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Dave Nichols: All-star showcase will present best high school basketball east of Cascades

A lot of folks were disappointed about the demise of the Jack Blair girls all-star basketball game. We figured, why not do something about it? And add a boys game …


Hawkins instilling running mentality in Pasco

Anyone who’s ever spent a prolonged amount of time in the Tri-Cities knows what a summer along the Columbia River means.


Steve Christilaw: How did it get so late so soon?

Where does the time go?


Steve Christilaw: Athletic records are for us to emulate

One thing you learn early on about sports is that the box score never, ever tells you the whole story. Neither does the record book.


Steve Christilaw: Cycling star puts new face on homelessness

You meet some incredible, memorable athletes in this business.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

Dave Nichols: A special week for Spokane-area high school basketball

It was a special week for high school basketball in Eastern Washington. Maybe not quite as special as some would have hoped, but special nonetheless.


Dave Nichols: Done correctly, football builds character, memories

Now that the skies have cleared and the air is a bit cooler, thoughts turn to football. The Washington high school season starts tonight in some places and on Friday …


Larry Stone: Who’s the most underappreciated player on the UW Huskies roster? That would be QB Jake Browning

I come to you today slightly puzzled, which, granted, is not an uncommon state of mind for me. The subject this time is Jake Browning.


Steve Christilaw: Warm sun: is such a spring sports tease

Mother Nature dangles a nice day here and there. She entices you with a little morning sunshine after weeks of gloomy, foggy mornings. Next thing you know you’ve slipped on …


Steve Christilaw: State B tournament brings back memories

There are a lot of memories that come to me during a State B.


Steve Christilaw: Hull sisters have CV headed back to state

It’s state tournament week. If there are any games over the course of a season, even over the course of a career, that out-sized, it is this slate of games. …


Norman Chad: Managerial expectations set too high

In 10 seasons as New York Yankees manager, Joe Girardi produced 10 winning records, six playoff appearances and a World Series title.


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Steve Christilaw: Sweat equity will pay off for runners in fall

I was sitting on my back deck, sipping on an iced tea the other afternoon. And I actually broke a sweat.


Steve Christilaw: Avoid Uncle Charlie when you’re young

Baseball, like everything else in our society, is prone to fads.


Rich Landers: Yellow jackets are wild friends with attitude

Yellow jackets generally are known for their stings and the venom they can deliver in multiple stings. They come to our attention when trapped in a bicycle helmet vent as …


Landers: Fair chase, not baiting, should be standard for deer, elk

“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows …


Column: Final Four matchup as much about scandals as baskets

Coming to Houston this week with hopes of another national championship is North Carolina, a school embroiled in one of the biggest NCAA academic scandals ever for enrolling athletes in …


Blanchette: Gonzaga still searching for way to close out victories

Curious behavior trending at McCarthey Athletic Center these days: the customers are cutting out with the outcome still in doubt.


Rich Landers: Good management, mild winters paying dividends for anglers, hunters

Elk, deer and fish were hot topics when Idaho Fish and Game Department staffers reported to sportsman at a monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.


Attendance numbers add up to mixed bag

Attendance at state basketball tournaments isn’t what it used to be. Or is it? This year the 4A tournament drew 26,859. Overall numbers for six tournaments were 121,004. Those figures …


Weather plays no favorites here

Just returned from a trip to watch my daughter and Central Washington University play a softball tournament in Turlock, Calif. To steal from singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, the weather was heavenly, …


Utes Will Long Be Remembered For Their Gallant Battle

Coach Rick Majerus is truly No. 1 in the hearts of Utah Utes fans. Photo by Associated Press


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Dumars


Driven Chiefs Refuse To Take A Back Seat

Look, fellas, the rest of us had to get up and go to work this morning. You too? Well, at least it’ll be a happy commute. We were going to …


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Eckersley


New Regulation Blues

Anglers soon will have to release a high percentage, possibly most, of the kokanee they hook at Lake Roosevelt. A new regulation requiring fishers to release all “wild” kokanee they …


Not For Young At Heart

1. Veterans’ days. Their jobs secure, Mariners (from left) Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Jeff Fassero and Bobby Ayala have less important things to worry about, like gathering in the …


Live-Wire Coach Helps Huskies Get Dance Invite

Before Bob Bender the program was going nowhere, buried in an avalanche of ennui. Who wanted to come to Washington to play basketball? All the years of losing. A drafty, …


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Sprewell


St. John Starts To Rediscover Winning Feeling

Darrell Miller grew up in little Lamont, long after the local high school was shuttered. After the eighth-grade, students could choose their commute. And their culture. “We always said if …