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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 12:50 p.m.
The much anticipated football tab appeared in the newspaper today. If you're truly a fan it's a must purchase. Just bypass that tiny mocha for a day. Anyhow, if you want to see our work online, go here. Pictured above is Central Valley coach Rick...
THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Wednesday was the first day Washington high school football teams could practice. We caught up with Shadle Park junior quarterback Brett Rypien (pictured above). He told us that for the Highlanders to be as successful as they want this year, he needs to throw less...
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Thu., April 25, 2013, 2:25 p.m.
Here's our prep-related stories in Thursday's newspaper. Carson Murray of Rogers, pictured above, is a special student-athlete in many ways. Wednesday Walton, standout hurdler at Post Falls, is having an outstanding season. The Greater Spokane League does it right in honoring its scholar athletes. Here's...
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
Thu., March 28, 2013, 10:12 a.m.
Here's the Prep Page menu Feature: Mead thrower Courtney Hutchinson (pictured above) poised for big senior season. Track glance: Here's a league-by-league breakdown of top returning state placers and other things. Column: Idaho state track not what it used to be. Prep notebook: Mead, Gonzaga...
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Thu., March 14, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
It's official: Kent Leiss (pictured above) will not return as boys basketball coach at Coeur d'Alene. The on-again, off-again saga that began in late January concluded Thursday when Leiss was told by Principal Warren Olson and athletic director Todd Gilkey in a 1-hour meeting that...
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
The WIAA hosted the draws for the final three days of the 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B boys and girls basketball state tournaments. Click the tab below to see the pairings. Pictured above is Arizona State University-bound Kelsey Moos of Reardan. The picture...
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 9:58 a.m.
The Mead girls basketball team is hitting on all notes. Here's a feature as the Panthers continue their journey to Tacoma. Pictured above is sophomore wing Sue Winger and coach Quantae Anderson. Post Falls wrestling standout Drake Foster is primed for a state repeat. The...
TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 10:53 a.m.
Final 4A boys and girls state berths were determined yesterday for the round of 16 games Friday and Saturday at regional sites. Click the tab below to see matchups involving Eastern Washington teams. Great Northern League boys and girls teams are playing for state berths...
MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013
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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
I wrote two stories for our newspaper today about the eve-growing concern with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Pictured above is Reed Hopkins of Gonzaga Prep doing rehab. Here's a link to a story about a handful of basketball players who have suffered season-ending injuries...
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 2:17 p.m.
Beginning today and running each Wednesday here and Thursday in the newspaper are the Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball scoring leaders. Click the tab below to see the leaders. Pictured above is the girls leader, sophomore Madison Hovren of Central Valley.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, noon
Call this a prep playoff primer. Or, everything else I couldn’t get into our postseason information box today. And a few other things. Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene running back/linebacker Reece Mahaffy two weeks ago against Lake City. Click the extended tab below to read...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
I wrote a feature that appeared in our newspaper today about a standout Greater Spokane League football player you may not have heard of: Jake Hoffman of North Central. Hoffman (pictured above) will play football at the NCAA Division I level, Where is to be...
MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
Things are definitely getting interesting in several Eastern Washington and North Idaho football leagues. In the Greater Spokane League, Central Valley (5-1) faces Mead (5-1) on Thursday. In key games Friday, Mt. Spokane (1-5) is at University (2-4); Shadle Park (2-4) goes against North Cenral...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 8:32 a.m.
UPDATED Just two teams remain unbeaten in Greater Spokane League football - Mead (4-0) and Gonzaga Prep (4-0) - and they meet Thursday night at Joe Albi Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:15. Last week, an enormous crowd of 12,568 watched Mead hold off upset-minded Mt....
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