Steve Christilaw is a freelance columnist who writes a regular sports column for the Voice publications.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2019
Lewis and Clark has a group of six seniors who have contributed to a run of success in the Greater Spokane League over the course of their four-year careers.
The greatest of sports streaks always have an end point.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2019
You root for guys like Avery Sundheim. The East Valley wrestler and his teammates will brave the winter blizzard that has embraced the state to vie for a state championship at Mat Classic beginning tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019
We throw words around so often that they too-often lose some of the impact.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2019
To fully appreciate Mady Simmelink, you must watch her over the course of a game. Or two. Maybe even a full season.
Spokane women’s boxing great Andrea Kallas is passing on her love and knowledge of the sport to children at a Washington, D.C., parochial school.
THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2019
It’s Tuesday and there are four practice days left before the District 8 tournament and the Mead wrestling room is doing something it hasn’t done for a while.
We might not be as avid as our neighbors north of the border, but we have always loved our hockey here in the upper left-hand corner of the country.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2019
The Great Northern League is staring change right in the face. The Class 2A league is small, but mighty. Five teams battle it out in every sport, and the teams that prevail invariably do well in competing for state titles.
Raising a child is expensive. But raising an athlete?
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019
It’s a typical girls basketball practice session at East Valley High, which means there are happy sounds filling the gym.
Indulge me while I bring up a topic that has weighed heavily on my mind since the day after Christmas.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2019
There are things that teams just don’t talk about.
Another football season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can be put to bed.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2019
I’ve been told that vertical stripes make you look slimmer.
MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2018
Eastern Washington came from 11 points down in the first half to beat Idaho State 65-55, evening its conference record at 1-1.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018
I found myself walking across the Gonzaga University campus the other day, and as always, I was struck by how much the school’s architecture has changed over the years.
Drew Roberts is a rarity in high school wrestling.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2018
Disney had it right. This is a small, small world. I found out just how small it really was at Thanksgiving.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2018
North Central entered the 2018-19 season with a new coach and a new attitude.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2018
Nathaniel Desantiago sees the way forward. And he sees a way to get there.
Winning doesn’t just happen. It’s a learned thing.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018
Alexa Brandt has learned one important thing.
Sometimes you just have to take the news and turn it on its head to get its relevance.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2018
The change happened for Jacob Parola early on. The Gonzaga Prep senior point guard started out the way most players do – enamored of offensive prowess.