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St. George’s establishing itself as State B soccer juggernaut

The Dragons had rolled into the final four, looking for their third consecutive title. After surviving a brutal semifinal match with archrival Preston, the boys threw everything but the mascot at Crosspoint before giving way, 2-0 on Nov. 18.

Former roofer finds joy in the Christmas Bureau

Fred Preston was working as a roofer in 1991 when then Volunteers of America director Ken Trent recruited him to provide a strong back to help set up the Christmas Bureau.

Area North Korea experts agree: Rhetoric is not policy

Despite the recent escalation in tensions between North Korea and the United States, Pacific Northwest experts on the Asian nation agree both parties are likely to confine themselves to lobbing fiery rhetoric, rather than nuclear missiles.

Indians notebook: Weekly Prospect Rankings (Week 2)

While there aren’t any new additions to the Spokane Indians weekly prospect rankings, there is a new No. 1. And a great deal of movement. Six of last week’s 10 prospects are in different spots in this in week’s edition.

Idaho school district debates switching from 4-day week to five

Five years after shifting to a four-day schedule, the Preston School District is now reviewing whether it should switch back. Idaho EdNews reports that the change was originally branded as temporary, until state funding improved; now the district is surveying parents and debating everything from dollars and cents to impacts on students from longer school days and longer weekends. You can read EdNews’ full report here. Thoughts?

Driver injured in collision with Stevens County police SUV

A man driving a pickup was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a collision in Stevens County with a Kettle Falls police SUV. Kettle Falls police Officer Timothy D. Dollar, 56, was headed north with his emergency lights flashing as he passed cars by driving in the southbound lane about 4 miles north of Chewelah, the Washington State Patrol reported in a news release. Dollar was attempting to pull over a slow driver who was holding back a line of traffic, the WSP said.

Emeralds grab opener with Indians behind Morrison, Twomey

Eugene Emeralds pitchers never allowed the Spokane Indians to get settled in Wednesday during their first appearance at Avista Stadium since July 17. Piggyback starters Preston Morrison and Kyle Twomey threw two hitless innings apiece, setting the tone as Eugene opened the five-game Northwest League series with a 4-3 victory.

Hoopfest 2015: 120 Sports, Desert Horse win men’s elite titles

A team of Northwestern University graduates lost their final game on Saturday so had to fight their way through eight grueling games under punishing conditions Sunday to defeat the defending champions and win their first Hoopfest men’s elite championship.

State baseball: Freeman has chance at history

Freeman’s pursuit of its first 1A state baseball championship has come down to two games in Yakima. The Scotties (20-4) took down Zillah 4-1 and beat Connell 9-5 last week to earn the chance to prepare for the today’s semifinal matchup against Hoquiam, which squeaked out one-run wins last weekend over Klahowya and Montesano.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Washington state Senate was considering a startling proposal: to create the new state of Lincoln, encompassing all of Eastern Washington east of the Cascades and the panhandle counties of North Idaho.