A GRIP ON SPORTS • Triple A baseball was gone from Spokane when I arrived, spirited away from the town by my brother-in-law’s old high school coach. For years a vocal segment of the population campaigned to get it back, though at no time loudly enough to get it done. Last night offered a good example of why it is never returning. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a curse associated with growing older, one your parents may not have told you about when you were young. It has to do with your childhood sports heroes and what happens to them. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are not a lot of mandates for this space. Only one, really. It needs to be filled with interesting items. We’ll try not to fail you on that point today, though it won’t be easy. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a baseball fight yesterday. A real one, with punches thrown and everything. But no baseball fight ever compares with one from back in the day. Read on.
Mary Lou Petty grew up spending her summers swimming at Liberty Lake. By age 6 she was doing trick diving at the Spokane Interstate Fair. By the age of 13, she was already the talk of the Spokane swim world. She set many local records...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a line in “Groundhog Day” in which Bill Murray laments he couldn’t re-live over and over a day he spent in the Virgin Islands. We understand. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football is a violent sport. That lesson is taught just about every game. But it was driven home yesterday with the Ricardo Lockette news. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what happens with the Washington State high school basketball tournaments, it seems as if someone, or some group, is always unhappy. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea to keep trying to fix them. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • How good a memory do you have? If I were to say February 13, 2013, would you remember how important that day was? How about I give you a hint. Felix Hernandez. Read on.
Ed Brandt came to fame for his pitching in Spokane at a young age. As an eighth grader, he led his Grant grade school team to the city championship. He then continued his success on the diamond at Lewis and Clark.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what day it is? Nope, it has nothing to do with a camel or its hump. It has everything to do with basketball. Street basketball, actually. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It became official yesterday. Marshawn Lynch is no longer a professional football running back. He’s 30 and retired. Owns a few stores, sure, and a really cool car. But the rest of his life is up for grabs. We have some suggestions. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a chance Nelson Cruz’s home run from yesterday may still be flying around the Oakland Coliseum, but that’s not what we want to write about today. Instead, we’re going to cover a metaphorical home run hit by Gonzaga. Read on.
Corey Kispert, a standout small forward at King's High outside of Seattle, has verbally committed to Gonzaga. He picked GU over Notre Dame and Virginia. Kispert, who will be a senior next season, has helped King's to back-to-back 1A state titles after finishing second in...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you getting excited at all yet? Or is it still “too early” to think the Mariners have something going on? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So I was wrong. We did have time this morning for a quick blog post. Hope it doesn’t ruin your day. Read on.
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