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Human-powered ethos driving rapid growth of uphill skiing

On any given winter morning at Mount Spokane, you’re likely to see a handful of headlamps picking woven up the snowy slopes of Spokane’s namesake mountain.


Mount Spokane hour change making it harder for morning skiers

Morning skiers knocking out a lap or two on Mount Spokane before work will find it hard to make their 9 a.m. meetings next season.



UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Former Lake City, Montana star still loves Zags, but will coach against them Monday

No hard feelings, Gonzaga fans: Katie Baker still roots for the Zags. So does her mom, who continues to own season tickets to see the women at the Kennel. But …


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UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Reserves Kempton, Forsyth will be counted on again by GU women

It’s not about the minutes, it’s what you do with them. Gonzaga reserves Melody Kempton and Louise Forsyth learned that lesson the easy way on Saturday. Now they hope to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Tournament matchup four years ago provided positives for Gonzaga, Oregon State women

To hear the coaches four years later, there were no losers in that epic second-round NCAA Tournament game between Gonzaga and Oregon State.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson helps Duke survive upset bid from Central Florida

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson made a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback provided the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu’s triple-double powers Oregon past Indiana and into Sweet 16

NCAA Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for her 18th career triple-double and second-seeded Oregon defeated No. 10 Indiana 91-68 on Sunday in the Portland …


Gonzaga, Florida State matchup in Sweet 16 tips at 4:09 on CBS

Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 rematch with Florida State will tip at 4:09 PT Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State looking a bit vulnerable, too, as it prepares to play Gonzaga

Now who’s feeling vulnerable? With all they’ve endured in the last two weeks, it should have been the Gonzaga women.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Huskies’ season ends with 81-59 defeat at hands of North Carolina

On a miserable Sunday afternoon when UW’s defense faltered and the offense fell apart in the second half, the ninth-seeded Huskies’ return to the NCAA Tournament – their first appearance …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Five questions Vandal football will try to answer in spring workouts

For almost every college football coach, the 15 spring workouts allowed by the NCAA create the challenge of pouring 10 gallons of work into a 5-gallon bucket. It is no …



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, 11:28 p.m.

Five years in a row: Gonzaga’s Sweet feat

With the first weekend of the tournament now over, fewer than five percent of college basketball’s teams 353 teams are still playing. Kansas and Kansas State, both No. 4 seeds …


Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete. He lost his temper, but not …


Herta youngest IndyCar winner at 18 years old

Everything went Colton Herta’s way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on the podium instead of apple cider. The 18-year American rookie became …


Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

The party’s officially over for Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots’ fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Two Vandals guards exploring transfer options

Two members of the University of Idaho’s backcourt are exploring options to transfer, following the Vandals’ 5-26 season.


Auto racing roundup: Teenager Colton Herta becomes youngest to win IndyCar race

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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, 6:47 p.m.

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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: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


Outdoor writer gets to bottom line of disastrous Exxon supertanker oil spill

Dawn detergent has been my brand of choice for dishwashing since 1989, when The Spokesman-Review flew me to Alaska to report on the environmental havoc caused by the Exxon Valdez …


NCAA Tournament roundup: Michigan State marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16

Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night …


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.


NHL roundup: Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off the …