WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008

Old Spice field finalized

Meant to post this yesterday, but it slipped my mind. We've noted here before that Gonzaga is participating in the Old Spice Classic this Thanksgiving.The rest of the eight-team field has been finalized. The only change from what was already known is that Memphis bowed...

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Washington prep track

In track and field, this is/was the final week of the regular season for everyone but the 2A schools, who don't have a pre-state regional.Read the extended entry for notes and area leaders.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008

Chiefs win Western Conference title

How the West was won in 2008 will always be remembered as one of the great hockey playoff series in Spokane Chiefs history.It very well could have been one of the most disappointing, but the Chiefs did it. Now it's on to the Western Hockey...

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WSU, EWU tennis teams in NCAA tourney

For the first time in its history, the Eastern Washington men's tennis team has earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. And 80 miles south, the Washington State women celebrated Tuesday as they were selected as one of 64 teams in the women's tennis tournament.The...

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GU recruit's coach headed to Idaho

Idaho went north of the border to hire Jamie Oei, the head coach at Douglas College, as an assistant coach. Oei joins Mike Burns and Mike Score on new head coach Don Verlin's staff.Oei coached Bol Kong, a talented guard who is high on Gonzaga's...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008

Showdown week in GSL baseball

Three games remain in Greater Spokane League baseball and there still is unfinished business to attend to.Tomorrow’s University at Mead (both 15-2) outcome may not officially determine a league champion, but it will assure the winner a first-round District 8 bye and spot in the...

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Andy Roof arrested in assault

COUGARSUPDATED 4:20 p.m.Sorry I wasn't able to update until this afternoon. I spent all morning with the WSU rowing team at the Snake River.The saga of Cougars defensive tackle Andy Roof continues. I like to call it the rise and fall and rise and fall...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008

Chiefs have opportunity to close out tomorrow

The Spokane Chiefs are one win away from advancing to the Western Hockey League championship. If they can defeat the Tri-City Americans at the Arena tomorrow night, they will meet the Lethbridge Hurricanes in a best-of-7 series with a berth to the Memorial Cup on...

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Vobora goes to Rams with last pick

Ex-University of Idaho linebacker David Vobora has a new nickname: Mr Irrelevant. He probably hopes it doesn't last long.Vobora became the 33rd player to become known as 'Mr. Irrelevant,' the moniker given to the last player chosen in the NFL draft. St. Louis, coached by...

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Shock game stories

As promised, here's the game story from Spokane's 42-40 win over Central Valley on Saturday night. Click here for S-R report and here for article from Fresno Bee.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2008

Shock hang on, edge Central Valley

No. 2-ranked Spokane remained unbeaten with a 42-40 victory over division rival Central Valley on Saturday night at Selland Arena in Fresno.Spokane improved to 4-0 overall, 3-0 within the West Division. The Shock are 3-0 on the road. No. 10 Central Valley, 0-5 vs. Spokane...

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Chiefs looking to regain series lead

The Spokane Chiefs are in Kennewick tonight for Game 5 of their Western Conference championship series against the Tri-City Americans. The game - set to begin at 7:35 p.m. - will be televised live on Comcast channel 78. Here's the game advance I wrote, which...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008

More thoughts on regional changes

There were some interesting comments from bloggers about the changes forthcoming in the Greater Spokane League-Big Nine regional playoffs, prompting this forum to provide for more discussion and some thoughts:

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008

Change to GSL disadvantage

With the Big Nine League eventually having 12 4A schools and the Greater Spokane League dropping to six, the route to state tournaments became more taxing.Columbia Basin schools, who earlier this year forced three from Kennewick to opt up to 4A now have used the...

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Only die-hard Cougar fans should read on

COUGARSThere is nothing major on the slate this morning, but I have run down a few interesting tidbits for your Thursday morning – water-cooler-type news if you will. So get ready to dazzle your friends with your knowledge of Cougar athletics.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008


NC, Mt. Spokane vie for No. 1 in 3A baseball

North Central's baseball team has been something of an enigma to coach Scott Harmon this year, a veteran team that hasn't had much luck.Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Mt. Spokane in a game between GSL 3A schools vying for a top seed in sub-regional was another...

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Shock notebook

The Shock are back at work after a bye week. They take on Central Valley on Saturday in Fresno.Click below for an unedited notebook that will run in Thursday's S-R. And come back within the half hour for some other notes that didn't make the...

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Spring wrapup

Spring football wrapped up at the University of Idaho last Friday with the annual Silver and Gold game.It’s time to clean out the spring football notebook. Click the tab below to find some notes that I couldn’t get into my spring game story.UPDATE: Idaho coach...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008

Seahawks cut Alexander

Some pretty big news out of Seattle, with the Seahawks releasing all-time leading rusher Shaun Alexander, 30.For more, check out the Seattle Times' story, this P-I piece and this one from the Associated Press.

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