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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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After a week of battles between the leading boys teams in the Greater Spokane League, the girls leaders take the floor this week.

League unbeatens Lewis and Clark and Mt. Spokane will play Friday in Mead, with the Wildcats trying to avenge their lone defeat, a 56-36 rout by LC.

The race for the top 3A district seed should clear up this week as well, as North Central, Clarkston and East Valley, all 2-3, face tough 4A foes in both games.


GSL games


Girls game at 5:45 p.m., boys game at 7:30:

Central Valley at East Valley.


Girls games at 5:45, boys games at 7:30: University at Cheney; Mead at Clarkston; North Central at Ferris; Rogers at Gonzaga Prep; Lewis and Clark at Mt. Spokane. Boys game at 5:45 p.m., girls game at 7:30: Shadle Park at West Valley.


Girls game at 5:45 p.m., boys game at 7:30: Shadle Park at Central Valley. Boys games at 5:45, girls games at 7:30: Ferris at Clarkston; Gonzaga Prep at East Valley; Rogers at Lewis and Clark; West Valley at Mead; Cheney at Mt. Spokane; North Central at University.


Tonight, 7 p.m.

Clarkston at Cheney; Shadle Park at North Central; Gonzaga Prep at Mt. Spokane; Central Valley at University; Lewis and Clark at Ferris; East Valley at West Valley; Rogers at Mead.


Tonight, 6:30 p.m.

Ferris, Central Valley, Lakeside at Rogers.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Spokane at Mead.


Although a couple of state wrestling powers, Lake Stevens and Sedro Woolley, won’t be in attendance this year, East Valley coach Craig Hanson is calling this year’s Washington Dream Duals field the best he’s hosted. The equivalent of a state dual match championship, the 4A field will include University, Central Valley, Moses Lake, Battle Ground, Rogers-Puyallup and Enumclaw. Teams in the 3A division, full for the first time, are EV, Clover Park, Kelso, West Valley-Yakima, Squalicum and Bellingham. The 2A field features Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls, Medical Lake, Colville, Othello, Hoquiam and Connell. There are seven 1A/B teams – “by accident,” Hanson said – creating a scheduling dilemma. They are defending champion Warden, Wilbur-Creston/Keller, Tonasket, Royal, Newport, Liberty Bell and Wahkiakum. “There’s a good chance it could be the first time all eastern teams win every division.” Hanson said. Competition runs all Saturday at EV, beginning at 8 a.m. Classifications are divided into three-team pools with placing matches at 3 p.m. for fifth and sixth, 5 p.m. for third and fourth, and 7 p.m. for first and second places. … Tonight features traditional GSL wrestling rivalries, the longest standing being The Little Brown Jug match between Rogers and Mead. Although overshadowed in recent years, the Jug goes back to 1984, during the Cash Stone-Ken Pelo era, when Gary Baskett, then the track coach and art teacher at Mead decided the intense rivalry deserved a reward and fired up the jug. Its equivalent today is the 10th annual Battle of the Bone sending U-Hi to CV. U-Hi has won eight of the first nine and CV is coming off Wednesday night’s all-important divisional showdown with Mt. Spokane for a berth in next week’s GSL championships. Lewis and Clark travels to Ferris with a chance to become King of the Hill. … Starting in February, the referees assigned to GSL basketball will work both the boys and girls games scheduled at one site back-to-back, as has been the case in the B school ranks all year. The change will result in a financial boost for officials and will also ease the numbers stress brought on by the new three-man crews. … The football schedule for next fall’s Emerald City Kickoff Classic has been finalized and the two GSL participants will play early on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Ferris will face defending State 4A champ Evergreen (Vancouver) at noon, and defending GSL champ Gonzaga Prep will meet Belleramine Prep at 3 p.m. The three other games include White River vs. Wenatchee, Issaquah vs. Mission Viejo (Calif.), and Mercer Island vs. South Kitsap.