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Lakeside alone in 1st after victory

Connor Moffatt scored a game-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and host Lakeside (9-7, 5-1) avenged its earlier loss to Riverside (8-7, 4-2) by winning 79-47 to …


John Blanchette: Playing at state never a birthright

To all of the bellyachers in a dither about the shrinking of Washington’s high school basketball tournaments from 16 teams to eight: stop it. Really. Just stop.


Regional basketball tournaments’ demise will hurt GSL

A tradition that began here in 1988 will come to an end next year.The 4A and 3A boys and girls basketball regional tournaments between the Greater Spokane League and the …


Greg Lee: Colbrese encouraged by reaction

Mike Colbrese, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive director, reads high school sports blogs statewide. It affords him another avenue in which to measure what people are saying and thinking …


Shadle Park boys survive 3A opener

TACOMA – When is a 32-point lead barely enough? Case in point was the Shadle Park boys basketball team’s State 3A tournament opener Wednesday. The Highlanders were cruising along late …


Deer Park snaps 55-year drought

YAKIMA – For the Deer Park Stags, 1955 is so ancient history. Putting an emphatic end Wednesday to one of the longest state tournament dry spells in history, the Stags …


Highlanders boys hope third try is the charm

The Shadle Park Highlanders boys basketball team’s four seniors are doing something no other seniors have done in school history. They’re making a third straight trip to state. Seniors Robby …


GSL teams like places in Washington State 3A brackets

The Greater Spokane League sent two boys and two girls basketball teams to the State 4A tournaments. The season isn’t over for the GSL just yet. The conference will send …


Gorillas nab state berth

A year ago, the Davenport Gorillas secured a second-place finish at the District 7 and State 2B tournaments. With eight seniors back from that squad, the Gorillas wanted to leave …


Bantams victorious

Kelly McCann-Smith tossed in a game-high 29 points to help guide the fifth-seeded Clarkston Bantams (10-11) to a 55-47 upset victory over the fourth-seeded Colville Indians (12-9) in a loser-out …


Bullpups top Blue Devils

A year ago, Gonzaga Prep lost in the first round of the 4A regional boys basketball tournament. Until the final 11 minutes of Tuesday night’s game against visiting Walla Walla, …


Rosalia’s boys gun for state crown

What does a 22-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the state mean to the Rosalia boys basketball team? It means Rosalia wants to finish what it has started.


Lake City boys end long state drought

An eight-year drought for the Lake City boys basketball team ended Tuesday. No. 3-seeded Lake City upset top-seeded Post Falls 51-46 in the 5A Region I championship game before an …


Liberty Christian headed to State 2B in Spokane

Liberty Christian of Richland will send its boys and girls basketball teams to Spokane next week for the State 2B tournament after both won semifinal games in the District 9 …


Rosalia boys’ State 1B draw ‘brutal’

Rosalia boys basketball coach Rob Hudkins had four words to summarize his team’s draw in the State 1B tournament. “It’s a brutal draw,” Hudkins said.


Undefeated Rosalia headed to state

ENDICOTT – For the better part of this season, the Rosalia Spartans have had a target on their backs. Carrying the state’s No. 1 ranking in 1B and possessing an …


Trojans, LC win in Idaho

Post Falls and Lake City will play for a berth in the Idaho 5A boys state tournament at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Post Falls after cruising to wins Friday …


Mead sweeps districts

Twenty-two seconds remained and Gonzaga Prep, which had clawed back from a nine-point deficit, had a chance to force overtime. But the defense of Mead, so tough all game, proved …


Blackhawks top Bantams

DeAngelo Jones and Dalton Harding combined for 40 points, and the duo led the Cheney boys basketball team to a second straight victory over Great Northern League foe Clarkston (14-5, …


Colfax boys, girls cruise

Colfax used a half-court trap in the second quarter to break open the game, cruising to a 93-39 win over Springdale in the first round of the District 7 2B …


Mead girls, U-Hi boys advance

Mead turned a close game into a runaway in the fourth quarter, dispatching visiting University 58-37 on Monday night in a loser-out girls basketball game that moves the Panthers into …


Pups claim GSL title

Haste can make waste, the old saying goes. But in a boys basketball game between teams in a hurry to be somewhere and at times with ugly results, the end …


Colfax, Reardan girls win

Colfax and Reardan, a couple of 18-3 schools, will play for the Bi-County 2B League girls tournament championship and 1-2 seeding to district tonight at 6 at Reardan after winning …


GSL could get messy

The Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball championships could be decided tonight when teams conclude regular-season play. Or things could be a jumbled mess requiring a tiebreaking procedure that …


Sweet win for Falcons

Brandi Sweet hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Sprague-Harrington Falcons (8-13) to a 43-41 victory over the visiting Cusick Panthers (8-13) in the …


Mead turns tables on LC

The first time the Lewis and Clark and Mead girls faced off this season, the three-time state champion LC Tigers throttled the Panthers 80-50. Mead coach Regan Drew asked her …


West Valley slips past Cheney

Matt Roth went 8 of 12 from the free-throw line and finished with 22 points and 22 rebounds as the West Valley boys hit enough free throws in the fourth …


Kettle Falls earns NEA No. 3

Taylor Lewis had 17 points and Miranda Frederick 12 to lead Newport to a 58-27 win over visiting Kettle Falls on Monday night to secure the No. 3 seeding for …


Cusick turns tables on Wellpinit

Louie Bluff scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, adding 13 rebounds, and Spencer Shanholtzer hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to help …


G-Prep takes over first alone

The final score of the Gonzaga Prep-Mead boys basketball game Thursday didn’t do it justice. For 31/2 quarters, the Greater Spokane League co-leaders found themselves locked in a tug of …