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Spokane Master Gardener program wins award

The Spokane County Master Gardner’s won the International Master Gardener Conference’s Search for Excellence Community Service Award.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Washington-Stanford preview: Cardinal look for home win vs No. 25 Huskies

Stanford looks for its fifth straight win over No. 25 Washington at Maples Pavilion

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Veterans know they might not stay long with Mariners

Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the …

Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:35 p.m.

State 3A boys: Mt. Spokane fends off Rainier Beach to earn spot in title game against O’Dea

There’s a new state title hopeful for Class 3A state boys basketball, and it’s a team outside the Metro League. In fact, it’s on the other side of the state.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 1B boys: Yakama Tribal rallies in fourth quarter to top Almira/Coulee-Hartline in semifinals

Mylo Jones’ layup between two defenders with 24 seconds left completed Yakama Tribal’s furious comeback to defeat Almira/Coulee-Hartline 55-53 in the semifinals of the State 1B boys basketball tournament at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 1:19 a.m.

State 4A girls: Lewis and Clark beats Kentridge in semis, keeps title game streak alive for GSL

Kaylee Bishop scored 22 points, Jacinta Buckley added 15 and third-seeded Lewis and Clark (22-3) beat second-seeded Kentridge 64-55 in a State 4A semifinal game at the Tacoma Dome on …

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UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

State 2A: East Valley’s girls power way to first championship game

After finishing third (twice), fifth and sixth since 2013, East Valley’s lengthy quest for that most elusive of trophies has just one step left.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Bailey Brkin’s career-high 50 saves lift Chiefs in Portland

Bailey Brkin made 19 of his career-high 50 saves in the third period and five Chiefs scored Friday night as Spokane matched a season-high four-game winning streak, defeating the Portland …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

John Blanchette: Balancing act driving changes for state hoops tournaments

This was the small-ball world when Mike Colbrese took on the job as executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 25 years ago. Lots of things were simpler then, …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

State 2B girls: Liberty holds off late push from Wahkiakum to earn spot in title game

In the closing seconds of the biggest game of her life, Maisie Burnham stood in a familiar spot: the free-throw line.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 2B boys: St. George’s storms back, earns return to championship game

As time expired, St. George’s junior Dan Rigsby tossed the ball in the air, caught it and squeezed it tightly, screaming. Rigsby held it for a few more seconds as …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Women’s basketball: No. 7 Stanford beats Washington State 67-42

DiJonai Carrington had 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists as No. 7 Stanford beat Washington State 67-42 on Friday night in Pullman for its fifth straight victory.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Idaho state roundup: Madison tops foul-plagued Post Falls in 5A semifinals

Beset by foul trouble and unable to find any offensive rhythm, the Post Falls Trojans fell out of state title contention with a 65-48 loss to Madison on Friday at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

State 4A boys: Gonzaga Prep outlasts Federal Way in slugfest to reach state title game

Liam Lloyd scored 21 points and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep outslugged and outlasted Federal Way 61-53 their State 4A semifinal showdown at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.

State 1B girls: Colton, Pomeroy set stage for another title-game showdown

Neah Bay’s future is as bright as any, but it was no match for Colton’s present. The upstart Red Devils found few answers to contend with the reigning state champions’ …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

State 3A girls: Mt. Spokane clamps down on defense to beat Garfield in semifinal

Aspyn Adams scored 16 points, Jayda Noble added 12 and second-seeded Mt. Spokane (24-1) beat third-seeded Garfield 52-46 in a State 3A semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

State 1A: Lynden Christian girls top Medical Lake in semifinals for second straight year

After two wins where opponents offensive problems allowed the Cardinals to work through their own difficulties Medical Lake’s struggle Friday were compounded by an opponent whose offensive proficiency forced them …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Versatile forward Jesse Hunt has been a steady presence for injury-plagued Eastern Washington

Jesse Hunt’s Australian accent is noticeable, but not as thick as it was a decade ago when his basketball-centric family moved to California.

College baseball: Nevada rallies late, beats Washington State

Washington State’s sixth-inning lead slipped away in an 8-1 nonconference defeat Friday at Nevada.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Kevin Harvick earns Vegas pole after Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott start late

Kevin Harvick has won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds in …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton, Chandler Smith ready for spotlight ahead of Senior Day

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Chandler Smith and Laura Stockton had perhaps their best combined game of the season on Thursday in a big win over Pepperdine.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: High-scoring guard Jordan Ford steers Gaels’ offense

We like to mix it up when it comes to key matchup rematches, but that’s hard to do with Saint Mary’s. Junior guard Jordan Ford is that good, and that …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Kenny Perry leads Cologuard Classic, John Smoltz shoots 73

Kenny Perry shot an 8-under 65 to take the Cologuard Classic lead, Mark O’Meara matched the PGA Tour Champions record with eight straight birdies in a 66, and former baseball …

Fat bike race set for Sunday

The North Division Bicycle shop is hosting a fatbike race and demo at 49 Degrees North, Sunday. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The $20 fee includes a trail pass. The …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Jordan Morris ready to restart career sidetracked by injury as Sounders open season against Cincinnati

Twelve months after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, nearly 18 months since he last played a full 90 minutes for either club or country, Jordan Morris has …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Washington State-California preview: Cougars look to complete sweep of Golden Bears

Washington State goes for the season sweep over Cal after winning the previous matchup in Pullman

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Idaho-Sacramento State preview: Vandals look to end losing streak vs Hornets

Sacramento State looks to extend Idaho’s conference losing streak to 15 games