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Otiona Gildon works to leave her legacy at Gonzaga Prep

You could hear it in Kelly Graves’ voice. The former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, in his first year in a major rebuilding project at Oregon, can’t wait for the arrival …


Prep roundup: Mt. Spokane wins four-way gymnastics meet

Jade Anderson tied for first place with Ferris’ Jessica Harpel in the all-around Wednesday and led Mt. Spokane to the team win during a four-way Greater Spokane League gymnastics meet …


Bill Pierce’s prep almanac: ‘Squinty’ Hunter

The history of Spokane high school basketball would not be complete without mention of Lewis and Clark’s legendary coach, Elra L. “Squinty” Hunter. Hunter was born in Iowa in 1899 …


Lee: Rogers boys lead surprises in GSL basketball

Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball teams reached the halfway mark last Friday, and there’s no question which team has knocked my socks off so far. I’m not talking …


GSL boys basketball: Titans put end to Pirates’ six-game winning streak

Austin Dill led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points and University had its offense rolling early and handed Rogers its second Greater Spokane League loss of the season, 68-58, …


GSL girls basketball: Bullpups top LC, reach 12-0

When facing Gonzaga Prep’s girls basketball team, opponents have to pick their poison. Usually that means trying to take away Otiona Gildon inside or Laura Stockton outside and try to …


Tuesday’s peak performances

Isabelle Miller, Freeman Reinnee Rocket, ACH Match Burnham, Liberty Friday’s big games Made 3 of 5 3-pointers, 10 of 10 free throws, and scored 25 points in the Scotties’ 63-49 …


Prep wrestling: North Central eases past Gonzaga Prep

North Central won 12 of 14 matches and routed Gonzaga Prep 65-12 in a Greater Spokane League dual Tuesday at North Central. The Indians won five matches by way of …


Girls basketball: Colton sets state winning streak record

Colton, which has generated six consecutive state championships, added another important award to its collection on Tuesday night. Savannah Chadwick hit five of Colton’s 12 3-pointers and scored 24 points …


Boys basketball: Eagles deal Cardinals first defeat in NEA

Cameron Gay had 17 points and Ryan Quigley added 14 points and 14 rebounds as Lakeside handed Medical Lake its first Northeast A League loss of the season, 57-52, Tuesday …


Post Falls uses 4-point play to beat CdA

For seven of the Post Falls boys basketball players, the ultra-competitive environment they found for their 5A Inland Empire League opener Tuesday was brand new to them. At times it …


Ferris earns exhibition win over Brazil

Mike Ervin scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Ferris topped NBC Brazil 69-47 in an exhibition game Saturday at Ferris. The Saxons took control with a 20-8 second-quarter …


Area roundup: University, Tate Orndorff win Gut Check Challenge

University, led by heavyweight Tate Orndorff, claimed the team title Saturday at the Gut Check Challenge in Olympia. Orndorff was the Titans’ lone individual champion after defeating Forks’ Miguel Morales …


Colton ties state-record winning streak

Colton won decisively yet again Saturday night and is on the verge of making history. Zoe Moser poured in 28 points and the Wildcats routed St. John-Endicott 65-32 in a …


Friday’s prep peak performances

Taylor Campbell, Republic Match Burnham, Liberty Emily Drake, Pullman Tuesday’s big game Scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Tigers’ 76-54 nonleague boys win over Kettle Falls. Scored …


Mead girls prove credentials by topping CV

Quantae Anderson knew he had a good girls basketball team. It was just a matter of when his Mead Panthers were going to emerge as challengers for a postseason berth.


Prep roundup: Jenna Schlosser guides Mead to GSL gymnastics win

Jenna Schlosser won three out of four events to place first in the all-around Thursday as Mead won a four-way Greater Spokane League meet at Mead Gymnastics Center. Schlosser won …


CdA edges Lake City in IEL opener

The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City boys basketball teams each had countless opportunities to wrest control in their 5A Inland Empire League opener Thursday. In the end, the Vikings’ steadier …


GSL wrestling: Central Valley edges Mt. Spokane

Christen Hill defeated Cade Neumann 3-2 at 120 pounds Thursday as host Central Valley edged Mt. Spokane 29-27 in Greater Spokane League wrestling. Both teams won seven matches, but the …


Tate Orndorff, U-Hi’s defending state champ, will follow in father’s footsteps to OSU

Sometimes the youngest in a herd of sizeable siblings turns out to be the best athlete. University senior Tate Orndorff has the big-bone build of his father, Dave, who was …


State spotlight shines brightest on GSL girls basketball last 25 years

The Greater Spokane League has become the premiere league for girls high school basketball over the past quarter century in the state of Washington. Most area schools started their present-day …


Notebook: Post Falls boys faring quite nicely with rugged basketball schedule

At first it appeared to be a misprint. The Post Falls boys basketball team’s schedule showed six games in six days.


Hunter King keys Mead wrestling win over Central Valley

Mead wrestling coach Phil McLean called the move Hunter King pulled off late “big danger, big payoff.” Leading 4-3 with 30 seconds remaining against Central Valley’s Bridger Beard, the 132-pound …


Area roundup: Pins lead West Valley to wresting win over Cheney

Hunter Ferguson’s pin of Brannon Pederson in 22 seconds in the 160-pound weight class highlighted a night of pins and forfeits for West Valley as the Eagles defeated Cheney 48-36 …


GSL boys basketball: Rogers still on a roll after double-overtime win over Ferris

Of the Rogers boys basketball team’s seven Greater Spokane League-leading victories, five have involved games that weren’t decided until the final minute. Form held Tuesday. But the Pirates had to …


Michaela Kay hits from long range to spur Lewis and Clark victory over Mead

Michaela Kay hit two clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that allowed the visiting Lewis and Clark Tigers to hold off Mead, 56-50, in Greater Spokane League girls basketball on …


Freeman’s Sebastian Hyta holds his own at Pacific Northwest Classic

You might think Freeman’s Sebastian Hyta would be intimidated competing as he was in a tournament that featured wrestlers from schools three classifications higher than his 1A school. But after …


Girls hoop: East Valley holds off Pullman’s late rally

Elle Burland and Skylar Bastin scored 10 points apiece and East Valley withstood Pullman’s spirited fourth-quarter rally and beat the Greyhounds in a Great Northern League opener Saturday at East …


Boys hoops: Colfax holds off Northwest Christian

Kasey Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds and Danny Robinson added 20 points and seven boards as Colfax hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off Northwest …


GSL girls: University turns up defense to beat Mead

The University girls basketball team used its usual staple, defense, to upend Mead. The visiting Titans forced 19 turnovers and outscored the Panthers 17-9 in the pivotal third quarter as …