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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

College soccer notebook: Former Central Valley star Maggie Ames the latest in strong soccer bloodline at Concordia

Maggie Ames, a former Greater Spokane League MVP for the Bears, is already averaging 43 minutes a game as a true freshman.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Locally: Former soccer coach Sean Bushey among inductees into Whitworth Heritage Gallery hall of fame

The winningest soccer coach in school history, two NCAA Division III individual champions and the best women’s soccer player of her generation comprise the 30th class of the Whitworth Heritage …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Michigan upsets No. 13 Washington State women’s soccer behind two early goals

Sarah Stratigakis and Meredith Haakenson scored first-half goals as Michigan upset No. 13 Washington State 2-1 Friday at Lower Soccer Field.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

North Idaho athletic director Al Williams retires following administrative leave

North Idaho College athletic director Al Williams will retire this month, the school announced Monday, four weeks after the NIC men’s basketball program was hit with a series of sanctions …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball wins big on, off court during Arizona road trip

As its past 52 opponents have found out, it’s tough to beat the Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball team. Some of the reasons why were evident on the Sasquatch’s recent …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

AAU basketball strives to become more inclusive

The Amateur Athletic Union – or AAU – is often associated with travel teams, money and LaVar Ball. The Spokane Hoops Association is looking to change the negative connotations that …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Locally: South Kitsap names football field after longtime coach, Shadle Park grad Ed Fisher

In 23 years as head coach at South Kitsap High School, Ed Fisher turned the Port Orchard school into a state football powerhouse – 197 wins, 17 straight playoff appearances, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Averie Collins, Washington State quickly sink Gonzaga women’s soccer in overtime

Washington State’s senior midfielder went 90 minutes without seeing the 17th-ranked Cougars – the country’s top-scoring team – slip one by pesky Gonzaga on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

WSU women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge first women’s sports jersey retired at Texas

The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women’s basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

No. 23 Washington State scores six first-half goals, routs James Madison

Makamae Gomera-Stevens scored a goal just 21 seconds into the match and the 23rd-ranked Washington State Cougars (3-0) breezed to a 6-3 nonconference victory over the James Madison Dukes (1-2) …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Area roundup: WSU volleyball splits two matches at James Madison Invitational

Pia Timmer notched 16 kills and eight digs, and Washington State beat Stony Brook 25-12, 25-15, 25-21 Saturday at the season-opening James Madison Invitational.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Locally: ParaSport Spokane has impressive showing at 2019 Parapan American Games

Eight gold, four silver and one bronze. That’s the medal haul for a half-dozen members of ParaSport Spokane at the 2019 Parapan American Games last week in Lima, Peru.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver scores twice to lead No. 23 Washington State to women’s soccer win

Morgan Weaver scored twice in the first 12 minutes and No. 23 Washington State soccer routed Montana 6-0 on Friday night at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

College volleyball: Youthful rosters at Washington State, Idaho after strong 2018 seasons

The youth movement is on for the four area Division I volleyball programs, particularly on the Palouse.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Circling Raven lands Symetra Tour event starting next August

Circling Raven Golf Club will host a Symetra Tour event for three years, beginning with the inaugural Circling Raven Championship next August.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Locally: Travis Hughes, Jason Tebbets honored by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Hughes, the Mt. Spokane head coach since 2001, was named the 2019 NWCA High School Boys Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Led by Morgan Weaver, Washington State women’s soccer back and deeper than ever

To say Washington State’s 2018 soccer season was a roller coaster would be an understatement.


Manito Golf and Country Club boosted spirits 75 years ago, hosting 1944 PGA Championship

Seventy-five years ago, golf’s grand stage was Spokane’s Manito Golf and Country Club and the 1944 PGA Championship, the first major held in the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

SWX to carry six games among EWU, Idaho football

The television coverage of Eastern Washington and Idaho football games in 2019 is growing. SWX announced it will carry four Eagles and two Vandals home games, augmenting those announced earlier …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

North Idaho men’s basketball banned from next three postseasons; back-to-back NWAC Tournament titles vacated

The North Idaho College men’s basketball program and athletic department were hit with a bevy of stringent Northwest Athletic Conference sanctions Tuesday for league violations, including extra student-athlete benefits and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Former Zag pitcher Brandon Bailey enjoying success in Astros’ organization

Thus far in 2019, Brandon Bailey is 3-3 with a 3.51 earned-run average and 1.25 WHIP through 74


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

North Idaho College will face sanctions after NWAC denies appeal

North Idaho College lost its appeal Thursday to avoid Northwest Athletic Conference-issued sanctions for undisclosed violations, according to NIC president Rick MacLennan.


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Violet Kapri Morrow signs with pro team in Iceland

She should have an immediate positive impact. Breidablik won just one of 22 games last season, finishing last in the 12-team premier league.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene Little League falls to Oregon in Northwest regional championship game

Sprague LL, the Oregon representative, tied the game in the top of the sixth when Andrew Mhoon stole home following a CdA out.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Sources: North Idaho men’s basketball team faces severe sanctions for alleged NWAC violations

The Northwest Athletic Conference recently handed down sanctions to the North Idaho College men’s basketball program for a violation of the league’s bylaws, according to conference President Marco Azurdia, who …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene advances to title game of Little League World Series regional

Owen Field doubled and homered Friday as Coeur d’Alene avoided elimination at the Little League World Series Northwest regional with 14-9 win over Bothell, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Valley’s Presley Faherty wins three golds at U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase

In an event that combines theatrical artistry with the skill and technique of figure skating, Presley’s skating style and personality were in their element.


Reid Hatley wins Washington State Amateur title with eagle on first playoff hole

Hatley birdied holes three and six on the front nine and then birdied holes 10, 11 and 12 to begin the back.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Area roundup: Oregon hands Idaho first loss in Little League World Series regional

Gavin Price hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to lead Sprague Little League of Salem past Coeur d’Alene 8-5 at the Little League World Series Northwest regional on …