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WSU prepared law professor for prolific career

Russell Miller wondered if there was enough “then” in his football career to justify a “now” update. But if he didn’t play his way into the Hall of Fame during …


McMahon led D-I turnaround at EWU

When reflecting on his basketball career at Eastern Washington University, Ronn McMahon will occasionally wonder if he might have been a bit too unselfish. But at the risk of drowning …


Ex-Playfair champ lets himself ponder riding again

Jerry Taketa’s name hasn’t graced these pages since 1987 and it caught the attention of more than just the railbirds at Playfair Race Course. The column by Dan Weaver went …


Then & Now: Moscow grad rides for top cycling team

Kyle Rose likes to say how amazed he is that a handful of diabetics in a hotel room turned their passion for bicycling into big-time competition. He’s even more amazed …


The athlete in her helped her reaction to life-altering shot

The words were chilling. “We were leaving the prison in a two-vehicle convoy,” she said. “I was the driver of the second vehicle. After we exited the outer gate, an …


Then and Now: It was fun with the big boys …

Rob Ryan experienced a cliché first-hand. The former Shadle Park and Washington State baseball player was in the Major Leagues three years after concluding his Cougars career.


Counseling consumes ex-Coug

David Sanders has dealt with pain, both physical and emotional, for a great deal of his life. Kismet led him to a career helping others deal with theirs. Basketball consumed …


Remembering a magical time at EWU

Maybe it takes a shooting star to revive memories of past flashes. Such is the case at Eastern Washington University.


Then & Now: Former ‘dumb jock,’ partner have energy-saving idea

Rob Young has always considered himself a “dumb jock.” It’s an affectionate and long-held self assessment that dates back to his college days at the University of Idaho, where he …


Then & Now: Still the big fish

This may sound like a fisherman’s tale, but former St. Maries High volleyball coach Mitch Santos has pulled more fish from the St. Joe River than he had victories coaching. …


Basketball helped rekindle her life

Sonya Elliott was flying home from a modeling assignment in Hawaii last month, husband and two children waiting for her at home in Seattle. Staring into the darkness from her …


Then & Now: Art has become Homer’s passion

When we last heard from Mike Homer, the Lafayette freshman had just dropped 22 points on a Maryland team that was on its way to a No. 5 ranking early …


Then & Now: Running at St. George’s led to traveling the world

You would probably have to be a running fanatic – and possess an incredible memory – to remember the name Heidi Caspersen. As a senior at St. George’s she was …


Johnnie Bevan’s career back on the ice

Memo to Chamber of Commerce: Call Johnnie Bevan. He might be a better sell for Spokane than Near Nature, Near Perfect. The one-time world-class skater has name recognition. He has …


Then & Now: Wrestler cleaning up Hanford

Wrestlers being wrestlers can at times live life on the edge. It seems appropriate that one of them, Mike Reed, would find his calling in a hazardous business. For the …