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  • Mt. Spokane speedster Naccarato sports improved burst

    Every year the Greater Spokane League has a football player like Chase Naccarato. The type of player who makes an impact at multiple spots. That stands to reason why a …


  • Burst on the scene

    Adam Talley was a soccer player masquerading as a tentative sophomore running back for the East Valley junior varsity last fall while the varsity was masquerading as a football team. …


  • IEL story lines

    The 5A coaches were right last year. They believed a state champion could emerge from league a year ago, and the same sentiment lingers for this fall. Coeur d’Alene will …


  • NE 1B/South story lines

    The two-division Northeast 1B League last year had five of eight play-in game participants and ultimately all four quarterfinalists. One of those, Almira/Coulee-Hartline has made five playoff appearances, including a …


  • Use your speed any way you can

    Speed is a valuable intangible in any sport, especially football. If an offense’s skill players are quicker than the defense’s skill players, a team has a measurable advantage.


  • SE 1B story lines

    The traditionally strong league – winners of eight state championships in 13 years – has been down a bit of late. Last season the SE 1B was swept out before …


  • North Star League football schedules

    Clark Fork Kootenai Lakeside Mullan Wallace Aug. 26: Lakeside 50, Clark Fork 0 Aug. 26: Wallace 54, Kootenai 14 Aug. 26: Lakeside 50, Clark Fork 0 Aug. 26: Bye Aug. …


  • GSL story lines

    At least eight teams – and 10 if you talk to them all – believe they can challenge for a state playoff berth. Four 4A schools – defending league and …


  • Cda Vikings’ Carlos Martinez has always had the speed, now he has matured as a person

    The best move Coeur d’Alene senior running back Carlos Martinez has ever made or will ever have made hasn’t come on the football field. It came the summer before his …


  • NE 1B/North story lines

    In their third straight semifinal appearance, the Cusick Panthers reached the state finals, uncharacteristically fumbling six times in a title loss to Lummi. The experience was worth it. “For the …


  • SEB football schedules

    Colton Garfield-Palouse LaCrosse-Washtucna St. John-Endicott Pomeroy Touchet Sept. 2: at Wilbur-Creston, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: Bye Sept. 2: Salmon River, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: Odessa-Harrington, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: at …


  • GSL football schedules

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  • Intermountain League football schedules

    Bonners Ferry Kellogg Priest River St. Maries Timberlake Aug. 26: Grangeville 48, BF 0 Aug. 26: Bye Aug. 26: Bye Aug. 26: Coeur d’Alene JV Aug. 26: Timberlake 49, Libby, …


  • Wide-open 8-man game plays into the hands of talented ACH and speedy Derek Isaak

    With three fewer people per side on the football field in eight-man football, speed is what separates the contenders from the pretenders. Almira/Coulee-Hartline, which went 11-1 last season, losing only …


  • Colfax running back Li hopes to make big splash for rebuilding Bulldogs

    Speedy Chace Bell of Reardan has graduated. So Northeast 2B football coaches can breathe a sigh of relief. While Alvin Li won’t be doing any Bell impersonations, longtime Colfax coach …


  • NE 1B football schedules

    Columbia-Inchelium Curlew Wellpinit Cusick Selkirk Northport Republic (Independent) Sept. 2: Republic, 3 p.m. Sept. 2: at Selkirk, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: Northport, 3 p.m. Sept. 2: at ACH, 7 p.m. …


  • Cusick’s Sample excels wherever he lines up on the football field

    When Ryan Sample was a ninth grader, the multifaceted Cusick athlete was named best 1B freshman in the state by an 8-man football web site. That was as a defender.


  • NSL story lines

    The more things change, the more things remain the same in the North Star League. Since Wallace dropped to 1A Division I 8-man football in 2004, the Miners have earned …


  • Lakeside’s Stivers switches from creating gaps to running through them

    After three years blocking for others, Jeremy Stivers hopes the other way around works for him. The Lakeside (Plummer/Worley) senior is switching from left guard, where he’s been a starter …


  • Great Northern League schedules

    Cheney Clarkston Deer Park East Valley Pullman West Valley Medical Lake (Independent) Sept. 2: Kelowna, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: at Lewiston, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: Chewelah, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: …


  • IML story lines

    Bonners Ferry, Priest River and Kellogg have new head coaches and St. Maries’ Craig Tefft is in his second year. “Everything changes when a new coach comes in,” said Timberlake’s …


  • NEA football schedules

    Colville Chewelah Freeman Lakeside Newport Riverside Sept. 2: Lakeland, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: at Deer Park, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: at Bonners Ferry, 7 p.m. Sept. 2: Pullman, 7 p.m. …


  • NEA story lines

    No NEA team has reached the first round of the state playoffs the past two seasons, snapping a run of nine straight years. In seven of those nine straight years, …


  • Staying between lines

    Don’t look for Calvin Connall on the Chewelah sidelines this football season. The Cougars senior doesn’t plan to be there. Not for a single play.


  • Lee: Champion Saxons stand alone

    A few final thoughts on fall sports, particularly about the Ferris football team’s magical season, and an answer to a question I posed earlier this fall. About midway through the …


  • Colfax runner-up for second straight year

    TACOMA – The South Bend football team uses little deception. When a team runs behind a sizeable road grader like South Bend has in its offensive line, trickery isn’t necessary.


  • Ferris sacks Spartans for state championship

    TACOMA – The Ferris Saxons abandoned their base 4-3 defense and rolled out a dime. The Saxons didn’t stop the Skyline Spartans on a dime, to be sure. But they …


  • Colfax earns second chance at championship

    The Colfax football team never took for granted that this could happen. For one thing, Colfax coach Mike Morgan never would have allowed it.


  • Ferris Saxons set goal to avenge Skyline loss

    The distraction is ancient history now. Yes, the Ferris football team must make its second trip to Tacoma in six days. But it could turn out to be a blessing, …


  • Resilient Cusick Panthers play for first title

    Leading up to their state championship appearance, the Cusick Panthers have hardly embodied perfection. Just three weeks prior to punching their tickets to the Tacoma Dome, the Panthers suffered a …


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