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Former Gonzaga Prep standout Bishop Sankey, now with the Tennessee Titans, laughs as he signs arm of 10-year-old Elias De Leon. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Bishop Sankey returns for fundraiser at Gonzaga Prep

SR Story | True to who Bishop Sankey is, the first thing he purchased after signing a rookie contract with the Tennessee Titans wasn’t anything for himself. The former Gonzaga Prep standout, a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, bought his mother furniture.

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Cascade Christian 27, Colville 26
TACOMA – With a state championship hanging in the balance, …
Okanogan 34, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 0
By Chris Derrick, NWPrepsNow.com MOSES LAKE – There’s some dispute …
Eastside Catholic 42, Mt. Spokane 24
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com It’s a good thing Mt. Spokane …
Colville 20, Cascade (Leavenworth) 14
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com It’s no secret what the Colville …
Liberty Christian 46, Republic 20
Liberty Christian dominated in their 1B state semifinal matchup against …
Chiawana 38, Gonzaga Prep 3
PASCO – It’s a bad thing when you see the …
Mt. Spokane 35, Shadle Park 20
By Chris Derrick, NWPrepsNow, com Brett Rypien broke a big …
Colville 28, Royal 10
By Ben Zimmerman, Special to NWPrepsNow.com MOSES LAKE – Colville …
Liberty Christian 62, Garfield-Palouse 20
By Greg Lee, NW Preps Now PASCO – John Lesser …
Republic 68, Cusick 13
Republic used a big second quarter to squash Cusick 68-13 …
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 17, Waitsburg-Prescott 14
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague marched on, as the Broncos toughed out a 17-14 …
Gonzaga Prep 23, Todd Beamer 0
By Vince Grippi, Special to NWPrepsNow.com ————— Gonzaga Prep began …
Shadle Park 41, Auburn Mountainview 22
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com ————— The Shadle Park football team …
Mt. Spokane 52, Wilson 6
In the first round of the 3A state championships, Mt. …
Prosser 41, Clarkston 14
In the first round of the 2A state championships, Clarkston …
Mountain View (Meridian) 28, Lake City 14
By Jordan Rodriguez, Special to NWPrepsNow.com ————— MERIDIAN, Idaho – …
Colville 52, La Salle 14
Colton Vining and Justin Dragovich scored two touchdowns apiece and …
Republic 56, Pomeroy 0
Three Republic players rushed for over 100 yards as the …
Garfield-Palouse 40, Odessa-Harrington 28
Garfield-Palouse came from behind to knock off host Odessa-Harrington 40-28 …
Zillah 33, Freeman 26
Freeman appeared to be on their way to the state …

Feb. 6

Feb. 5

Prep notes: North Central fires football coach Brian Gardner

SR Story | When North Central football coach Brian Gardner was called into principal Steve Fisk’s office in early December, he thought it was for the typical postseason debriefing along with athletic director Mike Ranieri. Instead, Gardner was given a choice to resign or be fired. It was …

Feb. 3

Shadle Park’s star quarterback, Brett Rypien, passed his way to a second straight Inland Northwest Junior Male Athlete of the Year honor. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Brett Rypien, Kelsey Turnbow named 2014 Junior athletes of the year

SR Story | The 2014 Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters Junior award winners were not only recognized because they were the best in their sports in Spokane, but also because they were the best in Washington. Shadle Park football quarterback Brett Rypien repeats as Junior Male Athlete of …

Dec. 24

Rypien

Shadle’s Brett Rypien named Washington 3A player of the year

SR Story | SEATTLE – Shadle Park quarterback Brett Rypien has been voted The Associated Press Washington Class 3A player of the year for 2014. Rypien, who finished as the state’s all-time leader in yards passing with 13,044 yards and 134 touchdowns, topped the voting that was announced …

Dec. 18

University’s Tate Orndorff, top, returns to the Tri-State this weekend to defend his title. (File)

Tri-State draws elite field for 43rd edition

SR Story | It’s billed as having more quality than a state tournament. The 43rd annual Tri-State wrestling tournament won’t be any different. It’s chock full of state champions and eventual state champions. In fact, there will be competitors who don’t win at Tri-State who will capture a …

Dec. 6

State football: Eastside Catholic topples Bellevue

SR Story | TACOMA – Junior Brandon Wellington rushed for three touchdowns and junior quarterback Harley Kirsch added two touchdown passes as Eastside Catholic beat Bellevue 35-13 to snap the Wolverines’ 67-game winning streak in the Class 3A high school championship football game on Friday night at the …

Dec. 4

Nov. 30

Broncos’ winning streak finished

SR Story | MOSES LAKE – There’s some dispute whether the Okanogan Bulldogs are 13-0 or 13-1 headed into Friday’s State 2B championship game. There’s little dispute, however, that the Bulldogs belong in that title game against Napavine (12-0) at the Tacoma Dome.

Cascade’s Carson McMahon tackles Colville’s Colton Vining, who rushed for 133 yards in the Indians’ State 1A semifinal victory. (Colin Mulvany)

Late defensive stop sends Colville to State 1A championship game

SR Story | It’s no secret what the Colville football team’s strength has been this season. The Indians had to lean as heavily as they have all season on their defense Saturday, using a fourth-and-1 stop at their 19-yard line with 1 minute, 19 seconds remaining to secure …

Mt. Spokane quarterback Mathew Pulliam, left, is sacked by Eastside Catholic linebacker Arend Broekmate during first-half action. (Colin Mulvany)

Wildcats stumble in State 3A semifinals

SR Story | It’s a good thing Mt. Spokane scored the game’s first touchdown. Because six touchdowns and 421 yards later, the Eastside Catholic Crusaders were on their way to an easy 42-24 win over the Wildcats in a State 3A football semifinal Saturday afternoon at Joe Albi …

Lesser more than enough to thwart Republic

SR Story | PASCO – It started back in August. Mike Olson said he and his players saw some good things and set some pretty lofty goals for this season. Admittedly, Olson says it’s been a long ride, but one that is not yet complete. Olson and his …