Lake City and Coeur d’Alene, who tied for the 5A Inland Empire League volleyball title last year, meet for the first time this season on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene High.
Coeur d’Alene, coming off a third-place finish at the 24-team Lakeland Invitational last weekend, is 5-4, 1-0 in the 5A IEL, with a league victory over Post Falls. Coeur d’Alene plays host to Lakeland tonight.
Lake City, which did not play in the Lakeland tourney, is 11-1, 2-0 in league, with league wins at Lewiston and Post Falls. After Tuesday night’s match, Lake City will have three league matches remaining, all at home.
Lake City’s boys soccer team travels to Post Falls on Tuesday. Lake City is 3-2, 2-1 in the 5A IEL. Post Falls is 2-1-3, 1-1-1.
The North Idaho College volleyball team makes its Northwest Athletic Conference debut on Wednesday at home, hosting Columbia Basin in an East Region match at 6 p.m. The Cardinal volleyball program moved to the NWAC this season after some four decades in the NJCAA’s Scenic West Athletic Conference.
NIC’s men’s and women’s soccer teams play at Treasure Valley in Ontario, Ore., on Wednesday. Both Cardinal squads play at home Saturday, the women vs. Blue Mountain, the men vs. Wenatchee Valley.
Local high school football teams are in action Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, starting Thursday with Lakeland facing Rogers at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.
Lake City makes the long trek to eastern Idaho for a Saturday matchup with Hillcrest of Idaho Falls.
An intriguing game on Friday pits Kootenai at Mullan in a 6-man game.
Lakeland’s volleyball team plays host to Sandpoint on Thursday night. Sandpoint won the Silver Division at the Lakeland Invitational last Saturday, beating Lakeland in the semifinals.
Many of the area’s high school cross country teams will gather Saturday at the Coeur d’Alene Invitational at Hayden Canyon.
And area high school swimming teams open their season Saturday at the Icebreaker meet at the Kroc Center.