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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Local briefs: Grey Sox of Spokane win world championship

Spokane has a world masters slowpitch softball champion. Grey Sox returned from the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week with the title in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Local briefs: EWU track and field champion Kurt Kraemer named to school’s Hall of Fame

Kurt Kraemer, a four-time Big Sky Conference track and field champion and 2003 All-American, is the fifth athlete announced in the Class of 2018 for induction into the Eastern Washington …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Local briefs: EWU to honor Dick Hannan at Hall of Fame festivities

Richard “Dick” Hannan, a long-time coach and administrator from Spokane who received two degrees from Eastern Washington University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eastern Athletics Hall of …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018

Locally: Lake City’s Vanessa Shippy shines at Oklahoma State

Lake City graduate Vanessa Shippy was imposing as she launched her senior softball season at Oklahoma State in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, last weekend, batting 11 for 13, …


Locally: EWU’s Delaney Hodgins named CLASS finalist

Delaney Hodgins doesn’t stand out just on the court, but her well-known skills there along with her other attributes helped the Eastern Washington forward to be named one of 10 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Locally: North Central grad Brianna King continues scoring barrage with Western Montana

For the second time in two weeks, and fourth time this season, Brianna King was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Locally: EWU track assistant Mike Mikos named to state hall of fame

Mike Mikos, a volunteer coach at Eastern Washington University since 2005 following a highly successful high school coaching career on the west side, was inducted into the Washington State Track …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Western Washington Vikings volleyball thrives with players from Eastern Washington

The Western Washington volleyball program is among the elite in the nation year after year. Last week the Vikings were ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II and are Great …


Local softball body sees change in leadership

There’s been a softball leadership change in Spokane. Fuzzy Buckenberger has retired as commissioner after 22 years. Jamie Stewart has been appointed his replacement.


Local briefs: Two Washington State golfers qualify for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Washington State seniors Derek Bayley and Zach Anderson are headed to the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship next May at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Local briefs: Gonzaga grad Kara Soucek named to U.S. national team in rowing

Kara Soucek, a first-team All-American and two-time West Coast Conference Rower of the Year at Gonzaga, has been selected as an alternate for the U.S. National Team that will compete …


Casey Stangel, two Cougars win Pac-12 scholarships

Casey Stangel from Washington and two Washington State Cougars, Alexis Thode and Matthew Swanson, are among 22 student-athletes receiving Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.


Local briefs: Kiara Kudron signs to play in Spain

Kiara Kudron, who completed a four-year career at Gonzaga last season, will take her game from the McCarthey Athletic Center to Madrid, Spain, this fall after signing a professional contract …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017

Local briefs: CdA alum Caelyn Orlandi to coach at LC-State

The two-time NAIA All-American Caelyn Orlandi from Coeur d’Alene High School has been hired as a Lewis-Clark State assistant women’s basketball coach.


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017

Local briefs: Randall Stradling inducted into PLU Athletics Hall of Fame

Randall Stradling, who went from Cheney to have a nationally recognized tennis career at Pacific Lutheran University in the mid-1980s, has been selected for induction into the PLU Athletics Hall …


Local briefs: Whitworth chooses Noelle Brouillard to lead women’s lacrosse

Whitworth University has chosen Noelle Brouillard to be the first head coach of its women’s lacrosse program, which will begin play in 2019.


Local briefs: Spokane Junior Rifle Club has strong showing at state event

Maliya Hillman collected one gold medal and barely missed a second to lead the showing by the Spokane Junior Rifle Club at the Washington State Conventional Outdoor Smallbore (0.22) Championships …


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

Sue Durrant, 1968 track team head WSU Hall of Fame list

Sue Durrant, a pioneer in women’s sports, and the Cougars’ 1968 men’s track & field team that featured three NCAA individual champions, head the list of seven inductees in the …


Local briefs: Linda Lanker named head coach for women’s Pan American Junior team

Linda Lanker of Coeur d’Alene, who has shared her wealth of coaching knowledge locally, nationally and internationally for more than three decades, has been named by USA Track & Field …


WSU swimmer Anna Rosen wins Pac-12 Sportsmanship Award

Anna Rosen, a Washington State senior swimmer from Sweden who has competed for three years with a rare and serious heart condition, was awarded the 2017 Pac-12 Sportsmanship Award by …


CV grad Madison Hovren collects more honors at West Point

Madison Hovren, the Army West Point sophomore who was the Patriot League scoring (18.4) and rebounding (10.2) leader as the only player in the league to average a double-double, added …


Hugh Watson, Collese Dornan headed for NIC Hall of Fame

Hugh Watson and Collese Dornan, the former a highly successful men’s basketball coach and the latter the first volleyball All-American in school history, will be the newest members of the …


Andrew Potyk leads strong regional showing at Nordic Championships

Andrew Potyk, a University of Colorado freshman from Ferris, led the showing by four members of the Spokane Nordic Ski Association at the 2017 USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships …


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017

Riley Lupfer, Madison Hovren, Caelyn Orlandi shine in college basketball

Three women who were high school basketball standouts in the area made headlines with their college teams last week.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017

Rich Tschirgi, Jace Malek honored by wrestling hall of fame

Rich Tschirgi and Jace Malek, separated by 50 years on the calendar but united on the mat, will be enshrined together during the Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall …


Shadle Park leaves little to spare at state bowling

It was quite a weekend for Corey Spurlock and his Shadle Park Highlanders at the 52nd Washington State High School Varsity Bowling Championships last Saturday and Sunday at Lilac Lanes.


Warren Friedrichs retiring as a Whitworth coach for second time

Warren Friedrichs – basketball coach, golf coach, interim athletic director – is retiring for a second time as a head coach at Whitworth University. Friedrichs, who first arrived on the …


Locally: Chaplin, Lanker added to track and field hall of fame

John Chaplin and Linda Lanker, who have taken their love of track and field and knowledge of the sport onto the international stage, will sit on the dais at the …


Locally: Area shooters excel at Washington State Marksmanship Championship

Members of the Spokane Junior Rifle Club were dominant in the 2016 Washington State Civilian Marksmanship Program Championship that was shot late last month at the Spokane Rifle Club and …


Locally: Linda Lanker receives prestigious track and field honor

Linda Lanker has won national championships, earned coaching acclaim locally and nationally and served tirelessly in her more than four decades involved in track and field. Last weekend in Orlando, …