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Lots Of Track Invitations

The invitational track season comes to full flower this weekend. Most bigger schools compete in Ferris’s Big Red Invitational this morning while Valley Christian School hosts its annual smaller school …


Panthers Open First B Appearance With Bang

With a big lead over DeSales on Thursday, Valley Christian starters watched from the bench as their subs got a chance to play. They didn’t score, much to the amusement …


Valley Christian Panthers Took The Hard Way To State B Tourney

Panther power took them to state. Front row, Brent Decker, Jeremy Decker; Row 2, Matt Troyer, Jonathon Brecto; Row 3, coach Ray Ricks, Tyson Lacy, coach Steve Altmeyer, Keith Bolster; …


Mead Girls Two Wins Away From Return To State

The championship was five days old and her team just hours away from its first regional basketball game, but Mead’s unfailingly optimistic coach Annette Wing was still bubbling. “It’s so …


Valley Christian Enjoys First ‘B’ Tourney Berth

Having expectations is one thing. Realizing them often is another. There’s euphoria at Valley Christian School, which has qualified for its first boys State B basketball tournament. By beating Curlew …


Saxon Wrestlers Place At State Three Ferris High Grapplers Finish In Top Eight In Weight Classes

Ferris High School’s Ryan Ellis, left, entangles Charlie Ashbaugh of Tahoma during the semifinal round of the state wrestling championships in Tacoma. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review


EV Toughs It Out For 2nd In State

Unable to repeat last year’s state team wrestling championship, East Valley was nonetheless happy with second place in the new 3A classification at Mat Classic X. “A second-place finish after …


Work Ethic Pays Off For CV Girls

Rare is the year in the past decade that the Central Valley girls basketball team has not been a title contender. This season was no exception. With two victories this …


Lakeside Wrestlers Resting Up Before Title Endeavor

A pair of Lakeside wrestlers welcomes the chance to rest and recuperate before the Eagles’ bid to become a two-time state champion. While eight Great Northern League athletes per weight …


Loss To Odessa Good Lesson For Valley Christian

When Valley Christian was outscored 18-0 by Odessa in the fourth quarter of a Bi-County League basketball game two weeks ago, Panther coach Steve Altmeyer called the loss a blessing …


Unbeaten Lakeside, Riverside Girls Face Important Match

Lakeside and Riverside girls basketball teams will match different defensive styles when the two Great Northern League unbeatens meet Friday night. At stake is undisputed first place. It also will …


U-Hi Bench Not Getting Many Splinters In Girls Hoops

Casey Lektorich told administrators at University High that she’d get three 3-point baskets against Lewis and Clark last Friday. She only got two and had to answer for it on …


Dream Duals Will Test Knight Wrestlers

The evidence is overwhelming, based on East Valley’s 51-16 mauling of contender Clarkston, that the Knights have bigger worries than Frontier League wrestling. They’ll test their dominance today at the …


Lakeside Girls Off To Solid Start In Basketball

Who is the best girls basketball team in the Spokane area? It would be tough to argue a case with followers of Lakeside High. The Eagles already have beaten Greater …


CV Grappler Savors Tri-State Victory

When Central Valley’s John Reese won the 119-pound weight class at last weekend’s prestigious Tri-State Tournament, the Bear senior was not surprised. “I knew I could do it,” he said. …


Valley Rivals Cv, U-Hi Shoot Some Hoops Tonight

Central Valley travels to University tonight for the first basketball meeting of the year between the Valley rivals. The boys teams play at 6:45 p.m., with the girls game to …


Lakeside Wrestling Tucks Two Tourney Wins Under Belt

Lakeside High continues to add laurels to an already acclaimed wrestling program. Last year’s State A/B champions have won two invitational tournaments this season against the biggest and best schools …


Formula Works Against Knight Volleyballers

East Valley’s volleyball team had been to state for two successive years. This year’s team may have been its best, yet the season ended a week before the State 3A …


Ex-Eagle Runner Wheeler In Naia Championship Race

Matt Wheeler File photo


District Loss Ends Soccer Hopes

Leah Brereton, of the U-Hi Titans, fights for control of the ball during the playoff game with Ferris. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Mead Harriers’ Reign At Stake At State Meet

Mead may need a miracle to continue its string of boys state cross country championships. The Panthers will run in Pasco on Saturday, its nine-year reign in jeopardy. The team …


Five Valley Teams Are Headed For State Cross Country Meets

WV’s Cori Watke prepares for her race Wednesday at Hangman Valley. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Mead Seeks 9th Playoff Appearance

All four football playoff teams from the Greater Spokane League can be decided Friday night when Mead travels to University. The Titans are the team that can prevent the Panthers …


CV Gets Set For Two Tough Football Games

Central Valley must get down to basics for its final two Greater Spokane League football games. “The next two weeks are blocking and tackling weeks,” said Bear coach Rick Giampietri. …


U-Hi Cross Country Girls Running For Title

A year ago, University High’s girls cross country team won the battle but lost the war. The Titans defeated Lewis and Clark 27-34 during league competition, then lost to the …


Highlanders Strong Against Unbeatens

The significance of last week’s cross country meet at Shadle Park wasn’t so much the outcome between unbeatens Mead and University as it was the effort in defeat by Shadle …


Ev, U-Hi Facing Tough Games

East Valley has its back against the wall and University has its work cut out in featured Friday night football games. The Knights, following a disheartening 28-27 loss to Clarkston, …


Cv, U-Hi Triumphant

Central Valley passed the second-half test. University showed there’s no substitute for athleticism. On the road for a rare Valley doubleheader at Joe Albi Stadium, both were ingredients for victory …


Panthers Prepare For Undefeated Bears

The way for Mead to repeat as Greater Spokane League football champions is with a victory tonight over unbeaten Central Valley. It won’t be easy. “They’re so big, they’re illegal,” …


CV Faces Stern Test In Game Against Mead

Central Valley’s football team has scarcely been tested since its shaky season-opening win over Ferris. But tonight CV faces what should be their sternest test as they enter the meat …