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Typical Wednesday morning stuff

PREPS UPDATED 12:25 P.M.; 12:50

One thing I've noticed over the years is that Wednesday is not a day much given to features or in-depth prep stories in Northwest newspapers. And this morning was no exception. But the game coverage was complete, especially at the S-R.

There were a couple of big soccer matches in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, one for each gender. In the boys match, CdA stopped Lake City 1-0. In the girls, the Timberwolves came out on top by the same score.

We also had roundups on both sides of the border, led in Idaho by Lake City's volleyball win over Lewiston and in Washington by Mead's win over Shadle Park.

UPDATE: The Seattle Times' football rankings for 4A and 3A schools are here. Local teams mentioned in 4A include G-Prep (3) and Ferris (10) and East Valley (6) in 3A.

UPDATE NO. 2: Mike Lopresti of the Gannett News Service weighs in on Connecticut's hard-to-understand running-it-up rule.

In the Basin, Kamiakin held off West Valley (Yakima) in girls soccer action while Selah routed Quincy.

On the West Side, Central Kitsap tied Bellarmine Prep in soccer, blowing a 2-0 lead and missing an opportunity to defeat the Lions for the first time.

The News Tribune did reach beyond game coverage with this notebook.

So did the Boise Statesman, with an advance of a big cross country invitational this Saturday and a soccer preview.

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