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What I did this summer: Local athletes gear up for school year with clubs, camps, tournaments

Students in all grades are often prompted by teachers at the start of the school year to provide an essay on what they did over the summer. For potential college-bound …

East Valley faced with breaking in new football, boys basketball coaches

At the end of his first year as athletics director at East Valley, Alec Vermaire faced two big challenges: replace the school’s football coach and boys basketball coach.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson misses final cut at U18 Team USA tryout camp

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson was not among the 12 names revealed on Tuesday to represent the United States at this summer’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson makes first cut at USA men’s U18 National Team tryouts

Gonzaga Prep junior Anton Watson was among 18 finalists to make the initial cut at the USA Men’s Under-18 National Team tryout camp.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Prep notebook: Central Valley recognized as No. 1 girls basketball by MaxPreps

The Central Valley girls basketball team has finished No. 1 nationally for the 2017-18 season in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25 poll of its sportswriters. The Bears edged out once-beaten Riverdale (36-1) …

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson invited to USA Men’s U18 National Team training camp

Gonzaga Prep star forward Anton Watson was invited to USA Men’s U18 National Team training camp.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

More awards for local basketball stars as USA Today names all-state teams

It was an historic season across the region for high school basketball and the awards keep rolling in for those at the top of the class.

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Central Valley boys basketball coach Rick Sloan will retire after 22-year career

As Central Valley basketball coach Rick Sloan prepares to ride off into the sunset, words he said announcing his surprise retirement this week resonated with those written at the dawn …

Central Valley’s Lexie Hull, Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson honored by AP

Central Valley star Lexie Hull has been voted the Associated Press Washington state high school basketball all-classification girls player of the year for 2018.

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Prep notebook: Central Valley’s Lexie Hull, Post Falls’ Melody Kempton named Gatorade state players of the year

Central Valley’s Lexie Hull and Post Falls’ Melody Kempton were named Gatorade girls players of the year for Washington and Idaho, respectively.

Eastern Washington players selected to participate in all-state basketball games

The boys and girls senior all-state basketball games are scheduled for Saturday and several area players will be participating in the festivities.

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson named state player of year by Seattle Times

Anton Watson’s goals are simple. “I want to be remembered,” he said.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Post Falls’ Jake Pfennigs named Idaho’s Gatorade player of the year

Post Falls senior Jake Pfennigs was named 2017-18 Idaho Gatorade boys basketball player of the year on Thursday.

Winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams

The Spokesman-Review winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams as voted on by league members.

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Freeman Scotties get revenge, but fall short in title game

The 2017-18 Freeman squad, with eight seniors, had both the most successful season (24-1) in school history. … Around Freeman, however, there isn’t yet the kind of joyous reverie surrounding …

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Dave Nichols: High-quality prep basketball overshadowed by venue, format issues

I just attended my first “Hardwood Classic” at the Tacoma Dome, so I now feel qualified to offer some observations about the event, at least how I saw it for …

WIAA championships: Garfield topples Rainier Beach in OT to win boys 3A title

Garfield outscored Rainier Beach 13-4 in overtime to win the 3A boys state championship on Saturday night, defeating the Vikings 72-63 at the Tacoma Dome. The game was tight throughout …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Boys 1B: Sunnyside Christian repeats its state championship

Because they don’t dwell on the past, the Sunnyside Christian Knights made some history Saturday night. That includes last year, last week and the last five minutes. The reward was …

Boys 2B: Top-seeded Kittitas/Thorp overpowers St. George’s en route to second straight title

The top-seeded Coyotes fought off the game No. 2 St. George’s Dragons, who gave a good account of themselves for 2 1/2 quarters before succumbing 65-50 in the 2B final …

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Boys 1A: Freeman comes up short again as Lynden Christian takes title

Lynden Christian stunned the Scotties and the boisterous SunDome crowd with five straight 3-pointers late in the first half Saturday night and captured the State 1A boys title with a …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Boys 4A: Gonzaga Prep ‘wins ugly’ to bring home championship

Anton Watson scored 22 points and Gonzaga Prep finished its perfect season with a 54-52 win over Federal Way in the state 4A championship game.

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Idaho boys state basketball: Genesis Prep rolls to championship repeat

Jonny Hillman scored 21 points and the Jaguars led from wire-to-wire, rolling to a 59-33 victory over Carey in the 1A Division II State final Saturday morning at the Ford …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Boys 4A: Naje Smith leads Lewis and Clark over Richland in third-place game

Naje Smith scored 27 points and ninth-seeded Lewis and Clark beat No. 4 seed Richland 76-70 in the state 4A third-place game

State 1B roundup: Colton girls, Sunnyside Christian boys walk away winners

Scores and summaries from Saturday’s State 1B games in the Spokane Arena

State 2B roudup:

Scores and summaries from Saturday’s State 2B games in the Spokane Arena

State 1B roundup: Maguire Isaak’s last-second shot lifts Almira/Coulee-Hartline into title game

Scores and summaries from Friday’s State 1B games in the Spokane Arena

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Boys 2B: St. George’s topples Liberty in overtime, set to face Kittitas/Thorp for title

State 2B champions in 2012-13, the Dragons earned a chance to do it again with a hard fought 64-60 victory in overtime over the Liberty Lancers in a late semifinal …

Boys 4A: Lewis and Clark can’t find late run in loss to Federal Way

Jaden McDaniels scored 29 points and sixth-seeded Federal Way opened up a close game in the latter stages to beat No. 9 seed Lewis and Clark 62-53.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Boys 1A: Freeman flips script on Zillah, earns spot in title game

Freeman worked its way to a 19-point lead in the third quarter, then held off a closing Zillah rush in the state 1A boys semifinals on Friday, winning 76-67 and …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Boys 4A: Anton Watson’s buzzer-beating 3 in OT lifts Gonzaga Prep to finals

Anton Watson nailed a 3-pointer as time expired and No. 1 seed Gonzaga Prep edged fourth-seeded Richland 53-50 in a state 4A semifinal.