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  • Keeton, U-Hi warm up to success

    Taylor Keeton has manned the hot corner for University High School for two baseball seasons, but that doesn’t help him keep warm this season. “The biggest challenge for me this …


  • Seasoned players

    In the spring, Julene Osborn likes to read weather reports. The rest of the year she may watch the report on the evening news, but right now, that’s just not …


  • University High school honor roll

    University High School in the Central Valley School District has released its honor roll for the first semester of the 2010-’11 school year. Ninth grade


  • Life back on balance

    Congratulations have come Cady Markin’s way all week, but she’s still not exactly sure what the big deal is all about. Markin, a University High senior, captured the all-around title …


  • Scouts craft self-image lesson plan for middle school girls

    Girl Scouts Courtney Ramsey and Sadie Perry were recently awarded the Gold Award, the highest honor given by the Girl Scout organization. The prestigious award required a minimum of 90 …


  • Earning it with every step

    Stillness is a foreign state for Brandon Matlock. Even at rest, the University High senior wrestler operates at a fast idle, and the unused RPMs keep him, if not moving …


  • U-Hi captures GSL gymnastics crown

    Dueling against fellow unbeaten Mead for the Greater Spokane League regular-season title, the University gymnastics team needed to lean on its four seniors to get the job done. And with …


  • Teens shun winter wear in coldest of conditions

    The sun was shining, but the temperature was anything but vernal. The thermometer was down to a frigid 20 degrees while the wind chill factor turned it into a bone-shivering …


  • Teens shun winter wear in coldest of conditions

    The sun was shining Monday afternoon, but the temperature was anything but vernal. The thermometer was down to a frigid 20 degrees while the wind chill factor turned it into …


  • Late surge carries Gonzaga Prep past University

    In the midst of a helter-skelter pace, the Gonzaga Prep boys basketball team picked an opportune time to have three of its best possessions back-to-back-to-back. University had trimmed the Bullpups’ …


  • No heat, but Valley schools go on

    Four schools in Central Valley School District had no heat or only partial heat Monday, but by afternoon they were warming up, school officials said. Students at University High School, …


  • Mead, U-Hi favored in gymnastics

    It’s shaping up to be a two-team race in Greater Spokane League gymnastics. Appropriately, the schedule allows for a regular season-ending meet between the teams. Mead and University figure to …


  • Johnson, Layden guide Titans’ wrestling entrance to 3A

    University won’t defend its State 4A wrestling championship, but that doesn’t mean the Titans can’t win another state title. Now a Class 3A school – a move wrestling coach Don …


  • University running back makes big adjustments

    Physical and emotional maturity merged simultaneously for University senior running back Jory Zettle this fall. And not a moment too soon, either.


  • Improved U-Hi wary of Mt. Spokane’s talent

    In the movie industry, sequels many times are much lesser products than the original. In the case of the football rematch between University and Mt. Spokane, Titans coach Bill Diedrick …


  • Birch swings U-Hi to baseball title

    After 17 games without a home run, University junior Jamie Birch made good on the old adage “practice makes perfect” by drilling a three-run homer in the fifth inning Thursday …


  • Central Valley band marches to victory

    Central Valley High School beat all comers Saturday night on the gridiron. This wasn’t football. It was more like 10 hours of halftime, as high school musicians and color guards …


  • U-Hi student alone in state with perfect SAT score

    Last school year, 37,631 high school students took the SAT in Washington state, according to a College Board spokesperson. Of those students, 274 earned a perfect score of 800 in …


  • Award worthy

    It’s an unlikely musical to be performed by a high school drama department – the gruesome story of a barber out for revenge: lopping off the heads of residents in …


  • U-Hi ends four-period days

    It was a topic of conversation that once divided the Central Valley School District by the high school boundaries – whether to have four, 80-minute periods a day and three …


  • Student credits turnaround to family, counselor; nursing now her goal

    It wasn’t long ago when University High School student Shaylin Coburn figured she’d miss out on the Pomp and Circumstance March of her graduating Class of 2010. But the determined …


  • Adding quickness to his game

    As a sophomore, Nick Motsinger showed he could play varsity baseball in the Greater Spokane League. This year, he’s showing just how complete a player he can be.


  • Query on fame draws answers that inflame

    Titan Talk has been a long-running tradition in the student newspaper, The Mercury, at University High School. It’s a simple concept – reporters ask several people one question and print …


  • U-Hi student newspapers destroyed

    Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared.


  • U-Hi administrators destroy papers carrying column

    Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been confiscated and destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared in what …


  • Hard work at softball

    Alene Bethel wants to speak up, and it’s a challenge. Not an overwhelming challenge. Bethel has more than proved that she’s up to a challenge.


  • Time to spring into form

    Technically, the first day of spring practice for area high schools happens roughly three weeks before the official start of spring – a fact that Mother Nature delights in pointing …


  • Masters of mat

    University High School wrestling coach Don Owen is not one for comparisons. Comparisons, however, are inevitable between his State 4A champion Titan teams – the first in 2005 and second …


  • Wrestling gives athletes an edge

    Jake Laden and Dustin Johnson both play high school football. The juniors each started for the University Titans last fall, Laden at defensive end; Johnson an All-Greater Spokane League honorable …


  • University High School honor roll

    The following students have been named to the first trimester honor roll at University High School. Freshmen