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Mead’s Rogers runs record to 39-0 at Mat Classic

TACOMA – Jordan Rogers could only watch the last time he stood under the Tacoma Dome lights. This helped heal old wounds.


Idaho wrestlers aim for state berths this weekend

While prep wrestlers in Washington decide championships this weekend, athletes in North Idaho determine state berths. The 5A Region I, 4A Region I and 3A District I tournaments will be …


Area wrestlers head to Mat Classic

Mead’s Jordan Rogers and Jeremy Golding head another powerful area contingent in all classifications to this weekend’s Mat Classic XXIII two day state championships Friday and Saturday in the Tacoma …


Mead wins 4A, University take 3A in regional wrestling

In his years as a successful wrestling coach that included two State 4A championships at Gonzaga Prep, Phil McLean’s teams had never won a regional wrestling tournament. His Mead Panthers …


Kamiakin wins 3A gymnastics regional

Kayla Curtis took second in the floor exercise with 9.525 points and finished fourth in the vault and fifth in the uneven bars to lead Kamiakin to a 3A/2A regional …


NIC wrestlers prepping for nationals

As far as North Idaho College wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb is concerned, the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament essentially begins Saturday at the Region 18 Tournament.


District berths up for grabs as GSL completes regular season

The Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball teams play their final regular-season games tonight. While most of the top seeds for the District 8 4A and 3A tournaments have …


Mead takes 4A district wrestling while U-Hi cruises in 3A

Three Greater Spokane League wrestling team heavyweights went different ways in pursuit of postseason success. And each found it in the first of three successive tournaments that will culminate with …


Earning it with every step

Stillness is a foreign state for Brandon Matlock. Even at rest, the University High senior wrestler operates at a fast idle, and the unused RPMs keep him, if not moving …


CV’s Maynes just goes with the flow

Throughout a four-year wrestling career at Central Valley that was filled with coaching changes, Jarod Maynes has remained remarkably consistent. Maynes is wrestling for his fourth head coach since debuting …


U-Hi, CV will decide GSL wrestling crown

The Battle of the Bone needs no promotion this year. A standing-room crowd usually shows up for the annual wrestling showdown between Spokane Valley rivals University and Central Valley. They …


Titans roar back

Ryan Gabel’s second-period pin at 125 pounds Thursday capped a stirring 37-30 comeback victory from a 20-point deficit and lifted University (8-0) past visiting Mead and into next week’s Battle …


High school wrestling: Titans top Rocky Mountain

For the second year in a row and fourth time since 2002, the University Titans captured the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic wrestling championship in Missoula. The Titans scored 209.5 …


Titans edge Stags

A chance conversation prior to the start of the wrestling season resulted in a schedule-filling holiday dual match between programs that define their respective classifications in the sport for the …


Wrestling: Saxons lose one, win one

Clayton Schmidt got the Shadle Park Highlanders rolling in the 145-pound weight class, pinning Ferris’ Clayton Paull, and SP defeated the Saxons (2-2) 49-24 in their Greater Spokane League dual …


Tri-State wrestling tournament should feature balance

The Tri-State wrestling tournament turns 39 years old Friday, and it’s not holding. The older the tourney gets, the better it seems to get.


Mead’s Rogers shines at Empire

Now in his junior season, Mead wrestler Jordan Rogers has a singular goal this year: to return to the top of the podium at the state tournament. Entering his sophomore …


Season preview of wrestling

GSL outlook U-Hi coach Don Owen believes all four GSL 3A teams, U-Hi, NC, Shadle and Mt. Spokane, could be among the top 10 in state. “Mt. Spokane is going …


Johnson, Layden guide Titans’ wrestling entrance to 3A

University won’t defend its State 4A wrestling championship, but that doesn’t mean the Titans can’t win another state title. Now a Class 3A school – a move wrestling coach Don …


Titans top North Central to open GSL wrestling

Greater Spokane League wrestling this year figures to be a six-team war. What better way for it to begin than with a match between last year’s top two finishers, University …


U-Hi pair part of Titans’ state hopes

University won’t defend its State 4A wrestling championship, but that doesn’t mean the Titans can’t win another state title.


Central Valley hires Owen

The second generation of Owens has arrived in Greater Spokane League wrestling. Tommy Owen, a three-time state champion and state runner-up at University, has been named head coach at Central …


Area men tabbed for wrestling hall

Five men with area ties are among nine who will be inducted into the Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on June 12 in Spokane. Slated to …


Prep notebook: Rogers wins big mat title

Mead sophomore Jordan Rogers wanted to be a four-time state champ. He captured a state title as a freshman at 145 pounds and had battled toe to toe last season …


Masters of mat

University High School wrestling coach Don Owen is not one for comparisons. Comparisons, however, are inevitable between his State 4A champion Titan teams – the first in 2005 and second …


Competitive nature pays off for Stags

Since becoming coach at Deer Park High School, Matt Jorgensen had not, until last weekend, had two wrestlers from the same weight compete in the state finals. “I don’t think …


Vikings, Trojans will vie for State 5A title

There’s a distinct possibility that North Idaho 5A wrestling teams could finish first and second at the state tournament this weekend. No. 1 ranked most of the season, the Coeur …


Athlete hyphenates to honor families

West Valley High School wrestler Quinn Tate-Gannon said two weeks ago he hyphenated his last name to couple the school’s Gannon wrestling heritage with his mother’s name because he’s built …


WV wrestler deserved fair ruling

An unfortunate mistake by a coach cost his wrestler an opportunity to qualify for state last week.


Indians change focus

It’s been 37 years since North Central captured a state wrestling trophy. Ranked second among 3A teams most of the season, the Indians, who finished runner-up to Shadle Park at …