August 11, 2022

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Prep notebook: Geoff Arte replaces father Mike Arte as girls basketball coach at Gonzaga Prep

Gonzaga Prep hired Geoff Arte as girls basketball mentor for the 2022-23 season, the faculty introduced on June 1. He replaces his father, Mike Arte, who coached the Bullpups for 34 a long time in advance of asserting his coaching retirement at the stop of last year.

Geoff Arte brings a wealth of coaching encounter to Gonzaga Prep from Central Valley, where by he was the performing varsity boys basketball head mentor, the recent varsity head mentor for boys cross country and girls monitor and industry, and beforehand served as an assistant coach for ladies basketball and girls cross place.

Arte garnered recognition as Increased Spokane League Coach of the Yr for monitor and industry a few moments and led the workforce to 8 GSL titles. As performing boys basketball head mentor, he led the group to the State 4A event in 2022.

“I am energized to return to Gonzaga Prep. It was 1 of the most transformative communities in my lifetime and I glance forward to the possibility to deliver all those exact same ordeals to college students now,” Arte, a 2000 graduate of Gonzaga Prep, mentioned in a statement prepared by the school.

Sprinters to nationals

Rogers senior Anthony Dearfield and junior Ellabelle Taylor have been invited to the Nike Outside Championship keep track of and area satisfy June 17-19 at Hayward Subject at the College of Oregon.

Taylor placed 2nd at the Point out 2A keep track of meet in the 100-meter sprint and sixth in the 200.

Dearfield was the 2A regional champ in the 100 and 200 but did not take part at the state meet up with owing to personal injury.

All-state girls basketball

The 25th once-a-year Washington/North Idaho women all-point out basketball online games will be held June 18 at HUB Sports Centre in Liberty Lake.

Various GSL gamers have been selected for the 3A/2A rosters, together with sophomore Teryn Gardner and senior Haley Burns from Mead College junior Eliannah Ramirez West Valley sophomore Chloe DeHaro Shadle Park junior Kyleigh Archer and Clarkston sophomore Kendall Wallace.

Coeur d’Alene junior Madison Symons, who a short while ago dedicated to Wyoming, is scheduled to take part, as is Post Falls junior Capri Sims and Lake Town sophomore Sophia Zufelt.

Idaho adopts shot clock

The Idaho Superior University Functions Affiliation finalized approval of a shot clock for boys and girls basketball in a unanimous vote at the IHSSA board of administrators assembly Wednesday.

Leagues can begin utilizing a 35-second shot clock for frequent-year and district match games as early as this year. The transform will go into outcome at the state tournaments for the 2023-24 season.

Washington adopted a shot clock for boys in 2009 and girls have made use of a clock considering the fact that 1974. Utah and Montana are also instituting a clock for subsequent season. Idaho will become the 18th state association to adopt a shot clock.

Scholastic awards

The Washington Interscholastic Actions Association (WIAA) introduced the 2021-22 Scholastic Cup Champions and two area educational facilities were being identified.

The yearlong opposition acknowledges the leading college in each and every of the 6 WIAA classifications dependent on tutorial, athletic and sportsmanship excellence. Details are awarded by a school’s end in each of the WIAA/Gesa Condition Championships and Educational Condition Championships.

Pullman amassed 1,735 details, which set a record at the 2A classification and ranks 10th on the all-time list.

The Greyhounds had been buoyed by a first-place end in girls swimming and diving and five runner-up finishes. Pullman took property academic championships in fastpitch softball and boys tennis.

St. George’s tallied three 2B academic championships in girls cross country along with boys and women tennis. The Dragons women monitor group gained an athletic championship to go with a 2nd-place end in boys golfing and a third-location complete in girls cross nation.

Other notable finishes: 4A: Gonzaga Prep (3rd), Central Valley (eighth). 3A: Mead (fifth), Mt. Spokane (seventh), 1A: Lakeside (eighth). 2B: Colfax (fifth), Davenport (sixth), Liberty (seventh), Chewelah (10th). 1B: Almira/Coulee-Hartline (fourth), Odessa (fifth), Oakesdale (eighth).