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Boys soccer preview: Area teams ready to go, but fields slow to shape up

University boys soccer coach Mitch Weller summed it up best – Merkel is saving the soccer season.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

State 4A girls: Anika Chalich shoots Central Valley into 4th-place game

Anika Chalich scored a season-high 15 points and fourth-seeded Central Valley (22-4) outlasted seventh-seeded Inglemoor (21-8) in a State 4A consolation round game at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 12:51 a.m.

State 4A girls: Central Valley knocked off by Bellarmine Prep in repeat of 2017 quarterfinal

Bellarmine Prep’s Ciara Gatpatan scored 19 points and the sixth-seeded Lions knocked off fourth-seeded Central Valley 46-44, sending the defending state champions into the fourth-place bracket.

Women’s basketball notebook: Former Central Valley standouts Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull head to Palouse to take on Washington State

The first time former Central Valley guards Lacie and Lexie Hull returned to the Inland Northwest, Stanford’s twin freshmen were handed a rare loss.

Central Valley girls draw on experience, pull away from Glacier Peak in state regional

Tomekia Whitman scored 18 points with nine rebounds and fourth-seeded Central Valley pulled away to beat fifth-seeded Glacier Peak 59-44 in a 4A state regional game at University HS.

Steve Christilaw: We should celebrate the Central Valley girls basketball team

The greatest of sports streaks always have an end point.

Central Valley’s Mady Simmelink embraces new role as leader

To fully appreciate Mady Simmelink, you must watch her over the course of a game. Or two. Maybe even a full season.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

GSL basketball: University boys, Central Valley girls come up with big wins in ‘Stinky Sneaker’ games

The University boys and Central Valley girls pulled off pivotal wins in the 25th annual battle for the “Stinky Sneaker” rivalry games at the Arena on Wednesday.

Prep notebook: Central Valley girls serve notice they won’t go quietly

The Greater Spokane League girls basketball title is still anyone’s title to grab, but Central Valley has made a statement that they don’t want to relinquish the crown just yet.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

GSL basketball: Aspyn Adams warms up to help Mt. Spokane knock off Central Valley

Roundup of Wednesday’s Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball action.

Year in review: 2018 a tough year to beat when it comes to success of local sports teams

From ESPN GameDay finally visiting Pullman to the success of Central Valley’s Lexie and Lacie Hull, here’s our top sports stories of 2018.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

GSL girls: Lewis and Clark ends Central Valley winning streak at 34 games

Roundup of Friday’s Greater Spokane League girls basketball action.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

State girls soccer: St. George’s claims 2B/1B title

Lydia Bergquist and Grace Harrill each scored a goal and St. George’s beat Kalama 2-0 to win the Washington State 2B/1B girls soccer championship Saturday at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: St. George’s beats Liberty Bell, advances to State 2B/1B championship

Roundup of Friday’s postseason prep girls soccer action

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: Central Valley meets Gonzaga Prep in battle for District 8 4A title

The second-seeded Central Valley Bears (15-0-1) and fourth-seeded Gonzaga Prep Bullpups (12-5-1) clash at Spokane Falls Community College Thursday at 7 p.m. to determine the District 8 4A title and …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Prep football: Mead continues late-season surge with win over Central Valley to secure playoff spot

A midseason slump – back-to-back losses to Mt. Spokane and Gonzaga Prep – put the Panthers behind the eight-ball. But they recovered to finish with a flourish.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Girls soccer: Central Valley closes in on another undefeated regular season

After rocketing to a 10-0-1 record to begin the year, the Central Valley Bears are in prime position to complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Connor Halonen’s 5 TD runs lift Gonzaga Prep over Central Valley and back into GSL race

Led by Connor Halonen’s 232 rushing yards and five touchdowns, Gonzaga Prep handled visiting Central Valley 35-6 to move to 2-0 in league and send the Bears to 0-2.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Hunter Chodorowski bears the burden as Central Valley tops Mt. Spokane 31-14

Central Valley shook off a tough loss to Lewis and Clark last week and, after a slow first quarter, the Bears wore out the Wildcats 31-14 on Friday.

Pick 6: Mt. Spokane tries to defend perfect record in trip to Central Valley

Mt. Spokane gets one of its toughest draws of the season with a road game at Central Valley, which is anxious to bounce back from a stunning home loss.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Lewis and Clark holds off Central Valley for wild win in Greater Spokane League opener

Landon Rehkow’s kick had plenty of boot but was wide left, giving the visiting Lewis and Clark Tigers a 41-39 win in a wild game that ended with the LC …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Central Valley worn down by Bellevue rushing attack in opening loss

Bellevue rushed for 322 yards, not attempting a single pass, and the visiting Wolverines downed Central Valley 18-7 in the season opener.

UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Central Valley tabs alum Ryan Bragdon as girls basketball coach

Central Valley names former Northwest Nazarene University women’s basketball coach Ryan Bragdon, a CV grad, as girls head coach.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

State softball: Central Valley settles for program-best third place in 4A tourney

At the end of a long day of softball on Saturday, Central Valley had to settle for the best finish in program history. It just wasn’t the finish the Bears …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

State 4A softball: Kelsey Gumm homers twice, Central Valley advances to semifinal

Kelsey Gumm went 5 for 6 with a pair of two-run home runs and Central Valley routed Auburn Riverside 20-4 in a state 4A quarterfinal at Merkel Sports Complex on …

District 8 softball: Richland tops Central Valley in district championship game

Richland put up five runs in the fourth inning – all with two outs – and the visiting Bombers beat Central Valley 8-1 in the District 8 championship game.

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow resigns

Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow resigned from the position on Tuesday morning, citing the desire to concentrate on his family.

Central Valley baseball flourishes under first-year coach

Jeramie Maupin, first-year baseball coach at Central Valley, is leading the Bears into the Class 4A District 8 baseball tournament in Pasco against Chiawana.

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Rogers boys soccer earns historic victory over powerhouse Central Valley

As upsets go, this was one for the Greater Spokane League record books.

UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Central Valley’s Freddie Rehkow named national girls basketball coach of the year

Central Valley coach Freddie Rehkow was named the 2017-18 National High School Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) on Monday.