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Steve Christilaw
FREELANCE COLUMNIST
Steve Christilaw steve.christilaw@gmail.com

Steve Christilaw is a freelance columnist who writes a regular sports column for the Voice publications.


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News >  Spokane
Nov. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Through the first two games of the season the Wildcats had run, well, wild. Senior do-everything-back Kannon Katzer had run for 471 yards and scored nine touchdowns.

Nov. 6, 2019, midnight
Jacob Easton is going it alone, something he’s done twice before: The University senior is headed to the Class 4A state cross country meet as the school’s lone representative.

Oct. 24, 2019, midnight
Ferris threw a cross-body block on the battle for the Greater Spokane League 4A football title by shutting out Gonzaga Prep, 34-0 last week. That, combined with Mead’s win over Central Valley, created a four-way tie for first place with two games to play.

Oct. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Bad games. Teams have them from time to time. The measure of a program, of a team, lies in how quickly it can turn the page, put it in the rear view mirror and get on with business.

Oct. 9, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
The old adage, often misquoted, says that “the proof of the pudding is in the tasting.”

Oct. 4, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene would be hard pressed to find a nonleague opponent it was more familiar with than Central Valley.

Oct. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
In Alex Bray’s first two seasons as girls soccer coach at Ferris, the Saxons have learned all about what it means to come up just a tad short.

Sept. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
From watching three older brothers play under Deer Park’s “Friday Night Lights” to his own time as a running back for the Stags, the home field is a revered place to Matthew Jorgensen.

Sept. 18, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
He’s used to the question. It’s one he’s heard thousands of times by now. When your name is uncommon, and Alyjouah is all of that, people are going to ask for help pronouncing it.

Sept. 13, 2019, 11:20 p.m.
Kannon Katzer is healthy, and that news will give the rest of the Greater Spokane League a major headache all season long. The Mt. Spokane all-purpose back rushed for 213 yards, caught five passes for another 60, and scored four touchdowns as the Wildcats walloped Moses Lake 34-13 in nonleague play in the Friday nightcap at Albi Stadium.

Sept. 13, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Alyjouah Rollins caught touchdown passes of 7, 68 and 79 yards and West Valley scored 21 unanswered points to earn a 28-19 victory over Shadle Park at Albi Stadium on Friday.

Sept. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
David Chambless, the second-year football coach at Rogers High School, is working hard to get more players out for his Greater Spokane League squad.

Sept. 4, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Coach Craig Whitney is no doubt glad his West Valley Eagles have earned a little preseason praise. The Seattle Times’ preseason rankings have them ranked No. 6 in Class 2A – as much a recognition of the team’s 31-5 record over the last three seasons as it is a prediction for the season ahead.

Sept. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
At a recent birthday celebration in their Vinegar Flats neighborhood, Rick Freehan sat on a sofa next to his wife, Carole, and chatted about typical neighborhood topics. A sighting of young beavers playing in Latah Creek. A neighbor’s adventures mixing sheep and goats.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
“The kids are doing good with all this, they understand that we have their best interests at heart here,” West Valley football coach Craig Whitney said. “We want kids to enjoy the game, but we aren’t going to risk the rest of their life to do that and I think the kids understand that.”

News >  Spokane
Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
The game of football loves its blood lines.

Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
I am one of those people who has spent their entire career trying hard to avoid meetings.

Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
John Moir expected to see a big jump in popularity in his girls cross country program after winning West Valley’s third state championship last fall.

Aug. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
The average age of the 47 umpires working the Hall of Fame baseball tournament for 12-year-olds in Cooperstown, N.Y., is somewhere around 40 years old.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some are referees. Others are umpires. Still more go by (something) judge. Some are casually referred to as zebras while others are simply “Blue.”

Aug. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some things in Nature are just plain awe-inspiring. Mountains. Lakes. Beaches.

July 31, 2019, 4:21 p.m.
Another friend posted his time from a weekend marathon, explaining that it was both a personal record at the distance (26.22 miles, to be exact), and a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon for his age group. I hope he gets the chance to run in Boston. For a runner, that’s the one you dream of running someday. But on this particular Sunday I was in awe.

July 24, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Anyone who’s ever spent a prolonged amount of time in the Tri-Cities knows what a summer along the Columbia River means.

July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Three triathletes share what the Valley Girl meant to them. The 16th annual Valley Girl Triathlon, which moved to Medical Lake from Liberty Lake last year, on Sunday will be the final running of the area’s first women-only triathlon.

July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you want to know what someone values, take a look at what they prioritize.