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Spokane Chiefs trade Riley McKay, acquire Michael King in separate deals

The Spokane Chiefs spent Thursday tinkering with their Western Hockey League lineup.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Locally: University of Idaho announces 2018 Hall of Fame class

The University of Idaho is indelibly etched on Dennis Erickson’s football coaching resumè. Now his name will be permanently inscribed in the hallowed halls in Moscow.


Gonzaga hires Jonas Piibor as men’s tennis coach

Jonas Piibor, who spent the last 10 seasons as associate head coach at Oregon, has been hired as Gonzaga’s men’s tennis coach, GU Director of Athletics Mike Roth announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Locally: Victoria Fallgren repeats as Washington State Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, Avista Stadium in best ballpark voting

Victoria Fallgren, the assistant women’s golf coach at Gonzaga University, has repeated as winner of the Washington State Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Locally: Gonzaga women’s cross country/track and field coach Patty Ley steps down

In 2015, Patty Ley led the Gonzaga women to their first West Coast Conference cross country title since 1995 and to the school’s first appearance in the NCAA Championships and …


Locally: Tekoa’s Susannah Scaroni sets world-best time en route to win at New York Mini 10K

Susannah Scaroni, who has come out of Tekoa to become one of the world’s top women’s wheelchair road racers, established what is believed to be a world-best time in winning …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Leslie Flores-Cloud to take over volleyball program

Drake assistant coach Leslie Flores-Cloud has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s volleyball coach, the school announced. Flores-Cloud takes over a program rocked by the firing of former coach Michael …


Tom Mableson, longtime voice of hockey in Spokane, spoke well in many other pursuits

It was with his voice, strong and professional, that Tom Mableson painted pictures of scenes on the ice that captivated and informed hockey followers in Spokane and small Canadian cities …


Locally: Officials, athletes pile up year-end awards, career honors

Jim Northcott of Spokane, a football official for more than four decades, has been elected to the prestigious Pac-12 Conference Football Officiating Field of Honor.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Locally: Community Colleges of Spokane set to induct large group into Athletics Hall of Fame

A former coach, 10 athletes and two teams will be in the spotlight when basketball, track and field and cross country share the dais for the Community Colleges of Spokane’s …


Locally: Gonzaga University to honor former player, coach Steve Hertz

Steve Hertz is “Mr. Baseball” at Gonzaga University. His name is woven throughout the school archives as a player and coach. A bronze bust of his likeness has greeted fans …


Spokane jockey Albert Johnson among latest inductees into Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Although jockeys slow their mounts to a gallop at the finish line, history’s still catching up with Albert Johnson, a Spokane County native once ranked with the nation’s best.


Locally: Gonzaga’s Chandler Smith earns prestigious academic honor

Chandler Smith, who led Gonzaga in minutes played last season as a redshirt junior, has been named to the Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete Team by the DI-AAA Athletics Directors Association.


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Locally: Jakobe Ford off to great start at Everett Community College

The Everett Community College freshman Jakobe Ford, a Shadle Park alum, broke a 43-year-old school record and 14-year-old stadium and meet records by winning the high jump at 7 feet,


Locally: Basketball, volleyball, baseball honors bestowed among local athletes

Taylor Mims and Alexis Dirige of Washington State have been selected to the 12-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Volleyball Team-Europe Tour that will compete in the 14th annual European Global …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Locally: Three area players named to NAIA All-America teams

It was, indeed, an All-American season for


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Locally: Sam Merriman, Sherriden May headline list of Idaho Hall of Fame inductees

Former University of Idaho football greats Sam Merriman and Sherriden May and two former Silver Valley high school stars from the 1950s and ’60s will be inducted into the Idaho …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Ralph Walter: ‘We’ll always try our best’ to tell your stories

Sadly, we can’t please everybody, no matter how hard we try. And I assure you, we’re trying.