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A Grip on Sports: WIAA’s plan for high school sports includes a great deal of hope virus numbers fall

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember the ads for movie sequels? “Rambo 17. This time it’s personal.” The emphasis was always on the last word. The same can be said …


A Grip on Sports: With Washington high school football in flux, the ramifications reach beyond the border

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s odd, but we hadn’t thought of the butterfly effect in years. But this morning, while thinking about the virus and high school football, a …


A Grip on Sports: The new-look for Joe Albi Stadium moves forward while virus numbers don’t, putting a question mark on school sports’ return

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, the crystal ball is cloudy, but today seems like a good day to look ahead. After all, what else is there to do on …


A Grip on Sports: There will be more continuity in Washington high school hoop rules next year and that’s a good thing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a while, but today we are delving into the labyrinth that is high school rules. Yep, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association held its …


A Grip on Sports: A couple of local high school stars, and college standouts, part of the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s about time. Adam Morrison, who helped change Gonzaga’s basketball trajectory nationally, and Brad Walker, the U-Hi graduate whose pole-vaulting trajectory was unmatched in this …


West Valley coach, son remain hopeful for football season

Craig Whitney laughs. “This is the longest I’ve ever been away from West Valley,” he says.


A Grip on Sports: Over the years, Spokane has turned out some all-time great boys high school basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the fun parts of social media – as opposed to the ugly aspects deplored by everyone – is its ability to tap into …


A Grip on Sports: Is there any way to get Fridays off this time of year? After all, the sports weekend has started already

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So much to do. Flu shot, rake leaves, check when daylight savings ends, buy candy, plan the weekend. Fall Fridays. Love them.


A Grip on Sports: It’s time to say goodbye to Denny Humphrey, another friend who shared a love of basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not every morning is a happy one. Sad news delivered late in the evening can impact the next day, that’s for sure. Such is the …


Grip on Sports: Washington’s high school football championships will no longer be in the Tacoma Dome

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The high school football season seems a long way off, what with summer vacation not even underway for our local schools. The WIAA, however, has …


Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

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 …


Grip on Sports: There is nothing worse than a life lost way too young. Nothing.

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s ugly outside. Really ugly. It fits. Once again we are dealing with a life lost way too soon. Read on.


Grip on Sports: There is a lot to like about winter and winter sports, but snow messing with schedules isn’t one of them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the seasons wear on (us), there are a few thoughts that come to mind about winter. We decided to share them, without some of …


Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: The WIAA makes another attempt to bring some balance to high school sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to high school sports, every school just wants an opportunity to compete. How to ensure it happens is something high school administrators …


Prep volleyball: Logan Reed helps Oakesdale advance to state tournament over Pomeroy

Roundup of Friday’s prep volleyball action from across the region


Steve Christilaw: Cheerleaders necessary in all aspects of life

They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Prep football: Hunter Tiffany’s two touchdowns helps West Valley clinch Great Northern League crown

Hunter Tiffany rushed for 61 yards with two touchdowns and visiting West Valley (8-1, 4-0) defeated East Valley (0-8, 0-4) 34-14 on Friday in the Great Northern League. West Valley …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Prep volleyball: Lake City advances to Idaho 5A State semifinals with two wins

Roundup of Friday’s prep volleyball action from across the region


Grip on Sports: The calendar says it is time for a little basketball spirit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The only thing that really tells you it is mid-January around these parts is the basketball on TV. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It wasn’t time then, it is now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Talk about a blast from the past. Joe Albi Stadium is in the news again. And the idea is to replace it. It’s an idea …


Veteran spokane-area sports official tries to remain in background

The two teams facing off in Saturday’s State Class 4A championship football game, eventual state champ Richland and Woodinville, already were a band of brothers long before they headed to …


St. George’s establishing itself as State B soccer juggernaut

The Dragons had rolled into the final four, looking for their third consecutive title. After surviving a brutal semifinal match with archrival Preston, the boys threw everything but the mascot …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

CV soccer coach hopes to build program to one of the best in the state

Central Valley High soccer coach aims to help the girls program, as well as the boys program, into one of the best in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Win over Gonzaga Prep carries lesson for Central Valley team

Central Valley pounded out a rare win at home over Gonzaga Prep last week.


Grip on Sports: Common sense wins out as an Oregon school welcomed into Washington high school ranks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners took Monday off. But the wheel in the sky kept on turning, and its journey allowed us to shine a light on other …


EV’s Fisher continues strong season at Pasco invite

We are coming into the time of the spring track season where numbers begin to pop.


Grip on Sports: New state high school tournament format a compromise, and that’s not a bad thing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State high school basketball tournaments begin today at three sites. Why is that news? For the past few years they would not have …


Bill Pierce’s prep almanac: 1943 Lewis and Clark Tigers

Coach Squinty Hunter and Lewis and Clark had a great basketball season in 1943. With the win over Rogers to close out City League play, the Tigers posted the first …