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Stories tagged: prep sports

Locally: Officials, athletes pile up year-end awards, career honors

Jim Northcott of Spokane, a football official for more than four decades, has been elected to the prestigious Pac-12 Conference Football Officiating Field of Honor.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Locally: Community Colleges of Spokane set to induct large group into Athletics Hall of Fame

A former coach, 10 athletes and two teams will be in the spotlight when basketball, track and field and cross country share the dais for the Community Colleges of Spokane’s …

Prep track and field: Central Valley’s Samara Nelson aims for state titles, school records

The three to four trips to Rathdrum each week for practice, beginning last summer through the winter, and the countless repetitions have positioned Central Valley thrower Samara Nelson to go …

UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 5:46 p.m.


Wally Heidenson, who is retiring after 37 seasons as tennis coach at Community Colleges of Spokane, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year for …

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Local briefs: Mead grad Maddy Underwood honored by CSU Monterey Bay

Maddy Underwood of Mead was named the Cal State University Monterey Bay Female Athlete of the Year, recognizing her for a senior season in which she led the volleyball team …

UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

John Blanchette: Displaying character off the field deserves a few award nominations

The Spokane Sports Commission has put out the call for nominations for the annual Spokane Youth Sports Awards it hands out each June in partnership with SWX. They’re to honor …

Track and field roundup: Isaiah Strong leads Pullman over East Valley in GNL dual

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep track and field action from across the region.

Tennis roundup: Blake Hansen, Andrew Walker lead Ferris boys over Lewis and Clark

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep tennis action from across the region.

Soccer roundup: Caden Martin scores overtime winner to lead Ferris over Central Valley

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep soccer action from across the region.

Softball roundup: Hannah Wampler, Kelsey Gumm lead Central Valley past Gonzaga Prep to remain unbeaten

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep softball action from across the region.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Baseball roundup: Parker Druffel leads Colton to nonleague win over Orofino

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep baseball action from across the region.

Locally: Gonzaga’s Chandler Smith earns prestigious academic honor

Chandler Smith, who led Gonzaga in minutes played last season as a redshirt junior, has been named to the Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete Team by the DI-AAA Athletics Directors Association.

Prep softball roundup: West Valley pounds Ferris

Prep softball roundup:

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Locally: Jakobe Ford off to great start at Everett Community College

The Everett Community College freshman Jakobe Ford, a Shadle Park alum, broke a 43-year-old school record and 14-year-old stadium and meet records by winning the high jump at 7 feet,

Locally: Basketball, volleyball, baseball honors bestowed among local athletes

Taylor Mims and Alexis Dirige of Washington State have been selected to the 12-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Volleyball Team-Europe Tour that will compete in the 14th annual European Global …

UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Locally: Three area players named to NAIA All-America teams

It was, indeed, an All-American season for

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Locally: Sam Merriman, Sherriden May headline list of Idaho Hall of Fame inductees

Former University of Idaho football greats Sam Merriman and Sherriden May and two former Silver Valley high school stars from the 1950s and ’60s will be inducted into the Idaho …

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Locally: Area athletes earn numerous achievement awards in basketball, track, wrestling

Brianna King of Spokane picked up at Montana Western this season right where she left off at Community Colleges of Spokane last season.

WSU’s Schoenlein will compete for U.S. Volleyball team

Washington State Cougars outside hitter Casey Schoenlein was named one of 31 players who will compete as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Minneapolis, USA Volleyball announced on Monday.

Steve Christilaw: The good refs earn respect, even when you don’t like the call

You can’t spend a career watching games without having a relationship with stripes, refs, officials and umpires and line judges and the rest of good-hearted men and women who take …

Christilaw: Coaches’ influence felt far beyond the field

I’m talking about the men and women who dedicate themselves to coaching high school kids in a myriad of sports. They all have my respect and some my profound admiration.

Valley grads making plays at regional colleges

A pair of Lady Bears played a role in bringing Eastern Washington its first Big Sky Conference women’s soccer championship Sunday and will take the field when the Eagles cash …

Prep roundup: East Valley claims district title in girls soccer

Prep roundup: Micaela Verdal found the net in the 17th minute and the East Valley Knights held on for a 1-0 victory over the Clarkston Bantams in the District 7 …

Christilaw: Balance needed in prep footbal

Football is a numbers game. The players all wear numbers, they are ranked and measured by numbers and scores are kept numerically. Sometimes, the numbers don’t add up.

CV’s Walter will stay in the game for one more year

“I’m going to give it another year – one more year,” Walter said. “I work with great people and we have a great group of kids here. That makes the …

Valley high schools poised for fruitful softball season

Rundown of Spokane Valley fast-pitch softball teams

West Valley coach will retire after girls basketball season

Lorin Carlon turns 70 years old this month and will hang up his whistle after the girls basketball season at West Valley ends.

Drew Swank’s family appeals the dismissal of concussion-related lawsuit

The family of a Valley Christian School football player who died of brain trauma in 2009 following a game injury has appealed a judge’s decision last year to dismiss their …

Athletic training a breeze next to toddlers’ activity levels, studies show

Fall practice is underway at area high schools, and coaches are busily putting their players through rounds and rounds of exercises designed to get their teams into top condition for …

Volleyball heats up in summer for some schools

Summers at University High School is one of those phrases people can take a number of ways. On the one hand, the summer season is a hub of activity in …