Josh Horton

Sports journalist

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Josh Horton is sports journalist at Gonzaga University. Currently, he is The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review's beat writer for the Spokane Chiefs minor league hockey team.

Horton is a senior at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Bachelors of Education degree in Sports Management. He also is pursuing a minor in promotions (marketing/public relations based curriculum). 

During summer 2016, Horton was a sports intern at The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, where he served as the paper's Spokane Indians beat writer. He's also worked on the Review's sports state desk since Aug. 2015 and has been a frequent contributor, covering topics such as Gonzaga men's and women's basketball, Eastern Washington men's basketball and high school sports.

During summer 2015, Horton was a sports intern at the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Washington. He helped with local sports coverage, with an emphasis on the Kitsap Bluejackets, a summer collegiate wood bat team in the West Coast League. 

Horton is the digital media editor of The Gonzaga Bulletin weekly student newspaper, overseeing the newspaper's website and producing fresh content for it. He is also a campus correspondent for Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush. 

Portfolio
Spokesman.com
11/01/2016
Kyle Cody guides Spokane Indians to series-finale win over Salem-Keizer

Some equate the pitching mound to a deserted island: a place where you labor all alone. Pitcher Kyle Cody, who threw five quality innings in the Spokane Indians' 7-1 win over Salem-Keizer on Saturday, wouldn't agree with that association. He knows he's not alone.

The Seattle Times
09/09/2016
No. 8 Skyline takes three overtimes to get revenge on No. 6 Gonzaga Prep

Isaiah Shim rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns as the Spartans beat the Bullpups 26-23 in a rematch of last year's Class 4A state title game. Share story SPOKANE - For the No. 8 Skyline Spartans, a program accustomed to winning state championships, the prospect of starting a season 0-2 was unthinkable.

Kitsapsun
08/09/2015
League of Dreams: West Coast League helps baseball players take next step

EAST BREMERTON - As Kitsap BlueJackets fans walked down the left field line for the exits at Gene Lobe Field following a loss last month to the Wenatchee AppleSox, they didn't gripe or complain about the team or any of the players - even the shortstop who committed two errors in the final three innings - though the loss didn't bode well for Kitsap's miniscule chance of sneaking into the playoffs.

The Gonzaga Bulletin
Friends Few and Boeheim face off in Sweet 16

While his personality can be misread by the public, it's much harder to misinterpret Boeheim's coaching philosophy. Syracuse's signature 2-3 zone has been Boeheim's defense of choice for years, and per usual, it's been stingy in the NCAA Tournament. 'Cuse's defense held its opponents to 51 and 50 points, respectively, in its first and second round games.

Spokesman.com
11/01/2016
Stephen Bruno carries Eugene to victory over Spokane Indians

Stephen Bruno went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and Eugene rolled to a 6-3 win over the Spokane Indians Monday at Avista Stadium, the Emeralds fourth straight over the Indians. Eugene extended its winning streak to 11 following the victory.

The Gonzaga Bulletin
Coaching legend bids farewell

It was around 1 a.m. on Jan. 23, the morning after Gonzaga notched a win over its West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary's. The fans, players and coaches were long gone from the McCarthey Athletic Center, but Jerry Krause, director of basketball operations, was just finishing his post-game duties.

The Gonzaga Bulletin
Empty offensive possessions doom Zags in loss to UCLA

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins ran his hands through his hair in frustration as the final buzzer sounded Saturday night. The Bulldogs walked off the court losers of two of their last three games in the McCarthey Athletic Center, a building GU has only lost at 12 times since it was opened in 2004.

The Gonzaga Bulletin
Eric McClellan receives second chance at Gonzaga

Dudney always saw McClellan's potential, but the letter solidified his belief that he had a future, not just in basketball, but as a person. "I knew deep down he wanted to make a change, I knew who he wanted to be," Dudney said. "At the time, I think he really wanted to be a better kid."

Kitsapsun
06/20/2015
Jacobson a volunteer veteran at the U.S. Open

When Washington State Golf Association director of membership and club relations Shari Jacobson sits in the stands at a Mariners game, it is not the superstar players, the bells and whistles of Safeco Field or the breathtaking views of downtown Seattle that grabs her attention. Rather, it's the work behind the scenes.

Kitsapsun
07/16/2015
Rough Coaching: Becoming golf coach is hard but rewarding

Chris Keough wasn't always a golf instructor. The Bremerton product was working as a financial adviser in Seattle. He was fresh out of college, where he played golf at Pacific Lutheran University. Keough's playing career didn't extend past college and he wound up with a "real-world job" soon after.

Spokesman.com
02/02/2016
Adam Helewka carries load as hot Chiefs defeat Moose Jaw

The Spokane Chiefs are one of the hottest team in the Western Hockey League, winning eight out of their last 10, and last year's leading goal scorer Adam Helewka has been a huge help. Helewka scored a pair of goals in Spokane's 5-2 win over WHL Eastern Conference foe Moose Jaw on Saturday at the Arena.

Kitsapsun
08/06/2015
Bainbridge Island's Warkentin wins state junior golf title at Gold Mountain

BREMERTON - Bainbridge Island's Sam Warkentin won the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club on Thursday afternoon, shooting a 3-under 69 on the final day to pull away from the group. Warkentin carded a 4-under 32 on the back nine of the Olympic Course to secure his second straight WJGA state title and third overall.

Kitsapsun
07/08/2015
This Tie is a Win: Kitsap Pumas earn point needed to wrap up PDL's Northwest Division

EAST BREMERTON - The Kitsap Pumas clinched their fourth Premier Developmental League Northwest Division Championship in seven years on Wednesday night, drawing against Portland Timber U-23 1-1. "It feels pretty good," Kitsap defender Jake Bond said. "It's what we strive for the whole season, a lot of hard work came into it."

Spokesman.com
11/01/2016
Eric Lauer and Tri-City offense hands Spokane Indians ninth straight loss

Eric Lauer made the biggest decision of his life on the outcome of a video game. Lauer, whose Tri-City Dust Devils handed Spokane Indians their ninth straight loss in a 9-3 walloping, received a call from the Texas Rangers as a senior in high school, offering to take him with the 30th overall pick.

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