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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Former Ferris assistant coach nears plea agreement on sex trafficking charges

The day before a former assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested in 2018 for convincing a 15-year-old Moses Lake girl to meet him at Northern Quest Resort …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Ex-Ferris coach Jim Sharkey continues to work for Spokane Schools, but not in-person with students

Former Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey, who was investigated for allegedly exposing himself to students and allowing hazing of his players, will continue to be employed by Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

No criminal charges against Spokane high school football coach Jim Sharkey

No criminal charges will be filed against a football coach who allegedly placed his penis inside a hot dog bun during a student leadership camp last summer.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Tom Yearout named Ferris head football coach

Tom Yearout is moving 33 blocks up South Hill. The former Lewis and Clark head football coach has accepted the Ferris head coaching job. He replaces Jim Sharkey.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

Sharkey out as Ferris football coach following allegations he exposed himself to players

Spokane Public School administrators did not renew Ferris High School Football coach Jim Sharkey’s coaching contract.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Ferris football coach accused of exposing himself to players being investigated in Shoshone County

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that Ferris High School coach Jim Sharkey exposed himself to players at a leadership camp last summer.


Ferris High School football coach suspended amid investigation into claims he exposed himself

Longtime Ferris football coach and teacher Jim Sharkey has been suspended with pay for the past six weeks as school officials investigate claims that he exposed himself to players at …


Ferris’ ground game grinds out 24-9 victory over LC

Ferris and Lewis and Clark traded mistakes Friday night before Johnny Via took over and ran away with a 24-9 victory for the Saxons over their South Hill rivals.


A healthy Via leads Ferris past Shadle Park, 13-10

Ferris coach Jim Sharkey thought his football team was gaining traction. Now he’ll have to re-evaluate just where his team is, but he won’t turn back a 13-10 victory over …


Ferris’ three-sport athlete Bria Bowton resisted urge to specialize

Now that Bria Bowton looks back on it, the recent Ferris High graduate wonders what path her athletic career would have taken had she specialized.


Connor Halliday leaves a remarkable example, high marks for future WSU quarterbacks to pursue

PULLMAN – There was an extra coach on the sideline during Ferris’ football game against Gonzaga Prep on Oct. 31. Saxons alum Connor Halliday made the 80-mile drive from Martin …


Target on Pups, Saxons

It may not be unanimous but the Greater Spokane League’s 4A coaches believe Gonzaga Prep will capture the league championship. The team the coaches believe will earn the other play-in …


Shadle Park eyes first title since 1999

There’s no question what Ferris football coach Jim Sharkey wants this week. “We want the No. 1 (postseason) seed,” Sharkey said. “If we get a league championship that will just …


Karstetter’s show

Just call him Every-Down Karstetter. Ferris’ senior two-way standout Cole Karstetter rarely came off the field Friday, and that was a good thing for the Saxons.


Ferris, G-Prep matchup will thrill

A third week in Greater Spokane League football is upon us and a third showdown looms. That’s the beauty of a league deep in quality. And for a third straight …


Karstetters pride of Saxons

The Karstetter name is readily recognizable to those familiar with Greater Spokane League athletics and beyond. The last branch of the second generation in the Lilac City is Cole Karstetter.


Central Valley, Ferris favored by GSL coaches

A look into the crystal ball of Greater Spokane League football reveals it is clear as mud. There is a conglomeration of colors. There’s the light blue of Central Valley, …


It’s Mead vs. Ferris tonight at Albi for final 4A playoff spot

It’s the final week of the regular season for Greater Spokane League football teams and just one game will decide a play-in berth. That deciding game is tonight when Mead …


Saxons roll up yards in win over Central Valley at EWU

With just eight seniors, Ferris football coach Jim Sharkey has the youngest team he’s had in seven years. The Saxons’ youth appear to be quick learners.


GSL story lines

Top returners Here are the returning first team selections: Davian Barlow, running back, Mead; Luke Rogers, RB, Rogers; Dane Crater, offensive lineman, Mead; Nathan Hundeby, tight end, University; Brennan Schon, …


Mead heavily favored

The preview story for Greater Spokane League football begins and ends with the Mead Panthers. If Mead wasn’t part of the conference this fall, there would be an unparalleled balance …


Prep writer Lee visits every GSL football camp

From Hillyard to just west of Green Bluff, from Ferris to Mead, from Central Valley to Albi Stadium and four stops in between, Wednesday was an ambitious day for this …


Ferris trio headed to Idaho State

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Ferris standout defensive end Drew Sharkey. On Sunday, Sharkey gave an oral commitment to Eastern Washington University. On Monday, a late offer …


Halliday’s arsenal includes strong arm, quick release, confidence

WSU freshman quarterback Connor Halliday brings confidence built from success. That and a strong arm, quick release and what his high school coach Jim Sharkey calls “a natural ability to …


Ferris running back Heidinger keeps hands on football

Ferris senior running back Kole Heidinger carries the football like a kid who has taken it to bed with him. For good reason. There was a time when the ball …


Ferris, Central Valley prepare for premier GSL football game

The Greater Spokane League will be down to one undefeated football team after Friday. That’s when the No. 1-ranked and defending State 4A champion Ferris Saxons (4-0) visit the No. …


Uncertainty rules the day in GSL football race

I don’t know if I’m surprised or not that such a distinction between Greater Spokane League 4A and 3A football teams seemingly has emerged after two weeks. A look at …


Elbow injury forces Ferris’ Goodwin to move from quarterback

Ben Goodwin felt a pop in his elbow and immediately knew something was wrong. What the Ferris senior-to-be didn’t know at the time, though, was he wouldn’t return for a …


Vikings chase 5A title

Confident but not cocky. That explains the state of the Coeur d’Alene Vikings as they prepare for the Idaho 5A state tournament that begins Thursday at Hawks Memorial Stadium in …


SWABS honor CdA girls coach Poffenroth

Dale Poffenroth has been part of 534 victories as a girls basketball coach – 17 years at Central Valley where his teams captured three state championships and the last seven …