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Boys basketball roundup: East Valley edges West Valley

Jeremiah Hillard scored 14 points and DeVonte Gorman added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists as East Valley edged West Valley 52-49 in a Great Northern League game Friday …


Cheney relies on defense in 27-15 victory over West Valley

Defense has been the Cheney Blackhawks’ bread and butter all season long, and it was the reason the team remains undefeated at 7-0 after its 27-15 victory over the West …


Blown transformer causes East Valley-West Valley game to switch fields

No one was suggesting they do it it again, but the novelty of playing the same football game on two different fields went better than expected for West Valley and …


West Valley defeats East Valley in game that started at one school and finished at the other

In a game that was played on both schools’ fields, West Valley defeated East Valley 30-13 in Great Northern League action Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015

Health officials investigating dead crows in Millwood

Health and wildlife officials are testing for West Nile virus in dead crows that have turned up on streets and lawns in the Millwood area, but say a corvid virus …


Rogers Pirates edge West Valley with two-point conversion

Ben Cochran saw the rainbow hanging high above Albi Stadium. The Rogers football coach noticed it just as his team scored a touchdown to pull within 20-19 with 4 minutes, …


Great Northern League: Cheney’s Graham born to play, as well as others with football pedigree

The football has been in Ty Graham’s hands since he was out of diapers, so why stop now? Last year, the Cheney star saw action at almost every skill position …


West Valley’s Gregorak shines in Montana

The photos were all over my Facebook page from friends and former colleagues, each one basking in the sunlight of a summer Saturday afternoon at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. My …


Jack Spring, former major league pitcher, dies

Jack Russell Spring, a left hander who pitched in the same bullpen as Satchel Paige and against Mickey Mantle before returning home and coaching West Valley to the Spokane area’s …


Track notebook: West Valley’s Mack Baxter added speed to strength

Mack Baxter figured he’d maxed out on speed. The West Valley senior hurdler’s times weren’t going to improve if he didn’t do one specific thing. So last winter he got …


Steve Christilaw: It takes four to break relay records

It just may be the most elegant expression of pure athleticism in all of sports: four sprinters carrying a light, metal baton once around a track as fast as they …


West Valley wrestling battles on as teammate battles cancer

In February, a high school wrestling room is a focused, intense place. Everyone in the room, from the freshmen whose season ended at the Spokaloo tournament at the end of …


West Valley’s Jace Malek signs with Vandals, but cancer detours plans

It didn’t seem like anything serious at the time. West Valley standout football player Jace Malek felt some pain in his right hip in a game in late September.


West Valley’s Jace Malek signs with Vandals, but cancer detours plans

It didn’t seem like anything serious at the time. West Valley standout football player Jace Malek felt some pain in his right hip in a game in late September.


Girls soccer: West Valley edges East Valley in State 2A opener

If you have to play a first-round state tournament playoff game in subfreezing temperatures, you might as well play it against a heated rival. In the fifth meeting between the …


Steve Christilaw: WV can really rain on your homecoming parade

The traditional homecoming football game has been a thread in the fabric of our culture for at least a century. It’s a rich tapestry. The alumni are invited back, royalty …


West Valley defeats Cheney 17-13

West Valley loves homecoming games. The Eagles won their own homecoming last month, then threw a damper on Moscow’s. Friday night, they spoiled Cheney’s celebration with a hard-fought 17-14 Great …


Eagles’s lead runner Skylar Ovnicek keeps eye on districts

There are only a few miles left in Skylar Ovnicek’s high school cross country career, and the West Valley senior is ready for them. More importantly, he’s ready to share …


Colville’s Vining mixes hunting, football

COLVILLE – The scruffy beard adorning Colville’s Colton Vining makes him look like a teenage version of the 1970s TV character Grizzly Adams. But watching the 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior stiff-arm …


Area roundup: Whitworth’s Bryan Peterson honored by NWC

Whitworth senior quarterback Bryan Peterson has been named Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Saturday when he established new school and NCAA Division III single-game passing …


West Valley names baseball field in honor of Jack Spring

The West Valley community came out in full force Friday to officially christen Jack Spring Field in recognition of the Eagles’ former longtime baseball coach and athletic director. Spring, 81, …


Sophomore Ian Kolste will start at QB for Whitworth

When Whitworth travels to California this weekend to take on the Whittier Poets, the Pirates will start the game with a new quarterback: Ian Kolste. Kolste, a sophomore from Oak …


Senior quarterback Tyrel Derrick leads Lakeland past West Valley

RATHDRUM, Idaho – With a swarming defense, a ball-control offense and timely passing, the Lakeland Hawks won in methodical fashion Friday, upending the West Valley Eagles 31-7 at Corbit Field. …


Smaller Great Northern League should still provide interesting title chase

Ramm tough. That could be East Valley’s motto as it tries to defend its title in a smaller but more competitive Great Northern League.


Doubleheader for East Valley, West Valley should be a dandy

Great rivalries help to define baseball. Yankees-Red Sox. Yankees-anyone. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs.


GNL baseball preview – East Valley biggest obstacle to West Valley repeat

The West Valley Eagles used seven walk-off wins last year to soar to the top of the Great Northern League standings and a top-eight finish in the state playoffs. But …


Hall of Fame track coach Dolphin dead at 86

For nearly 60 years Howard Dolphin loomed large over Spokane Valley’s track and field landscape. So much so his son-in-law Jim McLachlan pointed out yesterday that his passing fittingly coincided …


WV senior Jake Love stellar amid tough losses

It’s been a challenging week at West Valley for Jake Love. His basketball team was coming off a tough week that saw the Eagles drop three straight games – to …


Zags call on reserves

It seems like an eternity since the No. 24 Gonzaga women’s basketball team beat Eastern Washington 78-58 exactly one week ago. But the respite is ending. The 3-1 Zags’ upcoming …


Pullman edges West Valley in 3 overtimes

PULLMAN – The Pullman Greyhounds somehow found a way to pull out a 41-38 victory over Great Northern League foe West Valley in a magnificent football game that took three …