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Prep roundup: Wildcats top Bullpups

Three taut matches exacted their toll and visiting Mt. Spokane breezed in game four to hand Gonzaga Prep its first defeat in Greater Spokane League volleyball action Tuesday night. The …


Prep notebook: Knight’s daughter a secret no longer

It is common for high school freshmen to have immediate impact in girls cross country. This year is no exception. The intent for one, Katie Knight – daughter of North …


‘Lil Chef’ keeps Cheney cooking

Cheney soccer star Kellie Zakrzewski wears a sweatshirt that reads “Lil Chef.” The four-year starter (whose name is pronounced Zak-CHEF-ski) scores goals with an artistry befitting a French Cordon Bleu …


Thorne sets course record

The Ferris Saxons boys swept a Greater Spokane League cross country meet at home on Wednesday thanks to a record-setting effort by Adam Thorne. Thorne finished the 5,000-meter race in …


Washington preps: Don’t count on polls for accuracy

How do you quantify success? The issue about the accuracy of high school polls came up a couple of weeks back. I’m ambivalent about them, preferring to let the outcome …


Prep roundup: Trojan boys win first soccer title

The Post Falls Trojans captured the school’s first league championship in boys soccer since it began fielding a team in 1996 with a 3-2 win over Lewiston in a 5A …


Prep notebook: Crossover Classic has stellar field

Volleyball is at its season midpoint and Mead travels to Lewis and Clark tonight for the renewal of their recent Greater Spokane League rivalry, then joins many of the best …


Prep roundup: Keiser helps CdA roll past Caldwell

Zach Keiser ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception 24 yards for another score as Coeur d’Alene High rolled to a 38-13 non-conference football win over Caldwell on Thursday …


Vikings turn back Lake City

Jordon Eborall can usually tell how well his Coeur d’Alene High boys soccer team is going to play during prematch warmups. The senior midfielder thought the Vikings might struggle Thursday …


Trojans take home 1st volleyball title

The Post Falls volleyball team had just captured its first league championship in school history and the Trojans’ reactions were rather businesslike. Senior setter Jalana White insisted her team would …


Prep roundup: Tigers knock Wildcats from unbeaten ranks

Sarah Barrentine and Annie Pokorny scored goals 11 minutes apart in the second half to guide the host Lewis and Clark Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Mt. Spokane …


Prep roundup: Trojans grab share of title

Danielle Meehan had seven kills and 11 digs as Post Falls earned a share of its first 5A Inland Empire League volleyball title by defeating visiting Coeur d’Alene in four …


School mourns player’s death

There was sorrow in the halls of Valley Christian School and the remainder of the football season was up in the air Monday following news of the death of player …


High school football player dies from head injury

A 17-year-old high school football player from Spokane died after suffering a head injury during a game Friday night.


Sandpoint seniors stand above crowd

Sandpoint High volleyball coach Karen Alsager said she may never coach another senior class as talented and dominating as the class of 2010. Or as tight knit.


Shadle girls display depth

Saving themselves for Saturday, Shadle Park’s girls cross country runners nonetheless showed why they are the Greater Spokane League favorites. Running in pairs, the Highlanders turned in a three-tiered romp …


Washington preps: McLachlan achieves his dream meet

For years West Valley track and cross country coach Jim McLachlan has wanted to put on an overland meet with college teams at Plantes Ferry Park. This is the year. …


Idaho preps: McGee succeeds in many fields

It’s no longer unique to report that a girl is playing high school football. The novelty wore off several years ago. In fact, there are a couple of girls playing …


Prep roundup: Mt. Spokane beats LC for first time

Mt. Spokane (1-2) used the hitting of Leanna Lloyd and an all-around defensive effort Tuesday night to earn its first win over visiting Lewis and Clark (1-2) in Greater Spokane …


Prep notebook: GSL football a 6-team race

If anything has come out of the first three weeks of Greater Spokane League football, it is not to take any team for granted. University’s overtime win against Gonzaga Prep …


Ferris senior distance runner learns from past races

Last spring, Ferris distance runner Adam Thorne became the talk of state track when he blazed to a large lead after a lap of the 3,200-meter run, only to be …


Roundup: Wildcats turn back G-Prep

Ashley Berto and Delaney Zalud scored first-half goals Wednesday to lead Mt. Spokane (3-0) to a 2-0 win at Gonzaga Prep (3-1) in a Greater Spokane League girls soccer opener …


Doohan guides Bullpups to win

Individual winner Alicia Doohan (21 minutes, 14 seconds for 3 miles) led Gonzaga Prep’s girls to victory Wednesday during a four-way Greater Spokane League season-opening cross country meet at Liberty …


Cross Country Boys

Top GSL returners Adam Thorne, Ferris; Allan Schroeder, Mt. Spokane; Nathan Weitz, Shadle Park; Ben Johnston, NC; Alexander Avila, NC; Casey Adams, NC; Kenji Bierig, LC.


Washington preps: Not all routs take the worst route

Linda Sheridan was in the formative stages of her storied Shadle Park coaching career when, as an equally young sports writer at the Spokane Valley Herald, I wrote critically of …


Idaho preps: Lakeland belongs with IEL teams

By now you’ve heard that Lakeland is back in the Inland Empire League. Lakeland’s venture as a 4A independent lasted just a year. I’m not going to rehash the issues …


Cross country Girls

Top GSL returners Baylee Mires, Mead; Andrea Nelson, Shadle Park; Alicia Doohan, Gonzaga Prep; Molly Cole, Mt. Spokane; Sarah Craig, Mt. Spokane; Alison Keenan, LC; Madi Barnes, CV; Katie Morris, …


Prep roundup: G-Prep goes distance, beats EV

Seniors Haylee Brown (48 assists), Lizz Zabinski (11 digs) and Sammy Cossano (eight aces) helped Gonzaga Prep outlast visiting East Valley 26-24, 20-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-7 in an entertaining Greater …


Panthers prevail in five games

Mead showed why it is heavily favored to win another Greater Spokane League volleyball championship and challenge for a 4A state championship. Similarly, Mt. Spokane displayed why it will be …


CV hangs on

To the players and fans it’s the Greasy Pig, but the way the University-Central Valley football game played out for a standing-room crowd at Sig T. Hansen Field on a …