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Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …


College soccer: Gonzaga women earn draw with SMU after double-overtime

Maddie Kinkaid scored in the 38th minute and Gonzaga (2-0-1) held on for a 1-1 draw after double-overtime against SMU in a nonconference matchup on Thursday. Isabel Jones made five …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Washington State volleyball building off 2016 success

Success didn’t come overnight for the Washington State University volleyball program. It’s been a slow, steady build under coach Jen Greeny that resulted in 2016’s breakout season. The goal this …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners aren’t running away with anything, but they don’t have to

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What do we make of the Mariners, tied for the final playoff spot in the American League? We have some thoughts on the matter. Read …


Grip on Sports: Before you get your hands dirty in the yard this Sunday, check out this handful of items

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday in the middle of July, so we’ll be quick about it today and get you outside where you can enjoy the heat. Or …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Whitworth Choir stages flash mob at renowned museum in Spain

The choir of Whitworth University staged a flash mob Sunday in Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


Grip on Sports: Cortez Kennedy anchored the Seahawks at a time when they were barely above water

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not remember, but there was a time when the Seahawks were no better than the Mariners are now. In other words, they were …


Grip on Sports: There will come a day when a Yankee player will be wearing No. 139

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My doctor told me I needed to keep my blood pressure down. His recommendation: quit writing about the Mariners. But it’s baseball season, doc. I …


Grip on Sports: Another Gonzaga player leaves before his eligibility expires but that’s just the way of the college basketball world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No one in college sports bats 1.000 in recruiting. Not even Alabama in football or the blue blood basketball powers like Kentucky or Duke. Read …


Grip on Sports: After tonight, Gonzaga’s basketball history will be richer, but how much we don’t yet know

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day. The day the school from out-of-the-way Spokane, Washington, plays for the NCAA basketball title. It’s a pretty big deal. Really. Read on.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Whitworth’s Madi Perez throws five-inning no-hitter in softball sweep of Puget Sound

Madi Perez pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the first game and Allie Rude drove in the winning run in a four-run seventh inning of the second game to lead Whitworth …


Maggie Peters takes sixth, leads Whitworth to fourth place in Whitman Invite golf

Maggie Peters finished the Whitman Invitational with a two-round total of 16-over 160 in tying for sixth place and leading the Pirates to a fourth-place team finish at Wine Valley …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s shine has a tendency to overpower the area’s other big news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been sort of a complicated work week, hasn’t it? Gonzaga is in Phoenix getting ready for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal, Eastern Washington changed basketball coaches …


Grip on Sports: Former EWU coach Hayford has been a part of the Spokane basketball scene for a long time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the midst of the “Gonzaga-to-the-Final-Four” narrative (or is it hysteria?) another college basketball story broke out around here yesterday. A coach who had become …


Grip on Sports: Some college coaching traditions are heartwarming; others just give us heartburn

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny how life’s little journeys lead us down the road to the future. It showed yesterday as the Final Four coaches met the media …


Grip on Sports: Perkins, Gonzaga have to respond positively to West Virginia’s pressure to advance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s back on tonight. The NCAA tournament. The Sweet Sixteen. And Gonzaga’s run. Does it end in San Jose, brought down by West Virginia’s pressure? …


Grip on Sports: Today is the day to get chores done, because the rest of the week is NCAA basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Madness has begun, albeit only in fits and starts. The first two of the four NCAA tourney play-in games – call them what you …


Grip on Sports: As soon as you turned the TV on, you knew Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed – if you were observant

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you turn on CBS’ NCAA selection show yesterday afternoon with one main objective? You know, to find out if Gonzaga was a No. 1 …


Grip on Sports: Some days in Reno are like Friday, though probably only a few have been worse

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was a bad day in the world’s biggest little city. At least for teams from around the Inland Northwest. The Big Sky Conference basketball …


Grip on Sports: This year we tried to navigate the potholes of basketball awards season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we have said before, it’s awards season. Not to be confused with mud season and pothole season, which runs concurrently in this area. Though …


Grip on Sports: From Gonzaga to preps, there are enough basketball games on TV today to satisfy any fan

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the days grow longer, the college basketball season grows shorter. But all it means is there is more intensity packed into each day. Today …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s win, high school hoops give us more than enough to digest Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Even with Gonzaga and Washington State not playing on a Thursday night, yesterday was a busy one for basketball in the area. So instead of …


Grip on Sports: You can find great moments around here this college basketball season no matter who you root for

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday we asked for the snow to go away. And we got more. So today we are going to ask for certain results for the …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s first loss of the season had a handful of reasons behind it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The quest for perfection ended on a not-so-perfect Senior Night at McCarthey Athletic Center. That’s the news flash. But there were a lot of reasons …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga dominates San Diego in a game no one but the folks in the Jenny Craig Pavilion got to see

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There may have been more dominating performances by the Gonzaga University basketball team than the one it turned in last night in San Diego, but, …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s WCC reign means just about every road game is a sold-out event

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga is on the road again, which means there will be a big crowd in someone’s gym. It’s just the way it is in the …


Grip on Sports: The Simpsons, Ken Griffey Jr., and baseball history all collided long ago

A GRIP ON SPORTS • An anniversary slipped by the other day, obscured by the mists of time. Yes, it’s been 25 years since “Homer at the Bat” aired, the …


Grip on Sports: And you thought Honest Abe was tall …

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know why everything was better years and years ago? Instead of a Presidents’ Day, honoring all of the folks who have held that office …


Grip on Sports: Spring training comes at just the right time every year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s still February. There are piles of snow on the ground taller than Przemek Karnowski. The rain is falling hard enough to put out an …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU fill in the blanks over the past 48 hours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, documenting Gonzaga’s inexorable march through the WCC. And wondering if the Cougars could sweep a Pac-12 basketball foe this season. …