The adage says, “familiarity breeds contempt.” But for Mead football coach Keith Stamps and his Panthers crew, familiarity could bring a finish at or near the top of the Greater Spokane League 3A ranks.
Diezel Wilkinson is a good enough athlete he could play at any school and any classification he wanted to. And why not? With the state’s fairly lax transfer rules, every year dozens of players in the area move from one school district to another looking for playing time or a chance to shine in the postseason.
The University softball program had a banner year in the 2021-22 school year. The slowpitch team won the 3A/2A state title in the fall, scoring 64 runs over three games – including a 26-11 win over Kelso in the championship game.