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Lee: Whitmore, Morgan show class on, off field

Time and time again, small-school coaches tell me they’re good friends with coaches from rival schools. It really seems like a type of fraternity.


Lee: Coaches accept good, bad when kids play sports

Eastern Washington University defensive coordinator John Graham has taken in three Cheney games this fall. It’s not that he has his eye on some prized recruit, but he does have …


Lee: Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos reveals he’s battling cancer

Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos has faced several challenges in his life, especially in his coaching career. His early years at CdA, for example, were not memorable. It took …


Vikings QB Amos set sights on state title as child

It was the dream of a little boy at the time. Eight-year-old Gunnar Amos had a T-shirt on with a statement about the 2012 Vikings being state champs. He ran …


It’s all in the Amos family at Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene senior quarterback Gunnar Amos is like most sons of coaches. He’s known nothing but football since his earliest memories.


Coeur d’Alene lineman Matt James plays with an edge

Two years ago, Matt James didn’t think college football was in the picture. The Coeur d’Alene lineman thought he was too lean at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. Two inches and some …


CdA football poised to continue run

So they came up just short of a three-peat. Nothing to be overly disappointed about if you’re a Coeur d’Alene football player. The Vikings lost to a worthy champion, Madison.


CdA football goes for third straight title

The Coeur d’Alene football team will try to do something Friday that’s never been done in the 5A ranks – become the first school to capture three straight state championships. …


Boise-area proposal would take away state football playoff berth from IEL

Idaho High School Activities Association executive director John Billetz stopped by our Coeur d’Alene office recently to talk about football. We chatted about a proposal from the 10 District III …


CdA Vikings count on two-way starter Mahaffy

Reece Mahaffy likes to think of himself as his own person – cut from a different cloth, as it were. On the football field, though, the Coeur d’Alene senior is …


IEL story lines

Top returners Here are the first team all-IEL 5A players back: Cole Zacha, quarterback, Lewiston; Jeremiah Hazard, offensive lineman, Coeur d’Alene; Matt James, OL, CdA; C.J. Miller, OL, Post Falls; …


Vikings still on top

The Coeur d’Alene football team knows back-to-back 5A state championships are nice. But the Vikings want to prove that a third straight title is even nicer.


Mead losing more than just an A.D. with Cullen’s retirement

Mead principal Ken Russell got it right the other day. I called Russell to chat about the pending retirement of athletic director Dick Cullen.


Coeur d’Alene boys football makes awards haul

It’s hard to imagine the legend of Chad Chalich growing any larger, considering what he accomplished in the Idaho 5A state championship football game last fall. The Coeur d’Alene senior …


Coeur d’Alene receiver Duran made great leap this year

Bubba Duran wasn’t on the Coeur d’Alene football team’s radar a year ago. So to go from where he was to where he is today is nothing short of amazing. …


CdA’s Watson may have choice to make between sports

Deon Watson finds himself in a dilemma he didn’t expect to face when he entered high school four years ago. The son of the former University of Idaho basketball standout …


Lee: Viks’ ‘family-first’ credo pays off

While I was interviewing Coeur d’Alene senior running back Zach Keiser last week for a feature story, he intentionally stopped to make a point about his coaches, especially head coach …