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Christilaw: Wrestling needs a state team championship

We spend a great deal of time promoting high school sports as team sports. Coaches approach them and coach them as team sports. We enjoy them as team sports. And …


Lakeside’s Dalton Young becomes 4-time Tri-State champ, rallies to top Lakeland’s Larry Johnson

Dalton Young can’t remember the last time he trailed so late in a match.


Post Falls out to capture third straight Tri-State title

The Tri-State wrestling tournament turns 45 years old this week, and there’s no reason to believe it’s suffering from a mid-life crisis.


University pulls ahead early for GSL wrestling win over North Central

The University and North Central wrestling teams entered their match with identical 1-1 Greater Spokane League records. Fifty minutes later, the host Titanssecured a 52-26 victory, the first nine of …


East Valley coach is always looking for top competition for his grapplers

When you coach a successful Class 2A wrestling program, you seek out opportunities to wrestle the top teams and the top wrestlers your kids will face at the end of …


Mead dominates Inland Empire Wrestling Tournament

It isn’t how you begin, it’s the way you finish.


Mead runs over Central Valley in GSL wrestling opener

The Mead wrestling team expects to challenge for the Greater Spokane League championship.


Prep wrestling previews for area teams

Mead is given the nod to capture the league championship over North Central, University and Central Valley


Post Falls wrestling team chases third straight state title

For a third straight year, the Post Falls wrestling team should be the best in the area.


Area men: Whitworth beats Willamette in its Northwest Conference opener

Kyle Roach matched his career-high 28 points, making 15 of 18 at the line, with seven rebounds and visiting Whitworth (4-0, 1-0) beat Willamette (1-6, 0-2) 91-79 in the 12th-ranked …


Area roundup: Huskies knock off Buffaloes

Area roundup: Crissy Jones totaled 18 kills, 22 digs and three service aces to power the visiting Washington Huskies (23-4, 13-4) to a 25-23, 25-13, 21-25, 25-15 win over the …


Wrestlers are changed forever by their sport

High school wrestling pretty much stands alone. The chances of earning a college scholarship in the sport are, at best, slim. Professional wrestling resembles the sport of amateur wrestling the …


No. 18 Washington State volleyball upset by California

Kyra Holt had another double-double but it was not enough as No. 18 Washington State (17-7, 7-5) was upset in three sets by California (9-13, 3-9) in Pac-12 play on …


Locally: Joey Biel sets Monmouth kicking record with 15-point game

Joey Biel, a Monmouth College freshman from Northwest Christian, was named the Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week in football after setting one school record and tying another …


Newsmakers: Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64

Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia.


Kyle Snyder becomes youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion

American wrestler Kyle Snyder’s run to the world title in 2015 was so surprising that some wondered if it was something of a fluke.


Devastating loss for champion U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs

U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.


2 coaches dead in apparent murder-suicide; teen’s body found

Two Oregon high school wrestling coaches, lifelong friends, are dead in an apparent murder-suicide and the body of a teenager who was last seen alive with one of them was …


Youth notebook: National titles from wrestling to basketball

Two days after capping an undefeated freshman year and state championship, Post Falls’ Ridge Lovett was back in the practice room gearing up for the spring/summer season.


Judge orders Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.


Steve Christilaw: WIAA award helps keep Jace Malek’s spirit alive

The WIAA has created the Jace Malek True Spirit Award in honor of the West Valley football player and wrestler who died of cancer in February.


100 years ago in Spokane: 236 cars in nighttime parade celebrate second auto show at Davenport Hotel

From our archives, 100 years ago A parade of 236 decorated autos swept through Spokane in a “magnificent night spectacle.”


Life of former WWE star Chyna marked by success, struggles

Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s after taking on both women and men in the ring and later revealed her struggles with addiction …


Wrestler Jordan Burroughs headed to Rio Olympics

Jordan Burroughs’ wife, Lauren, wrote him a note before his Olympic Team Trials match on Sunday telling him he was destined for greatness.


Nearly 1,400 wrestlers gather in Spokane for annual memorial tournament

Wrestlers as young as five years old took to the mat Saturday to test their toughness, agility and skills in what is believed to be the largest one day wrestling …


Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case.


Sunday locals: Tyler McLean earns All-American wrestling honors at Simon Fraser

Tyler McLean, a Simon Fraser junior from Mead, capped an outstanding first year of wrestling at the four-year collegiate level by earning NCAA Division II All-America honors by placing fourth …


Greg Lee: Another winter full of golden moments

Another winter is in the books, and it was another winter chock full of golden moments.


Larry Johnson of Lakeland repeats at 126 in 4A

Larry Johnson made a name for himself at last year’s state championship. On Saturday, the Lakeland sophomore took another step in every wrestler’s dream.


Alius DeLaRosa wins 4th state title for Post Falls

Alius DeLaRosa defeated Centennial’s James Fisher 6-0 in Saturday’s 5A 145-pound state championship match to become Post Falls’ first four-time state champion and avenging a loss to Fisher in their …