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Circling Raven Championship: Ren triumphs in playoff
August 28, 2023 1 a.m.

Circling Raven Championship: Ren triumphs in playoff

“I never see the scoreboard when I’m playing. I just do my best,” Ren, 22, said after her first victory on the tour where the top 10 money winners at season’s end qualify for the LPGA Tour. “I knew there was a scoreboard there (to the left of the 18th green, as the players walk up the fairway), but I never see it. I don’t know my score, I just play my best. This is best for me, because if I see the scoreboard I just think too much, like get nervous.”

A Zags fan's dying wish comes true
April 4, 2021 1:40 a.m.

A Zags fan's dying wish comes true

“I just have a huge smile on my face,” Dr. Carey Chisholm, a longtime Zags fan who has stage 4 lung cancer, said via phone on Saturday, while en route to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch Gonzaga play in the NCAA semifinals.

State 5A boys basketball championship: Not the T-Wolves' time ... Meridian denies Lake City its first state title
March 7, 2021 1:30 a.m.

State 5A boys basketball championship: Not the T-Wolves' time ... Meridian denies Lake City its first state title

“We just have to remember how it feels, watching them win state, and it was brutal,” said Lake City sophomore wing Zach Johnson, who finished with 14 points. “But we’re all sophomores; we have two more seasons left, and I think we can come back and win one the next two years.”

State 2A boys basketball championship: Green is gold once again ... St. Maries wills its way to first title since 1960
March 7, 2021 1:25 a.m.

State 2A boys basketball championship: Green is gold once again ... St. Maries wills its way to first title since 1960

St. Maries made big plays late for the second time in less than 24 hours, and edged the Ambrose Archers of Meridian 51-50 in the state 2A boys basketball championship game Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center for the Lumberjacks’ first state title since 1960, and second in school history.

State 4A boys basketball: Lakeland without key piece for state
March 4, 2021 1:25 a.m.

State 4A boys basketball: Lakeland without key piece for state

Star forward Skalskiy suspended, but Hawks still have high hopes

Lakeland has never won a state title in boys basketball. But this talented group, despite being shorthanded this week is poised to change all that.

Trio of stars: Post Falls High seniors and three-year starters Alex Horning, Caden McLean and Cole Rutherford are leaving their mark on Trojan basketball history
February 4, 2021 1:30 a.m.

Trio of stars: Post Falls High seniors and three-year starters Alex Horning, Caden McLean and Cole Rutherford are leaving their mark on Trojan basketball history

In the 2016 NCAA championship game, with the score tied in the final seconds, the guard pushed the ball up the floor, dropped the ball off to a trailing teammate just to the right of the top of the 3-point arc. That teammate rose up and buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer. National champs!

When it came to pass ... Pottenger's pass, pick help Coeur d'Alene roll past Lake City
October 17, 2020 1:30 a.m.

When it came to pass ... Pottenger's pass, pick help Coeur d'Alene roll past Lake City

The win by Coeur d'Alene (6-0, 2-0 5A IEL), coupled with the 43-28 victory by Post Falls (5-2, 2-0) at Lewiston, sets up a matchup between the two teams next Friday at Post Falls for the league title.

Special forces: Langley's two big special teams plays help Coeur d'Alene pummel Post Falls
October 3, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Special forces: Langley's two big special teams plays help Coeur d'Alene pummel Post Falls

Post Falls traveled to Coeur d'Alene for a nonleague football game between 5A Inland Empire League rivals that wasn't as close as anticipated.

Lakeside bus struck by unknown 'projectiles'
September 13, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Lakeside bus struck by unknown 'projectiles'

As a Lakeside school bus was leaving Clark Fork, an unknown projectile or projectiles struck the bus, shattering several windows and causing minor scratches and cuts from the glass.

September 6, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Moscow soph Buchanan transferring to Lake City

Sophomore basketball standout Blake Buchanan, son of Idaho volleyball coach and former St. Maries High star Debbie (Martin) Buchanan, is transferring from Moscow to Lake City.

Making up for lost time
September 5, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Making up for lost time

Fast-starting Coeur d'Alene romps past Sandpoint in season opener

Coeur d'Alene started fast and never slowed down in beating Sandpoint in its season opener Friday night.

Lake City holds off Lakeland in opener
August 29, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Lake City holds off Lakeland in opener

Lake City holds off Lakeland in the football season opener for both teams.

Gridiron Guesses: Back for another season of expert (?) analysis
August 28, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Gridiron Guesses: Back for another season of expert (?) analysis

For a fourth season, intrepid Press sports writers take a stab at picking winners of area high school football games.

August 28, 2020 1:10 a.m.

St. Maries teams get OK to start Monday

St. Maries High fall sports teams can now start practicing on Monday, thanks to a decision by the St. Maries School Board on Wednesday night.

PREP SOCCER: Alive and kicking ... Swider leads Coeur d’Alene to win over Post Falls as high school sports return for first time since March
August 22, 2020 1:14 a.m.

PREP SOCCER: Alive and kicking ... Swider leads Coeur d’Alene to win over Post Falls as high school sports return for first time since March

POST FALLS — Due to COVID-19, it’s been a long wait between games for everybody.

Spring is the new fall ... Big Sky pushes all fall sports back to 2021
August 14, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Spring is the new fall ... Big Sky pushes all fall sports back to 2021

Any thoughts Idaho may have had of playing some nonconference football games this fall were officially dashed Thursday.

COVID or not, back to work
August 11, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID or not, back to work

CHS, Lake City football teams begin practices for 2020 season

BIG SKY FOOTBALL KICKOFF: Vandals, Eagles, former Eags and respect
July 25, 2020 1:18 a.m.

BIG SKY FOOTBALL KICKOFF: Vandals, Eagles, former Eags and respect

Idaho senior linebacker Christian Elliss is continuing the Elliss connection in Moscow.

BIG SKY FOOTBALL KICKOFF: COVID-19, social injustice hot topics with coaches
July 24, 2020 1:10 a.m.

BIG SKY FOOTBALL KICKOFF: COVID-19, social injustice hot topics with coaches

They grouped the league’s coaches in pods of three or four for Thursday’s first day of the Big Sky Fooball Kickoff, done virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northern Lakes edges Lums
July 18, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Northern Lakes edges Lums

McDonald throws complete game, drives in winning run

IHSAA to let local school districts decide how to deal with COVID-19 cases
July 17, 2020 1:14 a.m.

IHSAA to let local school districts decide how to deal with COVID-19 cases

52-page guideline released to address return of sports in fall

IEL comes up with ‘Plan B’ football schedule
July 17, 2020 1:10 a.m.

IEL comes up with ‘Plan B’ football schedule

Uncertainty with Washington schools forces adjustments

July 13, 2020 1:02 a.m.

LEGION BASEBALL: Legion shut down in North Idaho, but teams still plan to play as independents

The on-again, off-again American Legion baseball season in North Idaho appears to be off again — this time for good.

July 11, 2020 1:05 a.m.

IEL ADs in scramble mode with fall sports schedules

Winger: It’s likely 5A IEL teams will play each other twice in football — if anybody plays

NIC’s basketball, volleyball, soccer seasons pushed back to early 2021
July 10, 2020 1:14 a.m.

NIC’s basketball, volleyball, soccer seasons pushed back to early 2021

Revised wrestling season remains intact, as does NWAC golf season

July 10, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Governor to let IHSAA handle return of high school sports

Governor Brad Little’s 34-page “framework” for reopening Idaho’s schools this fall contained this lone sentence regarding his suggestion for the possible return of high school sports in Idaho:

June 27, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Positive COVID test led to suspension of Cd’A school district sports activities

Athletes sidelined — again — until at least July 6

Bayley wins, qualifies for his first PGA Tour event
June 26, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Bayley wins, qualifies for his first PGA Tour event

Former Lakeland High, WSU standout nabs spot in Barracuda Championship in late July

NJCAA pushes back  start of wrestling season
June 20, 2020 1:06 a.m.

NJCAA pushes back start of wrestling season

NIC’s first matches will be in January, with nationals in April

Kelly Amos named Timberlake High football coach — again
June 19, 2020 1:16 a.m.

Kelly Amos named Timberlake High football coach — again

Timberlake High has been a successful football program for a good two decades, and many of its coaches have been there for much of that run.

‘Albi’ steps down
June 12, 2020 1:13 a.m.

‘Albi’ steps down

Until the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. earlier this year, Roy Albertson figured he still had a few more years of coaching football ahead of him.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — COEUR d’ALENE HIGH SOFTBALL: Vikings ‘Circle’ the wagons, and state titles followed
June 10, 2020 1:15 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — COEUR d’ALENE HIGH SOFTBALL: Vikings ‘Circle’ the wagons, and state titles followed

In 1998, the Coeur d’Alene Vikings lost their opening game at the state A-1 softball tournament.

Coming full circle
May 30, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Coming full circle

Jon Adams, a 1991 Coeur d’Alene High grad, named Viking boys basketball coach

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Lake City High football — Experienced coaches, weight training, and lots of players
April 29, 2020 1:14 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Lake City High football — Experienced coaches, weight training, and lots of players

Coming off its first state championship in football in 2002, the school’s growing enrollment meant Lake City High had to move up to the 5A classification — one which included the largest schools in the state — the following school year.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Post Falls High wrestling — With help from strong club programs, a powerhouse in the making
April 22, 2020 1:18 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Post Falls High wrestling — With help from strong club programs, a powerhouse in the making

It wasn’t like the cupboard was bare when Pete Reardon took over as head coach of the Post Falls High wrestling program in 2009.

GAMES OVER: IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho, including state tournaments
April 18, 2020 1:10 a.m.

GAMES OVER: IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho, including state tournaments

Like thousands of other high school athletes, Post Falls High senior Katie Fleming was looking forward to the final sports season of her high school career.

April 17, 2020 11:39 a.m.

IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho

The high school spring sports season in Idaho officially ended Friday morning when the Idaho High School Activities Association announced the cancelation of the remainder of the spring sports season, including the upcoming scheduled state tournaments.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Coeur d’Alene High football: From worst to one of the best
April 15, 2020 1:18 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Coeur d’Alene High football: From worst to one of the best

It may be hard to believe now, three state championships and seven total appearances in the state title game later, spanning a 23-year coaching stint.

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now
April 10, 2020 1:15 a.m.

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now

April 9, 2020 1:13 a.m.

PREP ATHLETICS: Leaving the lights on for the seniors

Schools to pay tribute as pandemic halts spring sports

April 7, 2020 1:09 a.m.

State decision likely ends prep sports season

The spring high school sports season in Idaho is likely over, after it barely began.

Post Falls High basketball star Gennett commits to Central Washington
April 3, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Post Falls High basketball star Gennett commits to Central Washington

After a stellar career as a four-year starter for Post Falls High School, you wouldn’t think Colby Gennett had much more to prove on the basketball court.

In midst of coronavirus pandemic, former Lakeland standout Bayley keeping sharp playing on mini tour in Arizona
March 27, 2020 1:16 a.m.

In midst of coronavirus pandemic, former Lakeland standout Bayley keeping sharp playing on mini tour in Arizona

Most of use are encouraged — strongly — to stay at home these days due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In midst of coronavirus outbreak, most local golf courses open — with precautions
March 20, 2020 1:16 a.m.

In midst of coronavirus outbreak, most local golf courses open — with precautions

Golf professionals wear a lot of hats anyway.

Hanna steps down after four seasons as Coeur d’Alene High boys basketball coach
March 14, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Hanna steps down after four seasons as Coeur d’Alene High boys basketball coach

Saying “I don’t want to fight anymore,” Tony Hanna resigned Friday following four seasons as Coeur d’Alene High head boys basketball coach.

STATE 5A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Struck by a Bolt ... Borah star too much for Post Falls in Trojans’ bid for first state title since 2015
March 8, 2020 1:20 a.m.

STATE 5A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Struck by a Bolt ... Borah star too much for Post Falls in Trojans’ bid for first state title since 2015

Borah star too much for Post Falls in Trojans’ bid for first state title since 2015