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UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Central Valley boys basketball coach Rick Sloan will retire after 22-year career

As Central Valley basketball coach Rick Sloan prepares to ride off into the sunset, words he said announcing his surprise retirement this week resonated with those written at the dawn …


Billy Ames leads CV boys past LC in 4A subregional loser-out game

Billy Ames provided a spark in the final two quarters, and his hustle proved infectious as the Bears rallied to knock off visiting Lewis and Clark 53-46 in a 4A …


Greg Lee: Second half of GSL basketball should be highly entertaining

Sean Mallon has made his presence known in a big way at his alma mater.


Better shooting, balanced attack leads CV boys past CdA

Considering how frigid the Central Valley boys basketball team’s shooting was three days earlier, the Bears were downright on fire Friday.


CV picks longtime assistant Ryan Butner as new football coach

Ryan Butner put his handprints on the Central Valley football program long before the head coaching job opened.


Central Valley’s Cameron Tucker has matured as more balanced player

Cameron Tucker has learned a valuable lesson. It’s taken the 6-foot-4 Central Valley senior three years, but he’s discovered that by doing less he can do more.


Eli Emerson flourishing after cardiac arrest

Eli Emerson has much to be grateful for.


GSL boys: CV pulls away in fourth, tops Ferris

It took the Central Valley boys team three quarters to score 25 points Saturday. Then it took the Bears just eight minutes to exceed it by one point.


GSL boys basketball: Emerson pours in career high 21, lifts CV past LC

Eli Emerson came off the bench to score a career high 21 points, leading visiting Central Valley to a big 55-45 victory over the Lewis and Clark Tigers in a …


Central Valley’s Scott Peck ready to stand out

Scott Peck has been on quite an odyssey. For the first time since early in his sophomore year, the Central Valley senior will play sports injury free.


CV’s Michael Hannan took his shot when it came

Call him a late bloomer. Say he’s making up for lost time. More than anything, though, Central Valley basketball player Michael Hannan is making the most of his opportunity – …


Greg Lee: Laura Stockton sends shoe flying, nearly takes out tasty delight

If you’ve been around prep sports as long as I have – 30 years and counting – you’re bound to see odd things once in a while. Until Tuesday, though, …


Basketball preview: Idaho boys

Inland Empire League Outlook


Washington State names Wayne Phipps as new track and field coach

The modern history of track and field at Washington State can be measured in eras, and it does not take very long to list them. Since 1946 there have been …


Leaving bar set high

PULLMAN – It was the spring of 1967, and UCLA’s track team headed north for a dual meet at Washington State. Such a thing actually used to happen back then. …


Blanchette: Sloan retiring after 41 years at WSU

Rick Sloan’s run as Wazzu’s track coach hits the finish line next weekend as the Cougars host the Pac-12 championships at Mooberry Track, a retirement from a position though not …


GSL boys: Three-way tie at the top thanks to Saxons’ win

With two games left in Greater Spokane League boys basketball, there’s a three-way tie at the top. Ferris forced the logjam Thursday, knocking off leader Central Valley 64-62 in a …


Benzel: Act III

When Ron and Molly Benzel began having children, they were blessed with a daughter and a son. They thought two children would suffice. Then 12 years after their second child …


Central Valley boys storm past U-Hi

Except for some silly fouls in the first half, Central Valley boys basketball coach Rick Sloan saw a lot he liked Friday. He was surprised, though, by the final score.


‘Daisy’ Daines enjoying CV on, off court

The way Central Valley senior Austin Daines sees it, you only go through high school once so you might as well get every ounce of joy out of it. And …


Unselfishness part of Bears’ strength

Rick Sloan doesn’t compare teams. Sure, the Central Valley boys basketball coach admits that his Bears have the same ingredients of the team that took second at the State 4A …


GSL boys basketball preview

The Bears return four starters. They are seniors Adam Chamberlain, Beau Byus, A.J. Kundsen and Austin Daines. Two other seniors, Justin Fayant and Trey Carolan, will see considerable playing time. …


Some high school coaches queasy about players hitting streets

Rick Sloan used to have a line-in-the-sand stance when it came to any of his Central Valley boys basketball players participating in Hoopfest. The gist of it was he didn’t …


Bears set to run

With seven seniors on his team that finished runner-up at the State 4A boys basketball tournament last year, Central Valley coach Rick Sloan knew there would be work to do …


Tournaments feature rough roads to titles

St. George’s boys basketball coach Ryan Peplinski didn’t attend the draw Sunday for the final three days of the State 2B tournament. And he didn’t watch the live stream from …


GSL teams make best of modified tourney format

Is it state or is it just a state of being? Technically, it is state. When the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made radical changes to its state boys and girls …


U-Hi gives CV another scare

The Central Valley-University boys basketball game Tuesday was so good it’s worth a second look. For CV, the close call was its toughest test since, well, the first matchup against …


Bears claw past Titans

No matter the sport, Austin Rehkow finds a way to perform in clutch situations. His latest installment took place at the Arena when he made 11 straight free throws in …


Unbeaten Bears stifle Saxons

A.J. Knudsen isn’t so much making up for lost time as he’s making the most of his time. The Central Valley junior guard missed four games with a concussion. He …


CV Bears turn heads once again

We can’t look forward in 2013 without taking quick inventory of what transpired in 2012. And when it comes to prep athletic success in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, this …