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Community college men: CC Spokane Sasquatch stepping up; North Idaho loaded with talent again

The Northwest Athletic Conference’s East Region flexed its muscle on the 34-team junior college athletic association in March.


Whitworth-NWAC women: Underclassmen power Pirates after falling short of Northwest Conference Tournament

Whitworth was a hair short of reaching the Northwest Conference Tournament in coach Joial Griffith’s first year, a transitional season with a relatively young squad.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Longtime Community Colleges of Spokane women’s basketball coach Bruce Johnson will retire after upcoming season

Johnson, 62, told The Spokesman-Review on Thursday that he’ll step down after his 32nd season as head coach. He also spent three years as an assistant on the Sasquatch bench.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

North Idaho athletic director Al Williams retires following administrative leave

North Idaho College athletic director Al Williams will retire this month, the school announced Monday, four weeks after the NIC men’s basketball program was hit with a series of sanctions …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball wins big on, off court during Arizona road trip

As its past 52 opponents have found out, it’s tough to beat the Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball team. Some of the reasons why were evident on the Sasquatch’s recent …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

North Idaho men’s basketball banned from next three postseasons; back-to-back NWAC Tournament titles vacated

The North Idaho College men’s basketball program and athletic department were hit with a bevy of stringent Northwest Athletic Conference sanctions Tuesday for league violations, including extra student-athlete benefits and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

North Idaho College will face sanctions after NWAC denies appeal

North Idaho College lost its appeal Thursday to avoid Northwest Athletic Conference-issued sanctions for undisclosed violations, according to NIC president Rick MacLennan.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Sources: North Idaho men’s basketball team faces severe sanctions for alleged NWAC violations

The Northwest Athletic Conference recently handed down sanctions to the North Idaho College men’s basketball program for a violation of the league’s bylaws, according to conference President Marco Azurdia, who …


Everett uses five-run eighth inning to oust CC Spokane

Sam Linscott’s two-run single capped a five-run eighth inning and the Everett Trojans rallied for an 11-6 victory over the Community Colleges of Spokane, eliminating the Sasquatch from the Northwest …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

North Idaho softball team relished winning second straight NWAC Tournament title near campus

The setting was familiar for North Idaho College softball coach Don Don Williams, but the stakes were different.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Area roundup: North Idaho captures NWAC softball, men’s golf titles

Sarah Williams hit two home runs as North Idaho defeated Edmonds 9-1 to win its second consecutive NWAC Softball Championship on Monday at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019

North Idaho steamrolls Walla Walla in men’s NWAC tournament title game

RayQuan Evans and Alphonso Anderson scored 32 points apiece and North Idaho overpowered Walla Walla 104-73 in the championship game of the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

NWAC Tournament: North Idaho advances to title game; CC Spokane bows out

Nate Pryor and RayQuan Evans posted double-doubles and the top-seeded North Idaho Cardinals held off the Lane Titans 85-78 in a Northwest Conference Tournament semifinal game at Everett Community College.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

NWAC men’s basketball tournament: North Idaho, Community Colleges of Spokane open with victories

North Idaho College and Community Colleges of Spokane opened the Northwest Athletic Conference Championship on Friday in Everett with convincing wins.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Area roundup: North Idaho men rout Columbia Basin to complete unbeaten run through East Region play

Emmitt Taylor added 19 points off the bench for the Cardinals (27-2, 16-0 East Region), while RayQuan Evans added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Former North Central standout Brianna King shows off high-scoring skill set at Montana Western

Brianna King stood on a slab of old shingles atop her mother’s Hillyard home, caught a pass, and hurled a shot toward a plastic backboard that flanked Nevada Street.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

In rematch, CC Spokane no match for North Idaho

Top-ranked North Idaho College clinched an East Region title after its 96-67 rout of Community Colleges of Spokane, the latest in a lengthy string of thumpings the defending NWAC champion …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

RayQuan Evans draws interest from big colleges as North Idaho basketball career nears end

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak boarded a private jet Monday, a flight that landed on a chilly airstrip at Walla Walla Regional Airport.



UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Area roundup: Sasquatch men wallop Yakima Valley 107-62

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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Washington commit Nate Pryor sparks North Idaho College’s rout of Community Colleges of Spokane

Pryor scored most of his game-high 31 points in the second half, helping the defending NWAC champion Cardinals (18-2, 7-0 East Region) flip the switch in the last 14 minutes …



UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Area volleyball notebook: Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch off to impressive 20-0 start in NWAC

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull has been on the job since 2005, so she knew she had the makings of a good team. Roughly four weeks into …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018

CCS eliminated at NWAC Baseball Championship tournament

John Sage’s RBI double in the top of the 10th inning sent Yakima Valley to a 5-4 victory, eliminating CC Spokane from the NWAC Baseball Championship tournament on Sunday.


North Idaho College nearly sweeps NWAC titles

Monday was quite a day for North Idaho College as the Cardinals won NWAC championships in softball, men’s golf and women’s golf.


North Idaho men lose chance to take over first place alone

Kolby Huerta led five players in double figures with 20 points and Big Bend overcame a 78-66 deficit to defeat host North Idaho 84-82 in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

John Blanchette: CC Spokane’s Cesar Sandoval, North Idaho’s RayQuan Evans have taken winding roads to hoops success

Junior colleges are the blue highways on the basketball map, but they can still get you where you want to go. Sometimes it just takes a little recalculating of the …