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Gardner ends goal of making Olympic team

WRESTLING: Heavyweight Rulon Gardner (pictured) ended his comeback bid a day before the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Coralville, Iowa. Gardner didn’t show up to weigh in on Friday, ending …


Gable fired up for Olympic Trials in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Wrestling legend Dan Gable has spent the last 40 years working to grow the sport that has defined his life. Supporters won’t need to look at …


Golf section will review Las Vegas courses

Golf: Spokane-area basketball fans have learned to double their pleasure with postseason college basketball action in Las Vegas. With the WCC, WAC and the Pac-12 (next year) basketball tournaments all …


Area roundup: Owen tops in Pac-12 wrestling

Brian Owen, a University High School graduate wrestling for Boise State, won the 133-pound weight class at the Pacific-12 Conference wrestling championship on Sunday in Boise. Owen, a redshirt junior, …


Idaho men capture WAC indoor track title

The Idaho men’s track and field team won the Western Athletic Conference indoor title by finishing first in the final event – the 400-meter relay – at Nampa, Idaho, on …


Mat Classic has plenty of mettle

The sport of wrestling demands much of its participants. Knowledge, technique, speed, strength, endurance. It demands character.


Three Mead wrestlers aim for repeat

A combination of intellect and talent has sent Mead wrestler Jordan Rogers on Gulliver-like travels and drawn coast-to-coast recruiting attention from Ivy League universities to Stanford. But the journey is …


AFL to use six officials this year

The Arena Football League will move to a six-man officiating crew during the 2012 season it announced Monday. The league will utilize one referee, an umpire, line judge, side judge …


Central Valley takes Battle of the Bone

Wrestling with an urgency that was lacking the night before, Central Valley got past rival University in front of a capacity crowd amid the pandemonium they call the Battle of …


Mead wrestlers cruise past CV

Heading into Wednesday night’s wrestling match at Central Valley, the Mead Panthers had beaten Greater Spokane League foes by a 57-12 team average score. The outcome was scarcely different against …


Undefeated Mead powers past CV

Heading into Wednesday night’s wrestling match at Central Valley, the Mead Panthers had beaten Greater Spokane League foes by a 57-12 team average score.


Orndorffs go to mat

Dave Orndorff came late to the sport of wrestling. “I didn’t start wrestling until I was a sophomore in high school,” the University assistant coach said. “The football coach kept …


Area roundup: Monterola earns 2nd nod

Eastern Washington’s Keisa Monterola was named Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after winning the pole vault at last Saturday’s UW Indoor Preview by clearing 13 …


4 capture titles as Mead triumphs again in Tri-State wrestling

Mead wrestling coach Phil McLean will give his team an early Christmas present. The Panthers will take about five days off during the holidays. All except the Rogers brothers.


Tri-State tournament turns 40

The highly esteemed Tri-State wrestling tournament turns 40 years old today. Former North Idaho College coach and Tri-State tournament director John Owen never thought the tourney that he oversaw for …


Preps roundup: Mt. Spokane tops North Central in wrestling

Billy Goforth’s third-round pin of Mitchell Bocook at 152 pounds Wednesday clinched Mt. Spokane’s 43-28 Greater Spokane League wrestling win at North Central. The Wildcats (2-1) led 28-22 after NC …


Mead’s wrestling team dominates another tournament

The Mead wrestling team won its second straight tournament in the young season Saturday afternoon. The Panthers will likely make it 3 for 3 next week at Tri-State. At this …


CV uses quick start to defeat Mt. Spokane in wrestling

Not much separated wrestlers from Central Valley and Mt. Spokane in the early going as the Greater Spokane League began Wednesday night. What separation there was favored the Bears in …


Wrestling visionary

Mike Bundy has big dreams and a plan on how to achieve them. Bundy, 30, is the first-year West Valley High School wrestling coach. He was on the job exactly …


Karlsson retains lead at St. Jude Classic

Golf: Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under-par 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. Karlsson looked ready to run away …


Mathis makes late move to lead St. Jude Classic

Golf: David Mathis matched his best round on the PGA Tour, shooting a 5-under-par 65 Thursday to grab the opening round lead at the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn. …


Sunday Locals: Shears, Covington win final Junior Bowlers stop

Dalton Shears and Jesse Covington claimed top honors following the final Junior Bowlers Tour stop of the season last Sunday at North Bowl. Shears won the final tournament, rising from …


Mona Charen: Wrestler lost to gender-neutral absurdity

Around Washington, D.C., if you mention Iowa, the first thing that will pop into most people’s minds is “caucuses.” But in Iowa, if you asked a local about the matchups, …


Coeur d’Alene repeats as 5A State wrestling champion

There are no game-winning field goals in wrestling, no buzzer-beating jump shots nor walk-off home runs. But on Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Center, Coeur d’Alene senior Caleb Davis got …


NIC in hunt for national wrestling title

There’s no place like home. Region 18 wrestlers discovered that on the first day of the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships being contested at the Spokane Convention Center.


North Idaho among favorites at NJCAA national wrestling

If there has been a constant in this, the 52nd year of the National Junior College Athletic Association national wrestling championships, it has been the performance of North Idaho College. …


Staub brothers lead defending champ Coeur d’Alene to state wrestling

Hudson Staub knows what to expect when he walks into the Idaho Center Friday and Saturday for the Idaho State wrestling tournament in Nampa. Even though the Coeur d’Alene 125-pounder …


NIC among favorites at JC wrestling nationals in Spokane

If there has been a constant in this, the 52nd year of the National Junior College Athletic Association national wrestling championships, it has been the performance of North Idaho College.


NIC wrestler eager for shot at title

Jeremy Bommarito has been waiting two years to get another shot at a national wrestling medal. And the North Idaho College 157-pounder admits that the wait has been long.


University, minus two top wrestlers, settles for second

TACOMA – University did everything it could to enter the State 3A wrestling championships the same way it left 4A last season, but the Titans couldn’t overcome an opponent they …