Steve Christilaw is a freelance columnist who writes a regular sports column for the Voice publications.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018
There’s a lesson to be learned here.
Spokane is a running town.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018
The Lewis and Clark Tigers eked out an 86-87 win over Greater Spokane League rival Central Valley to claim the state title. To say the margin of victory could not be closer is a gross understatement.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
Perhaps it’s just because I vividly remember those early days of Title IX. Or maybe it’s because I grew up listening to stories about how girls basketball was more popular than the boys game while my mother was growing up in Iowa.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
A stout defensive effort kept the Pirates from moving the football while Keani Guthmueller scored three touchdowns to spark the Tigers to a 34-8 victory Friday night at Albi Stadium to start the season 2-0.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
We all think about getting old.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
It took a while, but Chris Caviness is back as a head cross country coach. It’s fitting that it’s at Ferris High School.
Preview capsules for prep cross country teams around the Greater Spokane League
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018
West Valley graduated 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the last two years – a ton of talent for any program.
Yes, it’s technically still August for another day and summer remains in full swing.
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
Tanner Gardner continued his torrid series with a two-run home run, raising his total to 15 runs batted in over his last four games, and the Spokane Indians won their fourth straight game Sunday, topping Salem-Keizer 6-3.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018
August in Spokane has a new theme.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
If job security is a priority for you, if you like knowing where your next paycheck is coming from and you like the idea of a nice, secure retirement someday, then perhaps being a coach isn’t the career path for you.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2018
Mike Laws has been at Central Valley going back some five decades – long enough to see lapels widen and narrow, sideburns move up and down like the slide on a trombone, and basketball shorts go from high and tight to low and baggy.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018
The reminders are everywhere. And even if they weren’t, there will be people there to remind him anyway. Ryan Bragdon is coming home with a big job to do.
There’s an old joke that says “everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2018
Beau Byus is entering his fifth and final season as an Eastern Washington University football season. But there’s just one catch.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2018
I try to keep track of the young athletes I write about.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
The Hops used seven pitchers to limit Spokane to four hits, with a wide swath of the game keeping the Indians hitless. Ryan Miller, who pitched the third inning, collected the win, his second.
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018
One more week.
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018
At the end of his first year as athletics director at East Valley, Alec Vermaire faced two big challenges: replace the school’s football coach and boys basketball coach.
The crystal ball shows this happening any day now: kids everywhere will learn to flop like the best of them
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018
You reach a certain age when nostalgia becomes commonplace.
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018
Spokane guaranteed itself a series win by taking the first two games of the series, but in the finale the managed just three hits while their starter, Seth Nordlin, had one uncharacteristically rocky inning in an otherwise steady outing.
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018
A few years back, Sally Jackson started paying attention to her bucket list.