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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.


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Nov. 30, 2020, 3:23 p.m.
As part of Major League Baseball’s reorganization of the minor leagues after the expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement earlier this fall, things will look a little different for the eight-team Pioneer League – headquartered in Spokane with teams in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado – when baseball can safely resume during or after the pandemic.

Nov. 18, 2020, 7 p.m.
It is no coincidence that seemingly no matter who you talk to about Lewis and Clark's Andie Zylak, the word competitive comes up.

Nov. 16, 2020, noon
IDAHO FALLS – An unusual operation to capture and “translocate” dozens of marauding elk to a location northwest of Stanley, Idaho, ended up reenforcing the notion that the wild animal has a mind of its own.

Nov. 13, 2020, 9 p.m.
After an up-tempo and high-scoring first half, it looked like it would one of those games that whichever team had the ball last, would win. 

Nov. 12, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Despite dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic all season, Idaho high school football has reached the semifinal round of the state tournament. Three North Idaho schools are still fighting to reach an elusive state title game. 

Nov. 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
With the pandemic still shutting down high school sports in the state, it’s good to find a little normalcy.

Nov. 7, 2020, 6:45 p.m.
A midday snow that made the field sloppy wasn't going to be enough to slow down Mullan/St. Regis on Saturday. 

Nov. 6, 2020, 10:30 p.m.
Jack Prka has been talking about getting back to the state championship game all season long. His Coeur d'Alene Vikings are one step closer. 

Nov. 5, 2020, 3 p.m.
All season long, Coeur d'Alene has been pointing to the state playoffs – and specifically, the championship game – as the chance to prove their merit. Friday night, the Vikings will finally start that playoff march as they host Timberline of Boise at 7 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
As we inch closer to the scheduled resumption of high school sports in Washington, the state's governing board has further revised its criteria for returning to play this school year with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Oct. 30, 2020, 10:30 p.m.
Momentum is a funny thing in high school sports, especially come playoff time. At the start of the fourth quarter Friday night, it seemed like Post Falls had it.

Oct. 29, 2020, 8 p.m.
Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett hopes to see his Trojans get over the hump this season. A regular in the state playoffs the past few seasons, he'll lead his squad into a first-round game against perennial power Mountain View at home on Friday at 7 p.m. 

Oct. 29, 2020, 10:52 a.m.
Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators.

Oct. 29, 2020, 6 a.m.
The Deep Creek area of Riverside State Park was one of Jess Roskelley's favorite places in the area to climb. Soon, the first phase of a very practical tribute to one of the sport's finest will be completed there. 

Oct. 26, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
The Idaho state football and volleyball playoffs start Friday and several North Idaho teams are ready to contend for titles.

Oct. 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
Zach Johnson scored three touchdowns and visiting Lake City came back from a halftime deficit to beat Lewiston 36-12 in an Inland Empire League 5A game on Saturday.

Oct. 23, 2020, 10:30 p.m.
You would think playing a district title football game in a snowstorm would lead to a lot of handoffs, ball control and defense.

Oct. 22, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
It’s the last week of the regular season, meaning district titles and playoff spots are on the line in all classifications.

Oct. 22, 2020, 6 a.m.
For a big-mountain ski experience, Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is the place.

Oct. 16, 2020, 11 p.m.
Coeur d'Alene has its sights set high this season. As in, returning to the state title game – and winning – after falling to Rigby in the final last season.

Oct. 15, 2020, 4:45 p.m.
It seems like the season just started, but here we are in mid-October with playoffs spots on the line. Several North Idaho teams can punch their tickets for the state football playoffs on Friday, while others are trying to salvage their season for another week.

Oct. 12, 2020, 6 a.m.
Dishman Hills Conservancy is hosting the second annual Halloween Hike through the Enchanted Ravine.

Oct. 10, 2020, 4:45 p.m.
For more than 30 years in Spokane, Friday in the fall has meant two things: high school football and “Friday Night Sports Extra” on KXLY-TV.

Oct. 9, 2020, 10 p.m.
Jack Prka went 25 of 34 for 405 yards with five touchdown passes, including an 84-yard catch-and-run by Isaiah Griffin, and visiting Coeur d'Alene (5-0, 1-0) beat Lewiston (3-4, 0-1) in an Inland Empire League game on Friday.

Oct. 8, 2020, 4 p.m.
With most leagues in North Idaho comprised of only three or four teams, playoff seeds are at a premium. Every league game becomes magnified and even the first league contest can mean the difference between the playoffs or not.