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Stories tagged: track

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Recordings: Mother reported concerns before daughter killed in Utah

The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed in October by an ex-boyfriend can be heard telling campus police that she was worried for her daughter’s …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Friends and loved ones gather to remember former Pullman High graduate Lauren McCluskey

Dozens of community and family members came together to honor the life of Lauren McCluskey, a Pullman High School graduate and senior track athlete at the University of Utah who …

Area roundup: Oregon sweeps Washington State in Pac-12 baseball doubleheader

Daniel Patzlaff hit a two-run homer and Kenyon Yovan pitched seven solid innings Friday as Oregon defeated Washington State 4-2 to complete a Pac-12 Conference baseball doubleheader sweep in Eugene.

Area roundup: Sweep gives Community Colleges of Spokane baseball nine-game winning streak

Justin Lutz and Aaron Fritts homered during a five-run ninth inning Saturday to start Community Colleges of Spokane toward a 7-4, 3-2 sweep of Treasure Valley in Northwest Athletic Association …

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Area roundup: Washington State baseball defeats Arizona State in extra innings again

Danny Sinatro singled to center field with one out in the 11th inning Friday, giving the Cougars a 4-3 win over Arizona State in Pac-12 baseball play in Pullman.

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Area roundup: Community Colleges of Spokane men open Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament with win

Cesar Sandoval finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and George Pilimai added 19 points and nine rebounds Saturday to lead Community Colleges of Spokane to a 97-77 men’s basketball …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Area roundup: Joe DeMers pitches first perfect game in Washington Huskies baseball history

Junior Joe DeMers threw the first perfect game in Washington Huskies baseball history Saturday during an 8-0 win over UC Riverside in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader at …

Slight weakening not expected to hinder powerful Hurricane Irma

Irma may weaken before she gets stronger. Overnight, dry air and moderate water temperatures slowed the storm’s rapid intensification from Wednesday slightly. An eyewall replacement early Friday also led the …

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Prep track notebook: Dillon Lionello leads Mt. Spokane to title at Pasco Invite

Pat Kostecka has wasted no time putting his handprint on the Mt. Spokane boys track team.

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Police: Idaho school bus rolls over, 12 taken to hospitals

At least a dozen students were hospitalized after their school bus rolled over on a rural Idaho highway on Tuesday, police said.

Early track season sees promising times

Early season track times are like watching a competitive auction. The opening bid rarely wins the prize. But there have been some interesting opening bids.

Prep track honor roll


Prep track and field glances

Prep track and field glances

Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

In another blow to the image of the sports superpower, the highest court in sports on Thursday dismissed an appeal by 68 Russian track athletes of the ban imposed by …

Digest: Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators acquired P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber on Wednesday in a blockbuster swap of All-Star defensemen two days before free agency opens.

Spring sports all-league lists

Spring sports all-league lists.

WV’s Zechariah Herford wins 100 state title, Eagles soar

TACOMA – Zechariah Herford ran an extra 50 meters, right arm extended in the air, as he celebrated his victory in the 100.

NC’s Justin Janke completes Triple Crown; great day for 3A GSL

TACOMA – Justin Janke’s quest to complete the Triple Crown was highly successful. To do what the North Central senior did Saturday, though, one must consider what he had to …

Amanda Chan leaps 5-6, captures State 4A high jump title

TACOMA – Amanda Chan had modest goals heading into Star Track.

Nick Johnson defends State 4A title in 110-meter hurdles

Nick Johnson never led until he leaned at the finish line.

NC’s Justin Janke closes in on triple crown, wins 1,600

TACOMA – The first 1,500 meters were much easier – if running a mile can be considered easy – for Justin Janke than the last 100 meters.

EV’s record-setting Aquino aiming for more state titles

Aquino owns the East Valley school record in both the 1600 and 3200 meters and enters this weekend’s state Class 2A track and field championships as the defending champion in …

Rogers’ Roberto Lopez hasn’t let hardships derail him

Rogers senior Roberto Lopez has encountered multiple hardships. He could have succumbed numerous times in his life to the various obstacles, but he’s chosen to be an overcomer.

Prep track notebook: U-Hi’s Martin breaks collarbone, season over

The journey to the state track meet for Greater Spokane League athletes begins Thursday.

WV student Liberg exceptional runner

Madeline Liberg already gets recognized in the West Valley community. Her last name has been tied to the high school for close to four decades.

CdA sprinter Zac Magee wins twice, but not content

Zac Magee is one of the top sprinters in the Inland Northwest.

Newsmakers: Central Valley’s Ryan Looney leaves Seattle Pacific to coach at Point Loma

Central Valley alumnus Ryan Looney, will depart as Seattle Pacific’s head men’s basketball coach after seven seasons.

Mead Panthers boys track team back in familiar spot

For the Mead boys track team, two years constitutes a drought.

Prep track notes: Angel Nkwonta out to defend state title in shot put

Angel Nkwonta sees the bigger picture even if she doesn’t see the bigger number.

Records fall at Mooberry Relays; Noah Martin goes 7-3 in high jump

The Central Valley girls team rewrote most of the records and University senior Noah Martin continued his impressive season at Saturday’s 53rd Mooberry Relays.