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  • Wildcats poised for state volleyball tournament

    If the Mt. Spokane volleyball team challenges for a state championship, it will be because of something that’s been the Wildcats’ strength all season. “We’ve got depth,” Mt. Spokane coach …


  • NC proves programs can blossom

    Last week, Lewis and Clark completed its 18th successive winning football season. Shadle Park, North Central and Rogers managed one win apiece. Is it inevitable, or can those programs compete …


  • LC advances to state quarterfinals

    Lewis and Clark advanced to the second round of the State 4A soccer playoffs with a 3-0 victory over Pasco Tuesday night at University High. The win was a product …


  • Prep notebook: Ferris leaves frustrations behind

    The last team to qualify is the last team standing among Greater Spokane League 4A football playoff teams. Ferris put behind a season of frustration in one week and plays …


  • Mead Panthers, LC, U-Hi move to regional

    Both teams had scoring chances, but opportunistic Mead made the most of its to repeat as District 8 4A soccer champion. The Panthers defeated Lewis and Clark 3-0 Thursday evening …


  • Johnston leads latest NC success

    “Being on the tightrope is living. Everything else is waiting.” – Karl Wallenda That statement, by the patriarch of a high-wire family, is one quoted by coach Jon Knight as …


  • Four teams creep within one victory of state berth

    The Cusick Panthers, Sprague-Harrington Falcons, Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors and Northport Mustangs are one win away from a trip to the State 1B tournament after Wednesday’s District 7 play at Cusick and …


  • Mead split produced two powers

    Mt. Spokane and Mead play back-to-back games at Albi Stadium Friday bidding for State 3A and 4A football berths as part of a neighborly milestone. Six teams with state designs …


  • Preview: State cross country

    Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco 2B/1B girls, 10 a.m.


  • Saxons bound for 4A playoffs

    On postseason life support and needing a miracle, preseason Greater Spokane League football favorite Ferris got one last week. Tuesday night, in front of 2,050 fans at Albi Stadium, the …


  • Mead clinches No. 1 in GSL 4A

    Two stout defenses clashed for a half Thursday, limiting yardage opportunities for both on the ground. But the Mead Panthers had their way through the air in defeating Central Valley …


  • Old-school Pecka shows by example

    Jill Pecka, a four-year, two-sport athlete at Mead, considers herself old-fashioned. She loves watching old black-and-white movies and musicals. She knits and makes quilts. And she believes in the notion …


  • Washington preps: Runners chart course for Pasco

    In many ways, these are the most important races of the season for area cross country runners. All the work and all the racing this fall has pointed state hopefuls …


  • Prep roundup: Cheney blanks Bantams

    Kelly Zakrzewski notched a hat trick – scoring all three goals in the first 26 minutes of the match – and the Cheney Blackhawks (14-1, 12-1) romped to a 7-0 …


  • Prep notebook: Mt. Spokane avoids forfeit ruling

    The question of whether Mt. Spokane would have to forfeit a football win was rendered moot before District 8 administrators tested the new WIAA oversight rule. The player in question …


  • CV upends U-Hi for softball title

    Thursday afternoon’s setting was all too familiar. The four-time regular-season champion University Titans again played host to their Greater Spokane League rivals – the Central Valley Bears – in the …


  • Prep roundup: Cheney, Pullman stay tied in GNL

    Cheney and Pullman remained tied for first in the Great Northern League after both of their respective girls soccer teams registered easy wins Tuesday. Kellie Zakrzewski and Chelsie Breen each …


  • Colville football player undergoes brain surgery

    For the second time in three weeks, an area high school football player has undergone surgery following a brain injury sustained in a game. Colville coach Randy Cornwell said wide …


  • CV kicker sparked Bears’ win

    Kicker Jake Miller accepted his share of blame in Central Valley’s 13-12 non-league loss to Post Falls. But he gets the lion’s share of credit in Friday’s huge 34-31 victory …


  • Titans upend LC

    University wasn’t ready to join the ranks of the in-betweens Thursday night. Aaron Gleason booted a 25-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift University to a 30-27, come-from-behind …


  • Prep roundup: Mt. Spokane rallies

    Visiting Mt. Spokane spotted East Valley a 2-0 lead Thursday night before roaring back to claim a 3-2 Greater Spokane League win over the Knights. The Wildcats (7-1 GSL) took …


  • Sport change suits Shadle’s Chandler

    Success tends to follow wherever Chelsea Chandler travels. The Shadle Park athlete considers basketball her forte. As a sophomore, she was among the team scoring leaders when the Highlanders placed …


  • Prep soccer: Vikings, T-Wolves advance

    Idaho 5A soccer teams Coeur d’Alene and Lake City have advanced to a date Saturday for state tournament seeding. The Inland Empire League regular-season champion Vikings (9-5-3) eliminated Lewiston (4-7-5) …


  • Saxons edge Indians

    There was something for everyone when Ferris won the war and North Central’s Ben Johnston won the battle Wednesday to determine the Greater Spokane League boys cross country champion. Ferris’ …


  • Washington preps: Giampietri likes CV’s late schedule

    While chatting with Rick Giampietri at Albi Stadium last week, he talked about the nature of Central Valley’s football schedule, which began favorably and ends with successive murderous games against …


  • 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 …


  • Mt. Spokane notches first win over LC in program history

    Mt. Spokane made school football history with a classic example of ball control. Two touchdown drives that consumed more than a quarter’s worth of time produced the Wildcats’ 35-28 victory …


  • ‘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 …