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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

Preps this week

In Greater Spokane League boys basketball tonight, the co-leaders - Gonzaga Prep (8-4 overall, 8-2 league) and Central Valley (9-3, 8-2) meet at CV. Tipoff is at 5:30. CV romped past G-Prep 60-41 in the first meeting Dec. 9. I'll be covering the G-Prep/CV boys…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

Jake Wiley of Newport uses his size and speed and cuts through the Lakeside defense to score. (Christopher Anderson)

Thursday Prep Page 

The Greater Spokane League boys reach the halfway mark of the season Friday and six teams are bunched at the top. Which team will emerge to win the title? Click the tab below to see this week's Prep Page menu.

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

Preps this week 

The Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball teams reach the midway point this week with games on three dates - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon. The Central Valley girls continue to rule while the GSL boys race is muddled. So the question is which…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012

Preps, v. 2012 10 

Happy New Year prep sports followers. I return from a restful 2-week vacation, excited to get back to the business of covering games, doing feature stories and columns. Tonight I'll be at the Gonzaga Prep/University boys basketball game. Game time is 5:30. I'll be tweeting…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011


Central Valley's Brooke Gallaway, right, gets a hand on the ball as Lewis and Clark's Taylor Howlett shoots during the Bears’ 75-55 GSL home victory on Tuesday night. (Colin Mulvany)

Tuesday night prep hoops

I'm tardy in posting links to Tuesday's prep basketball stories. The Central Valley girls played well in a 75-55 win over defending 4A state champ Lewis and Clark. Read about the game and the other GSL openers here. Pictured above are LC's Taylor Howlett and…

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

This week in preps 10 

Well, we've turned the corner. I can officially call this the winter sports season. Greater Spokane League boys and girls open league play Tuesday. We ran our season previews last week. Our wrestling preview package will be published Thursday. GSL teams open league duals on…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

Defending State 4A champion Lewis and Clark returns Julia Moravec, left, and Devyn Galland. (Jesse Tinsley)

Prep hoops, hoops and more hoops

Here are the links to our prep basketball previews/glances. Although the University boys are picked to win the Greater Spokane League title, it could be a tight race. Here's our GSL boys glance. The Lewis and Clark girls should make a run at a repeat…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Preps, transitioning to hoops

I've been wading through questionnaires that I sent out to area boys and girls basketball coaches so forgive me for that posting a prep thread earlier this week. Our boys and girls basketball advances/glances will be in the paper the next two days along with…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

Coeur d'Alene repeats 

The Coeur d'Alene football team - without a doubt the best in the Inland Northwest - pulled off a 5A state championship repeat, handling Eagle 49-28 at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium Friday. Here's my story. I'll catch the o dark 30 to go staff…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

This week in preps 

We're down to just football in Idaho and Washington. The state title games in Idaho are this weekend. Central Valley travels to Skyline of Sammamish on Saturday. Game time has been set at 1 p.m. Originally CV was going to request a mid afternoon kickoff…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2011

Skyline swats Mead, fly

The Skyline Spartans took advantage of key Mead mistakes in a 27-17 decision in a 4A state football playoff first-round game Saturday afternoon. Here's my story. Central Valley will travel to Skyline next week in the quarterfinals.

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Central Valley quarterback Gaven Deyarmin breaks into the open against Ferris for a long gain. Deyarmin finished with 91 yards rushing. (Christopher Anderson)

Friday night football

A very good night for Central Valley football. Here's a link to our story. Here's a link to our Coeur d'Alene story. The Vikings will play Eagle in the state championship game next Friday. Here's our area football roundup. Pictured above is CV quarterback Gaven…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011

Prep football playoffs 

I'll be tweeting updates tonight from the 4A first-round game between Ferris and Central Valley. I'll also be tweeting Saturday at the Mead/Skyline game. Please send me score updates so I can pass those along. Either text me at 509-844-8168, email at or tweet…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

This week in preps 10 

UPDATED Just wanted to get this thread up in case you wanted to start talking about accomplishments last weekend or things ahead. First, what a great showing by area cross country teams and individuals at state. Cheney's girls, Lakeside's boys and girls and North Central's…

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

State football playoffs

Clck the tab below to see the semifinal matchups in the Idaho state playoffs and the first-round matchups from 4A to 2B in Washington. The 1B won't be set for another week. Some dates for games may change and I'll update as the WIAA posts…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011

4A state football games set

The dates and times have been set for the State 4A first-round football playoff games involving the three Greater Spokane League teams. Defending state champ Ferris (9-1) and Central Valley (8-2) square off Friday at Joe Albi Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Mead (9-1)…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011

Friday night football 

UPDATED Wow, what a showing by the Greater Spokane League 4A teams. I said earlier in the year that I thought the GSL 4A would prove to be better than the Columbia Basin Big Nine 4A teams, and the GSL confirmed it last night. Mead…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

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