Stories tagged: obituary
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
The woman considered the mother of girls high school sports in Spokane has died.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Homero Gómez González, a former logger who became one of central Mexico’s most prominent defenders of the region’s monarch butterfly population, was found dead Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
In perhaps one of the most satisfying days in his tenure as athletics director, Pete Isakson got to take part in the groundbreaking for the UI’s new basketball arena, set …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
John Blanchette: ‘Positive stubbornness’ allowed Sam Jankovich to reshape Washington State athletics
Sam Jankovich, who died in his sleep early Wednesday morning at the age of 85, was sometimes brusque, often polarizing, combustible, fiercely loyal. Also wise counsel and enduring friend.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
With an unmistakable style featuring a self-deprecating sense of humor and unique voice, Ron Fairly was a distinctive presence on the Seattle Mariners radio and television broadcasts for 14 seasons.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Jankovich began his tenure at Washington State in 1968 as an assistant on Jim Sweeney’s football staff.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
Former Whitworth baseball coach ‘Spike’ Grosvenor leaves lasting legacy on, off the field after his death
A curveball that didn’t curve. That’s how I met Spike Grosvenor.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019
Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
Larry Stone: Jim Bouton made sure the Seattle Pilots would live forever with his seminal book ‘Ball Four’
The thing about Jim Bouton that always amazed me – and warmed my heart – was the pure joy he derived from his masterpiece, “Ball Four.”
Tue., May 21, 2019
During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019
Jack Bloxom was the face of North Idaho College’s baseball program for 30 years and a fixture in the region’s baseball scene.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
Chris Harrison had a smile for everyone he met and brought his charisma onto the basketball court, along with a fierce competitive streak.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018
Longtime Carroll College football coach Bob Petrino Sr., the father of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and Idaho coach Paul Petrino, has died at his home in Montana. He was …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Hobbs compiled a 188-104-8 record with the Greyhounds football team, highlighted by three consecutive undefeated seasons. He was named the Inland Empire Coach of the Year in 1979 and was …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson, ‘the soundtrack of Saturday afternoons in the autumn,’ dies at age 89
Throughout a career that spanned 52 years, Keith Jackson’s voice accompanied the telecast of a few of the country’s – and world’s – classic sporting events. He worked 15 Rose …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, has died. He was 94.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as “The Voice,” has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Bryan Murray, a longtime NHL coach and general manager who helped turn around the Washington Capitals and took the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Final, has died at 74.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017
John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book “Fear Strikes Out,” has died. He was 87.