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Glenrose Association sues Spokane County planning director over proposed sports complex

Neighborhood residents near 37th Avenue and Glenrose Road say the county hasn’t properly vetted plans to construct the complex that will feature youth baseball fields, lighted multipurpose sport fields and …

A Grip on Sports: The sky may be falling, in a sense, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sports news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often what falls from the sky over powers what happened on the fields and courts, at least in this space. But it did …

A Grip on Sports: Every athlete’s journey is enhanced when family members can come along for the ride

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something about playing in front of your parents. The special nature of the experience starts at a young age, continues through middle and …

A Grip on Sports: At least the Seahawks are doing their best to take a step forward into the playoff picture

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, there is one more college football game on television this holiday weekend. Notre Dame, the bluest of blue bloods, travels to Louisville. But the …

A Grip on Sports: You better get moving before summer slips away one more time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where did the week go? As far as I can remember, it was Sunday about three hours ago. And here it is, Thursday already. For …

A Grip on Sports: Another summer quickly running out with the Mariners running on empty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you the type of person who puts together a list of everything you want to do each summer? Me neither, but some are. And …

A Grip on Sports: A new face at UI, a new problem at NIC and an old friend rocks the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. It’s a good time to take a quick spin around the dial, to use an ancient term made irrelevant by electronics, remotes …

A Grip on Sports: It may not be about the toons anymore, but Saturdays are still special no matter your age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of us a certain age remember Saturday mornings as the be-all and end-all of kid-dom. No school on the horizon. Bugs Bunny and Underdog …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Youth notebook: Spokane Valley’s Presley Faherty wins three golds at U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase

In an event that combines theatrical artistry with the skill and technique of figure skating, Presley’s skating style and personality were in their element.

A Grip on Sports: With the stars playing cheerleader, Seahawks open preseason with a win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had told your neighbor as you ran into each other at the mailbox Thursday afternoon you thought Paxton Lynch would be key for …

A Grip on Sports: If heat is a prerequisite for football improvement, than WSU should be taking great strides

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Load the family truckster. Pack the bags. Make sure you grab the sunscreen and lots and lots of water. We are headed south for a …

A Grip on Sports: As Cougars search for a starting quarterback, a Mariner legend searches for the fountain of youth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. Anticipating the opening of preseason football practice. It started while we were playing hooky.

A Grip on Sports: There are always questions needing to be answered about sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few questions for you this morning, but we will start with this one: Is lawn maintenance a competitive sport?

SYSA fall sports signup underway

Fall registration is now open for the Spokane Youth Sports Association programs and camps.

Glenrose residents move closer to taking legal action to stop sports-complex plan

In a recent letter, a lawyer for the Glenrose Association asserted that the Spokane Youth Sports Association’s proposal to develop 20 acres of agricultural land has progressed erroneously and, potentially, …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Field of reality: Spokane Indians pitching in to help renovate baseball diamonds around city

Redband Field, in Spokane’s Peaceful Valley neighborhood, wasn’t always as it looked this week. When a baseball field sits unused, nature has a way of taking over.

UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Youth notebook: Spokane’s Washington Elite softball team wins division title at Summer Warmup tournament

Makenzie Nelson’s RBI single capped a two-run third inning and provided the winning margin as Washington Elite of Spokane overcame Spokane Stealth-Shores 5-4 Sunday to win the Gold Division championship …

Youth notebook: Jordan Rabe, Jailyn Strauss win Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Scholarship Awards

Jordan Rabe of Northwest Christian and Jailyn Strauss of Ferris, all-stars on the field and Spokane Scholars honorees off, were named 2019 recipients of the Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association …

Youth sports notebook: Eastern Washington boys basketball teams excel in Houston tournament

Five of eight Eastern Washington Elite boys teams won bracket championships, three of them going unbeaten, in the Kingwood Classic boys basketball tournament in Houston.

Youth sports notebook: Registration begins for Spokane Hoops EBL, formerly Spokane AAU basketball

Registration is underway for Spokane AAU basketball, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a jazzy new name – Spokane Hoops EBL.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Youth sports notebook: Hayden Gamache, Zane Mularski win flights at PNGA Junior Boys Amateur Championship

Hayden Gamache of Gonzaga Prep and Zane Mularski of Mead won flight championships and Gunnar Knutson of Mt. Spokane tied for second in qualifying to lead the showing by area …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Youth Sports Notebook: Two area coaches recognized by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Matt Jorgensen and Todd Slater, two longtime high school wrestling coaches in the area, have been recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Youth Sports Notebook: Coeur d’Alene goalkeeper Lily Foster honored with Golden Glove award

Lily Foster of Coeur d’Alene, who helped lead Sting Timbers 00/01 into the championship match of the girls 18U division at the U.S. Youth Soccer National President’s Cup last weekend …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits

With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth …

Steve Christilaw: Umpiring is thankless job

On the list of thankless jobs, being an umpire ranks pretty high.

Ballers Club in Spokane helps kids learn sports, core values

A line of boys in red jerseys sprints across the floor. The fastest ones reach the gym’s wall and turn back, then begin clapping for their teammates who still are …

SYSA celebrates 50 years of giving kids a chance at sports

For the Spokane Youth Sports Association, it’s always been about the kids. For half a century, SYSA has given 300,000 of them a chance to play their favorite games – …

Lowering expectations isn’t always a bad thing

Adjustments should come with lifts so we all can raise and lower them more easily.

Special Olympics unites disabled, able-bodied peers on basketball court

Special Olympics Unified Sports Program hosts basketball teams from the entire Spokane-area

13-year-olds being phased out of Little League

Little League said Thursday it is changing its age requirement, phasing out 13-year-olds from its major division, which plays its World Series at South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It is changing its …