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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: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Vikings stay on task, thump Eisenhower 52-14 in lightning-shortened contest

Coeur d’Alene had all sorts of reasons to look past Eisenhower on Friday night.The visitors from Yakima were without starting senior quarterback Drew Kornegay. The Vikings have a huge showdown …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene falls short in 5A State football title game

With the ball resting at the Coeur d’Alene 20-yard line and down by six points on Friday, Vikings quarterback Colson Yankoff trotted his troops onto the field needing to go …


Colson Yankoff guides Coeur d’Alene to 5A State football title game

Colson Yankoff threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another to lead Coeur d’Alene to a 39-13 win over Mountain View of Meridian in the semifinals of the …


Colson Yankoff returns, and Coeur d’Alene cruises past Mead

It was a good news, good news and bad news development Saturday night for the Coeur d’Alene and Mead football teams. First, it was good news that they caught a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos survives auto scare

Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos was relieved his team pulled out a 29-27 victory at Central Valley on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 12:15 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene holds off Central Valley behind impressive performance by backup QB Brady Thompson

Brady Thompson engineered a 98-yard scoring drive, capped when he hit Josh Wilson on a 14-yard pass to give the visiting Coeur d’Alene Vikings a two-score advantage with 6:23 remaining. …


Gonzaga Prep football team faces difficult season opener Friday

The best game this weekend involving an area team is likely Gonzaga Prep’s showdown against 3A powerhouse Eastside Catholic.


Coeur d’Alene’s Colson Yankoff impresses on and off field

CdA senior quarterback Colson Yankoff is the complete package on the football field, and he just might be more impressive away from it.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene opens football season without QB Colson Yankoff

For a second year in a row, the Coeur d’Alene football team opens the season in Folsom, California. When the Vikings take the field Friday, they will be without senior …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff to have knee surgery

University of Washington-bound Coeur d’Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff has suffered a meniscus injury.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Lewiston football coach Shawn Nilsson resigns

Shawn Nilsson had been thinking about stepping down as Lewiston’s head football coach during the season. Nilsson, 52, made it official just after the first of the year. His teams …


CdA QB Colson Yankoff named Idaho Gatorade Player of Year

Coeur d’Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff has been named the Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year.


Prep football notebook: CdA, Lewiston brace for key showdown

All but one team in the Idaho high school football polls have a better record than 3-2.


Prep football notebook: CdA embracing bye

Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos worked hard last winter to find a Week 6 game but came up empty. Upon further review, Amos said the bye this week comes …


CdA piles up 723 yards, roughs up Mead 57-31

The scoreboard over Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos’ shoulder showed his Vikings won 57-31 over Mead on Thursday.


Two showdowns highlight prep football schedule

Judging by early returns, the final score Thursday between the Coeur d’Alene and Mead football teams could resemble a basketball game.


Prep football notebook: CdA learns much from long, inexpensive trip

How could the Coeur d’Alene School District afford to pay for the Coeur d’Alene football team to travel to Folsom, California?


Prep football: CV opens season at CdA

A couple interesting story lines will take center stage Friday when Central Valley visits Coeur d’Alene in a nonleague football game.


North Idaho football teams poised for season openers

Most Idaho high school football teams begin their seasons this weekend, and several area teams start with high hopes. For Lake City, Post Falls and Sandpoint it’s the beginning of …


Jeff Hinz, Post Falls football coach, dies at 45

After a nearly three-year battle with cancer, Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz passed away Wednesday evening. He was 45.


Youth notebook: Pair of area football standouts commit early to Oregon

It will be two more years before a pair of Inland Northwest high school football players head off to college, but they have given early commitments to one of the …


GSL openers feature four games against IEL

It’s a strange season- opening weekend for GSL football teams. Seven of 10 teams are out of town. Stranger yet, there’s just two games at Albi Stadium on separate days.


Skyline blanks Coeur d’Alene

MOSCOW, Idaho – Skyline football coach Scott Berger was trying to put his team’s 22-0 shutout of Coeur d’Alene into perspective Friday. Berger looked back to 2013 when the Grizzlies …


Greg Lee: Phenomenal Lake City-Coeur d’Alene game set ups Idaho postseason push

The Lake City/Coeur d’Alene football game lived up to the hype and quite possibly exceeded it. I’ve watched nearly 500 football games the last three decades. That’s a conservative estimate. …


Rivalry in Lake City kicked in high gear

What constitutes a rivalry? Does it have to be sport centric? Does geography have an impact? Does belonging to the same school district automatically make it a rivalry?


Coeur d’Alene, Highland meet again, this time for Idaho 5A State football title

It was the last of three straight losses and part of a 1-3 start for the Coeur d’Alene football team. Vikings coach Shawn Amos knew that scenario could take place. …


Lee: Amos draws strength from family

If life were a football game, you’d want to throw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. Consider what the Amos family of Coeur d’Alene is enduring. It’s akin to piling on. …


CdA WR Addison Johnson has smarts, talent to overcome his size

Addison Johnson of Coeur d’Alene is a gifted student-athlete. He has outstanding physical abilities as a wide receiver, but there’s no doubt that one of the biggest reasons he’s enjoyed …


Lee: Whitmore, Morgan show class on, off field

Time and time again, small-school coaches tell me they’re good friends with coaches from rival schools. It really seems like a type of fraternity.