Stories tagged: dave mckenna
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
California’s Evan Weaver – college football’s leading tackler – is boldly wearing No. 89 as an homage to Gonzaga Prep, Spokane
At the outset of every season, as Dave McKenna is gifting jersey numbers to his varsity football players at Gonzaga Prep, the Bullpups coach has to be somewhat meticulous.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Led by Connor Halonen’s 232 rushing yards and five touchdowns, Gonzaga Prep handled visiting Central Valley 35-6 to move to 2-0 in league and send the Bears to 0-2.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
There are lots of change going on with Gonzaga Prep football. But to hear coach Dave McKenna tell it, it’s been “fun.” And why not? Prep is 4-1 to start …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Mt. Spokane was in the red zone, threatening to cut into Gonzaga Prep’s one-touchdown lead.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
After logging a season’s worth of miles in two nonleague games, Gonzaga Prep came out Friday fired up for its first home game of the season.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
As soon as the Gonzaga Prep football team scored in the third overtime last Saturday in Seattle, pulling within a point of Eastside Catholic, coach Dave McKenna immediately called for …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
The best game this weekend involving an area team is likely Gonzaga Prep’s showdown against 3A powerhouse Eastside Catholic.
Tue., June 27, 2017
Gonzaga Prep’s athletic facilities are getting a much-needed makeover. The most visible work is on the football field where the turf installed in 2005 is being replaced.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Chase Cash came up with two interceptions – his fifth and sixth – as the defending State 4A champion Bullpups defended their Greater Spokane League championship with a 28-19 win …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Central Valley football coach Ryan Butner has no doubt that standout Travis Hawkins can play in the Big Sky Conference.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
SWX will be at Gonzaga Prep on Friday for the big showdown for the league title with Central Valley. Kickoff is at 7:05.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
They preach brotherhood at Gonzaga Prep, and one of the tallest standing brothers Thursday was senior quarterback Ryan Gross.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
The Mead Panthers are essentially playing for their football postseason lives Thursday. While the Panthers wouldn’t mathematically be eliminated with a loss, their hopes would be dealt a big blow …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Winning can cure what ails a football team.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
Judging by early returns, the final score Thursday between the Coeur d’Alene and Mead football teams could resemble a basketball game.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Quick – what was the prevailing theme as Greater Spokane League football teams held their first practices of the 2016 season?
Mon., July 4, 2016
It will be two more years before a pair of Inland Northwest high school football players head off to college, but they have given early commitments to one of the …
Wed., June 29, 2016
Liam Bell went to quarterback camps throughout his high school career.
Tue., June 7, 2016
State champions are ever present in the Spokane Youth Sports Awards, which were announced during a ceremony Monday.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Unbeaten Gonzaga Prep football and girls basketball teams and coaches swept the 2015 Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters youth awards honors, winning the trophies in six categories.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016
I’ve had to recalibrate how I evaluate a year. Sometimes I look back at a year and determine the good I accomplished and consider things I may have just flat …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Gonzaga Prep football coach Dave McKenna received the Jim Ennis Award for Coach of the Year prior to the Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
A rally wasn’t needed and they didn’t get in their way. It all added up to the dominating season that a 14-0 record represents for the Gonzaga Prep football team.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
Gonzaga Prep football coach Dave McKenna is back in a State 4A championship game for the first time since 1987.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
There’s a saying that the Gonzaga Prep football team lives by. “Strive for perfection and settle for excellence,” G-Prep coach Dave McKenna.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
After Richland took a 17-15 lead not quite midway in the fourth quarter – the Bombers’ first and only lead – the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups scored twice in a span …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Gonzaga Prep football coaches always knew Evan Weaver had the physical abilities to be as good as he wanted to be.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
The Gonzaga Prep football team didn’t arrive at its 12th victory Saturday purely by running over teams this season.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015
The six seniors who start on the Gonzaga Prep football team’s defense span the range of colorful personalities – from energetic, intense and outspoken contributors to the humble and quiet.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Not long after the 2014 football season was over, Gonzaga Prep coach Dave McKenna told backup running back Mason Plese he was the Bullpups’ projected starter for 2015. At G-Prep, …