MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007

This Monday is not mine

MONDAY MORNING NEWSThis may be all I'm posting today, as I'm off to do my civic duty – think a really bad Pauley Shore movie, though, is there any other kind?Anyhow, I have to be across the river soon, so here's a couple of links...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

A couple Eagles fly during scrimmage

COLLEGESThe Eastern Eagles have another week left of spring football, but, as Dave Trimmer writes, a couple of players have really caught the coaching staff's attention.The Eagles will practice this week, then end the spring with the annual spring game next Saturday.• Washington's spring practice...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007

Weaver's first inning was an ERA-buster

NEWSJust a couple of things. The Shock are ahead of Stockton 37-34 at the end of three.And Jeff Weaver faced nine batters, got one out and six scored (only because Sean White came in and doused the flames), in the first inning. The M's are...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007

Winning streak lifts M's back to .500

MARINERSFour in a row. After six in a row in the loss column, the four consecutive wins brings the M's back to .500 at 9-9. It's not pennant-winning stuff but it's a step in the right direction.And, as Jack just said, it was nice to...

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Off to Seattle

MARINERSAfter Jack and I get to Seattle this afternoon, I'll check in with news and notes. For example, did you know I was in third place in my Rotisserie league? Now that's news you can use.Actually, I'll post before heading over to Safeco and after...

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Elisara to put shot then put in time on d-line

COLLEGESFormer Ferris standout Cameron Elisara is battling this spring for a job on the defensive line at the University of Washington as a redshirt freshman.But the former state shot put champion already has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional in track, thanks a...

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Daugherty is buying what Bennett was selling

COUGARS, VANDALSThe newest Cougar basketball coach is moving into a house with a history. A short history, but one with roots.New women's basketball coach June Daugherty is buying Dick Bennett's house in Pullman. A solid house, with a deep Midwestern foundation, we presume.Now Cougar fans...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

Idaho goes 2-1 Wednesday

COLLEGE SPORTSThe revolving door that is Idaho basketball spun a little more yesterday, with two players coming in – including former Cougar Mac Hopson – and one leaving – David Jackson. Jim Meehan had the news on his blog and in this story.• The Idaho...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007

Just what is it with the draft?

NFLI don't get it. What am I missing?All I hear all day long on ESPN and sports radio is the NFL draft this, the NFL draft that.Who is going where? Who is the best player? Why is Al Davis such an idiot?It's just a draft...

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Badgers already thinking about WSU

COUGAR FOOTBALLTwo subjects to cover here.The first is the Cougars' opening opponent next season: The University of Wisconsin. The Badgers expect WSU to offer a stern test to their defense.The next has to do with the draft, with Jason Hill and Mkristo Bruce listed here...

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This season has been all wet

MARINERSRemember that old ditty you may have sung as a child? Rain, rain, go away; come again some other day.Well the M's need to revise it a little. Rain, rain, go away … and don't ever come back!The M's lost their sixth game (it is...

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Stuckey ready to announce plans

EAGLES • UPDATED 1:30 P.M.UPDATE: Nothing on Stuckey yet, but guard Michael Taylor has decided to leave EWU. I heard rumblings about Taylor transferring weeks ago, but couldn't get it confirmed. Tayor's father, Tim, confirmed the news to Dave Trimmer today and Dave has the...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007

M's lose sixth game to bad weather

MARINERSAnother washout.The M's game with Texas today was rained out and no makeup date has been set. As a matter of fact, no makeup dates have been set for the Cleveland games yet either. Wonder when that's coming down?Seattle moves on to Oakland for a...

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A different focus for budget cuts

PREPSIt seems the battle to save ninth-grade sports in the Spokane Public Schools has been won.Now there may be one ahead to save gymnastics and golf.According to multiple sources within the school district, administrators were surprised to discover how many high school ninth graders participate...

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2007

David Halberstam killed in crash

NEWS • UPDATED: 7:45 A.M.; 9:10 A.M. TUESDAYOne of the great writers of our time, David Halberstam, was killed today in an automobile accident in Northern California.I don't know how many of you are aficionados of historical non-fiction, but I am and there wasn't a...

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Morrison faces important off-season

MORRISON WATCHWith his first year in the NBA complete, expect to see Adam Morrison in Spokane soon as he prepares for probably the most important off-season of his NBA career.Like most rookies, Morrison discovered the tough nature of the NBA – physically and mentally. This...

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As M's sink, questions arise about future

MARINERS • UPDATED 3 P.M.Remember that off-season term, the hot seat? Well, after a three-game sweep at home by Minnesota and a three-game sweep on the road at Anaheim – with the quick hook of the 8.3 million-dollar-man Jeff Weaver to boot – Mike Hargrove...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007

Deja vu needs to be out of view

MARINERSBeing that it's Sunday, and being that Saturday night's game was a lot like the last four and last year and the year before that and the year before that, we're not going to go into a lot of deep analysis.This crud has to stop.It's...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007

Shock routs Lubbock to break losing streak

SHOCKSpokane snapped its two-game losing streak in style Saturday with a 63-26 blasting of an overmatched Lubbock Renegade team.Here's the link to the game story.As I said before the game, I kept on eye on the Shock defense and its tackling. As far as I...

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Three in a row isn't what the Shock wants

SHOCKFor the first time in the franchise's history, the Shock will be trying to avoid a three-game losing streak tonight (5; KHQ-6; 105.7-FM).Jessica Brown covered the buildup to tonight's contest with this preview. In there coach Adam Shackleford pointed out the Shock missed, by his...

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Knights move closer to title

PREPSThe third consecutive Greater Spokane League soccer title is within East Valley's sites after the Knights shut out Mead 3-0 Friday.Or should we say the title is headed their way? After all EV scored two goals with headers and Cole Abramson has three headers for...

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There's a buzz around WSU

COUGARSAs we promised yesterday, here's a link to Glenn Kasses' story concerning June Daugherty's hire. Don' forget, you can listen to the entire press conference, dividing into segments, on this post below. And there will be more on Glenn's blog.Also, John Blanchette weighed in on...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007

Long-time Whit record falls

COLLEGE SPORTSFor 42 years, Loren McKnight's record in the 800 meters had graced Whitworth's track record book, challenged but never passed.Until Brandon Howell came along. The redshirt sophomore from Clarkston High ran a 1 minute, 51.34 seconds in the college's Sam Adams Classic to shave...

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