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Mt. Spokane Wild advance to title game at American Legion AA baseball tournament

The Mt. Spokane Wild advanced to the championship game of the American Legion State AA baseball tournament Wednesday by holding off the Yakima Valley Peppers 4-3 at Gonzaga Prep.


University, Mt. Spokane stay alive at American Legion AA baseball tournament

Kyle Douglas drove in two runs Tuesday to help the University Titans to an 8-6 win over the Burlington Sox in American Legion State AA baseball championship play at Shadle …


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Area roundup: 100-year-old sets age-group record in men’s 200 at USATF Outdoor Championships in Cheney

The USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Eastern Washington University with five world and 15 American age-group records set over the four days, capped by 100-year-old Orville …


Area roundup: Tacoma’s Kate Landau sets U.S. record at masters national meet

Tacoma’s Kate Landau set the American record in the women’s age 40-44 10,000 meters during Saturday’s third day of the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen 17U fall to Wyoming at Class A regionals

Walker Williams struck out six over five innings and the Cody Cubs beat the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen 4-3 in the Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament in Eugene on Friday.


Clinton pitches her foreign policy to American Legion

Portraying a vote for her as a patriotic act, Hillary Clinton made a vigorous appeal to Republican voters Wednesday, arguing that she would best uphold American values, care for the …


Mt. Spokane, Gonzaga Prep eliminated at State AA Legion baseball tournament

Mt. Spokane and Gonzaga Prep came up shy of the final four after both teams lost Tuesday at the State AA American Legion baseball tournament in Mt. Vernon and Burlington.


Annual 4th of July wooden bat tourney begins Friday

The annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene 4th of July Wooden Bat Classic begins Friday in the area.


Lumbermen awaken bats before State

The Coeur d’Alene American Legion baseball team won’t take a grab bag approach to its lineup when the Idaho state tournament begins tonight. Because the Lumbermen had a state berth …


Bandits, Mt. Spokane stay alive in state American Legion baseball

Two Spokane entries in the state American Legion baseball tournaments still have the prize in sight. In the AAA tournament at Bellingham, the Bandits defeated Pepsi-Pak 5-4 on Sunday. In …


Military members honored for service to community

A Spokane airman was among five members of the military honored at the 97th annual American Legion Department of Washington State convention Friday. This is the third year the group …


Wood Bat Classic draws 94 teams

The annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene 4th of July Legion Wood Bat Classic begins Thursday and concludes Monday in the Spokane area. There are three tournaments in one – for senior teams, …


Mt. Spokane gets blanked, elminated by Yakima

Dustin Yates threw six innings, giving up just three hits while striking out seven, and scored a run to lead Yakima Valley past Mt. Spokane 2-0 in a junior American …


Area legion teams struggle at state

It was a difficult day Sunday for local teams at the American Legion State playoffs, as no team in the AAA or AA tournaments registered a win. In AAA, the …


Forgotten sacrifices: Grand Coulee Dam memorial found in Colville

GRAND COULEE – By most accounts, the last life claimed by the Grand Coulee Dam was that of Howard Gumm. The day he died, July 27, 1984, the Teamster was …


Shadle Park High School installs FieldTurf in baseball stadium

After about three years of booster efforts, a new synthetic playing surface has been installed at Shadle Park’s Al K. Jackson Field, making it Washington’s first high school baseball field …


American Legion helps out drivers

Drivers pull over because someone’s bladder has gone red-zone. That’s Bob Grendell’s theory about why holiday travelers who started somewhere in Montana stop at the westbound Huetter rest area between …


Gonzaga Prep eliminated from AA American Legion state tourney

Montesano limited Gonzaga Prep to two hits in a 3-1 victory at the AA American Legion state tournament Monday in Anacortes, eliminating GP. Brock Bayley (0-1) took the loss, allowing …


Brooks’ Jackson Field aspirations take shape

It isn’t exactly the Field of Dreams – that story of a baseball field created in a cornfield – but it is one man’s dream to install an artificial turf …


Tri-County outlasts senior Legion field

By the time the final two teams reached the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic senior American Legion championship game Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium, they’d reached the bottom of their …


Wood bat classic set this week

The way the calendar falls this year, the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic American Legion tournament begins on Wednesday, the 4th of July, and concludes Saturday. Chino Red out of …


Bandits fall one win shy at state

John Albert homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday night to give Bellingham a 10-9 win over the Spokane Bandits in the title game of the …


Chino beats Eagle in Wood Bat Classic Final

When Miles Ryan woke up at 6 a.m. Monday, all he could think about was playing more baseball. Little did he know it would be his effort on both sides …


Eden Prairie stays unbeaten

So it’s come down to this in the American Legion World Series. The team with the most pitching left will probably capture the championship today.


Midwest City wins, takes on Eden Prairie

Bull Snake did it again – and Mouth was Clutch. Kevin “Bull Snake” Hill, who set an American Legion World Series record when he fanned 15 batters in six innings …


American Legion World Series going after big crowd today

The Spokane Regional Sports Commission, the host organization for the American Legion World Series, is putting out a challenge to sell out the title game today. Today’s play begins at …


Eden Prairie beats Las Vegas; Roseburg, Midwest City win

Batting last in the order, Eden Prairie right fielder David Belusky provided heroics with a pair of doubles that helped bring the Minnesota team from behind and to within a …


Roseburg’s Ampi family has ties to Spokane

While the Roseburg, Ore., baseball team seems to have discovered a second home in Spokane, at least one of its most loyal fans has rediscovered her first. Diane Ampi and …


Pitcher’s two hits boost Eden Prairie

Caleb Phillips literally took matters into his own hands Saturday night at the American Legion World Series. Phillips pitched effectively through 7 2/3 innings and had two big hits to …


Blanchette: Redmond’s newfound free time filling up

On the back of the first Mike Redmond baseball card – Kane County Cougars, 1993 – it read, “Will be a great coach when playing days are over.” As left-handed …