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Priest River looks for boys basketball coach after firing Nick Ivie

First-year Priest River boys basketball coach Nick Ivie has been fired. Ivie, a Priest River graduate, didn’t coach in the Spartans’ final regular-season game last week and wasn’t with the …


Prep basketball playoff teams learn dates, times, sites

After having 20 hours to consider who they’re playing, Washington high school boys and girls basketball teams learned Sunday evening where and when they’re playing in state tournament openers Friday …


Mead senior Jenna Schlosser captures three State 4A titles in her final gymnastics event

TACOMA – Every weekend should be this good for Jenna Schlosser. On Friday, the senior from Mead, won the State 4A gymnastics all-around title; on Saturday she added two more …


Ben Alford of Northwest Christian captures State 2B/1B wrestling title

TACOMA – Ben Alford will be one of Northwest Christian’s valedictorians this spring. He will graduate with a 4.0 grade-point average. And he’ll leave Colbert as the Crusaders’ first state …


Bad break for NC

TACOMA – A year ago, the North Central wrestling team seemingly caught every break on its way to a State 3A championship. The Indians couldn’t have suffered a worse break …


Post Falls wins Idaho 5A Region I wrestling championship

Post Falls had nine weight-class titles and cruised to a 5A Region I championship Saturday at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum. The Trojans had 16 wrestlers make the finals. Seth …


CV boys survive against Mead, earn spot in final 16 at State 4A

In a game to end the season or advance to the State 4A boys basketball tournament, Mead had a shot to tie in the final seconds. Mead senior Max Hess …


Riverside grabs regional spot

Riverside’s Brandon Morris made four free throws – his only points of the game – in the final 50 seconds and the Rams kept their season alive with a 61-59 …


Fear the Beards

TACOMA – The Beard brothers put on a clinic on Saturday at Mat Classic XXVII. They shut down two talented opponents with airtight defense.


Freeman wins State 1A wrestling championship

TACOMA – The Freeman wrestling team was stunned in the Mat Classic XXVII semifinals Saturday morning when it saw just two of seven advance to the finals. That opened the …


Timberlake girls finish second at Idaho 3A tournament for fourth time in five years

NAMPA, Idaho – The Timberlake girls basketball team did a lot of things well during Saturday’s State 3A championship game. The Tigers were tenacious on defense, forcing 27 turnovers, and …


Laura Stockton leads Gonzaga Prep past Walla Walla in 4A subregional

WALLA WALLA – Senior point guard Laura Stockton scored a game-high 28 points to lead defending State 4A girls basketball champion Gonzaga Prep to a 52-46 victory over the Walla …


Central Valley claws back in second half to beat, eliminate rival University

The Central Valley Bears found themselves down by 15 points early in the second half of a loser-out 4A regional contest at a packed University High gymnasium. But something suddenly …


Seven GSL wrestlers move into semis

TACOMA – Cam Sorensen was out of sync. Sorensen talked about having poor angles in his quarterfinal match at Mat Classic XXVII Friday at the Tacoma Dome.


North Central out front after first day of State 3A wrestling

TACOMA – Defending State 3A champ North Central was at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of Mat Classic XXVII concluded Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Now …


Freeman, with seven in semis, in dominant position at State 2A/1A/2B/1B wrestling

TACOMA – There’s no doubt the Freeman wrestling team will leave here tonight with its first state trophy. It’s just a matter of if it’s the top hardware. The Scotties …


Rogers High Pirates’ hard work, trust pay off on and off the court

Midway through practice for the biggest game of their lives, the Rogers High School basketball players were going through the motions and the emotions, most of them unhealthy. Heads were …


Prep roundup: Timberlake girls win 3A State opener

Balance. That’s what the Timberlake girls basketball team relied on in defeating Fruitland 47-43 in the first round of the Idaho 3A State tournament Thursday at Nampa, Idaho.


Mead’s strong seniors take last trip to State 4A gymnastics

Laurie Chadwick stopped just short of saying this is the end of a good run. The Mead gymnastics coach knows the value seniors Jenna Schlosser, Hanna Bjerkestrand, Julia Woodd, Jurnee …


Preview: Mat Classic XXVII

4A: Central Valley coach John Owen said all year that he had half a team. Sure enough, he proved prophetic as seven Bears qualified for state. All seven have a …


Central Valley’s Blake Beard seeks third consecutive title

Blake Beard is a two-time state champion on the brink of doing something no other Central Valley wrestler has – win a third consecutive title. Some defending state champs could …


Prep basketball: Selkirk, Cusick boys advance at district

Dominic Cain and Cole Dawson totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds apiece Wednesday in leading Selkirk to a 59-54 win over Odessa-Harrington in a loser-out game of the boys District …


Bill Pierce’s prep almanac: Jud Heathcote

George “Jud” Heathcote is a nationally recognized Hall of Fame coach who first cut his coaching teeth on the high school courts of Spokane. Heathcote, a native of North Dakota, …


Girls basketball: Emily Drake’s 3-pointer lifts Greyhounds; Riley Lupfur leads LC past Chiawana

Emily Drake’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Pullman a 56-54 upset of top-seeded East Valley in the District 7 2A title game at East Valley on Tuesday. Drake hit five 3-pointers and …


Boys basketball: Central Valley rolls past Chiawana

Michael Hannan had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Tucker added 23 points and 15 boards as Central Valley pulled away in the second half and defeated Chiawana 73-61 …


Bantams capture District 7 2A boys

Trevon Allen and CJ Johnson scored 17 points apiece as Clarkston rolled to a 72-45 victory over visiting West Valley in the District 7 2A boys championship game on Monday …


LC girls, CV boys have 4A playoffs at Chiawana tonight

The road to state for Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball teams features matchups with Mid-Columbia Conference teams beginning tonight. The third-seeded Lewis and Clark girls (16-6) and Central …


Freeman boys get overtime victory over Newport to stay alive in District 1A

Ryan Maine led four players in double figures with 18 points and Freeman held Newport scoreless in overtime and beat the Grizzlies 63-58 in a District 7 1A boys loser-out …


Gymnastics: Jenna Schlosser, Mead claim regional titles; Mt. Spokane edged in 3A

Mead’s Jenna Schlosser won the all-around and the Panthers claimed the team title Saturday at the 4A regional meet at Mt. Rainier High School. Schlosser claimed individual wins in the …


Ben Alford of Northwest Christian heads to state looking for first wrestling title

Ranked No. 1 all season, Ben Alford can see his dream finish a week away. The 160-pound Alford is heavily favored to become Northwest Christian’s first state wrestling champion in …