Steve Christilaw is a freelance columnist who writes a regular sports column for the Voice publications.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018
There are creatures that get caught in your imagination and stay with you for a lifetime. For earlier generations, the simple mention of Old Yeller or Bambi’s mother is enough to spark waterworks.
There comes a moment where a team suddenly realizes that it just might be better than they originally thought. An “Aha!” moment.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018
Numbers are a funny thing.
Distance runners train with a partner, and Emma Garza’s was with her the entire season.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018
It takes numbers to slow down the West Valley running game, and even more to stop it.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018
They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they may be subjected to unfair stereotypes for more reasons than can be listed in this space, but here’s the truth:
The new leadership teacher at University High challenged her students “to build a program based on kindness and inclusion and empathy.” That small challenge, that acorn of an idea, has taken root with a group of senior boys.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2018
Kelsey Crosby didn’t want to say the word. Granted, it was a harsh word in a preview of the Greater Spokane League girls soccer season published in this newspaper in early September. It said Crosby’s University Titans had been “gouged by graduation.”
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2018
It is elusive as it is essential, but if there is one thing that qualifies as the magic elixir of life, it is simply this: passion.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018
There’s a lot to be said for style.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018
Nathan Puletasi wears his heart on his sleeve. Well, more specifically on his arm.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2018
Anyone who has ever played a game of stare-down knows: The first one to blink loses.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2018
Once in a while, if the timing is right, you see a football team come into its own over the course of a single game.
It’s time to start cranking the volume up in the gym.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2018
Home games at Freeman High have always drawn a good crowd. A loyal crowd with a boisterous student section and an equally well-represented contingent of family, faculty and friends.
The WIAA executive board’s new rule requiring game film within 30 minutes of announced football playoff brackets gets every team on the same playing field.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2018
There are days when you just have to wonder just what, exactly, is wrong with some people.
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