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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.


Idaho universities fall short of Title IX standards

Athletic programs at each of Idaho’s four publicly funded universities fell short of at least one aspect of federal Title IX standards, according to state data.


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: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga’s varsity eight boats place fifth during first day of NCAA Championships

The Gonzaga women’s rowing team finished fifth in the varsity eight and second varsity eight races Friday during the first day of the NCAA Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center …


Bryce Miller: Time to rethink conversation about college athletes, compensation

Every telethon-sized paycheck sparks the debate anew, from Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney’s $93 million windfall to USA Today’s recent report that NCAA President Mark Emmert scooped up $2.9 million …


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: Fri., May 24, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State men cruise ahead in 110-meter hurdles at NCAA West Regional

Washington State’s Nick Johnson, Sam Brixey and Christapherson Grant all moved ahead in the men’s 110-meter hurdles after Friday’s first round at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


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 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 13, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Locally: Spokane Jr. Chiefs players participate in prospects camp

Two members of the Spokane Jr. Chiefs’ 14U-A1 team that returned last week from the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in South Bend, Indiana, are in Irvine, California, this …


Bill Moos riding high at Nebraska in wake of big-time hires

Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in …


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: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Nominees announced for 57th annual North Idaho Sports Award Banquet

The guest speaker is former Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

‘We’ve all grown together’ Launching a women’s lacrosse team at Whitworth

On a college campus that lacked an organized lacrosse team, Delynnia Woitt set out to get one going.


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: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Area roundup: Ernie Yake’s eighth-inning RBI lifts Gonzaga baseball to 5-4 win over Washington

Ernie Yake singled home Brett Harris in the bottom of the eighth inning and Michael Spellacy pitched a perfect ninth as Gonzaga topped Washington 5-4 in a nonconference game on …


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 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: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Area roundup: Grace Kirscher leads Eagles women past Southern Utah

Sandpoint’s Grace Kirscher scored 16 points and Violet Kapri Morrow added 12 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night as Eastern Washington defeated Southern Utah 80-66 in Cheney. Jess McDowell-White scored …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Locally: Jade Redmon, Brianna King reach 1,000-point milestones in collegiate basketball careers

Two Greater Spokane League graduates, Jade Redmon (Mead) and Brianna King (North Central), recently celebrated 1,000-point milestones in their collegiate basketball careers.


Locally: Spokane Falls Community College will name gymnasium after Maury Ray

Maury Ray, under whose guidance Community Colleges of Spokane reached the pinnacle of athletic success in the Northwest, will receive the ultimate tribute from the school when it attaches his …



UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Sources: Pat Whitcomb fired as North Idaho wrestling coach amid academic integrity investigation

According to multiple sources, North Idaho College has fired the longtime wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb following an external review that found possible violations of academic integrity within the athletics Department.