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Steve Christilaw: Athletic records are for us to emulate

One thing you learn early on about sports is that the box score never, ever tells you the whole story. Neither does the record book.


Felix cruises, Sanya says goodbye – and a Bolt from Jamaica

Allyson Felix ran through the pain.


Baylee Mires qualifies for women’s 800-meter finals

Former Mead High School standout Baylee Mires, now running for the Washington Huskies, placed eighth in the women’s 800-meter semifinals on Thursday and qualified for Saturday’s 4:47 p.m. finals.


Top teen stories in the 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Keely Liles, a junior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 85 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Purple for the Soul

The huckleberry, for the rare Northwesterner who is oblivious to its existence, is a small, violet fruit. As legend has it, the huckleberry is untamable, an elusive entity incapable of …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Divine to the Ear

Nine Hawaiian days spent on Maui with my best friend Morghan and her mom were filled with sunshine, salt, sand, smoothies and smiles that got carried away with the wind …


ESPY nominee Minda Dentler’s world opened up with hand cycling

Growing up in Spokane, Minda Dentler competed in everything she could find that didn’t require the use of her legs.


Gonzaga’s Nilles balances responsibilities as a player and a mom

Shaniqua “Shaq” Nilles has a little fan who watches her every move when the former West Valley star takes the home court for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Not yet 2, Nevaeh …


Gonzaga’s Nilles balances responsibilities as a player and a mom

Shaniqua “Shaq” Nilles has a little fan who watches her every move when the former West Valley star takes the home court for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.


Outdoor writing contest high school winners announced

A story by Henry Gregson, a sophomore at Moscow High School, has been judged the best of 131 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2013 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Mead senior gets parting shot

It was Aaliyah Johnson’s moment. One she never thought she’d have. Johnson ran down the basketball court Thursday, hoping to make the shot. The fingers of her right hand pinched …


Winners named in 2012 High School Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Kyle Hansen, a junior at West Valley High School, has been judged the best of 214 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2012 Outdoor Writing Contest for high …


Outdoor Writing Contest: Detail’s in the Devils

In eighth-grade earth science we learned all about mountains. Sitting on top of the molten core of the Earth, continent-sized tectonic plates drift imperceptibly due to currents in the magma …


Roundup: Mead claims District 8 4A soccer crown

Ian Farley scored from 22 yards out off a pass from Colin Shockman at 67 minutes Wednesday as Mead (10-2) defeated Ferris 2-1 in the District 8 4A championship match …


Knight breaks state record for 2-mile run

North Central sophomore Katie Knight broke the state record for the indoor 2-mile run with a time of 10 minutes, 29.72 seconds at the Brooks PR invite Sunday at the …


Mead, U-Hi favored in gymnastics

It’s shaping up to be a two-team race in Greater Spokane League gymnastics. Appropriately, the schedule allows for a regular season-ending meet between the teams. Mead and University figure to …


CV girls claim emotional cross country title

The familiar voice wasn’t cheering and the postrace hug was missing, but Jamie Lambie knows her mother saw every step as she helped Central Valley race to the Greater Spokane …


Students, parent-coaches make unusual situation work

High school athletes who play for a coach who is also their parent know that the situation can be either a blessing or a curse. On one hand, it’s an …


Mt. Spokane takes program’s first win over Mead

Mt. Spokane made history Thursday night in a volleyball match that had everything expected of two Greater Spokane League heavyweights. There were big plays on both sides from heroes veteran …


Mead junior midfielder gains insight in volunteer work overseas

Two years ago, Geneva Heaps had never heard of Cambodia. But today, after spending parts of the past two summers doing volunteer work at the Battambang Orphanage on the outskirts …


Central Valley Bears bounce back, win with big plays

There was no going back to the drawing board for Central Valley coach Rick Giampietri. Giampietri planned too many changes, rendering an eraser useless.


Running from turmoil into spotlight, Mead student has lofty goal

Survival, not running, was Andrew Gardner’s only concern as a youngster. Barely seven years later, the Mead sophomore is still facing big – though less daunting – challenges.


Enjoying two-part harmony

Mead’s Jake Trotter is something of an enigma, juxtaposing the physical side of athletics with the creativity of a musician. Trotter is the defending State 4A 215-pound wrestling champion and …


The athlete in her helped her reaction to life-altering shot

The words were chilling. “We were leaving the prison in a two-vehicle convoy,” she said. “I was the driver of the second vehicle. After we exited the outer gate, an …


Saint Mary’s-bound Puletasi adds to Panthers’ power

It has taken Mead’s Tifa Puletasi time to discover how good a basketball player she can be. The realization hit home last week after the Panthers’ post player of Samoan …


Redmon has key role as Mead gets past EV

Jazmine Redmon had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Mead Panthers hold off the …


U-Hi, Mead seek gymnastics edge

Defending league and regional champion University, a state qualifier, squares off with 2007 state runner-up Mead on Wednesday, each seeking the upper hand in Greater Spokane League gymnastics. The meet …