Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spokane-Plus HS Boys Weekly Report - April 20

Henry Smaldon (C) battles the North Central defense en route to Lewis & Clark's big win

As the postseason approaches, things are heating up with some thrilling contests and close races for regular season titles and playoff seeding. The GSL and NEA resumed play this week after spring break with some big meetings that saw Gonzaga Prep take a small stumble in their title bid and Lakeside suffer a rare loss. The GNL, meanwhile, took to the pitch during spring break and over the past two weeks has seen the race for the top of the table become extremely close and up for grabs between three teams, who are joined by a spoiler.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Busy days in Yakima as EPLWA season nears

Just one week left as the Hoppers prepare for their second EPLWA season 
With just a week left before the start of their second Evergreen Premier League campaign, Yakima is buzzing. Yakima United and the community have had several big announcements in the past few weeks while also preparing the EPLWA side for the season.

Back in Blue: 13 players set for Shadow return as others move on

Adam Talley (center) is back for the Shadow attack  -  Training Gallery [+]
The Spokane Shadow kicked off preseason training last week and have chosen a base group of 13 returning players to build off of for the 2015 Evergreen Premier League season. The reigning champions have lined up a number of returning players from local Whitworth University in addition to a handful of recent high school graduates returning from their first year of college.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spokane-Plus HS Boys Weekly Report - April 5

Cheney and East Valley played to a stalemate before penalties decided the outcome

Now into the second week of the soccer season, everyone has hit the pitch across the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League. Of all the teams that have played three games, Central Valley is the lone unbeaten thanks largely to a surprising upset of Cheney Thursday at East Valley.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spokane-Plus HS Boys Weekly Report - March 29

Drew Williams scored four goals for North Central as they split their first two games in the GSL (photo from preseason)
It was a busy start to league play over the past eight days in the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A Leagues as official play kicked off, particularly in the GNL were everyone took the field at least three times over the course of eight days.

Players seek spot with EPLWA champion Shadow

The reigning Evergreen Premier League champion Spokane Shadow took the pitch for the first time to begin preparations for defending the EPLWA title in 2015, hosting their tryout sessions at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in north Spokane Saturday.

Gonzaga dominates in 3-1 win over Yakima United in friendly

Just two weeks into preseason, the Evergreen Premier League’s Yakima United were still trying to find their feet as they played a visit to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Spokane, Wash., falling 3-1 in a contest in which the collegiate side’s team familiarity and fitness made them clear winners in the friendly.