Stories tagged: obituary
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
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, 8:04 p.m.
Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
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, 4:08 p.m.
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, 10:58 p.m.
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, 4:31 p.m.
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, 5:18 p.m.
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, 4:48 p.m.
Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
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, 4:28 p.m.
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, 4:42 p.m.
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, 10:24 p.m.
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, 8:04 p.m.
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, 8:22 p.m.
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, 10:22 p.m.
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, 8:49 p.m.
Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
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, 7:54 p.m.
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, 8:20 p.m.
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, 7:38 p.m.
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, 8:09 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law’s home …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Gordie Howe, the legend who became so synonymous with his beloved sport that he was “Mr. Hockey,” has died.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52.
Sun., March 1, 2015
Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48. The Knicks confirmed …