Articles by Jeff Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald's sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family's three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.
Local BMX riders take a turn at the Columbia Basin BMX track recently in Richland. The track has seen an improvement in facilities, a rise in membership, and the track has hoist to national events in 2014 and 2015. The track is bidding to host a 2017 national event.

Columbia Basin BMX track riding high

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB In 2007, Shawn and Maurine Meininger moved their family from the Portland area to the Tri-Cities. They were driving out in the Horn Rapids section of Richland when they noticed a strange facility at 202 Snyder Street with bicycle riders in helmets racing around on dirt. They didn’t know what…

Baseball and softball fields throughout the Tri-Cities receive a lot of play from early spring to late summer — and they draw a lot of out-of-town visitors to the area. There are nearly 120 diamonds in the Tri-Cities, which has become a popular area for baseball and softball tournaments because of the area’s facilities, the mild weather and overall atmosphere.

Diamonds in the Desert: Tri-Cities’ sports fields catch a lot of cash for local economy

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB Steve Jensen lives in western Washington town of Arlington. But he just absolutely loves the Tri-Cities. Jensen is a National Softball Association state tournament director for Washington who has run two major girls fast-pitch tournaments in the Tri-Cities every year since 2007: the Icebreaker in April and the state tournament…

Sundowns

Sun Downs ready to open the gate on another racing season

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB Nancy Sorick is usually pretty busy this time of year. But this year that sense of urgency is missing. Sorick heads up the nonprofit Tri-City Horse Racing Association, which will run the 2016 horseracing meet at Sun Downs at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. Racing will take place April 23, 24,…

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