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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.

Birds of prey on display at learning center

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will host a “Raptor Rampage” open house Saturday and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with dinosaurs. Instead the center will showcase its …

Prep soccer: Shadle Park, CV advance in boys soccer playoffs

Prep soccer:

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins

Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with …

Early turning point has young West Valley wrestlers hungry to compete

You don’t generally look for a major turning point in a season while it’s just getting started, but there it was.

WVHS band halfway to goal for Soul Steppers gear

The West Valley High School marching band and color guard last year experienced the opportunity to play in the Veteran’s Day Parade and Band of Pride Patriotic Concert in New …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

West Valley’s Blake Transue makes most of first start at QB

Blake Transue took two snaps at quarterback last year. One wouldn’t have known that by watching the West Valley senior’s debut Thursday.

2017 GNL preview: West Valley Eagles could soar

Connor Whitney might just be the ultimate team player. His favorite football moment at West Valley has nothing to do with his own exploits on the field, which are considerable …

Former WV, EV wrestling coach Chuck Miller passes away

Greg Gavin was the head football coach at West Valley when the Eagles’ head wrestling coach, Chuck Miller, tried to get him to spar with him at practice.

Area boys: Michael Coumont scores 26 to lead Freeman over West Valley

Michael Coumont scored 26 points to help Freeman (7-0) top visiting West Valley (4-4) 72-60 in a nonleague game on Wednesday. Freeman started quickly with a 22-12 first quarter and …

West Valley High girls’ basketball coach Rick Jones up to the task of succeeding Lorin Carlon

After 15 years as an assistant boys basketball coach at West Valley, Rick Jones has taken over the Eagles’ girls program.

WV coach hopes players treasure wins

There’s a down note to reaching the playoffs in a team sport. Only one team ends its season on a winning note.

State 2A quarterfinal: Lynden pulls away from West Valley

The West Valley Eagles gave themselves more than a chance with an inspired first half Saturday.

State football glances: 6 area teams reach state quarterfinals; St. Maries in title game

West Valley pulled off a significant come-from-behind road win last week, topping Franklin Pierce 44-41.

Postseason prep football glance


West Valley’s run to state holds family tradition

Legendary West Valley cross country coach Jim McLachlan has been going through his files and cleaning out some of the memories he accumulated over 40 years coaching Eagles runners.

State prep cross country glance

State cross country glance When: Saturday

Central Valley boys cross country team moves to No. 1 in state poll

The Central Valley boys cross country team moved atop the State 4A rankings for the first time this season.

West Valley stops East Valley in Valley showdown

The West Valley football team didn’t clinch a state playoff berth Friday, but it’s in better shape than its rival. The Eagles, behind a senior quarterback who weighed 100 pounds …

West Valley loss a ‘great high school football game’

The Pullman effort is evidence of just how far Wright has come in his development as a quarterback. He saw his first action with the West Valley varsity a year …

Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools

There will be FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) form completion workshops at SPS high schools throughout the month.

Cross country races out of the gate

Fall cross country roundup.

GNL: The area’s most wide-open race

There are a lot of question marks throughout the Great Northern League so picking a favorite is a challenge.

Hunter Wells continuing

Hunter Wells grew up throwing baseballs against a wall. Like most kids, the wall represented an array of major leaguers who fell prey to whatever pitch he threw.

Yakima police officer shoots, kills man

One man is dead and a Yakima police officer is on administrative leave after authorities responded to a domestic disturbance in West Valley late Friday afternoon.

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.

State track and field: For West Valley’s Zechariah Herford, sprinting runs in family

For West Valley senior Zechariah Herford, speed runs in his genes.

Steve Christilaw: Top track, field athletes poised to break records

If you sniff the air, you can smell it hanging on the breeze. It’s the smell of records ripe to be broken.

Former West Valley standout Jace Malek, 18, dies of cancer

Jace Malek found out last fall that it was just a matter of time. That time came Sunday when the former West Valley standout football player and wrestler died after …

Greg Lee: A look back at state wrestling

An interesting thing happened as Deer Park surged to capture the State 1A wrestling championship last weekend.