Prep Notebook: Spokane Sports Announces Indoor Athletics Invitation for High School | High school sports
Spokane Sports announced a new indoor athletics meeting on Thursday, scheduled for January 16, 2022.
The Spokane High School Invitational, presented by Idaho Central Credit Union, is the first opportunity for high school athletes to compete at Spokane’s newest sports facility, The Podium. The facility has the only 200-meter-long indoor running track with a hydraulic embankment in the western United States and is scheduled to open in autumn 2021.
Indoor athletics is not an officially recognized sport by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. This gathering is expected to attract hundreds of club and independent high school age athletes from grades 9-12 from across the Pacific Northwest.
The Spokane High School Invitational concludes a full weekend of indoor track and field competitions on the podium. The Cougar Classic, co-hosted by Washington State University and Spokane Sports, will be held January 14-15, while high schoolers will make their debut at the facility this Sunday.
Volleyball poll published
The Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association’s first survey was released this week and recognized several teams from the area.
The best team in the Greater Spokane League was the two-time defending champion of State 3A, Mt. Spokane, who was unsurprisingly number 1 in 3A. The Wildcats start this season after a 3-0 start Downing Post Falls (9-3) in four sentences Wednesday night in a non-league game.
Mead received votes in 3A, among others, while Pullman took sixth place in 2A.
1A: (1) Freeman, (10) Colville. 2 B: (2) Colfax, (6) Liberty, (8) Northwest Christian. 1B: (1) Oakesdale, (2) Almira / Coulee-Hartline, (3) Odessa, (4) Pomeroy, (5) St. John-Endicott / LaCrosse.
Volleyball for healing
Coeur d’Alene Volleyball welcomes Post Falls for their annual Volleyball for the Cure game at Coeur d’Alene High School on Tuesday. Playing times are at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and Uni at 7 a.m.
There will be lots of great raffle items and the proceeds will go to the Inland NW ACCO (American Childhood Cancer Organization).