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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Steve Christilaw: When it comes to running marathons, it’s exhilarating to share in friends’ passions

Another friend posted his time from a weekend marathon, explaining that it was both a personal record at the distance (26.22 miles, to be exact), and a qualifying time for …


Steve Christilaw: Price of head protection thorny issue for football

If you want to know what someone values, take a look at what they prioritize.


Steve Christilaw: After 16 years, Valley Girl Triathlon will make its final run

There comes a time in most careers when you have to think about timing and that fragile balance between an abundance of different issues.


Steve Christilaw: Class 4A fastpitch tourney impressive

A state tournament is supposed to be a final sprint to the finish line. Never a straight line, of course – there always are hurdles to overcome and battles to …


Steve Christilaw; Mental component vital to success in sports

I dropped by The Creek at Qualchan Wednesday morning to watch the State Class 4A boys golf tournament tee off.


Steve Christilaw: Reader feedback almost always welcome

There’s an odd phenomenon that comes with writing for a daily newspaper. It’s called silence.


Steve Christilaw: Baseball full of ups, downs, surprises

Some great minds and even better wordsmiths have tackled the game of baseball.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Steve Christilaw: High school rivalries breed serious respect, friendship

Athletic rivals show compassion time and time again in Spokane and Spokane Valley.


Steve Christilaw: Imagine Gonzaga versus Villanova again

I found myself walking across the Gonzaga University campus the other day, and as always, I was struck by how much the school’s architecture has changed over the years.


Steve Christilaw: Learning to win part of process

Winning doesn’t just happen. It’s a learned thing.


Steve Christilaw: Let’s give Gonzaga, and women’s basketball as a whole, its due

Sometimes you just have to take the news and turn it on its head to get its relevance.


Steve Christilaw: Coaches, mentors know how to instill confidence

It’s an exercise that came up with my family – a question that you have to really think about before you offer an answer. What do you know?


Steve Christilaw: Cross country titles impressive

Numbers are a funny thing.


Steve Christilaw: Coaching role as a family figure is growing

There’s a lot to be said for style.


Steve Christilaw: Recalling Spokane’s volleyball pioneers

It’s time to start cranking the volume up in the gym.


Steve Christilaw: Let’s enjoy, and learn from, women’s sports

Perhaps it’s just because I vividly remember those early days of Title IX. Or maybe it’s because I grew up listening to stories about how girls basketball was more popular …


Steve Christilaw: It’s not graceful, but old age happens

We all think about getting old.


Steve Christilaw: Contrast to big egos? Try Special Olympics

There is a very good reason why the world plays soccer in open-air stadiums. It’s the only way you can fit Cristiano Ronaldo’s ego onto a pitch.


Steve Christilaw: In the real world, losses can be permanent

In the world of sports, we like to track losses. Oh, we like to talk about winning, but the only context we have for framing a discussion about wins is …


Steve Christilaw: Year at Freeman defines resiliency of human spirit

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Steve Christilaw: A recipe for success on the playing field

I collect things.