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The day before a former assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested in 2018 for convincing a 15-year-old Moses Lake girl to meet him at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, federal documents allege he enticed a 14-year-old Spokane girl to engage in a “commercial sex act.”
Former Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey, who was investigated for allegedly exposing himself to students and allowing hazing of his players, will continue to be employed by Spokane Public Schools until at least the summer of 2021.
No criminal charges will be filed against a football coach who allegedly placed his penis inside a hot dog bun during a student leadership camp last summer.
Tom Yearout is moving 33 blocks up South Hill. The former Lewis and Clark head football coach has accepted the Ferris head coaching job. He replaces Jim Sharkey.
Spokane Public School administrators did not renew Ferris High School Football coach Jim Sharkey’s coaching contract.
The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that Ferris High School coach Jim Sharkey exposed himself to players at a leadership camp last summer.
Longtime Ferris football coach and teacher Jim Sharkey has been suspended with pay for the past six weeks as school officials investigate claims that he exposed himself to players at a “Leadership Camp” last summer and then lied to cover it up.
Ferris and Lewis and Clark traded mistakes Friday night before Johnny Via took over and ran away with a 24-9 victory for the Saxons over their South Hill rivals.
Ferris coach Jim Sharkey thought his football team was gaining traction. Now he’ll have to re-evaluate just where his team is, but he won’t turn back a 13-10 victory over Shadle Park in a Greater Spokane League crossover Friday at Albi Stadium.
Now that Bria Bowton looks back on it, the recent Ferris High graduate wonders what path her athletic career would have taken had she specialized.
PULLMAN – There was an extra coach on the sideline during Ferris’ football game against Gonzaga Prep on Oct. 31. Saxons alum Connor Halliday made the 80-mile drive from Martin Stadium to Joe Albi after Washington State’s Thursday practice. “He was awesome on our sideline,” Saxons coach Jim Sharkey said. “He actually helped me out quite a bit when we were talking routes and doing some different things. He got involved in the game so that was cool to see.”
It may not be unanimous but the Greater Spokane League’s 4A coaches believe Gonzaga Prep will capture the league championship. The team the coaches believe will earn the other play-in berth is Ferris. The coaches believe all six teams will be competitive.
There’s no question what Ferris football coach Jim Sharkey wants this week. “We want the No. 1 (postseason) seed,” Sharkey said. “If we get a league championship that will just be a bonus. That’s not the most important thing.”
Just call him Every-Down Karstetter. Ferris’ senior two-way standout Cole Karstetter rarely came off the field Friday, and that was a good thing for the Saxons.
A third week in Greater Spokane League football is upon us and a third showdown looms. That’s the beauty of a league deep in quality. And for a third straight week, the Ferris Saxons (2-0) will be involved in the face-off when they visit the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups (2-0) on Friday. Kickoff is at 7.
The Karstetter name is readily recognizable to those familiar with Greater Spokane League athletics and beyond. The last branch of the second generation in the Lilac City is Cole Karstetter.
A look into the crystal ball of Greater Spokane League football reveals it is clear as mud. There is a conglomeration of colors. There’s the light blue of Central Valley, the scarlet red of Ferris, the dark blue of Gonzaga Prep and the maize and gold of Mead. There’s even distinguishable hues of Shadle Park green.
It’s the final week of the regular season for Greater Spokane League football teams and just one game will decide a play-in berth. That deciding game is tonight when Mead (7-1) meets Ferris (6-2) at Joe Albi Stadium at 6:15.
With just eight seniors, Ferris football coach Jim Sharkey has the youngest team he’s had in seven years. The Saxons’ youth appear to be quick learners.
Top returners Here are the returning first team selections: Davian Barlow, running back, Mead; Luke Rogers, RB, Rogers; Dane Crater, offensive lineman, Mead; Nathan Hundeby, tight end, University; Brennan Schon, wide receiver, Lewis and Clark; Austin Rehkow, placekicker, Central Valley; Jake Hoffman, all-purpose player, North Central; Langston Ward, defensive lineman, Mead; Danny Mattingly, co-defensive player of year, Mead.