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Gonzaga men, women take second place

The Gonzaga men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second to Lipscomb at the Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational Saturday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane. Gonzaga senior Robert …


Cross Country deals with injury-bug blues

Injuries are an on-the-job hazard for distance runners. Training overload, the constant pounding over the highways and byways, can take its toll. A brilliant, course record-setting season-opening race at the …


Hauger’s late overtake wins Highlander

Perspiration glistened on the bodies of distance runners competing on a steamy 90-degree day Saturday at Shadle Park. But it was no sweat for Nick Hauger on his home course …


Chiefs lose to Everett in preseason game

Manraj Hayer’s shootout goal gave the Everett Silvertips a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League preseason action Saturday in Everett. Keanu Yamamoto scored in the shootout …


CdA girls a state powerhouse

Coeur d’Alene girls cross country coach Cathy Compton has a good problem. She has more capable runners than she has room for.


EV’s McCarty always in for long run

There’s a new metric for measuring your long-term success. East Valley’s Dave McCarty has retired after 36 years as a cross country and boys track and field coach at his …


Rehkow’s kick highlights year

Looking back at the 2012-13 high school sports season reveals more than a few exceptional moments. But the one that most stands out lasted just a scant few seconds, but …


Gardner 11th, Dressel 14th at Foot Locker

Two local runners – Mead’s Andrew Gardner and Mt. Spokane’s John Dressel – represented Spokane well at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego. …


Two Pirates earn all-region

Christiana Anderson, a Whitworth sophomore from Northwest Christian, and freshman Chris MacMurray earned All-West Region honors for their performances in the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships on …


CV coach kept runners’ eyes off the (state championship) prize

Kieran Mahoney treated the state championship cross-country race just like Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is, according to the movie, don’t talk about Fight Club.


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. …


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 …


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 …