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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Central Valley holds off Ferris in matchup of unbeaten Greater Spokane League football teams

Central Valley escaped as the team still without a blemish on its record, outlasting Ferris 17-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

College soccer notebook: Former Central Valley star Maggie Ames the latest in strong soccer bloodline at Concordia

Maggie Ames, a former Greater Spokane League MVP for the Bears, is already averaging 43 minutes a game as a true freshman.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Cameron Sheley helps Central Valley outrun Garfield; Bears overcome three-score deficit in fourth

Central Valley outscored Garfield 26-6 in the fourth quarter and pulled off a 40-39 comeback win over the visiting Bulldogs in a nonleague game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Central Valley picks up big road win at Bellevue

Matt Gabbert threw for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and Central Valley handled Bellevue 27-10 in a nonleague season opener for both.


Whether they’re eating up opposing defenses on the field or rummaging through the pantry, prep offensive linemen are always ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’

There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

State softball: Central Valley finds itself and returns to state tournament

CV lost two of its first four games but earned the league’s top seed into districts by sweeping the season series with University, including a 3-0 win in the regular-season …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley soars into state tournament

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley missed a golf practice recently, but he had a cool excuse. He was flying a Piper Cherokee 140-horsepower plane from Spokane to Moses Lake. Hadley caught …


CV girls credit eight straight GSL track and field championships to teamwork

At the start of every spring season, Central Valley girls track coach Geoff Arte posts a list of every athlete to have been part of the program since the 2010 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Prep track and field: Molly McCormick leads Central Valley’s charge at district qualifier

Molly McCormick has gripped a Greater Spokane League trophy each of the last four years.


Prep softball: University to host Central Valley in intense finale

There is no shortage of excitement when Central Valley and University High face off in a sport.


Boys soccer preview: Area teams ready to go, but fields slow to shape up

University boys soccer coach Mitch Weller summed it up best – Merkel is saving the soccer season.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

State 4A girls: Anika Chalich shoots Central Valley into 4th-place game

Anika Chalich scored a season-high 15 points and fourth-seeded Central Valley (22-4) outlasted seventh-seeded Inglemoor (21-8) in a State 4A consolation round game at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 12:51 a.m.

State 4A girls: Central Valley knocked off by Bellarmine Prep in repeat of 2017 quarterfinal

Bellarmine Prep’s Ciara Gatpatan scored 19 points and the sixth-seeded Lions knocked off fourth-seeded Central Valley 46-44, sending the defending state champions into the fourth-place bracket.


Women’s basketball notebook: Former Central Valley standouts Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull head to Palouse to take on Washington State

The first time former Central Valley guards Lacie and Lexie Hull returned to the Inland Northwest, Stanford’s twin freshmen were handed a rare loss.


Central Valley girls draw on experience, pull away from Glacier Peak in state regional

Tomekia Whitman scored 18 points with nine rebounds and fourth-seeded Central Valley pulled away to beat fifth-seeded Glacier Peak 59-44 in a 4A state regional game at University HS.


Steve Christilaw: We should celebrate the Central Valley girls basketball team

The greatest of sports streaks always have an end point.


Central Valley’s Mady Simmelink embraces new role as leader

To fully appreciate Mady Simmelink, you must watch her over the course of a game. Or two. Maybe even a full season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

GSL basketball: University boys, Central Valley girls come up with big wins in ‘Stinky Sneaker’ games

The University boys and Central Valley girls pulled off pivotal wins in the 25th annual battle for the “Stinky Sneaker” rivalry games at the Arena on Wednesday.


Prep notebook: Central Valley girls serve notice they won’t go quietly

The Greater Spokane League girls basketball title is still anyone’s title to grab, but Central Valley has made a statement that they don’t want to relinquish the crown just yet.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

GSL basketball: Aspyn Adams warms up to help Mt. Spokane knock off Central Valley

Roundup of Wednesday’s Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball action.


Year in review: 2018 a tough year to beat when it comes to success of local sports teams

From ESPN GameDay finally visiting Pullman to the success of Central Valley’s Lexie and Lacie Hull, here’s our top sports stories of 2018.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

GSL girls: Lewis and Clark ends Central Valley winning streak at 34 games

Roundup of Friday’s Greater Spokane League girls basketball action.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

State girls soccer: St. George’s claims 2B/1B title

Lydia Bergquist and Grace Harrill each scored a goal and St. George’s beat Kalama 2-0 to win the Washington State 2B/1B girls soccer championship Saturday at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: St. George’s beats Liberty Bell, advances to State 2B/1B championship

Roundup of Friday’s postseason prep girls soccer action


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: Central Valley meets Gonzaga Prep in battle for District 8 4A title

The second-seeded Central Valley Bears (15-0-1) and fourth-seeded Gonzaga Prep Bullpups (12-5-1) clash at Spokane Falls Community College Thursday at 7 p.m. to determine the District 8 4A title and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Prep football: Mead continues late-season surge with win over Central Valley to secure playoff spot

A midseason slump – back-to-back losses to Mt. Spokane and Gonzaga Prep – put the Panthers behind the eight-ball. But they recovered to finish with a flourish.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Girls soccer: Central Valley closes in on another undefeated regular season

After rocketing to a 10-0-1 record to begin the year, the Central Valley Bears are in prime position to complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Connor Halonen’s 5 TD runs lift Gonzaga Prep over Central Valley and back into GSL race

Led by Connor Halonen’s 232 rushing yards and five touchdowns, Gonzaga Prep handled visiting Central Valley 35-6 to move to 2-0 in league and send the Bears to 0-2.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Hunter Chodorowski bears the burden as Central Valley tops Mt. Spokane 31-14

Central Valley shook off a tough loss to Lewis and Clark last week and, after a slow first quarter, the Bears wore out the Wildcats 31-14 on Friday.


Pick 6: Mt. Spokane tries to defend perfect record in trip to Central Valley

Mt. Spokane gets one of its toughest draws of the season with a road game at Central Valley, which is anxious to bounce back from a stunning home loss.