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High school games on TV


Comcast cable is broadcasting tapes of more than 50 high school football games around the state this fall, including one a week in the Greater Spokane League. To watch, you have to have the company's digital cable ON DEMAND service. For more information, check out this Seattle Times' story or check the Comcast varsity sports site.

Post Falls travels to Boise for a showdown with Capital High tonight at Bronco Stadium. Here is the advance of the game in the Idaho Statesman. If you watched the Boise State win over Oregon State last night, you noticed how hazy the skies were, thanks to forest fires in the area.

There were a couple of football games – and other prep sports – in the Spokane area last night. Here is the S-R's Spokane roundup and the Idaho roundup.

UPDATE: Mike Vlahovich took in the Mead/Lewis and Clark volleyball game last night, and here are his impressions.

There were games around Washington last night as well, and the best was on the other side of the mountains. has Puyallup ranked No. 1 in the state, all classifications, and the website might be right. Last night, the Vikings handled Kentwood, 20-7, in Kent. Check the Times' story here, the P-I piece here and the Tacoma story here.

The Tri-City Herald features a Pasco player who is just happy to be playing – and walking.

The paper's Rene Ferran makes his picks for this week's Tri-City-area games, most of which are non-league contests that used to be Big Nine games.

There was a lot of volleyball last night, with one sea change occurring in the Columbia Basin League. Check the second game on this link for Walla Walla's win over Ike, a 4A finalist the past two years.

There is one great game in the South Sound tonight. Lakes, a Tacoma power and alma mater of one of Spokane's leading citizens, faces South Kitsap,a perennial power formerly coached by East Valley assistant Ed Fisher, in the Tacoma Dome.

There was one great performance in the South Sound last weekend, when Clover Park running back Darriell Beaumonte rushed for 293 yards against Mount Rainier, a performance which included three touchdowns.

There is a traditional game in the Northwest part of the state, with Cascade taking on Everett in the renewal of a rivalry that was heated beyond words back in the '60s.

Finally, here is a sad story out of Seattle. Cleveland High was burglarized, and all the basketball equipment was stolen.

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