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UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Locally: Area programs have strong showings at Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Awards

With Melisa Ates of Washington State and Marta Heinen of Eastern Washington leading the way, area programs made a strong showing when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2020 Division …


Playing through the pandemic: Derek Bayley has golf game in order, but coronavirus limits summer options

The former Washington State Cougar is playing some of his finest golf, but the virus’ widespread impact on the sport has Bayley contemplating the next step in his career, like …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Locally: Three area USA Softball-sanctioned girls fastpitch tournaments postponed

Three of the area’s longest-running USA Softball-sanctioned girls fastpitch tournaments have fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sun., May 3, 2020

Locally: Spokane’s Jerry Campbell to receive CFL honors

For eight of his 11 seasons in the Canadian Football League, Spokane’s Jerry “Soupy” Campbell enhanced his legendary status on and off the field in Ottawa, Ontario. In ceremonies scheduled …


UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020

Locally: Washington State women’s basketball adds pair of international players

A couple of international players, who Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge said can play all three guard positions, have signed with the Cougars’ 2020 recruiting class.


UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Locally: Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King signs with AHL’s Stockton Heat

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King has signed a professional contract with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.


UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020

Locally: Trio of Spokane Chiefs players land on WHL’s Western Conference All-Star team

Forward Adam Beckman, the Chiefs’ Player of the Year who led the WHL in scoring, and Ty Smith, who shared the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award, were named …


Locally: CC Spokane names new women’s basketball, volleyball coaches

Community Colleges of Spokane has filled coaching vacancies in two women’s sports.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Locally: Former Gonzaga standout Zykera Rice earns several honors in first professional season overseas

Impressive. In a word, that describes the rookie professional basketball season of Zykera Rice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State and NFL kicker Jason Hanson set for induction into College Football Hall of Fame

Surreal is the word Jason Hanson used to describe his journey from walk-on kicker at Washington State to stepping onto the big stage in New York City.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Locally: Three former Idaho athletes set for induction into North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame

Three former University of Idaho standouts and two individuals with strong ties to local high school sports comprise the 2020 inductees into the North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State great Jeanne Eggart Helfer to be inducted into Pac-12 Hall of Honor

Jeanne Eggart Helfer, the first woman to receive an athletics scholarship at Washington State in 1978 and a basketball and track and field standout for the Cougars, is the school’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

College baseball: Ryan Sullivan sparks Gonzaga in win over South Alabama

Gonzaga battled back from an early hole and ran away late in a 13-3 victory over South Alabama in a college baseball game Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.


Locally: Former Shadle Park standout Nick Hauger places ninth at 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Former Shadle Park standout Nick Hauger finished ninth, and was the fourth American, in the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup on Saturday in Langford, British Columbia.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Locally: Washington State, Eastern Washington volleyball players at U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts

The volleyball seasons of Eastern Washington’s Catelyn Linke and Washington State’s Hannah Pukis and Alexcis Lusby are resuming in mid-winter at the U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts this weekend …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Locally: Washington State women’s soccer adds Kevin Boyd as assistant coach

Washington State’s NCAA Women’s Final Four soccer program has reloaded. It’s coaching staff.


WSU baseball: Cougars score three in ninth to down Cal State Bakersfield

Garrett Gouldsmith’s two-out single in the top of the ninth inning plated Kyla Monzardo with the go-ahead run, and Washington State pulled away late for a 5-2 season-opening win over …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

As far apart as they all live, the curling world is fairly small

The composition of a curling team is often a fluid process, changing with players’ circumstances from year to year. Work complicates schedules. People move across the country. Family gets busier.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Locally: Spokane Shadow name Dan Philp coach of National Premier Soccer League team

Dan Philp, a longtime club coach in the Spokane Shadow organization, has been appointed the new head coach for the Shadow’s National Premier Soccer League team for the 2020 season.


Locally: Former Shadle Park, Portland runner Nick Hauger finishes fifth at USATF Cross Country Championships

Nick Hauger’s professional career is off and running, you should pardon the expression.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Jenni Hull retires from “dream job” with CC Spokane volleyball to spend more time with her family

When Jenni Hull interviewed for the volleyball coaching vacancy at Community Colleges of Spokane in the mid 2000s, she recalls telling then athletic director Maury Ray it was her dream …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Locally: Kyle Groves wins first Junior Bowlers Tour tournament of 2020

Kyle Groves saved his best for last to win the first Junior Bowlers Tour tournament of 2020 last Sunday at North Bowl.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Washington State extends volleyball coach Jen Greeny through June 2025

Washington State volleyball coach Jen Greeny has agreed to a contract extension, director of athletics Pat Chun announced Monday. The agreement will run through June of 2025.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Locally: Washington State soccer staff named NCAA Division 1 Women’s National Staff of the Year

Washington State’s ascent to the throne room in women’s soccer has brought a crowning honor to the Cougars.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Locally: Former Idaho, Coeur d’Alene High quarterback John Friesz named to inaugural Big Sky Hall of Fame class

A three-sport star at Coeur d’Alene, Friesz was a three-time All-American at Idaho, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior, and was one of the most prolific passers in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Area men’s basketball: Garrett White leads CC Spokane to Red Devils Classic final

Garrett White totaled 38 points and 11 rebounds, and CC Spokane beat Everett 94-84 Saturday in the semifinal of the Red Devils Classic in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Locally: Spokane Chiefs celebrate 35th anniversary with ‘Top 35’ list

The Spokane Chiefs have a new “best of …” list.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Locally: Whitworth players gather honors

Emiko Kahler, Whitworth’s senior outside hitter who was the Northwest Conference Player of the Year, has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2019 Division III All-West Region team.


Cross Country: John Dressel takes 7th at Division I Championships

John Dressel (Mt. Spokane) of Colorado finished seventh at the Division I Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, with a 10K time of 30:52.2. Gonzaga’s James Mwaura ran in 32:16.2 for …


Area basketball: Whitworth bounces back, beats Coe College

Garrett Paxton notched 17 points, Ben College added 16, and Whitworth beat Coe College 73-59 Saturday in the consolation game of the Lopata Classic in St. Louis.