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  • Dick Wright Left A Rich Legacy In Sports, Friendships

    Two hall of fame sportscasters died just two days and a thousand miles apart last week. Fittingly, they were linked by more than a common craft. Dick Wright, who spent …

  • Everybody Gets Involved When Kids Are In Sports

    Balancing the day-to-day obligation of work and family is one thing. Juggling the schedules of three youngsters participating in summer sports, my wife Tambra and I have found, is something …

  • Bears Succumb To Full-Court Pressure In State Title Game

    The Central Valley girls’ second-place finish in the State AAA basketball tournament offers a classic opportunity to view the cup as either half-filled or half-empty. CV has the winningest basketball …

  • Eligibility Confusion Nearly Nixes Wv Win

    Washington school choice legislation allows students to attend a school outside their attendance area for academic purposes. It didn’t address the potentially stickier situation regarding movement by athletes.

  • It’s Time For East Valley To Step Up To Gsl Plate

    The time has come for East Valley High School to put its competitive feet to the fire of the Greater Spokane League and cease dragging them for fear of failure. …

  • Buddies, Teammates Say So Long To Sloan

    1. Ron Sloan 2. Rick Sloan has a scrapbook to remember the days when he and his brother Ron played basketball for Central Valley. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

  • Ron Sloan A Model Of Overachievement

    One of Ron Sloan’s short-term goals was to live long enough to watch his brother, Rick, coach Central Valley High School’s basketball team. “He didn’t make it,” Rick said.

  • Hoopfest Hits All Net For Community Spirit

    Thanks to my 9-year-old daughter, I have finally tasted the full flavor of Hoopfest. For the better part of two days last weekend, Linse played and continued playing on Seafirst …

  • For Good Or Ill, Playoffs End The Guessing Game Over Football Rankings

    Following Central Valley’s season-ending football loss, Cheney coach Tom Oswald called Rick Giampietri to commiserate. “I know how you feel,” Oswald told the CV coach. “A lot of teams who …

  • Something’s Wrong With System That Sends Slower Runners To State

    An age-old problem will go unresolved when distance runners converge today at Hangman Valley Golf Course to qualify for state cross country meets. Even with an improved regional race for …

  • Trust Fund Raises Specter Of Pay-To-Play

    What is wrong with the way high school sports is headed? Enough to temper the excitement of the impending football season - when athletes are fresh and enthusiastic, fans and …



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