Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MCC and CBBN 2017 Boys honors

Here's a round-up of the league-issued honors Mid-Columbia Conference and the Columbia Basin Big Nine.

Spokane-area HS Boys Awards for 2017

Here's a round-up of all the league-issued honors for the Spokane area that were announced by the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League.

State HS honors announced

The Washington State Soccer Coaches Association announced its honors for the 2017 Spring High School season on Tuesday. The following honors were voted on by members of the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Brian Ching eligible for National Soccer Hall of Fame

The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the official voting ballot for the 2017 induction class. Among the players added to the list for their first year of eligibility is Spokane legend Brian Ching, who was a standout player for Gonzaga University and the Spokane Shadow.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HS Update - 5.03.17: Playoffs, Playoffs, Playoffs

The postseason kicked off Monday around eastern Washington with a few opening round games for the Greater Spokane League and Mid-Columbia Conference with the first round of the 1A district tournament for the Northeast A League following on Tuesday. Wednesday evening is a big night as everyone else in the GSL and MCC get into the mix.

Friday, April 21, 2017

HS Daily - 4.21.17: First-place showdowns highlight huge week in GSL

As the playoffs near, this week is proving to be a huge week for Greater Spokane League sides. Teams at the top of the table - as well as 3A contenders - squared off Monday and Wednesday in races to finish as the top team in their respective classifications.

Friday, March 31, 2017

HS Daily - 3.31.17: Colville lone NEA unbeaten after Lakeside loss

Thursday's light slate of action was eventful in the Northeast A League with Lakeside suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of Medical Lake while Alberto Cisneros added yet another three goals to his tally.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

HS Daily - 3.30.17: Eastmont ends Wenatchee win streak

It was a night of thrillers in the Columbia Basin Big Nine on Tuesday as all three games finished 3-2. Drama continued to unfold Tuesday in the parity-filled MCC and GSL action Wednesday played out much as expected.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HS Daily - 3.28.17: Pasco, Wenatchee win top of table clashes

On Friday, the Columbia Basin Big Nine and Mid-Columbia Conference both had a pair of early season contests between teams sitting atop their respective tables. Wenatchee came out narrow 3-2 winners against Eisenhower while Pasco manhandled Hanford to the tune of a 4-0 victory on three goals and an assist from Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez.

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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Opening Week for HS Boys Soccer

Weather and facilities permitting, this is the opening week for high school boys soccer in Washington. Many, many teams will be heading outside for the first time this weekend after spending the majority of the past couple weeks training indoors.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fall 2016 HS League & State Awards

The high school boys season kicks off in about two weeks in Washington state. While the snow still covers most of the area fields, and before we begin preparation for the 2017 boys campaign, here's another look at the girls' season with a round-up of all the area honors handed out throughout central and eastern Washington, including the announced All-State awards after the conclusion of the season.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coming Up: Testimonial for Gonzaga's Zach Scott

In 2016, the Seattle Sounders finally captured the long-awaited MLS Cup Championship. It was a perfect ending for the career of former Gonzaga University product Zach Scott, who spent 15 years with the club following his graduation. On March 1, he will be honored with a testimonial match put on by the Emerald City Supporters and Seattle Sounders FC that will feature many of his previous teammates, including his younger brother and fellow Zag Dan Scott, Spokane Shadow player/coach Chad Brown and former Yakima Reds players Jake Sagare and Santa Maria Rivera.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Region’s youth players making 2017 NLI college declarations

It is that time of year. High school athletes are making their final decisions on which schools they are going to attend once they graduate this summer. A large number of players and schools make their announcements on National Letter of Intent day on Wednesday, February 1.  Announcements also include intercollegiate transfers.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Results for the NW at Region IV ODP Championships

Region IV held its ODP championships on the first full weekend of the new year. Several sides from the northwest performed well at the event in the Phoenix with Washington seeing three teams reach the finals and two others advancing to the final four. Eastern Washington also saw a team advance to the semifinals, but it was Oregon claiming the lone title for the NW with the 2000 Boys winning a Region IV championship.