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NFC Preview: Few contenders, more pretenders

The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust.

GSL 3A: There’s room to move up in ranks

Going into the 2016 season, to say there’s not much definitive for Greater Spokane League 3A football teams is nothing short of an understatement.

Cardinals’ ‘other’ receiver having a big camp

Everyone who pays attention to the NFL knows the Arizona Cardinals are loaded at wide receiver.

Central Idaho League: St. Maries building on 2015 success

The St. Maries football team is coming off its most successful season in some time.

EWU senior defensive tackle Matt Sommer wants to get back to playoffs

Matt Sommer is ready to go out the way he came in – as a champion. The 300-pound defensive tackle was part of two straight Big Sky Conference title teams …

GNL: The area’s most wide-open race

There are a lot of question marks throughout the Great Northern League so picking a favorite is a challenge.

Intermountain League: Timberlake still the favorite but rest should close gap

While the Timberlake Tigers are favored to claim a 13th consecutive crown and advance to the state playoffs for a 14th straight year under Roy Albertson, this is the first …

Northeast 2B: Newcomer Asotin jumps into fray with opener against perennial power Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

League schedulers were not generous to Northeast 2B newcomer Asotin.

Northeast A: Colville still the team to beat

Until anyone can upend Colville, the Indians are the team to beat in Northeast A.

Northeast 1B North: Republic has rebuilding to do

The Republic Tigers are doing the best they can to appear threatening after graduation took nine seniors off the team that twice made it to the state semifinals.

Northeast 1B South: Defending state champ ACH has new Isaak at QB and lot of returning talent elsewhere

While most coaches expected Odessa-Harrington to run away with the Northeast 1B South last year, the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors battled all the way to a state title.

Six years in, Schneider-Carroll team thrives for Seahawks

It was former Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke who called the relationship between coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider a “fantastic collaboration.”

Southeast 1B: Touchet the powerhouse again

It’s hard to see anyone knocking off Touchet in Southeast 1B, according Garfield-Palouse head coach Willy Woltering.

Whitepine League: Wallace moves in

File this under if you can’t beat them join them.

White Star League: Kendrick clear favorite

There’s no doubt that the White Star League road goes through Kendrick this year.

4A Inland Empire: Sandpoint Bulldogs chasing another crown

New coaches often inherit teams short on wins and long on challenges.

AFC Preview: With Broncos, Patriots flawed, no clear favorite

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC.

Seahawks QB coach: Carl ‘Tater’ Smith is a team favorite

Carl Smith is 68 years old, four years older than coach Pete Carroll (“He’s like my younger brother,” he says of Carroll). Tater is one of Carroll’s favorite people and …