Stories tagged: Steve Christilaw
Thu., July 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
The crystal ball shows this happening any day now: kids everywhere will learn to flop like the best of them
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
You reach a certain age when nostalgia becomes commonplace.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
There’s something mythical about riding a bus.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
There are moments that make you just plain feel old.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
There are teachers and coaches I wish my grandkids could have the chance to learn from and play for as they grow up.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Eras come and eras go. In a twist of logic, it’s generally the going that sets and defines the era. Apparently it’s difficult to recognize an era when you are …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
But I do have a healthy appreciation for actual well-rounded athletes.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
One of the things that comes to us with age is a new perspective. I’m not sure when it changed, but I suddenly found that my measurement of a place …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
There are more than a few numbers that will forever be identified with something related to sports. They are the true magic numbers, digits that transport memory to another time …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
The coaching carousel has been extra sweet for Freddie Rehkow. The Central Valley coach was named Monday the National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the National …
Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Oh, do we so love champions.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
With one season of eligibility left, star Gonzaga women’s player is leaving the bright lights of the McCarthey Athletic Center for her home state of Montana and beginning her post-basketball …
Wed., March 14, 2018, noon
Mother Nature dangles a nice day here and there. She entices you with a little morning sunshine after weeks of gloomy, foggy mornings. Next thing you know you’ve slipped on …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
There are a lot of memories that come to me during a State B.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, noon
It’s state tournament week. If there are any games over the course of a season, even over the course of a career, that out-sized, it is this slate of games. …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Chad Ripke wasn’t entirely sure what he had when he walked into the Freeman wrestling room for the first practice of the 2017-18 season.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, noon
There’s something about quarterbacks and coaching that just seems to fit. Not always. But often enough to take notice. There have been a few notable quarterbacks who turned to coaching …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
I have a love-hate relationship with labels.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, noon
Still, rivalries have been with us as long as there have been siblings.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
You hear proclamations of great faith all the time in the wide, wide world of sports.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 12:02 a.m.
Now that we’re a couple days into a new year, and before 90 percent of my New Year’s Resolutions can go down the drain, I am marking my calendar for …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
The first high school wrestling match I ever attended is burned forever in my memory.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Some days are harder than others. Especially the ones that come after you reach the end of a long, hard road. The day after.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
It’s funny how the days get shorter just as the fall season grows short. Perhaps it’s nature syncing up with life. Or vice versa.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
A keynote speaker at a fundraising event captured columnist’s attention. The topic was about choosing the right words in discussing issues.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Meanwhile, we have a terrific distraction from the news of the day brewing right here in our own backyard.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, noon
Friday night lights have a wonderful way of measuring the change of seasons. High school football, the quintessential fall sport, starts in the heat of summer. Its first games come …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, noon
It’s not a vacation, but it can be a much-needed mental and emotional respite.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:37 a.m.
Sports columnist Steve Christilaw checks off another item on his mental list of sports-related milestones.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
I still remember a memo my former boss sent around to the staff working the sports section of this newspaper.