Friday, March 24, 2017

HS Daily - 3.24.17: Talent gaps painfully clear in GNL, NEA


On the third gameday for the Great Northern League and the second for the Northeast A League, it became rather obvious who the contenders were going to be for the season as the closest game of five was a 3-1 victory by Cheney over West Valley.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

HS Daily - 3.23.17: North Central rallies to top Shadle


Opening day in the Greater Spokane League was filled with a slate of one-sided contests for the most part with the exceptions being a 1-0 decision for Ferris on a penalty against Gonzaga Prep and a rally from North Central to grab a 2-1 victory against rival Shadle Park at Joe Albi Stadium.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HS Daily - 3.22.17: Eisenhower, Walla Walla make early waves

The bottom two sides in the Mid-Columbia Conference and Columbia Basin Big Nine in 2016 ago are off to great starts this spring. Walla Walla, with a win over Kamiakin Tuesday, has already picked up two wins in three games to start the season after going winless a year ago. Eisenhower, meanwhile, topped last year's co-leader Davis to sit atop the CBBN with Wenatchee at 2-0.

Monday, March 20, 2017

HS Daily - 3.20.17: Wenatchee tops champ Sunnyside in CBBN opener

Third-place finishers in the regular season a year ago, Wenatchee nabbed a 2-0 home victory Friday evening on the Columbia Basin Big Nine opening night against reigning regular season champion Sunnyside while Davis, runners-up last season, eeked out a 1-0 result against visiting West Valley, who were second from bottom in 2016.

Friday, March 17, 2017

NE Oregon school Hermiston hoping to join MCC

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This weekend a major groundbreaking decision for high school athletics in Washington could be made when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's executive board convenes for a meeting at its Renton headquarters. One of the items on the agenda for the March 18-19 meetings is the application from northeastern Oregon's Hermiston High School to join the Mid-Columbia Conference, featuring the seven Tri-Cities area schools and Walla Walla.

Facing a significant boost in its enrollment in the coming years, the already travel-burdened school is facing a rise to the highest classification in the Oregon School Activities Association that would put the school in the Mt Hood Conference, which is currently comprised of eight Portland-area schools that are an average of approximately 180 miles away. The change would double its annual mileage and significantly increase the number of academic hours missed - potentially up to a third of their classes in a month.

HS Daily - 3.17.17: Rogers tops North Central


It was a rather quiet day for a Thursday, but there were a few interesting results in a series of non-league affairs.

Perhaps tops of the list was a narrow 1-0 victory for Rogers in a preseason showdown with fellow 3A GSL side North Central. Rogers had the better of the attack throughout the game and finally broke through with just three minutes remaining with a goal from Omar Muse. The Pirates continue to improve each season and could be a handful throughout the 2017 campaign - and given other results thus far in preseason matches - could perhaps contend within the 3A if they can stay consistent.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HS Daily - 3.16.17: Kamiakin takes showdown of top teams

Last year, the 4A Pasco Bulldogs finished atop the entire table while Kamiakin finished as the top 3A school, ranking third overall. On the opening day of the season Tuesday, it was the Braves nabbing the victory with a goal just minutes from the end of regulation.