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FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008

Zags, Huskies clash in Seattle 

Time for a renewal of the short, but thoroughly entertaining series between Gonzaga and Connecticut. The teams will tangle at 1 p.m. Saturday in KeyArena as Gonzaga tries to snap a two-game losing streak (Nevada, Tennessee) in the Battle in Seattle.They've met three times. Gonzaga...

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For a good cause

Spokane Shock player Devon Parks called to say that he and a few other players will be gift wrapping at Northtown Mall (near the inside entrance to Barnes & Noble) Saturday, Dec. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for approximately an hour. They're doing it to...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

Eags fall at home to Missouri-KC  

Eastern Washington University's men's basketball team loss at home for the first time this season Thursday night, falling to undersized Missouri-Kansas City 68-61.It wasn't a great night for the Eagles -- or the media assigned to cover them. I missed the game because of the...

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Eags' Peach wins Buchanan Award in runaway 

As promised, I've posted an unedited version of the story on EWU's Greg Peach having won the 2008 Buchanan Award below.And I've also included this link to the press release supplied by the Big Sky Conference office, and this link to a slideshow of the...

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Gonzaga routs Tigers

Gonzaga improved to 8-1 with an 84-42 win over Texas Southern on Thursday.The Bulldogs had four players reach double figures -- Josh Heytvelt 21, Micah Downs 14, Matt Bouldin 11 and Austin Daye 10. Jeremy Pargo had eight assists, four rebounds and four points.Texas Southern...

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EWU's Peach earns Buchanan

Eastern Washington Greg Peach, a senior defensive end out of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, was honored Thursday night in Chattanooga, Tenn., as the recipient of the Buck Buchanan Award given annually to the nation's top defensive player in teh NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.This is...

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Zags up big at half

Gonzaga opened up a big first-half lead, 53-19, over Texas Southern by knocking down nine 3-pointers and shooting 65 percent from the field.Josh Heytvelt, limited to six points in Sunday's loss to Arizona, scored 15 points. Micah Downs and Matt Bouldin each had 11. Bouldin...

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TV dinner, Zags

I figured I was in trouble when I tried to drive, what, five miles to my office in Coeur d'Alene earlier this afternoon. I got stuck at the base of the hill (less than a quarter-mile from my house) and again 50 yards from the...

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Davila returning to Shock

Quarterback Nick Davila, who led Spokane to the 2008 af2 title game, is back with the Shock. Davila, who set a franchise record with 66 touchdown passes, took the starting job from Jason Murrietta about a month into the regular season. He's the sixth member...

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Game still on, more notes 

Despite the record snowfall and GU canceling classes today, the Gonzaga-Texas Southern game is still on for 6 p.m. The Tigers arrived at 1:30 Wednesday morning, according to coach Tony Harvey, whom I met in the lobby of the MAC on Wednesday afternoon while many...

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Foliaki, Jackson back with Shock

Spokane continued to restock on veterans from its 2008 team, signing LB Lee Foliaki and K Brian Jackson, as well as Patrick Schwenke, an offensive lineman who played at West Texas A&M. As many as 10-12 Shock players, including Foliaki and Jackson, figured to get...

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Snowed under, but not by WSU news 

UPDATED: 12:40 P.M. Let's have a vote. How many of you think I'm going to make it from Spokane to Pullman today? I'll give you a hint: I'm not sure I can make it out of the neighborhood, because the snow in the street is,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008

Zags finally return home 

My first post on the new Web site so hopefully this goes without a hitch. Media day earlier Wednesday and after snowmobiling home, I put together a notebook. The unedited version is below.

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All-Idaho football teams

The Idaho Statesman newspaper in Boise published its 2008 All-Idaho Football Team Sunday. Lake City senior linebacker Jared Heston was a first-team pick at linebacker. You can link here and check out each team.

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Revised thoughts on GSL boys 

After watching the first few games of the Greater Spokane League boys basketball season, I'm tending to re-think my pre-season predictions. Nothing has made me change my mind about Gonzaga Prep as No. 1 and despite last night's score, I'm not bailing on Shadle Park.

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Eags back in action at home on Thursday

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to action on Thursday night, hosting Missouri-Kansas City in a non-conference game that tips off at Reese Court at 7:05.You can read more details here, and check out how M-KC did in its last game here.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2008

Idaho preps

If we survive the bitter cold this week, there are a couple of entertaining athletic events this weekend.The annual Fight for the Fish spirit doubleheader between the Coeur d'Alene and Lake City boys and girls basketball teams is Friday at Lake City. The girls tip...

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Jon Knight honored by DyeStat

North Central cross country coach Jon Knight was named DyeState Eastbay coach of the week.Here's a link to the story in Knight for his accomplishment in building a three-time state champion.The recognition is well deserved.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 14, 2008

Gonzaga falls to Arizona

Arizona handed Gonzaga its first defeat of the season, breaking from a 62-62 tie by scoring seven of the last nine points for a 69-64 victory.Fourth-ranked Gonzaga (7-1) was led by Austin Daye's 22 points. Jordan Hill, who had four points in UA's final spurt,...

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Eags fall to Hawaii

The addition of Adris DeLeon and Chris Busch to Eastern Washington rotation did not translate into victory for the Eagles, who lost at Hawaii on Saturday night.You can read the game story that was put together for Sunday morning's S-R here; you can see what...

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