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Locally: Bob Castle named Whitworth’s interim softball coach for upcoming season

Director of athletics Tim Demant moved quickly to fill the position after Cristal Brown, who had been the head coach for eight seasons, resigned last week to become head coach …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Youth notebook: Mt. Spokane Wild sending trio of teams to American Legion state tournaments

Mt. Spokane Wild are sending a team to state in each of the three American Legion baseball divisions.


A Grip on Sports: One of baseball’s true nice guys finally finishes first

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Forgot about step backs and dropped popups. Today is about celebrating the Mariners’ past. More precisely, today is about celebrating Edgar Martinez and his Mariner …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Sounders 18U girls make it to quarterfinals at US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals

Spokane Sounders 18U girls had the best showing of five area teams that qualified for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals last month in Boise.


Youth notebook: Jordan Rabe, Jailyn Strauss win Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Scholarship Awards

Jordan Rabe of Northwest Christian and Jailyn Strauss of Ferris, all-stars on the field and Spokane Scholars honorees off, were named 2019 recipients of the Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association …


UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title

Kinsley Washington’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted UCLA past Oklahoma 5-4, and the Bruins won the championship series 2-0. It is UCLA’s 13th national title …


Huskies bow out of softball series on Rachel Garcia’s walk-off HR for UCLA

Rachel Garcia hit a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th inning and threw a shutout as UCLA beat Washington 3-0 in 10 innings to reach the championship series.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Taran Alvelo strikes out 16; Washington tops Oklahoma State 1-0 at Women’s College World Series

Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

North Idaho softball team relished winning second straight NWAC Tournament title near campus

The setting was familiar for North Idaho College softball coach Don Don Williams, but the stakes were different.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Prep softball: Post Falls shortstop Bubba Gleaves will pursue dream of Ivy League education

Nobody envisioned that when Bailey Gleaves left Post Falls it would be on a transcontinental, 2,500-mile trek. The shortstop known as “Bubba” by friends and family hadn’t even considered it.


Grip on Sports: No reason to get defensive about the area’s college football results this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. Again. But unlike last Sunday, every college football fan in the Inland Northwest woke up this morning with a smile on their …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Local briefs: Grey Sox of Spokane win world championship

Spokane has a world masters slowpitch softball champion. Grey Sox returned from the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week with the title in the …


U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …


U.S. beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

Pitcher Rachel Garcia drives in the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Youth sports notebook: Spokane Stealth-Tibbits leads showing at softball tournament

Spokane Stealth-Tibbits placed second in 16U B to lead the showing of four Spokane-area teams in the National Softball Association (NSA) girls fastpitch Northwest World Series last weekend in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Plenty of competitive fire left in the tanks of players in the Spokane Senior Softball League

Injuries are common, home runs are rare and the fun is evident in this five-team, 65-and-older softball league that ends its season with a championship series.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State distance runners Chandler Teigen, Kaili Keefe qualify for NCAA Championships

Washington State 1,500-meter runners Chandler Teigen and Kaili Keefe qualified for the NCAA Championships Saturday during the third and final day of the NCAA West Regional track and field meet …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

State 1B softball: Sarah Bradshaw throws two-hit shutout, ACH wins 1B championship

Sarah Bradshaw tossed a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks and the Warriors (24-3) knocked off Quilcene 11-0 in six innings to claim the state 1B championship at …


State 1A softball: Olivia Charbonneau helps Lakeside rout Elma in title game

Olivia Charbonneau hit a three-run homer and Lakeside (20-7) routed Elma 19-9 in the state 1A championship game at Columbia Playfield in Richland.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

State 2B softball: Mattea Nelson, Northwest Christian blank Napavine to claim championship

Northwest Christian senior pitcher Mattea Nelson wasn’t taking any chances at Kiwanis Park on Saturday afternoon.


Area roundup: Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualifies for NCAA track and field championships

Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday by setting a personal best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles during the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


Prep state previews: Area teams set to spread over state in hopes of bringing home titles this weekend

There are plenty of teams left in the baseball and softball state playoffs, with tennis and track and field this weekend as well. Here’s a look at all of the …


Prep softball: Inchelium wins 1B district championship; ACH, Pomeroy, Colton also headed to state

Four teams qualified for state out of the District 5-6-7-9 1B tournament, with Inchelium defeating Almira/Coulee-Hartline 6-3 in the championship game at Medical Lake on Monday.


North Idaho College nearly sweeps NWAC titles

Monday was quite a day for North Idaho College as the Cardinals won NWAC championships in softball, men’s golf and women’s golf.


Area roundup: Top-seeded North Idaho softball wins twice at Northwest Athletic Conference Championships

Kalyna Korok and Ashlyn Winn carried the hot bats and Madi Mott dominated on the mound Saturday as the top-seeded North Idaho softball team won twice during the Northwest Athletic …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Area roundup: First-place Stanford piles up late runs to overwhelm Washington State in baseball

Beau Branton finished 4 for 4 with three runs batted in and Tristan Beck worked six strong innings Friday as third-ranked Stanford strolled past Washington State 10-1 to open a …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Area roundup: Local runners Andrew Gardner, Tanner Anderson place second at Pac-12 Championships

Distance runners with local connections produced runner-up finishes Saturday during the opening day of the Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Stanford, California.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Prep softball playoffs: Gianna McCoy’s RBI advances Central Valley to District 8 championship

Roundup of Saturday’s softball playoff action from across the region.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Area roundup: Eastern Washington sprinters thrive at Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington senior Rebecca Tarbert won the women’s 100-meter run and EWU’s men captured the 400 relay as the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up in …