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State slowpitch softball: Central Valley, Mt. Spokane claim championships

Roundup of Saturday’s Washington state slowpitch softball action


Draft League encourages older softball players to put fun, fairness before competition

David Smith wanted to participate in a softball league more aligned with his skill set and competitive desires, so he seized the initiative and created his own.


Locally: Bob Castle named Whitworth’s interim softball coach for upcoming season

Director of athletics Tim Demant moved quickly to fill the position after Cristal Brown, who had been the head coach for eight seasons, resigned last week to become head coach …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Youth notebook: Mt. Spokane Wild sending trio of teams to American Legion state tournaments

Mt. Spokane Wild are sending a team to state in each of the three American Legion baseball divisions.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Sounders 18U girls make it to quarterfinals at US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals

Spokane Sounders 18U girls had the best showing of five area teams that qualified for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals last month in Boise.


Youth notebook: Jordan Rabe, Jailyn Strauss win Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Scholarship Awards

Jordan Rabe of Northwest Christian and Jailyn Strauss of Ferris, all-stars on the field and Spokane Scholars honorees off, were named 2019 recipients of the Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association …


UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title

Kinsley Washington’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted UCLA past Oklahoma 5-4, and the Bruins won the championship series 2-0. It is UCLA’s 13th national title …


Huskies bow out of softball series on Rachel Garcia’s walk-off HR for UCLA

Rachel Garcia hit a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th inning and threw a shutout as UCLA beat Washington 3-0 in 10 innings to reach the championship series.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Taran Alvelo strikes out 16; Washington tops Oklahoma State 1-0 at Women’s College World Series

Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game on Saturday night.


Huntley Project Softball’s First State Championship Feels Like Déjà Vu

Huntley Project High School may have only just won it’s first B/C softball championship, but for the players it’s a familiar feeling.


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.


Carroll Softball Teammates Study Human-Animal Bond

Carroll College softball remains in the postseason picture with the regular season winding down but some Fighting Saints are developing more than just their game.


Carroll Softball Nearly Unbeaten During April

Carroll College softball is looking to build upon back-to-back series victories on Treasure State soil as they hit the road once again this weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Prep softball: Post Falls shortstop Bubba Gleaves will pursue dream of Ivy League education

Nobody envisioned that when Bailey Gleaves left Post Falls it would be on a transcontinental, 2,500-mile trek. The shortstop known as “Bubba” by friends and family hadn’t even considered it.


Carroll Softball Enduring More Road Games

Carroll College softball is not playing the first home series of 2019 this weekend as planned but strong team culture continues to help the Fighting Saints overcome adversity.


Bozeman softball focuses on positives for 2019 season

Though most of Bozeman is still buried under feet of snow, the Hawks softball team is making the most out of their preseason practice with a new coach and hopeful …


Student of the Week: Helena’s Reegan Walsh

Reegan Walsh and her softball teammates helped Helena have a “dino-mite” time at the annual Science Circus.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Local briefs: Grey Sox of Spokane win world championship

Spokane has a world masters slowpitch softball champion. Grey Sox returned from the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week with the title in the …


U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …


U.S. beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

Pitcher Rachel Garcia drives in the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Youth sports notebook: Spokane Stealth-Tibbits leads showing at softball tournament

Spokane Stealth-Tibbits placed second in 16U B to lead the showing of four Spokane-area teams in the National Softball Association (NSA) girls fastpitch Northwest World Series last weekend in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Plenty of competitive fire left in the tanks of players in the Spokane Senior Softball League

Injuries are common, home runs are rare and the fun is evident in this five-team, 65-and-older softball league that ends its season with a championship series.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Area roundup: Washington State distance runners Chandler Teigen, Kaili Keefe qualify for NCAA Championships

Washington State 1,500-meter runners Chandler Teigen and Kaili Keefe qualified for the NCAA Championships Saturday during the third and final day of the NCAA West Regional track and field meet …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 1B softball: Sarah Bradshaw throws two-hit shutout, ACH wins 1B championship

Sarah Bradshaw tossed a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks and the Warriors (24-3) knocked off Quilcene 11-0 in six innings to claim the state 1B championship at …


State 1A softball: Olivia Charbonneau helps Lakeside rout Elma in title game

Olivia Charbonneau hit a three-run homer and Lakeside (20-7) routed Elma 19-9 in the state 1A championship game at Columbia Playfield in Richland.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 2B softball: Mattea Nelson, Northwest Christian blank Napavine to claim championship

Northwest Christian senior pitcher Mattea Nelson wasn’t taking any chances at Kiwanis Park on Saturday afternoon.


Area roundup: Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualifies for NCAA track and field championships

Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday by setting a personal best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles during the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


Prep state previews: Area teams set to spread over state in hopes of bringing home titles this weekend

There are plenty of teams left in the baseball and softball state playoffs, with tennis and track and field this weekend as well. Here’s a look at all of the …


Prep softball: Inchelium wins 1B district championship; ACH, Pomeroy, Colton also headed to state

Four teams qualified for state out of the District 5-6-7-9 1B tournament, with Inchelium defeating Almira/Coulee-Hartline 6-3 in the championship game at Medical Lake on Monday.