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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Coaches, administrators concerned about uncertain status of fall football

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activates Association delayed the start of practices for fall sports until the first week of September, a holdup of more than two weeks from the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

WIAA delays start of fall sports practices until September

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced it was delaying the start of fall sports practices.


Q&A: New Greater Spokane League director Ken VanSickle discusses state of the league (Part 2)

In April, Greater Spokane League organizers – made up of member schools’ principals and athletic directors – split the job of GSL/District 8 director into two positions for the upcoming …


‘Mom, if I have to lose my leg to live, that’s fine with me’: Central Valley linebacker Brandon Thomas staying positive after leg amputation

Shooting pain continues to streak down the lower half of Brandon Thomas’ right leg, much like it did in February when the Central Valley football standout began to realize something …


Spokane Youth Sports Awards celebrates best in region for 2019-20

Normally this time of year, athletes and coaches from across Eastern Washington gather at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for the Spokane Youth Sports Awards, a red carpet …


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Prep notebook: North Central’s Allie Janke named state Gatorade girls track athlete of the year

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co. today announced Allie Janke of North Central as its 2019-20 Gatorade Washington Girls Track & …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

WIAA releases health guidelines for fall sports return to play

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Monday released its health guidelines for a return to play in high school and middle school sports.


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Greater Spokane League scholar-athletes honored

The pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Greater Spokane League scholar-athlete luncheon earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the athletes shouldn’t be saluted for their efforts on the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Central Valley grad Jeremy Wu-Yelland selected in MLB draft

Jeremy Wu-Yelland, a 2017 Central Valley grad, was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

WIAA decides no changes to state basketball tournament for 2021

For at least one more season, the state high school basketball tournament will remain the same. That was the decision of the WIAA’s Executive Board, which met virtually Sunday from …


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

University runner Ian Barville keeps senior season alive by organizing his own competitive meets

Barville was primed to be one of the region’s top 800-meter runners this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic canceled his final try at a state medal.


UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Senior stories: Rogers’ Dana Tran shows compassion and support despite personal disappointment

Dana Tran took the news of the spring sports season being canceled hard. She couldn’t avoid disappointment, but that didn’t stop her from being constructive.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

WIAA approves additional ‘foundation game’ for several sports for 2020-21 school year

The WIAA approved a “foundation game,” adding a regular season contest for the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball beginning with the 2020-21 school year.


Looking back at some of the more incredible track and field records from around the region

From Gerry Lindgren seeming to float over long distances to the power of Becca Noble blasting down the stretch, Rogers High School has two of the most iconic track and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Dave Cook: Hosting state track at Eastern Washington a labor of love

This was to be the 25th year the WIAA has had one of its state high school track and field meets on the campus of Eastern Washington University and Roos …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Prep golfers shake rust, renew friendships at Circling Raven high school tournament

They competed, they joked around with teammates and they complimented playing partners after hitting a quality shot.


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Senior stories: Small schools and ‘second helpings’ from the GSL

We’d like to give a little recognition to some additional senior athletes – with thanks to the people who nominated them – from small schools in the region and ‘second …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Dave Trimmer: Track and field stars enriched reporting career

I was late leaving the finish line at then-Woodward Field to get to the discus circle inside the opposite corner at the Frontier League track and field meet at Eastern …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Senior stories: Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter left to wonder ‘What if’

For Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter, the “what if” caused by the pandemic might have been a school or league record in the 1,600- or 3,200-meter races.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Ferris track and field coach James Fisher’s final season cut short; colleagues miss chance to help kids

This is when the cold, windy, wet days of spring are forgotten as coaches prepare to load up their best athletes for state championships.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Senior stories: Shadle Park’s Tori Arnold misses opportunity to jump onto state pedestal

Shadle Park’s Victoria Arnold enjoyed a successful track and field season last year by any measure. She hoped to make even better of it this year.


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: Thu., May 14, 2020

Senior stories: Alyssa Toney, Gloria Miller lead North Central dance team with heart and dedication

Kati Solin took over as coach of the North Central dance team five years ago. Four-year returners Alyssa Toney and Gloria Miller helped her rebuild the program.


Senior stories: University’s Aayiana Fuller chases running dream to Gonzaga

After a track and cross country career that took her from Hanford to University to the state meet, Aayiana Fuller will continue to run for Gonzaga next year.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

WIAA amendment approves 30-second shot clock for boys basketball

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association on Monday


UPDATED: Sat., May 9, 2020

WIAA board adopts seeding committees for state tournaments in all team sports

The WIAA executive board on Friday approved a resolution to adopt a seeding committee to determine seeds for all state tournaments for team sports.


UPDATED: Sat., May 9, 2020

Senior stories: Ferris soccer star Caden Martin will ‘cherish’ high school career

With 12 returning seniors, Ferris was primed for another strong showing in the Greater Spokane League and was a serious state title contender.


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Summer baseball: Area teams consider alternate format to American Legion

With states starting to implement plans to reopen, some area baseball leagues and coaches are trying to figure out a way to play this summer.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Senior stories: Peyton Cushner leads ‘unique’ trio for Mead softball

Mead softball coach Tiffany Casedy was excited for the 2020 season. On top of their play on the field, she has grown to really admire her three seniors.