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Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns

One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Sen. Michael Baumgartner wants Washington Legislature to oversee high school sports leagues

Changes for high school sports could get more oversight, and more delays, under a proposal considered by a Senate committee.


Lawsuit reinstated against Valley Christian School in Drew Swank’s 2009 high school football concussion death

The small, private religious academy did not prove it provided the legal standard of care necessary before Andrew Swank died of concussion-related complications after collapsing on the field during a …


Stevens, Sholz among graduating athletes leaving big shoes to fill

It’s hard to believe that another school sports year has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday that young athletes were filtering in from the dog days of summer …


Grip on Sports: NBA players will police Matthew Dellavedova

Monday: Al Horford’s ejection for throwing an elbow at former Saint Mary’s star Matthew Dellavedova needs some context. I’m sure any Gonzaga basketball fan would be willing to supply it, …


Seniors leading WV track pack

Vic Wallace is ideally suited for the job of being a track and field coach. He’s relentlessly upbeat with an uncanny ability to pantomime proper body position at the drop …


Don’t overlook lessons learned in prep sports

If you write about high school sports for any length of time, you will occasionally be challenged to defend their very existence. Sometimes it’s by a childless homeowner bemoaning the …


California school changes criticized Arab mascot

THERMAL, Calif. – A Southern California high school has changed its nickname from the Arabs to the Mighty Arabs and has adopted a logo with a nobler image, school officials …


Reclassification puts GSL out of balance

The 2A Great Northern League is shrinking by two schools and the 1A Northeast A will have a net gain of one with eight schools when the next four-year classification …


Arab mascot drawing attention

THERMAL, Calif. – Go to a high school football game in the Southern California desert and you may be surprised to see belly dancers performing at halftime. Fans who come …


Sudanese teens at center of recruiting controversy

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Four young men from war-ravaged Sudan tower above their teachers and fellow students on the pastoral grounds of a century-old school in suburban Chicago. Eighteen months …


Neb. school officials avoid charges in abuse case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will …


Fall high school all-league teams

For 11-22-2012


Fall North Idaho all-league teams

For 11-22-2012


Father defends suspect in Idaho monkey death

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a 22-year-old man accused of killing a monkey after breaking into an Idaho zoo said he believes the tragedy was a drunken prank …


Suspect’s family has questions in monkey killing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into the Boise zoo has encountered run-ins with the law in the last three years …


Blind tennis players keep their ears on the ball

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Learning how to play tennis is hard enough. Now try it when you can’t see. That’s what students are doing at the California School for the …


Blind tennis players keep their ears on the ball

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Learning how to play tennis is hard enough. Now try it when you can’t see. That’s what students are doing at the California School for the …


Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

CHICAGO (AP) — Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve …


Coach quits in Maine Zumba prostitution scandal

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A long-time high school hockey coach whose name appeared on a list of men accused of paying a local Zumba fitness instructor for sex has stepped …


Friends: Ala. student’s behavior out of character

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the …


Mom: Student didn’t touch officer who shot him

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a University of South Alabama freshman killed by a campus police officer said Monday she’s been told he never touched the officer who …


AP Source: UConn coach Jim Calhoun retiring

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Calhoun has spent more than half his life as a head basketball coach, never venturing far from the New England area where he was born. …


Girl golfer in Idaho fights to play with the boys

BUHL, Idaho (AP) — For a golf ball waiting to be clubbed, physics are everything. Swing outside-in and the dimpled sphere slices into the rough. Hit it too high and …


Neb. school heads accused of sex abuse cover-up

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a young high school wrestler by several …


Prep all-league teams

For 05-31-2012


Stepson gets Couch Slouch back to high school sports

Due to a family situation beyond my control – I fell for a sexy, omelet-making ingénue whose son is quite athletic – I have reconnected this academic year with the …


Fall 2011 high school All-league teams

For 11-24-2011


Swami Lee predicts great things

We’re not too far removed from the turn of the calendar for me to offer a few predictions on what could happen in prep sports among the region’s bigger schools …


Wisconsin preps case being closely watched

CHICAGO – A Wisconsin case that could have nationwide implications for how reporters cover and how parents watch high school sports is making its way through the courts, with crucial …