Stories tagged: Steve Christilaw
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, noon
Steve Christilaw: We may despise our rivals, but we love our sports rivalries
Still, rivalries have been with us as long as there have been siblings.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Coach’s faith comes through clearly in actions
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.
Steve Christilaw: It’s time football’s hall of fame opened door to Jerry Kramer
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.
West Valley wrestlers developing Eagle Pride
The first high school wrestling match I ever attended is burned forever in my memory.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: When season – or high school career – ends, goodbyes aren’t easy
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.
Steve Christilaw: Valley schools in thick of football, soccer playoffs
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.
Steve Christilaw: Right words have power to unlock potential
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.
Steve Christilaw: It’s a banner year for local sports
Meanwhile, we have a terrific distraction from the news of the day brewing right here in our own backyard.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, noon
Steve Christilaw: Today’s players are indeed bigger, faster and stronger
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
Steve Christilaw: Freeman High’s football game cathartic
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.
Steve Christilaw: Checking off another sports milestone
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.
Steve Christilaw: Risks of concussion deserve top attention
I still remember a memo my former boss sent around to the staff working the sports section of this newspaper.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Stories soar with human element
There’s something about being a sportswriter that makes people want to ask you which sport is your favorite. I generally just smile and say something like “depends on what season …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Late summer a great time to take stock of fall sports
We call these the dog days of summer. Dog in the astronomical sense. Not in the canine sense.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Sweat equity will pay off for runners in fall
I was sitting on my back deck, sipping on an iced tea the other afternoon. And I actually broke a sweat.
Wed., July 12, 2017, noon
Steve Christilaw: Avoid Uncle Charlie when you’re young
Baseball, like everything else in our society, is prone to fads.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Hot dog event no rival when it’s the Fourth of July
There are two sports that do pique my interest on Independence Day, however, and neither of them involves bypassing my own gag reflex.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Baseball makes summer best time of year
The official start of summer is here and boy is it a welcome sight.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: A tale of many good walks spoiled
Golf and I have a love-hate relationship. Well, not exactly hate. It’s more of a love-intense indifference kind of thing. I love the IDEA of golf; when it comes to …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Best coaches teach athletes to excel
Liz Wardsworth is never going to mince words. I called her the other day to see how her University High School track and field athletes had fared at the regional …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Dolphin, Welliver teach us plenty about passion
If there’s a magic ingredient to leading a long and happy life, it would have to be passion.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: The best basketball is gritty, tough – and usually wearing a ponytail
In basketball, the women’s game is a team game. Where the men’s game can give way to personal ego, the women’s game, more often than not, is predicated on team …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:37 a.m.
Steve Christilaw: Baseball season means spring, despite all that snow and ice
Monday was the day the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sets as the first day of spring sports practice. For the baseball fan, it’s New Year’s weekend.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
Cross country races out of the gate
Fall cross country roundup.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Yoga teacher recenters at studio after facing serious medical issues
A yoga studio in little Millwood, where the whistle from the paper mill is as much a part of the community as the Spokane River, fits the tree-lined setting.
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
Rivalry gets added buzz with midgame relocation
There’s a whole new level of spice when it’s a rivalry game – the kind of game where a win can rescue an otherwise unmemorable season.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Steve Christilaw: New knowledge on brain injuries highlights risk of youth sports
I used to think that my kids should definitely play sports the way my brother and I did growing up. I think playing team sports teach a great many lessons, …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Yogi Berra’s passing brings back cherished memories
When Yogi Berra passed away last week it brought back many cherished memories for correspondent Steve Christilaw.
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
Doing your job key on team, in life
Shortly after Washington State University’s season-opening face plant, a 24-17 loss to Portland State on Saturday, players and coaches analyzed just exactly why the Cougars had lost to a team …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Steve Christilaw: Promising fall sports seasons debut in heat
I’ve been having trouble explaining to my Great Dane, River, that the dog days of summer have nothing to do with her. Considering the fact that she thinks everything is …