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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Locally: Travis Hughes, Jason Tebbets honored by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Hughes, the Mt. Spokane head coach since 2001, was named the 2019 NWCA High School Boys Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.


Former NIC wrestling coach files tort claim seeking damages for ouster

The former wrestling coach at North Idaho College has filed a tort claim seeking damages from the school for how it handled his dismissal earlier this year from one of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Sunday locals: University High graduate Tate Orndorff wins Greco-Roman event

Tate Orndorff’s impressive redshirt freshman wrestling season at Utah Valley University just keeps getting better.


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Lucha libre wrestler Silver King dies during London match

A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the movie “Nacho Libre” died in London after he collapsed during a match. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, known as Silver King in the …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Youth wrestling tournament draws thousands to sport that instills lessons beyond the mat

The pressure was on Landon Weitzel, 7, as he kneeled at the edge of a wrestling mat at the Spokane Arena, which was crowded with spectators.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Longtime University High wrestling coach Don Owen retires

Don Owen led the tradition-rich Titans to state titles in 2005, 2010 and 2013 and helped the program earn several other state trophies during his tenure.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Idaho preps: Post Falls’ Ridge Lovett wins fourth state wrestling championship, Trojans win back-to-back titles

Roundup of Saturday’s Idaho boys basketball district play and state wrestling.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Idaho state wrestling: Post Falls, undefeated Ridge Lovett aim for another state title

Ridge Lovett has already pinned his way into Idaho wrestling lore for 5A power Post Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Wrestling: Led by Trent Baun and Chase Tebbets, Eastern Washington has big day at Mat Classic XXXI

Eastern Washington had a big day at Mat Classic XXXI over the weekend. The region had 18 champions, 32 finalists and 97 placers.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

State wrestling: Colville’s Trent Baun joins elite four-time champion group at Mat Classic XXXI

Trent Baun didn’t let himself think about it all that often. Only 15 boys in the history of Washington had won four wrestling state championships in four years.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, noon

State wrestling: Mead’s Chase Tebbets wins third Mat Classic title, Mt. Spokane cruises to 3A team crown

Reaching a cherished goal is always special, but Chase Tebbets added some drama to a moment he’ll never forget.


State wrestling: Day one results from Mat Classic XXXI

Team and individual results from day one of Mat Classic XXXI in Tacoma


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

State wrestling: University’s Drew Roberts within reach of unique back-to-back championship seasons

Roberts, the son of former Oregon State assistant coach Kevin Roberts – the first state champion University coach Don Owen coached, back in the early 1990s – shut out both …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

State wrestling: Colville takes first-day lead as area 1A schools start strong at Mat Classic XXXI

Jeff Friedman is a defending 1A state wrestling champion with a calm, business-like approach to the sport.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

State wrestling preview: Area wrestlers ready for bigger brackets at Mat Classic

Mead escaped a double-leg takedown from its first opponent at the Mat Classic XXXI – torrential snowfall.


East Valley’s Avery Sundeim tops on mat and in service

You root for guys like Avery Sundheim. The East Valley wrestler and his teammates will brave the winter blizzard that has embraced the state to vie for a state championship …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Districts scrambling to finish tournaments before WIAA deadline

The winter weather has brought another round of postponements and cancellations. With state tournament dates looming large, districts throughout the state are scrambling to get games in before Monday’s deadline.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Wrestling: Mead qualifies 15 for Mat Classic XXXI at 4A regional tournament

The Region 4 4A tournament was held on Friday at Camas HS. Due to the weather, the two-day event was condensed to one, with the top six in each weight …


Montana All Class State Wrestling Quarterfinal Highlights and Results

60 matches were played at the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings as over 600 wrestlers eye state championships.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Prep wrestling: North Central, Rogers show quality over quantity heading to regionals

North Central and Rogers may not have the depth to trip up the Greater Spokane League’s most tradition-rich programs in duals, but they’re both stocked with high-level talent.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Dwarf-tossing ban would exempt licensed wrestling matches

Dwarf tossing would be illegal in Washington but licensed entertainment companies could still offer wrestling events that feature little people in the latest version of a bill moving through the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Wrestling: Young guns, old guard lead Mead to GSL 4A tournament title

Mead coach Phil McLean doesn’t allow himself to think about where he stands in the rich history of Spokane wrestling.


Mead senior wrestler Chase Tebbets pursues another state title

It’s Tuesday and there are four practice days left before the District 8 tournament and the Mead wrestling room is doing something it hasn’t done for a while.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Colville’s Trent Baun may be the next rare four-time state wrestling champion

The makeshift sauna in Trent Baun’s home has been an adequate substitute for his morning and evening runs through the mountainous terrain near Colville High School.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Prep wrestling: University wins Spokaloo wrestling tournament, tops Mead and Central Valley

Recap of Saturday’s prep wrestling action from around the region


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Blake Haney’s clutch pin lifts Mt. Spokane over rival Mead for GSL title

Blake Haney delivered. The Mt. Spokane senior’s dramatic pin Thursday night at a packed Mead High School gave the Wildcats not only a 30-29 win over rival Mead, but also …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Wrestling: University beats Central Valley, secures GSL third-place finish

Roundup of Thursday’s wrestling action from across Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

NIC officials refuse to explain reasons for firing wrestling coach

North Idaho College officials won’t explain why late in the season they would fire a three-time national champion coach of a wrestling team that is currently ranked No. 4 in …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Wrestling: Drew Roberts helps University down Rogers in GSL dual

Roundup of Thursday’s prep wrestling action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho