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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010

Gonzaga Prep avenges loss 20 

The Gonzaga Prep boys basketball team battled toe to toe with Mead until a late surge vaulted the Bullpups into first place by themselves.Read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other games by clicking the tab below.

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CV girls move to top, stop LC 

Now there is one.Three Greater Spokane League girls basketball teams went into action Thursday tied atop the conference. Central Valley stands alone.Click the tab below to read Mike Vlahovich's unedited game story along with blurbs on the other games.

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North Central senior Mariah Alexander uses her prosthetic leg to launch a jump shot. (Dan Pelle)

Thursday prep page 

Here's a must-read story by John Blanchette on North Central girls basketball player Mariah Alexander.Here's my column including an item on Medical Lake dropping out of the Great Northern League in football.Here's a notebook with items on Idaho's 5A Region I girls basketball tournament, big…

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

Monday prep thread 12 

Just returned from a week-long furlough. I've actually been away from the preps longer than that when you consider I had three glorious days staffing figure skating the week prior to my furlough.Lots of stuff going on, obviously, and February means we've reached postseason for…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

North Central’s Christy Grorud takes flight during her first-place effort on the balance beam. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Thursday prep page 

Here's a quick post with stories from the prep page. I'm beginning three days of U.S.Figure Skating coverage followed by a one-week furlough. I'll be back on the prep scene a week from Monday.Click the tab below.Pictured above is Christy Grorud of North Central at…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

Mead boys stop Shadle 

Mead opened a big first-half lead, then had to hold on to thwart a rally in a 60-57 win over Shadle Park.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other boys games.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010

University’s Brandon Matlock (right) muscles Mead’s Andrew Basinger to the mat. (SR)

Thursday preps 

A few things to link to on the prep scene.Click the tab below.In the picture above, University's Brandon Matlock takes Mead's Andrew Basinger to the mat in their match Wednesday night.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010

Ferris boys stop Mead 

Here's a link to our featured Tuesday game involving the Ferris and Mead boys.Here's our Greater Spokane League girls roundup.Here's our area boys roundup.Here's our area girls roundup.Here's a roundup of Great Northern League wrestling matches.

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

Monday prep thread 

Well, the holidays are in the rear view mirror. That means we're back to work at prep central. Not sure what the new year will bring for me, what with this combined Eastern Washington/North Idaho prep gig. But I'm excited nonetheless.Anyway, use this thread to…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2009

FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009

Prep Page Thursday 

It's a sad day here at The S-R. We're saying so long to a good friend and classy teammate, Mike Vlahovich. Here is his final column. My wish is I can work as late in life as he did. But with the industry the way…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee pitches to the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in New York. (David Phillip / Associated Press)

What are the Mariners up to? 

OK, my bailiwick is prep sports, but I'm a fan, too. What are your thoughts about the Seattle Mariners and the moves they're involved in? Could this mean they've got a shot at bringing Jason Bay - former Zag and NIC Cardinal - back to…

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MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2009

Monday: What's up in preps 23 

Here's your Monday thread.Lots of good things to chat about. How about Robby Douglas at Shadle Park? He's off to a hot start. The Gonzaga Prep boys keep rolling along. I witnessed the Mead/Coeur d'Alene girls game. Many turnovers but entertaining nonetheless. Mead will have…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

Mead's Jacob Trotter, right, goes head-to-head with Heritage's Dean Rogers in a quarterfinal match in the 4A 215 pound division. (Ingrid Barrentine / The Spokesman-Review)

Wrestling, wrestling and more ... 

Our Prep Page featured stories and glances on area wrestling including this feature on the ever-talented Jacob Trotter of Mead. Trotter is pictured above (right).Here's a glance at Greater Spokane League and Great Northern League teams and individuals.Here's a look at Inland Empire League 5A…

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MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2009

Fall prep sports officially over 15 

Fall prep sports officially ended with the conclusion of the 4A state football game late Saturday evening.And what a game it was. Skyline is arguably the best team I've seen in 25 years of covering prep sports for The Spokesman-Review. I realize most of those…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2009

Skyline handles Ferris

The Skyline Spartans are a dazzling football team.The Sammamish team pulled away from Ferris in the second half with a 45-21 win in the 4A state championship game Saturday evening at the Tacoma Dome.Click below to read my unedited game story.

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Final: Adna 32, Colfax 24

Too many mistakes did in the No. 1-ranked Colfax Bulldogs, and the third-ranked Adna Pirates took advantage for a 32-24 victory in the State 2B football championship game Saturday afternoon at the Tacoma Dome.Colfax (12-1), playing in its fourth final, was seeking its first state…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2009


THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2009

Mead's Jazmine Redmon drives to the basket during Mead's loss Thursday to Kentwood at the WIAA Dairy Farmers of Washington State 4A Basketball Tournament in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., Mar. 1, 2007.  HOLLY PICKETT The Spokesman-Review (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)

GSL girls basketball 

Here is a feature on Mead multi-sport standout Jazmine Redmon, who is pictured above.Here's a glance with some notes.Here's a column by Greg Lee with a look at the Coeur d'Alene/Lewis and Clark matchup Friday.

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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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