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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Locally: Spokane Valley wrestling official John Sisser earns Tom Cross Award

Like Washington high school athletes statewide, John Sisser has his fingers crossed that 2020-21 sports seasons are in the cards.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Waiting game continues for Idaho, EWU volleyball programs

For coaches accustomed to meticulously plotting every aspect of their program from practice drills to travel itineraries, it’s yet another round of revisions as they await an official spring timeline. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Locally: Former Gonzaga standout Jessie Loera signs pro contract in Iceland

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Locally: Jo Ann Wagstaff honored with service award

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.


UPDATED: Sun., July 26, 2020

Locally: Whitworth men’s basketball earns national academic honors

The Whitworth men were well represented when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its Academic Team and Honors Court awards for Division III schools last week.


UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State standout Borislava Hristova signs pro contract in Poland

One of the greatest players in Washington State women’s basketball history is taking her game back to Europe to play professionally.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Locally: Whitworth swimmers Owen Lempert, Jamie Siegler named Scholar All-Americans

Jamie Siegler and Owen Lempert of Whitworth were named 2019-20 Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association and two Pirates teammates and four from Washington State received …


Locally: Spokane’s Victoria Fallgren wins Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur golf title

For the third time in four years, Victoria Fallgren of Spokane is the Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur golf champion.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

WSU, Lakeland High product Derek Bayley wins Reno Open, earns exemption into PGA Tour event

Bayley came up clutch with birdies on 17 and 18 Thursday at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley, about 25 miles south of Reno, to take the title by two …


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State standouts Anthony Gordon, Morgan Weaver honored by Pac-12

Anthony Gordon and Morgan Weaver were back in the spotlight last week.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Locally: Eastern Washington assistant Bobby Suarez named to Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team

Bobby Suarez, an assistant at Eastern Washington for three seasons, has been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team.


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Locally: Area programs have strong showings at Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Awards

With Melisa Ates of Washington State and Marta Heinen of Eastern Washington leading the way, area programs made a strong showing when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2020 Division …


Playing through the pandemic: Derek Bayley has golf game in order, but coronavirus limits summer options

The former Washington State Cougar is playing some of his finest golf, but the virus’ widespread impact on the sport has Bayley contemplating the next step in his career, like …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Locally: Three area USA Softball-sanctioned girls fastpitch tournaments postponed

Three of the area’s longest-running USA Softball-sanctioned girls fastpitch tournaments have fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sun., May 3, 2020

Locally: Spokane’s Jerry Campbell to receive CFL honors

For eight of his 11 seasons in the Canadian Football League, Spokane’s Jerry “Soupy” Campbell enhanced his legendary status on and off the field in Ottawa, Ontario. In ceremonies scheduled …


UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020

Locally: Washington State women’s basketball adds pair of international players

A couple of international players, who Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge said can play all three guard positions, have signed with the Cougars’ 2020 recruiting class.


UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Locally: Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King signs with AHL’s Stockton Heat

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King has signed a professional contract with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.


UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020

Locally: Trio of Spokane Chiefs players land on WHL’s Western Conference All-Star team

Forward Adam Beckman, the Chiefs’ Player of the Year who led the WHL in scoring, and Ty Smith, who shared the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award, were named …


Locally: CC Spokane names new women’s basketball, volleyball coaches

Community Colleges of Spokane has filled coaching vacancies in two women’s sports.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Locally: Former Gonzaga standout Zykera Rice earns several honors in first professional season overseas

Impressive. In a word, that describes the rookie professional basketball season of Zykera Rice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State and NFL kicker Jason Hanson set for induction into College Football Hall of Fame

Surreal is the word Jason Hanson used to describe his journey from walk-on kicker at Washington State to stepping onto the big stage in New York City.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Locally: Three former Idaho athletes set for induction into North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame

Three former University of Idaho standouts and two individuals with strong ties to local high school sports comprise the 2020 inductees into the North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State great Jeanne Eggart Helfer to be inducted into Pac-12 Hall of Honor

Jeanne Eggart Helfer, the first woman to receive an athletics scholarship at Washington State in 1978 and a basketball and track and field standout for the Cougars, is the school’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

College baseball: Ryan Sullivan sparks Gonzaga in win over South Alabama

Gonzaga battled back from an early hole and ran away late in a 13-3 victory over South Alabama in a college baseball game Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.


Locally: Former Shadle Park standout Nick Hauger places ninth at 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Former Shadle Park standout Nick Hauger finished ninth, and was the fourth American, in the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup on Saturday in Langford, British Columbia.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Locally: Washington State, Eastern Washington volleyball players at U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts

The volleyball seasons of Eastern Washington’s Catelyn Linke and Washington State’s Hannah Pukis and Alexcis Lusby are resuming in mid-winter at the U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts this weekend …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Locally: Washington State women’s soccer adds Kevin Boyd as assistant coach

Washington State’s NCAA Women’s Final Four soccer program has reloaded. It’s coaching staff.


WSU baseball: Cougars score three in ninth to down Cal State Bakersfield

Garrett Gouldsmith’s two-out single in the top of the ninth inning plated Kyla Monzardo with the go-ahead run, and Washington State pulled away late for a 5-2 season-opening win over …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

As far apart as they all live, the curling world is fairly small

The composition of a curling team is often a fluid process, changing with players’ circumstances from year to year. Work complicates schedules. People move across the country. Family gets busier.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Locally: Spokane Shadow name Dan Philp coach of National Premier Soccer League team

Dan Philp, a longtime club coach in the Spokane Shadow organization, has been appointed the new head coach for the Shadow’s National Premier Soccer League team for the 2020 season.