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Scott Carter, general manager of the Spokane Chiefs since 2016, has signed a two-year extension with the Western Hockey League team through the 2022-23 season.
Inspired by a project the Minneapolis Star had planned in 2013, the original idea for “Summer Stories” was to run a serialized novel in Sunday’s Today section of The Spokesman-Review. When several local authors started releasing short-story collections around the same time, Carolyn Lamberson, then the features editor, had another idea.
Dustin McConnell of Clarkston was the only one of six players selected to the Whitworth Men’s Basketball-All-Decade team with area ties during the 10-year period from 2010 to 2020 when the Pirates compiled an NCAA Division III-leading .851 winning percentage.
Aulane Mpouli has a goal. Aside from winning a Big Sky Conference track and field championship, that is.
Reid Hatley has a lock on the Washington State Golf Association Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year award.
All five area golfers who participated in the 72nd Hudson Cup matches and 29th Senior Hudson Cup last week at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland came away with points, but it was senior pros Steve Prugh and Billy Bomar who had the best showing.
Jovan Mercado, an Omak High School sophomore who represented Washington state at the 2019 national Pepsi Championship, carried a hot start to the final ball to win the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Lilac Lanes on Oct. 11.
For nearly 10 years, Neil Hansen of Spokane entertained drag racing fans from coast to coast and into Canada with his flame-spewing jet dragster.
For author and journalist Anne Helen Petersen, writing was not a career she consciously pursued from childhood, but it nonetheless came to her. Petersen will discuss her book, “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation,” in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Ryan Smith, whose coaching lineage includes two years under recently departed Spokane Chiefs head coach Manny Viveiros, has been hired as the organization’s new associate coach.
Born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, author Michael Koep has been at various and concurrent times a poet, painter, fencing competitor, cliff-jumper and member of a rock band. Each of these hobbies, among others, has contributed to the wild, psychological adventure that is Koep’s fantasy series, “The Newirth Mythology.”
During what might be called “a slow news period” for area colleges, a couple of announcements out of the University of Idaho are noteworthy.
Like Washington high school athletes statewide, John Sisser has his fingers crossed that 2020-21 sports seasons are in the cards.
Former Gonzaga All-American Courtney Vandersloot, the starting point guard for the Chicago Sky, had a record-breaking week that earned the two-time WNBA All-Star a couple of honors.
Sometimes consciously, sometimes not, local author Tiffany Midge has been writing her memoir for decades. All the material was at her fingertips. It was just a question of organization.
Fans of the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team considered Jessie Loera bulldog, both of the upper-case and lower-case variety; a Bulldog who played with the energy, grit and doggedness of a bulldog.
Local author Mike Murphey recently won first place in the Sports Category of the American Book Fest’s 2020 International Book Awards for his book “The Conman.” “Finding a place for your book amid the millions of new titles that are out there is hard,” Murphey said.
The Iron Wood Throwers Center in Rathdrum, which has hosted some of the country’s top field athletes in recent years, was witness to an American women’s discus record on Aug. 1.
Author Larry Godwin’s second memoir, “Transcending Depression: A Quest Without a Compass,” is a follow-up to his first, “Surviving Our Parents’ Mistakes.” Although Godwin now lives in Missoula, he has fond memories of visiting family in Spokane over the years.
Jo Ann Wagstaff, a fixture in the athletic department at Whitworth University for 35 years, has been honored by the Northwest Conference with its Distinguished Service Award.