Monday, May 21, 2018

INWsn T4 Round-Up 5.21.18: Shadow Spoil Tri-Cities Home Debut; Yakima Downs NCW

The Evergreen Premier League debut in the Tri-Cities will go down as a thriller, but the back-and-forth affair saw visiting Spokane Shadow U23 strike for the final goal in a 4-3 win that avenged the season-opening loss in Spokane. Meanwhile, central Washington rivals Yakima United and NCW Alliance squared off in a thriller that saw the Hoppers prevail 3-2 in Wenatchee.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

HS Update 5.13.18: Walla Walla, Kamiakin Advance to State

The Mid-Columbia Conference secured two more berths to the state tournament with Walla Walla claiming the third spot at the 4A classification and Kamiakin earning the second in 3A, giving the MCC four of the five from the two flights. Both teams won handily on the road to earn the berths. In the lower tiers, Clarkston earned its first trip to state and East Valley joined them as the GNL saw three total move on.

INWsn T4 Round-Up 5.13.18: Tri-Cities Edges Yakima United

The visiting Tri-Cities Alliance made it two for two in road games against their other EPLWA Columbia Division opponents to open their debut season. After rallying for a 3-2 in Spokane last week, Alliance grabbed a 1-0 victory in Yakima Saturday. Spokane, meanwhile, rebounded with a 4-0 win against Bellingham.

Friday, May 11, 2018

HS Update 5.11.18: Pasco Wins 4A Regional Title

A dominant season in the Mid-Columbia Conference saw the Bulldogs lead nearly from the start in league play, but Thursday evening Pasco needed to rally to claim the 4A regional title with a late equalizer and shootout tiebreaker decision against Greater Spokane League champion Lewis & Clark.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

HS Update 5.09.18: Kennewick Claims 3A Regional Title

The dominant Kennewick Lions proved why they were among the league leaders in all of the MCC, rolling to a 3-0 win Tuesday night in the 3A regional final against GSL's top 3A seed North Central. Meanwhile, Gonzaga Prep and Ferris were knocked out in the 4A tourney, leaving Lewis & Clark as the lone GSL side remaining. Elsewhere, Pullman won late to clinch a state berth.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

HS Update 5.08.18: North Central Survives Shootout as Top Seeds Move On

The four one-seeds all advanced to their respective 3A and 4A regional championship games this weekend. On a busy Saturday it was relatively easy work for 4A sides Pasco and Lewis & Clark while North Central needed a shootout after a scoreless draw against Kamiakin to move on. Kennewick had already booked their spot on Friday with a romp against Mt Spokane.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

INWsn T4 Round-Up 5.6.18: Tri-Cities Wins EPLWA Debut Match

The visiting Tri-Cities Alliance found a game-winner in stoppage time Saturday night in its first-ever Evergreen Premier League game, winning 3-2 in Spokane.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

HS Update 5.03.18: Walla Walla Lone Underdog to Win Wednesday

It was nearly a clean sweep for the higher seeded home teams in a busy day of GSL versus MCC action with Walla Walla posting the lone upset with a 4-3 victory against GSL runner-up Ferris.

The results left Lewis & Clark as the lone GSL team remaining in the winners portion of the bracket vying for the 4A regional title. In the 3A bracket the league runners-up both advanced to square off against the opposing leagues' top 3A sides for a spot in the regional final.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

HS Update 5.02.18: Colville, Newport Win District Openers

In a light day of playoff action Tuesday Colville and Newport both avoided upsets with victories in the opening round of the Northeast A League playoffs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

HS Update 5.01.18: Shadle, Chiawana & CV Advance in Playoff Openers

It was a thrilling night of postseason action for the MCC and GSL Monday with a comeback win, a role reversal and a bicycle kick.

Monday, April 30, 2018

HS Update 4.30.18: LC Claims GSL Title On Wild Final Day; Playoffs Begin

It was a fantastic finish to the GSL season on Friday with four teams vying for the league championship and postseason seeding. Even though some games on paper should have been easy, they were not and everyone saw a dramatic day in which every game finished with a 2-1 scoreline that included two shootouts, two comebacks an overtime golden goal and a few upsets.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

HS Update 4.26.18: Close Contests As GSL 4A Race Remains Tight

Lewis & Clark was the lone team to post a big win Wednesday in Greater Spokane League play on a day that featured narrow decisions in the other four matchups. The results saw North Central snare the top 3A seed, but things on the 4A side are completely up in the air entering the final two days of the regular season.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

HS UPDATE 4.24.18: Weekend Recap + Replay for CV-Rogers Granted

In a pair of contests side by side on Friday at Dwight Merkel there were two completely different stories. Mead, fighting to stay in contention among the 4A schools battled a game Shadle Park team in a narrow 2-1 victory while Central Valley rebounded from their midweek disaster at Rogers with a thumping of North Central 6-1.

Friday, April 20, 2018

HS Update: Central Valley Stunned by Rogers In Contested Match

In one of the most shocking results in at least 10 years, Rogers defeated Central Valley in a shootout after a 1-1 draw. That, however, may change as the match is currently under protest. Meanwhile, the rest of the GSL title contenders all picked up victories Wednesday and the leaders in the MCC, GNL and NEA all took care of business in their other respective matches.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Idaho Soccer, Other Sports Given Reprieve by State Board

Facing the potential of having to cut the women's soccer, men's golf and women's swimming & diving from its program, the University of Idaho went before the State Board of Eduction Thursday to request more time to erase budget deficits and present proposals that would aid in doing so. Following the hearing the board voted to grant a waiver to the university.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HS Update 4.17.18: Four-way Race for GSL After Ferris Win Over Bullpups

In a dramatic slate of action on Friday, Ferris used a first half goal from Caden Martin to hand Gonzaga Prep its first league loss, creating a foursome of teams at 4-1 at the midway point of the season. Lewis & Clark rallied for a 3-1 win over North Central in another contest and down south Kamiakin finally came out on top in a close one after losing all six previous games that were decided by one goal. There was also plenty of excitement in Hanford, where a two-goal Bomber lead was not enough against Kennewick.

Friday, April 13, 2018

HS Update 4.13.18: Pasco, Pullman & NC Suffer First Losses

Only two sides - Gonzaga Prep and Lakeside - remain unbeaten in Eastern Washington. Pullman suffered its first defeat during spring break and Pasco dropped their contest Tuesday evening in a stunning 5-1 scoreline at Kennewick in the MCC, but rebounded with a resounding win against co-leader Richland Thursday. On Wednesday, the Bullpups knocked North Central off the list in a battle of unbeatens as the GSL returned to play following the break.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

HS Daily - 3.29.18: G-Prep, NC Move Top of GSL

On rivalry day in the Greater Spokane League, a number of close contests resulted in Gonzaga Prep and North Central, both 3-0, at the top of the table come the close of Wednesday night's action. Meanwhile, Pasco took care of business Tuesday to remain perfect through five and top 3A side Kennewick survived a scare from Kamiakin with a win in overtime.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

HS Daily - 3.25.18: G-Prep Nips CV in PKs, NC Tops Another 4A School

It looks like the Greater Spokane League boys soccer season may be a thriller this spring with numerous thrilling contests just two matchdays in. On Friday, it started with Ferris edging Mead 2-1 to go top of the table and finished with Gonzaga Prep edging defending champion Central Valley on penalties while North Central was going to 1-0-1 against 4A opposition with a 1-0 win against University next door.

Friday, March 23, 2018

HS Daily - 3.22.18: CV, NC Post Big Wins on Opening Day for GSL

The Greater Spokane League kicked off with a banger of a doubleheader at Joe Albi Stadium Wednesday night with Central Valley winning an exciting battle of contenders 2-0 against Lewis & Clark in the opener, which was followed by another thriller that saw North Central upset Mead in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

HS Daily - 3.21.18: Pasco Off to Rolling Start; GSL Kicks Off Today

The Greater Spokane League will be the final league to kick off official league play when 10 sides take to the field Wednesday. Meanwhile, their foes to the south in the Mid-Columbia Conference are a week into their campaigns already and the area Great Northern League and Northeast A League have the hit the pitch as well.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Idaho Club, Coach Standing Up Against Racist Letter

A youth soccer coach and his club were targeted by a racist letter this weekend in Boise, Idaho. Standing up against the racism, coach Jeromy Tarkon of Boise-based Idaho Juniors FC took the letter to the police and media to bring attention to the ongoing problem.

Tarkon was personally targeted by the letter. The coach was addressed by name in the letter, which was in a plastic bag left on the windshield of his vehicle in the driveway at his home. He has given the letter (pictured and typed below) to law enforcement and filed a police report.

Sadly, it is not the first racist incident members have experienced at the club, which Tarkon estimates to be comprised of about 75 percent minority players.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Post Falls' Mueller Drafted by Timbers; Gonzaga's White Goes to Toronto

Post Falls native and former SSC Shadow youth and Men's First Team player Timmy Mueller was selected Sunday in the Major League Soccer 2018 SuperDraft. The Oregon State striker was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall, by the nearby Portland Timbers.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dozen Players with Northwest Ties Await MLS Draft

A dozen players with ties to the northwest were on the list of eligible players released by Major League Soccer prior to Friday's draft, which kicks off with the first two rounds live at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WSSCA Names All-Washington Honors for Fall 2017

The Washington State Soccer Coaches Association announced today the Fall 2017 All-State Soccer Teams as voted on by members of the association. Highlighting the award winners from the area was Mitch Ward (St George's), who repeated as the WSSCA Class B Boys Most Valuable Player.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Espinoza, Bryant Headed to NPSL Showcase; Williams & Maryskova Added to NWSL Draft List

Eric Espinoza of the Spokane Shadow / Whitworth University and Michael Bryant of Northwest Nazarene University / Orange County FC were among the 17 players named to the West Region team for the upcoming National Premier Soccer League Player Showcase. Also, the National Women's Soccer League announced that among their additions to the preliminary draft list were Chloe Williams of Eastern Washington and Anita Maryskova of Northwest Nazarene.