The Defending state champion boys fell short by one point to a strong Mt. Spokane boys team in the varsity race. Winning is easy...you feel good when you win and the team is happy. But handling adversity and a setback is where the character of a true champion emerges. The JV dominated the race, taking the top 13 places, with 10 Bears under 18 minutes on the tough 5,000 meter course. The Bears will travel to Yakima to race the Sunfair Invitational on Saturday, then dig in for a solid week of training next week.