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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

North Idaho men’s basketball banned from next three postseasons; back-to-back NWAC Tournament titles vacated

The North Idaho College men’s basketball program and athletic department were hit with a bevy of stringent Northwest Athletic Conference sanctions Tuesday for league violations, including extra student-athlete benefits and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Former Zag pitcher Brandon Bailey enjoying success in Astros’ organization

Thus far in 2019, Brandon Bailey is 3-3 with a 3.51 earned-run average and 1.25 WHIP through 74


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

North Idaho College will face sanctions after NWAC denies appeal

North Idaho College lost its appeal Thursday to avoid Northwest Athletic Conference-issued sanctions for undisclosed violations, according to NIC president Rick MacLennan.


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Violet Kapri Morrow signs with pro team in Iceland

She should have an immediate positive impact. Breidablik won just one of 22 games last season, finishing last in the 12-team premier league.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene Little League falls to Oregon in Northwest regional championship game

Sprague LL, the Oregon representative, tied the game in the top of the sixth when Andrew Mhoon stole home following a CdA out.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Sources: North Idaho men’s basketball team faces severe sanctions for alleged NWAC violations

The Northwest Athletic Conference recently handed down sanctions to the North Idaho College men’s basketball program for a violation of the league’s bylaws, according to conference President Marco Azurdia, who …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene advances to title game of Little League World Series regional

Owen Field doubled and homered Friday as Coeur d’Alene avoided elimination at the Little League World Series Northwest regional with 14-9 win over Bothell, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Valley’s Presley Faherty wins three golds at U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase

In an event that combines theatrical artistry with the skill and technique of figure skating, Presley’s skating style and personality were in their element.


Reid Hatley wins Washington State Amateur title with eagle on first playoff hole

Hatley birdied holes three and six on the front nine and then birdied holes 10, 11 and 12 to begin the back.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Area roundup: Oregon hands Idaho first loss in Little League World Series regional

Gavin Price hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to lead Sprague Little League of Salem past Coeur d’Alene 8-5 at the Little League World Series Northwest regional on …


‘Just throw it in there’ – exploring the dynamics of the pitcher, catcher relationship

On a Friday night at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas, Alek Jacob stood alone on the mound, waiting for Brandon Harmon to join him.


Locally: Bob Castle named Whitworth’s interim softball coach for upcoming season

Director of athletics Tim Demant moved quickly to fill the position after Cristal Brown, who had been the head coach for eight seasons, resigned last week to become head coach …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane’s 13U Garco team earns spot in Babe Ruth World Series

From a 0-16 record to 49-10 and a trip to the Babe Ruth Baseball World Series.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Former Shadle Park distance runner Nick Hauger continues big goals with professional team

Before Nick Hauger kicked his way to West Coast Conference and West Regional cross country titles for the University of Portland, the Shadle Park graduate wasn’t sure where he’d rank …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Rathdrum’s Brian Rounds will be umpire at Little League World Series

The noble pursuit of conducting oneself in a professional manner does have at least one pitfall no matter the occupation. It’s the unshakable instinct that one’s performance must match the …


Jim Meehan: Age no handicap for Hangman Valley ladies-club members Virginia Danke, June Syverson

You can find the two nonagenarians hitting fairways, dropping putts and wowing playing partners most Wednesdays in the 9-hole ladies club at Hangman Valley.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Ex-MLB All-Star Mark Mulder runs away with The Showcase celebrity golf title

Golf, live music, a beer garden, food vendors and yard games helped provide an entertaining atmosphere for an event that’s raised over $13 million for Community Cancer Fund since its …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Locally: Former Whitworth runner Andrew Bloom awarded postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA

Andrew Bloom, a Whitworth graduate who was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American and three-time Google Cloud Academic All-American, was awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Youth notebook: Mt. Spokane Wild sending trio of teams to American Legion state tournaments

Mt. Spokane Wild are sending a team to state in each of the three American Legion baseball divisions.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Star-studded field set to take on Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course at the Showcase celebrity tournament

The most valuable player of the Showcase celebrity golf tournament has been the money – over $13 million raised for the Community Cancer Fund.


Area roundup: Idaho Vandals basketball signs Gabe Quinnett

Moscow High star Gabe Quinnett is joining the Idaho men’s basketball team for the 2019-20 season, the Vandals announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Scott Erdmann wins three-man playoff to capture Rosauers Open title

Scott Erdmann played the par-5 18th at Indian Canyon twice in the pro-am earlier in the week and four times during the Rosauers Open Invitational. His scores: eagle, birdie, birdie, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

After defeating death, Spokane’s Terrance McKinney has his sights set on Ultimate Fighting Championship glory

Half of Terrance McKinney’s lower right leg was straight, but the other half was gruesomely parallel to the mat.


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Jared Lambert surges into Rosauers Open lead with 6-under 65

Jared Lambert will tee off Sunday in the final group as the leader in a PGA Pacific Northwest Section major.


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Locally: Spokane’s Kathleen Burns set for Washington Officials Association Hall of Fame induction

Kathleen Burns of Spokane has accumulated a mantle full of awards in 45 years of softball umpiring.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Four-time champ Corey Prugh leads Rosauers Open by one stroke after first-round 65

Corey Prugh’s pursuit of a fifth Rosauers Open Invitational title is off to a good start but he has a lot of company on the leaderboard.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Dick Barton Memorial Race to take place at Stateline Speedway

10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Locals gear up for USA Roller Sports National Championships in Spokane

Teenage speed skater Lucas Kinney had previously punched his ticket to the USA Roller Sports National Championships, but the Central Valley student couldn’t make the trek to Nebraska.