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Grip on Sports: Washington’s high school football championships will no longer be in the Tacoma Dome

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The high school football season seems a long way off, what with summer vacation not even underway for our local schools. The WIAA, however, has …


Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley soars into state tournament

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley missed a golf practice recently, but he had a cool excuse. He was flying a Piper Cherokee 140-horsepower plane from Spokane to Moses Lake. Hadley caught …


Grip on Sports: There is nothing worse than a life lost way too young. Nothing.

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s ugly outside. Really ugly. It fits. Once again we are dealing with a life lost way too soon. Read on.


Grip on Sports: There is a lot to like about winter and winter sports, but snow messing with schedules isn’t one of them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the seasons wear on (us), there are a few thoughts that come to mind about winter. We decided to share them, without some of …


Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: The WIAA makes another attempt to bring some balance to high school sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to high school sports, every school just wants an opportunity to compete. How to ensure it happens is something high school administrators …


Prep volleyball: Logan Reed helps Oakesdale advance to state tournament over Pomeroy

Roundup of Friday’s prep volleyball action from across the region


Steve Christilaw: Cheerleaders necessary in all aspects of life

They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Prep football: Hunter Tiffany’s two touchdowns helps West Valley clinch Great Northern League crown

Hunter Tiffany rushed for 61 yards with two touchdowns and visiting West Valley (8-1, 4-0) defeated East Valley (0-8, 0-4) 34-14 on Friday in the Great Northern League. West Valley …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Prep volleyball: Lake City advances to Idaho 5A State semifinals with two wins

Roundup of Friday’s prep volleyball action from across the region


Grip on Sports: The calendar says it is time for a little basketball spirit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The only thing that really tells you it is mid-January around these parts is the basketball on TV. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It wasn’t time then, it is now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Talk about a blast from the past. Joe Albi Stadium is in the news again. And the idea is to replace it. It’s an idea …


Veteran spokane-area sports official tries to remain in background

The two teams facing off in Saturday’s State Class 4A championship football game, eventual state champ Richland and Woodinville, already were a band of brothers long before they headed to …


St. George’s establishing itself as State B soccer juggernaut

The Dragons had rolled into the final four, looking for their third consecutive title. After surviving a brutal semifinal match with archrival Preston, the boys threw everything but the mascot …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

CV soccer coach hopes to build program to one of the best in the state

Central Valley High soccer coach aims to help the girls program, as well as the boys program, into one of the best in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Win over Gonzaga Prep carries lesson for Central Valley team

Central Valley pounded out a rare win at home over Gonzaga Prep last week.


Grip on Sports: Common sense wins out as an Oregon school welcomed into Washington high school ranks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners took Monday off. But the wheel in the sky kept on turning, and its journey allowed us to shine a light on other …


EV’s Fisher continues strong season at Pasco invite

We are coming into the time of the spring track season where numbers begin to pop.


Grip on Sports: New state high school tournament format a compromise, and that’s not a bad thing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State high school basketball tournaments begin today at three sites. Why is that news? For the past few years they would not have …


Bill Pierce’s prep almanac: 1943 Lewis and Clark Tigers

Coach Squinty Hunter and Lewis and Clark had a great basketball season in 1943. With the win over Rogers to close out City League play, the Tigers posted the first …


Prep roundup: Reardan holds off Chewelah’s late rally for Lions Club tourney championship

Kamille Langford made a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left and the Reardan girls basketball team survived Chewelah’s second-half rally in a 49-48 win in the Lions Club …


Prep roundup: NC’s Anderson first at Richland Invitational

North Central senior Tanner Anderson set a new meet record Saturday at the Richland Invitational cross country meet at Carmichael Middle School in Richland. Anderson took first place, covering the …


Prep roundup: Abby Swanson’s penalty kick in second overtime leads West Valley to 3-2 GNL soccer win over Clarkston

Abby Swanson scored on a penalty kick in the second overtime Thursday to lift West Valley to a 3-2 Great Northern League victory over visiting Clarkston. The Eagles (4-1-0, 3-0-0 …


Mt. Spokane gets blanked, elminated by Yakima

Dustin Yates threw six innings, giving up just three hits while striking out seven, and scored a run to lead Yakima Valley past Mt. Spokane 2-0 in a junior American …


Machala a Hall of Famer

June Machala of Spokane, who didn’t start competitive running until she was in her 60s and then proceeded to be a dominant figure in long distance running in her age …


CV boys overcome 12-point deficit to defeat Shadle

Adam Chamberlain scored a season-high 24 points, including 17 after halftime, as Central Valley rallied from a 12-point deficit Friday for a 64-44 Greater Spokane League victory at Shadle Park. …


Roundup: Mt. Spokane edges NC with late pin, technical fall

Christian Nibarger’s pin at 145 pounds and Tanner Whetzel’s pin at 152 in the final match completed Mt. Spokane’s rally Thursday as the Wildcats edged host North Central 34-29 in …


Post Falls boys break away from Rogers

Corey Koski finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots Thursday, and Post Falls used a 19-5 second quarter to pull away from visiting Rogers in nonleague boys …


Balanced Vikings pull away from Sandpoint

Sara Chalich led four players in double figures with 16 points Tuesday as the Coeur d’Alene Vikings (2-0) pulled away from the visiting Sandpoint Bulldogs (1-3) for a 59-46 nonleague …