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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

CV Bears tight end Beau Byus, above left, lines up under the watchful eye of head coach Rick Giampietri. (Jesse Tinsley)

Prep football galore

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...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

Shadle Park QB Brett Rypien, who set several GSL passing records last season, hopes an improved running game will add balance. (DAN PELLE PHOTOS)

Rypien sees himself throwing less

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...

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Carson Murray, center, warms up for practice at Rogers High School. Murray broke his own school record in the high jump Saturday, clearing 6 feet, 8 inches. (Jesse Tinsley)

Thursday Prep Page

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...

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Courtney Hutchinson, a Mead High School thrower, is preparing for another season throwing both shot and discus for the Panthers. (Jesse Tinsley)

Thursday Prep Page

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...

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Coeur d'Alene basketball coach Kent Leiss is counting on his Vikings to play solid defense during the three-day State 5A tournament. 
 (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Leiss finished at CdA

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...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

Senior Riley Moreen has helped lead LC to Idaho 5A tournament. (Kathy Plonka)

Lake City boys poised for state

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...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

Mead coach Quantae Anderson, offering advice to sophomore Sue Winger, believes in giving his players offensive freedom. (Colin Mulvany)

Postseason hoops, wrestling

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...

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MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

Three months after surgery to repair his ACL, G-Prep junior Reed Hopkins pulls against resistance of physical therapist Craig Henneberry. (JESSE TINSLEY PHOTOS)

Those dang ACL injuries

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...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

Coeur d'Alene's Reece Mahaffy breaks free of Lake City defenders in the first half of Friday’s game. (BRUCE TWITCHELL)

Time for prep postseason football

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...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Mead’s Davian Barlow, left, fights off Skyline’s Devin Benford on a first-half run Saturday at Albi Stadium. (Dan Pelle)

Prep football aplenty 

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...

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Coeur d’Alene’s football team gathers for photos at Wednesday’s banquet. Coach Shawn Amos, third from right, was Junior Male Coach of the Year, and Chad Chalich, second from left, was Junior Male Athlete of the Year. (Jesse Tinsley)

Dream matchup

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...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

Prep page, a day late 

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...

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Newport’s Aaron Castle won the State 1A title last year in the shot put, setting a state record, and finished second in the discus. (Colin Mulvany)

Thursday Prep Page

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...

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Ben Goodwin’s mother, Mary, had a double-lung transplant. (Dan Pelle)

Thursday Prep Page 

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...

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Mead senior Wes Bailey plans to take summer courses to improve his GPA and earn a NCAA Division I scholarship. (Jesse Tinsley)

Track, golf previews

OK, it's still not spring. I don't care what the calendar says. We published our track glance with a feature on Mead sprint standout Wes Bailey (pictured above). Here's a preview of Greater Spokane League golf.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Bring on the state tournaments 

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....

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Defending state champion Cole Jesienouski, front, wrestles Nathan McLeod, who finished second last year, at practice. (Kathy Plonka)

Thursday Prep Page

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...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

Coeur d’Alene’s football team gathers for photos at Wednesday’s banquet. Coach Shawn Amos, third from right, was Junior Male Coach of the Year, and Chad Chalich, second from left, was Junior Male Athlete of the Year. (Jesse Tinsley)

Thursday Prep Page 20 

I'll jump in the company 4x4 Friday morning and make the trek to Tacoma to cover Mat Classic XXIV. I've never been to a Mat Classic and I understand I'm in for a treat - and braced for the most work I'll ever do in...

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