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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


FILE – Bellevue's former Head Coach Butch Goncharoff encourages his team to focus during a time out at the class 3A state football title game between Bellevue High School and Eastside Catholic High School at the Tacoma Dome, Friday, December 4, 2015. Goncharoff was fired from his coaching position in 2016 after a report that detailed rule violations in the school’s football program. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)

How should we handle scofflaws at younger levels? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are all a bit jaundiced to news about college football programs going on NCAA probation, aren’t we? After all, it happens to a high-profile school about once a year. But when the same problems – recruiting violations, rule-breaking and the like – filter down to the high school level, that still catches our eye. Read on.

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