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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 12:50 p.m.
The much anticipated football tab appeared in the newspaper today. If you're truly a fan it's a must purchase. Just bypass that tiny mocha for a day. Anyhow, if you want to see our work online, go here. Pictured above is Central Valley coach Rick...
THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Wednesday was the first day Washington high school football teams could practice. We caught up with Shadle Park junior quarterback Brett Rypien (pictured above). He told us that for the Highlanders to be as successful as they want this year, he needs to throw less...
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Thu., April 25, 2013, 2:25 p.m.
Here's our prep-related stories in Thursday's newspaper. Carson Murray of Rogers, pictured above, is a special student-athlete in many ways. Wednesday Walton, standout hurdler at Post Falls, is having an outstanding season. The Greater Spokane League does it right in honoring its scholar athletes. Here's...
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
Thu., March 28, 2013, 10:12 a.m.
Here's the Prep Page menu Feature: Mead thrower Courtney Hutchinson (pictured above) poised for big senior season. Track glance: Here's a league-by-league breakdown of top returning state placers and other things. Column: Idaho state track not what it used to be. Prep notebook: Mead, Gonzaga...
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Thu., March 14, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
It's official: Kent Leiss (pictured above) will not return as boys basketball coach at Coeur d'Alene. The on-again, off-again saga that began in late January concluded Thursday when Leiss was told by Principal Warren Olson and athletic director Todd Gilkey in a 1-hour meeting that...
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 8:42 a.m.
This is the first of a handful of state high school basketball previews we will publish each day leading up to the state tournaments. Today we feature the Lake City boys basketball team and its quest for a state championship. Pictured above is one of...
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 9:58 a.m.
The Mead girls basketball team is hitting on all notes. Here's a feature as the Panthers continue their journey to Tacoma. Pictured above is sophomore wing Sue Winger and coach Quantae Anderson. Post Falls wrestling standout Drake Foster is primed for a state repeat. The...
MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013
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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
I wrote two stories for our newspaper today about the eve-growing concern with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Pictured above is Reed Hopkins of Gonzaga Prep doing rehab. Here's a link to a story about a handful of basketball players who have suffered season-ending injuries...
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, noon
Call this a prep playoff primer. Or, everything else I couldn’t get into our postseason information box today. And a few other things. Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene running back/linebacker Reece Mahaffy two weeks ago against Lake City. Click the extended tab below to read...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 10:34 a.m.
Our 2012 prep football preview tab will be published Thursday. Every league in our readership area will be represented for a second straight year. (Pictured above is Mead running back Davian Barlow.) Prep football starts with a flourish this week. Thursday, Shadle Park and Rogers...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Wed., April 25, 2012, 3:13 p.m.
UPDATED The Coeur d’Alene football team’s 2012 schedule already was going to be the toughest in school history. Now it’s been amped up another notch. The 2011 Idaho and Washington big-school state champions will face off when the Skyline Spartans of Sammamish take on the...
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Fri., April 20, 2012, noon
I was at the hospital Thursday having a minor procedure done (it comes with turning 50 years old), so I wasn't able to post links to our Prep Page stories. Here you go: My column was about Joe Albi Stadium and the need to look...
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
Thu., April 12, 2012, 12:21 p.m.
Here in our back yard - if you extend that yard to Newport - is one of the top high school throwers in the nation. Remember this name: Aaron Castle (pictured above) and take a look at his story. Former teacher, highly successful soccer coach...
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Thu., April 5, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
Love it when we have stories like we do today on Ferris/ Ben Goodwin. Mike Vlahovich did a marvelous job on the story. Here's a link. Ben is pictured above in a photo taken last spring of him and his mother, Mary, who had a...
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 4:21 p.m.
I made it over SNOWqualmie Pass this afternoon. Slow going, but a safe trip thankfully. I'll be at all the State 4A and 3A boys and girls basketball games involving our local teams. I will tweet as often as possible. You can follow at: srpreps....
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012, 11:28 a.m.
Here's our Thursday prep-related stories. I need to pass along an apology to the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team. I didn't list the Bullpups regional game in our story today. It was a mistake of omission. It wasn't on purpose - regardless of the emails...
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012
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