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Wednesday, January 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rehkow looks forward to kicking off second season at UI

Austin Rehkow made a successful transition from viral video sensation to Idaho Vandal last fall. As a high school senior at Central Valley, Rehkow burst into the national spotlight after …


Drew Rasmussen masterpiece spurs Wildcats to win

Mt. Spokane pitcher Drew Rasmussen threw a complete-game shutout against Lewis and Clark on Tuesday at Hart Field which gave him wins against every baseball team in the Greater Spokane …


CV tops Ferris in boys soccer to claim District 4A title

Central Valley’s young soccer team came of age Tuesday night. The season-long growing pains were forgotten after a 1-0 district title win over Ferris that earned the Bears, who only …


Central Valley sweeps Strandberg; CdA’s Gunnerson breezes to win

Before Coeur d’Alene hurdler Kaitlyn Gunnerson got to Central Valley on Saturday she knew she was going to have a good day. Especially in the 100-meter hurdles. Then when she …


Fager makes most of opportunity

Kyle Fager wasn’t supposed to play in the 69th Inland Empire High School Tennis Tournament. The No. 3 boys singles player at Lewis and Clark, the freshman figured to be …


U-Hi relay racers optimistic about their future

When University High senior Ben Hutchens thought about the prospects for a return to the state Class 3A track and field meet in the 4x400 meter relay, his thoughts turned …


Lee: Leland energizes G-Prep teams

Kayla Leland is one of three seniors Gonzaga Prep girls basketball coach Mike Arte must replace next year on his State 4A championship team. Just one of those seniors started. …


UM building program on strength of Riordan’s arm

Central Valley senior Carli Riordan is the kind of fast-pitch softball player you build a team around. She’s a dominant pitcher, yes, but she’s also the kind of player teammates …


Tigers look to secure GSL title

It’s been a banner season so far for the Lewis and Clark boys soccer team. But if the first-place Tigers are to raise a Greater Spokane League championship banner, they’ll …


Texas transfer Shayla Vegas at home with Bears

Changing schools in the middle of your high school career is never easy. But if you have a good glove and can defend the middle of the field, the transition …


GSL baseball: Payton Mackin pitches Highlanders past North Central

Shadle Park senior pitcher Payton Mackin started the game by striking out the side against rival North Central. The Indians challenged several times, but just couldn’t break through in the …


Steve Christilaw: Legend comes calling at East Valley

The fact that Jarred Rome showed up at East Valley High School was cause for a stir among the school’s track and field athletes – especially the ones who throw …


Softball notes: Amanda and Katie Schnick dance to different drummers

Amanda and Katie Schnick never developed into elegant dancers, but they still know how to swing. Both sisters start for Ferris’ young, improving softball team, which has already matched last …


Shadle loses top defender

In the end, Takoda Daubel’s leg couldn’t keep up with his heart. For more than a month, Shadle Park’s star soccer defender dealt with a painful meniscus tear suffered during …


Hanford edges Mead for crown

PASCO – The Mead boys track team, the winningest team in the history of the Pasco Invite, came within a handful of points from winning its 13th championship. Hanford, a …


CV Bears raise high jump bar with top scores

Track and field is the ultimate numbers game – fast times, the highest heights and the longest distances. So far, the numbers look pretty good across the Valley – in …


Steve Christilaw: Line between taking advantage, cheating sometimes hard to find

We love to find sporting mismatches and work them to our advantage. Whether it’s pitting your tallest wide receiver against an opponent’s shortest defensive back or pinch hitting a left-handed …


Baseball notes: Despite limited play from MVP Justin Blatner, Bullpups rise to top of GSL

Just as most Greater Spokane League coaches predicted, Gonzaga Prep has scratched its way to the top of the standings. But the Bullpups have done it by using only half …


Veterans key strong start for Lakeside

Even with a new boys soccer coach, the beat goes on at Lakeside High School. The Eagles are 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Northeast A League going into tonight’s …


Doubleheader for East Valley, West Valley should be a dandy

Great rivalries help to define baseball. Yankees-Red Sox. Yankees-anyone. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs.


Tennis: LC’s Luke Brittan looks for perfect spot on court

Lewis and Clark boys tennis coach Tobin Phelps honestly isn’t sure what he’s going to do with Luke Brittan. The junior is busy establishing himself as the top boys singles …


Lakeland’s Bayley drives toward good finish

Derek Bayley usually puts his golf clubs away for 3-4 months in the winter, but this year his break was a little longer. The talented, three-sport athlete had left shoulder …


Colton’s Jake Straughan throws perfect game

Jake Straughan pitched a perfect game, striking out 14 batters, and Colton defeated Lake Roosevelt 5-0 in a nonleague baseball game in Moses Lake on Friday. Straughan struck out the …


Need for speed

Life in the fast lane is even sweeter when you’re only 15. Too young to drive himself to Central Valley High School, Max Mällinen has been racing karts and cars …


CV hopes to ride Riordan’s arm to third straight state softball tournament

In fast-pitch softball, whom you lose to graduation is more important than how many. Central Valley lost nine seniors off a squad that shared the Greater Spokane League title and …


CV student putting together big future in racing

Too young to drive himself to Central Valley High School, Max Mällinen has been racing karts and cars since he was 10. And if he stays on track, Mällinen could …


Shadle avenges Tuesday loss to Mt. Spokane with 6-3 win

Shadle Park used a four-run fifth inning to break open a tight game and earn a hard-fought 6-3 victory Thursday over visiting Mt. Spokane. Matt Pulliam pitched for the Wildcats …


GSL Preview Baseball

Gonzaga Prep (6-1 overall, 5-0 in GSL): The Bullpups have six starters and nine lettermen returning from a lineup that went 22 deep last year and won the league with …


IEL baseball preview – Coeur d’Alene expected to repeat as league champions

Last year, Coeur d’Alene finished runner-up for the state championship after winning the Inland Empire League 5A with a 21-6 overall record. Coach Nick Rook has eight starters and 13 …


GNL baseball preview – East Valley biggest obstacle to West Valley repeat

The West Valley Eagles used seven walk-off wins last year to soar to the top of the Great Northern League standings and a top-eight finish in the state playoffs. But …