Arrow-right Camera


Everything tagged

Sort by:

Stories tagged: dave nichols

Dave Nichols: Building hunting memories as satisfying as harvesting game

Despite looking the part with my “Grizzly Adams” beard, I’m not much of an outdoorsman, if I’m being honest.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Out of Right Field: Mariners stop-and-start season more like extended spring training

With 16 games left in the 2020 season entering play on Saturday, the Seattle Mariners sat five games behind the New York Yankees (LOL) for the eighth and final playoff …

Out of right field: Mariners taking lumps while looking for diamonds

When Major League Baseball, in its infinite wisdom, expanded the playoffs this season – further gimmicking up an already gimmicky proposition to begin with – pundits theorized that teams needed …

Dave Nichols: To play or not to play in face of pandemic

All across the country, high school administrators are faced with a difficult decision – whether to allow students some sense of normalcy and return to athletic competition, while trying to …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Out of right field: Mariners stumbling at start of pandemic-shortened sprint

SEATTLE – Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Out of Right Field: Offense absent, Mariners drop second straight to Athletics

SEATTLE – This year was always going to feature some growing pains for the Seattle Mariners. The pandemic shortening the season to 60 games (or whatever they end up with) …

Dave Nichols: Mariners pandemic opener has different feel, but still baseball

When my editors asked if I wanted to drive over to Seattle to cover the Mariners’ home opening series this weekend, I honestly had mixed emotions. Of course, I jumped …

Dave Nichols: Keep an eye on Mariners kids during truncated, bizarre season

I have to admit, I feel uneasy about the return of baseball – and even writing about it – while positive COVID-19 cases across the country are rising at an …

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Dave Nichols: Long way to go before high school sports return

The WIAA issued guidelines for the state’s high school sports to return to play this fall. It doesn’t – rather, can’t – answer the question everyone wants to know: When …

Dave Nichols: Connection to outdoors reinforces bond between parents and children

My pop passed away in 2011 due to leukemia and a bit of his own stubbornness, so when Father’s Day rolls around each year it’s always a melancholy day. I …

Dave Nichols: Back into the great outdoors

In my six years at the S-R, I’ve taken on a lot of different roles. For the next three months I’ll be returning to where I started, editing the Outdoors …

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Dave Nichols: WIAA proposals for state basketball tournaments leave open possibility of State B venue moving to lowest bidder

Have we already witnessed the last State B tournament in Spokane? It’s entirely possible.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Dave Nichols: Spokane Indians affected by major changes to minor leagues

MLB wants to drastically streamline the minor league and how franchises operate, as soon as next season. The Spokane Indians figure to be impacted as much as anyone.

UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Dave Nichols: Stars come out from across metro area and region for showcase

The Spokesman-Review High School Basketball Showcase in March 17 at Lewis and Clark High School. Here are the rosters and coaches for the all-star games.

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Week 8 prep football preview: Gonzaga Prep, Central Valley face off with playoffs on the line

With two weeks left in Washington and one in the Idaho, seemingly every game on the packed schedule will impact a league race in each of the classifications.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Week 7 prep football preview: 4A battles highlight slate as league races heat up

It’s hard to imagine there are just three weeks left in the football regular season, but here we are. The “finding out who we are” phase of the season is …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Week 6 prep football preview: Central Valley faces Mt. Spokane in marquee matchup of ranked teams

It’s a 4A/3A week in the Greater Spokane League, so there are no playoff implications on the line – but there are a few interesting matchups.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Week 5 prep football preview: Mead faces Gonzaga Prep in early battle for top of 4A league race

With all due respect to the three other teams in the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks, the league title could very well be determined by the three games between Mead, …

Dave Nichols: Box scores a chronicle linking today’s events with the past

For high school sports, the local paper is still the primary place to get the previous day’s scores. It’s the only place to get them organized and together.

Week 4 prep football preview: ‘Battle of the Bell’ showcases two top teams in Mead, Mt. Spokane

The annual “Battle of the Bell” doesn’t mean anything toward postseason play, but it’s a rivalry game unparalleled in the area, with a five-figure crowd expected at Albi Stadium on …

Out of Right Field: Glimmers of hope for the future in the Mariners’ minor league system

After several years of the Seattle Mariners farm system bringing up the rear in national rankings, the M’s pipeline has been widely praised as a top-10 group following this season’s …

Out of Right Field: How draft picks, trade chips might shape Seattle Mariners 2022 roster

Allow us to gaze into the future to envision how draft picks, trade chips might shape what the Seattle Mariners might look like three years down the road.

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Out of Right Field: Mariners have the MLB Draft to look forward to – but what else?

It’s tough to be positive about a team that for the past 44 games has played at a .250 clip – a 40.5 win pace over a full season.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Out of Right Field: Mariners are faced with complete rebuild with trade of James Paxton

On Monday, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto signaled to all in baseball that the M’s aren’t competing to end the longest playoff drought in American professional team sports for …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Pick 6: Another slate of close games for prep prognosticators

The overworked and underpaid preps writer and the debonair and charming TV anchor both went 5-1 last week, so it’s a one-game lead heading into Week 8

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Pick 6: League races, like our picks, are getting close as the season winds down

Perhaps the overworked and underpaid preps writer should spend less time waxing philosophical or theoretical and more time actually looking at the games ahead of him.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Dave Nichols: Time to level the playing field in the Greater Spokane League

The Greater Spokane League has an increasingly troublesome problem. It has do to with competitive disparity between members – especially in its 3A ranks – and there’s no easy answer.

Pick 6: Thursday night 1B showdown looms large for prognosticators

All credit where it’s due: The debonair and charming TV anchor knocked the overworked and underpaid (and still injured) preps writer off his lofty pedestal – at least for a …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Pick 6: Ranked Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane square off Thursday at Albi

Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane, both ranked by the AP in their respective classifications, square off on Thursday at Albi Stadium.