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Lake City atop final power poll

It was doubtful any team was going to unseat Lake City in the final NWPrepsNow Power 6 Rankings.

Lake City had a first-round bye in the Idaho 5A state football playoffs, and the Timberwolves (8-1) finish atop the poll with 56 points.

“Even with the bye week they’re still arguably the best in our area,” SWX sports anchor John Collett said.

“The Timberwolves earn a first-round bye and are now poised to roll in the Idaho 5A quarterfinals,” SWX sports anchor Sam Adams said. “Lake City will need more big plays from Jerry Louie-McGee in the playoffs, and I expect a few in the week to come.”

Two-time defending Washington 2B state champ Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (9-0) is second. The Broncos, playing without three two-way starters who were at a national conference, held off Colfax 27-25 in a regular-season finale.

“Even though they haven’t been as dominating as they were last year, this team still knows how to win the close games,” EWU and high school radio play-by-play broadcaster Larry Weir said.

Colville (9-0) is third with 40 points.

“The Indians finished off a perfect regular season Friday, cementing their place near the top of the power rankings,” SWX producer Neil Stover said.

Rounding out the final rankings are Gonzaga Prep (8-1), 23 points; Freeman (8-1), 15; and Coeur d’Alene (6-3), 11.

Volleyball

Tina Carlson had seven assists and eight aces to lead Deer Park to a 3-2 victory over Chewelah in a Northeast A League tiebreaker match to settle sixth place.

Deer Park faces top-seeded Colville at Lakeside tonight. Chewelah is done.

The Cougars led 13-11 in the final set before the Stags won it 15-13.

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