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UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Steve Christilaw: High school rivalries breed serious respect, friendship

Athletic rivals show compassion time and time again in Spokane and Spokane Valley.

Steve Christilaw: Imagine Gonzaga versus Villanova again

I found myself walking across the Gonzaga University campus the other day, and as always, I was struck by how much the school’s architecture has changed over the years.

Steve Christilaw: Learning to win part of process

Winning doesn’t just happen. It’s a learned thing.

Steve Christilaw: Let’s give Gonzaga, and women’s basketball as a whole, its due

Sometimes you just have to take the news and turn it on its head to get its relevance.

Steve Christilaw: Coaches, mentors know how to instill confidence

It’s an exercise that came up with my family – a question that you have to really think about before you offer an answer. What do you know?

Steve Christilaw: Cross country titles impressive

Numbers are a funny thing.

Steve Christilaw: Coaching role as a family figure is growing

There’s a lot to be said for style.

Steve Christilaw: Recalling Spokane’s volleyball pioneers

It’s time to start cranking the volume up in the gym.

Steve Christilaw: Let’s enjoy, and learn from, women’s sports

Perhaps it’s just because I vividly remember those early days of Title IX. Or maybe it’s because I grew up listening to stories about how girls basketball was more popular …

Steve Christilaw: It’s not graceful, but old age happens

We all think about getting old.

Steve Christilaw: Contrast to big egos? Try Special Olympics

There is a very good reason why the world plays soccer in open-air stadiums. It’s the only way you can fit Cristiano Ronaldo’s ego onto a pitch.

Steve Christilaw: In the real world, losses can be permanent

In the world of sports, we like to track losses. Oh, we like to talk about winning, but the only context we have for framing a discussion about wins is …

Steve Christilaw: Year at Freeman defines resiliency of human spirit

I was told early on that the phoenix, the bird, was a character of mythology and later a character from the Harry Potter novels. … But six decades and counting …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Steve Christilaw: A recipe for success on the playing field

I collect things.