Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:55 a.m. |
It’s state basketball time so it must mean that the Post Falls boys team is headed to Nampa again.
The Central Valley girls basketball team, reigning State 4A champs and winners of 52 straight games, are heavily favored to repeat.
It’s no secret the Freeman boys basketball team wants to get back to the State 1A championship game.
For the past four seasons the boys’ State 2A basketball championship has resided at either end of a 40-mile stretch of Highway 195. The first two years the Big Gold Ball resided in Pullman. The last two it’s been in Clarkston.
New coaches often inherit teams short on wins and long on challenges.
Season after season, Coeur d’Alene is favored to win the 5A Inland Empire League title and expected to compete for a state championship.
The St. Maries football team is coming off its most successful season in some time.
There are a lot of question marks throughout the Great Northern League so picking a favorite is a challenge.
Going into the 2016 season, to say there’s not much definitive for Greater Spokane League 3A football teams is nothing short of an understatement.
The 2016 Gonzaga Prep Bullpups aren’t the Bullpups of last year. That’s not to say they can’t achieve similar success, though.
While the Timberlake Tigers are favored to claim a 13th consecutive crown and advance to the state playoffs for a 14th straight year under Roy Albertson, this is the first season in some time that Timberlake should be challenged.
The Republic Tigers are doing the best they can to appear threatening after graduation took nine seniors off the team that twice made it to the state semifinals.
While most coaches expected Odessa-Harrington to run away with the Northeast 1B South last year, the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors battled all the way to a state title.
League schedulers were not generous to Northeast 2B newcomer Asotin.
Until anyone can upend Colville, the Indians are the team to beat in Northeast A.
It’s hard to see anyone knocking off Touchet in Southeast 1B, according Garfield-Palouse head coach Willy Woltering.
There’s no doubt that the White Star League road goes through Kendrick this year.
Quick – what was the prevailing theme as Greater Spokane League football teams held their first practices of the 2016 season?
Two days after capping an undefeated freshman year and state championship, Post Falls’ Ridge Lovett was back in the practice room gearing up for the spring/summer season.
It’s not a new fangled idea but Alex Hamill believes he can help high school and club athletic teams raise funds to meets needs where traditional fund raising falls short or takes more time.