Luke Musgrave and running back Trey Lowe will miss Saturday’s game with unspecified injuries. … The game at Providence Park sold out. … Gary Payton II, who played at Oregon before winning an NBA title last year with the Golden State Warriors, was at the game. Payton signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in the offseason. … Gould’s touchdown on a punt return was Oregon’s first since 2015.

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Montana St: The Bobcats visit Eastern Washington next Saturday.

Oregon State: The Beavers host the USC Trojans next Saturday night.

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This story was originally published September 18, 2022 12:32 a.m.

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A Grip on Sports: Cougars head home, just as Idaho and Seahawks head to Bay Area over fun weekend ahead https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/a-grip-on-sports-cougars-head-home-just-as-idaho-and-seahawks-head-to-bay-area-over-fun-weekend-ahead/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:44:40 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/a-grip-on-sports-cougars-head-home-just-as-idaho-and-seahawks-head-to-bay-area-over-fun-weekend-ahead/ SPORTS MASTERY • What a weird weekend ahead. How’s that for weird: The Seahawks are first in the NFC West. The Mariners are tied for first in the American League wildcard standings. The Cougars will live a season without a perfect conference. Washington too. And Idaho? He’s expected to perform to a sold-out crowd as […]]]>

SPORTS MASTERY • What a weird weekend ahead. How’s that for weird: The Seahawks are first in the NFC West. The Mariners are tied for first in the American League wildcard standings. The Cougars will live a season without a perfect conference. Washington too. And Idaho? He’s expected to perform to a sold-out crowd as he welcomes Drake – no, not this Drake – at the Kibbie Dome.

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• At least if you want to watch Seattle in their Sunday rivalry game at the 49ers, you don’t need to buy an Amazon Prime membership. Unlike last night. Anyone watching? Hotels don’t have the capability on their TVs and we weren’t about to sit in front of our laptop (we’re too old for that) so we missed it.

In other words, we didn’t get to see Jaylen Watson do things that we’ve seen him do for the past two years in Pullman. But his old school will be available tomorrow to anyone with access to Pac-12 networks, so not us yet. Hotels are weird that way. So do loved ones looking to save a few bucks.

Either way, the Cougars host winless Colorado State at 2 p.m. If you really like Palouse football, you can probably catch the first half of the Vandals game in Moscow, then cross the border – not too fast, especially if you’re heading back through the airport – and also watch WSU . Or, you can sit in your living room and watch the UI on SWX (starting at noon), then switch to Cougs at your leisure.

Washington has a big cross-sectional battle (is that the right term anymore?) with Michigan State in 11th place tomorrow at 4:30 a.m., with ABC showing the game to everyone from Montana to Montlake. And other less sophisticated places.

Speaking of those places, if this was the 1970s, we’d be glued to the 9am TV. Oklahoma invades Nebraska but that’s not the game, or the rivalry, it once was. Heck, the two schools aren’t in the same conference, they’ve both lost coaches in the last nine months and neither Billy Sims nor Johnny Rodgers in the backfield.

What is really bizarre, the best games of the day can include Pac-12 schools. California is at Notre Dame (NBC, 11:30 a.m.) with one of the two winless and the other undefeated. But not who you might think. Additionally, 12th-ranked BYU travels to No. 25 Oregon for a game at 12:30 p.m. on Fox. Sounds more interesting to us, anyway, than No. 22 Penn State at Auburn (also 12:30 p.m. on CBS).

The Seahawks could actually have an advantage in Santa Clara on Sunday afternoon. It’s supposed to rain. Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers have traditionally not handled rain well, including last week’s Midwest monsoon in Chicago. If you like playing the “if the season ends today” game, then you’re in luck. The Hawks would be champions in their first post-Russell Wilson season. In reality, they are injured, with Jamal Adams out for the season, the ground game suspect, and San Francisco angry after the loss to the Bears.

What else is there? Well, baseball of course. The M’s are in Anaheim for a four-game set. It could be interesting because Seattle killer Mike Trout is healthy again – he recently homered in seven straight games and none of them were against the Mariners – and Shohei Ohtani will start on the mound this week-end.

• A brief word on the end of an era. Roger Federer retired from tennis yesterday. The first question that comes to everyone is whether he is the best of all time in his sport. We are not sure. He was certainly among the best, with his 20 Grand Slam titles spread fairly evenly across three of the big events (although he only won once, in 2009 at the French). He has won Wimbledon eight times, a record. He was world No. 1 a record 237 consecutive weeks. He won at Wimbledon at 21 and in Australia at 36. Pretty good.

It doesn’t matter that he is the best of all time. His demeanor, class, and competitiveness put him on a level above many who came before him. He was more of a throwback to the golden age of tennis and helped usher in a new one, in which his rivalry with Rafael Nadal took tennis to levels of global popularity never seen before.

Federer was special. And will be missed.

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WSU: Colorado State is very similar to Washington State. At least that’s how Jake Dickert sees it. And how he described the Rams to Colton Clark for this preview of Saturday’s game. … The Pac-12 has released the final basketball schedule and we have the Cougars’ perspective to convey. … The football team routed Northern Colorado 6-0. … Elsewhere in Pac-12 and college football, we passed on Jon Wilner’s picks yesterday. Today we add those of John Canzano. … Wilner has some thoughts on the weekend in the Mercury News. …Washington would like to turn Husky Stadium into a huge home field advantage again. Michigan State really doesn’t want that, or to see Michael Penix Jr. again. … BYU couldn’t run the ball against Baylor last week. Can the Ducks learn anything from this game plan? It starts with Oregon containing the Cougars quarterback. … The offensive line needs to play better for Oregon State … Yes, California is playing a guaranteed game at Notre Dame. The Bears need the money. … Colorado has been better at the start of games so far. … Cam Rising burst onto the scene at Utah last year against San Diego State. … USC and Fresno State are set to put on an offensive show Saturday night at the Coliseum. … The Sun Belt was tough last week. This one, UCLA hosts southern Alabama from this conference. Are the Bruins ripe for a surprise? … North Dakota State might be the best team Arizona has faced this season.

Gonzaga: Jalen Suggs is set for the NBA’s No. 2 year. Are the Orlando Magic ready to give him a big role?

Idaho: The vandal defense was marked with takeaways. Wait, that word has another meaning in a sports context. OK, so we’ll use the turnover numbers to be more specific. Ignore the meaning of bakery please. … Elsewhere in the Big Sky, could the conference lose its commissioner to Mountain West? … The USD is heading towards UC Davis this week. … Idaho State is working to improve its defense before facing central Arkansas. …Northern Colorado goes to Lamar. … A Montana linebacker really stepped up.

Whitworth: The Pirates host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Southern California’s three-headed school, at the Pine Bowl on Saturday. Jason Shoot has a preview. Three against one doesn’t seem fair.

Preparations: It’s Friday so Dave Nichols helps you get ready for high school weekend with a story about Rogers’ big win last week. … He then adds in coverage of last night’s GSL match, a victory for Mead. Tyler Tjomsland has a photo gallery from the contest. … Finally, he throws a roundup of Thursday’s other action your way.

mma: Charlotte McKinley has a story about the Spokane siblings fighting on the same card at Auburn this weekend.

Sailors: Seattle had another day off before the weekend wrap-up series in Anaheim. They are still in the joker driver’s seat. How is this determined? … What job was the key to the reconstruction? The one with San Diego.

Seahawks: We linked Matt Calkins’ thoughts on Jamal Adams yesterday when the story was in The Times. He ran in the SR this morning. … With Adams out for the year, who will replace him? … Cody Barton made a KJ Wright-type play against the Broncos. … Shaun Alexander is heading to Ring of Honor on October 16th. … Can the Hawks stop the 49ers’ run game?

Storm: Breanna Stewart wasn’t just a WNBA pick, she was a unanimous pick.

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• Thank you for listening this morning. Remember, we won’t be here tomorrow. We leave early for a college football game at the West Coast’s most famous stadium. Which is it? Here’s a hint. This is a place where we covered our first game of bowling – wrote an article about Jacque Robinson. OK, another clue. One year we played our high school baseball games next door. It’s also next to where we learned to play golf. To abandon? So you haven’t been paying attention for the last decade. It’s yours. Catch up. Find out when we return on Sunday. Until later …

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Weyerhaeuser forestry workers on strike over wages https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/weyerhaeuser-forestry-workers-on-strike-over-wages/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:38:08 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/weyerhaeuser-forestry-workers-on-strike-over-wages/ PORTLAND, Oregon. Employees working for logging company Weyerhaeuser in Oregon and Washington are on strike, citing low wage increases and high health care premiums. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents more than 1,100 Weyerhaeuser employees, said employees walked off the job on Tuesday, KOIN 6 News reported. Negotiations for a new […]]]>

Employees working for logging company Weyerhaeuser in Oregon and Washington are on strike, citing low wage increases and high health care premiums.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents more than 1,100 Weyerhaeuser employees, said employees walked off the job on Tuesday, KOIN 6 News reported.

Negotiations for a new trading agreement with the Seattle-based company have been underway since this spring.

An overwhelming number of workers reportedly voted to reject the logging company’s latest offer on August 19, with the union saying the proposal was “far from what our members wanted or deserved”. Union members voted to strike soon after.

“All our members want is their fair share of the profits they have made for the company, keeping up with the cost of living and realizing the earnings that a good employer should offer, in light of the success that ‘they have reaped through the work of their employees,’ the union said in a statement.

Wage increases have been insufficient given that the company made record profits in 2021, according to the union. Additionally, employees would have to pay premiums for their high-deductible health care plans for the first time in decades, the union said.

Denise Merle, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Weyerhaeuser, said in a statement that after the company introduced its latest leader, unionized workers at multiple sites in both states went on strike.

“While we are very disappointed with their decision to step down, we are committed to supporting our employees and to negotiating in good faith with union representatives,” Merle said.

A union representative told the media that negotiations are expected to continue on Friday.

The company is one of the largest manufacturers of wood products in the United States and owns millions of acres of woodlots.

This story was originally published September 13, 2022 2:55 p.m.

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Sun Belt is scorned in the rankings https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ap-top-25-reality-check-sun-belt-is-scorned-in-the-rankings/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 06:05:45 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ap-top-25-reality-check-sun-belt-is-scorned-in-the-rankings/ ]]>

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The biggest weekend in Sun Belt football history wasn’t enough to push one of the conference’s upstarts into the Associated Press poll.

Marshall and Appalachian State were left at the top of other voting lists in Sunday’s AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, the day after the Thundering Herd won at Notre Dame and the Mountaineers beat Texas A&M at College Station.

The Fighting Irish have completely disappeared from the standings with their 0-2 start. The Aggies managed to stay at No. 24, a curious development with App State unranked.

Oregon moved back to 25th after being knocked out of the standings in Week 1 by Georgia.

With Georgia moving up to No. 1 and Oregon having no problem against Eastern Washington on Saturday, some voters appeared to show deference to the Bulldogs by staying with the Ducks.

Reality Check would have preferred to ditch those preseason expectations and reward surprises from the Sun Belt. And maybe also North Carolina. The Tar Heels opened the season with two road wins over the Sun Belt, including the wild Week 1 win at Appalachian State.

Reality Check had a few more tussles with voters this week, but not the decision to make Georgia No. 1.

No. 1 Georgia (2-0)

Next: in South Carolina, Saturday.

Reality check: don’t resist. Embrace the Stetson Bennett Heisman Trophy campaign.

Rated: Perfect.

No. 2 Alabama (2-0)

Next: against Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday.

Reality check: RB Jahmyr Gibbs leading the team in catches with 10 and not a player averaging more than 12 yards per catch is just not what the Tide has grown accustomed to on reception. It is necessary that Tyler Harrell and JoJo Earle, transferred to Louisville, return from an injury.

Rated: Good.

3rd Ohio State (2-0)

Next: vs. Toledo, Saturday.

Reality check: WR Marvin Harrison’s last three games dating back to the Rose Bowl: 18 catches, 311 yards and six touchdowns.

Rated: Just right.

No. 4 Michigan (2-0)

Next: vs. UConn, Saturday.

Reality check: The question voters face at this stage of the Top 25 is whether to stick with highly ranked preseason teams that blew pushovers or pushed teams that faced tests more difficult towards the top.

Classified: You can take this approach.

No. 5 Clemson (2-0)

Next: against Louisiana Tech, Saturday.

Reality check: We’ll see about the offense, but the Tigers defense seems to be as fierce as advertised behind LB Trenton Simpson.

Rated: still seems high.

No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0)

Next: in Nebraska, Saturday.

Reality check: QB Dillon Gabriel’s start to Oklahoma’s career was splendid: 70% completions, five touchdowns, no picks, 10.4 passing yards.

Classified: as above.

No. 7 Southern California (2-0)

Next: vs. Fresno State, Saturday.

Back to reality: the Trojans have 11 takeaways and nine bags. The plan appears to be in full swing on this side of the ball, but if 5 1/2 turnovers per game is what USC needs, it’s going to be a wild ride.

Ranked: Trojans are definitely among the 10 most entertaining.

8th Oklahoma State (2-0)

Next: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday.

Reality check: Fifth-year WR Braydon Johnson, returning after missing last year through injury, quickly became Oklahoma State’s latest deep threat with 10 catches for 214 yards.

Rated: Maybe a bit high.

No. 9 Kentucky (2-0)

Next: vs. Youngstown State, Saturday.

Reality check: The SEC’s Big Ten team made a big mess in Florida to earn promotion early in the season.

Ranked: Of course, why not ninth?

No. 10 Arkansas (2-0)

Next: vs. Missouri State, Saturday.

Reality check: Two weeks later, no team is more impressive compared to their competition simply because the Razorbacks played real competition every week.

Rated: Too low.

No. 11 Michigan State (2-0)

Next: in Washington, Saturday.

Back to reality: The Spartans eliminated two MAC opponents, which won’t earn them any trophies, but it’s better than not eliminating two MAC opponents.

Rated: Low.

#12 BYU (2-0)

Next: at No. 25 Oregon, Saturday.

Reality check: Be kind to recover WRs Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney from injuries for the trip to Oregon, but that’s still uncertain.

Rated: Little low.

#13 Miami (2-0)

Next: at No. 25 Texas A&M, Saturday.

Back to reality: Faced with two outclassed opponents, only one encouraging sign: 2.25 yards per rush granted. Miami has been pretty soft on the run in recent years. Let’s see if the improvement holds.

Rated: too high.

No. 14 Utah (1-1)

Next: against San Diego State on Saturday.

Reality Check: Utes blasted a boatload of frustration on poor Southern Utah after the Florida loss.

Rated: too high. I can’t be in front of the Gators. At least not yet.

No. 15 Tennessee (2-0)

Next: against Akron, Saturday.

Reality check: Vols beat the team (Pitt) on the road that beat them last season at home. Tennessee is making real progress.

Rated: Little low.

No. 16 North Carolina State (2-0)

Next: against Texas Tech, Saturday.

Reality check: RB Demie Sumo-Karngbaye could be the point guard the Wolfpack needed to emerge after losing last season’s top two rushers.

Rated: About right.

#17 Baylor (1-1)

Next: vs. Texas State, Saturday.

Reality check: The Bears and Blake Shapen were limited to 4.9 yards per pass against BYU because they haven’t yet found replacements for last year’s top three receivers.

Rated: About right.

No. 18 Florida (1-1)

Next: against South Florida on Saturday.

Back to reality: Hit the brakes on QB Anthony Richardson’s Heisman campaign. Whether by choice or as a reaction to the Kentucky defense, he’s too good a runner to make just six carries for 4 yards.

Ranked: Should be ahead of Utah.

No. 19 Wake Forest (2-0)

Next: vs. Liberty, Saturday.

Back to reality: welcome back, Sam Hartman. After being sidelined with a health issue, the fifth-year quarterback passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns against Vandy.

Rated: Just right.

No. 20 Mississippi (2-0)

Next: at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Reality check: Without as much attention, coach Lane Kiffin also threw different quarterbacks in the first two games. Luke Altmyer left with an upper body injury against Central Arkansas, so maybe a final decision between him and Jaxson Dart won’t come this week.

Rated: too high.

No. 21 Texas (1-1)

Next: vs. UTSA, Saturday.

Reality check: Can the Longhorns play with the same tenacity and urgency against the rest of their schedule as they did against Alabama? If so, and QB Quinn Ewers (shoulder) isn’t out too long, they can face off in the Big 12.

Rated: About right.

No. 22 Penn State (2-0)

Next: in Auburn, Saturday.

Reality check: Qualifying required it was only against Ohio, but maybe, just maybe, RB rookie Nick Singleton (10 carries for 179 yards) can bring the running game back to Penn State after a two-year absence.

Rated: Touch down.

No. 23 Pittsburgh (1-1)

Next: in Western Michigan, Saturday.

Reality Check: Pitt plays two hard-fought home games against Power Five opponents, then takes a road trip to the MAC. What could go wrong?

Rated: Just right.

No. 24 Texas A&M (1-1)

Next: Against No. 13 Miami, Saturday.

Reality check: QB Haynes King and the Aggies are averaging 4.9 yards per pass against a defense North Carolina burned for 9.8 per attempt a week earlier.

Rated: too high.

No. 25 Oregon (1-1)

Next: Against No. 12 BYU, Saturday.

Reality check: The Ducks dropped 70 on Eastern Washington, a very good FCS program. It’s probably a good sign, after the game against Georgia. But probably not worth ranking.

Rated: too high.

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3 Idaho High School Football Games You Shouldn’t Have Missed in Week 3 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/3-idaho-high-school-football-games-you-shouldnt-have-missed-in-week-3/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 06:08:51 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/3-idaho-high-school-football-games-you-shouldnt-have-missed-in-week-3/ It was a little bittersweet for Scott Berger. The Skyline High School football coach’s team won, but it came at the expense of his son, Michael Berger. The No. 1 Grizzlies defeated Class 5A Thunder Ridge, 34-27, Friday night in Idaho Falls. “It was a fun experience,” Scott Berger said. “I tell everyone, I’m really […]]]>

It was a little bittersweet for Scott Berger.

The Skyline High School football coach’s team won, but it came at the expense of his son, Michael Berger. The No. 1 Grizzlies defeated Class 5A Thunder Ridge, 34-27, Friday night in Idaho Falls.

“It was a fun experience,” Scott Berger said. “I tell everyone, I’m really proud of him. I think he did a great job and is a very good football coach. It was a good fight tonight. It was back and forth. »

Skyline (2-1) took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter only for the Titans (2-2) to come back and tie it twice. They tied it at 20-20 in the second quarter before doing it again at 27-27 in the third.

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Dustin Johnson Wins Boston LIV Golf Event With Playoff Eagle https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/dustin-johnson-wins-boston-liv-golf-event-with-playoff-eagle/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 00:14:42 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/dustin-johnson-wins-boston-liv-golf-event-with-playoff-eagle/ Dustin Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston tournament in a playoff on Sunday Sept. 4, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm PA BOLTON, Mass. Dustin Johnson gave LIV Golf its first big moment on Sunday when he landed a 35-foot eagle putt on the first hole of […]]]>

Dustin Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston tournament in a playoff on Sunday Sept. 4, 2022 in Bolton, Mass.  (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Dustin Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston tournament in a playoff on Sunday Sept. 4, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Dustin Johnson gave LIV Golf its first big moment on Sunday when he landed a 35-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston for his first victory in 19 month.

Johnson’s putt on the par-5 18 was going so fast it could have rolled about 6 feet past the hole. But he hit the back of the cup and fell near the front of the cup to beat Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri.

He raised his arm and dropped it for a slow-motion uppercut, hitting Austin Johnson, his brother and caddy instead. The win was worth $4 million to Johnson. With his team winning again, he has now won $9,962,500 in four events.

The first playoff of four LIV Golf events capped off an otherwise sloppy finish by so many who had a chance.

Johnson, who closed with a 5-under 65, needed a birdie on the par-5 18th. His drive bounced up the rough right, his laying iron went into the trees well left and he had to rush to join Lahiri (64) and Niemann (66) at 15-under 265.

Lahiri hit a 5-foot fairway metal on the 18th in regulation, and his winning eagle putt rolled around the right edge of the cup.

Lee Westwood finished a playoff shot after a 62 that included bogeys on two of his final three holes.

British Open champion Cameron Smith, among six players who recently signed with the Saudi-funded league, had a 63. He was also tied for the lead until he kicked off in the trees at No. 1, his 17th hole, and that he has to throw aside. He did bogey. Smith is tied for fourth with Westwood. Each made just over $1 million.

Johnson had not won since the Saudi international on February 7, 2021, when he was part of the European tour,

LPGA TOUR

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Gaby Lopez rallied four shots behind and closed with three straight birdies for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot win at the Dana Open.

Lopez ended her big run with a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18 at Highland Meadow, unleashing a series of punches knowing it would keep her ahead of Megan Khang.

The 28-year-old Mexican player picked up her third career victory on the LPGA Tour, and her first since the Tournament of Champions to start the 2020 season.

Khang, who shot 29 up front on a rain-softened course, finished with a 64. Caroline Masson birdied her final two holes for a 68 and finished alone in third.

Lucy Li, the 19-year-old Californian who started the final round with a one-stroke lead, struggled to birdie. Her hopes were effectively ended when she hit a fairway bunker on the 16th hole, played well under the green and missed a 5-foot putt.

Li birdied the 18th hole for a 70 and tied for fourth. She already has her LPGA Tour card for next season via the Epson Tour. Li finished tied for ninth in Canada last week to compete at the Dana Open, and now she is eligible to play the LPGA event in Cincinnati next week.

Lexi Thompson went more than three years without a win and she didn’t birdie before the last hole. She finished with a 73 and tied for 16th, seven strokes behind.

KORN FERRY TOUR

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Justin Suh already had his PGA Tour card locked and finished the season closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke win in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship that came with some added upside.

Suh finished atop the points standings in the regular season and all three Korn Ferry Tour finals, meaning the former University of Southern California star is entirely exempt from the PGA Tour next year and has secured a spot at the US Open and the Players Championship. .

But it was all about players just trying to win a PGA Tour card.

Austin Eckroat, who played his senior at Oklahoma, needed a big finish to have a chance at one of the 25 cards available at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. He delivered a big shot with a 68 to finish second behind Suh.

Eric Cole, whose parents both toured (Bobby Cole on the PGA Tour, Laura Baugh on the LPGA Tour); Nicholas Echavarria from Colombia; and Toya Gano from Argentina.

Kyle Westmoreland, who spent five years in the Air Force, narrowly finished 25th ahead of Joey Garber, who birdied his final four holes after a double bogey on the No. 14.

EUROPEAN TOUR

FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Oliver Wilson of England birdied two putts from about 65 feet on the back nine to win Made in HimmerLand and end a nearly eight-year drought.

Wilson, ranked No. 745, rolled in the long putts on No. 13 and then No. 17 to take the lead. He kept his composure to level the final hole, hitting his drive on a small grass mound instead of a tee, to close with a 4-under 67 and finish a shot past Ewen Ferguson of Scotland.

Wilson hadn’t recorded a top 10 finish on the European tour since a tie for fourth in the same event in 2019.

OTHER TOURS

Daniela Iacobelli won the Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic in Pendleton, Oregon for her fourth career win on the Epson Tour. Iacobelli, 34, closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at 18-under 198 – three strokes ahead of Pavarisa Yoktuan (62). She won $30,000 to move from 52nd to 15th on the money list. … Noah Goodwin won the Golf BC Championship in Kelowna, BC for his second PGA Canada victory of the year. Goodwin birdied the last hole for a 7-under 64 and a one-shot win. He finished 23-under 271 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. … Kaito Onishi finished with a 3-under 68 and won the Fujisankei Classic with a birdie on the first playoff hole with Sang-Hyun Park, who had a 71. Onishi won his first title in his third year on the Japan Golf Tour. … Alexander Knappe finished with a 4-under 68 to win the B-NL Challenge Trophy in Belgium for his second Challenge Tour victory this year, putting him at the top of the points list for the season. … Anne-Charlotte Mora finished with a 4-under 68 and won the Aland 100 Ladies Open in Finland by one stroke against Lisa Pettersson on the Ladies European Tour. … Yuting Seki of China finished 6-under 66 and birdied the second playoff hole to beat Yuri Yoshida in the Golf5 Ladies on the Japan LPGA. … Jeong Mee Hwang shot 3-under 69 and won the Edaily Ladies Open with a par on the first playoff hole to beat defending LPGA Korea champion Su Ji Kim.

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