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Dave Nichols
SPORTS WRITER
Dave Nichols daven@spokesman.com (509) 459-5441

Dave Nichols joined The Spokesman-Review in 2014. He currently is the prep writer covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho high school sports.


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Feb. 22, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Nationally-ranked prospect Talia Von Oelhoffen scored 31 points and Chiawana topped Mead 65-50 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick to punch its ticket to the state tournament.

Feb. 22, 2020, 3:59 p.m.
JoJo Anderson scored 15 points, Tyson Degnhart had 11 and Mt. Spokane ran away from Kennewick 88-41 in the District 8 3A boys second-place game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Saturday.

Feb. 21, 2020, 11:12 p.m.
Gavin Gilstrap scored 21 points with eight rebounds and Greater Spokane League champ Central Valley handled third-seeded Gonzaga Prep 68-53 in the late game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Feb. 21, 2020, 9:48 p.m.
Howard scored eight of her 19 points in the extra session and and top-seeded Central Valley outlasted seventh-seeded Mead 55-53 in the District 8 4A championship game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick

Feb. 21, 2020, 7:37 p.m.
Cooper Dewitt led four in double figures with 17 points and Chiawana (21-2) eliminated Ferris (13-10) 61-57 in a District 8 4A loser-out at the Toyota Center on Friday.

Feb. 21, 2020, 5:44 p.m.
Talia Von Oelhoffen scored 36 points and Chiawana (21-3) eliminated University (12-12) in a District 8 4A loser-out at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Friday.

Feb. 21, 2020, 4:31 p.m.
Messiah Jones scored 21 points with 15 rebounds and Kamiakin topped GSL champion Mt. Spokane 55-52 in the District 8 3A championship game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Friday.

Feb. 21, 2020, 2:25 p.m.
Greater Spokane League MVP Jayda Noble had two of Mt. Spokane’s 12 3-pointers and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Wildcats over Kennewick 73-54 in the District 8 3A championship game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Friday.

Feb. 20, 2020, 4:33 p.m.
Ron Cox, boys basketball coach at Lakeside, announced his retirement from coaching and teaching last week, according to Lakeside athletic director Jeff Pietz.

Feb. 19, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
Plenty of talent from the Greater Spokane League will be on display at the state gymnastics tournaments this weekend at Sammamish HS.

Feb. 18, 2020, 10:33 p.m.
Roundup of Tuesday’s girls basketball district tournament action.

Feb. 18, 2020, 9:37 p.m.
Ellie Boni finished with 21 points, as did teammate Tyler McCliment-Call, and visiting fifth-seeded University (12-11) eliminated third-seeded Gonzaga Prep 53-47 in the District 8 4A tournament on Tuesday.

Feb. 15, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Some states go years – decades even – without the state scoring record being broken. But the Washington state boys record has now fallen twice in two years – and on the same night the girls state record fell as well.

Feb. 15, 2020, 5 a.m.
Barring an unforeseen meteor strike or other uncontrollable act, Odessa’s Ryan Moffet is poised to move past Brock Ravet and become Washington’s all-time boys high school scoring leader.

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:44 p.m.
Roundup of Friday’s girls basketball district tournament action.

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:38 p.m.
Roundup of Friday’s boys basketball district tournament action.

Feb. 12, 2020, 10 p.m.
Noah Sanders hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter as top-seeded Central Valley built a huge lead and handled visiting eighth-seeded Hanford 76-42 in a District 8 4A first-round game on Wednesday.

Feb. 12, 2020, 9:57 p.m.
Grace Geldien led four in double figures with 16 points and top-seeded Central Valley pulled away from eighth-seeded Richland 79-44 in District 8 play on Wednesday.

Feb. 8, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
Hodges Flemming scored 26 points, Liam Lloyd added 19 and Gonzaga Prep (15-5, 12-2) downed visiting Mead (9-11, 7-7) on Saturday.

Feb. 8, 2020, 3:06 p.m.
Lakin Gardner scored 23 points, including a huge 3-pointer to quell a late charge, as Gonzaga Prep built a big lead then held off visiting Mead 57-47 on Saturday.

Feb. 5, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
Izzy Boring could play in any program in the area. After starting at a private school, she transferred and chose to stay at Shadle Park, trying to help first-year head coach Scott Kelley change the culture.

Feb. 5, 2020, 4:39 p.m.
After a record-setting senior season, Mead quarterback Ryan Blair finally knows where he’ll be playing college football. The GSL 4A MVP committed to Western Oregon University on Wednesday.

Feb. 5, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Top performers in prep winter sports across Eastern Washington and North Idaho for Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

Feb. 3, 2020, 10:04 p.m.
Ryan Moffet scored 43 points, becoming second player in state to pass 3,000 points, and visiting Odessa beat Valley Christian 85-57 on Monday.

Feb. 1, 2020, 9:54 p.m.
Liam Lloyd made a driving layup late in overtime to lift Gonzaga Prep over visiting University 66-65 in a Greater Spokane League game on Saturday.