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Three-sport athletes are growing more uncommon in an age when specialization can mean scholarships. But Kainoa Figueira’s selflessness is just as uncommon.
Laurie Quigley grew up around Greater Spokane League athletics. Such is the fate of the daughter of two longtime coaches. It’s safe to say she has coaching in her genes.
Junior Gracey Neal led four in double figures with 14 points and No. 4 Mt. Spokane beat No. 2 Bethel 61-45 in the State 3A fourth-place game at Tacoma Dome on Saturday.
Jayda Noble scored 13 of her team-high 17 points in the third quarter and No. 4 Mt. Spokane pulled away from No. 10 Seattle Prep 48-32 in a State 3A fourth-place bracket game at Tacoma Dome on Friday.
The Wildcats produced their second-lowest scoring output of the season, shooting just 25% overall and 5 of 25 on 3-point attempts, and No. 6 Lake Washington edged No. 4 Mt. Spokane 48-45 in a State 3A quarterfinal at Tacoma Dome on Thursday.
Braeden Smith scored 20 points, including 12 in the decisive third quarter, and No. 9 Seattle Prep eliminated No. 8 Mt. Spokane 74-50 in the first round of the State 3A tournament at the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday.
Two-time defending State 4A champion Gonzaga Prep and State 3A runners-up Mt. Spokane are back for another go, while GSL and District 8 4A champ Central Valley looks to open some eyes on the west side.
The Greater Spokane League has placed a girls team in the State 4A title game in 16 of the past 19 years, with 12 champions. Central Valley will battle in this year’s 4A tourney, while Mt. Spokane has unfinished business in 3A.
Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane both face elimination games on Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome after falling in regional matchups between No. 1 and 8 seeds.
Jayda Noble scored 22 points, Mt. Spokane ran off 21 straight points to end the second quarter and the No. 4 Wildcats beat No. 5 Shorecrest 78-49 in a State 3A regional round matchup at University HS.
JoJo Anderson scored 15 points, Tyson Degnhart had 11 and Mt. Spokane ran away from Kennewick 88-41 in the District 8 3A boys second-place game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Saturday.
Messiah Jones scored 21 points with 15 rebounds and Kamiakin topped GSL champion Mt. Spokane 55-52 in the District 8 3A championship game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Friday.
Greater Spokane League MVP Jayda Noble had two of Mt. Spokane’s 12 3-pointers and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Wildcats over Kennewick 73-54 in the District 8 3A championship game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Friday.
Top-ranked Mt. Spokane is eyeing a three-peat. Its standout 113-pounder wants to avoid a personal four-peat.
Mt. Spokane junior Casey Howerton put his index finger to his lips, an attempt to quiet Mead’s glow-stick waving student section even more following his match-deciding pin.
Dave Whitehead is stepping down as Mt. Spokane’s volleyball coach after his Wildcats earned their second consecutive State 3A title this season and fifth state placing – and his induction into the state Hall of Fame.
It’s not played at the Arena, but Pack the Palace between Mead and Mt. Spokane still has all the fervor and excitement of the other spirit week games.
Gina Twenge was a club-first gymnast her whole life, but her mindset started to change when she got to Mt. Spokane a year later.
Senior Emma Main scored 19 points – all in the paint and many driving to the hoop to draw contact – and the Wildcats knocked off visiting Central Valley 51-40 in a Greater Spokane League showdown.
Central Valley used a variety of defenses to limit Mt. Spokane’s Tyson Degenhart to 18 points – more than 10 points under his season average – and the Bears prevailed 58-55 after withstanding a furious second-half comeback attempt by the home team.