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UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

State 2A, 1A preview: Local teams from Great Northern, Northeast A leagues take the hard road to Yakima

The Great Northern League and the Northeast A League have to join with other leagues in order to reach state. This year, it was tough getting through the glue for …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

East Valley’s Brie Holecek only second Knight to reach 1,000 career points

Brie Holecek is fairly typical of the kind of leading scorer the East Valley girls basketball program develops season after season: a sharpshooter who is just as happy to pass …


Prep wrestling notebook: West Valley standout Gaje Caro aiming for higher Mat Classic finish after 2019 injury

Gaje Caro has won eight straight since his most recent injury forfeit on Jan. 4, and is aiming to be West Valley’s first individual state champion since 2016.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

WIAA classification adjustments mean big changes for Greater Spokane League and member schools

With the WIAA’s adjustments to classifications, the Greater Spokane League will look drastically different next year, incorporating the Great Northern League to become a 4A/3A/2A league, starting next school year.


Eagle Holiday Classic came to being at right time, still going strong after six years

For the last six years the two primary gymnasiums at West Valley High School turn into a hotbed of basketball activity for three days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Plan to merge GSL and GNL, reclassify schools moves forward at school board meeting

A proposed merger of the region’s two largest high school sports leagues – Greater Spokane League and the Great Northern League – will move forward after the Spokane Public Schools …


Prep football: Kannon Katzer runs for two touchdowns, Mt. Spokane bounces back against University

Roundup of Friday’s prep football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

West Valley star Alyjouah Rollins’ play overshadows his unique name

He’s used to the question. It’s one he’s heard thousands of times by now. When your name is uncommon, and Alyjouah is all of that, people are going to ask …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

2019 Prep Football Preview: West Valley has eyes set on another Great Northern League title

Coach Craig Whitney is no doubt glad his West Valley Eagles have earned a little preseason praise. The Seattle Times’ preseason rankings have them ranked No. 6 in Class 2A …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Prep golf: West Valley’s Alyssa Amann, Cheney’s Thomas Baycroft win 2A district titles

Roundup of Thursday’s prep golf action from across the region.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

WIAA allows football programs to petition to play down one classification

The WIAA Representative Assembly voted to pass eight amendments for the 2019-20 school year. One in particular will grab the attention of high school football fans in Eastern Washington.


District 7 2A tournaments: Nick Drynan gives West Valley a boost in win over Cheney

Roundup of Friday’s District 7 2A boys and girls district basketball tournaments


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

WIAA approves dramatic changes to high school sports classifications

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) voted Monday morning in Renton to approve two proposals that will dramatically change the state’s classification system.


Proposed changes to WIAA school classification rules could have significant effect on Great Northern League, too

The Great Northern League is staring change right in the face. The Class 2A league is small, but mighty. Five teams battle it out in every sport, and the teams …


WIAA proposals for classification could cause dramatic change in area leagues

The WIAA will meet on Jan. 28 to vote on amendments to its operating charter. The outcome of those votes could have wide-ranging and potentially dramatic impact on high school …


East Valley senior Genesis Wilkinson a force on the boards

It’s a typical girls basketball practice session at East Valley High, which means there are happy sounds filling the gym.


Prep football roundup: Ryan Chan’s two touchdowns helps Mead thump Post Falls

Roundup of Friday’s prep football action from around the region


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

West Valley serves notice with 49-0 rout of North Central

If West Valley coach Craig Whitney had concerns about graduating 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the past two years, maybe those fears were abated …


2018 Prep Football Preview: West Valley applies ‘next man up’ philosophy in search of GNL 2A title

West Valley graduated 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the last two years – a ton of talent for any program.


West Valley defeats East Valley, secures share of Great Northern League title

Connor Whitney played center field for the undefeated West Valley Eagles all night long Friday at East Valley.


Prep cross country glances

GSL boys: The streak could end this fall. That streak is North Central’s incredible run of 11 straight State 3A championships.


Prep track and field glances

Prep track and field glances


Prep softball: League-by-league glances of area teams

Prep softball glances


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017

Prep baseball: League-by-league glances at area teams

Prep baseball glances


East Valley advances to State 2A tourney with help from unheralded players

After a slow first half, Emily Fletcher scored 11 points, seven in the fourth quarter, to help East Valley pull away from Port Angeles 56-33 on Saturday at University HS …


Prep wrestling previews for area teams

Mead is given the nod to capture the league championship over North Central, University and Central Valley


Pullman beats Prosser 14-13 in winner-to-state game

Once the defense and special teams had done everything Pullman needed to get a win over Prosser in Tuesday night’s winner-to-state game, it was only fitting that the defense have …


Prep roundup: Frucci, Savoie spark East Valley victory

Prep roundup: Shannon Frucci scored two goals in the first 20 minutes and Madison Savoie notched the game-winner in a shootout as the East Valley Knights (3-1, 2-0) eked out …


Area high school volleyball preview

Mead, which took fifth at state last year, returns five starters


GNL: The area’s most wide-open race

There are a lot of question marks throughout the Great Northern League so picking a favorite is a challenge.