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SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2009

Mead captures Crossover 

A couple of area prep volleyball powers - Mead and Sandpoint - faced off in the Crossover Classic final Saturday with the Panthers prevailing in an entertaining match.Click the tab below to read my unedited story.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2009

THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2009


FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2009


NIC volleyball moves to No. 1

The North Idaho College volleyball team (19-3) was ranked first in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll released Tuesday, the first time in the program’s history that the Cardinals have been ranked No. 1.Click the tab below to…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009

G-Prep runs over Lake City 11 

Gonzaga Prep rolled to a 42-12 win over Lake City in which talented running back Bishop Sankey rushed for 243 yards before being ejected early in the third quarter for allegedly throwing a punch.Click the tab below to read my unedited story.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009

Sandpoint volleyball seniors, from left, Christina Johnson, Koko James, Piper Wahlin and Kaiti Lunde. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Prep page

Here are the Washington prep column and the Idaho prep column. Here's a feature on seniors Christina Johnson, Koko James, Piper Wahlin and Kaiti Lunde (left to right, picture above) on the tradition-rich Sandpoint volleyball team.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2009


TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2009

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009


Panhandle picks

My weekly Panhandle Picks has found a new home.For the past 14 years, you’ve been able to turn to the Prep Page for my weekly high school football predictions. But we just don’t have the space we once had, so starting this week and continuing…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2009

Coeur d’Alene’s Zach Keiser leaps through the line as his teammate Sean Duffy blocks early in Friday night’s season opener at Rathdrum. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

Early returns 

What can we learn from the early high school football openers in North Idaho?A lot I think. Click the tab below to read more.Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene running back Zach Keiser, who had his way in the Vikings' 57-7 win at Lakeland.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

Lake City High School head football coach Van Troxel keeps a watchful eye during practice this (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

IEL football

Here's a link to a look at 5A and 4A Inland Empire League football.Also, you'll find our predictions and some other goodies here.Lake City coach Van Troxel is pictured above.

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MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009


CdA’s Amy Warbrick shoots against Shadle Park’s Bianca Pope (25) and Gonzaga Prep’s Tia Presley. Special to  (Bruce Twitchell Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Region tops Metro

All streaks, someone once said, come to an end.Such was the case Monday when the Region, winless in the 15 previous Jack Blair Memorial Classic girls basketball all-star games, knocked off the Metro. Click here to read more.In the picture above, Amy Warbrick of Coeur…

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MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009

Timberlake softball player Afton Allred practices Tuesday at the school in Spirit Lake. Allred will join her older sister, former Timberlake player Kala Allred, on the Cleveland State University softball team next year. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho preps

Here are a couple of feature stories from Sunday's Handle Extra.Click here to read a story on Lakeland softball standout Alisha Watson.Click here to read a story on Timberlake softball standout Afton Allred, who is seen in the picture above.Here is our updated North Idaho…

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Sandpoint High School soccer player Bailey Hewitt, front, plays during a match at Post Falls High School on Tuesday.  (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

T-Wolves 5A regional champs

The Lake City softball team captured the 5A Region I championship Wednesday. Read about it here.Knee surgery last fall in soccer sidelined Clark Fork's Bailey Hewitt, keeping her from defending four state titles in track. But it won't keep her from pursuing her passion at…

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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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