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Steve Christilaw: The game of football loves its blood lines

The game of football loves its blood lines.


Steve Christilaw: WSU QB meetings have own twist

I am one of those people who has spent their entire career trying hard to avoid meetings.


Steve Christilaw: Do you have a sharp eye and thick skin? Consider becoming an umpire or referee

Some are referees. Others are umpires. Still more go by (something) judge. Some are casually referred to as zebras while others are simply “Blue.”


Steve Christilaw: University High football coaching tree adds new branch

Some things in Nature are just plain awe-inspiring. Mountains. Lakes. Beaches.


Hawkins instilling running mentality in Pasco

Anyone who’s ever spent a prolonged amount of time in the Tri-Cities knows what a summer along the Columbia River means.


Steve Christilaw: Seattle Pilot Jim Gosger resurrection rekindles memories

No one has ever confused former Seattle Pilot Jim Gosger with Mark Twain.


Steve Christilaw: Football faces variety of challenges

Some lessons are harder to learn than others.


Steve Christilaw: Local ties built enthusiasm for national soccer teams

A person can tell a great deal about people by the jokes they like to tell.


Steve Christilaw: How did it get so late so soon?

Where does the time go?


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Steve Christilaw: It’s cliché to point this out, but we don’t care

There are things in life that go together so well that you just can’t separate them.


Steve Christilaw: Athletic records are for us to emulate

One thing you learn early on about sports is that the box score never, ever tells you the whole story. Neither does the record book.


Steve Christilaw: Cycling star puts new face on homelessness

You meet some incredible, memorable athletes in this business.


Steve Christilaw: Welcome to the spring track season

Welcome to the REAL March Madness in the Pacific Northwest, where our motto is: “We Dare You to Take Off Those Snow Tires!”


Steve Christilaw: Spokane area coaches crafty compensating for late arrival of spring

There’s that adage that gets thrown around all the time about life and lemons and some kind of drink recipe. You know the one.


Steve Christilaw: Coaches earn respect for teaching life lessons

Very few of the coaches that I have worked with over the years have I been able to call by their first name.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Steve Christilaw: College recruiting much like panning for gold

College recruiting is like panning for gold, Christilaw says. Recruiters sift through hundreds of players before they find the right nugget.


Steve Christilaw: We should celebrate the Central Valley girls basketball team

The greatest of sports streaks always have an end point.


Steve Christilaw: Toughness a most impressive quality that sports reveals

We throw words around so often that they too-often lose some of the impact.


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.


Steve Christilaw: Our region has an affinity for hockey

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.


Steve Christilaw: WIAA considers new classification formula

Raising a child is expensive. But raising an athlete?


Steve Christilaw: Mom’s OK, but let’s be careful out there

Indulge me while I bring up a topic that has weighed heavily on my mind since the day after Christmas.


Steve Christilaw: Pacific Northwest turns into recruiting hotbed

Another football season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can be put to bed.


Steve Christilaw: Richland High’s Cartmell wore referee stripes with distinction

I’ve been told that vertical stripes make you look slimmer.


Steve Christilaw: Links strong in Spokane region’s cross country world

Disney had it right. This is a small, small world. I found out just how small it really was at Thanksgiving.


Steve Christilaw: Spokane has rich history as basketball incubator

I’m trying to remember just exactly when Spokane turned itself into a hoops city.


Christilaw: Push-pull not just for Dolittle

There are creatures that get caught in your imagination and stay with you for a lifetime. For earlier generations, the simple mention of Old Yeller or Bambi’s mother is enough …


U-High volleyball takes their ‘Aha!’ momentum to state tournament

There comes a moment where a team suddenly realizes that it just might be better than they originally thought. An “Aha!” moment.


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: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Steve Christilaw: Passion fuels excellence in sports, life

It is elusive as it is essential, but if there is one thing that qualifies as the magic elixir of life, it is simply this: passion.