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A Grip on Sports: Spring still has a couple months to go, so maybe there will still be time to get to our favorite local outdoor adventures

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is your favorite spring activity? When the snow melts and the sun re-appears, what draws you outside in April? And what are you missing …


A Grip on Sports: There is nothing new to cheer on these days, but we can still watch the stars of yesteryear play

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter is over. The next big date on the calendar is Wednesday. Tax day. And then? Next on the agenda is planting the tomatoes.


A Grip on Sports: Even an Easter egg hunt would qualify as competition these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Easter Sunday. Hopefully, you were able to hold the annual egg-finding competition in your front yard. Any type of competition is a good …


A Grip on Sports: The Masters is on hiatus this April, but that doesn’t stop us from remembering a few from Aprils past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What would you be doing today if the world were normal on this 11th of April? (That’s somewhat of a rhetorical question, asked only to …


A Grip on Sports: Aren’t we past the time when folks would actually argue about national championships? Guess not

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the reasons we strive to be here every day is to help you remember what day it is. So we’ll do that today. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

WSU ‘vulnerability index’ highlights communities most at risk of dying from COVID-19

Washington State University researchers have mapped which parts of the state may be most vulnerable to COVID-19 – down to individual census tracts – using mortality data for chronic conditions …


A Grip on Sports: When will sporting events return? Not anytime soon, it seems

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We would love to share some good news about live sporting events. Truly. But that’s not what we have today. In fact, we are going …


A Grip on Sports: College basketball has four seasons these days, though most of them run together a bit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Too much to do today. Too little time. Let’s see what’s on the schedule: Trash has to go out, recycling too; lawn needs fertilizing; dishwasher …


A Grip on Sports: The posters on the walls may become torn and tattered, but the memories of the heroes of our youth never end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems we’ve been running a lot of appreciations of great athletes who have died recently. Today is different. Today is more personal.


A Grip on Sports: A farewell to a record holder and another major event lost to the pandemic

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One thing most of us do on Monday mornings, I’m sure, is take a quick look at the week ahead. Virtual meetings to avoid, tasks …


Pullman Regional Hospital faces financial hardships amid preparations to treat coronavirus patients

PRH announced Thursday it would cut all hourly and salary employees’ pay by 25% over the next 60 days in an effort to maintain the necessary cash to keep the …


A Grip on Sports: As we close in on four decades around here, it’s fun to reflect on our links to the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to know something funny? The first time I actually saw snow come from the sky happened 37 years ago this month. That’s when I …


A Grip on Sports: Spokane’s media landscape takes another hit with the end of the Patchin and Lukens sports-talk radio show

A GRIP ON SPORTS • An era ended in Spokane last night. Not with a whimper or a bang. Just a couple of heartfelt goodbyes. The plug was pulled at …


A Grip on Sports: As spring rolls on, major events continue to be rolled into the fall – if they are to be played at all

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nothing seems to stand out on this Friday, which isn’t odd at all in these times. So we’ll catch up with a few items that …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s long history lends itself to lists of all-time greats even if games are on hiatus

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s April for goodness sakes. Showers. Flowers. And baseball. That’s what we expect, right? We’ll try to help.


A Grip on Sports: It didn’t happen in a major league park, but our favorite baseball memory can only be shared one day a year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you good or bad at April Fools jokes? Why am I asking? No reason. Just wondering. Nature seems to be pretty good at them, …


A Grip on Sports: NCAA gives back a year of eligibility lost to the pandemic, but with some caveats and unresolved costs

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With little in the way of original sports news to discuss these days, a lot of us are talking about the past. They collide today. …


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga has played so many great nonconference games over the years, there are only a few slam dunks on our list of favorites

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many times even in the busiest of years Gonzaga’s signing of nonconference matchups dominate a news cycle. But yesterday’s twin notices of future …


A Grip on Sports: The NCAA has a couple decisions to make soon so we have a suggestion to make them easier

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Life isn’t normal right now for anyone. So we will try to keep it as close as possible for you folks in this place. Which …


A Grip on Sports: The most-accomplished women’s college basketball players in our lifetimes have accomplished so much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time again. After a few days of news, it’s time to get back to looking back. And making a list. Checking it twice. …


A Grip on Sports: Without a real Opening Day, we have to rely on our memories of those in the past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what today isn’t? Well, darn it, it isn’t Opening Day. It was supposed to be. But, you know. Like everything else, baseball’s Opening …


7,000 sign petition asking WSU to partially refund students amid coronavirus closures, changes

Max Elston walked through an empty campus Wednesday to Washington State University’s financial aid office, only to find it closed. He was hoping to get reimbursement for the $2,000 he’ll …


A Grip on Sports: For the second time in a little more than two years, Washington State deals with a football-related tragedy as Bryce Beekman dies at 22

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is way too much sad information right now. Way too much. More was piled on this morning with the news out of Pullman that …


A Grip on Sports: With the Olympics on hold until next year, all we have are our memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This summer’s Olympics are officially done, even before they began. The IOC announced this morning they would be held in 2021, though they will still …


A Grip on Sports: The Olympics would burn brighter and safer if the Games were postponed a year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not sure if anyone did this, but when we were growing up, we used to look at the list of Summer Olympics, dreaming of someday …


A Grip on Sports: This might have been the year to end the Pacific Northwest’s NCAA title drought

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This March was lining up to be an exceptional one for the Pacific Northwest. There were a couple men’s teams who seemed capable of winning …


A Grip on Sports: Picking a ‘favorite’ basketball player can mean many things, but the main element may be how much fun they supplied to those watching

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. Fun day. Cartoons, dates, golf, naps, depending on what state of your life you are in. So let’s have fun. Let’s stretch our …


A Grip on Sports: There have been many accomplishments from local college basketball players but none greater than John Stockton

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now this was hard. Trying to distill all the college basketball players who have played in the Inland Northwest over the past 50 years into …


A Grip on Sports: This season may have ended abruptly, but the next one should be bright for Gonzaga, Eastern, WSU and other area teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t it fun to be surprised, in a good way? Someone jumping up from behind a couch yelling “happy birthday” is such an example. Opening …


A Grip on Sports: Mark Few tops our list of all-time local college basketball coaches, but there are 10 others to highlight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College sports is different than the “next level,” as many commentators like to call the professional ranks. The biggest difference is, with college, the players …