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UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Top Titan: Ken VanSickle retires after 38 years at University

After a career spanning 38 years and a lifetime supporting the athletic department, University High School athletic director Ken VanSickle retires.


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

WIAA planning contingencies for spring sports season and playoffs

WIAA Mick Hoffman released a video statement Thursday with the organization’s hope that meaningful games might still be played this school year.


Cheney track coach Derek Slaughter creates virtual track meet

Taking social distancing to heart, and utilizing his technology skills, a local track and field coach created the 2020 Social Distance Virtual Track Meet.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Idaho officially extends suspension of spring sports through April 20

The IHSAA announced the mandatory suspension/postponement of activities – which was set to end on April 5 – will continue through April 20.


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

All-Region teams: Tyson Degenhart, Jayda Noble head The Spokesman-Review’s big-school teams

Another basketball season is in the books and with most of the big awards handed out, it’s time to announce the 2020 edition of The Spokesman-Review all-region teams.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

All in the family: Laurie Quigley takes over volleyball program at Mt. Spokane

Laurie Quigley grew up around Greater Spokane League athletics. Such is the fate of the daughter of two longtime coaches. It’s safe to say she has coaching in her genes.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

AP all-state: Liberty’s Maisie Burnham named girls 2B player of the year

Liberty’s Maisie Burnham, who signed with Eastern Washington, was selected as girls 2B state player of the year – one of four players of the year within the region.


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame banquet canceled; 2019-20 nominations announced

The 58th annual North Idaho Hall of Fame banquet was canceled by organizers due to safety recommendations by the CDC for social distancing during the pandemic.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Prep football: Joe Ireland promoted to head coach at Lewis and Clark

Joe Ireland has been named head football coach at Lewis and Clark, replacing Dave Hughes. Ireland has been LC’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Positive test for coronavirus at State 2A, 1A tournament at Yakima Valley SunDome

WIAA staff were notified Tuesday a spectator in attendance at the 2A, 1A Hardwood Classic in Yakima on March 7 tested positive for COVID-19.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Idaho governing board suspends high school sports until April 5

In a memo to member schools on Monday, the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSSA) suspended sanctioned sports and activities for all of its member schools effective March 17 through …


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Several region athletes named to Seattle Times all-state basketball teams

The Seattle Times released its 2020 all-state basketball boys and girls teams on Sunday and several area athletes are on the lists.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

State basketball tournament worker at Tacoma Dome tests positive for COVID-19

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) announced on Friday a tournament worker has tested positive for COVID-19.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Q&A: Greater Spokane League/District 8 Director Herb Rotchford discusses suspension of high school athletics

Greater Spokane League/District 8 Director Herb Rotchford addressed how Gov. Inslee’s decision to close schools impacts high school sports in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

State basketball: All-tournament teams for all classifications

Here are all of the Washington state all-tournament teams as selected by covering media.


The Spokesman-Review High School Basketball Showcase postponed due to public health concerns

Out of an abundance of caution with regard to the current public health situation, we have decided to postpone The Spokesman-Review High School Basketball Showcase scheduled for March 17.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Winter sports 2019-20 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2019-20 high school all-league teams for Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 1B girls: Mia Pakootas leads Inchelium past Oakesdale for first title

Mia Pakootas played even bigger than her 6-foot-2 frame would suggest.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 1B boys: Odessa puts final touches on perfect season with victory over Yakama Tribal for title

Odessa treats losing like it’s allergic to it.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Idaho boys state: Austin Bolt powers Borah past Post Falls in 5A title game

After the buzzer sounded on Borah’s 65-56 victory over Post Falls in the 5A state championship game, Borah star Austin Bolt carried teammate Mohammed Naing across the floor.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 2B girls: Liberty breaks school’s title drought with win over La Conner

The final buzzer sounded, and Liberty seniors Maisie Burnham and Kendyl Fletcher embraced at midcourt.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 2B boys: Cade Gebbers helps Brewster hold off Life Christian for title

In the final minute of the state championship game on Saturday, Cade Gebbers found himself in a familiar place: the free-throw line at the Spokane Arena.


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 2A, 1A: Second-half burst lifts top-seeded Lynden over West Valley girls for title

Keylie Hershey scored 22 points to lead the top-seeded Lions to a 60-38 victory over West Valley on Saturday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.


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: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 3A girls: Team effort helps Mt. Spokane win fourth-place game and go ‘out with a bang’

Junior Gracey Neal led four in double figures with 14 points and No. 4 Mt. Spokane beat No. 2 Bethel 61-45 in the State 3A fourth-place game at Tacoma Dome …


‘He never gave up. He inspired me’: Colfax’s JonJon Kinley to receive WIAA Jace Malek True Spirit Award

Small in stature but towering in spirit, Kinley’s cheery disposition stood out among a royal blue contingent that made the short trek to Spokane to watch the Colfax boys and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

State 2B boys: Brewster holds off St. George’s in battle of traditional tournament powers

The St. George’s Dragons have become accustomed to big games at the state tournament, but on Friday night, one of the most successful programs in 2B history got the best …


State 1B girls: Oakesdale upsets top-seeded Pomeroy to earn spot in championship game

Oakesdale was the one team that found a way to beat Pomeroy this season. The Nighthawks had the answer again Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

2A, 1A state: Hailey Marlow’s buzzer-beater lifts West Valley girls into title game

For the second night in a row, the West Valley girls kept fans at the Yakima Valley SunDome on the edge of their seats until the final seconds.