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Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle takes point-by-point approach to becoming Bulldogs’ first ITA national champion

Heading into the ITS/Riviera All-American Championships last week, Sophie Whittle had three possible game plans. Plan A: Play to her strengths and force her game on her opponents. Plan B: …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

College volleyball: Cal edges No. 21 Washington State in four sets

Bailee Huizenga led a balanced Cal attack with 12 kills, and the the Golden Bears knocked off No. 21 Washington State 32-30, 15-25, 25-23, 25-20 on Sunday in Berkeley, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Washington State soccer’s comeback attempt falls short in 3-2 loss to No. 2 USC

Leah Pruitt had a goal and an assist to lead second-ranked USC to a 3-2 victory over No. 19 Washington State on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Locally: Father, son duo to referee volleyball match between North Idaho, Wenatchee Valley

They have 51 years of volleyball officiating experience between them and have been on the court together multiple times through the years. But Wednesday night will produce a first for …


College volleyball: No. 2 Stanford sweeps No. 21 Washington State

Kathryn Plummer powered for 16 kills Friday as No. 2 Stanford protected its lead in Pac-12 volleyball with a 25-15, 30-28, 25-12 sweep of No. 21 Washington State.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Washington State women’s soccer moving to an elite neighborhood

A month into the season, the Washington State soccer team was off to a record start and had already equaled its win total from a year ago when the Cougars …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Gonzaga women off to hot start in West Coast Conference play

It had been four years since the Gonzaga women’s soccer team won three West Coast Conference matches in a season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Raw power: USA Powerlifting Championship to be held in Spokane this weekend

USA Powerlifting is holding its marquee event in downtown Spokane this week. Record numbers of world-class athletes are already flooding the Centennial Hotel to sneak in a final workout before …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Chauncy Welliver primed for return to ring at Coeur d’Alene Casino

With his 4-year-old daughter on top of his shoulders, Chauncy Welliver walked the halls of Rogers High School on Monday, reminiscing.


Area roundup: Whittle first Zag to win an ITA national championship

Sophie Whittle defeated Marie Mateas of Duke 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to win the main women’s singles draw at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships on Sunday and become Gonzaga’s first-ever ITA national …


Locally: Gonzaga Prep grad Daniel Roy ends junior swimming career on high note

Daniel Roy ended his junior career as the top-ranked 18-and-under swimmer in the world in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke.


No. 22 Washington State volleyball sweeps Arizona State

No. 22 Washington State extended its Pac-12 Conference winning streak to three matches with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 sweep of Arizona State on Friday night in Tempe, Arizona.


Women’s soccer: Colorado ends seventh-ranked Washington State’s undefeated season

Washington State’s perfect women’s soccer season came to a halt on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

College volleyball: Whitworth’s Erin White deftly juggles volleyball, nursing school

Whitworth volleyball’s Erin White led the Northwest Conference in assists per set as a sophomore and she’s on track to do it again this season as a senior.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Local standouts Kayla Leland, Vanessa Shippy among nine finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year

Former Whitworth and Gonzaga Prep standout runner Kayla Leland and former Oklahoma State and Lake City softball star Vanessa Shippy were named to the final nine Monday. The winner will …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Strong second half enables Whitworth to defeat Linfield for first time since 2007

Whitworth came out of halftime and held Linfield without another first down until the final play of the third quarter. By then the Pirates’ offense had started rolling, and Whitworth …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Local briefs: Grey Sox of Spokane win world championship

Spokane has a world masters slowpitch softball champion. Grey Sox returned from the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week with the title in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Former Playfair Race Course standout jockey Robert Howg dies

In 1968, Robert Howg led Playfair’s apprentice jockeys with 31 victories while finishing second in the overall standings to regional star Richard Wright. He placed fourth in 1970 and seventh …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Washington State ranked No. 9, highest in program history

For the first time in program history, the ninth-ranked Cougars (8-0, 1-0 Pac-12) have cracked the top 10 of the NCAA coaches poll.


Inland Empire trio make mark at Race for the Ages

Gunhild Swanson, Sylvia Quinn and Mary Ann Clute, longtime fixtures in the Inland Empire running scene, are used to being recognized at racing events. But that wasn’t the case when …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Area roundup: EWU picks up first Big Sky soccer win of season

Goals by Jenny Chavez and Taylor Matheny along with a Portland State own goal led to a 3-2 Eastern Washington women’s soccer victory Sunday in Cheney for the Eagles’ first …


College soccer: Community Colleges of Spokane men tie for first place with victory

Diego Esquivel scored at 26 minutes and Community Colleges of Spokane’s defense did the rest Saturday during a 1-0 win over Walla Walla in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer at …


College cross country: Community Colleges of Spokane’s Micaela Kostecka places second at Ken Garland Classic

Micaela Kostecka placed second and led the Community Colleges of Spokane women to third place Saturday at the Ken Garland Classic at Saint Martin’s University.


College volleyball: Community Colleges of Spokane withstands big challenge, preserves unbeaten record

Joelle Mahowald, Alisha Straw and McKenna Russell combined for 41 kills Saturday at Community Colleges of Spokane kept its perfect volleyball record intact by holding off Blue Mountain 25-27, 25-19, …


Pepperdine defeats Gonzaga in West Coast Conference volleyball

Hannah Frohling had 13 kills and Alli O’Harra was part of 10 of the team’s 17 blocks Saturday while leading Pepperdine to a 3-1 win at Gonzaga in West Coast …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Locally: Central Valley grad Taryn Miller one of 30 candidates for women’s soccer Senior CLASS Award

Taryn Miller, a Montana senior from Central Valley and the 2017 Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP, is one of 30 national candidates for the NCAA women’s soccer 2018 Senior CLASS …


Women’s soccer: Morgan Weaver’s goal leads 14th-ranked Washington State past No. 8 UCLA in Pac-12 opener

Morgan Weaver scored her team-high sixth goal of the season Friday and 14th-ranked Washington State remained undefeated with a 1-0 win over eighth-ranked UCLA (5-2-1) to open Pac-12 Conference women’s …


College volleyball: Whitworth rallies to remain undefeated in Northwest Conference play

Jessica Schmautz finished with a match-high 19 kills, and Erin White added 45 assists, 13 digs and five aces Friday as visiting Whitworth rallied for a 3-2 win over George …


College volleyball: No. 13 Washington holds off 22nd-ranked Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Samantha Drechsel finished with a match-high 21 kills and 13th-ranked Washington opened Pac-12 Conference volleyball play with a 25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 16-25, 15-9 win over No. 22 Washington State on …


Demitrius Kigeya’s late goal gives Gonzaga men’s soccer win at Sacramento State

Demitrius Kigeya scored in the 86th minute Thursday to lift Gonzaga to a 2-1 win over Sacramento State in nonconference men’s soccer.