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Scotchman Peaks winter hiking series starts Saturday

HIKING – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks 12th winter hike series starts January 20. Join a guided winter hike in the Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness areas. The hikes range in difficulty from easy to very strenuous. FSPW Executive Director Phil Hough will lead the season’s first hike, Saturday. Saturday’s moderate hike will take participants from Lightning Creek to Regal Creek Trail.

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Upsets continue as heat rises: Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta out

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her second round loss to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Vincent Thian / Associated Press)
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and against Hsieh Su-wei’s game, losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open. No. 3-ranked Muguruza was the highest-ranked player to fall so far, but follows Venus Williams and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens out of the tournament in the first week.

Boys basketball: League races come into more focus in stretch run

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson, left, averages 22.4 points per game. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
It’s hard to imagine that the end of the prep basketball season is really just around the corner. Most teams have just a handful of regular season games remaining and seeding is starting to take shape for district playoffs.

Houston’s Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green runs up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. Green and Trevor Ariza have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player. The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday, Jan. 17. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)
Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room after a game earlier this week. Ariza and Green went into the Clippers’ locker room after a game Monday night in Los Angeles, one that was marred late by on-court chippiness. Ariza had been ejected from that game in the final moments, as was the Clippers’ Blake Griffin.

End of season is bittersweet day for bird dogs

Scout, an English setter, holds a steady point on a quail covey he sniffed out in Lincoln County on Monday as hunter Tim Hood moves in for the flush. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
My old English setter was melted into his dog bed Tuesday morning. He was stiff but fulfilled from closing out Washington’s upland bird hunting season Monday afternoon with a nose full of sage and quail scent.