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Greg Lee: Idaho needs three-man basketball officiating crews

At times, basketball fans have called them the “Three Stooges” or “Three Blind Mice” – those being near the top of a list of derogatory terms.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Greg Lee: GSL basketball teams ready for new look

When Greater Spokane League administrators decided to break football into two divisions, many thought that would ultimately lead to other sports wanting the same.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Idaho boys: Post Falls keeps season alive, eliminates CdA 65-46

The Post Falls boys basketball team suffered its first loss at home since 2014 on Tuesday. The Trojans weren’t about to lose two straight.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Idaho boys: Lewiston stops Post Falls, captures 5A Region I title

Lewiston goes 6-foot-8, 6-5 and 6-5 inside.

Jake Pfennigs leads Post Falls boys in romp over Lake City

The avalanche that hit the visiting Lake City boys basketball team was a combination of Jake Pfennigs and nine of his best friends.

Idaho State 5A boys: Post Falls carries top ranking to tournament

Post Falls boys basketball coach Mike McLean fully expected to be headed to Nampa this week. He didn’t think his team would be packing along a No. 1 ranking in …

Post Falls uses 4-point play to beat CdA

For seven of the Post Falls boys basketball players, the ultra-competitive environment they found for their 5A Inland Empire League opener Tuesday was brand new to them. At times it …

Lake City takes a tumble with loss to Post Falls

The Lake City boys basketball team was out to clinch the top seed for the postseason and no worse than a share of the 5A Inland Empire League championship on …

Colbert focused on leading Post Falls to another State 5A title

Marcus Colbert has heard the talk, some of it directly to him from Montana State University. Had the Post Falls senior, who signed with MSU in November, been in Bozeman, …

IEL Preview Boys Basketball

Tough as they come If you listen to Post Falls coach Mike McLean or Coeur d’Alene coach Kent Leiss, the 5A state champ should come from the IEL. Every other …

Lee: Local teams will heat up the winter

Full disclosure: I wasn’t mentally ready for the winter sports season to begin. Perhaps, more accurately, I wasn’t ready to start covering winter sports.

Post Falls’ Hill blossomed into elite basketball player

When Connor Hill started his first varsity basketball game as a freshman, he was 5-foot-6 and 115 pounds. To say the Post Falls High senior has blossomed since then is …

IEL Preview Basketball

Outlook Two straight state titles and three straight years that a 5A IEL team has played for a state championship.