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UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Killian Tillie eyes possible return for WCC Tournament

Killian Tillie isn’t a two-sport athlete, but these days he feels like one. Gonzaga’s junior forward has been working overtime to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his …

During quick stop during their migration to the Arctic tundra, swans give nature-lovers a show in Pend Oreille Valley

Despite the snow blanketing the region’s forests and valleys, spring is just around the corner. To a nature lover and photographer like myself, that means the swans are coming.

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

State basketball: Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson unanimous selection as State 4A boys tournament MVP

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson was selected by state high school print media as the unanimous selection for State 4A boys tournament MVP, announced early Sunday morning.

MLS roundup: Rapids, Timbers tie 3-3 in coldest match in MLS history

Andre Shinyashiki scored on a putback in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time in his MLS debut and the 10-man Colorado Rapids tied the Portland Timbers 3-3 on Saturday …

Top 25 roundup: After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.

Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Baylor women beat Oklahoma State for 19th straight win

Kalani Brown had 14 points and 13 rebounds in her last regular-season home game for No. 1 Baylor, and the Big 12 champion Lady Bears beat Oklahoma State 76-44 on …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 4A boys: Anton Watson powers Gonzaga Prep to championship repeat

Anton Watson finished with 33 points on 16-of-19 shooting, with eight rebounds and four assists, and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep (24-2) pulled away from fourth-seeded Mount Si, cementing their legacy with …

Jon Jones beats Anthony Smith, Kamaru Usman claims welterweight belt at UFC 235

Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 2B boys: Brock Ravet, Kittitas claim third straight title with win over St. George’s

Once again the Kittitas Coyotes proved they are more than just their Gonzaga-bound senior guard. Though Brock Ravet sure was good on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:56 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates Saint Mary’s in second half, caps unbeaten WCC campaign

No. 1 Gonzaga wrapped up an unbeaten West Coast Conference season for the fifth time, defeating Saint Mary’s 69-55 Saturday before an overflow crowd at 3,500-seat McKeon Pavilion.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Tommy Lloyd finds fulfillment in watching son win state title after Bulldogs’ victory at Saint Mary’s

As Mark Few’s top assistant was on the bench guiding the top-ranked Zags to a 69-55 victory that clinched an unbeaten regular season, Lloyd’s high school-aged son was preparing for …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Idaho snaps losing skid with 94-90 win over Sacramento State

Idaho’s Trevon Allen turned in a career night, 29 points, and Cameron Tyson was 5 for 8 on three-pointers with 17 points for the Vandals.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores in overtime as Chiefs beat Tri-City 5-4

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs overcame a late rally from the Tri-City Americans to win 5-4 Saturday at Toyota Center.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

State 2A, 1A: East Valley girls see title bid fall shot as Washougal wins in overtime

Maybe, just maybe, Faith Adams had given the East Valley Knights the spark they so desperately needed as they chased a State 2A title in the SunDome on Saturday night.

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UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Jordan Morris scores twice as Sounders topple FC Cincinnati 4-1

The debut of the newest MLS franchise was overshadowed by Morris’ return after missing the entire 2018 season due to a torn ACL in his right knee suffered while playing …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

State 2B girls: Behind young core, Tri-Cities Prep tops Liberty, earns first title in school history

Tri-Cities Prep called a timeout with 26.6 seconds left to clear its bench at the end of a championship game it never trailed, substituting in five players who were no …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 69-55 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 69-55 victory over Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 4A girls: Eastlake holds off Lewis and Clark to claim title; Central Valley takes sixth

Eastlake captured the program’s first state championship, behind a double-double by Keeli Burton – 22 points and 12 rebounds. Sixteen of her 22 points came after halftime.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho finishes sixth at NJCAA National Championships

Bryce Parson led four North Idaho placing wrestlers as the Cardinals finished sixth at the NJCAA National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

State 3A girls: Mt. Spokane falls to Prairie in rough-shooting title game

Brooke Walling – headed to Fresno State in the fall – scored 17 points and top-seeded Prairie outlasted second-seeded Mt. Spokane 37-35 in the State 3A championship game at the …

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in “strange” circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi from …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

State 3A boys: Mt. Spokane overwhelmed by Paolo Banchero, O’Dea in title game

Paolo Banchero scored 20 points with seven rebounds and O’Dea beat Mt. Spokane 70-39 in the State 3A championship game at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Cal capitalizes on 20 Washington State turnovers in 76-69 win at Haas Pavilion

WSU made a late push to avoid losing to the worst team in the Pac-12 – and arguably the worst in college basketball at the Power Five level – but …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

State 1B boys: Sunnyside Christian tops Yakama Tribal to win third consecutive title

Kyler Marsh’s fateful decision to turn out for basketball three years ago never would have come to fruition if not for his brothers’ peer pressure.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Mikayla Ferenz’s late 3 lifts Idaho to win over Sacramento State

Mikayla Ferenz scored 25 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, and Idaho defeated Sacramento State 69-65 in Sacramento, California, on Saturday.

Big crowds cheer kick off of Alaska’s famed Iditarod race

Big crowds converged on Alaska’s largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a ceremonial …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 1 Gonzaga wraps up perfect WCC regular season with 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins scored 19 points and top-ranked Gonzaga finished its fifth unbeaten run through the West Coast Conference regular season with a 69-55 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 1B girls: Colton surges back in second half to topple Pomeroy for title

Colton’s run of success over the past decade has been so impressive, so dominant, it is almost difficult not to discredit the Wildcats to some degree.