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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

4A: G-Prep boys roll 

Gonzaga Prep cruised past the Auburn Trojans 65-33 Wednesday morning.Click the tab below for more. And the Seattle Times has minute-by-minute updates. Check out the link in the comments.

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State 4A feature, notebook

UPDATED: Wednesday morningClick the tab below to read an unedited State 4A feature and a state notebook.I'm headed to the Tacoma Dome for the Gonzaga Prep boys' breakfast opener. Here are some links:Seattle Times: 4A boys capsules.Seattle Times: 4A girls capsules.Tacoma News Tribune: 4A girls…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010



FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010



4A regional basketball

UPDATE:GIRLSHalftime: Chiawana 31, Lewis and Clark 23The Riverhawks used a 10-0 run to open a 24-9 lead with 5:28 left in the second quarter. But Lewis and Clark fought back, pulling within 28-21.Final: Mead 52, Walla Walla 35More later.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010

Alexis Olgard, center, stretches to her full height of 6 feet, 5 inches, and brings it almost straight down on LC defenders.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Thursday Prep Page 

Mead volleyball pulled off a hat trick at the Inland Northwest Youth Awards Luncheon on Wednesday. Here's our story. Pictured above is Alexis Olgard of Mead, the Junior Female Athlete of the Year.Here are the 25-year award winners.Here's a preview of the Idaho state wrestling…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010

G-Prep, Mead boys win; U-Hi falls 11 

UPDATED: Wednesday, 9:25 a.m.The Gonzaga Prep and Mead boys won and University lost in 4A Eastern Regional games Tuesday.Click the tab below to read Mike Vlahovich's unedited story.Here's a link to our 4A and 3A regional girls basketball story/roundup.Here's a link to our State 1B…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

Lake City upsets Post Falls 

The Lake City boys basketball team knocked off Post Falls 51-46 to capture the 5A Region I championship and a state berth.Click more to read my unedited story and a roundup of the other Idaho boys tournament games.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2010

CdA, Lewiston girls in final

As predicted in my column Thursday, the Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston girls basketball teams will face off Saturday in the State 5A championship game. Tipoff is at 7 PST and can be seen live on Idahosports.com.Coeur d'Alene held off Highland 48-39 and Lewiston rallied from…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010


Final: CdA 47, Boise 37

The Coeur d'Alene girls basketball team played some of its best defense of the year and weathered foul trouble as the second-ranked Vikings knocked off No. 1-ranked Boise 47-37 in a State 5A tournament opener Thursday afternoon at the Idaho Center in Nampa.Freshman Kendalyn Brainard…

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Idaho: state girls hoops

I'm at the Idaho state girls basketball tournaments in the Boise area. Just a quick note to let you know that all of the 5A, 4A and 3A games will be streamed live at Idahosports.comAll the 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division II games…

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Thursday prep page

Prep notebook: Coeur d'Alene girls basketball team seeks third straight state championship.Feature: North Central wrestlers Ben Carter, Nathan Brown, Jared Berlinger and Steven Taylor.Column: West Valley wrestler deserved chance to go to state.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010

CdA’s Dayna Drager shoots between Lewiston’s Tanis Fuller, left, and Nicole Redd on Tuesday. (Dan Pelle)

Idaho state girls capsules 

Media members across the state of Idaho compiled capsule looks at all the qualifiers for the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division state girls basketball tournaments.Click below to see them.Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene senior guard Dayna Drager.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2010

Monday prep thread 10 

OK, I know it's Sunday night, not Monday. But I'm going to be tied up until at least noon on Monday. So I wanted to get this posted so you can start talking about a number of things.Anything from 4A and 3A District 8 boys…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

CdA girls headed to state

The Coeur d'Alene girls basketball team handled Lake City to earn a state berth.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other state-qualifying district tournaments.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010


Hey, it's still winter, right?

I know the winter sports season has yet to conclude, but I came across this link to maxpreps.com that features a look from their perspective of the best baseball teams state by state. Look which team has been tabbed among the best in Idaho.Here's the…

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Post Falls High School basketball player Katelyn Loper, a junior, shares a laugh during practice. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Thursday prep page 11 

Here's a feature on the rise of the Central Valley girls basketball team.Post Falls senior Katelyn Loper, pictured above, is the subject of my column.Here's a look at Washington state-qualifying regional wrestling tournaments.Here's a notebook that includes a look at the final night of Greater…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2010

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