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The Deer Park wrestling team, bolstered by five forfeit wins, defeated Orting 46-33 on Friday in the first match of the year for both Class 2A powers.
The Stags, runners-up at last seasonâ€™s state championship, jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks to a 9-1 win by defending state champion Joe Grable over Michael Moniz, another Mat Classic veteran, in the 152-pound match-up and a first period pin by 171-pound Jason Aebischer.
Riversideâ€™s Sydney Spray and Nina Abdanur were named to the All-Northeast A League volleyball team in voting by conference coaches.
The pair were joined in the first team by Brooke Riddle and Hayley Damon, both of Freeman; Sydney Johnson and Jessica Schmautz, both of Lakeside and Hadley Stratton of Newport.
The second-team featured Katie Vold and Josie Schultz, both of Freeman; Cami Tinsler of Medical Lake, Lexie Watkins of Lakeside; and Kailey Ralston of Newport.
The Deer Park volleyball team clinched a District VII tournament berth with a 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 win over West Valley on Tuesday.
The win boosted the Lady Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 3-7 and eliminated the winless Eagles from any postseason action.
â€śThey gave us a real good match,â€ť said Deer Park head coach Jack Wood on the Eaglesâ€™ effort.
The Deer Park Stags travel to Cheney for a 7 p.m. game on Friday in a battle of two teams searching for their first Great Northern League win.
The Stags fell to 0-2 (1-5 overall) in the GNL last Friday with an 18-7 loss to West Valley. The Blackhawks also sport a 0-2 GNL mark (4-2 overall) with their 30-0 loss to East Valley last week.
The Blackhawksâ€™ attack is led by the running back Austin Kline and quarterback Andrew Graham.
The teams have only one common opponent. Cheney defeated Lakeland 27-9 a week before the Hawks thumped the Stags 51-0.
The Riverside Rams will complete the non-league portion of their football schedule when they travel to Kellogg for a 7 p.m. game on Friday.
A win would ensure the Rams (4-2) a winning season with a win.
The Wildcats (1-5) are coming off a 39-20 loss to Priest River in a game where Spartan quarterback Jimmy Hock threw six touchdown passes.
Kelloggâ€™s lone win came on Sept. 27 when they defeated St. Maries 19-12. The win came four weeks after St. Maries defeated the Wildcats 48-7.
The Deer Park Stags return home for the first time in three weeks with hopes of ending a four-game losing streak, the longest such skein in seven years.
The Stags (0-1 in Great Northern League play and 1-4 overall) play host to West Valley (1-1, 2-3) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Eagles, coming off a 32-14 win over Clarkston, rely maining on the running game of sophomore tandem Zeck Herford and Tevin Duke.
Quarterback Austin Leeâ€™s passing arm has emerged in the past couple of weeks.
The Riverside Rams hope to get back on the winning track when they entertain Newport 7 p.m. Friday in the annual homecoming game.
The Rams (2-1 in the Northeast A League and 3-2 overall) are coming off a 34-0 loss to Freeman while the Grizzles (0-2, 3-2) outlasted the Lake City junior varsity squad 49-33 on Oct. 4.
The Riverside Rams, riding a three-game winning streak, will face its toughest opponent so far when they travel to Freeman for a 7 p.m. game on Friday.
The Scotties (1-0 in Northeast A League play and 4-0 overall) are the consensus pick to the win the league title. So far, the Scotties have outscored their opponents, including to Class 2A schools 143-12.
Freeman is coming off a 42-0 win over Newport last week. It was the Scotties second straight shutout.
The Freeman attack is led by quarterback Preston Hoppman and the running back tandem of Max Laib and Markus Goldbach.
The Deer Park Stags will have to find a way to slow down the home-standing Pullman Greyhounds in their Great Northern League opener on Friday.
The Greyhounds, which opened their GNL season last week with a come-from-behind 29-26 win over Cheney, are averaging more than 31 points per game.
The only blemish on their 3-1 season is a 40-14 loss to Freeman in week two.
Pullman is led by quarterback Mason Petrino and wide receiver David Ungerer.
The Stags (1-3) are hoping to avoid a four-game losing streak, which would be the longest since the 2006 season.
The Riverside Rams and Medical Lake Cardinals, both 1-0 after the first week of Northeast A League play, will meet 7 p.m. Friday at RHS.
The Rams used a strong defensive effort in the second half to get by the Kettle Bulldogs 27-21 last week. The Cardinals used an offensive explosion in the second half to past Newport 35-20 on Sept. 20.
Jacob Collins rushed for 150 yards in the win against KF. It was his second straight 100-plus yard effort on the ground.
The Cardinals also feature a workhorse in the backfield. Fullback Jackson Tappero accounted for 202 total yards against Newport.