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Defending 2B champs Lind-Ritzville/Sprague healthy heading into this year’s semifinals

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague football coach Greg Whitmore is much more optimistic this week than he was a year ago. That’s not to say he’s taking anything for granted. That’s not in his …


Shadle has its work cut out as Highlanders seek to end Bellevue’s win streak

If you’re wondering what the Shadle Park football team’s chances are against five-time defending State 3A champ Bellevue, there’s an initial knee-jerk response. Somewhere akin to a snowball’s chance in …


Balanced attack

For the Freeman football team, the M&M running back tandem has been a delicious treat this season. Senior Max Laib and junior Markus Goldbach have not only each rushed for …


Shadle storms past Braves in State 3A quarterfinal

KENNEWICK – Like several teams before them, the Kamiakin Braves couldn’t solve Shadle Park’s fastbreak offense. And once the Highlanders found their tempo in the second quarter, the Braves found …


Area softball stars offer hope

Jenna DeLong is coaching in the sport that paid for her college education. She’s now scouring the nation as an assistant at Texas A&M- Commerce looking for players, well, like …


Shadle grad runs for top-rated NAU cross country team

One can only imagine how excited former Shadle Park running standout Nathan Weitz is these days. Weitz is a sophomore at Northern Arizona University, which vaulted into the top spot …


Washington state high school football glance

3A quarterfinal Shadle Park vs. Kamiakin


Postseason football Pick 6: Greg Lee and Sam Adams pick this week’s top games

The list of area high school football teams still playing is getting slimmer. We’ll continue picking games as long as we have a handful of teams alive.


Improved defense has back of high-flying Shadle Park offense

Shadle Park football coach Alan Stanfield was unwavering at the start of the year in his expectation that the Highlanders’ defense would be much improved. It’s almost as if Stanfield …


Two familiar foes: CV, Mead play for 4A title game berth

In this case, familiarity breeds respect. The Mead and Central Valley girls’ soccer teams will meet Friday night for the third time this season, with the stakes higher than ever: …


Coeur d’Alene, Highland meet again, this time for Idaho 5A State football title

It was the last of three straight losses and part of a 1-3 start for the Coeur d’Alene football team. Vikings coach Shawn Amos knew that scenario could take place. …


Idaho basketball preview

Dale Poffenroth enters his 10th year as Coeur d’Alene’s girls basketball coach. And for a 10th straight year, his Vikings will be in the conversation as a State 5A championship …


Despite winless season, Rogers High football team’s brotherhood is unbreakable

This is it. The last time these players and these coaches will be a team. The last time to play under the lights of Joe Albi Stadium. The last chance …


Last men standing

Before a team meeting in the wrestling room at Rogers High School, the players gathered for the official team picture. Coach Matt Miethe prefers to have the team photo shot …


Rogers coach Matt Miethe to players: Prepare for life

The setting sun hits the orange Art Deco bricks, and the glow makes Rogers High School look like it’s on fire. In the adjacent field, the school’s football coach takes …


Coaching, teaching mesh for Rogers’ David Casteal

David Casteal addresses his sixth-grade class as “learners,” as in: “Learners, here’s what going to happen.” On this October morning, Casteal’s learners at Cooper Elementary School are visited by Mads …


CdA running game takes advantage of snowy conditions

Ty Holgate got his wish. Late Friday afternoon the temperature began to drop, the wind picked up and rain turned to snow. Ideal conditions for a senior running back operating …


CV’s Cunningham picks Eastern Washington

Some of the top returning girls basketball players in the region signed early letters of intent Wednesday. Only one is staying close to home. Central Valley’s 6-foot post Mariah Cunningham …


Central Valley girls handle Tahoma in second half, advance in State 4A soccer tourney

Late in the first half, it seemed only a matter of time before Central Valley would go ahead of Tahoma in their 4A soccer playoff match Wednesday. But half an …


Titans on track: Denied last year, U-Hi eyes 3A volleyball title

Qualifying for the State 3A volleyball tournament was satisfaction enough for Sydney Schlect and her University Titans teammates. Better yet, U-Hi can finally set aside the heartbreak from last season.


Washington state football

3A, first round Mt. Spokane vs. Shadle Park


CdA WR Addison Johnson has smarts, talent to overcome his size

Addison Johnson of Coeur d’Alene is a gifted student-athlete. He has outstanding physical abilities as a wide receiver, but there’s no doubt that one of the biggest reasons he’s enjoyed …


Lee: Amos draws strength from family

If life were a football game, you’d want to throw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. Consider what the Amos family of Coeur d’Alene is enduring. It’s akin to piling on. …


Mead, Central Valley advance to State 4A volleyball

It’s a familiar experience for Mead, with the sense of something new. It’s a fairly new experience for Central Valley, with the sense that it will become familiar.


Big win, also a big loss

It would be hard to imagine a more emotional, bittersweet 43-point football victory. The Coeur d’Alene Vikings rolled to a 52-9 5A state playoff win over visiting Timberline on Friday …


Playoff berths on the line

It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached the final week of regular-season football in the Great Northern League, and there’s more clarity in what could transpire regarding playoff berths than …


Work to be done

The final votes in the NWPrepsNow football rankings were spread all over the board. Unbeaten and defending State 2B champion Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, which has won 20 straight games dating back to …


Relentless Bengals win 2nd straight title

The Lewiston Bengals knew they would have a target on their backs with everyone returning from last year’s State 5A volleyball tournament championship team. So they put something else on …


This week’s prep sports coverage at NWPrepsNow.com

The 4A football playoff picture will be clear after Friday when Central Valley visits Gonzaga Prep. NWPrepsNow will be there for all the action. Sam Adams and Bill Ames will …


Reardan, Liberty win district volleyball openers

Kamille Langford had six kills and two blocks and Keiton Klein added six aces as Reardan swept visiting St. George’s 3-0 Wednesday at the District 7 2B volleyball tournament. Fifth-seeded …