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Weis calls it quits for U-Hi

Mark Weis admits it. He’s hurting. Weis stepped down this summer as girls volleyball coach at University high school after accepting an administrative position with the Central Valley School District.


Hall of Fame coach Sheridan dies

Outside of Linda Sheridan’s old office at Shadle Park was a poem fragment that summed up her feelings about life: “What lies before you and what lies behind you isn’t …


Serving up visitors

Trivia question: What event generates the most hotel night stays in Spokane? If you guessed Hoopfest or Bloomsday, guess again.


Colville misses chance at State 2A volleyball title

The dream of a repeat ended in a five-set loss for the Colville volleyball team Saturday afternoon at Lakewood, Wash. In a toe-to-toe battle with the No. 1-ranked Tumwater Thunderbirds, …


Freeman High Scotties square off against league’s top teams

There will be more than a few broken hearts before the day is over today at Freeman High School, where the Scotties play host to the Class 1A Bi-District volleyball …


U-Hi volleyball team barred from regional

The University volleyball team will not be participating in the final day of the 3A Regional tournament today, the WIAA board ruled Thursday. The WIAA ruled that U-Hi played all …


GSL volleyball picture becomes cloudy

There’s still more volleyball to be played before there’s even more volleyball played. The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups and Ferris Saxons have the Mt. Spokane Wildcats and University Titans to thank …


CV volleyball team aiming for state berth

Central Valley makes volleyball look so easy. Before and after each play the smiles are broad and the laughs easy, and in between the Lady Bears can turn bump-set-kill into …


U-Hi opens GSL volleyball play with win

Brooklyn Tacke’s sixth block of the match ended a back-and-forth fifth game as University won at home against Shadle Park on the opening night of Greater Spokane League volleyball play …


Kiraly selected to coach U.S. women’s team

Karch Kiraly, one of the most decorated volleyball players of all time, has been chosen as head coach of the United States women’s national volleyball team in preparation for the …


Eastern volleyball coach abruptly resigns

Four matches into the season, Eastern Washington University volleyball coach Miles Kydd has resigned, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. “Coach Kydd tendered his resignation this morning, and it was accepted,” …


Pac-12 volleyball coaches pick WSU 11th

Washington State was tabbed for 11th place in the Pac-12 Conference preseason volleyball poll of coaches, the conference announced Thursday. The Cougars received 22 points to finish only ahead of …


Spike & Dig tournament enjoys larger venue for 21st year

Athletes of all skill levels flocked to northwest Spokane on Saturday to inaugurate a new venue for one of the largest coed six-on-six volleyball tournaments in the world. Spike & …


From cancer to Olympics, twice, for U.S. beach volleyball star Jake Gibb

LONDON – First the drug tester told American beach volleyball player Jake Gibb that he was suspended. Then he said to call a doctor.


Olympics look ahead: Humble Swin Cash eyes another gold medal

LONDON – Next up for Swin Cash and the U.S. Olympic women’s team in their quest for another gold medal is a matchup with Angola. The Americans are looking for …


Beach volleyball brings its beat to Olympics

LONDON – The Benny Hill theme plays over the loudspeaker at Horse Guards Parade, the crowd cheers and the raking crew scurries out to smooth over the footprints in the …


Education Notes: Cheney, EWU team up for volleyball camps

Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University are teaming up to offer volleyball camps next week. EWU volleyball players will work with high school students from 9 a.m. to noon …


Daley claims Senior Players Championship

Golf: Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. The 51-year-old …


Vandals to induct nine and ’66 baseball team into Hall of Fame

Morey O’Donnell, who composed the University of Idaho fight song, “Go Vandals Go,” is among nine individuals and one team slated for induction into the Vandals Athletic Hall of Fame …


Whitworth senior Sulpizio earns 2nd-team Academic All-American

Emilio Sulpizio, Whitworth University’s senior center from Mead, has been voted to the second team on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Division III football team. The team is sponsored …


Sunday Locals: Women’s Olympic boxing trials to be in Spokane

The top 24 female amateur boxers in the country in three weight classes, including two from Western Washington, are expected to be in Spokane Feb. 13-19 to compete in the …


College roundup: Huskies down Vandals in women’s basketball

Regina Rogers scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as visiting Washington beat Idaho 66-49 in women’s basketball Wednesday night in Moscow. Stacy Barr scored 11 points for the …


Sunday Locals: Consistent Covington wins JBT event

Consistency paid off for Jesse Covington in the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at North Bowl on Nov. 20. After finishing second behind Nik Gosselin in the first four-game block – …


Eastern’s volleyball season ends with loss in Big Sky semifinals

Top-seeded Northern Colorado (21-8) ended Eastern Washington’s volleyball season with a 3-0 sweep in a semifinal match of the Big Sky tournament at Portland. Shelby Puckett had 14 kills and …


NIC, CCS play in volleyball tournaments

The North Idaho College and Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball teams have already secured titles. Now they’re going after grander prizes. Fifth-ranked NIC, co-champions of the Scenic West Athletic Conference, …


Area roundup: Cougs get at-large berth in men’s cross country

The Washington State Cougars men received one of the 13 at-large berths for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships it was announced Sunday. A total of 31 schools – …


Tekoa-Oakesdale takes State 1B crown

YAKIMA – Tekoa-Oakesdale owned Saturday night at the State 1B volleyball tournament, edging past a persistent Colton squad 25-16, 25-13, 15-25, 25-23 in the championship match at the SunDome. Surviving …


Area roundup: Eagles secure berth in Big Sky volleyball tourney

Despite falling 3-1 to Portland State Saturday night at Reese Court in Cheney, the Eastern Washington volleyball team wrapped up fourth place in the Big Sky Conference and the final …


Reardan completes sweep, repeats for 2B volleyball title

YAKIMA – Reardan senior Liz Flowers called it “the whole picture.” In the aftermath of a surprisingly easy 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 State 2B volleyball championship win over Colfax at the …


Mt. Spokane finishes 4th at State 3A volleyball tournament

Mt. Spokane volleyball coach Dave Whitehead exited the locker rooms at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash., with the fourth-place trophy in hand and immediately let out a sigh. “We …