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UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Gonzaga pitcher Mac Lardner signs as undrafted free agent with St. Louis Cardinals

Left-handed starter Mac Lardner of Gonzaga signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, one of several dozen mostly college players to sign pro contracts on the first day of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Former Eastern Washington quarterback, CFL veteran Matt Nichols has made Cheney his family’s permanent home

Facing cameras, microphones and a throng of reporters in Canada’s most populous city, quarterback Matt Nichols fielded questions in February after signing a three-year deal with the Toronto Argonauts.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Fivestar recruit Bree Salenbien commits to Gonzaga women’s basketball

Bree Salenbien, a five-star recruit and a three-time Michigan Player of the Year, gave her oral commitment Tuesday to play at Gonzaga.


A Grip on Sports: There is nothing new to cheer on these days, but we can still watch the stars of yesteryear play

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter is over. The next big date on the calendar is Wednesday. Tax day. And then? Next on the agenda is planting the tomatoes.


A Grip on Sports: The most-accomplished women’s college basketball players in our lifetimes have accomplished so much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time again. After a few days of news, it’s time to get back to looking back. And making a list. Checking it twice. …


John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Always looking for the fastbreak, Gonzaga senior guard Jessie Loera trying to slow down and enjoy Senior Day

Saturday’s game against Santa Clara will also serve as Senior Day for Loera and put her on the spot no matter what happens in the game.


A Grip on Sports: The Zags messed up their poll ranking by – and we’re not joking – winning two games at home by big margins over good-to-decent teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see how this worked. Team A won two games at home against teams ranked quite a bit higher in the metric the NCAA uses …


A Grip on Sports: Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl defeat drains Cougars’ ability to have a successful season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, the 2019 Washington State Cougar football season ended in a bowl game – though Phoenix this week didn’t really qualify as a “warm-weather bowl …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga women anxious for D-I action against Cal State Bakersfield

It was a little too quiet Monday afternoon as the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice in the Volkar Center. The Zags were two days removed from a 60-point exhibition …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Jim Meehan: Golf loses prominent figure with passing of longtime Esmeralda pro Bill Warner

Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …


A Grip on Sports: The U.S. women rate our attention as they try for another World Cup championship

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …


Grip on Sports: Basketball memories can be buffeted by the winds, but never blown away completely

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We lost a valued member of our household over the weekend, one that served us well from nearly 25 years. It’s hard to let go.


Grip on Sports: The M’s were missing in action, and on TV, last night, losing 7-1 to Twins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a lot going on today. Let’s get right to it.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

College baseball: Troy Johnston, Slade Heggen lead Gonzaga past Washington State

Troy Johnston hit a two-run home run, Slade Heggen singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Washington State 8-5 Tuesday at the Patterson Baseball Complex.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Your guide to Orange County: More than amusement parks

Awesome eats at Anaheim Packing District It’s a throwback to when oranges actually ruled Orange County.


Rob Curley: ‘Orange’ you ready for the Sweet 16?

The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Going to see the Zags in Orange County? Here’s your Disneyland to-do list.

Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Gonzaga has produced a Who’s Who of top women in the courtroom, many of whom meet in Las Vegas for WCC Tournament

If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Last Gonzaga fan in Vegas arena still believes Zags a team of destiny

Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

Sports letters: Gonzaga basketball players get better with time

The two most important foundations of player improvement are the coaches’ leadership and teaching abilities.


Steve Christilaw: Spokane has rich history as basketball incubator

I’m trying to remember just exactly when Spokane turned itself into a hoops city.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Gonzaga ‘felt like home’ to Anton Watson as Gonzaga Prep standout makes official decision to join Bulldogs

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.


Soccer: Zags women in scoreless draw while men lose 2-0

Gonzaga women play to 1-1 soccer draw while men lose 2-0


Grip on Sports: A day with another WNBA title and another Mariner season of tilting at windmills

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wednesday was about winning. And losing. And about the past and the future. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The rhythm of the football season mandates a slow buildup to each Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit of rhythm to a college football week. It starts with a slow shuffle and moves with a quicker beat as Saturday …


Grip on Sports: The new NFL season opens a lot like the old one ended, at least for the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Sunday of NFL football is over. Why is it that, despite wholesale changes in the offseason, so many teams haven’t really changed at …


Grip on Sports: From emotional releases to penalties to calling off the fight, yesterday’s action kept our attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may not have been officially be Flag Day, but that’s how it felt Saturday around here. Washington State raised its Cougar one in an …


Grip on Sports: College football on Saturdays seems to go on and on and on, which is a good thing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another college football Saturday awaits. But if you want to watch it all, you better be ready to give it about 18, 19 hours. Wait, …