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Cougs ready for NCAA opener

Like many NCAA tournament hopefuls, the Washington State University volleyball team gathered to watch the selection show Sunday. After hearing half of the 64-team field, Cougars second-year coach Andrew Palileo …


Roundup: Sweep caps Idaho’s regular season

Sarah Conwell had 16 kills and Anna McKinney set an Idaho single-season record for block assists Thursday as the Vandals closed out their volleyball regular season with a 3-0 Western …


Conwell hits peak

Sarah Conwell has had a busy year, emerging as the University of Idaho volleyball team’s go-to outside hitter, finishing up her degree and making plans for her upcoming marriage to …


Roundup: Cougs cruise past Eagles

Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number for the Washington State Cougars volleyball team Tuesday in Pullman. Rachel Todorovich piled up 13 kills and Jackie Albright and Oceana Bush …


Mead’s Olgard took local volleyball to new level

The truth is out. In the early stages of her volleyball development, Alexis Olgard hated the sport. She didn’t like practices and made excuses not to go. “In fourth grade …


Wildcats poised for state volleyball tournament

If the Mt. Spokane volleyball team challenges for a state championship, it will be because of something that’s been the Wildcats’ strength all season. “We’ve got depth,” Mt. Spokane coach …


Chesnut adds mature base to Cardinals

Aubree (Johnson) Chesnut has always been able to balance academics and athletics – during a standout four-sport career at Post Falls High and a decorated four-year run on the Arizona …


Four teams creep within one victory of state berth

The Cusick Panthers, Sprague-Harrington Falcons, Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors and Northport Mustangs are one win away from a trip to the State 1B tournament after Wednesday’s District 7 play at Cusick and …


EWU’s Hills stands tall

Sometime after Eastern Washington University’s volleyball season ends, senior outside hitter Hayley Hills will formally take her place among the program’s all-time greats. On the wall of the team’s locker …


Preview: Idaho state volleyball

5A Where: Lake City High School. When: Friday and Saturday. First-round matches: Match 1 – Eagle (29-3) vs. Madison (24-18), 8:30 a.m.; M2 – Post Falls (26-8) vs. Centennial (27-8), …


Ex-Eastern volleyball star raising children, running business

As a record-breaking setter on Eastern Washington University’s volleyball team in the late 1980s, Suzanne Vick Paulsen was a focused, goal-driven and immensely energetic student athlete. And she retains that …


Bengals rally past Trojans

Lewiston volleyball coach Kelly Harwick wasn’t overly concerned when her team dropped the first two games in the 5A Region I championship game Tuesday. Harwick watched her team rally from …


Volleyball: Improved Cougars regroup after 0-2 trip

Washington State University second-year coach Andrew Palileo has overseen one of the biggest turnarounds in college volleyball. Even with last week’s 0-2 road trip, the Cougars have won 14 matches, …


Panthers sweep nemesis Tigers

The volleyball competition is always intense between Mead and Lewis and Clark, which have combined to produce eight state finalists and six championships over the past six years. Tuesday night …


Roundup: Eagles turn away Bulldogs

Eastern Washington rallied to beat Gonzaga 24-26, 25-14, 25-22, 25-18 in non-conference volleyball play Tuesday in Cheney. Hayley Hills led EWU (11-5) with 20 kills and 15 digs. Teammate Chenoa …


Trojans take home 1st volleyball title

The Post Falls volleyball team had just captured its first league championship in school history and the Trojans’ reactions were rather businesslike. Senior setter Jalana White insisted her team would …


Vandals finally come home

The University of Idaho has played volleyball matches close to home (Pullman), fairly close to home (Cheney) and all over the West (California, Las Vegas, Hawaii). On Saturday, already 14 …


Sandpoint seniors stand above crowd

Sandpoint High volleyball coach Karen Alsager said she may never coach another senior class as talented and dominating as the class of 2010. Or as tight knit.


Post Falls senior leads on, off court

Danielle Meehan is a self-made student athlete. Among the highest in her class academically and athletically at Post Falls High School, her success in the classroom and athletic arena hasn’t …


Cougs take five after 11-0 start

The Washington State University volleyball team has a well-deserved – and well-timed – break after going through the preconference season with an 11-0 record. The Cougars, who swept Gonzaga in …


Prep roundup: G-Prep goes distance, beats EV

Seniors Haylee Brown (48 assists), Lizz Zabinski (11 digs) and Sammy Cossano (eight aces) helped Gonzaga Prep outlast visiting East Valley 26-24, 20-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-7 in an entertaining Greater …


Panthers prevail in five games

Mead showed why it is heavily favored to win another Greater Spokane League volleyball championship and challenge for a 4A state championship. Similarly, Mt. Spokane displayed why it will be …


Prep roundup: Lake City sweeps Vikings

Britta Forsythe had 12 kills and MacKenzie Brown added 12 digs as host Lake City (2-1) defeated Coeur d’Alene 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 in 5A Inland Empire League volleyball on Thursday. …


Preview Area volleyball

Returning All-GSL Alexis Olgard, sr., Mead, MB; Emma Barrington, sr., Mead, S; Allie Riggin, sr., EV, OH; Kiley Kamitomo, jr., Ferris, OH; Shannon Giusti, sr., CV, S; Second team – …


Sandpoint stealing volleyball show

Here’s all you need to know about North Idaho high school volleyball – Sandpoint. Sandpoint will dominate all area teams this fall. The Bulldogs are heavily favored to capture an …


Volleyball roundup: Eastern, NIC hold high expectations

If preseason predictions for area college volleyball programs are correct, Eastern Washington and North Idaho College have the best chances at winning their respective conferences. EWU, regular-season champions of the …


Ferris grad Lorenz reaches a high point

What began simply as a fill-in position while playing volleyball on the family’s backyard sand court, has blossomed into a Division I opportunity at a major volleyball program for 2009 …


Ruen heads back to beach

Life lessons don’t get much better than getting paid and having fun while discovering something that isn’t quite what you don’t want to do. Janelle Ruen found out life on …


Gantt back in game

Dave Gantt left volleyball coaching in 2002 and realized immediately he’d made a mistake. It’s taken him a while, but Gantt is back in the game.


49ers’ Defense Gives Stanford Early Trouble

Stanford beat Long Beach State and earned another shot at Penn State in Saturday’s NCAA championship game after coach Don Shaw stopped over-coaching. At least that’s the impression the Stanford …