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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

Oct. 23, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
With two weeks left in Washington and one in the Idaho, seemingly every game on the packed schedule will impact a league race in each of the classifications.

Oct. 18, 2019, 10:59 p.m.
Ryan Blair completed 20 of 25 pass attempts for 259 with four touchdown passes – three to Kaveh Abghari – and Mead beat Central Valley 35-19 in the late game at Albi Stadium on Friday. Four teams are tied with one league loss in the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks.

Oct. 18, 2019, 4:12 p.m.
Major League Baseball has provided a proposal to Minor League Baseball to drastically restructure the organization and maintenance of minor league teams, leagues, player contracts and the entry draft.

Oct. 17, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Brent Jones ran for 119 yards, Nate Schlosser had two touchdown runs and the Ferris Saxons blanked Gonzaga Prep 34-0 to draw even with the Bullpups in the GSL 4A standings with two games to play.

Oct. 16, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
University High twin sisters Tyler and Jacksen McCliment-Call orally committed to the University of Portland last week, with Gonzaga Prep’s Olivia Mayer committing to Eastern Washington.

Oct. 16, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Mead (12-2) hosts Central Valley (12-1) in a slowpitch softball doubleheader on Thursday with a league title and the top 4A seed to the District 8 tournament at stake. Mead won the state title in 2017.

Oct. 16, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
It’s hard to imagine there are just three weeks left in the football regular season, but here we are. The “finding out who we are” phase of the season is over and it’s time for teams to fight for fight for their playoff seeds.

Oct. 11, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
Chad Carlson rushed 21 times for 158 yards and Central Valley rebounded from a lopsided home loss last week to beat Mt. Spokane 27-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.

Oct. 10, 2019, 5:50 p.m.
It’s a 4A/3A week in the Greater Spokane League, so there are no playoff implications on the line – but there are a few interesting matchups.

Oct. 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
With the free and reduced lunch allowances for sports classification expected in November, area leagues are busy planning for contingencies.

Oct. 5, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Gonzaga Prep all-league wing Liam Lloyd announced his oral commitment to play basketball at Grand Canyon University via Twitter on Saturday.

Oct. 5, 2019, 6:11 p.m.
Keani Guthmueller rushed for 142 with touchdown runs of 1, 31 and 65 yards and hauled in two interceptions, and Lewis and Clark held off Post Falls 43-36 at Albi Stadium on Saturday.

Oct. 4, 2019, 11:07 p.m.
Ryan McKenna carried 18 times for 147 yards with touchdown runs of 76 and 22 yards and Gonzaga Prep topped visiting Mead 31-7 to remain unbeaten in league play.

Oct. 3, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
With all due respect to the three other teams in the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks, the league title could very well be determined by the three games between Mead, Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley this season – and the first one is this week.

Oct. 2, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Humphrey died early Wednesday morning, according to family. He was 79.

Sept. 30, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
North Central and Rogers football have struggled in recent years. The Greater Spokane League allowed both teams to avoid playing a full schedule against the 4A teams in the league this year and as a result, the pair were scheduled against each other twice – with the first of the two meetings a nonleague game.

Sept. 30, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
For high school sports, the local paper is still the primary place to get the previous day’s scores. It’s the only place to get them organized and together.

Sept. 27, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
Caleb Shawen carried 20 times for 181 yards and Mead outlasted Mt. Spokane 34-28 in a Greater Spokane League showdown at Albi Stadium on Friday.

Sept. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The annual “Battle of the Bell” doesn’t mean anything toward postseason play, but it’s a rivalry game unparalleled in the area, with a five-figure crowd expected at Albi Stadium on Friday night.

Sept. 23, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
Catching up with everything that you (or we) might have missed over the weekend in regional prep sports.

Sept. 20, 2019, 11:17 p.m.
Central Valley escaped as the team still without a blemish on its record, outlasting Ferris 17-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.

Sept. 19, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
Mead scored early, often, on the ground and through the air and handled Lewis and Clark 34-10 in the Greater Spokane League 4A opener at Albi Stadium on Thursday.

Sept. 19, 2019, 2:39 p.m.
Junior Tyson Degenhart, a first team all-Great Spokane League selection and all-state tourney pick, committed to Boise State basketball on Thursday.

Sept. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
There are only three undefeated teams left in the Greater Spokane League after two weeks of nonleague play – Central Valley and Ferris in the 4A ranks and Mt. Spokane in 3A. This week the league slate gets underway for the GSL with a couple of important early clashes. Game of the Week

Sept. 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
The Greater Spokane League has dominated fall slowpitch softball because since the reintroduction of the sport in 2005 it has been the only league competing.