Seven months after they played their last high school football games, three North Side football players are scheduled to don the pads again.
The three players will be part of the East/West All-Star Football Summer Classic Friday at Joe Albi Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Among the Greater Spokane League athletes named to play on the East team are Rogers lineman Matt Miethe, North Central defensive back Jimmy Lake and Mead quarterback Griffin Garske.
The Pirates’ Cory Smiley and Mead’s Rich Naccarato and Jeff Pilkington were named as alternates.
North Central’s Jerry McCullough is an assistant coach of the squad.
Tickets for the game are $6 for adults and $4 for students. They can be purchased at Albi Stadium or G&B; Select-A-Seat.
G&B; is also selling a $10 family pass for two adults and two students.
The game will be broadcast on KTRW-AM radio 970 and tape-delayed on television on the KXLY-Extra, channel 14.
Little changes in Legion
Little changed during last week’s abbreviated American Legion baseball schedule.
North Side teams M&L; Construction and Chapter 11/Longhorn Barbecue both kept pace atop the league.
In their only reported games, M&L; Construction (Mead) remained unbeaten at 5-0 with Monday’s 7-6 win over Job Quest.
The team rallied from a 5-1 fifth-inning deficit and won the game in the bottom of the seventh.
Jeff Rinck’s second hit of the night set up the winning run, which he later scored on an error.
He was one of five multiple-hit players, including Marcus Muzatko, who had three, two of them doubles.
Aaron Hancock pitched a three-hit shutout for Chapter 11/Longhorn. The 3-0 victory over Maxwell House (North Central) improved the Shadle Park team, in second place, to 6-1.
Chapter scored a run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth. Christiaan Ross and Joe Baune each singled in a run. Chris Wilson hit a double and later scored.
Maxwell House lost two of three, both by shutout.
Hillyard Boosters won two of four games, edging Washington Trust Bank 5-4 and Scott’s Custom Homes 7-5 thanks to a five-run fourth inning.
Mike Schock, who had two hits, and Rob McLaughlin each drove in a pair of runs during Monday’s win. Earlier in the week Cory Smiley had two hits in the win over WTB.
Bob Kuch had a sacrifice fly during that game and two hits during Monday’s victory.
Tournament this weekend
Franklin Park this weekend will be the scene of the Fourth of July Shootout, a girls fast pitch softball invitational tournament.
Teams for players aged 18 and under and 16 and under from throughout the Northwest will participate, including North Side Spokane Girls Fast Pitch League teams.