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Wakefield leads WSU cross country

Todd Wakefield finished in 14th place and the Washington State men’s cross country team took seventh at the NCAA West Regional at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle. Wakefield finished …


Central Valley, NC boys win state titles

PASCO – The waiting was interminable for Central Valley boys cross country coach Kieran Mahoney, who paced in and out of the results room awaiting the outcome of the final …


NC boys win regional

North Central boys cross country coach Jon Knight had to go to his bench Saturday afternoon. With No. 1-ranked runner Kai Wilmot nursing a tendon injury, Knight called up senior …


Cheney girls shut out Clarkston

Katy McNair scored the match’s only goal as Cheney blanked host Clarkston 1-0 in the first round of the District 7 2A girls soccer playoffs on Thursday. McNair kicked the …


Deer Park sweep at district meet

It was by the skin of their teeth, but Deer Park’s boys cross country runners defeated Cheney for the District 7 2A championship Friday afternoon at Plantes Ferry Park. This …


Whitworth earns first NWC volleyball win

Nicole Leonard had 14 kills and 14 digs as Whitworth earned its first Northwest Conference volleyball win of the season with a 25-19, 25-21, 9-25, 25-23 victory over Willamette (2-9, …


Knights ready to run

The East Valley Knights got a glimpse of the road back to the state Class 2A cross country meet, and what alarmed coach Bill Close wasn’t what was in his …


LC girls, U-Hi boys win GSL meet

With two of her runners under the weather during the week, including No. 1 Gracie Ledwith, and unsure of what the outcome might be, Lewis and Clark coach Sherrie Martin …


Wren’s goal rallies Pirates

Will Wren scored with 6 minutes left in the match to lift the 16th-ranked Whitworth Pirates (5-0-1, 2-0) to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Willamette Bearcats (3-3-1, 0-1-1) in …


Small gains could pay off big for CV, U-Hi runners

Whatever you want to call it, the sport of cross country running demands pace, rhythm or timing – some even refer to it as dancing to the beat of a …


GSL, GNL cross country preview

NC and then the rest Expect the GSL boys race to be much like last year with North Central atop the league, chased by Mt. Spokane and most of the …


Daughter benefits from NC program, father

Katie Knight need not look far when soliciting distance running advice from her coach. She rides to and from school with him every day. Her father, Jon, has orchestrated a …


Kemp, Thomas named to hall of fame

Two former cross country coaches with area ties – Bill Kemp and Ross Thomas – have been named to the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. Kemp, …


Knight, Weitz tabbed for national team

Cross country: Katie Knight of North Central and Nathan Weitz of Shadle Park were named to the Adidas All-American team and selected for the U.S. Junior National Cross Country team …


Weitz places third, Gardner sixth at Foot Locker

SAN DIEGO – At the beginning of the Foot Locker National Championship race on Saturday, Spokane’s Nathan Weitz found himself toward the back of the pack. Just the way he …


North Central’s Knight places 3rd at Nike Cross Nationals

Katie Knight capped a spectacular junior season by finishing third Saturday in the eighth Nike Cross Nationals at Portland Meadows. The North Central junior, who won the State 3A championship …


Alaska runner has to have both feet amputated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An All-American distance runner who spent more than two days in freezing temperatures without winter gear has had his legs amputated just above the ankles. Marko Cheseto, …


Western State men dominate Division II cross country meet

Ryan Haebe started smiling long before his chest broke the invisible plane that meant victory. Out of breath and completely exhausted, Haebe looked as if he still had unfinished business. …


Area roundup: Eagles secure berth in Big Sky volleyball tourney

Despite falling 3-1 to Portland State Saturday night at Reese Court in Cheney, the Eastern Washington volleyball team wrapped up fourth place in the Big Sky Conference and the final …


North Central boys to cross country nationals

BOISE – The North Central boys won the Northwest regional on Saturday to qualify for the Nike Cross Country Nationals for the fifth consecutive year. North Central – running as …


Racing as brothers

When Kieran Mahoney’s Central Valley Bears line up for today’s state Class 4A boys high school cross country championship race in Pasco, he does not want his runners thinking about …


Area takes strong contingent to state cross country

From the first race at 10 a.m. until the last at 2:30 p.m., area runners will be in the mix at the state cross country meet Saturday at Sun Willows …


Top teams handle business

Since the North Central boys didn’t do anything to hurt their chances of winning a sixth straight State 3A cross country championship … And NC’s Katie Knight had no difficulty …


Coeur d’Alene boys, Timberlake girls win state

The Coeur d’Alene Vikings boys team placed five runners inside the top 20 and Coeur d’Alene dominated the 5A state championship race at Eagle Island State Park for its first …


Cross country runners hold fall tradition

When the school buses pulled up next to Audubon Park last week, kids bolted from the open doors like colts headed for an open field. Backpacks were flung in piles …


Coeur d’Alene’s boys, girls sweep regionals

The Coeur d’Alene boys and girls cross country teams were perfect at the 5A Region I state-qualifying cross country meet Wednesday afternoon. Both teams scored 15 points with 1-2-3-4-5 finishes. …


North Central boys keep streak going

North Central doesn’t have a senior on its boys cross country team, but it does have a system. Despite saying goodbye to the top end of the stable that led …


North Central boys don’t miss a step

North Central doesn’t have a senior on its boys cross country team, but it does have a system.


LC girls set up cross country title showdown with CV

Allison Keenan has been running strongly for three seasons as those around her suffered an assortment of injuries or maladies that derailed Lewis and Clark’s expectations of contending for a …


The fast and few

High school coaches love to talk about well-rounded athletes – kids who engage in multiple sports and many different activities. Such involvements are a good thing, they say. That’s what …