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Alycia Patterson, Hannah George, Abby Nelson and Jessica Huffman, left to right, give NC senior leadership. (Colin Mulvany)

Prep softball: North Central seniors enter home stretch

SR Story | The last thing Jessica Huffman expected when she transferred to North Central was to become part of a unique group in school history. Huffman and fellow seniors Hannah George, Abby Nelson and Alycia Patterson are the final holdovers from the 2013 team that won the …

Latest Game capsules

Lakeside (WA) 6, La Center 5
Lakeside pulled off a dramatic 6-5 Saturday over La Center …
Lakeside (WA) 7, Connell 4
Lakeside completed an impressive showing at the State 1A tournament …
Lakeside (WA) 7, Chelan 4
Lakeside again came from behind late to win at the …
Lakeside (WA) 11, Naches Valley 9
Lakeside pieced together two rallies and managed to hold on …
Lakeside (WA) 8, Deer Park 1
Lakeside stayed alive Friday with an 8-1 win over NEA …
Colfax 11, Kittitas 6
Colfax scored two runs in each of the first three …
Curlew 5, Wishkah Valley 2
Curlew extended their run at the State 1B tournament with …
Central Kitsap 2, North Central 1
Cassidy Garchow’s fifth-inning bloop single was enough to send Central …
Juanita softball 10, North Central 0
Juanita sent North Central into the State 3A softball tournament …
Deer Park 10, Chimicum 0
Kylie Sweeney pitched a four-hitter and five Stags had multiple-hit …
Montesano 2, Lakeside (WA) 1
Lakeside fell in a pitcher’s duel 2-1 to Montesano in …
Sunnyside Christian 9, Curlew 7
Curlew raced out to a seven-run lead, but couldn’t hold …
Colton 16, Naselle 0
Colton began the State 1B tournament much the same way …
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 3, Quilcene 2
Almira/Coulee-Hartline began the State 1B tournament with a 3-2 win …
Hoquiam 3, Deer Park 0
Deer Park dropped its opener at the State 1A tournament …
North Central 5, West Seattle 1
Brooke Olson allowed one run on six hits and Alyssa …
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 9, Colton 4
Colton’s quest for a seventh straight State 1Bchampionship came to …
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 11, Pomeroy 1
Dani Hayes was a triple short of the cycle, drove …
Davenport 9, Asotin 8
Eighth-grader Sydney Zeiler stole home to score the winning run …
Richland 6, Central Valley 3
Rachel Utecht hit a three-run homer in the fifth and …

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Prep roundup: Richland rallies past Mead at 4A regional softball

SR Story | University of Oregon-bound April Utecht drove in four runs Tuesday as Richland rallied from a 7-2 deficit to defeat visiting Mead 8-7 in a 4A regional softball loser-out game at Columbia Playfield. The Bombers (19-3) scored five unearned runs to tie the Panthers at 7 …

May 18

Shadle Park's Sam Skillingstad, in 2006 photo, is one of many top pitchers the GSL has produced over the years.  (File/The Spokesman-Review)

Bill Pierce’s almanac: GSL softball history

Sportslink Blog | When the Greater Spokane League started back in the 1970s, fastpitch softball was not offered fo girls. The league began competition with slowpitch and it remained that way until 1985, when the GSL decided to switch to modified fastpitch.

May 17

Prep roundup: Cheney district softball champ

SR Story | Julia Boyd pitched a two-hitter, striking out 10, and hit a solo home run as Cheney defeated Pullman 8-3 in the District 7 2A softball title game Saturday in Cheney. For the Blackhawks (19-2), Meghan Krantz finished 3 for 4 with a homer and two …

May 16

CdA, LC will face off today

SR Story | POST FALLS – The Coeur d’Alene Vikings bounced back from an opening-round loss with two loser-out victories Friday at the Idaho State 5A softball tournament, postponing the retirement of coach Larry Bieber for one more day. Following a nine-day layoff, the Viks fell in the …

May 15

District 8 3A softball: Shadle Park tops NC in championship game

SR Story | Shadle Park prides itself on putting runners on base and keeping rivals from doing the same thing. After Thursday, the Highlanders can also pat themselves on the back for earning the title of District 8 3A softball champion, courtesy of a 5-3 win over North …

May 14

Vikings hope to send coach out in style

SR Story | Larry Bieber approaches his final games as Coeur d’Alene’s head softball coach with just a tinge of sadness. “I’m a little sentimental, but this is the time,” said the 21-year coach, the only fastpitch coach the Vikings have known. “My wife has been a softball …

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Prep roundup: Lake City advances to state softball

SR Story | Michaela Flerchinger allowed one run over seven innings, Heather Hawkes hit a solo homer and Lake City advanced to the Idaho state softball tournament for the ninth straight year with a 4-1 win over Rocky Mountain in a 5A play-in game Saturday in Fruitland, Idaho. …