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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Liam Lloyd gives oral commitment to Grand Canyon

Gonzaga Prep all-league wing Liam Lloyd announced his oral commitment to play basketball at Grand Canyon University via Twitter on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

State Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Humphrey dies at 79

Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Humphrey died early Wednesday morning, according to family. He was 79.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

AP all-state: Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson named boys all-classification player of the year

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson was named the Associated Press boys all-classification state player of the year, an honor announced on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

All-Region teams: Anton Watson, Jacinta Buckley head The Spokesman-Review’s big school teams

Gonzaga Prep senior Anton Watson has been named The Spokesman-Review Region boys big school player of the year.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson named ‘Mr. Basketball’ by state coaches association

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson, who guided the Bullpups to a second consecutive State 4A title last week, was named “Mr. Basketball” for Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams


State basketball: All-tournament teams for state 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B boys and girls

Dakota Patchen led Colton to the State 1B girls championship, beating Pomeroy 51-43 on Saturday, and was selected by state high school print media as tournament MVP.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 4A boys: Anton Watson powers Gonzaga Prep to championship repeat

Anton Watson finished with 33 points on 16-of-19 shooting, with eight rebounds and four assists, and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep (24-2) pulled away from fourth-seeded Mount Si, cementing their legacy with …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 2B boys: Brock Ravet, Kittitas claim third straight title with win over St. George’s

Once again the Kittitas Coyotes proved they are more than just their Gonzaga-bound senior guard. Though Brock Ravet sure was good on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

State 2A, 1A: East Valley girls see title bid fall shot as Washougal wins in overtime

Maybe, just maybe, Faith Adams had given the East Valley Knights the spark they so desperately needed as they chased a State 2A title in the SunDome on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

State 3A boys: Mt. Spokane overwhelmed by Paolo Banchero, O’Dea in title game

Paolo Banchero scored 20 points with seven rebounds and O’Dea beat Mt. Spokane 70-39 in the State 3A championship game at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

State 1B boys: Sunnyside Christian tops Yakama Tribal to win third consecutive title

Kyler Marsh’s fateful decision to turn out for basketball three years ago never would have come to fruition if not for his brothers’ peer pressure.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Idaho state boys: St. Maries falls in overtime thriller at 2A State title game

A Cinderella state tournament run and a dramatic championship game comeback fell just short for the St. Maries boys basketball team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:35 p.m.

State 3A boys: Mt. Spokane fends off Rainier Beach to earn spot in title game against O’Dea

There’s a new state title hopeful for Class 3A state boys basketball, and it’s a team outside the Metro League. In fact, it’s on the other side of the state.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 1B boys: Yakama Tribal rallies in fourth quarter to top Almira/Coulee-Hartline in semifinals

Mylo Jones’ layup between two defenders with 24 seconds left completed Yakama Tribal’s furious comeback to defeat Almira/Coulee-Hartline 55-53 in the semifinals of the State 1B boys basketball tournament at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

State 2A: East Valley’s girls power way to first championship game

After finishing third (twice), fifth and sixth since 2013, East Valley’s lengthy quest for that most elusive of trophies has just one step left.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 2B boys: St. George’s storms back, earns return to championship game

As time expired, St. George’s junior Dan Rigsby tossed the ball in the air, caught it and squeezed it tightly, screaming. Rigsby held it for a few more seconds as …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Idaho state roundup: Madison tops foul-plagued Post Falls in 5A semifinals

Beset by foul trouble and unable to find any offensive rhythm, the Post Falls Trojans fell out of state title contention with a 65-48 loss to Madison on Friday at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

State 4A boys: Gonzaga Prep outlasts Federal Way in slugfest to reach state title game

Liam Lloyd scored 21 points and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep outslugged and outlasted Federal Way 61-53 their State 4A semifinal showdown at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.


State 3A boys: Spencer Barrera jump starts Mt. Spokane in quarterfinal win over Capital

Jerry Twenge scored 20 points and second-seeded Mt. Spokane beat ninth-seeded Capital 71-60 in a State 3A quarterfinal at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

John Blanchette: Carl Crider harvests new memories in Oakesdale

One of the B-est things still remaining about the B tournament is taking a look across the court and being unable to tell if the guy with the probing gaze …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

State 1B boys: Sunnyside Christian slows down Ryan Moffet, Odessa in quarterfinals

Anyone hoping Sunnyside Christian’s run of consecutive state titles would end at two might be suffering a case of wishful thinking.


Idaho state basketball: Post Falls clips two-time defending state champion Rocky Mountain in 5A quarterfinals

A late 3-pointer by Caden McLean and a bucket by Terrell Mitchell gave the Trojans (18-6) a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

State 2A: East Valley girls upset top-seeded Lynden in quarterfinals

Playing to make certain her teammates dream of a state title stayed alive, East Valley senior Genesis Wilkinson took over the second half of Thursday’s State 2A quarterfinal game against …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

State 4A boys: Gonzaga Prep earns date with destiny, will face Federal Way in semifinal

Anton Watson scored 22 points with 14 rebounds and four blocked shots and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep cruised past ninth-seeded Kentridge 63-40 in a quarterfinal matchup at the Tacoma Dome on …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

State 1A: Medical Lake dials up defense to top Meridian, advance to semifinals

Medical Lake girls coach Kyle Lundberg lived his own personal Groundhog Day on Thursday at the SunDome. But it was all good in the end as his Cardinals advanced to …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

State 2B boys: St. George’s overcomes sluggish shooting to advance to semifinals

Despite shooting 37 percent from the field, the third-seeded Dragons clamped down on defense late to close out a 53-44 win over the fifth-seeded Toutle Lake Ducks, advancing to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

State 1B boys: Odessa eliminates Neah Bay behind Ryan Moffet’s record-breaking night

Odessa’s Ryan Moffet set an individual scoring record Wednesday night at the State 1B boys basketball state tournament, finishing with 48 points to lead his Tigers to an 81-73 opening-round …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

State 2A: East Valley rolls past Anacortes, faces top-seed Lynden in quarterfinals

The East Valley Knights have a chance to bring home a trophy for the fifth time in six straight trips to state.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

State 1A: Medical Lake turns to 3-point shooting, tops King’s in loser-out contest

After having a nine-point first period lead reduced to two points heading in the fourth period, the Cardinals did what they’ve done all season according to coach Kyle Lundberg. They …