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Prep football teams open practice

Washington high school football teams began practicing Wednesday. Defending 4A state champ Ferris will have a new quarterback after returning starter Ben Goodwin suffered an elbow injury. Click here to read a story about Goodwin (pictured above).

Prep baseball, softball notebooks

Here's our first prep baseball notebook that will be in our Tuesday newspaper and appear weekly thereafter through the season. Danny Rowton of Shadle Park (pictured above during American Legion last summer) is hitting .818 after a week.

Here's our first prep softball notebook that will be in our Tuesday newspaper and appear weekly thereafter through the season.

Thursday Prep Page

Click the link below to see what’s on tap today including our Greater Spokane League boys basketball preseason package.

Blanchette: City drops snowball

Our columnist John Blanchette weighed in on the postponement of the semifinal games at Albi Stadium. I suspect a certain city employee has gotten a few nasty e-mails and voice mails the past couple of days. Anyway, here’s Blanchette’s column.

NOTE: I will be tweeting updates from the East Valley/Tumwater and Ferris/Bellarmine Prep games today as I receive them.

CBBN rejects GSL proposal, again

The Columbia Basin Big Nine’s 3A athletic directors again rejected a proposal by the Greater Spokane League’s 3A boys and girls basketball coaches for a chance at a second berth in the WIAA’s new regional/state format, reports GSL secretary Randy Ryan.

Click the tab for more.

Sankey runs wild, G-Prep wins

UPDATED: Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey cruised past the Greater Spokane League’s all-time rushing record as the Bullpups held off Mead 35-21.

The story is here. Sankey’s overall career yardage is now 4,801. So he will crack the 5,000 yard mark with at least two games left - next week against Ferris and a play-in game. By the way, the 359 was 7 yards short of the all-time single best game.

Another record Sankey broke last night was the single scoring mark. He now has 192 points (32 touchdowns), breaking the previous record, 180, set also by CV’s Tyree Clowe.

QUESTION: Hey Coug fans, think Sankey might look good in a WSU uniform?

CLICK the tab below for a game-by-game breakdown for Sankey this season.

Nothing short of amazing


I’ve watched hundreds of prep football games in my 26 years here, but the comeback win by the Ferris Saxons was impressive. Click here to read the story. By the way, Ferris is 7-0. My story listed a 6-0 record. Here’s our GSL roundup here with Gonzaga Prep’s Bishop Sankey inching closer to the league’s all-time career rushing record. Here’s our roundup of the other games in the region. Here’s a list of all the Washington and Idaho scores. And the Lewis and Clark girls soccer team captured the GSL championship here.

CLARIFICATION: The play at the end of the third quarter in the Ferris/Mead game - that I wrote about in the top of my story - was properly conducted by the referees as it turns out. A double personal foul had been called on each team and by rule one more untimed play must be allowed before starting the next quarter. The explanation given in the press box was incorrect. The referees did their job. I personally didn’t see the flags on the play.

Thursday Prep Page


Click the tab to see this week’s menu of prep items. Feel free to offer comments or start a conversation.

CV girls win, Knight shatters record

It was a pretty big day in Greater Spokane League cross country, three records broken and a championship to help mend a broken heart - or broken hearts, because though running is individual, this is definitely a team sport.

We couldn’t be everywhere, particularly at Manito Park, where Kendra Weitz and Katie Morris of Shadle Park broke the girls record and Kenji Bierig won the boys record in beating Shadle’s Nathan Weitz.

We were, however, at Audubon Park, when amazing North Central sophomore Katie Knight broke the 6-week old record of Coeur d’Alene’s senior star Kinsey Gomez, which got overshadowed somewhat by Central Valley surging past Mead for the GSL title. With so much to write and so little room, we are providing you with an extended version of the story online here.

Finish line nears for cross country

Cross country is on the homestretch.

In Idaho, Kinsey Gomez has two races left, regionals in Lewiston on Oct. 23 before heading south to state, where the Coeur d’Alene star goes for her third title, to go with a runnerup finish. We checked in with her today.

Meanwhile, the Greater Spokane League is facing its final two meets with more on today’s action and the standings below.

Narrows League growing

The Tacoma News-Tribune’s Doug Pacey wrote this story about the changing face of the Narrows League. Four teams are moving in, increasing the numbers to 15. But the story points to a larger issue, state re-classification as a whole.

Good day (week) for Panthers

Friday was a particularly good day of a good week for Mead baseball and softball teams. The Panthers boys kept up the torrid offense (although Shadle Park to its credit matched ‘em) in a 12-9 victory at Al K. Jackson Field. Of Mead’s 10 hits, two were doubles, two triples and a home run. Seth Peterson hit is third homer, a 3-run bomb, and doubled. Grant Fink doubled, Jake Schrader and Tyler Benson tripled. But the team nearly let a 12-1 lead get away because: Taylor Raynor had three hits including a double. Luke Jordan had two hits and a double. Tyler Pfeffer had three hits and doubled twice among the Highlanders 13 base knocks.

As for the girls, following back-to-back wins over Central Valley and University, the Panthers are now tied with the Titans for first place with 4-1 records. CV and Shadle Park are half a game behind heading into spring break. Mead beat U-Hi Friday 5-4 on Emma Barrington’s bases loaded single. Barrington, whose dad John is the coach, and Breanna Lookabill each had two hits. It looks like it’s going to be quite a race for two 4A regional berths.

Revised thoughts on GSL boys

After watching the first few games of the Greater Spokane League boys basketball season, I’m tending to re-think my pre-season predictions. Nothing has made me change my mind about Gonzaga Prep as No. 1 and despite last night’s score, I’m not bailing on Shadle Park.

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