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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

2019 Prep Football Preview: Colville, Newport expect to battle again at top of Northeast A League

The Colville National Forest separates Colville and Newport high schools, forcing either to traverse through the state’s fourth-largest national forest to play football.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

2019 Prep Football Preview: Realignment alters landscape for Washington 2B, 1B schools

There have been widespread changes this season to the alignment of leagues that have traditionally been the home of the smallest schools in the region.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

2019 Prep Football Preview: Idaho small schools ready for gridiron action

Last week we previewed Idaho 5A and 4A teams. This week, we catch up with the smaller schools in the Gem State.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

2019 Prep Football Preview: Mead hopes to step out from the pack in Greater Spokane League 4A race

If it seems like the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks have been hit harder this year with talent graduating, you might not be imagining things.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

2019 Prep Football Preview: Mt. Spokane looks to reclaim Greater Spokane League 3A title

After the dust settles when schools are allowed to reduce their attendance numbers for classification based upon free and reduced lunches, the Greater Spokane League 3A ranks could look drastically …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Post Falls’ big plays, second-half defense fuel 49-28 win over Sandpoint

Post Falls and Sandpoint put on an offensive show in the first half. The Trojans’ defense stole the show in the second half as host Post Falls outlasted the Bulldogs …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Colbey Nosworthy scores twice, grabs late interception to lead Coeur d’Alene past Rigby 31-26

Colbey Nosworthy’s fingerprints were all over Coeur d’Alene’s hard-fought victory Friday night.


Whether they’re eating up opposing defenses on the field or rummaging through the pantry, prep offensive linemen are always ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’

There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

IEL 5A football: Retooled Coeur d’Alene Vikings chase another championship; Post Falls Trojans expect to contend

Coeur d’Alene High football coach Shawn Amos has been through this too many times to count. Amos has mastered the reloading-not-rebuilding process after losing an outstanding quarterback and numerous all-Inland …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

IEL 4A football preview: League race a toss-up among Sandpoint, Lakeland, Moscow

There are only three teams in the 4A Inland Empire League, but that doesn’t make projecting the eventual champion any easier.


West Valley girls cross country team managing expections

John Moir expected to see a big jump in popularity in his girls cross country program after winning West Valley’s third state championship last fall.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Nate Plaster edges Tommy Kimmel to win PNGA Junior Amateur in all Gonzaga Prep title match

Nate Plaster outlasted longtime friend and Gonzaga Prep teammate Tommy Kimmel to claim the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Junior Amateur championship Friday.


Gonzaga Prep’s Tommy Kimmel and Nate Plaster advance to PNGA Junior Amateur title match

Gonzaga Prep teammates Tommy Kimmel and Nate Plaster will square off Friday for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Boys Amateur title.


Hawkins instilling running mentality in Pasco

Anyone who’s ever spent a prolonged amount of time in the Tri-Cities knows what a summer along the Columbia River means.


Steve Christilaw: Price of head protection thorny issue for football

If you want to know what someone values, take a look at what they prioritize.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Prep notebook: All-state softball teams named; East-West football game Friday

The Washington State Softball Coaches Association announced its selections for 2019 All-State Softball Teams earlier this week; East-West football on Friday.


Steve Christilaw: Football faces variety of challenges

Some lessons are harder to learn than others.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Tommy Kimmel qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur

Kimmel, the GSL player of the year as a sophomore, birdied the last three holes to earn medalist honors by one shot over Davenport’s Kristof Panke, who birdied Nos. 16 …


Dave Nichols: Giving a few more senior athletes a little bit more recognition

All of this year’s nominees are extremely qualified and rightful recipients of this honor. These are the kids we should be promoting and holding up as an example as not …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Perseverance, triumph, excellence celebrated at Spokane Youth Sports Awards

Freeman High School’s Jordyn Goldmith’s story of recovery, perseverance and triumph in the past year and a half was the emotional highlight of the 2019 Spokane Youth Sports Awards at …


Youth sports notebook: Eastern Washington boys basketball teams excel in Houston tournament

Five of eight Eastern Washington Elite boys teams won bracket championships, three of them going unbeaten, in the Kingwood Classic boys basketball tournament in Houston.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

MLB draft: Mt. Spokane’s Brady Hill among local names called on Day 3

Brady Hill, Mt. Spokane center fielder and leadoff hitter, was selected in the 39th round on Day 3 of the MLB draft on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Prep notebook: Mt. Spokane’s Niveya Henley goes camping; all-league lacrosse honors

Mt. Spokane sophomore Niveya Henley and Clarkston sophomore Ashlyn Wallace have been selected to the adidas Gauntlet All-American Camp as two of the top 50 players in America in the …


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

WIAA seeking new hosts for football state championship games

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted Sunday not to renew its contract with the Tacoma Dome as the host site for the Football State Championships, citing fan experience …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Prep baseball: Eric Mast helps big schools sweep small schools at all-state feeder games

The all-stars from the 4A and 3A Greater Spokane League took on players from 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B leagues on Thursday, and the big school team swept the small …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Prep notebook: Iron Wood Classic brings out top preps, pros

The fifth annual Iron Wood Classic, for professional and prep athletes, will be held this weekend at


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

No secret: Ryan Montang is the new University wrestling coach

It’s not exactly a secret, but most of his classmates and former teammates don’t know that Ryan Montang is the new head wrestling coach at University High School.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Spring sports 2019 high school all-league teams

All-league teams from area baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, tennis and golf teams.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

State 4A track and field: Mead’s Jordynn Hutchinson continues family trend of winning shot put titles

As Mead sophomore Jordynn Hutchinson received her medal Saturday after winning the State 4A girls shot put title, an announcer at Mount Tahoma HS emphatically broadcast her name through the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

State 2A track and field: Cheney’s Camden VerStrate leads impressive showing by Great Northern League athletes

Camden VerStrate didn’t look like a first-year high school sprinter Saturday. More like a dual-event state champion.