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UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Ferenz, Pierce lead Idaho women to second-round victory in WNIT

Seniors Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce keyed a third-quarter comeback that saw the Vandals outscore Denver University 36-9 and sprint away from a nine-point halftime deficit to an 88-66 victory …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

College baseball: Whitworth moves into first-place tie; WSU falls to No. 22 UC Irvine

Ryan Kingma threw eight scoreless innings and Whitworth pounded out 18 hits in a 12-0 win over George Fox that boosted the Pirates into a first-place tie in the Northwest …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Johnston’s two-run single in ninth, Jacob’s great relief work give Gonzaga 3-2 win at Pepperdine

Troy Johnston hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth and Alek Jacob completed a sterling eight-inning relief effort by retiring Pepperdine in the bottom of the inning …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

College baseball: Pepperdine shuts down Gonzaga

Easton Lucas threw a complete-game, allowing one run on five hits, and Pepperdine defeated Gonzaga 3-1 Saturday in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Locally: Brendan Haight wins season’s final Junior Bowlers Tour tournament

Brendan Haight saved his best for last, collecting his first Junior Bowlers Tour victory in the final tournament of the season last Sunday at Cheney Bowl.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga falls in series opener against Pepperdine

Cooper Chandler gave up two earned runs over seven innings, Reese Alexiades homered and Pepperdine beat visiting Gonzaga 4-2 in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference at Eddy …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Taylor Pierce sets record as Idaho beats LMU in Women’s NIT

Taylor Pierce hit five 3-pointers, breaking the NCAA Division I single-season record, and Idaho defeated Loyola Marymount 79-64 Thursday in the first round of the Women’s NIT


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Brianna King leads Montana Western women’s basketball to NAIA Division I national championship

King, a North Central grad and former CC Spokane standout, earned tournament MVP honors for the Bulldogs (30-4).


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

North Idaho steamrolls Walla Walla in men’s NWAC tournament title game

RayQuan Evans and Alphonso Anderson scored 32 points apiece and North Idaho overpowered Walla Walla 104-73 in the championship game of the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Arizona State baseball edges Washington State 8-7 on walkoff home run

Sam Ferri led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run and unbeaten No. 19 Arizona State (18-0, 2-0) rallied to beat visiting Washington State 8-7 in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Gonzaga baseball wins rubber game of WCC series against BYU

Gonzaga closer Alek Jacob fired 3 2/3 shutout innings to earn a lengthy save and help the Bulldogs win the rubber game of a West Coast Conference-opening three-game series 4-2 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Whitworth baseball sweeps NWC doubleheader with Willamette

Matthew Young (4-2) allowed just a run and five hits in a seven-inning start and the visiting Whitworth Pirates beat the Willamette Bearcats 3-1 to complete a sweep in Northwest …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

NWAC Tournament: North Idaho advances to title game; CC Spokane bows out

Nate Pryor and RayQuan Evans posted double-doubles and the top-seeded North Idaho Cardinals held off the Lane Titans 85-78 in a Northwest Conference Tournament semifinal game at Everett Community College.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

College baseball: Three-run fifth inning carries BYU past Gonzaga in West Coast Conference

Brock Hale’s three-run double in the fifth inning Friday helped BYU defeat visiting Gonzaga 7-4 in West Coast Conference baseball in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


Area roundup: Gonzaga opens West Coast Conference baseball season with win at BYU

Ernie Yake’s two-run double to right field in the 11th inning Thursday lifted Gonzaga to a 4-2 win over BYU in a West Coast Conference baseball opener in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington a win away from ending its 32-year NCAA Tournament drought

The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Former North Idaho basketball standout Chris Harrison dies of heart attack

Chris Harrison had a smile for everyone he met and brought his charisma onto the basketball court, along with a fierce competitive streak.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington punches ticket to first championship game since 1988

The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Portland State upsets top-seeded Idaho women

Taylor Pierce hoisted 3 after 3 to try to help the Vandals chip away at Portland State’s lead Wednesday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals, hoping to keep the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

UNLV outlasts WSU 12-7

Grant Robbins went 3 for 3 with a double and three runs batted in and UNLV took advantage of 10 walks to outlast Washington State 12-7 in nonconference baseball action …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Ex-North Central star Brianna King named NAIA Player of the Year

Montana Western guard Brianna King – a product of North Central and Community Colleges of Spokane – was named the NAIA Player of the Year on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington women upset Idaho State in overtime

Violet Kapri Morrow’s steal and layup at the 1:33 mark gave the Eagles their first lead against Idaho State, one the sixth-seeded Eagles wouldn’t relinquish in a 67-65 upset of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

College baseball: Nick Nyquist’s homer helps Gonzaga beat Utah

Nick Nyquist hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Utah 5-3 Tuesday in a nonleague game in Salt Lake City.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Taylor Pierce leads top-seeded Idaho women over Northern Arizona in Big Sky quarterfinals

The rim has always looked big to Idaho sharpshooter Taylor Pierce. It looks even bigger at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Big fourth quarter lifts Eastern Washington women past Weber State

EWU (11-19) will face No. 3 seed Idaho State (20-9) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

All-Big Sky women: Idaho guard Mikayla Ferenz, coach Jon Newlee earned top honors

Ferenz, the conference’s all-time leading scorer (2,371 points), led the Vandals to a Big Sky regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in …


Gonzaga outhits Texas A&M but falls 3-1

Gonzaga (6-8) outhit the No. 20/22 Texas A&M (15-3) but lost the rubber game of a three-game baseball series in College Station, Texas, 3-1 on Sunday.


College baseball: WSU, Whitworth have big days at plate in taking easy victories

Hayden Rosenkrantz struck out six and gave up one run over 5


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Women’s college basketball: Idaho falls in regular-season finale, still clinches top seed in Big Sky Tournament

A pair of losses turned into a positive for the Idaho Vandals on Saturday.