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By Jaryd Cline

From the Golden Heart City to Goldendale


Brittany Allen

Jaryd Cline

First of all, I want to thank all the readers for their patience through this transition time without any sports the past few weeks and also apologize for the somewhat sloppy section this week. I know some teams, scores and results are missing from this week's sports section, but I hope you all bear with me while I get caught up to speed at The Sentinel.

I just got back into town last Friday, after covering sports for two years at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in The Golden Heart City in Interior Alaska, returning to the place I called home for the first 18 years of my life.

I was able to escape Alaska before the winter, where there is as little as four hours of daylight and temperatures are known to drop to -40 degrees on occasion, and no, I didn't have room for my pet moose, and no, that wasn't me (tall white guy with the bushy beard) on "Alaska State Troopers" pulled over for driving his quad on the highway.

It was a tough decision to leave the first job for this punk kid out of college, but I decided this fall I was going to take my talents to south Washington and join The Goldendale Sentinel. I know it will be tough to replace the local legend Andrew Christiansen, who manned the sports desk for not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven, but nearly 10 years.

My space here is limited, so I'll make this short. I played baseball and basketball for the Timberwolves as well as "two years high school football ... VARSITY." If you haven't seen "Invincible," ignore that last statement. But anyone that knows the Clines and Barthlows knows we're all about sports, so I'm hoping I can pick right up where Andrew left off, although my photography skills might be a little rusty.

I remember reading the sports section of The Sentinel when I was a student, now everyone will be reading, disagreeing with, swearing at, laughing at and critiquing my articles. I welcome comments and criticism, don't go too hard on me though, as I'll try to refrain from making idiotic statements, such as Pete Carroll being just as hated in Seattle as the ownership group that moved the Sonics to Oklahoma City. Dead serious, those were the words from a former colleague who supposedly knows sports months after Super Bowl XLIX. ­

Forgive me for the short rant, but my space is up. I look forward to watching the next generation of Klickitat County athletes and also hearing from the community. Email me at with any news tips, comments or anything in general. I'll be happy to hear from you.


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