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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Ella Wilson, Braylyn Bayer capture Idaho State Junior Amateur titles

Hayden’s Ella Wilson and Pinehurst’s Braylyn Bayer took top honors at the Idaho State Junior Amateur earlier this week at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Kami Twining, Tommy Kimmel claim WJGA District 5 golf titles

Central Valley High’s Kami Twining and Gonzaga Prep’s Tommy Kimmel took top honors in the Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) District 5 championships held Monday and Tuesday at Palouse Ridge.


‘Mom, if I have to lose my leg to live, that’s fine with me’: Central Valley linebacker Brandon Thomas staying positive after leg amputation

Shooting pain continues to streak down the lower half of Brandon Thomas’ right leg, much like it did in February when the Central Valley football standout began to realize something …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Central Valley grad Jeremy Wu-Yelland selected in MLB draft

Jeremy Wu-Yelland, a 2017 Central Valley grad, was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Senior stories: Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter left to wonder ‘What if’

For Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter, the “what if” caused by the pandemic might have been a school or league record in the 1,600- or 3,200-meter races.


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Tyler Johnson ponders next career, prepares for playoff push during NHL closure

Before the National Hockey League season came to a screeching halt last month, Tyler Johnson was a versatile center for the Tampa Bay Lightning.


UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Former Central Valley, Idaho special teams standout Austin Rehkow reflects on strange endings of XFL, AAF campaigns

Austin Rehkow was supposed to be in pads this weekend at CenturyLink Field in an XFL regular-season finale against the Seattle Dragons, a game that put the Houston Roughnecks punter …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Storybook ending: New Central Valley head coach leads Bears to sixth state 4A title

Felice Orrell’s first season as girls basketball coach at Central Valley reads something like a movie script, complete with a storybook ending.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 4A girls: Relentless Central Valley earns sixth state title with hard-fought battle over Woodinville

Chloe Williams scored 20 points, Peyton Howard added 18 and No. 3 Central Valley (22-3) edged No. 1 Woodinville (28-0) 59-55 in the State 4A girls basketball championship game at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 4A boys: Mt. Si’s size – and Saint Mary’s recruit Jabe Mullins – too much for Central Valley in championship

Jabe Mullins, bound for Saint Mary’s in the fall, scored 26 points and Mt. Si beat Central Valley 58-47 in the State 4A boys basketball championship game at Tacoma Dome …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

State 4A boys: Central Valley serves notice; Bears knock off No. 1 Union to reach title game

When you get to Friday at state, everybody can play. Everybody belongs there. The underdogs have been weeded out, the titans come out to play.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

State 4A girls: Peyton Howard leads Central Valley to ninth state title game in program history

Senior Peyton Howard scored 18 points with six assists and four steals as No. 3 Central Valley beat Union 61-53 in a State 4A semifinal Friday at the Tacoma Dome.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

State 4A boys: Late outburst by Gavin Gilstrap lifts Central Valley over Skyview, into semifinal

Six-foot-10 junior Gavin Gilstrap scored CV’s last four points, including a thunderous two-handed dunk that turned into the winning margin, and No. 4 Central Valley outlasted No. 11 Skyview 65-64 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

State 4A girls: Chloe Williams leads five in double figures, Central Valley shuts down Issaquah in quarters

Chloe Williams led five in double figures with 14 points and No. 3 Central Valley handled No. 12 Issaquah 72-55 in a State 4A quarterfinal at Tacoma Dome on Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

State 4A, 3A boys preview: Greater Spokane League sends three top-eight seeds to Tacoma

Two-time defending State 4A champion Gonzaga Prep and State 3A runners-up Mt. Spokane are back for another go, while GSL and District 8 4A champ Central Valley looks to open …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

State 4A, 3A girls preview: Central Valley, Mt. Spokane looking for deep runs in Tacoma

The Greater Spokane League has placed a girls team in the State 4A title game in 16 of the past 19 years, with 12 champions. Central Valley will battle in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Boys 4A regional: Dylan Darling provides spark; Central Valley advances past Federal Way

Sophomore Dylan Darling scored 17 points off the bench and No. 4 Central Valley edged No. 5 Federal Way 76-72 in a 4A regional game at University HS.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Girls 4A regional: ‘Secret sniper’ Chloe Williams helps Central Valley beat Glacier Peak to advance to state quarterfinals

Chloe Williams scored 17 points, MJ Bruno added 16 and third-seeded Central Valley used a 19-5 run in the third quarter to pull away from the sixth-seeded Glacier Peak 67-49.


District 8 4A boys: Gavin Gilstrap leads Central Valley’s balance attack in title win over Gonzaga Prep

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.


District 8 4A girls: Peyton Howard shines in overtime as Central Valley outlasts Mead in title game

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 …


Gymnastics: Central Valley hopes to break Mead’s hold at top of Greater Spokane League

Central Valley is looking to buck the trend and advance to its first state gymnastics tournament in school history at the 4A regional meet on Feb. 11.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

GSL boys: Central Valley tops Mead to extend lead in 4A race

Central Valley had nine players score in the first half as it built a 20-plus-point lead and the Bears cruised to a 77-47 win over visiting Mead.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

GSL girls: Central Valley gets spark from bench in victory over Mead

Peyton Howard scored 15 points, Grace Geldien added 12 and Abby Lewis came off the bench for a career-high 12 points and Centrla Valley pulled away from Mead 64-46 on …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Team-oriented approach has Central Valley atop Greater Spokane League standings

Teams ranked lower than No. 3 Central Valley such as Federal Way, Mt. Si and others – even in their own league – get a lot of attention across the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Ferris, Central Valley players come together to honor Kellen Erickson

It seemed like just another Tuesday night in the Greater Spokane League as Ferris prepared to host Central Valley for a boys and girls doubleheader. Except it wasn’t.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Prep wrestling: Titles stacking up for Central Valley heavyweight Braxton Mikesell

The son of a former world-class powerlifter nicknamed “The Squat King,” it’s easy to see where Mikesell inherits his 6-foot-2, 265-pound frame and his affinity for throwing around heavy objects.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

GSL girls basketball: Emma Main plays major role in Mt. Spokane’s win

Senior Emma Main scored 19 points – all in the paint and many driving to the hoop to draw contact – and the Wildcats knocked off visiting Central Valley 51-40 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

GSL boys basketball: Central Valley builds big lead, holds off Mt. Spokane

Central Valley used a variety of defenses to limit Mt. Spokane’s Tyson Degenhart to 18 points – more than 10 points under his season average – and the Bears prevailed …


Former Bear takes reins: Felice Orrell lands ‘dream job’ as coach of CV girls basketball

Central Valley varsity girls coach Felice (Moore) Orrell knows all about the traditions and culture that have grown up around girls basketball at Central Valley High School. As a player …


Girls 4A preview: Division I bound seniors lead University, Central Valley in wide open title chase

This season, more than any other in the recent past, the Greater Spokane League girls 4A title chase is wide open. One could make an argument for just about any …