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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

March 22, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Wednesday night’s World Baseball Classic championship game, pitting the U.S. against Puerto Rico, had a local-to-Spokane flair with three former Indians on the rosters of the two teams.

March 21, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto participated in pitcher’s fielding practice in a lighthearted competition – and showed the kids a thing or two.

March 8, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
The Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament kicks off on Thursday – with the women on Saturday – at Everett Community College, and the local teams are poised to make some noise through this weekend and into next, when the brackets are trimmed to the respective Final Fours.

Feb. 28, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
The fifth-seeded Northwest Christian boys are a senior-laden team looking to repeat as State 2B champs. They’ll be joined by two other local squads: 11th-seeded St. George’s and No. 12 Liberty. NWC (23-1, 16-0) won the Northeast 2B League going away while St. George’s (17-8) finished in second in the North Division behind the Crusaders. Liberty (18-6) won the South Division.

Feb. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
The State 1B brackets, above all other state tournament groupings, has the most local flavor in terms of sheer numbers. There are five area girls teams in the tourney at the Spokane Arena this week, while four boys teams qualified for states.

Feb. 25, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Chase Burnham led Liberty with 26 points, Tyler Haas scored all of his 17 points in the second half, and the Lancers advanced to the State 2B tournament next weekend at the Arena with a 79-69 win over White Swan on Saturday at University HS.

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
The Community Colleges of Spokane men’s basketball team is making some waves this season in the ultra-competitive Northwest Athletic Conference.

Feb. 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Between development of once-wild lands and the ever-expanding sprawl of the suburbs, and a general apathy toward the sport from an over-stimulated younger generation, traditional hunting camps across the country are being phased out in favor of day trips on public lands, pricy and exclusive hunt clubs or even more expensive options such as guided tours or stocked ranches.

Feb. 6, 2017, 8 a.m.
Almost all Washington leagues have wrapped up and the district and subregional brackets have been assigned, while Idaho is still sorting things out. Here’s a look at the Greater Spokane and Great Northern Leagues stack up heading into regionals.

Feb. 3, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
With the final weekend of league play upon us and the start of Districts next week, here’s a look at some of the biggest prep basketball games this weekend and how the league races stack up.

Jan. 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
It’s the last week of the regular season across all the leagues in Washington and most of Idaho, though Inland Empire 5A girls districts start on Friday. There are some intriguing matchups this week including in Southeast 1B girls, where Oakesdale is ranked No.1 and hosts perennial state champ and second-ranked Colton with the league title on the line on Saturday.

Jan. 27, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, here’s a look at some of the biggest prep basketball games this weekend and how the league races stack up.

Jan. 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
The Gonzaga Prep boys moved two games ahead of the pack in the Greater Spokane League, the Clarkston and Freeman boys stayed undefeated in their leagues, and the Northeast 2B girls race crowded significantly.

Jan. 20, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
With league races heating up, here’s a look at some of the biggest prep basketball games in the area this weekend.

Jan. 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
It was a typically wild mid-January weekend for area basketball league races.

Nov. 28, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
It’s a rarity that a high school basketball team returns two all-league players, including the reigning league MVP. It’s ever rarer still that one has already signed a letter of intent to play Division I and the other – a four-year starter at that – will already have his associate’s degree by the time he graduates high school.

Oct. 28, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
It took two extra days and several bags of drying compound, but University finally got its slowpitch softball championship. Kylee Hughes went 3 for 3 with a home run, Kirsten Anstrom had three hits and scored twice and University beat visiting Mead 10-1 in the Greater Spokane League slowpitch softball title on Friday.

July 11, 2015, midnight
Temperatures throughout the area were in the mid-80s to low-90s across the region once again, but Frontier Ice Arena in Coeur d’Alene helped cool off those who gathered to support Hockey Fest 2015 at its signature event on Friday. The arena was the site of a charity all-star game featuring some of the biggest names in the history of hockey, current and former NHL players and favorites from the Spokane Chiefs.

July 10, 2015, 11:13 p.m.
Frontier Ice Arena was the site of a charity all-star game Friday featuring some of the biggest names in the history of hockey, current and former NHL players and favorites from the Spokane Chiefs.

Oct. 5, 2014, midnight
I’ve been a fan of the Washington Redskins since I was a child. One of my first memories was Super Bowl VII, huddled around a small black and white television in our home in suburban Virginia. I was in high school and college during the championship years of Joe Gibbs and the Hogs and believed it was my birthright for my team to win the division.  As an adult, I had season tickets for a couple of years until the misery associated with 10-hour Sundays got too much to bear. I understand the feeling of camaraderie with fellow fans and the euphoria when the team wins the big game.