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Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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Oct. 29, 2020, 5 a.m.
Year three of the Kamie Ethridge Era at Washington State begins with more uncertainty than she’d like, but that’s life in 2020.

Oct. 28, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
More than 3,000 students in the Central Valley School District could be back in classes by the end of next week.

Oct. 28, 2020, 4 a.m.
When the land called her home, Chandler Smith didn’t think twice.

Oct. 27, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
There is no sure thing in college basketball – especially this year – but based on past performance, the Gonzaga women are as close as it gets.

Oct. 19, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
The first question of Monday’s virtual press conference hadn’t yet been asked, but Lisa Fortier saw it coming.

Oct. 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier is a reflection of her team – confident but not cocky, especially in the face of a pandemic.

Oct. 7, 2020, 10:46 a.m.
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team will open the West Coast Conference schedule on the road.

Sports >  NCAA
Oct. 5, 2020, 7:18 a.m.
After an offseason like no other, the Gonzaga women know only one thing for sure: There will be basketball this season.

Sept. 24, 2020, 12:48 p.m.
Two weeks after opening the year with the most wide-open back-to-school model in the Inland Northwest, the Lakeland Joint School District has been struck with at least 10 cases of COVID-19.

Aug. 10, 2020, 2:21 p.m.
Whatever it takes, Jill Townsend will find a way to win – and stay in shape.

June 10, 2020, 4:33 p.m.
The recent protests in Riverfront Park sent a powerful, humbling message to Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier.

May 26, 2020, 6:24 p.m.
Gonzaga women’s basketball is continuing to build for the future in the frontcourt.

May 12, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
Bree Salenbien, a five-star recruit and a three-time Michigan Player of the Year, gave her oral commitment Tuesday to play at Gonzaga.

April 15, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Abby O’Connor, a versatile 6-foot wing who led Loyola of Chicago in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, signed Wednesday to play for Gonzaga.

April 14, 2020, 2:19 p.m.
One month after making some history on the basketball court, Gonzaga’s Katie Campbell and Jenn Wirth are doing the same in the classroom.

April 4, 2020, 5:13 p.m.
Abby O’Connor, a 6-foot wing who led Loyola University in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, has given an oral commitment to play for Gonzaga.

March 27, 2020, 5:06 p.m.
Payton Muma, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Colorado, gave her oral commitment Friday to play basketball at Gonzaga beginning in the fall of 2021.

March 25, 2020, 2 p.m.
With all that’s happened in the college basketball world in the last two weeks, perhaps it’s better to look ahead to next year.

March 20, 2020, 3:23 p.m.
In a normal world, the Gonzaga women would be practicing in anticipation of this weekend’s first-round NCAA Tournament game in Spokane.

March 17, 2020, 3:27 p.m.
Esther Little, an athletic forward with several years of international experience, is Gonzaga’s first verbal commit of the class of 2021.

March 17, 2020, 11:10 a.m.
The Bulldogs (28-3) climbed as high as No. 11 in the poll earlier this season and reached No. 10 in the USA Today coaches poll.

March 12, 2020, 8:23 p.m.
Considering the circumstances, the product placement at the Zag Shop was less than ideal.

March 12, 2020, 6:22 p.m.
Lisa Fortier got the news Thursday afternoon, the final blow in a tough week for Gonzaga women’s basketball. Three days after a one-point loss to Portland in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament, the coronavirus crisis dealt the Zags an even bigger hit.

March 11, 2020, 10:15 p.m.
What’s a basketball game without the fans? Spokane is about to find out.

March 10, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
The sun did come up Tuesday morning in Southern Nevada, though it was hidden by clouds as heavy as the ones surrounding Gonzaga’s chances of hosting NCAA Tournament games next week.