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Dave Nichols
SPORTS WRITER
Dave Nichols daven@spokesman.com (509) 459-5441

Dave Nichols joined The Spokesman-Review in 2014. He currently is the prep writer covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho high school sports.


Most Recent Stories

Sept. 16, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
The season didn’t end the way Spokane Indians all-stars Blaine Crim and Kellen Strahm would have hoped but the pair came a long way from where they started the season.

Sept. 16, 2019, 6:23 p.m.
After two weeks of play for area teams – and three in North Idaho – we’re starting to get an idea which teams might be contenders in their respective league races.

Sept. 14, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
Central Valley outscored Garfield 26-6 in the fourth quarter and pulled off a 40-39 comeback win over the visiting Bulldogs in a nonleague game on Saturday.

Sept. 13, 2019, 5:55 a.m.
Week 1 saw the Greater Spokane League have early success against some tough nonleague opponents. This week we’ll see if the impressive debuts were for real or merely a hot start.

Sept. 11, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
The 2019 Spokane Indians season has to be categorized as an unmitigated success – on and off the field.

Sept. 9, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
The Greater Spokane League came up with some impressive Week 1 nonleague wins last weekend, but two wins stood out for the local teams.

Sept. 6, 2019, 11 p.m.
Jaden Ortega bulled his way for 111 yards and four touchdowns and Gonzaga Prep roughed up the visiting Coeur d’Alene Vikings 45-13 on Friday.

Sept. 6, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
The football schedule in Friday’s print version of The Spokesman-Review in the “Menu” contained errors.

Sept. 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
The first week of Washington high school football is finally upon us. There are great matchups around the region for Week 1, with many area schools getting tuneups against out-of-state opponents.

Sept. 4, 2019, 11:49 p.m.
Logan Driscoll delivered an RBI single in the top of the 12th inning and the Tri-City Dust Devils held off the Spokane Indians to win Game 1 of the divisional series 4-3 at Avista Stadium on Wednesday.

Sept. 4, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
There have been widespread changes this season to the alignment of leagues that have traditionally been the home of the smallest schools in the region.

Sept. 4, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
Last week we previewed Idaho 5A and 4A teams. This week, we catch up with the smaller schools in the Gem State.

Sept. 4, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
If it seems like the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks have been hit harder this year with talent graduating, you might not be imagining things.

Sept. 4, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
After the dust settles when schools are allowed to reduce their attendance numbers for classification based upon free and reduced lunches, the Greater Spokane League 3A ranks could look drastically different.

Aug. 30, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
Jonah McReynolds delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh and the Spokane Indians beat the Everett AquaSox 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Friday night. The Indians surpassed 200,000 in attendance for the season with a crowd of over 6,800.

Aug. 29, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Northwest League MVP Blaine Crim singled with runners on the corners in the bottom of the ninth to plate Derwin Barreto and the Spokane Indians beat the Everett AquaSox 2-1 in the second of a three-game series at Avista Stadium on Thursday.

Aug. 29, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
The Spokane Indians impressive 2019 campaign received significant recognition on Thursday, as first baseman Blaine Crim was named the Northwest League Most Valuable Player, the league office announced.

Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative anonymity of their position.

Aug. 28, 2019, 10:43 p.m.
Reliever Joe Corbett got out of a ninth inning jam and the Spokane Indians escaped with a 6-4 win over the Everett AquaSox in the first of a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Wednesday night.

Aug. 27, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
Levi Weber has big shoes to fill. And he knows it. As turf manager of the Spokane Indians, there are not-so-subtle reminders everywhere about the excellence he’s expected to uphold – the finest field in the Northwest League.

Aug. 26, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
Spokane pitchers issued a season-high 11 walks on Monday and the Indians lost to the Hillsboro Hops 7-2 to split a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 26, 2019, 5:28 p.m.
The Spokane Indians (19-12) host the Hillsboro Hops (19-12) in the finale of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 25, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Blaine Crim smacked a grand slam in the eighth inning to open a big lead and the Spokane Indians beat the Hillsboro Hops 7-4 in the third of a four-game series between division leaders at Avista Stadium on Sunday.

Aug. 24, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Blaine Crim delivered a two-run single as part of a five-run fifth inning and the Spokane Indians beat the Hillsboro Hops 9-6 in the second of a four-game Northwest League series on Spokane Chiefs Night at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 24, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
The Spokane Indians (17-12) host the Hillsboro Hops (19-10) in the second of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.