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UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Area women’s doubles team from Gonzaga, Washington State bow out at NCAA Tournament

Women’s doubles teams from Gonzaga and Washington State saw their seasons come to a close Wednesday after setbacks at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship at the USTA National Campus.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

North Idaho softball team relished winning second straight NWAC Tournament title near campus

The setting was familiar for North Idaho College softball coach Don Don Williams, but the stakes were different.


John Blanchette: Heart-and-soul Spokanite Randy Burkhart truly whistled while he worked

During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Gonzaga slugger Troy Johnston among the nation’s doubles leaders

Johnston, now third in the country in doubles (26), is one away from the Gonzaga single-season record.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State’s Tiffany Mylonas, Hikaru Sato achieve program first at NCAA Tennis Tournament

Tiffany Mylonas and Hikaru Sato became the first Washington State pair to win a match at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship when they rallied for a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory …


Gonzaga’s athletic teams post nation’s second-highest Academic Progress Rate score

Gonzaga’s athletics programs combined to post the nation’s second-highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 997, according to data released by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Pat Chun makes change in Washington State dugout, firing coach Marty Lees after four seasons

Marty Lees is out as baseball coach at Washington State University. The fourth-year coach has been fired with three games left on the Cougars’ schedule, WSU athletic director Pat Chun …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho captures NWAC softball, men’s golf titles

Sarah Williams hit two home runs as North Idaho defeated Edmonds 9-1 to win its second consecutive NWAC Softball Championship on Monday at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.


GU baseball takes series from LMU, heads to WCC tourney


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho softball wins twice at NWAC Championship

Maddy Mott threw a five-hitter, and North Idaho topped Clackamas 5-1 Saturday in a second-round game at the NWAC Softball Championship at Merkel Complex.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Community Colleges of Spokane head coach Bryan Winston has swiftly boosted baseball program

When Community Colleges of Spokane closer Reed Harrington’s fastball smacked into the leather of catcher Justin Lutz last week in Pasco, it retired a Columbia Basin hitter and signaled the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Locally: Spokane’s April Johnston shines at USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships

Johnston, in her sixth year with Spokane’s Dynamic Gymnastics, was the Washington state vault champion for a third straight year.


Area roundup: Nick Trogrlic-Iverson’s strong outing leads Gonzaga baseball past Loyola Marymount

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson pitched seven shutout innings and Nick Nyquist hit a solo homer Friday to lead Gonzaga to a 1-0 win over Loyola Marymount to open a West Coast Conference …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Spokane Shadow women ready to return to action after taking a season off

Sometimes, all it takes is a step back to make a leap forward – and that’s what the Spokane Shadow women’s first team has done after taking a season off …


College baseball: Utah edges Washington State with two-run seventh inning

Matt Richardson’s RBI single to right field in the seventh inning Friday snapped a 1-all tie and Utah held on to defeat Washington State 2-1 in the middle game of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Gonzaga and BYU chase WCC regular-season title again

Gonzaga or BYU – perhaps both – will earn the 2019 regular-season WCC title.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Briley Knight’s homer lifts Utah over Washington State

Briley Knight hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Utah rallied to defeat Washington State 6-4 Thursday at Smith’s Ballpark in the opener of a three-game series.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Former North Idaho College baseball coach Jack Bloxom dies at 80

Jack Bloxom was the face of North Idaho College’s baseball program for 30 years and a fixture in the region’s baseball scene.


College baseball: Utah Valley roars back from 13-5 deficit to defeat Washington State

Utah Valley overcame a 13-5 deficit Tuesday and shocked Washington State 20-13 in nonconference baseball play in Orem, Utah.


College baseball: Mac Lardner pitches Gonzaga past Lamar in nonconference shutout

Mac Lardner allowed four hits over seven innings and Troy Johnston crushed a grand slam Saturday, leading Gonzaga to a 16-0 nonconference win over Lamar at Patterson Baseball Complex.


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Locally: Spokane Sports Commission announces finalists for Spokane Youth Sports Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Spokane Youth Sports Awards have been announced by the Spokane Sports Commission.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Spokane Shadow ready to defend National Premier Soccer League regular-season title

The Spokane Shadow are back on the pitch Saturday at 7 p.m. against OSA (Seattle) FC at Spokane Falls Community College to defend their Northwest Conference regular-season title. .


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Former Washington State baseball coach Steve Farrington in critical condition after car accident

Farrington coached six seasons at Washington State before being let go in 2000.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

College baseball notebook: North Central product, sidearmer Alek Jacob shines for Gonzaga

The sophomore’s unorthodox delivery has helped him make the move to NCAA Division I baseball with aplomb.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Veteran coach Linda Lanker continues busy schedule at IAAF World Relays

Longtime track and field coach Linda Lanker jokes that her paychecks are deposited into her gas tank, not her bank account.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Sophie Hausmann completes Idaho golfing career with solid round at NCAA Regional

Sophie Hausmann completed her successful Idaho golfing career Wednesday with a bounce-back round during an NCAA Regional at Tumble Creek Golf Club.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Spokane prepares to host USA Gymnastics’ Level 9 Western Championships

Northwest Gymnastics Academy’s Alyssa Helbling, a ninth-grader at University High School, will compete alongside nearly 500 gymnasts this week at the Level 9 Western Nationals meet.


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann falls back during second round of NCAA Women’s Golf Regional

Five bogies on the front nine Tuesday bogged down Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann during the second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Regional at Tumble Creek Golf Club.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga uses late surge to defeat Saint Mary’s

Troy Johnston hit the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, Nick Nyquist added four RBIs, and Gonzaga pulled away to beat Saint Mary’s 12-3 Saturday at the Patterson Baseball …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Locally: Area collegiate tennis players to compete in NCAA singles and doubles championships

High national rankings have earned Gonzaga and Washington State’s top women’s tennis players invitations to the 2019 NCAA singles and doubles championships May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in …