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Eastman happy on the bench

Long sessions in the film room, daily practices, game preparation, scouting and red-eye charter flights between NBA cities are all part of the drill for former WSU men’s basketball coach …


Real world? Basketball

After a long and successful career in basketball, Andrea Lloyd entered the real world, as the former Moscow High School star put it, only to find out she liked basketball …


Then and Now with Doug and Darci Wellsandt

Back in the day it was all sports all the time for Doug and Darci Wellsandt, mixed in with helping on the family farm. It worked out pretty well since …


Career first

Back when he finished a stellar high school football career as the second all-time rusher in the Greater Spokane League and first at Mead, Scott McGlocklin was the strongest athlete …


Former U-Hi standout wins world grappling championship

Proficiency in judo led Scott Garcia to a stellar University High wrestling career. Since graduating in 1995, the globetrotting Garcia has expanded his grasp of martial artistry and parlayed it …


Sports gave Missy Blackshire tools to succeed

Follow the bouncing ball. After an abbreviated stay at Washington State, former Ferris volleyball and track star Missy Blackshire finishes her volleyball career at UC Santa Barbara.


It was all worth it

MOSCOW, Idaho – The morning after his first University of Idaho basketball practice, Orlando Lightfoot entered his coach’s office and said he’d had enough. It was all too much – …


Former Coug player, aide returns to CFL as assistant

Mike Walker is starting to notice a trend. The Edmonton Eskimos newly named defensive line coach is back where he left off as a player – again.


Ex-EWU star has become biggest cheerleader for sons

Information about Eastern Washington women’s basketball from way back when – that being the days the Eagles transitioned to Division I – is sometimes hard to come by, but in …


He was a stand-up guy

Don Dirk was Kyle Beach before Kyle Beach. That was back in the days of the senior Spokane Flyers, before there were the junior Spokane Chiefs.


Cool to snow, but Californian found traction in ‘Snow Bowl’

Now it can be told. The Apple Cup of 1992, the famed “Snow Bowl?” The game that ranks No. 1 in nearly every Washington State football fan’s heart, not simply …


Sports, nomadic family influence successful ex-Bullpup

The life path that led Ed Riley, an obstetric anesthesiologist and faculty member at the Stanford University hospital in California, begins long before his time as a Gonzaga Prep and …


Ex-WV star, three other ‘88 grads from area played in NFL

The timing was perfect last Thursday to catch up on the whereabouts of Tim Hanshaw and chat. “I have all the time in the world,” the ex-West Valley, BYU and …


Bresson’s vision, hard work revives youth cross country

Spokane Public Schools elementary youngsters began running against each other again because a marathon runner went the extra mile. The district in 2003-04 quit providing transportation for five elementary sports …


Former Eagles coach ‘Mr. Fix-it’

There were times during his 32 years as a college basketball coach – including a few during his five-year stay at Eastern Washington University – when Steve Aggers felt a …


Ex-Eastern volleyball star raising children, running business

As a record-breaking setter on Eastern Washington University’s volleyball team in the late 1980s, Suzanne Vick Paulsen was a focused, goal-driven and immensely energetic student athlete. And she retains that …


Long road took Gonzaga Prep player to Cusick

For someone who didn’t exactly plan out his life, Mike Keogh was feeling pretty fortunate last week as he sat on the tailgate of his pickup in Cusick, directing the …


A family man now

MOSCOW, Idaho – To this day, nearly 30 years later, the pointed words still rattle in Ken Hobart’s mind. It was the end of the 1981 season, and Hobart went …


Then & Now: Ex-Knight, Coug tells stories for a living

Eric Johnson remembers himself as a wild baseball pitcher in his youth, one who was “all over the place.” “There were literally games when I’d have 13 strikeouts and 13 …


Football continues to serve Wayne Ralph well

When Whitworth junior Wayne Ralph was catching passes from senior quarterback Cliff Madison at an indoor-football-rate back in 1985, the magnitude of his accomplishments didn’t register. “I really didn’t think …


Former Mead Panther helps French football team as player, coach

Chris Elo was in the lineup for Mead in 1998 the first time the Panthers played Mt. Spokane in football. Now living in a suburb of Paris, France, he was …


Injuries stirred interest in medicine

PULLMAN – If college is truly a training ground for the rest of your life, Ed Tingstad’s most important classes were held in the training room. You know, the place …


Ex-Eagle Romero content in CFL

Dario Romero feels like he’s in a good place these days. Not the place he had dreamed of being at this point in his professional football career, but a good, …


Calling wasn’t to big leagues

John Werhas spent 12 years, including five seasons in Spokane, playing minor league baseball. Ten of those years were at the AAA level. But he never got the opportunity to …


Spaid enjoyed 18-year basketball career in England

At first glance Mike Spaid would seem to be an unremarkable candidate to catch up with. Sure, he averaged more than 18 points a game for Cheney as a junior …


Now in N.Y., Buterbaugh has traded hoops for golf

That Jason Buterbaugh became this week’s Then and Now subject was sheer happenstance, precipitated by a chance meeting at Painted Hills Golf Course. Buterbaugh was a starter on West Valley’s …


Former U-Hi sprinter fulfills ‘Jeopardy!’ dream

Former University High and University of Portland sprinter Erik Krauss could easily be the question to an answer from his favorite television game show, “Jeopardy!” “Quick reflexes came in handy …


Ruen heads back to beach

Life lessons don’t get much better than getting paid and having fun while discovering something that isn’t quite what you don’t want to do. Janelle Ruen found out life on …


Then & Now: Ex-EWU track star out of the running

Lyle Balderson isn’t running from anything these days, happily retired for almost 20 years. Of course it was running that got the former Spokane planning director to that point.


Williams still ‘Wild Thing’

OK, once and for all, who was “Wild Thing” first: Mitch Williams or Charlie Sheen? Well, consider that in his debut as closer of the Chicago Cubs in 1989, Williams …