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Shadle Park’s Brett Boese, shooting over George Pilimai during practice, is committed to WSU. (Dan Pelle)
Shadle Park’s Brett Boese, shooting over George Pilimai during practice, is committed to WSU. (Dan Pelle)

You know the drill. Click the tab below to see what we have today. Above is a picture, taken by Dan Pelle, of Shadle Park hoops standout Brett Boese, who is headed to Washington State University. He's one of the most impressive student-athletes (emphasis student, citizen, etc.) I've ever had the chance to get to know - and the league is chock full of them.

FEATURE: Click here to read about Boese.

COLUMN: Ok, let me give you the back story on why I suggest in the column that the Greater Spokane League should divide the league into two divisions, 4A and 3A. I was going to write about the implosion of the Columbia Basin Big Nine. So the timing of my column is interesting. But it's something I've wanted to write about since I took over this beat. I've chatted with numerous coaches and not a one was against such a format. The principals make the final decision in the GSL. Their stance that they want one league is a bit old school to me. And it's convenient. No travel, minimal class time lost. And no administrator has to make a road trip out of town for a nonleague game. Anyway, read it and give me your thoughts.

PREP NOTEBOOK: I never had the pleasue of covering former Lewis and Clark football coach John Hook back in the day. But co-workers past and present do nothing but rave about him - mostly for his qualities as a human and not as a coach. And he was a good coach. Hook will be inducted into the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.

WRESTLING: Mike Vlahovich was on scene to report about the Mead/Central Valley showdown, which wasn't much of a showdown as it turned out.

ROUNDUP: In Wednesday action, West Valley's boys downed Lakeland and Lakeland's girls stopped WV.

Here's a link to a story in the Tri-City Herald today about the breakup of the Columbia Basin Big Nine.

Greg Lee
Greg Lee joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a prep reporter covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho schools.

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