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Post Falls Trojans repeat as IEL champs in volleyball

The Post Falls volleyball team graduated six seniors, five of whom were starters, off last year’s 5A Inland Empire League champions. PF coach Willow Hanna had a bit of a …


Students, parent-coaches make unusual situation work

High school athletes who play for a coach who is also their parent know that the situation can be either a blessing or a curse. On one hand, it’s an …


Mt. Spokane takes program’s first win over Mead

Mt. Spokane made history Thursday night in a volleyball match that had everything expected of two Greater Spokane League heavyweights. There were big plays on both sides from heroes veteran …


Volleyball league matches arriving

Ready or not, conference play is here for a couple of area college volleyball teams and fast approaching for several others. Eastern Washington and Whitworth dive into league play this …


GSL Preview Volleyball

Returning All-GSL First team – Kaely Kight, sr., and Kuulei Zalopany, sr., Mead; Kenzie Reid, sr., Ixchelle Oleson, jr., and Annie Arnzen, jr., Mt. Spokane. Second team – Jordan Bonertz, …


Mead, Mt. Spokane squads deal with injuries

With five of last year’s All-Greater Spokane League volleyball first-team players returning this season either to State 4A champion Mead or State 3A runner-up Mt. Spokane, the sky is seemingly …


Boise sweeps GU

Fiona Jones led host Boise State with 12 kills and Saddie Maughan added 11 as the Broncos’ volleyball team (3-1) swept Gonzaga 3-0 on the opening night of the Northwest …


In brief: Whitworth opens with split

Sisters Ka’ipo and Kaimi Rocha combined for 19 kills and the Whitworth Pirates opened their season with a 25-20, 25-11, 25-11 sweep over the visiting Walla Walla Wolves in non-conference …


Vandals surprise Cougars in finale of volleyball tournament

Allison Walker and Alicia Milo combined for 29 kills and the Idaho Vandals stunned the Washington State Cougars in the finale of the Cougar Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday in …


WSU tries to keep it going in volleyball

It’s a question Washington State volleyball coach Andrew Palileo has heard often since the conclusion of last year’s breakthrough season. Can you keep it going?


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 …