Monday, February 26, 2024
37.0°F

MAX OSWALD

Sports Reporter

I grew up in the small town of Orwigsburg, Pa., where I resided all of my life before moving to Sandpoint. I attended Blue Mountain High School, where I participated in cross country and track and field, a sport that I ended up falling in love with. I went on to attend and run for DeSales University (with other brief stints at Susquehanna University and Elizabethtown College) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport communication with a minor in sport management.

I remember just how great it made me feel when I was mentioned in my hometown newspaper. I want to be able to give that feeling to every athlete in Bonner County, no matter how big or small their accomplishments are. As an athlete myself, I know how many hours of work are put in on a daily basis, and that hard work deserves to be recognized.

It is my goal to cover as much of the Bulldogs, Spartans and Wampus Cats as I can. I want to work with every athlete, parent, coach, administrator and the community to ensure the best stories are published.

Recent Stories

STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Priest River’s Colm McLaimtaig wins 138-pound title; Tyler second, Sherrill third for Sandpoint
February 24, 2024 8:45 p.m.

STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Priest River’s Colm McLaimtaig wins 138-pound title; Tyler second, Sherrill third for Sandpoint

After moving up a couple of weight classes and working hard in the offseason, Colm got the job done.

1A D2 STATE PLAY-IN: Clark Fork dominant in win over North Gem, clinches state berth
February 24, 2024 4:40 p.m.

1A D2 STATE PLAY-IN: Clark Fork dominant in win over North Gem, clinches state berth

Evrett Montgomery led all scorers on the day with 18 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc.

STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Five Bonner County wrestlers reach semifinals
February 23, 2024 9:45 p.m.

STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Five Bonner County wrestlers reach semifinals

The IHSAA Wrestling State Championship concludes Saturday.

4A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Sandpoint headed back to state tournament for first time since 2009
February 23, 2024 9 p.m.

4A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Sandpoint headed back to state tournament for first time since 2009

“You’re going to have a hard time getting the smile off my face – that was pretty special.”

Sandpoint’s Jett Longanecker commits to College of Idaho
February 23, 2024 11 a.m.

Sandpoint’s Jett Longanecker commits to College of Idaho

I knew the second that he joined the program that he was going to play at the next level."

Sandpoint sprinter qualifies for 2024 New Balance Indoor Track & Field National Championships
February 23, 2024 1 a.m.

Sandpoint sprinter qualifies for 2024 New Balance Indoor Track & Field National Championships

"The opportunity to go to nationals is definitely one of the greatest things that has happened in my life thus far,” Schmit said.

1A D2 DISTRICT 1 BOYS BASKETBALL: Clark Fork cruises to NSL Title with 54-point win over Kootenai
February 22, 2024 7:45 p.m.

1A D2 DISTRICT 1 BOYS BASKETBALL: Clark Fork cruises to NSL Title with 54-point win over Kootenai

Clark Fork (12-6) will face off against North Gem (17-8) in a 1A D2 state play-in game at Cascade High on Saturday.

4A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Sandpoint takes Game 1, upsets Moscow in double overtime
February 21, 2024 9 p.m.

4A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Sandpoint takes Game 1, upsets Moscow in double overtime

In double overtime, Sandpoint took control.

YOUTH SPORTS: Sharks finish 8th at 2024 Inland Empire Short Course Junior Championship
February 21, 2024 1 a.m.

YOUTH SPORTS: Sharks finish 8th at 2024 Inland Empire Short Course Junior Championship

“We made our mark this weekend,” head coach Emily Renzini said.

2A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Priest River downs Kellogg, falls to top-seeded St. Maries
February 20, 2024 8:25 p.m.

2A DISTRICT 1-2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Priest River downs Kellogg, falls to top-seeded St. Maries

“They worked really hard tonight,” Kellogg head coach Mike Martin said of Priest River.

More stories