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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 …


Stanford’s Lexie Hull, Lacie Hull prepare for chance to pay back Gonzaga

Not that she has anything to prove, but Lexie Hull just did. In Stanford’s season opener last weekend against San Francisco, the former high school All-American at Central Valley was …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Central Valley fires girls basketball coach Ryan Bragdon

Bragdon told The Spokesman-Review on Friday that he is longer coaching the Bears, who finished 22-5 and won the Greater Spokane League title last season.


State slowpitch softball: Central Valley, Mt. Spokane claim championships

Roundup of Saturday’s Washington state slowpitch softball action


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

District slowpitch softball: Central Valley wins 4A district title, Lewis and Clark also advances to state

Roundup of Saturday’s District 8 slowpitch softball action.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Gonzaga Prep remains tied for first place by defeating Central Valley in overtime

Gonzaga Prep beat Central Valley 28-21 in overtime in a showdown with playoff implications.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Girls soccer: Central Valley finds itself in familiar territory with new cast of characters

This season, Central Valley girls soccer finds itself in familiar territory – even without some of the players who carried the torch for it in years past.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Mead defeats Central Valley to force four-way tie atop GSL 4A football

Ryan Blair completed 20 of 25 pass attempts for 259 with four touchdown passes – three to Kaveh Abghari – and Mead beat Central Valley 35-19 in the late game …


Central Valley football gets back on track by keeping it simple

Bad games. Teams have them from time to time. The measure of a program, of a team, lies in how quickly it can turn the page, put it in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Chad Carlson helps Central Valley bounce back in win over Mt. Spokane

Chad Carlson rushed 21 times for 158 yards and Central Valley rebounded from a lopsided home loss last week to beat Mt. Spokane 27-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Jack Prka throws three touchdown passes in Coeur d’Alene’s win at Central Valley

Coeur d’Alene would be hard pressed to find a nonleague opponent it was more familiar with than Central Valley.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Prep football: Landon Rehkow’s 21-yard field goal lifts Central Valley past Lewis and Clark

Roundup of Friday’s prep football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Central Valley holds off Ferris in matchup of unbeaten Greater Spokane League football teams

Central Valley escaped as the team still without a blemish on its record, outlasting Ferris 17-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

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

Cameron Sheley helps Central Valley outrun Garfield; Bears overcome three-score deficit in fourth

Central Valley outscored Garfield 26-6 in the fourth quarter and pulled off a 40-39 comeback win over the visiting Bulldogs in a nonleague game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Central Valley picks up big road win at Bellevue

Matt Gabbert threw for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and Central Valley handled Bellevue 27-10 in a nonleague season opener for both.


Whether they’re eating up opposing defenses on the field or rummaging through the pantry, prep offensive linemen are always ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’

There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

State softball: Central Valley finds itself and returns to state tournament

CV lost two of its first four games but earned the league’s top seed into districts by sweeping the season series with University, including a 3-0 win in the regular-season …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley soars into state tournament

Central Valley’s Riley Hadley missed a golf practice recently, but he had a cool excuse. He was flying a Piper Cherokee 140-horsepower plane from Spokane to Moses Lake. Hadley caught …


CV girls credit eight straight GSL track and field championships to teamwork

At the start of every spring season, Central Valley girls track coach Geoff Arte posts a list of every athlete to have been part of the program since the 2010 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Prep track and field: Molly McCormick leads Central Valley’s charge at district qualifier

Molly McCormick has gripped a Greater Spokane League trophy each of the last four years.


Prep softball: University to host Central Valley in intense finale

There is no shortage of excitement when Central Valley and University High face off in a sport.


Boys soccer preview: Area teams ready to go, but fields slow to shape up

University boys soccer coach Mitch Weller summed it up best – Merkel is saving the soccer season.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

State 4A girls: Anika Chalich shoots Central Valley into 4th-place game

Anika Chalich scored a season-high 15 points and fourth-seeded Central Valley (22-4) outlasted seventh-seeded Inglemoor (21-8) in a State 4A consolation round game at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

State 4A girls: Central Valley knocked off by Bellarmine Prep in repeat of 2017 quarterfinal

Bellarmine Prep’s Ciara Gatpatan scored 19 points and the sixth-seeded Lions knocked off fourth-seeded Central Valley 46-44, sending the defending state champions into the fourth-place bracket.


Women’s basketball notebook: Former Central Valley standouts Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull head to Palouse to take on Washington State

The first time former Central Valley guards Lacie and Lexie Hull returned to the Inland Northwest, Stanford’s twin freshmen were handed a rare loss.