It’s an exaggeration to say that it has been since the Ice Age that a Post Falls football team has had as much speed as it showed on Friday ... but it’s close. The Trojans, who have had linemen faster than skill players in the last decade, used their quickness and athleticism to handle the visiting and mistake-prone Sandpoint Bulldogs 56-12 in a season opener.
For a second year in a row, the Coeur d’Alene football team opens the season in Folsom, California. When the Vikings take the field Friday, they will be without senior dual-threat quarterback and University of Washington commit Colson Yankoff.
The air in the SWX sports studio was chock full of optimism Monday. Powered by NWPrepsNow, The Spokesman-Review and SWX sponsored the first Greater Spokane League Football Media Day – two days before teams started fall camp – and coaches of all 10 schools and a couple of their top players participated.
Linda Lanker has had a 48-year nonstop association with track and field. Nothing tops her recent experience, though, as the women’s head coach for the U20 Pan American team that won the team championship in Trujillo, Peru.
The Spokane Stars Elite Blue girls club basketball team has had a terrific July. Now they’ll take a break to host their own tournament, the seventh annual Summer Heat Showcase, beginning Sunday at The Warehouse.
Spokane Indians catcher Yohel Pozo was involved in a hazing incident last fall in the Dominican Republic, but has been cleared by Dominican authorities and the Texas Rangers, the Indians’ parent club, according to a Rangers spokesperson.
Coeur d’Alene thrower Grady Leonard had a record-breaking spring that garnered him national attention. Leonard has been named the Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year for Idaho. Leonard captured state championships in the discus and shot put. He won the shot with a throw of 61 feet, 5½ inches and the discus with 182-5. His personal bests in the shot (67-0) and discus (188-5) are school records.