Stories tagged: sports columnist
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
The game of football loves its blood lines.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Some are referees. Others are umpires. Still more go by (something) judge. Some are casually referred to as zebras while others are simply “Blue.”
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Some things in Nature are just plain awe-inspiring. Mountains. Lakes. Beaches.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
College recruiting is like panning for gold, Christilaw says. Recruiters sift through hundreds of players before they find the right nugget.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
The greatest of sports streaks always have an end point.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
We throw words around so often that they too-often lose some of the impact.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Steve Christilaw: Former Spokane boxer Andrea Kallas passing on love of sport to youngsters in Washington, D.C.
Spokane women’s boxing great Andrea Kallas is passing on her love and knowledge of the sport to children at a Washington, D.C., parochial school.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
We might not be as avid as our neighbors north of the border, but we have always loved our hockey here in the upper left-hand corner of the country.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
Raising a child is expensive. But raising an athlete?
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
There are days when you just have to wonder just what, exactly, is wrong with some people.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Steve Christilaw: Fall season kicks off, some players will set themselves apart, and all deserve praise
Yes, it’s technically still August for another day and summer remains in full swing.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
If job security is a priority for you, if you like knowing where your next paycheck is coming from and you like the idea of a nice, secure retirement someday, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
There’s an old joke that says “everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018
I try to keep track of the young athletes I write about.
Thu., July 19, 2018
The crystal ball shows this happening any day now: kids everywhere will learn to flop like the best of them
Thu., July 12, 2018
You reach a certain age when nostalgia becomes commonplace.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018
There’s something mythical about riding a bus.
Thu., June 21, 2018
There are moments that make you just plain feel old.
Thu., June 7, 2018
I was told early on that the phoenix, the bird, was a character of mythology and later a character from the Harry Potter novels. … But six decades and counting …
Thu., May 24, 2018
There are teachers and coaches I wish my grandkids could have the chance to learn from and play for as they grow up.
Thu., May 17, 2018
Eras come and eras go. In a twist of logic, it’s generally the going that sets and defines the era. Apparently it’s difficult to recognize an era when you are …
Thu., May 10, 2018
But I do have a healthy appreciation for actual well-rounded athletes.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018
One of the things that comes to us with age is a new perspective. I’m not sure when it changed, but I suddenly found that my measurement of a place …
Thu., April 26, 2018
There are more than a few numbers that will forever be identified with something related to sports. They are the true magic numbers, digits that transport memory to another time …
Thu., April 19, 2018
The coaching carousel has been extra sweet for Freddie Rehkow. The Central Valley coach was named Monday the National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the National …
Tue., April 17, 2018
In 1951, Bobby Thomson hit the “Shot Heard ’Round The World” in the ninth inning as the New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant.
Thu., April 5, 2018
Oh, do we so love champions.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
I have a love-hate relationship with labels.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
The first high school wrestling match I ever attended is burned forever in my memory.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
Some days are harder than others. Especially the ones that come after you reach the end of a long, hard road. The day after.