Mead gymnasts end GSL unbeaten
Mead finished the Greater Spokane League gymnastics season as the unbeaten champion after winning the final league meet of the year over the other three 4A schools at the Mead/Mt. Spokane Gymnastics Center on Thursday night
The Panthers won with 166.625 points to Central Valley’s 160.25. Ferris was third and Lewis and Clark fourth.
Mead senior Cadie Pratt won the all-around and finished as the top all-around performer for the season. She also won the bars and vault Thursday while CV’s Issabella Erdem was first on the floor.
The meet also counted as the qualifier for the 4A regionals. Mead and Central Valley were team qualifiers.
Regionals will be held on Feb. 9 at Mt. Rainier High in Des Moines. The 3A regional is the same day at Kennewick.
Host Post Falls ran off six consecutive victories in the lower weights and then, after a pair of Coeur d’Alene wins, won four more in a row to take a 56-22 Inland Empire League 5A victory.
The closest decision came at 113 pounds where Lucas Bolster of Post Falls beat Mario Peregrina 4-0.
• Timberlake won seven matches, five by pin, to down visiting Kellogg 39-27 in an Intermountain League match.
In one of the best matches, Bryson Vergobbi of Kellogg defeated Tristan O’Brien 16-9 at 126. Vergobbi trailed going into the second period before taking the lead with a reversal and near-fall.
Priest River (7-8, 1-3) made 11 of 14 free-throw attempts – accounting for all but two of the Spartans’ fourth-quarter points – and defeated host Bonners Ferry 52-41 for its first Intermountain League win. The Spartans rode several transition buckets to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter while the remainder of the game played out evenly.
Zack Roland was 5 of 8 from the field and 5 of 7 from the line to lead the Spartans with 15 points. Dalton Sommer added 14 points and RC Akre 10.
The Badgers (5-9, 1-2) were led by 12 points from Ryan Farrens and 11 from Evan Moe.
Priest River (12-6, 5-0) clinched the Intermountain League championship with a 32-29 victory at Bonners Ferry (13-5, 2-3). The Spartans had a one-point lead entering the final quarter and held on despite missing their final five free throws. The Badgers missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Steffie Pavey scored nine points for Priest River while Savannah Woods of Bonners Ferry led all scorers with 12.