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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Northwest Athletic Conference postpones fall and winter sports to spring

The Northwest Athletic Conference – an association of junior colleges in Washington, North Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia – announced Thursday that it will push fall and winter sports to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

New CCS, NIC head women’s basketball coaches bring familiarity to programs

Two of the region’s longest-tenured and successful junior college women’s basketball coaches retired in March, giving way to new eras at Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College.


Area roundup: North Idaho College hires Korina Baker as women’s basketball coach

Former Freeman High and North Idaho standout Korina Baker has been named the new coach of the Cardinals women’s basketball team, NIC athletic director Bobby Lee announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

NWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

The North Idaho College women won their opening-round game last week against Lower Columbia at Everett Community College before the tournament was postponed.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

NWAC basketball tournaments rescheduled, set to begin Thursday

The NWAC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have been moved and rescheduled, the conference announced.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

NWAC basketball: North Idaho men wrap up unbeaten conference season

Nate Pryor scored 21 points, Jaden Dewar tacked on 17 points and 13 rebounds, and North Idaho closed the season with a 102-82 victory over Columbia Basin in Coeur d’Alene.


North Idaho women’s basketball coach Chris Carlson set to retire

Hanging the 2011 national title banner with a team largely comprised of North Idaho high school products added more sparkle to the crown jewel of Chris Carlson’s successful coaching career.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

North Idaho men down CC Spokane in overtime thriller, Cardinals women win in rout

North Idaho found itself in a rare overtime situation. About as strange as Northwest Athletic Conference juggernaut North Idaho College’s dogfight on Wednesday night at rival Community College of Spokane …


CC Spokane’s Bruce Johnson ready to hang up whistle after successful 32-year coaching stint

CCS hosts rival North Idaho on Wednesday in a men’s and women’s doubleheader, Johnson’s final home game.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Area college basketball: Wenatchee Valley’s late 3 sinks CC Spokane

Chance Michels’ 3-pointer with 3 seconds left lifted Wenatchee Valley to a 78-76 win over CC Spokane in a Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Spokane Falls Community College …


Area roundup: North Idaho men hold off Wenatchee Valley

Nate Pryor’s 19 points led four North Idaho players in double figures as North Idaho College held off a strong challenge from Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday night, edging the Knights …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

NWAC basketball: Garrett White powers CCS past Treasure Valley

Garrett White scored 22 points and was one of five Community Colleges of Spokane players scoring in double figures in a 92-73 victory over Treasure Valley in a Northwest Conference …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Area roundup: Garrett White leads CC Spokane over Walla Walla, North Idaho men remain unbeaten in NWAC East Region

Garrett White scored 25 points and Kobe Reese added 23 as Community Colleges of Spokane fended off Walla Walla 93-83 in Northwest Athletic Conference action Wednesday night at Spokane Falls …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Area basketball roundup: NIC women rally for win over Treasure Valley

Demi Randall scored 15 points, and Anna Schrade added 14 to help North Idaho rally for a 63-58 victory over Treasure Valley in a Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball game …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Area roundup: Garrett White leads CC Spokane men in rout of Yakima Valley

Garrett White scored 26 points and Kobe Reese notched a double-double to lead the visiting CC Spokane men in a 99-69 rout of Yakima Valley on Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Jenni Hull retires from “dream job” with CC Spokane volleyball to spend more time with her family

When Jenni Hull interviewed for the volleyball coaching vacancy at Community Colleges of Spokane in the mid 2000s, she recalls telling then athletic director Maury Ray it was her dream …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

“Out of nowhere” talent Garrett White leads Community Colleges of Spokane

CCS squad is led by a self-made sophomore with an even humbler background than its coach, former Curlew star Jeremy Groth


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Area roundup: Jaron Williams, Garrett White lift CCS past Wenatchee Valley in overtime

Jaron Williams scored 19 points, and Garrett White contributed with 18 to keep CC Spokane undefeated in the Northwest Athletic Conference with a 74-69 overtime win at Wenatchee Valley on …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Area men’s basketball: Austin White, Community Colleges of Spokane pull away for win

Austin White scored 15 of his game-high 17 points in the second half, helping CC Spokane pull away for a 94-77 home victory over Treasure Valley in an NWAC men’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Area roundup: Garrett White leads CC Spokane men past Yakima Valley

Garrett White totaled 26 points and nine rebounds, and CC Spokane beat visiting Yakima Valley 106-95 on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

CCS men run to dominating victory at NWAC Cross Country Championships

The Community Colleges of Spokane men’s cross country team posted a near-perfect score to run away with the NWAC championship on Monday.


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 …