Don’t look now but someone’s gaining on you.
Mead’s Beau Chandler may have the area javelin lead with a throw of 192-0, but teammate Spencer Smith is coming closer.
Smith unleashed a toss of 191-3 at the Centennial Invitational in Gresham, Ore., to give the Panthers a prodigious one-two punch.
Mead won the meet to go along with its easy sweep of University and Ferris that wrapped up yet another league championship.
The Panther girls team swept past its foes to claim a fourth straight league title. And they finished second in the Lake Washington Invitational over the weekend.
Parity thy name is GSL
Don’t like the looks of Greater Spokane League baseball standings? Wait a day and they’ll change.
Over the course of last week’s three games, four different teams held or shared first place.
Most recently it was Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley, although neither Shadle Park nor Mead are out of it. With Mead’s 4-2 win over the Highlanders on Tuesday, the Panthers share fourth, one game out of first place with their fate in their own hands.
Mead must still face University, Prep and CV. The Highlanders are a playoff team but now are two games behind the league leaders with games remaining against third-place Ferris and co-fourth place U-Hi.
Then the teams must gear up for district playoffs.
First-place softball game today
Mead High’s softball team chases first place today when the Panthers host University.
Both teams have 11-2 records after Mead was upset by Rogers 5-2 last week.
In their first meeting Mead scored four first-inning runs and held on for a 4-3 victory.
Stime unbeaten in Frontier tennis
In her first year of Frontier League tennis, Riverside’s Bernice Stime proved to be the girl to beat.
Stime was unbeaten in singles play for the Rams this year.
Lakeside chases baseball title
Lakeside pitching ace George Petticrew lost for the first time, in relief against Freeman on Tuesday, but the Eagles still share first place in the Northeast A League.
After losing 11-0 in the opener of their doubleheader with Colfax last weekend, Lakeside won 3-1 over the Bulldogs, Petticrew getting his seventh straight win.
But on Tuesday, Freeman scored four times in the seventh inning and twice more in the eighth to hand him the loss and drop Lakeside back into a first-place tie.