The Kennewick Lions learned a great lesson about the Greater Spokane League last year.
After beating Mt. Spokane handily in a regional opener in Spokane, the Wildcats turned around and knocked Kennewick out at Lampson Stadium, ending the Lions’ season.
The lesson: Don’t take the GSL for granted.
That’s why Kennewick coach Brian Gochoel won’t let the Lions (13-3) get a big head about facing North Central (1-10) in the 3A District 5/8 regional tournament at 5 p.m. today at Lampson Stadium.
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“They work hard and get numbers behind the ball,” Gochoel said. “We need to finish the opportunities we create. If not, all bets are off, and it’ll be a dogfight.”
Mt. Spokane (6-8) at Hanford (11-6), 5 p.m.: The Falcons missed a chance to win an MCC title, but they’re still hungry for a deep postseason run.
Kamiakin (9-6) vs. University (6-8), at Spokane Falls CC, 7 p.m.: Upstart Braves have won four in a row.
Sunnyside at Shadle Park (7-10), Spokane Falls CC, 5 p.m.
Ferris (11-4) at Richland (10-5), 6 p.m.: Bombers are looking for first trip to state since 2003.
Lewis & Clark (13-5) at Walla Walla (3-11), 6 p.m.
: Nobody said you needed a winning record to reach state. The Blue Devils were a tough check this year.