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Jacob Thorpe's Week 4 Pac-12 picks

Unfortunately, the Pac-12 Picker does not get a bye week. But he sure could use a chance to retool after that disaster last week. Lack of toughness? Probably. Poor focus? Certainly. It's a good thing these picks are for entertainment ...

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Big postseason changes ahead for GSL, MCC

Greater Spokane League 3A schools better make sure their fleet of school buses is tuned up with fresh oil changes and plenty of tread on their tires. When it comes to postseason this year, teams could be making several trips ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

QB race always is wide-open, EWU coach says

There are no quarterback controversies at Eastern Washington, only opportunities. And competition, to use one of coach Beau Baldwin’s favorite words. That was the message from players and coaches on Tuesday – three days after Reilly Hennessey came off the ...

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WSU volleyball tries to carry winning ways into conference

Three titles in four volleyball tournaments, and a fourth just slipped through Washington State’s fingertips. Receiving votes in the national poll for three consecutive weeks. A 10-2 record, matching rival Washington for the most wins among Pac-12 Conference schools.

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Healthy Jimmy Graham bodes well for Seahawks

There weren’t a lot of smiles to be found in the Seahawks’ locker room following Sunday’s 9-3 loss at Los Angeles. But tight end Jimmy Graham broke into a slight grin when asked if he had returned from a patella-tendon ...

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Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Week 4 Power Rankings

Those offseason prognosticators did not get everything right – what else is new? – but they sure were right about the Pac-12 South. The conference’s fun-in-the-sun division appears to be the substandard west coast group once again. Maybe the cold ...

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Area Sports Menu for Wednesday, September 21

Cross countryHigh school: GNL meet at East Valley; GNL meet at Clarkston; Shadle Park at Mead; North Central, Central Valley, Ferris at Audubon Park; Lewis and Clark, Rogers at Manito Park; University, Mt. Spokane, Gonzaga Prep at Liberty Lake County ...

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On the air

Wednesday’s TV highlightsBaseball, MLB 12:30 p.m.: Houston at Oakland ... MLB 12:30 p.m.: Toronto at Seattle ... Root 4 p.m.: Boston at Baltimore ... ESPN 7 p.m.: San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers ... ESPN Basketball, WNBA playoffs 5 p.m.: Phoenix ...

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John Blanchette

John Blanchette

John Blanchette: Upset Sherman reaches hurricane force

Richard Sherman wasn’t himself Sunday afternoon. The Seattle Seahawks’ singular cornerback was nature’s fury – the crackle of random lightning bolts, the centripetal madness of a tornado and all the gusty anger Seattle was supposed to endure over the weekend but didn’t.




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