NICS is one of the founding members of the Mountain Christian League. The league was formed in 1999 by like-minded private schools in Idaho and Washington. Currently, there are 11 schools in the league participating in volleyball, soccer, and basketball. You are welcome to visit the league’s website for more information about the members and the league.

Winter / Spring Sports

Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball – Coach Jerry Bittner is back for his 9th year as head coach. This year he will be assisted by Madison Canale. Under Jerry’s leadership, the girls’ varsity has excelled in the Mountain Christian League. The team has been first place in league six of the past 9 years and either 2nd or 3rd the other three. In addition, they have won the end of year MCL Championship Tournament 5 times during the 9-year run. The 2014 tournament saw them capture 3rd place. The junior varsity has 10 games scheduled this year giving them valuable playing time.

Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball –Head Coach Nate Baughman and Assistant/JV coach James Noel will be returning for their 5th season. They are very excited about this coming season. This past season they were 2nd place in both league play and the end of season tourney. They played an excellent championship game during the MCL Championship tourney providing Oaks with the most competitive game they had the entire season. The Junior Varsity under James had a record of 13-2. For the first time in MCL history.  There will be an MCL Junior Varsity Championship Tournament, January 23-24.

Junior High Basketball – This year’s season runs from the end of January to the end of mid-April. NICS will have both girls and boys teams. Coach Bittner coaches the girls and Coach Tom Lassan coaches the boys. This past season the teams competed in the new Mountain Christian League Junior High Program. In addition 6 local teams, Oaks was added to the schedule. This coming season Christian Heritage and Classical Christian School in Post Falls will be joining the league. Tom led the boys 2nd place in league play and 2nd place in the Championship Tournament.

 Elementary Basketball – NICS has had a girls’ team in the Post Falls Parks and Rec league for the past few years. Jerry Bittner has organized this team and this past year turned the coaching over to Jeremy Brennan who will continue to coach the girls in the upcoming season. In addition, there will also be a boys’ team coached by our Junior High coach, Tom Lassan. The NICS 5th and 6th-grade boys are looking forward to being able to play ball as an NICS team.