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Pullman grad Hawa Mahama shines at U-20 Pan-Am Games

Pullman graduate Hawa (Mayyi) Mahama, an upcoming sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, took the silver medal in the women’s hammer throw on Sunday afternoon at the Under-20 Pan-American Games …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Locally: Spokane’s Kathleen Burns set for Washington Officials Association Hall of Fame induction

Kathleen Burns of Spokane has accumulated a mantle full of awards in 45 years of softball umpiring.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Expos 19U wins Wood Bat Classic title

Strong and deep pitching was the key as Spokane Expos 19U went 9-0 and won the annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament that wound up a four-day run …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Locally: Eastern Washington-Idaho football game named first Root Sports Game of the Week

Eastern Washington and Idaho have the honor of kicking off the 2019 Big Sky Conference football television Game of the Week schedule on Root Sports.


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Sounders 18U girls make it to quarterfinals at US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals

Spokane Sounders 18U girls had the best showing of five area teams that qualified for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals last month in Boise.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Locally: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Taylor Mims earn Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal

The medal has been awarded annually since the 1960-61 academic year to each member school’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

Youth Sports Notebook: Fields set for Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic tournaments

With the defending champions in the field, 64 teams – 32 in each the Senior and Junior divisions – are entered in the annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic for …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Locally: Dan Fitzgerald, Jason Hanson voted into Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Hanson is a Mead High School graduate who cut his football kicking teeth on the turf at Albi Stadium and perfected the skills in Martin Stadium at Washington State that …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

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 …


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Dario Romero selected for school Hall of Fame induction

Dario Romero, who went from All-Greater Spokane League to All-American at Eastern Washington to an 11-year professional career, has been selected to be inducted into the EWU Athletics Hall of …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Locally: Bonners Ferry’s Emmaline Pinkerton named Idaho’s Spirit of Sport recipient

Emmaline Pinkerton has encountered more obstacles than a 400-meter hurdler on a cinder track as she has attempted to get her athletic career untracked at Bonners Ferry High School.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Locally: Former Northen Colorado standout Krystal Leger-Walker transferring to Washington State

Kamie Ethridge is being reunited with her former floor general.


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.


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

Locally: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle named WCC women’s tennis Player of the Year

Sophie Whittle, as she did much of the season on the court, cleaned up when the West Coast Conference honored its women’s tennis players.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Locally: Tyson McGuffin takes home two medals at International Indoor Pickleball Championship

McGuffin, the top-ranked pickleball player in the world, captured the gold medal in men’s open singles and teamed with his Selkirk Sports coach, Morgan Evans, to take silver in men’s …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann tees it up with best of the best at Augusta National Women’s Amateur

University of Idaho senior Sophie Hausmann’s young golf career is packed with highlights, including playing in the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. and British open amateurs. Make room for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Locally: Match Burnham, Justin Martin earn NAIA All-America honors

Match Burnham, a 6-foot-8 forward and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year, was honorable mention a season ago. He led the Fighting Saints into the Division I tournament championship …


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: Sat., March 9, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Locally: Former Washington State, Seattle Mariners standout John Olerud to be inducted into Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor

John Olerud, a baseball star who was one of the finest student-athletes in any sport in Washington State history, will be inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor with …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Locally: Omak’s Josh Fleming wins at Spokane Junior Bowlers Tour stop

Josh Fleming was rewarded for his 280-mile round trip from Omak last weekend to compete in the Spokane Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Lilac Lanes.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Locally: Spokane bowlers shine at Washington State High School Varsity Bowling Championship tournament

It went to the last ball in the 10th frame before Valley No. 1, comprised of students from West Valley and University, secured the Eastern Division I team title by …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Locally: Former Gonzaga baseball standout Jason Bay to be inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

On Thursday, July 2, 2009, during the second of his two years with the Red Sox, Jason Bay became a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Locally: Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame will induct Pat Girtz, Wayne Terry

On Sept. 5, 1986, Pat Girtz was hit by a drunk driver and sustained life-altering injuries. Thirty-seven years ago, Wayne Terry made a decision that would impact his life, too, …


Locally: Barrie Steele retires after more than three decades as Idaho’s head athletic trainer

Barrie Steele was the head athletic trainer at the University of Idaho for a third of a century. Last week he wrapped his last ankle, hung up his scissors, and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Locally: Washington State’s Taylor McCoy named Pac-12 swimmer of the week

The sophomore from Pullman became the first Cougar in the history of a program that began in 1976-77 to be named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week after she posted …