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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Despite his severe elbow injury, Ben Goodwin, left, plans to help the Saxons this season at defensive back. (Dan Pelle)

Prep football teams open practice

Washington high school football teams began practicing Wednesday. Defending 4A state champ Ferris will have a new quarterback after returning starter Ben Goodwin suffered an elbow injury. Click here to read a story about Goodwin (pictured above).

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Coeur d’Alene junior Morgan Struble has the best 300-meter hurdle time in the state at 44.24. (Kathy Plonka)

Prep page

The Lake City and Coeur d'Alene softball teams begin State 5A tournament play Friday. Here's a feature on the LC Timberwolves. The Idaho state track meets begin today, and here's the track notebook featuring Coeur d'Alene hurdler Morgan Struble (pictured above). Perhaps parents' attitudes toward…

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Thursday Prep Page

I posted our Prep Page feature on Ferris baseball standout Ryan Krustangel last night. Here's a link to my column - the topic of which I could write multiple inches about. This dismissal of a coach is puzzling to say the least. Prediction: The day…

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

All-Star football game in Spokane 

The 4A/3A All-Star Football game returns to Spokane July 1 and will be played on the Red Turf at Eastern Washington University. It's an East vs. West format. It's the 47th time the game has been played and the sixth time it has been played…

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Mead earns regional berth

The Mead Panthers held off the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups 18-17 in not a football game but a District 8 4A baseball game Wednesday at Avista Stadium. Click the tab below to read the story and roundup of other games.

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

U-Hi handles Mt. Spokane

University downed Mt. Spokane 12-6 in Game 1 of the teams' best-of-3 series to decide the District 8 3A baseball championship Tuesday at Avista Stadium. Click the tab below to read our roundup which will be longer here than in our Wednesday newspaper because of…

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State 1A all-tourney volleyball team

Steve Bain, head coach at King's, and Kim Grycel, Lynden Christian's coach, polled the 1A coaches whose teams were at state to select an all-tournament team. "This effort comes about because the media folks that have compiled all-state volleyball teams in the past did not…

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Danny Rowton has been a key contributor for Shadle Park at the plate and in the field. (Dan Pelle)

Prep baseball, softball notebooks

BASEBALL: Here's a link to our notebook including a lead item on Shadle Park two-sport standout Danny Rowton (pictured above). SOFTBALL: Here's a link to our notebook with an item of the rebuilding of infields at Lake City and Coeur d'Alene.

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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

Sporting facial hair this season, Thomas Wakem is batting .500 for U-Hi. (Jesse Tinsley)

GSL baseball statistics 

All of the Greater Spokane League baseball games Monday were washed out and have been rescheduled for Tuesday - weather permitting. Click the tab below for the updated statistics. Thomas Wakem of University (pictured above) leads in several categories.

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

Few changes 

The WIAA just announced at a meeting in Renton a couple of tweaks to the boys and girls state basketball formats, but nothing major. You can read a story by Doug Pacey of the Tacoma News Tribune here. Here is the Seattle Times' story by…

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Just a reminder that if you want to follow prep updates, particularly anything baseball, on Twitter, you can follow them at For track updates: For softball updates, For soccer updates,

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011


MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011



Mt. Spokane’s Spencer Mallonee slides home to score Thursday as University catcher Hayden Powell attempts to corral the throw home. (Jesse Tinsley)

Preps things

I staffed my first Greater Spokane League baseball game Thursday - Mt. Spokane at University. Here's my game story. Spencer Mallonee of Mt. Spokane slides in safely at home in the picture above as U-Hi catcher Hayden Powell scoops up the throw. Lakeside (Nine Mile…

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Mead track star Baylee Mires leans on the boys track coach, her father, John Mires, for the mental side of running. (Colin Mulvany)

Track previews

Dave Trimmer wrote this nice feature on Mead track and cross country standout Baylee Mires (pictured above with her dad, the Mead boys track coach) and her family. Here's the Greater Spokane League glance. Here's the Inland Empire League glance.

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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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