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UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4 p.m.

Helen Higgs steps down after 24 years as Whitworth women’s basketball coach

Helen Higgs, the winningest women’s basketball coach in Whitworth history, has decided to step down after 24 years, the school announced Friday.


Grip on Sports: WSU’s basketball defections gives us another reason to exercise our right to complain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the eternal rights given to us by our Founding Fathers is the ability to complain about local sports teams. Heck, about all sports …


Grip on Sports: A tribute to Gonzaga’s consistency, the Pac-12’s inability and the best college baseball coach ever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, Gonzaga survived and, as the cliché goes, advance. And yes, the Pac-12’s historically bad basketball season culminated in Arizona giving up in the NCAA’s …


Grip on Sports: The Pac-12 would like you to know First Four participants have had some success in the past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA basketball tournament begins today, with Radford and Long Island University-Brooklyn having the honors. And the honor of losing to Villanova on Thursday. Read …


Grip on Sports: Sherman’s departure reminds us of sports’ impermanence

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nothing in sports last forever. Nothing. We are being reminded of that fact just about every day this week. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After a day of rest (or revelry), WCC tournament begins again – and a goodbye to a hero

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday mornings mean a new beginning. Whether it’s work or school, for most of life the day actually begins the week. The same can be …


Grip on Sports: No matter what the level, basketball’s postseason games always deliver

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something special about postseason basketball. The playoffs are different in every sport, sure, but basketball, with its intensity level ratcheted up to 12 …


Grip on Sports: If this week isn’t the best of the sports year, it’s at least in the top five

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love sports, this might be your favorite week of the year. It has to be in the top five. There are so many …


Grip on Sports: There’s so much happening in the world of sports, we need to stay positive or we may get kicked out

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like a good morning to cover a lot of ground, quickly. Let’s travel from basketball to golf, from the baseball field to the …


Grip on Sports: Steely Whitworth may be forced to go back, Jack, and do it again this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s playoffs time in (much of) college basketball. In fact, one local school, Whitworth, is set to find out where it is headed in the …


Grip on Sports: There’s a storm brewing in college hoops and it sure seems like safe shelter is going to be hard to find

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It can’t be aspartame-coated. Yesterday was a pretty cruddy day for college sports, both nationally and in our region. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If you can pull yourself away from the Olympic drama tonight, there are some important college basketball games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not sure how I was able to do it, but I pulled myself away from watching Jocelyne Lamoureux’s gold-medal winning shootout goal this morning with …


Grip on Sports: It may be cold outside, but watching sports is nice way to stay warm

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to get cold in the Spokane area this week. Not Havre, Montana, cold, but pretty close. Let’s hope there are some really good …


Grip on Sports: It was a night of wins, wins and more wins for the Inland Northwest’s college basketball teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Thursdays go, it couldn’t have been any better for the college basketball teams around these parts. Read on.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Plenty at stake for Whitworth basketball in weekend homestand against Linfield, Willamette

At the end of a crazy week, the Whitworth players kept their composure. Going forward, that might be worth as much as any win, though the Pirates would have taken …


Grip on Sports: One of the best college basketball weeks of the year rolls on tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Looking back – and ahead to tonight’s showdown in Moraga – it’s been a good week in college basketball. It must be mid-February. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The calendar has been stretching the truth about a lot lately, including today’s importance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems just about every day of the sporting calendar has to have a name, like Super Sunday or Moving Day or whatever. Today is …


Grip on Sports: If you didn’t know, there is a top-four college basketball showdown tonight in Spokane

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is a big week for college basketball in this area and it begins tonight. Yes, tonight. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s Super Bowl Sunday, which means Tom Brady is starring on TV again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have anything super planned for today? Besides overeating, over-imbibing and over-the-top commercials I mean. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Zags have three big reasons to want to hand BYU a McCarthey defeat tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a big game in McCarthey tonight. How do we know? Two reasons: BYU is in town and there are tents set up outside. …


Grip on Sports: It may be just another winter Sunday but, thanks to college basketball, that’s always OK

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is Easter Sunday, which is a big deal. As is its antecedent, Palm Sunday. There is Selection Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, both of …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga once again shows it transcends the rest of the WCC

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Watching Gonzaga take apart another overmatched West Coast Conference opponent last night, some thoughts passed through our mind. And found there way here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Last week is now behind us and we’re probably all thankful for that

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Saturday marked the end of a tough week in this area. We are so ready to turn the page. Read on.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Whitworth pushes past Linfield with strong second half

Trailing 40-38 with 11 minutes to play, visiting Whitworth used a 13-0 run over the next six minutes to take control in a 63-55 win at Linfield College on Saturday …


Grip on Sports: No matter what happens one game, the basketball season just keeps bouncing along

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Funny thing about basketballs. You drop them, they always bounce back. That’s not always true about basketball teams. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Saint Mary’s seniors attack down the stretch and help Gaels overcome rival Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you didn’t believe Saint Mary’s was much of a rival any more for Gonzaga, let’s hope last night’s Gael win in the Kennel changed …


Grip on Sports: Keith Jackson was our connection to college football and part of this area’s rich broadcasting history

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nuggets have a way of showing up in out-of-the-way places. Which is my meandering way of saying goodbye to Keith Jackson, one of, if not …


Grip on Sports: Darrell Bevell is out as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you looked out your window this morning and saw a bunch of people in Seahawks’ jerseys dancing in the street, there is a reason. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga rolls, Washington State rolls over late and the Seahawks want Schneider to continue in his role

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, observing Gonzaga’s Sherman-like march through the L.A. Basin, Washington State’s recent basketball downturn and wondering where the Seahawks were headed. …


Grip on Sports: Zags are resolute during their march through WCC’s less fortunate

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If resolutions are made to be broken, then there were some accomplishments coming out of yesterday. Otherwise, not so much. Read on.