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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Prep football: Zach Clark’s pick-6 helps Post Falls come back over Lake City

It was a tale of two halves. And Post Falls’ defense, led by junior cornerback Zach Clark, owned the second half – and the final score.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Prep football: Alden Waddington hauls in 2 TD passes, Lakeland downs Lewiston

Alden Waddington hauled in a pair of first-half touchdown passes from Devon Suko and the Lakeland Hawks’ defense shut down Lewiston’s double-threat offense and pulled away with a 39-24 nonleague …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Annual Tri-State wrestling tournament cancelled for 2020

The 50th annual Tri-State Invitational, a popular high school wrestling tournament hosted each December by North Idaho College and widely recognized as the unofficial start of the wrestling season in …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Week 3 preview: Post Falls hosts Lake City in early-season nonleague litmus test for both teams

More nonleague play between league rivals is scheduled this week in the 5A ranks and one team finally gets at least a reasonable facsimile of a home game in Week …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Ed Pepple, Hall of Fame Mercer Island basketball coach, dies at age 88

Ed Pepple, the Hall of Fame boys basketball coach who coached at Mercer Island High School for 42 years, died Monday of cancer at age 88, Pepple’s son, Kyle, confirmed …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Prep football: Noah Range scores twice; Post Falls grinds out win over Lewiston

It was supposed to be a showdown between two of the highest-scoring teams in the Idaho 5A ranks after the first two weeks of the season.

Week 3 preview: Offensive fireworks display scheduled in Lewiston

The most interesting game of the week pits a pair of league rivals against each other in a nonleague game. Yes, there are quite a few of those this season …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Commentary: Despite pleas from high school athletes, playing fall sports doesn’t align with COVID-19 realities

SEATTLE – Few people can relate to the emotional trauma of shutdown high school sports more keenly than Tami Reese.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Prep football: Jack Prka picks up where he left off; leads Coeur d’Alene in season opening win

Jack Prka might have been named newcomer of the year in the Inland Empire League last season, but the senior quarterback looked very much at home Friday night as he …

Week 2 preview: Coeur d’Alene kicks off campaign against Sandpoint

Most Idaho schools began their season last week, but the state’s top-ranked 5A school kicks off Friday – and the 4A ranks added another competitor.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

Student-athlete group in Washington petitions for fall sports

A group calling itself the Student Athletes of Washington (SAW) has set up an online petition asking Gov. Jay Inslee to lift the restrictions in place due to the pandemic …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

Close to business as usual for North Idaho football opener

The scene at Lake City High School Friday evening for the first football game of the season looked – surprisingly – much like business as usual.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

Prep football: Chris Irvin leads Lake City over Lakeland in season opener

Returning All-Inland Empire League quarterback Chris Irvin threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Lake City beat visiting Lakeland 26-20 in a nonleague season opener for both …

Prep football: North Idaho schools kick off 2020 season

Amid uncertain circumstances, the 2020 football season for North Idaho high schools kicks off Friday night with nine games in the region. Whether the season will finish while the pandemic …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died. He was 85.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

First COVID-19 case among athletes confirmed at Moscow High

By Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Dave Nichols: To play or not to play in face of pandemic

All across the country, high school administrators are faced with a difficult decision – whether to allow students some sense of normalcy and return to athletic competition, while trying to …

MHSA Cancels Class AA Non-Conference Competition, Reduces Class A Football Playoff Bracket Among Other Decisions

The Montana High School Association announced several changes to the 2020 fall sports season on Thursday, following a meeting by their executive board. However they have not elected to move …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Idaho moves forward with fall prep sports; coaches plan for pandemic guidelines

There are no easy answers when it comes to dealing with the complications of the pandemic that is rocking the nation. Nowhere is that sentiment more true than whether to …

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

WIAA makes revisions to four-season sports calendar

Late Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released a set of revisions to the four-season sports calendar it announced on July 21.

UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Spring football season presents opportunity, adjustments for coaches

On Tuesday, coaches across the state of Washington heard the news they’d been waiting for – since March, really.

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

WIAA modifies 2020-21 sports calendar; football, volleyball among sports moved to spring

With much of the state still mired in “Phase 2” of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase Safe Start Washington plan in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association …

UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

High school sports face many obstacles as school year nears

The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country – and they are far more complicated.

UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Older high school coaches learning to navigate the coronavirus pandemic

Former Timberlake and Chewelah football coach Roy Albertson was laid up on a hospital bed on two occasions during his long and successful career, the second ailment more serious than …

UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Goal to start ‘on time,’ Idaho issues guidelines for return of fall sports

The Idaho High School Activities Association on Thursday issued guidelines for Idaho schools to begin activities for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Coaches, administrators concerned about uncertain status of fall football

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activates Association delayed the start of practices for fall sports until the first week of September, a holdup of more than two weeks from the …

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

WIAA delays start of fall sports practices until September

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced it was delaying the start of fall sports practices.

Q&A: New Greater Spokane League director Ken VanSickle discusses state of the league (Part 2)

In April, Greater Spokane League organizers – made up of member schools’ principals and athletic directors – split the job of GSL/District 8 director into two positions for the upcoming …

‘Mom, if I have to lose my leg to live, that’s fine with me’: Central Valley linebacker Brandon Thomas staying positive after leg amputation

Shooting pain continues to streak down the lower half of Brandon Thomas’ right leg, much like it did in February when the Central Valley football standout began to realize something …

Spokane Youth Sports Awards celebrates best in region for 2019-20

Normally this time of year, athletes and coaches from across Eastern Washington gather at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for the Spokane Youth Sports Awards, a red carpet …