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NC boys run to 3A title on big day for area boys

It’s a testament to Spokane area distance runners that it’s easier to say what didn’t happen Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course rather than what did during the state cross …


Upcoming Washington State cross country

When: Saturday Where: Sun Willow Golf Course, Pasco


NC seniors lead latest contingent of top Indians harriers

North Central cross country coach Jon Knight was struck by the odd nature of his conversation with his two senior team leaders this week of the state meet. He told …


Shadle, NC run to cross country titles

North Central’s boys and Shadle Park’s girls remained on track to defend State 3A titles with regional championships in Wenatchee on Saturday. Katie Knight also gave the Greater Spokane League …


Vandals women roll to cross country crown

Idaho hosted a cross country championship race Saturday for the first time in 26 years. The winning happens with a little more regularity.


North Central boys blaze to cross country GSL title

There was no way the North Central boys cross country team was going to lose on Wednesday, not with the Greater Spokane League title on the line, not with perfect …


Jessica Fry, Then & Now

Jessica (Fry) Chatten-Brown signed up for the Boston Marathon on Monday morning. For such an accomplished runner that’s just “me” time.


CdA’s Gomez never slows down

There seems to be only one way to slow down Kinsey Gomez. Diagnosed with an iron deficiency when she was a sophomore, the Coeur d’Alene senior distance star has to …


CV girls claim emotional cross country title

The familiar voice wasn’t cheering and the postrace hug was missing, but Jamie Lambie knows her mother saw every step as she helped Central Valley race to the Greater Spokane …


Emotional victory for CV girls

The familiar voice wasn’t cheering and the postrace hug was missing but Jamie Lambie knows her mother saw every step as she helped Central Valley race to the Greater Spokane …


Kinsey Gomez on full throttle

There seems to be only one way to slow down Kinsey Gomez. Diagnosed with an iron deficiency when she was a sophomore, the Coeur d’Alene senior distance star has to …


North Central’s boys, CdA’s Gomez rule Walters Invitational

State champions from three states and a pair of course records – not to mention glorious running weather – made the fourth Tracy Walters Invitational at Audubon Park on Saturday …


North Central’s boys, CdA’s Gomez rule Walters Invitational

State champions from three states and a pair of course records – not to mention glorious running weather – made the fourth Tracy Walters Invitational at Audubon Park on Saturday …


Cross country invite highlights weekend

The best cross country teams – emphasis on teams more than individuals – converge on Audubon Park on Saturday weekend for the Tracy Walters Invitational. Now in its fourth year, …


Running from turmoil into spotlight, Mead student has lofty goal

Survival, not running, was Andrew Gardner’s only concern as a youngster. Barely seven years later, the Mead sophomore is still facing big – though less daunting – challenges.


Glance: GSL cross country

In 2009, Ferris gave the GSL boys their 22nd straight big school state title, North Central won its fourth straight 3A boys and Shadle Park won the girls 3A title. …


On the Cross-County Road to the 2010 Olympics

When dignitaries light the official Olympic cauldron in Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12, the Olympic torch will have traveled across Canada’s six time zones. Each athlete has inspirational and humbling stories, …


Post-flu Bears team rarin’ to run

Dennis McGuire has spent the past couple months deeply involved with health care. The Central Valley High School girls cross-country coach has nursed his young athletes through a season-long outbreak …


Johnston leads latest NC success

“Being on the tightrope is living. Everything else is waiting.” – Karl Wallenda That statement, by the patriarch of a high-wire family, is one quoted by coach Jon Knight as …


Preview: State cross country

Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco 2B/1B girls, 10 a.m.


Bresson’s vision, hard work revives youth cross country

Spokane Public Schools elementary youngsters began running against each other again because a marathon runner went the extra mile. The district in 2003-04 quit providing transportation for five elementary sports …


Washington preps: Runners chart course for Pasco

In many ways, these are the most important races of the season for area cross country runners. All the work and all the racing this fall has pointed state hopefuls …


Cross country: Helbling, Gomez lead regional field

Lake City senior long-distance standout C.J. Helbling returned Thursday. Helbling was physically present at the 5A Region I cross country meet, but he still struggled with a quad injury that …


Sport change suits Shadle’s Chandler

Success tends to follow wherever Chelsea Chandler travels. The Shadle Park athlete considers basketball her forte. As a sophomore, she was among the team scoring leaders when the Highlanders placed …


Saxons edge Indians

There was something for everyone when Ferris won the war and North Central’s Ben Johnston won the battle Wednesday to determine the Greater Spokane League boys cross country champion. Ferris’ …


Prep notebook: Knight’s daughter a secret no longer

It is common for high school freshmen to have immediate impact in girls cross country. This year is no exception. The intent for one, Katie Knight – daughter of North …


Nonprofit restarts running programs

On a windy fall afternoon, dozens of children ran, shouting and laughing, across the lawn at Westview Elementary School, enjoying an exuberant game of tag. The kids had been separated …


Shadle girls display depth

Saving themselves for Saturday, Shadle Park’s girls cross country runners nonetheless showed why they are the Greater Spokane League favorites. Running in pairs, the Highlanders turned in a three-tiered romp …


Ferris senior distance runner learns from past races

Last spring, Ferris distance runner Adam Thorne became the talk of state track when he blazed to a large lead after a lap of the 3,200-meter run, only to be …


Doohan guides Bullpups to win

Individual winner Alicia Doohan (21 minutes, 14 seconds for 3 miles) led Gonzaga Prep’s girls to victory Wednesday during a four-way Greater Spokane League season-opening cross country meet at Liberty …