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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Michigan upsets No. 13 Washington State women’s soccer behind two early goals

Sarah Stratigakis and Meredith Haakenson scored first-half goals as Michigan upset No. 13 Washington State 2-1 Friday at Lower Soccer Field.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Locally: ParaSport Spokane has impressive showing at 2019 Parapan American Games

Eight gold, four silver and one bronze. That’s the medal haul for a half-dozen members of ParaSport Spokane at the 2019 Parapan American Games last week in Lima, Peru.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver scores twice to lead No. 23 Washington State to women’s soccer win

Morgan Weaver scored twice in the first 12 minutes and No. 23 Washington State soccer routed Montana 6-0 on Friday night at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Locally: Travis Hughes, Jason Tebbets honored by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Hughes, the Mt. Spokane head coach since 2001, was named the 2019 NWCA High School Boys Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.


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: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Terry Gawlik hired as University of Idaho athletic director

Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletic director for sports administration at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired to head the University of Idaho athletics department.


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: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.


Idaho universities fall short of Title IX standards

Athletic programs at each of Idaho’s four publicly funded universities fell short of at least one aspect of federal Title IX standards, according to state data.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Locally: Bonners Ferry’s Emmaline Pinkerton named Idaho’s Spirit of Sport recipient

Emmaline Pinkerton has encountered more obstacles than a 400-meter hurdler on a cinder track as she has attempted to get her athletic career untracked at Bonners Ferry High School.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga’s varsity eight boats place fifth during first day of NCAA Championships

The Gonzaga women’s rowing team finished fifth in the varsity eight and second varsity eight races Friday during the first day of the NCAA Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center …


Bryce Miller: Time to rethink conversation about college athletes, compensation

Every telethon-sized paycheck sparks the debate anew, from Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney’s $93 million windfall to USA Today’s recent report that NCAA President Mark Emmert scooped up $2.9 million …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Locally: Former Northen Colorado standout Krystal Leger-Walker transferring to Washington State

Kamie Ethridge is being reunited with her former floor general.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State men cruise ahead in 110-meter hurdles at NCAA West Regional

Washington State’s Nick Johnson, Sam Brixey and Christapherson Grant all moved ahead in the men’s 110-meter hurdles after Friday’s first round at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Locally: Spokane’s April Johnston shines at USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships

Johnston, in her sixth year with Spokane’s Dynamic Gymnastics, was the Washington state vault champion for a third straight year.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Locally: Area collegiate tennis players to compete in NCAA singles and doubles championships

High national rankings have earned Gonzaga and Washington State’s top women’s tennis players invitations to the 2019 NCAA singles and doubles championships May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

Locally: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle named WCC women’s tennis Player of the Year

Sophie Whittle, as she did much of the season on the court, cleaned up when the West Coast Conference honored its women’s tennis players.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Locally: Spokane Jr. Chiefs players participate in prospects camp

Two members of the Spokane Jr. Chiefs’ 14U-A1 team that returned last week from the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in South Bend, Indiana, are in Irvine, California, this …


Bill Moos riding high at Nebraska in wake of big-time hires

Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Locally: Tyson McGuffin takes home two medals at International Indoor Pickleball Championship

McGuffin, the top-ranked pickleball player in the world, captured the gold medal in men’s open singles and teamed with his Selkirk Sports coach, Morgan Evans, to take silver in men’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Nominees announced for 57th annual North Idaho Sports Award Banquet

The guest speaker is former Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

‘We’ve all grown together’ Launching a women’s lacrosse team at Whitworth

On a college campus that lacked an organized lacrosse team, Delynnia Woitt set out to get one going.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann tees it up with best of the best at Augusta National Women’s Amateur

University of Idaho senior Sophie Hausmann’s young golf career is packed with highlights, including playing in the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. and British open amateurs. Make room for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Locally: Match Burnham, Justin Martin earn NAIA All-America honors

Match Burnham, a 6-foot-8 forward and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year, was honorable mention a season ago. He led the Fighting Saints into the Division I tournament championship …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Area roundup: Ernie Yake’s eighth-inning RBI lifts Gonzaga baseball to 5-4 win over Washington

Ernie Yake singled home Brett Harris in the bottom of the eighth inning and Michael Spellacy pitched a perfect ninth as Gonzaga topped Washington 5-4 in a nonconference game on …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Locally: Brendan Haight wins season’s final Junior Bowlers Tour tournament

Brendan Haight saved his best for last, collecting his first Junior Bowlers Tour victory in the final tournament of the season last Sunday at Cheney Bowl.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Locally: Omak’s Josh Fleming wins at Spokane Junior Bowlers Tour stop

Josh Fleming was rewarded for his 280-mile round trip from Omak last weekend to compete in the Spokane Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Lilac Lanes.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Locally: Spokane bowlers shine at Washington State High School Varsity Bowling Championship tournament

It went to the last ball in the 10th frame before Valley No. 1, comprised of students from West Valley and University, secured the Eastern Division I team title by …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Area roundup: Grace Kirscher leads Eagles women past Southern Utah

Sandpoint’s Grace Kirscher scored 16 points and Violet Kapri Morrow added 12 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night as Eastern Washington defeated Southern Utah 80-66 in Cheney. Jess McDowell-White scored …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Outside pay for college athletes gets committee OK

Proposal to allow college athletes to seek outside compensation moves forward with a change to keep Washington schools from being “guinea pigs” for a fight with the NCAA.