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Dave Nichols joined The Spokesman-Review in 2014. He currently is the prep writer covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho high school sports.

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Oct. 26, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
The Idaho state football and volleyball playoffs start Friday and several North Idaho teams are ready to contend for titles.

Oct. 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
Zach Johnson scored three touchdowns and visiting Lake City came back from a halftime deficit to beat Lewiston 36-12 in an Inland Empire League 5A game on Saturday.

Oct. 23, 2020, 10:30 p.m.
You would think playing a district title football game in a snowstorm would lead to a lot of handoffs, ball control and defense.

Oct. 22, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
It’s the last week of the regular season, meaning district titles and playoff spots are on the line in all classifications.

Oct. 22, 2020, 6 a.m.
For a big-mountain ski experience, Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is the place.

Oct. 16, 2020, 11 p.m.
Coeur d'Alene has its sights set high this season. As in, returning to the state title game – and winning – after falling to Rigby in the final last season.

Oct. 15, 2020, 4:45 p.m.
It seems like the season just started, but here we are in mid-October with playoffs spots on the line. Several North Idaho teams can punch their tickets for the state football playoffs on Friday, while others are trying to salvage their season for another week.

Oct. 12, 2020, 6 a.m.
Dishman Hills Conservancy is hosting the second annual Halloween Hike through the Enchanted Ravine.

Oct. 10, 2020, 4:45 p.m.
For more than 30 years in Spokane, Friday in the fall has meant two things: high school football and “Friday Night Sports Extra” on KXLY-TV.

Oct. 9, 2020, 10 p.m.
Jack Prka went 25 of 34 for 405 yards with five touchdown passes, including an 84-yard catch-and-run by Isaiah Griffin, and visiting Coeur d'Alene (5-0, 1-0) beat Lewiston (3-4, 0-1) in an Inland Empire League game on Friday.

Oct. 8, 2020, 4 p.m.
With most leagues in North Idaho comprised of only three or four teams, playoff seeds are at a premium. Every league game becomes magnified and even the first league contest can mean the difference between the playoffs or not.

Oct. 7, 2020, 6 p.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will do controlled burns to restore habitat in the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County starting as early as next week.

Oct. 7, 2020, 4 p.m.
Staying almost two weeks longer than usual, ospreys – harbingers of spring and symbols of summer – have finally retreated from their residence in Hauser.

Oct. 6, 2020, 6 a.m.
With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lifted fire restrictions, including the temporary ban on target shooting, on most department-managed lands on Thursday.

Oct. 2, 2020, 11 p.m.
If this was one last dress rehearsal, Coeur d’Alene might end up taking a curtain call this season.

Oct. 1, 2020, 3 p.m.
As the calendar flips to October, the football schedule inches closer to games that really matter, as most schools in North Idaho are wrapping up nonleague play this week, including the No. 1-ranked team in 5A.

Oct. 1, 2020, 6 a.m.
Have you ever been on a trail and come up to a tree crossing the path, or a washed-out bridge, or an overflowing trash can in a municipal park, and thought, ‘I wish I had known about this before I started my hike?’ ”

Sept. 30, 2020, 4 p.m.
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Sept. 29, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane native Tyler Johnson has the reputation as a winner – and rightfully so.

Sept. 29, 2020, 6 a.m.
The Idaho Water Resource Board has given Strider Construction, the contractor selected to enhance the Priest Lake Outlet Dam structure and replace the Thorofare breakwater at the north end of the lake, the green light to proceed with the Priest Lake Water Management project, officials said Monday.

Sept. 28, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Summer is ending, fall is on the doorstep and it’s time for area highs school students to rev their writing engines.

Sept. 25, 2020, 10:30 p.m.
In 2020, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Sept. 24, 2020, 6 p.m.
It’s Week 5 for Idaho football, and the No. 1-ranked team in the top classification in the state has played only two games, both against lower-classified opponents. That situation gets rectified this week.

Sept. 24, 2020, 5 p.m.
The issue of Native American mascots and imagery in sports was thrust into the headlines again over the summer when the Washington, D.C., NFL team decided to change the name of its team from a dictionary-defined slang term and removed all Native American terms and imagery from its branding.

Sept. 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
This year’s Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery, which for 30 years has paid anglers to catch qualifying northern pikeminnow in the Columbia River basin, has been extended through Oct. 11 at select registration stations. In addition, the program has increased incentives for anglers to help reduce the number of these predatory fish where threatened or endangered salmon or steelhead may be present.